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Help me find a mystery car from NHRA 59 Nationals

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by brechlrl, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. brechlrl
    Joined: Apr 6, 2007
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    I was watching some old movies of the 59 Nationals in Detroit There was a
    brief shot of a black rear engine short dragster. The only ID I could see was B/Modified, #359, ---ford Auto Club. I found the car very interesting and would love to know more about it.. Anybody have any old records or recall the car?
     
  2. ironpile
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    I was there in 59,the only thing that come to mind is a chain driven ,transverse mounted engine of unknown name.High and Mighty was there as well as Connie Kalitta running a Lincoln engine dragster.
     
  3. Mattbee
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    What video from the 59 Nats were you watching? Matt
     
  4. brechlrl
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    The video was a home made one..I'll try to get a still shot of the car...

    What kind of cars would be in B/modified class at this event?
     

  5. brechlrl
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    Here are some pictures of the car in question. They are about as bad as it gets, since they are digital pictures of a home movie. A shot in the dark is that someone might recognize this car.. Kinda has the look of the Speed Sport Roadster
     

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  6. brechlrl
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  7. Topper
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    Is there a place where you can get a roster of all drivers for the Nationals in 1959?
     
  8. partsdawg
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    Might want to look at 1959 Hot Rod magazines.
     
  9. brechlrl,
    Check Hot Rod or Car craft mags, I seem to recall an article about this car, mid-engine roadster, they even had a schematic of the cars chassis.
     
  10. GEEZZER
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    Kalitta never ran a Lincoln engine,that was Karol Miller and Rodney Singer from Texas. The Harford Auto club was north of Baltimore,I had never seen apicture of that roadster, but had heard of it .
     
  11. ol'shoe22
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    from MI

    from '59 Nat's program

    entry 359 - Harford Auto Club Spl.
    driver - Frederick M. Glenn
    city - Fallsten Md.
    car - '31 ford
    engine - '53 DeSoto
     
  12. brechlrl
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    brechlrl
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    Thanks a ton guys... Just what I needed
     

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