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Folks Of Interest My Uncle George and his brother Yam.

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  1. GassersGarage
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    Yam had his own garage after WWII. His brother George worked with him. They ran the dry lakes, dirt track and even field a car at Indy. At the time, Yam wasn't allowed to drive Indy because it was after WWII.
    www.youtube.com/embed/71sZtDC2RWk
     
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  3. Oldioron
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    Works now......
     
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  4. I still can't get it to play. HRP
     
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  5. Oldioron
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    Try to copy link past in your search, but it worked for me.
     
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  6. das858
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    Great video ! I haven't seen you on the HAMB in quite a while , welcome back .
     
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  7. Hnstray
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    Wouldn't open for me by clicking link....then I 'forwarded' the video link to my email.....worked for me that way......

    Ray
     
  8. 40ragtopdown
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    Thanks for sharing that piece of hot rod history with us.
     
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  9. deucemac
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    Great video, I recognize the Oka brothers, Chickie Hiroshima, and Larry Shinoda!
     
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  10. AHotRod
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    Very cool !
     
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  11. Stogy
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    This is the Video @GassersGarage posted just in a more typical YouTube link format...

    His link did work for me but if it didn't work for you this may...;)

    I look forward to watching it in it's entirety later...they were difficult times but it was a high point in Hotrod Cool and these fellas had a big hand in it all and still do unquestionably...thanks for sharing this...



     
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  12. GassersGarage
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    George Okamuro was married to my Auntie Yo. I worked for him at George's Mobil at 22nd and Vermont while I was in High School.
     
  13. Oldioron
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    A great part of hotrod history, I'm glad you shared it.
     
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  14. From a 1949 Carrell Speedway program.... 10182019_0001.jpg 10182019_0002.jpg 10182019.jpg
     
  15. Stogy
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    @GassersGarage I have posted many of these Hotrods in the Homogonized thread and I now find you have a Family connection to this incredible history...again that's some cool heritage indeed...thanks x2 for sharing this...;)
     
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  16. Marty Strode
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    Thanks for the great video, showing the contributions made by this talented group of men. I am surprised a book hasn't been written about their history. Being a fan of Track Roadsters, Yam's # 8 has always ranked high among my favorites. The last picture must have been taken after Yam sold the car to Andy Granatelli, looks like Pat Flaherty at the wheel. Yam # 8 -2.jpg Yam 8.jpg Yam Ocha 8.JPG
     

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