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Gasser Reunion 08 Thompson

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wvenfield, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,227

    wvenfield
    Member

    Here are a few pics from the Gasser Reunion at Thompson in Ohio today. The day was absolutely perfect. Took the wife and my 6 year old daughter with me (first drags for both)

    I'll post a few here with a link to pics at the end.

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    Some idea of the track for those who have never been there. I now live in WV but grew up 15 minutes from here. My neighbor ran a Willy's there often that I still would like to know what happened to. (It was called Moody/Thompson)

    Anyways, this next pic shows the cars lined up. Littleman's "beater" can be seen front left. Sorry, I didn't get a pic of him running as I was trying to convince my daughter that the bee's wouldn't bother her if she didn't bother them. (beater was his definition of it, not mine)

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    Here is one of Don Moyer and the Rebel Reaper launching.

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    This gold Willy's was simply beautiful.

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    My wife liked the Chilly Willy. I got to explain to her why some cars got a head start and why the win lights sometimes went off before the cars actually finished. I was pretty happy with this shot.

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    I know 55 Chevy's are pretty common place, but I really dug this car.

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    I seem to recall this car from last year. It would really run well.

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    As I said, a simply beautiful day. Nice to meet Littleman. You'll see a pic of his Benelli. I only mention it here because I told him I had one just like it as a kid. So if you read this Littleman, where did you get this one? As you mentioned, they aren't everywhere. I wonder what the chances of this one being the one I had? I sold it (around 1976) well before moving from the area.

    (link below)

    http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrowse.asp?folder_id=2003094
     
  2. Vicious_Cycle
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
    Posts: 107

    Vicious_Cycle
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    Nice pics!
    Need a good link to the rest of 'em though.
     
  3. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,227

    wvenfield
    Member

    Doh, sorry. Fixed.
     
  4. Hotrod F-1
    Joined: Dec 19, 2006
    Posts: 582

    Hotrod F-1
    Member
    from OK

    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing. :cool:
     

  5. Littleman
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,619

    Littleman
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    from OHIO, USA

    Wvenfield, thanks for stopping by...great to meet you!......the Benelli was picked up from a friends neighbor in Willowick,Ohio a few yrs. back........We had a great weekend for once and dodged the weather bullet.......all thou camping Friday night was like being in a tornado.....it was harsh to say the least........My Truck performed as I hoped after doing some homework and several jet changes later...made twenty plus passes and a good time was had by all....some criminal put some gnomes on my truck but I will not mention any names...I will just get him back!........Abig thanks to everyone that helped out......You can read about the times I ran in this thread.....Littleman

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=215723
     
  6. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,490

    ChevyGirlRox
    Member
    from Ohio

    Thanks for the re-cap. I can't believe it, the one year I leave town it is actually nice enough to have a race!
     
  7. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,227

    wvenfield
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    the Benelli was picked up from a friends neighbor in Willowick,Ohio a few yrs. back........

    I'm going to guess that there was a dealer in the area back in the day as Willowick is where mine came from also.
     

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