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Event Coverage Gassers at Greer, SC

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by seadog, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Shiftee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 214


    Man I love Greg Porters 55!!!!
  2. ol'chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,283


  3. This car was a crowd pleases at Shady Side and was poised to do the same thing in Greer,,but a catastrophic failure sidelined the car,,he actually ripped out the center of the X member.

    Photo from Shady side not Greer.


    There was a short wheel based altered that got crossed up and rolled at the track also...fortunately he was unhurt physically,,but probably needed a change of drawers. :rolleyes: HRP
  4. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,662

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I remember when Porter got that chevy of his, it was a cool ride. Looks like he might have improved the performance side of it from the picture about (tires up)
  5. TOM & DANNY, Thanks for sharing, GREAT photos. HENRY
  6. ol'chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,283


    More pic.s, dammit!

  7. Was that the MR. 409 car of the Walshs from up in Perceaville Va?? It twists and groans in pain as it leaves too. All about the Show.
  8. Thanks for posting all the vids and pics. That was an awesome day.
  9. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 11,275


    I so wish I could have made the trip to see this in person, but your great pictures and videos' help ease my pains.

  10. toucan
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,083

    from sc

    68novagirl thanks for the film footage!wish i could have made it!
  11. Here ya go...





  12. Nice shots. Looks like a great track. I need to move south again.
  13. Love those F100 gassers!!
  14. chevydeucewagon
    Joined: Jul 12, 2007
    Posts: 435


  15. Geargoyle Curtis
    Joined: Nov 6, 2009
    Posts: 582

    Geargoyle Curtis

    Tom, Danny, Alex and Daron, Thanks for the great pictures!
  16. n.z.rodder
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,016


    Great pics and videos, hope there were no N.O.S. dramas this time round.

  17. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
    Posts: 2,546

    from Inman, SC

    Great pics Daron.
  18. Great photos Daron - Man you really work that camera -

    Also 68novagirl - Love that show of Tommy and Porter running in color and B&W - I sent a buddy an email to make sure Tommy sees it!
  19. Thanks Daron,,HRP
  20. Good eye...thanks for posting. Your shot of the rail being pushed is a classic!
  21. Philbilly
    Joined: Dec 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,294


    Great pics! I hope to be able to build a gasser one day.
  22. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,158


    Outstanding coverage everyone, vids were red hot also! What a rockin show! ~sololobo~
  23. Quain Stott
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,027

    Quain Stott

    The score boards were turned off to try and make it more period correct. Also we didn't have them call out the times over the speaker we have found that the real deal gasser look a lot faster than they are. A lot of times we will race at track's and some kid with a bracket dragster will run 4.90s and make us look slow when the times are shown. But with out times being shown the gassers from wall to wall with wheels in the air and slamming a 4 speed the fan's think we are faster than any thing there. But just so my friends here know we had gassers there in the 5.80s with a manual shifted 4 speed.
  24. chevydeucewagon
    Joined: Jul 12, 2007
    Posts: 435


    Thanks for all the kind comments!
    Seadog...I wish I could have met you. I love to look at your photos!

    Quain is right...they had gassers in the 5.80's all day long. That is fast for these ill handling, straight axle, manual 4 speed cars.

    Thanks again for alll the kind words. I had a blast and even got a copy of Australia Dragster magazine from fellow photog Roger Richards, that had coverage of our first gasser race from Greer back in August of this year!


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