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History Ledgends from the past

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by temporaryrod, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. temporaryrod
    Joined: Jan 11, 2009
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    temporaryrod
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    Attached you will find photos of 4 of Hot Roddings Ledgends. These pics were taken before they became famous.. Shots are at a drag strip in a small obscure town in Western NC, in 1962. These guys are: Don Garlits, Pete Swingle(designer of the "Swamp Rat", Dyno Don Nicholson, and Hayden Proffit...... Hope you Enjoy the history.....
     

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  2. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 5,432

    Tom davison
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    from Phoenix AZ

    Thanks for posting.

    However, in the case of Garlits, he was indeed way famous at the time of that car. He became well known with a carburated Chrysler which was several years previous to the one shown.
     
  3. 4ever4
    Joined: Nov 8, 2007
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    4ever4
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    from Texas

    What was the name of the "small obscure town"?
     
  4. Steve1118
    Joined: Nov 18, 2009
    Posts: 38

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    I think you mean Connie Swingle....he was Garlits' right hand man for years and years.
     

  5. FANTASY FACTORY
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    FANTASY FACTORY
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    Was Garlits ever NOT famous?
     
  6. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
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    Garlits had been "famous" for years
    It's spelled, "Proffitt"
    It's spelled, "legends"
    capital letters only apply to proper names, beginning a sentence, etc.

    great photos, though...thank you
     
  7. stlouisgasser
    Joined: Sep 4, 2005
    Posts: 671

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    Wow! That is a great photo of Dyno Don Nicholson's '62 Bel Air car that won the NHRA Winternationals early in the year before he moved to Atlanta to run the Dyno for Nalley Chevrolet. Thanks for posting! Much appreciated!
     

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