The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 57 Corvette ~ Bob, May 16, 2019.
Happy Friday dudes.
Ink- concept continental.
'24 Indian- acrylic on canvas. Drawn on site. One nice scoot.
My brother and I were introduced to Gary Cagle back in 1959-60 era at Lions Dragstrip. At the time, he drove the very fast, yellow, record holding, Herbert Cams Special FED.
During this time period, his main competition happened to be the Sidewinder, the Lefty Muddersbach twin, Howard Johansen Twin Bear, and his one time partner, Don Hampton in the Kenny Lindley Potvin Supercharged, FED.
Cagle vs Hampton
We used to see the bright yellow, Chet Herbert Cam Special quite often. Sometimes it was called, "The Torco Oil Special." But, when they raced each other, our hearts were divided and excited that such powerful drivers were going at each other, as well as their FED race cars would allow.
But, as unusual as it is/was, we never saw the “Half Fast” roadster compete at Lions. So, this is the only information provided about the rear engine roadster from the early Cagle/Hampton camp.
“Troy Cagle sent this drag-mag clipping with a photograph of the wild rear-engine fueler driven by his father, Gary, in the mid-1950s. Dubbed Half Fast, it was built by the senior Cagle and Don Hampton. Incorporating a swing-axle suspension and powered by a 353-cid Chrysler, it hit 121.57 at Lions. Cagle also ran a belly tanker at Bonneville that was called Half Fast as well and got him into the 200-mph Club.”
... "black and blue"...
Bob, what a great picture. It would be an absolute treasure. Man!
Image by edcodesign posted Dec 22, 2018 at 9:46 PM
Image by edcodesign posted Jan 17, 2019 at 7:29 PM
Old stuff , but I just about completed my delivery, with my logo.
It's been a while since posting. Life got in the way of art...
Duesenberg roadster pics taken at the Gilmore Museum recently.
37 Chevrolet coupe, Reading Fairgrounds modified stock car, Al Tasnady behind the wheel
Thanks for the jump-start, gentlemen!
A study in grey tones.
Woke to my 70th to snow on Wednesday. Raining this a.m. Feels more like the BLUES...
...Yourall's ART just might pull me outa it. Thanks Gents!
Bob,...that is an awesome pic,...reminds me of this car...is it?
BTW,..this is our "feature car" at this year's Scrap Drive show/swap...
...been so busy this Spring, haven't doodled much at all, so here's some old stuff...
(that's an old Scrap Drive flyer)
There are "feel good" Blues. Maybe just try "Motorhead Baby" by Johnny Watson
or Jimmie Vaughan, or "Rocket 88" by James Cotton.
Yeah man...now yer talkin! Feelin younger already! Sun's even tryin to make a showing!
From the mind of a guy on the mend!
Cool, did you say gray?
I appreciate it, thank you .................
Mark, you knocked it out of the park with that shot !
Musta been thinkin GREYHOUND, retired from the track, like I'm feelin.
Beauty shot edcodesign!
Wouldn't be adequate to just hit the "like" button, that striping style is gorgeous!
Should rotate the wheels about 90 degrees counter-clockwise, so the car and the house/trees are basking in the same sun!
P.S. -- Really nice picture!!
Thanks. Gotta say, someone did a nice, tasteful job on the Corvette.
Thanks, quick 85 had a great idea , get rid of the garbage cans! P.S. The first 32 is mine.
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