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History Jim Lindsley, Dry Lakes pioneer, family photo collection

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 39ChevyBob, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. 296ardun
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    mick, you are right...I went back and checked my notes...the car did go to John Moxley after the SoCal accident, thanks! I corrected my earlier version.
     
  2. winduptoy
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    Awesome stuff, three thumbs up!
     
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  3. beegator
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to post this remarkable collection. I wish I could have known Phyllis, woman after my own heart. I grew up in the 50’s & 60’s (in El Paso), and I have always loved racing. My parents wound never give me permission to go watch racing with my brother. One day I will get to Bonneville. But I’m happy to say I did eventually drive a NFC. My parents would have never approved lol.
     
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  4. loudbang
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    Thanks for taking the time to post this fine history lesson. :)
     
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  5. Ron Emerson
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    WOW!!!!!!!!!! what an awesome step back in time, Thanks so much for your time and to all that have been including all of their information. I was just a little guy in the 50s but I remember reading ( or looking at the pictures ) of all of my brothers little pages ( with drool ). Thanks to all who contributed to this Post. I hope everyone will keep them selves safe during these times.
    Thanks again ,
    Ron.
     
  6. 40ragtopdown
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    Thanks for all the great pictures.
     
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  7. 39ChevyBob
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    Thanks, and glad you enjoyed! Stay safe and healthy.
     
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  8. 39ChevyBob
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    @beegator, love your comments about Phyllis. It's never too late to get out and experience the racing world. Put Bonneville on your bucket list! The only time I saw racing as a kid was when my big brother returned from Vietnam on leave and took me to a 1/2 mile dirt track in Superior, WI. I was hooked!
     
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  9. 39ChevyBob
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    I did miss a couple of non racing pictures from the collection that need to be put up. Gary Lindsley's mid 60's A roadster show & Street rod. He still has some incredible looking street rods.

    Gary A sm.jpg Gary A sm 2.jpg
     
  10. Constructionbob
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    How nice to se some "New" old pictures! Thanks a lot!!
     
  11. Stogy
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    @RiffRaffRoadster see post 239...and then give the whole thread a look... it rocks...hope all is well your way...;)

    A recommended looksie to all you Hoodlums...another Hamb Gem...Yupp ONLY here...we are blessed with Hotrod Love indeed...thanks @39ChevyBob...;)
     
  12. 296ardun
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    I agree with Marty Strode, best thread on the HAMB right now. I (along with Jimmy Barter) am an administrator on "Pre-'55 Hot Rods" on FaceBook. May I post a few of these pictures on it, with credit to you and the Lindsley family?
     
  13. 39ChevyBob
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    @296ardun , yes, I would love to see some of these on your great page that I follow as well as post some of my "Color Vintiques" photos on now and again. Just credit the Lindsley Family, I was only a conduit here...Glad you enjoyed the thread.
     
  14. Speed Gems
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    @296ardun I found a color picture of the Voigt Automotive car on line. 90394895_2700947213337770_2528712405551153152_n.jpg
     
  15. Speed Gems
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    This one says driven by Boyd Pennington 1955 at Colton.
    27654640_10211554762964939_8174848363173696941_n.jpg
     
  16. Artiki
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    Amazing thread and history.
     
  17. 39ChevyBob
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    Thought I would bump this up one time for anyone that may have missed it the first go around. I just added some of the comments identifying various cars in the proper pictures, thanks to input from @JimmyB, @296ardun and others - thanks for the help on this. Now, to get my hands on more pictures.....
     
  18. V8RPU
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    Thanks for all of the great pictures and history. From all of the smiles shown in the scenes, it sure looks like they were having fun and enjoyed their buddies and family.
     
  19. Thanks for the efforts and posting !
     
  20. The37Kid
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    [​IMG] Did this car get ID'd yet? DSCF6168.JPG DSCF6170.JPG Bob
     
  21. JUNK ROD
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    wow awesome shots abd story!!
    THanks for sharing!!
     
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  22. 39ChevyBob
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    This was identified earlier as the Moll Hale "34 coupe. The car you show looks like it has the same chop, but different nose and side panels....or a later version of the same car?
     
  23. This shot is 2-3 years later than the cover.
     
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  24. AmishMike
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    • WOW, thanks so much for posting great history & family story. Found & read the whole history today. Tks again loved it. My dad’s tool box like yours but also couple hammers
     
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  25. Gotgas
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    Thank you for taking the time to share these photos and memories, it has been a great read.

    Quick note, that is a 1970 Plymouth Superbird, and not a Daytona. The Lindsley family was given a pair of brand new Superbirds by Chrysler. They were nearly identical Alpine White Hemi Superbirds, but one had a four-speed and the other a Torqueflite automatic. They found the auto to have a higher top speed! So they kept that one for racing, and the four-speed car was used as transportation by the team. Here is another pic of the racer. Note the white door jamb.

    lindsley2.jpg
     
  26. jimmy six
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    I remember the bird in the 70’s. When I met Jim that’s what the family ran. Burned once on the trailer in the way back home from Bonneville. They saved it to run again...I think it had a KB Hemi in it for a while...J. D.
     
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  27. 39ChevyBob
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    Yep - tow vehicle caught fire and damaged the Superbird. From the family photo collection...

    Image (14).jpg Image (13).jpg
     
  28. winduptoy
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    Thats a shame. I wonder what happened...I know that if the truck had a 440 they ran the Thermoquads and they were prone to catching fire
     
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  29. Gotgas
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    Look how nonchalant they are, chatting while their tow rig is engulfed in flames.
     
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