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    Was looking up something online and run across some cool shots. 16807437576822728330051900443984.jpg 16807440510334743966479494558930.jpg 16807440301941959692880206358484.jpg 16807435754996484752402340342707.jpg 16806944697188140837531736801258~2.jpg 16807440975161190627852827141898.jpg 168074360720685731061976423235.jpg
     
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    Don't have the image, but I still have the stories . . .

    Colton was always the innovator . . .

    For a while, anyone that set a class record was a "national record holder", too.
    (They were the only strip to run 3/16 of a mile as they shortened the race length because of safety concerns of their short strip.)

    And now for more innovation . . . they switched to night drags and had one "Kleig (sp?) spotlight pointing down the strip off to the left of the starting line. If the guy in the left lane was losing by quite a margin, he'd block the light for the guy in the right lane. Cleaver, huh?
     
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    I met Ed Renck at the Nugget parking lot, had a great visit.
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  11. Some photos taken at the 'Goleta Drags' in Santa Barbara 1949.

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    take a look at latest issue (06/23) of Hot Rod Magazine 20230411_130804.jpg
     
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  23. Greg Spurr’s A/D at Sanford, Maine that went on to be my first ride, John Watson’s B/C Fiat 9735C3F0-0920-48F7-82A5-FB589D65DB6D.jpeg 326743B9-68B7-455E-BC5A-90AA591117B4.jpeg
     
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    rounthwaite dragster GMC montgomery.jpg
    Bob Rounthwaite and Tom McLaughlin ran this GMC powered dragster..Don Montgomery photo
    arnett studebaker sonka.jpg
    Joaquin Arnette tried a Studebaker powered dragster

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    Art Arfons, looks like the '56 NHRA Nationals. This car was once in the NASCAR museum at Talladega, maybe still there?


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    Motor in Jim Miles fuel coupe...Doug Peterson photo

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    Saugus

    lakewood Santa Ana Drags 150.jpg
    Bob Alsenz leaves the Santa Ana starting line...former Bean Bandits car, running out of Lakewood Auto Parts, with Clarke Cagle's Ardun. Manuel Coehlo's twin flathead dragster with 4-wheel drive is at top right, with Fritz Voigt's dragster in the middle, with a gas Chrysler. C.J. Hart with the flag.

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    Norm Catton's roadster, at the second meeting of the first NHRA Nationals, this one at Phoenix after the Great Bend meet got rained out. NHRA Photo.

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    Carl Stone at Caddo Mills. Possibly a Connell Miller photo?

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    Shinoda and Powers, first NHRA Nationals. Larry Shinoda teamed up with Dave Powers, whose Ardun powered the car to a class win. "A/H" meant A Hot Roadster. Karl Knecht photo
     
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