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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Calkins, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Fuelracer
    Joined: Apr 27, 2011
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    Yea, me too!! We broke an axle. Carter was driving.
     
  2. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    Here is a picture of the Crosley Wagon raced by Joe Furguson as a B/A powered at this time frame by a 426 Hemi.
    It sat in his barn on his farm from 1970 till 2001 when I found him and the car and bought it.
    I have since sold the car.
     

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  3. Fuelracer
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    from FL

  4. midnightrider78
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
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    Here is a pic of Merrill Frost's Opel. I'll have to see if I can get some pics scanned in. My Dad has pics of a bunch of cars at Humboldt and Cedar Falls(?) in the late '60s. There are pics of the "taxi" Anglia, Chuck Ostrich's purple Hemi Barracuda, an early Camaro that says Main Motors, a early/mid '60s Plymouth that says "The Wedge", Johnny Cort's Thunderbolt, Merrill Frosts Willys and several more.
     

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  5. Fuelracer
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    That would be great. Frost's Opel was killer. Always loved that car.
     
  6. barnett127
    Joined: Jan 19, 2011
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    I grew up at Eddyville in the 80's. Started working for them when I was 13, doing tech inspections and running ladders in the tower. (for $25 a day!) I quit when Carl Moyer bought them out. Then went back to work on the starting line somewhere around 99-2000. Don't go but maybe one every other year now.
     
  7. No Plan
    Joined: Nov 2, 2008
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    I live in Oskaloosa, 10 miles from the Eddyville strip(1/8 mile). My son test & tuned there today!02 C5 Corvette street car LS1 w/nitrous 6.70's on spray thru the mufflers & Hoosier street tires! I went to the Torquefest instead. (AHOTROD- when you lived in Osky, your wife was his 1st baby sitter! I think you worked at Arnolds Motors)
     
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  8. Iowa Al
    Joined: Mar 12, 2010
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    The photo of the Grove Bros. Opel GT was taken by me at Cordova.
    I have a bunch of old photos on this computer for several tracks,
    e mail a list of those listed above and I will e mail you the ones I have.
    I have photos by several people beside's my own.
    I get lots of e mail, so title your's Iowa Drag Racing please.
    Al Booton
    alanhomer@aol.com
     
  9. Calkins
    Joined: Jun 20, 2009
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  11. coolstuff
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
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    from Bettendorf

    wanted to tell all the cats over here in Eastern Iowa -
    Cordova Dragway will be hosting

    Run Whatcha Brung Drag Fest

    Aug 6

    details on the link below
     
  12. A100
    Joined: Oct 30, 2007
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    How come so many Iowa boys ended up down here in FL?

    Digger out of the hot pits.

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  13. fomoco31
    Joined: Oct 1, 2011
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    Cool thread! I lived in Ames for three years and had no idea there was a strip there at one time. Add me to the Iowa to Florida list. Haha!
     
  14. A100
    Joined: Oct 30, 2007
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    So is this the Yellow Page that you requested?

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  15. Fuelracer
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    That would be the one! Thanks!!
     
  16. A100
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    Anybody have a clue who these guys are?

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  17. A100
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    A few more

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    Might as well have two

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  18. dirtbag13
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    dont have any pics of asolid axle 427 65 falcon ranchero named Mr. B that ran at neita do ya ?
     
  19. chryco
    Joined: Dec 31, 2007
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    from Winnipeg

    Steve Weber`s 69 Dart .
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  20. MonteSS
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    In post 106. The Anglia named Toxic may be a later version of the one Vern Moats owned.
     

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  21. out plowing
    Joined: May 5, 2010
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    here is what i know about the track, it comes from there webpage,

    Track Information

    Cedar Falls Raceway was constructed in the 1960's and originally known as Neita Raceway (North East Iowa Timing Association). Originally sanction with the AHRA (now defunct), Neita's name was changed to Cedar Falls Raceway in the 1980's. Since then, Cedar Falls Raceway has been under IHRA and NHRA Sanctions and is currently a NHRA Member Track.
    The track is 60' wide x 4000' long as it a 1/4 mile asphalt drag strip with 350' concrete launch pads.
    • Elevation is 850'
    • Located on 68 Acres
    • Permanent bathrooms with showers
    • Scales
    • Lighting for night racing.
     
  22. A100
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    You have to remember I took these pictures with my mom's Instamatic so they are not the greatest.

    I never saw Mr B run worth a flip. Seems like it was lacking in the traction and go straight department.

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  23. A100
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    Here is a composite I stuck together. On the very right, in the distance, you can see a gas station. It was located on I-80. There are a bunch of houses planted in those fields now.

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  24. 24riverview
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    Both these are still around. Same owners too.
     
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  25. A100
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    I'm pretty sure the two Toxic Anglia's are different cars. Here is another picture taken at the same time. Vern Moats is running against the green Anglia.
    The hoods, headers and scoops are different on the two Toxic cars.

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    Here is the car on the return road.

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    I had a good shot of Vern's Anglia Toxic but when he crashed his alcohol funny at the Gators I went up to visit him and left a few pictures in the hospital room.
     
  26. dirtbag13
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    damn thats awesome ! that car belonged to a friend of mine , he admits it was a learning experience and he was just a young dumb kid back then ! hard saying if it was him driving it when you saw it or the guy he sold it to ! any other pics of it ? i would love to know what happened to it and if its still around somewhere
     
  27. 29sportcoupe
    Joined: Jan 14, 2008
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    from arizona

    I thought all of us from Iowa moved here to Arizona, not Florida! I grew up 15 miles form the Humboldt track. I blew my 65 Buick Gran Sport up on that track. Great place and family owned. I visit every year when I go for the ABATE motorcycle rally which was in Humboldt but is now in Algona.
     
  28. A100
    Joined: Oct 30, 2007
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    AZ or FL, it was all about leaving the snow behind.

    He are a few stockers from back in the sixties.

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  29. Calkins
    Joined: Jun 20, 2009
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    When did the return road get moved to the pit side at Cedar Falls?
     
  30. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
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    Does anyone remember a blue chopped 40-41 Willys PU? I think it had a stainless steel box and stock type rear fenders. The windows may have been tinted blue as well. A guy in Marshalltown had the car in the late 70's, maybe early 80's. I'd love to see a picture of it again. I never saw it out of his shed and always wondered what happened to it.
     

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