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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by colesy, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. colesy
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    More on Ronnie Broadhead from 1963. Here he is at the Medera Calf. NHRA points meet resetting the C/Stock national record @13.56 / 105.26. Engine by H.L. Shahan is on the front fender.
     

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  2. colesy
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    Also from 1963, here's Jack Clifford from Los Angeles and his record holding Hudson. Power comes from a 308 cu.in. 60 over 6 cylinder with the famous Twin H manifold set-up.
     

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  4. Tony Janes
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    Here are two pictures of the John Barkley 1957 Chevy Stockers. Barkley 1 is the 1968 Winternationals winner. Barkley 2 is the 1970 Indy class winner. Barkley 2 was sold to Gene Wheeler in March of 1971 and became "The Tuff Texan"
     

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  5. rj64
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    Gary, were you still partner's with Joe on the Challenger that followed the Roadrunner?
     
  6. Gary Glover
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    No. Will post his name when I can think of it or maybe someone else can tell you. I think his name was Rudy. He had a 65 Hemi car.
     
  7. 6-71
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    I remember back when Dick Bailey was a well known driver on the local dirt track scene.My dad used to cover the local race tracks for the newspaper,so I got to go to a lot of races and sit in the "press box". I had family in Grove City for many years and lived there for a short time.:)
     
  8. Tony Janes -any shots of the In-Bomber in your collection??
    -Dean
     

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  9. Tony Janes
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    That would be Rudy Schings( not sure of the spelling of the last name)
     
  10. Tony Janes
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    No pictures of the " In Bomber"
     

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  11. Gary Glover
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    I called Johnny because he did the article. That is what he said. He was not sure of spelling so I didn't attempt it.
     
  12. mtkawboy
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    Anyone have info on Dwyers R3 63 Lark SS/IA ? I heard it went to a bracket racer but never was seen again. Thanks for the update on the Gator. Sure wish I could buy it for $1000 now. Got my butt kicked more times then I could count in Junior Stock by the Gator but We won a few too.
     
  13. Mike Virgin
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    Hello
    I love this site. Brings back so many memories from when I was young and reminds me of names and stories I have heard my father tell. My dad was Royce Virgin who raced in division 7 from 1965-1971.
    I am trying to get him to send me his scrap book so I can scan some photos into this page. He has a serious collection of mostly division 7 photos. Pictures from the Winter nationals, Riverside, OCIR, Fremont, Carlsbad, Irwindale, Boise and Salt Lake City.
    Many of the pictures are of cars I see on here.
     
  14. Gary Glover
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    Welcome aboard Mike . I know your Dad.. Bill Beam and Clyde Pitkin were also great Salt Lake City racers . I believe your Dad was racing as recently as 2000.
     
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  15. colesy
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    Welcome to the group Mike. Looking forward to seeing some of those photos!!!
     
  16. Mike Virgin
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    I know those guys very well. Bill Beam is living in Illinois. Clyde Pitkin passed away a few years ago. My dad did run a few NHRA points meets until 2000 and then he bracket raced here and there until selling his race car 3 years ago.
     
  17. Cut55
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    Great pic! I can just imagine it being flat-towed behind that Pontiac.
     
  18. colesy
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    Tulsa 1965 round by round Junior Stock coverage...........
     

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  19. X-TECH MAN
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    Did anyone else notice that B/FX and C/FX was running in Jr. Stock eliminator with the stockers:eek:?
     
  20. Chuck Norton
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    Yes, I noticed it but didn't think much about it. Like most evolving entities, Junior Stock had some genetic aberrations and mutations and that particular year must have had a couple more than usual. I remember B/FX and C/FX being in Street Eliminator most of the time but, I seem to recall that they were subject to tear-down just like Stockers at that time. One thing is apparent, they didn't seem to dominate the field although they were noticeably quicker.

    c
     
  21. brandon
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    a customer of mine was telling me a story the other day . he and another guy were driving the tow car home, with a 62 nova on the towbar behind them , the owner behind the wheel of the nova. he tells me , we were going up old taylor mill road (curvy to say the least...:D) when , they hear the owner , fire up the nova , half way up...... the 65 impala 4dr was no match for the nova with a 377 and 4 speed and 4.88's. he said they were they were everyway but straight , as the owner shoved them up the hill. crazy stuff:D
     
  22. X-TECH MAN
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    I remember when The Old Reliable (A/FX) won Little Eliminator at Indy in 1963 he ran Jim Wangers in the Royal Pontiac (B/FX) in the final. Its a little "fuzzy" to me (most things are now....lol) as late 65 was about the time I was invited to a south east asian "vacation" and wasnt able to keep up much. I wondered if they ran the 7 inch tires in 65 or did they use larger tires? The A/FX cars ran 10 inch tires in 63. Im not sure about the B/FX and C/FX cars. Tom Sturm ran on 7 inch tires in 1962 with a C/FX Chevy Belair. Does anyone have any 63 to 65 rule books?
     
  23. 56 Pontiac I/SA
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    At 14.12, but just 79.29 MPH Spider was (seriously) on the brakes on that first-round run. I know it posted more than a few mid-high thirteens over the years, but I'd really luv to know just what was the quickest ever run for the Bill Spanakos Monster Mash II car.

    Methinks that on a good day with everything 'spot on,' and at a 'sticky' track like Suffolk or Cecil it might very-well have seen twelve nines!

    [​IMG]
     
  24. colesy
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    NHRA Junior Stock Divisional Leaders for 1965. From Aug. 27th National Dragster.
     

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  26. 65deluxe
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    The car pictured ran as quick as a 13.60 where as The Monster Mash II that followed it went a best of 13.34 @ 102.78.
    Spider, his body may be failing but his mind remembers well.
     
  27. 270283
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    As I said several pages back, you didn't want to come up against The Monster Mash during time trials in your brand new musclecar back in the sixties!
     
  28. biscaynes
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    it's no wonder the monster mash had such a great rep.
    mid 13s with a near stock 265 with 2 bit sized valves. :cool:
     
  29. stlouisgasser
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    Hey speaking of Tom Sturm, does anyone have photos of his '62 C/FX Bel Air? I think I've only ever seen one photo of that much talked about car and can't remember where it was.
     
  30. Chuck Norton
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    from Division 7

    Was this car not a Bel Air powered by an FI 327 Corvette motor?

    c
     

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