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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. This is from 1959. HRP

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  3. alumslot
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 483


    Thanks that was cool.

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  4. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 8,349

    jimmy six

    At the end that's Karol Miller with Rod Singer. He's the Y-block powered 1956 Ford of Bonneville and Daytona Beach speed trials fame. I visit with him often. He still wears his NHRA ring with pride.

  5. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 4,830


    Anybody see that those guys parked their dragsters and haulers at the cafe in a no parking spot! Lol They must have been in Tulsa, Oklahoma as they were going through the Turner Turnpike toll booth? Bones
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  6. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,120

    1. 1940 Ford

    Cool , “the kiss”:eek::eek::eek:
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  7. Lost in the Fifties
    Joined: Feb 25, 2010
    Posts: 432

    Lost in the Fifties

    Great! Renewed a lot of memories. Thanks HRP.
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  8. Fantastic!
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  9. Rodders
    Joined: Jun 5, 2012
    Posts: 249


    Very cool
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  10. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,417


    Excellent!!! what a great film

    Thanks for that
  11. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 18,660


    Great was interesting seeing those fellas hanging onto the rails at off grip might have had some serious consequences. Times were different thats for sure...The Good Ole Days...
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  12. 40ragtopdown
    Joined: Jan 13, 2015
    Posts: 7,424


    Great old flim I see the Ohio boys did well Otie Smith Ohio George and Art Arfons I remember watching these guys run at dragway 42 when I was a little kid brings back some good memories my older brothers would take me there.
  13. Doc.
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 3,548


    Very interesting. "Nick was very helpful, he ate a lot as usual". LOL. Thanks for posting.
  14. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,693

    from Berry, AL

    I was 6 months old back then.:rolleyes:
    Good to see actual film { in color, too!} of some of the cars like the High and mighty {later Ramchargers} that I've read about and seen pics of in recent years. Some of those cars, were, looking back now, well, kinda weird in their thinking "out of the box".:eek: Like the sedan with enclosed rear wheelwells.....

    My Pa in law has a CD that he had made from a lot of old 8MM film he had done over the years. Most of it is family, but part of it is when he was in the USAF in the early 60's, there is a couple of minutes of a drag race held somewhere that he attended, he doesn't remember where or when it was. I wish I could figure out how to load that section onto my computer so I could upload it here, but I've failed every time I've tried it.:(
  15. As far as making a video and uploading it all you have to do is find a teenager,heck maybe even a kid in elementary school knows how,we are old farts and as the old adage goes it's hard to teach old dogs new tricks! :D HRP
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  16. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,388


    Hey BM,
    It is great that your family had the idea of putting your old films on a CD. There are computer programs to get them off of the CD and placing them on your computer files. It is a long process and not always fun. Most communities have a store or two that converts old VHS tapes, CD/DVDs, and other assorted movies to a digital format. That is the only way to go to preserve old films. Once it is a digital file, you can transfer it anywhere, even on a flash drive for your bank safe deposit box.

    We originally transferred our old drag racing movies from 16mm color to VHS. That was the top method of transferring back computers, no digital formats. It was fun watching the films on VHS. But, as we all know from our own VHS horror stories, it was hard to continually stop, rewind, and view something over again, without doing something to that thin tape.

    We also made the mistake of making CD and early DVDs when they came out. It was nice to plop those discs into the player and watch, but that was all anyone could do back then. Now, comes the computer age and digital formats. We made a DVD of all movies taken of our newborn son years ago. We gave it to him and he was happy, but asked us to re-do the DVD to digital format on a flash drive. He wanted to store the digital files on his computer, phone, and elsewhere for his own history storage. But, with the DVD, it was hard to edit the disc to get those files off.

    Finally, a couple of years ago, I got the idea to digitize all of our old 16mm color films for computer use and editing. A local company did all of our VHS files, CD/DVD gifts, and other formats into strictly digital files on an external hard drive. Those were the basis for my drag racing film collection and old family films. Now, they are stored in their original form, can be edited for super clarity, and edited to different methods to fit the current needs. You have probably seen some on the HAMB.

    So, find your local store that can create digital files from your CD/DVD for your computer. Our local giant Costco has movie services, but they do not go back and make sure the copies are legible and adjust for super clarity, as much as possible. They just run your CD to a copy machine and you have another version. Those files need to be digitized onto a flash drive or external hard drive.

    The quality from Costco was not as good as our local video transfer service company. That store was small, but did quality work. I have made many copies for friends and still have my original version for safe keeping. Old family history needs to be preserved for our future generations.
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  17. I have watched this movie many times, always good,anytime. The cars , racing and road scenes are great. The world was a better place back then IMO.
  18. Something to be said for the simpler times,I believe that is one reason so many of us enjoy the hamb,Ryan was somewhat a visionary when he developed a web site that focused on a long dead era of our hot rod & custom car past and it drew many of us in like a moth to the flame. HRP
  19. And great that era is preserved and alive by old farts and young ones.Viva HAMB.
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  20. Well said guys.^^^^^^^:)
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  21. razoo lew
    Joined: Apr 11, 2017
    Posts: 440

    razoo lew
    from Calgary

    I almost never watch posted video. Watched this one and while lots of things may be better today, I damn sure wish that I was there then!!
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  22. mbailey99gt
    Joined: Dec 31, 2017
    Posts: 17


    Great video!
    Reminded me of good times in the 60s when I got to see my Dad run his 61 Starliner along the Texas Gulf Coast.

    Thanks for sharing...

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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  23. The first drag race I ever attended I saw our neighbor that lived a few blocks away run his car in 1963,the neighbor was Gene Cromer and the car was the Moonlighter ,I have been a big fan my entire life but most of all I can call Gene my friend. HRP
  24. Cool never seen it before. I was shocked that the gassers were not the real gassers. :rolleyes: :D :D
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  25. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
    Posts: 2,975

    The 39 guy

    Thanks for posting this great video HRP. It was a great way to start my morning!
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  26. I watched it again this morning. HRP
  27. Rod Singer sure knows how to finish a day!:rolleyes:
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  28. He sure put a lip lock on the trophy gal. :D HRP
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  29. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 6,493

    Special Ed

    I'll share a story about this video that Dode Martin shared with a few of us, while hanging out in his shop one day. By the way... Dode is the narrator, but that's NOT actually his voice on the video... ;)

    The caravan stopped at a roadside restaurant one day, someplace between here and there, and one of the crew thought it would be a great idea to take a quick nap seated in the trailered dragster instead of the wagon (too crowded), while everyone else ate inside the restaurant.
    They finished eating their meal, climbed back into the wagon to continue their journey, and didn't bother checking to see if everyone was accounted for ... After several minutes and getting back up to highway speed, Dode (who was driving at the time) felt a strong THUMP and a sudden drop in acceleration. He looked in the rearview mirror, and saw the dragster's parachute fully deployed! He pulled over quickly, and the previously napping crew member explained that he had tried everything to get their attention, but had ran out of options, and wasn't going to travel hundreds of miles seated in that dragster, parked on that damn trailer ... :eek: true story ...
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  30. That's hilarious Ed,thank you for posting the true story,I can almost visualize that parachute being opened and slowing the wagon down. :D HRP

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