The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Troublemaker427, Oct 11, 2006.
thats a really nice looking T-Bolt bobwop, nice stance......Al
The Russ Griffith picture of Bill Ireland's T-Bolt can be seen on page 17, thread #333.
Kentuckian; The pic in post #333 is different than the one in the book. Syl
Some sweet sounding race cars for your enjoyment!
We've been stuck on this page for over a month. Time to move on.
Here is one I found on an old calender.
Here's another shot of John Cort's Thunderbolt. It was the former Dick Walter's Ford car originally raced by Carl Moyer.
what a Great Thread!!!!
An original photo of Carl Moyer driving the Dick Walters Thunderbolt is found on thread #3318.
This was posted in another thread. Hubert racing PeeWee at Louisa....
Hubert will be telling stories at the 2014 FE Race & Reunion along with Dick Brannan. Be there!!
found this one for sale on crites website...
Jon Sandahl Jon@tubechassisdesignz.com
07-20-2013 11:54:12 AM CST
For Sale original Thunderbolt. Originally campaigned by Collins motor sales, and the restoration was featured in Super Ford. $280,000 Call 781-293-5005 for mre info Thanks, Jon
Carl Moyer is alive and well owner of Karl's Chevrolet in Des Moines.
I've got a 2-15-64 Drag News article that says Hemphill-McCombs would soon be debuting a Thunderbolt. I've also got articles in Drag News & National Dragster showing that Clester was still running the Wickersham tbolt until late 64. How is this possible?
Early shot of Bill Lawton in the Tasca T-Bolt
there is an interesting story at www.racing.ford.com about how DST displayed the 2015 Mustang on the Empire State building today. They also placed the 1965 Mustang there when the car was originally released 50 years ago.
Here are some shots of the Joe Brown Ford T-Bolt as the restoration is finally getting started. It has sat pretty much like this for 40 yrs.
A few more. Still has the original battery tray.
Owner has an original set of T-Bolt headers on loan. Making exact copies for this car and?
What's the history? Why did it sit so so long untouched? How much of it is missing and was it ever cut up/upgraded? We need to hear the story, Tommy, you know that
Thank you tommyd for the photos of the Joe Brown T-Bolt. Great to see something new.
Well, he traded for it in the 70's. It was all together at least once and went up and down the road a few times. Way back then money was a little tight for a young guy. He's maybe 57 now so you do the math. He started a business and gathered some other projects that got in the way of this one. The business is very successful now and he is able to do this car the right way. He has every part for this car. It is just being blown apart to mount it on the rotisserie. The goal is to at least have a painted roller for the Fairlane Nats this year. Not tubbed or cut up at all. It has a few typical 60's drag race mods but nothing fatal.
Just to remind everyone what the Joe Brown Thunderbolt looked like back in 1964....
Here's another of the Joe Brown Thunderbolt. This one taken at US 60 Dragway.
Thanks for the last post Kentuckian. I haven't seen that first shot and I'm sure Mark hasn't either. Tommy.
Yeah, thanks. I was hoping someone was going to post pics of it from back in the day. How many owners has it had? It looks really nice, does it look as good in person as it does in the pics? Looks like it ran S/S A, was it ever converted to a 4 speed?
It sounds like it has the right owner. Hung on to it thru all these years until he could afford to do it right, damn good on him. Are you going to post progress pics, Tommy?
The Joe Brown Thunderbolt soon became the Ken O'Keefe Thunderbolt. It was converted to a 4-speed. The same owner/driver was Walt Derringer. The dealership was still in the same location, just under new management. Along with the new lettering came a new Poppy Red paint job.
One more photo tonight from back in the day. Walt Derringer from Louisville racing Doug Greenfield from Nashville. A lot of great S/S racing went on at US 60 Dragway in Hardinsburg, KY back in the 60's.
I have seen all of those pics except the shot with the Kendall Oil decal on the quarter. I'm gonna try and keep up with the progress but it might be tough until it come back from the painter.
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