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Mike Cross/Estrus Record's AA/FD!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Conder, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Conder
    Joined: Jan 16, 2005
    Posts: 982

    Conder

    I just found this on www.wediditforlove.com... This is a new car, running current N/TF. These guys qualified and were in the thick of it. Look at this rail man, spot on late '69 and LEGAL. Just a fantastic car...
     

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  2. Toymaker
    Joined: Mar 26, 2006
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    Toymaker
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    from Fresno,CA

    Definately cool, Not your typical Phone Booth!
     
  3. Oscar73
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
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    Oscar73
    Member
    from Seattle

    Timmy... this ain't a "new" car, it belongs to Don Danhof who's been running in as an NE/1 (7.60) car for the last few years. I'm not sure how much it had to be upgraded to run NTF... but the engine is one of Rich Stannard's from his fleet of Estrus fuel cars... might be out of the Beach City 'Vette or the Mike Sullivan Fiat.

    But yeah, it's pretty bitchin' ain't it? Oh yeah, that's Don at the far right.

    I just noticed you mentioned Estrus Records... Dave Crider's a swell guy, but not this into drag racing. It's Estrus Racing, or "Dick Ed" Racing. For Richard Stannard and Ed Schwartz.

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    Here's the Vega funny car from the 2006 CHRR...[​IMG]
     
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  4. Conder
    Joined: Jan 16, 2005
    Posts: 982

    Conder

    I don't usually follow the new stuff, but I couldn't sleep last night and ran out of "old" stuff to look at! I guess I'm a bit confused about the Estrus thing. So "Estrus Racing" isn't Estrus Records?

    Either way, updated old car or new it sure is GREAT to see a legal and current AA/FD that looks like that actually dukin' it out with the sit up cars. Cool paint, beautiful body, great wheels etc. These Estrus guys whoever they are (Punk Rockers? Drag Racers? Lucky Motheryouknowhats?) are all over it. Dig that Vega Funny...it looks like a VEGA FUNNY CAR! It's got DOOR SEAMS and fenderwell lips...?

    I know you've got great photos of that new Beach City 'Vette, how 'bout it?
     

  5. Tman
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    Tman
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    Cool.............
     
  6. SoCal Racer
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
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    SoCal Racer
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    Hi Guys!

    New to the board. Just back from California Hot Rod Reunion where I saw the Don Danhof car run again. Spot-on late 60's fueler. Only guys in the class running the 426-style Hemi. Here's a couple shots - 1 from CHRR and 1 from Fuel & Gas Championships back in June. Conder wanted a shot of the Beach City Corvette - well here ya go! From CHRR, and I can tell you it's an excellent re-creation.

    At CHRR 2008:
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    In the lanes at Fuel & Gas Championships 2008
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    Beach City pits CHRR 2008
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  7. Looked a lot better before those canards were added ahead of the slicks !
     
  8. Conder
    Joined: Jan 16, 2005
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    Conder

    THANKS SoCal. Great cars, great shots!
     
  9. brandon
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    brandon
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    at least they are not those big ole boxy looking things seen on some....that vette is the $#!+..... :D brandon
     
  10. The cannards are functional. Form follows function = hot rod.
     
  11. SoCal Racer
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
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    SoCal Racer
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    Yeah, at least those canards are period correct. I was talking with one of the crew guys and they are committed to "keeping it real."

    We rode alongside the 'Vette (on an open trailer!) through the Grapevine on the way home Sunday. My son was driving so I got a real good look at it from some angles not seen in the pits. It is sweeeet.
     
  12. KING CHASSIS
    Joined: Aug 28, 2005
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    KING CHASSIS
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    Man, I just now found this post. That digger is what Im talkin about. Period looks and runnin. YEAH!!
     
  13. tmacracin
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
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    tmacracin
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    Its nice to see the old style running hard! This current FED shit bugs me they look stupid!
     
  14. JC Sparks
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
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    JC Sparks
    Member
    from Ohio

    We ran the first 5 second run for a front engine AA/FD in 1996 with this one. Just a note, it was back when you still had to use a iron Chrysler head.
     

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  15. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
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    Jeem
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    That's definitely a pretty dragster!

    'Course that Vette is SUH-weet!!
    Did Pat Foster get to see this before he passed?
    (then again, he probably restored it?)
     
  16. Jeem
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    Jeem
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    That Vega is cool too.....damn.....
    Anyone with complete images of this?
     

  17. How's this?
     

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  18. Jeem
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    Jeem
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    Holy CRAP, that's cool.
    Thanks
     

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