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

  1. tommyd
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    Jim Waldo's 63. 12968161_10205146410214626_544770537010562782_o.jpg
     
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  2. zeph4057k
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    heres my buddys '55 chevy stocker 807.JPG , small block
     
  3. NHRANUT
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    Remember? Not at my age. LOL But in a Les Welch photo I have of it it was running the AHRA class of HR-1.
    That picture posted was mine, and in a higher resolution photo you can see that it has a lump on the hood.
     
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    13000211_587678991392556_3971528575744489381_n.jpg Sorry about the front wheels.
     
  9. alphabet soup
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    Sorry about the front wheels??? I have seen '30's, '40's and '50's cars on this site with billet parts, MSD ignitions, Demon carbs, chrome brake boosters, etc., etc., etc. Unless these people have a time machine their not letting anyone know about. I think a '60's stocker, raced in the '70's with '70's front wheels fits here much better. Especially on this thread. Just my one and a half cents. Gene.
     
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  10. j walking
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    would like to see a jr. stocker meet! Would you bring your hot rods?
     
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  13. I've skimmed 300 of the 400+ pages here. I'm really digging the photos and some of the reading. Too bad there are so many missing photos, making for lots of holes in the overall story. The photos make me remember the cars parked on the edges of gas stations, muffler shops, alignment shops, and auto-parts stores, when I was a kid. I was drawn to those alphabet, cartoon, art & sticker loaded cars.. I knew they raced, but I couldn't get my dad to take me to a dragstrip to see them in action and get a better understanding. Can anybody recommend a book or website that does a really good job of bringing the 60's drag races to life and explains what's really going on with the cars, drivers, equipment choices, set-ups, etc?

    One nice surprise for me (since I'm a tri-five fan) is the number of tri-fives that seemed to be almost the car of choice for a number of the classes. Looking forward to more photos and info.

    Thanks in advance,

    Gotta56forme/Scott
     
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  14. NHRANUT
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    I don't know if it's still available, but I have a copy of Larry Davis' book "Super Stock, drag racing the family sedan". If you like this thread, you'll love the book. His "Gasser Wars" book is a cult favorite but I know it has been out of print for years and used copies go for $50 +.
    Doug Boyce has some great books too, and maybe he'll give you rundown on them.
     
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  15. 56sedandelivery
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    We're from a parallel universe having the same inclinations as kids, and having a parent who would't let me do anything I wanted to do. The book is actually, JUNIOR STOCK-Drag Racing The Family Sedan, by Doug Boyce/CarTechBooks.Com. I keep thinking we'll cross paths one of these times. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  16. loudbang
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    Got a bunch of chevies today day that should make 56sedandelivery's day :rolleyes:
    These are the last from the 55-56-57 set I found.:(

    $$QA wagon at Dragway Park Ontario Canada

    $$QA wagon at Dragway Park Ontario Canada.JPG


    $$QA what is left of it


    $$QA what is left of it.JPG



    1957 wagon "His Grace"


    1957 wagon His Grace.JPG


    Bill Morrison "Karbelt speed & custom" K/S


    Bill Morrison Karbelt speed & custom KS.JPG


    Blue Tokyo Rose K/SA

    Blue Tokyo Rose KSA.JPG


    "Tokyo Rose" after the crash


    Tokyo Rose after the crash.JPG


    "Bounty Hunter" 1957 Sedan Delivery


    Bounty Hunter 1957 Sedan Delivery.JPG


    Cal Method F/S Method's "Marauder"


    Cal Method FS Method\'s Maurauder.JPG


    Cal Method J/SA Methods "Marauder" change of class


    Cal Method JSA Methods Maurauder.JPG


    Canadian 1957 wagon 2 door

    Canadian 1957 wagon 2 door.JPG


    Crutz Caulderhead M/SA "Duster III"


    crutz caulderhead MSA Duster III.JPG


    Again different angle Note the slim whitewalls


    crutz caulderhead MSA Duster III second.JPG


    Frank Laconio "Banana I" G/S


    Frank Laconio Banana I GS.JPG
     
  17. loudbang
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    And the hits keep coming LOL.

    George Supinski O/SA

    George Supinski OSA.JPG

    Good In Tension L/S


    Good In Tension LS.JPG


    again


    Good In Tension LS second.JPG



    Good In Tension note "Race car in tow" bumper sticker


    Good In Tension third note  Race car in tow bumper sticker.JPG


    Henry Dana "Occasional Husband" H/S


    Henry Dana Occasional Husband HS.JPG


    James Waibel F/S record holder


    James Waibel FS record holder.JPG



    Jere Stahl Cordia G/S class winner 1964 at indy. looks to be running a tad rich with all that black on the side of the car LOL.


    Jere Stahl Cordia class winner 1964 at indy.JPG


    Jere Stahl & Cordia G/S wonder it he make his own headers LOL


    Jere Stahl Cordia GS wonder it he make his own headers LOL.JPG

    Jere Stahl in a 1957 this time G/S


    Jere Stahl in the 1957 this time GS.JPG



    Jere Stahl this time in 1957 D/S


    Jere Stahl this time in 1957 DS.JPG


    Joe Alread J/S


    Joe Alread JS.JPG


    Again

    Joe Alread JS second.JPG
     
  18. loudbang
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    And Wait there's MORE

    John Dianna L/SA at Pomona


    John Dianna LSA at Pomona.JPG


    John Dianna L/SA record holder


    John Dianna LSA record holder.JPG


    John Dianna the aftermath of the crash


    John Dianna the aftermath of the crash.JPG


    John Dianna vs LOWE & Easley Anybody know it this a relation to our Dean Lowe?


