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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by earon1964, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. jozw30
    Joined: Aug 6, 2010
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    from Arizona

    Didn't see anyone mention Lou Sattlemaier.....?
     

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  2. Trichop
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
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    Yep...knew them both
    Dick Vest had the world's fastest Small block dragster ,at one time
    How about Labe Garaino?
    Both Labe and Dick's pictures are hanging at Don Garlits museum last I remember
    I was working at "Dave Reids speed shop" at the time after High School
    Remember Dave Reid's D/gas 57 Chevy convert called "Motivation?"
     
  3. biscaynes
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    anyone? :rolleyes:
     
  4. gasser john
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    I believe they called the car "The Green Monster".I saw it at Brookgate shopping center in around 1970-71 i think.
     
  5. Trichop
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    from Eaton,Ohio

    One of the
    Green MOnsters" is the car Dave Cory was killed in
    Dave was one of the Older guys in High school,I looked up to

    "
    Dave Corey <!-- ParagraphTitleEnd -->
    <!-- ParagraphBodyStart -->Born: January 6, 1946
    Died: August 21, 1972

    Buried:
    Age: 26
    Full Name: David L. Corey

    Nickname:
    Drag Strip: Puyallup Raceway Park, Washington

    Event: Northwest Top Fuel Championships
    Accident Date: about August 19, 1972
    Car: jet dragster

    Biographical: There were four exhibition jet cars on the program. He was racing Roger Gustin when his parachute ripped off in the lights and he crashed into a tree. He suffered a broken arm and leg, but died at Good Samaritan Hospital after developing a blood clot in his lung. He was from Dayton, Ohio (although some reports said he was from York, Pennsylvania). Although he was the driver for Art Arfons "Malco Monster" J-46 Westinghouse-powered jet dragster, it was reported that he was driving a different car at the time of his accident.


    1971 100 0.000 0.00 David Corey Malco Monster J46 West 71 Arfons JD Dayton
     
  6. chevy3755
    Joined: Feb 6, 2006
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    Arfons shop was in Akron......used to go by the place as a kid ......place looked like a junk yard......a high preformance junk yard
     
  7. R W Ohio
    Joined: Dec 24, 2011
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    from Ohio

    This is a picture of Jan Riedel from Indy, 1970
     

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  8. gil02
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    from Dayton, OH

    Dick actually had two 23 t buckets before he passed. there was an orange one with a single carb and a purple one he had sold to Bill stepp and repurchased in about 1985, this one had a blower. He also had a burgandy 67' Camaro with a tunnel ram and was tubbed out. He was a great guy. I Believe he actually passed in 1988. Also i beleive his daughter Vicki did sell the tbucket quite a few years ago.
     
  9. jjflash67
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
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    from Ohio

    Can't believe nobody mentioned Sam Gellner. He had a few gassers back in the day and still has a shop in Parma.
     
  10. c57heaven
    Joined: Feb 22, 2008
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    Gellner did the engine in my 55. Shop is still there on Brookpark road.
     
  11. JC Sparks
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    Pat Dakin still runs a Top Fuel car down near Dayton, Bob Gottschalk BB/FC. Dick Titsworth BB/FC, Johnny Davis (works with Head). Dave Webber, Bill Goudreau AA/FD. Butch Osmon, And of course JC Sparks. Wait, I'm not famous, I'm notorious.
     
  12. lou was the man.
    a good racer
    and a great human being.
     
  13. 1lowbuckrodder
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
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    how bout dave n phil sebring with the a/fc 'tree city shaker' ????????kent oh,,, anypics?? i didnt see otie smith of akron
     
  14. nick iarussi and godzilla.
    a great drag racer and super nice guy that would give you the shirt off his back.
    he also still builds the baddest powerglides out there
    "godzilla glides"
    he'll be at the gasser meet at thompson june 1 &2 with the car
     

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  15. nitro1
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    from ohio

    you should call the jegs and tell them they have been looking for one of there dads old funny cars
     
  16. nitro1
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    from ohio

    It looks like Larry Janney
     
  17. nitro1
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    This was Taken inside the Rod Shop in Columbus Ohio
     
  18. TwistedVisionz
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    I own the Willy's Wagon Clyde Sutton raced in the 1967 Nationals at Indy, and was wondering if anybody knows of any cars for sale that these guys used to race
     
  19. mustang6147
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    Gellner did my engine as well... The son runs the place now, his dad is still around. They do alot with motor cycles.

    Last time I went by Art Arphonses place it still had a sign, Home of the Green Monster. That was 3 years ago. To my klnowledge its still there.

    If any one remember Strayer. He ran The prostock 57 chevy under the name UNK. He is still around as well.

    And last Roger LaTampa ran with ARt Arphons back in the day from Akron. I am always looking for pics of his Anglia, and other cars. His son has his original Vette. from the late 50's
     
  20. Bert Kollar
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    I have to throw in Pete Orner from Orner Automotive NHRA AAltered winner in Indianaoplis
     
  21. Billmay
    Joined: Sep 22, 2009
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    Gordon Collet from Portsmouth, Ohio Dragster
     
  22. keef59
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    1964 Akron Ohio phonebook.
     

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  23. Wildman1
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    Man, I miss Otie's in Kenmore - back in the day it was one of many speed shops in the Akron area
     
  24. Wildman1
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    Norm

    Actually the Arfons Bros were in the Akron area, with their Green Monster!
     
  25. Wildman1
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    What about Knafel (spelling?) Pontiac - remember the Tin Indian?
     
  26. Wildman1
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    One more, while my memory is clear -

    Clarke Bros - '69 Z28 World Record Holder - 6 Cyl
     
  27. pontman
    Joined: Mar 18, 2011
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    Anybody know anything about this 316ci Pontiac Blower motor? It came out of Ohio near Akron? Had it shipped to Washington last week.
     

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  28. gemcityrenegade
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
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    Here's my dad and his Fathom Green Yenko Camaro at Kil Kare I believe. We think that's his time on the window.. There's tons of stories about him and this car that are somewhat legendary around Dayton. I've heard from strangers about them.
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    I also heard a story about a guy who had a Yenko back in the day and how the car is still around today..;) I'll never tell though..
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  29. Here is one of my ole cars. Ran Ohio mostly from the 80's to present. I just put a fresh 496 in this car on pump gas,dyno'd at 630HP with my 780, before he added the new manifold and dominator, street legal and ready to race. Should be a handful on the street......Belongs to a friend, coming up for sale. gasserted
    Car won a Champianship when Mark Horton had it.
     

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  30. vfour
    Joined: Dec 31, 2012
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    A fellow by the name of Ray Sowers from Columbus had a flathead powered roadster that held the national record several times, circa 1960-1962. No pictures but a beautiful home built blue roadster.
     

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