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    from DFW USA

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  7. Might be a little overkill on this one, 500 cadillac in back. [​IMG]
     
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    Craig speakers for tunes in the pits? and what is with the little man hood ornament?
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  9. Yup...from the Jr. Thompson site: "he had an 8 Track Stereo in his car AND a lightbar coming through the cutout hand on the side of the car. He would play his music while racing and the lightbar kept the beat to the music" And from Drag Race Central: "The Goldfinger Anglia was a fan favorite whenever it raced. Owner/driver Steve Korney had rigged the hand on the sides of the race car to light up and when the car left the starting line the top finger on the hand would pulsate pointing at the end of the quarter mile. Not only did Korney's Anglia race well, he put on a one of a kind light show. "

    And the little man is only being held there by the guy setting up the trailer boards to help align the car when they're loading up.
     
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    I thought the little guy was there to pull the cover off the bug catcher.
     
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  14. Very slick machine^^^^^:cool:
     
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  15. From the Hangin' Everything in Every Direction Department...Scott and Roger Howey as captured by Rex Marshall.
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    ^ Texted to me from @Tim - killer coupe.

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    Could this be at Indy, where they classified cars at the shopping center? Look at those polished magnesium wheels. Love it. Johnny Loper was always a class act.
     
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    upload_2021-3-23_4-59-39.png Junior Thompson driving the Jim Cassidy Hemi Powered Street Roadster ...1959-60 Lions Dragstrip.

    Hello,

    Early street roadsters were supposed to be street legal roadsters with full fenders and running boards. But, the police, then, allowed fenderless roadsters that were popular on the streets (although most were over the 1500lbs limit imposed) to run without fenders. If the fenderless roadsters were not making noise, racing or doing something else stupid, then they were left alone. But there were plenty of rebels, back then.

    So, to accommodate the fenderless roadsters that were driven (or were supposed to be driven to the dragstrip) were given the ok to race, if they had some sort of fenders. Half fenders for the rear were approved as were motorcycle front fenders covering the back half of the front tire.

    The idea was that street grime was being thrown up by the exposed tires and needed to be covered. Then the tech committees were given the directive that those styles of roadsters, if they had all else street legal, could run the half fenders or motorcycle front fenders.

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    Now, the rules were always interpreted in many different ways. No full fenders and running boards made the roadsters lighter and supposedly faster. Since there were a lot of street roadsters with the exact fender arrangement, the rules became slack and out pops a new version of a fendered, street legal roadster.
    upload_2021-3-23_5-8-25.png 1959 Riverside Raceway
    Junior Thompson drove the Jim Cassidy street roadster to many wins on most So Cal tracks. Sometimes it was so powerful that it looked like handling the little roadster was a difficult proposition. But, the wins in the classes, speak for themselves. Some others were successful, while others just fell by the wayside in the eliminations.


    Junior Thompson/Jim Cassidy street legal roadster in class racing

    Jr. Thompson street roadster power versus handling is something to be desired. (check out the drifting action into the gravel...)


    LIONS 1958-60: Street Roadsters had to have fenders, (as little as they were) to be fully street legal. It would have been awful to follow this roadster down a normal city street. (being street legal and all...)

     
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    Yes I think that is where it was taken. :)
     
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    Another sent to me by a pal.
     
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    I know I've seen pics of this car before. Was it discussed on the HAMB?
     
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    I don't know. I hope so. I'd love to see more of it.
     
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    Maybe @titus or @bobbleed remember discussing that '32. It's definitely in their wheelhouse.
     
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