    John Dianna vs LOWE & Easley.JPG


    M/SA John Dianna vs John Barkley


    John Barkley MSA vs John  Dianna.JPG


    John Lamatrice N/S


    John Lamatrice NS.JPG


    "Jolly Green Giant" G/S Gunning Brothers. Anybody know if this is the jolly green giant crew that had a vette of the same name?


    Jolly Green Giant GS Gunning Brothers.JPG


    again this time L/S


    Jolly Green Giant GS Gunning Brothers second.JPG


    "Law Automotive" N/SA "Special Delivery" Lou Cuviello


    Law Automotive JSA Special Delivery\' Lou Cuviello.JPG


    "Marvin Ripes" M/SA


    Marvin Ripes  MSA.JPG
     
  19. loudbang
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    When my clicking finger is getting tired :rolleyes: but not done yet.

    Mike Walker


    Mike Walker.JPG


    "Mr Zip" Wayne walker T/SA 1957 sedan delivery


    Mr Zip Wayne walker TSA.JPG



    Again


    Mr Zip Wayne walker TSa second.JPG


    Nice 1957 Nomad


    Nice 1957 Nomad.JPG


    Ray Allen "Terrible Tangerine' K/S


    Ray Allen Terrible Tangerine.JPG


    again


    Ray Allen Terrible Tangerine second.JPG


    "Real Bad Deal" Tony Pall K/SA


    Real Bad Deal Tony Pall KSA.JPG


    again


    Real Bad Deal Tony Pall KSA  second.JPG


    "Revenuer III" Max Hall I/S record holder


    Revenuer III Max Hall IS  record holder.JPG


    Tom Neja R/S


    Tom Neja RS.JPG


    Tom Taylor K/SA


    Tom Taylor KSA.JPG
     
  20. 56sedandelivery
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    The John Dianna 56 Sedan Delivery is really what started my obsession with Deliveries. That Canadian, 56, 150 Handyman Wagon, is a car I'd like to have had in my long line of 56's. I'm on number TEN currently. The George Supinki, 56, 150 "Handyman Wagon", is actually the original Yoo Hoo Too Sedan Delivery AFTER they CONVERTED it to a Wagon. All done to fit into a more favorable class after the Hydro's got dumped from the class. I believe the same thing happened with Dianna's Delivery after it was sold. Cal Method is still a Stock Class racer to this day, along with his wife (number 2?). I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  21. loudbang
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    Last of them

    "Tuff Texn" E/S (no that is not a typo LOL)


    Tuff Texn  ES.JPG


    Wheatley brothers "Heartbreaker II" J/S


    Wheatley brothers Heartbreaker II.JPG


    "Yoo Hoo Too" national record holder G/SA from the land of NED


    Yoo Hoo Too national record holder GSA.JPG


    again


    Yoo hoo too GSA.JPG


    Different paint this time

    Yoo Hoo Too different paint.JPG


    Tony Pizzi M/SA Sedan Delivery

    Tony Pizzi  MSA  SD.JPG

    and thatsss all folks
     
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  22. loudbang
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    It really is great to have our members filling in the history on these cars before the history gets lost to time.:)
     
  23. Jimbo17
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    Could someone explain to me again why the N.H.R.A. did away with Junior Stock?

    Junior Stock was so wildly popular and had such a large following of die heart fans it just never made any sense to me why they messed around with such a good thing they had going on.

    Jimbo
     
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  24. 1934coupe
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    Loud bang you did good! So many cars and drivers swapped cars and changed paint or lettering it makes my head spin. I had a picture of "Yoo Hoo" with Supinski on the side then Jessel and couldn't figure out who was what. If I didn't have my MG there would be a Jr. stocker in the garage that I could run every weekend.

    Pat
     
  25. Hydrophobia Delivery
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    Jimbo 17, Junior Stock being what it was and being snuffed out like it was I think everybody who's read these 12,327 posts is wondering. Still. As these cars start to have a resurgence and guys find their old cars or take them out of mothballs after all these years it's pretty cool to watch and hear stories. There are engine builders from that era doing race engines as I type this so this is not a passing phase. And since they'll be run independently now the NHRA cannot decide on a whim to snuff them again. They're back. They're real. It's cool.These pictures guys keep posting are so great . Everytime I'm on here ( daily) I see some thing I never saw before. Thank you for that.
    Sorry for running on guys. I'm impassioned about the old Junior Stockers.
     
  26. AHotRod
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    Stockers RULE !
     
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  27. Mikeszcz
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    TokyoRoseflatTowWreck-vi.jpg Toktrailer.jpg
     
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  29. 1934coupe
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    Just bought this Drag Times!

    Pat
     

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  30. OK, 'Jr Stock-newbie' question, if I may...
    Using the following photo for an example:
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    I've done enough reading to have some understanding of the class naming conventions and how they relate to the mfr's reported delivered weight to rated horsepower ratio, but... I'm trying to understand the 3-digit numbers (sometimes 4-digits) I sometimes see painted on the cars, and/or written or even lettered on the windows. In the example photo, I see '826' painted on the trailing edge of the quarter panel, and I also see it handwritten on the windshield. My search & reading across this entire thread for the word 'number' suggests this is a... car number? By way of analogy, is the '826' to the '56 delivery in this photo similiar in concept to Richard Petty's widely recognized '43'?

    Thanks in advance,

    Gotta56forme/Scott
     
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