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Event Coverage Nostalgia AA/Gassers True Heads up Racing

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1933t, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. shooter54
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  2. magooz
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    Those were GREAT days in the 80's & 90's. We all made a lot of friendships that have been everlasting. Now we're all in our 60's & 70's, but still feel like kids when our minds eye looks backwards. You won't find a bunch of nicer guys on the West Coast then T Willford, M Strode, C Lytle's Blown Hell Willys (second to last photo), K Keller, J Coonrod, W Harry, M Svobota (last photo), and K Kudo Mr. VHS, and all their related friends are all the BEST people I've ever meet! MAGOO

    A Special Thanks to Marty Strode for his incredible work on Willfords '33 Willys, and so many other projects he's built over the years.
     

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  3. Marty Strode
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    Ken,
    It's about time you showed up here! It is hard to describe the fun and friendships we had back then, you and your beautiful Willys, along with your professional crew, were a huge part of it. Can't wait to see your Henry J, in person.
     
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    Marty; I tried to get Magoo and Kudo to come down to Riverdale this last year to see how Cool the Races are there,If everyone would show up , we could have a GEEZER GASSER REUNION !! Looks like the guys on the East coast are continuing on with REAL Gassers like our old cars ! they sure have some BITCHIN CARS! Keep the torch burnin guys! THANKS Chris
     
  6. 1933t
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    Chris & Marty You should get all of you in one place & have a good time & you can get Tom to see if he still can get into that fire suit. I say NO WAY there has been a lot of thanksgiving from that pic till now. Tom told me he went around 155 MPH with hand controlls thats a WILD ride :eek:

    LOL Trouble
     
  7. Lytles Garage
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    Tom and I were at Seattle once, I was WAY ahead of him when my car did something stupid, so I let off of lt, Tom went by me SOOO fast I thought it was going to spin me out!! Chris
     
  8. Marty Strode
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    Trouble, Get a load of that roll cage! I question Tom's and my sanity for driving this one. I guess you won't see either one of us at any MENSA meetings. I will see Tom tomorrow, we will have a few laughs.
     

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  9. Ah yes, safety was the main concern back then wasn't it Marty? Ha Ha!
     
  10. 1933t
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    Marty let Tom know I said hello, that old cage looks almost the same as in the Oddy Austin. Scarry to go 155-165 in there My seats are like lounge chairs they are rubberbans for support, Jimmy would say " I was going 160 MPH sitting on a set of rubberbands & would just shake his head. You did a great job on the Bizio truck Jeff in very safe in there !! NICE WORK !!! Trouble
     
  11. magooz
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    Chris,
    I remember that pass between you and Tom.. I think you had it in reverse!!! LOL MAGOO
     
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  12. toxic waste
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    Hi
    Are these guidelines for 1/8 or 1/4 mile? Is 155 ,160 mph the speed your running? On the blower rules, is a Dankas superblower ok to run? Where will these races be held at?
    Thank you
    James
     
  13. 1933t
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    PM me for more details Thanks James
     
  14. 1320_racer
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    Let me help you out with this Trouble.

    James,
    These guidelines are for 1/8 mile and our speeds are generally in the 135 mph range. As for the blower, please contact John Rossitter at NostalgiaAAGassers@yahoo.com for any questions. Here is our schedule so far:

    New London Dragway May 11 & 12
    June TBA
    The Blue Suede Cruise at Summit Motorsports Park July 20 & 21
    Dunn Tire Raceway Park August 4
    September TBA
    New London Dragway October 19 & 20

    Thanks for your interest!

     
  15. 1933t
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  16. Is the Blue Suede Cruise in Norwalk now going to have a race?

    I know that the track was always open for cars to take passes durring that event but there was no competitive race. Has that changed?
     
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    Speedhunters from Japan 2012 Magazine of the year The Rodders Journal
    Way to go guys


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  18. 1933t
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    [QUOTEIs the Blue Suede Cruise in Norwalk now going to have a race?

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    Yes Greg The Nostalgia AA/Gassers are booked that weekend
     
  19. 1933t
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    Indy 1969-70

    Nostalgia AA/Gassers

    Run with the big dogs of AA/GS Racing
     

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  20. Boss Hydro
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    Trouble,

    I love the later style AA/GS cars! The Opel GT's of K.S., Junior and Brad Anderson were some awesome hot rods! Are the Opels allowed in your group? If anyone enjoys the more traditional "Up-in-the-Air" mid 60's style true "Gasser Wars" style cars, check out our thread:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=773227
    Our partial schedule is posted with many more in the works!

    Rocky
     
  21. Boss Hydro
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    lol... All's fair in love and war...! I really am a fan of the later style cars too.
    Would love to see some period correct style AA/GS cars like George's mustang and Jr's Kadet making exhibition passes, maybe even having a class for the later style period correct cars.
     
