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History My Story in a Magazine

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bullet Nose, Jan 16, 2022.

  1. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,381

    Bullet Nose

    Last year I received a copy of Gasoline Magazine that has an article about me. I was asked to write it by Sondre Kvipt, who has the Kustomrama website, and also writes articles for Gasoline Magazine. What I wrote was translated into Swedish.

    After my friend Dennis O'Brien saw it, he suggested that I post what I wrote in English, so I created some pages on one of my websites and I hope no one is offended. If you'd like to take a look, the link is ...

    Last edited: Jan 16, 2022
  2. Thanks for sharing!
  3. Yes, thank you for posting this for us H.A.M.B.ers.
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  4. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,981

    from Colorado

    Hollywood Hank, sent me a copy of the magazine as he interviewed me for a story on Kellison. Quality publication….I can only hope that he said nice things about me as I couldn’t read it!!!
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  5. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 3,795

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

  6. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 8,740


  7. 1320 Fan
    Joined: Jan 6, 2009
    Posts: 131

    1320 Fan

    That is a great history of your car life. You both put a lot of effort into it and thank you for sharing it here.
  8. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,808


    Thanks for sharing that; I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!
  9. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 29,382

    Jalopy Joker

    Wow - Hot article - Congrats
  10. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 7,566


    Hey BN,

    Great story in the magazine. It was nice reading something about So Cal, as it was during our own time cruising around Long Beach and our road trips to the South Bay plenty of times. The distance from our Westside of Long Beach house to the South Bay shoreline was simple and fun. During our surfing days, the Palos Verdes Peninsula at Haggerty’s was a favorite place, despite the rocks raining down on us as we walked to the point. (As well as the Redondo Breakwater)

    You mentioned in 1959 being at Lion’s Dragstrip with a FED, DeSoto powered. Would you happen to have photos of the build? There are some of my films that still have FED race cars in them that I have no knowledge of who owned them and what class they were in competition. If your photos match those unnamed ones, I will gladly send you the HD digital copies taken at Lion’s Dragstrip.


    Either send via the HAMB conversation tab or post on your thread. I will definitely check to see if the same FED is in my films. I am doing some final identifying for a large public website for reference access for anyone, about drag racing in the 58-60 era in So Cal.

    Again, great story in the magazine and Kustomrama is a very good source of information that we all have used at one time or another.

    1959 Lion’s Dragstrip Pits

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  11. partssaloon
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 557


    Good read BN, nice to finally see it in english
  12. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,381

    Bullet Nose


    What I said was that I was married in 1959. When my mom and dad found out that Lorraine was pregnant, they helped us buy a house in North Redondo. Soon after our son was born in 1960, Woody started building his dragster in our 2 car garage. I was working graveyards, six nights a week in Downey so I didn't get any build photos. I do have another photo of our son standing on the seat in Woody's dragster but that would have been around 1962. It may have been taken at the same time as the photo on Page 88.

    After Woody raced his car at Lion's, he wanted to go faster so he built a manifold with two blowers for the DeSoto engine, but I don't think he ever got it to run good. Woody ended up being a CNC machinist and is now married to Ed Donovan's widow, Kathy, of Donovan Engineering in Torrance.
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  13. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,381

    Bullet Nose

    Thanks Mr. Schlitz
  14. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,156


    Great stuff! Thanks for sharing that.
  15. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,717

    seb fontana
    from ct

    "Galloping Groundhog" Lol.
  16. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,381

    Bullet Nose

    It bounced a lot, and it was LOW.
  17. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,669


    Always loved this Chevy - nice to see more photos and learn some history on it!
  18. Pitbullgoingpostal
    Joined: Jan 2, 2009
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  19. ratfink56
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 342


    Great memories. Thanks for sharing.

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