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

  1. 67 W-30
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
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    Chuck - I believe this is the Chapman car I was thinking about? Looks to be a 348/250 with single 4GC carb
     
  2. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
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    Gosh, Those are GREAT pics.
     
  3. Chuck Norton
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    from Division 7


    Obviously, Herman did build a "W" motored Super Stocker although I don't recall ever seeing it run on the west coast. We were all scrambling in 1972, trying to find a place to compete with cars that suddenly had no place to go. Even with my limited knowledge of 348 motors, I'd have to say that he probably had a tough job getting around the plethora of small blocks that responded more positively to the modifications permitted under Super Stock rules. We were busy cutting down tunnel ram manifolds to fit under the hoods of '56 and '57 Chevys just to run those very same classes.

    Herman's '69 Chevelle small block entries were substantially more competitive.

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  4. 270283
    Joined: Jun 11, 2006
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    Got my copy of the Doug Boyce Junior Stock book from Amazon a few days ago. If you are reading this thread you will enjoy this book. Lots of photos and great narrative.
     
  5. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    Keep the stories and pictures coming folks, best of the HAMB right here!
     
  6. biscaynes
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    X2!! :rolleyes:
     
  7. ZAPPER68
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    I posted this a few days ago on the HAMB "Drag cars in Motion' thread and I'm hoping I'll geta better response here on this thread...I own the '66 L72 Biscayne that was bought new by Dick Ribaudo (RIP) from Duluth MN. The car was raced extensively (B/S) by Dick and later by John Bezdichek (sp) from New Ulm MN. Does anyone have info or pictures of the car back in the day when it raced at Minnesota dragways? I have been in touch with Dick's son and both he and I would like more info if available. The car was Aztec bronze with a fawn interior. Thanks in advance.
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  8. socalmerc
    Joined: Feb 24, 2008
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    from socal

    hey guys, i own tom nejas ramp truck that he built and have been trying to get a hold of the guy who bought his 57 wagon to see he would like to buy the ramp truck. if anybody knows him could you pass this on to him. the cab was to far gone to save and i was gonna put a coe cab on it that i had but now i just want to sell it. i would like to see it go to some one who would use to haul there drag car with it, since thats what he built it for. heres the link to where i have it for sale on hamb
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=737450
     
  9. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    I hope to see this thread not die, lots of pictures have disapeared.
     
  10. bfnjz52
    Joined: Dec 13, 2006
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    A buddy loaned me a copy of the 1963-64 Mid Eastern Drag News Annual.

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    I scanned the Junior stockers in it. Apologies up front if these have been posted previously.

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  11. bobbyj2030
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    Does anyone remember Sam Cunningham? Ran a 61 Vette. Was National Champion several years. From Nederland, Texas. Known as Mr. Shortblock
     
  12. biscaynes
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    nice shot of the monster mash, thks!
     
  13. danubeblue65
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    Does anyone remember or know anything about Perry Lovelady? He took Stock eliminator at the 1969 NHRA Winter Championships running L/S in a 56 Chevy called Zip Code. Anybody know what became of him or the car?
     
  14. 66cayne
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    You might also try posting this on the 'Chevy Talk' 65-70 big car forum. Several B body L72 guys posting there...
     
  15. Kentuckian
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    Runs like this happened every weekend at local tracks back in the days of Junior Stock.

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  16. Kentuckian
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    Early musclecars were abundant at local tracks every weekend. A common sight in the Junior Stock days was a pair of GTOs battling it out for class honors.

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  17. ZAPPER68
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    Thanks for the lead...however, I have been a member of that site for a couple of years and have asked for the same information there, unfortunately without any luck. I do appreciate your input.
     
  18. danubeblue65
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    I recently picked up a copy of "Junior Stock: Drag Racing the Family Sedan" and I have found it to be an excellent book. The pictures, stats, and stories in this book are priceless.
    There are a few racers mentioned in it that I can't seem to find anything else about though. Anybody have pictures or information about any of the following-
    Otis Grigsby-Division 3 points champion for 1967.
    Wayne Etter-Division 5 points champion for 1967.
    Roger Danivik-also spelled "Dinivik," from Nebraska.
     
  19. Finn Jensen
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    It is an excellent book. 1964/1965 sections bring back lots of memories. Very well researched and nicely written.
     
  20. Kentuckian
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    1962 Indianapolis Nationals trophy run for D/SA

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  21. DualQuad55
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    from Epsom, NH

    Looks like 'Pop' Kennedy in the Reynolds Buick entry in the far lane. Was class champion in 61 or 62 running the Nailhead and a Dynaflo trans. I am not sure of his racing sucess this day though.
    He went on to become the 'Kenne' of Kenne-Bell fame.
     
  22. POPSTAGE2
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    The 61 Invicta was D S/A class champ at the US NATS in 61 & 62 so yes, it did win here.
    Also the Invicta won 38 consecutive races between May '61 and Sept '61.

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  23. Mag00
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    The Album "Fresh" came out in 1967...So...."i feel free" or cat's squirell" would both easily pass tech...
     
  24. t.canter
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
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    This one lives and was just restored.
     

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  25. Lost Creep
    Joined: Oct 30, 2009
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    from Indiana

    P426,
    Pete, a belated "thank you" for the pictures you posted in September. I haven't visited this thread since Sept.14th.....little did I know you were gonna be posting your typical quality pictures shortly after. Great pic's Pete and it was good to see "P426" on the screen again.

    Eddie

    PS - thank you also bfnjz52 ....neat pictures.
     
  26. I know what you're referring to, but I doubt many other do.
    Quote the post or at least post the number of it.... please!
     
  27. Bob Bender
    Joined: Sep 13, 2009
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    Look what I found. Thought I lost all my old pics.
     

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  28. butch70462
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    yes met him in Nederland early 80's he had a farm and was into redoing tractors had vett in shop Butch ps realy nice guy
     
  29. Marty Knox
    Joined: Aug 26, 2012
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    Did anyone keep their Raceway News from Englishtown or Competion Copyright from Island Dragway in the early 70's? I had some I kept until my basement flooded and ruined them.
     
  30. Shovel83
    Joined: Nov 27, 2012
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    Shovel83
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    from FL.

    I bought this car in 1975 from a man in Red springs N.C. Iwent through motor & transmission and raced it in bracket . my email is outlaw651@hotmail.com my is Larry
     

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