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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Troublemaker427, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. 6t5frlane
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    It sure is. Darrell Drokes 65 T Bolt
     
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  2. loudbang
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    posted by NHRANUT in the vintage thread

    don't think I have ever seen this one before

    1964 AHRA Winternationals at Beeline.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. suchadrag
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    I apologize if this has been noted previously; I nosed around and couldn't find a mention.
    There is nice video from 1964 of the Dick Coffey Thunderbolt on the track and in the pits taken at Jake's Drag Strip on the Alabama page at dragstriplist.com.
    jakes ds alabama coffey tbolt03 1964.jpg
    It's all in the first 5 minutes or so. The rest of it is circle track stuff. It's a neat video on its own if you enjoy the old primitive tracks, particularly in the South. It's a good website, too.
     
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    So glad you can't see the modern wheels here ..No,no, they're not fake spindle mounts. They'd be okay ;-)
     
  5. DDDenny
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    Wowzer!
     
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  6. Deuces
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    Great shot!!!!!! :D :D
     
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  7. 6t5frlane
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    Yup Drokes 65 T-Bolt
     
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  8. Jalopy Joker
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    how about pics of Gas Rhonda cars as a tribute to him?
     
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  9. loudbang
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  12. loudbang
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    More than I had :)
     
  13. DDDenny
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    $1.00
     
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  14. Ray C's son
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    A dollar to some and roughly $3,900 for most.

    Kevin
     
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  15. Gammz
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    Did a online conversion this morning. That's about 26,000 bucks in today's money. We paid about that for the ol lady's 16 fusion!!


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  16. loudbang
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    posted by NhraNut in the vintage thread. Can't quite read the car /owner name

    T BOLT NHRANUT vintage.jpg
     
  17. loudbang
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    Mayfair Auto Parts

    Capture.JPG

    Grabski Ford

    grabski T Bolt ss.JPG


    Posted by Nhranut in vintage thread


    Archway Ford


    nhranut1.jpg

    Blue Thunder

    www.pinterest.com.jpg

    Metro Missile

    www.pinterest.com1.jpg
     
  18. Henry427
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    Hello, I am writing a book about the history of Accelaquarter Raceway, located in Harrisburg, Illinois. Eldorado is only seven miles away and I was interested in the owner of the Acord -Connaway Thunderbolt....the one that was wrecked at Indy? Do you have any info on the owners? Also, I interviewed Don Hawthorne, a DeSoto Illinois native who bought a new Thunderbolt, a white four speed car, picked it up himself through connections with the Nashville Illinois drag strip and a Ford Dealer out of Centralia, Illinois. Don raced the car for two years and sold it to a West Frankfort, Illinois man, the car was eventually sold to someone out of the county and it has since been brought back to the US, restored, and on display somewhere in Virginia. Any pictures of this car? The original owner lost his pictures in a house fire. Thanks!
     
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  19. Henry427
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    Looking for information on the
    Acord-Connaway Motors - Eldorado, IL car that was wrecked at Indy....Don Hawthorne bought a new bolt, a white four speed car, had connections at a Centralia, Illinois Ford dealer, he picked the car himself on a flatbed truck.
     
  20. loudbang
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    Fugitive

    Fugitive Ford.JPG

    George Delorean's T Bolt

    george delorean t bolt.JPG

    Jack Whitby's Total Performer

    Jack Whitby's Total Performer.JPG


    Jerry Alderman Ford

    Jerry alderman ford t bolt.JPG

    Kenny Vogt in Bob Ford

    Kenny Vogt in the bob ford tbolt.JPG
     
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  21. Kentuckian
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    George Delorean's T Bolt

    View attachment 3742525

    The Hi-Risers Thunderbolt was driven by Larry Kovoch at the '64 Indy Nationals.
     
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  22. loudbang
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    Gas Ronda Downtown Ford at Pomona

    gas ronda downtown ford & Tbolt.JPG

    Les Richer Bob Ford at Pomona

    les richer bob ford.JPG
     
  23. loudbang
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    Les Ritchey T Bolt in background

    MP les ritchey and t bolt.JPG
     
  24. 19Fordy
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    One sold at the Mecum auction in Kissisimee, FL Jan. 2018.
     
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  25. Deuces
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    How about an ho scale slot car?????:) SC309_ThunderJet_Rel16-2 (1).jpg
     
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  26. SuperStock427
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    so how many 65 tbolts were built?
     
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  27. loudbang
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    Good question I have only seen one and there is some back and forth back in this thread as to are they to be considered Real Thunderbolts? I don't know the answer.
     
  28. SuperStock427
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    thus car has been sold and still remains in FL
     
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  29. tommyd
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    My boss bought it. Wonder if there are any other pics of this car besides this one and the one in the pits at Indy ? Jerry alderman ford t bolt.JPG
     
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  30. loudbang
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    Found this on another site. They said these Firestone Lightning Cheater Slicks came with all the T-Bolts. Expert opinions?

    T BOLt firestone lightning cheater slicks.jpg
     
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