  22. Rolleiflex
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    Lytles Garage, magooz, vintagegasser,

    I know that none of you know me, but I just want to say thank you guys for all the memories. I came out to SIR (Pacific Raceways) a lot back then and loved every minute of it. I've got quite a few pictures that I took back in the 1987-1994 time frame. Maybe I can get some of them posted up. It is a time that I truly miss!

    Erich
     
  23. 1933t
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    Rocky I have no problem with you riding my coat tails you can post what you want. It all the better for the Nostalgia AA/Gasser when you do. I cant wait to see all the places your going to go this year


    Trouble

    Oddy Austin AA/GS Indy 1968
     

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  24. Boss Hydro
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    Trouble,

    Here's a partial list of where we will be... Looking forward to seeing you and Roula!

    2013 "Classical AA/GS Group" race schedule.......


    March 13th-17th, Gainesville Florida.. NHRA Gatornationals Special Match
    Race..!
    Big John Mazmanian and K.S. Pittman 33 Willys AA/GSers


    May 19th Atco Dragway NJ Phila Modifiers Event.
    Boss Hydro Vs. Big John Mazmanian East vs. West Gasser
    Match Race!


    May 31st to June 1st. Thompson Ohio "Classical AA/GS" Crusin Times
    Gasser Reunion..
    OPEN Show "Classical AA/GS Group" Race! Come see the TOP
    names in Gasser History battle it out!


    June 8th and 9th Beaver Springs Gasser Reunion
    OPEN Show "Classical AA/GS Group" Race! Come see the TOP
    names in Gasser History battle it out!


    June 13th to 15th Bowling Green Ky. National Hot Rod Reunion ..
    Sponsored by Scott Rods!!!!!
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    OPEN Show "Classical AA/GS Group" Race! Come see the TOP
    names in Gasser History battle it out!

    July 5th, Quarter Aces Dragway "Classical AA/GS" Four car show!


    July 14th Beaver Springs York Reunion..."Classical AA/GS Group"
    Boss Hydro vs. K.S. Pittman 33's


    July 27th Englishtown NJ. Summer Nationals, "Classical AA/GS" Four car
    "Classical AA/GS Group" Shoot out!
    Special "Joe Pirrone Memorial" award! sponsored by
    Steve Musser

    August 4th.. Colonial Beach "Classical AA/GS" Match Race
    Big John Mazmanian vs. K.S. Pittman!!!!!


    August 28th to Sept 2nd. Indianapolis Ind. NHRA U.S. Nationals!!!!!
    "Classical AA/GS Group" Challenge! 12 cars invited, 8 qualify,
    Come see the TOP names in Gasser History battle it out!


    Sept 12th to 14th Epping NH National Hot Rod Reunion "Classical AA/GS
    Group" Shootout! OPEN Show "Classical AA/GS Group" Race!
    Come see the TOP names in Gasser History battle it out!


    Oct 6th Atco Modifiers... "Classical AA/GS Group" Match Race!!!!

    Oct 13th Quarter Aces Dragway.... "Classical AA/GS Group" WORLD
    FINALS!!!! OPEN Show "Classical AA/GS Group" Race! Come
    see the TOP names in Gasser History battle it out!


    Nov. 2nd... Vargo Dragway reunion Boss Hydro and K.S. Pittman AA/GS cars
     
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  25. 1933t
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    WOW I think i just pissed myself !!!! :eek: LOL

    When you say OPEN what does Open Mean? does that mean OPEN to your rules were there is only 1/4 of the AA/GS cars out there can race ? & is that also a INDEX race ?

    Trouble
     
  26. Boss Hydro
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    LOL.... Can I bring my Big Time Memories to one of your shows? Thats right, it doesn't fit YOUR RULES. You really do play dumb well, plenty of experience for sure... We have over 15 cars registered to run with us in 2013, how many do you have? As far as index's, you can call it what you want, but your group is every bit of a index as ours is. It's called the NHRA chassis cert. You run at a NHRA track, your limited to the chassis ET tag, do I like it, no... but then again, I don't lie about it like you do....
     
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  27. 1933t
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    Dumb? Our Racing & your IDEA of racing are miles apart.thats why you get 1/4 of REAL AA/GS cars We DON'T pick our winners ahead of time. I guess you dont have a Clue what heads up racing is sorry to hear this have fun this year & your more that welcome to post on my treads they get a bit more views than do yours huggs & XOXOXO

    Trouble
     
  28. JC Sparks
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    I would think most AA/GS cars from that time ran a clutch. What is the reason for a no clutch rule? JC
     

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