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Oklahoma drag strips-pictures??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mow too much, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. roydebisco
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    my willys is from tulsa and it is the one that is sitting in the staging lanes. when i bought this car back in 1995 the guy gave me a video of this car racing at tulsa ,
     

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  2. partsrivet
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    I'm guessing the red car on the left is what you're refering to. Glad to see it still around. Whose was it originally and how did you come by it?

     
  3. 3day
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    That shot of it now, from the front looks soo tough, love it
     
  4. partsrivet
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    Wiley Cossey's Casler Tire 67 Hemi Plymouth from California getting ready to run at the World Finals in Tulsa, October 1967[​IMG]
     
  5. partsrivet
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    I've been told that this race at Willow Run in August 1966 is the last time Bobby Langley from Everman TX ran this particular car. [​IMG]
     
  6. FrankBoss
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    Great Shot of Louis Boyd car... I live down the block from his machine shop in Norman OK which did the work on my 289" in my 72 Pinto~"

    FrankBoss
     
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  9. davidh73750
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    here's some interesting stuff on a car, think it was a buick in a salvage yard.
    Believe it was a straight 8. has markings for noble dont know when but it was some time back
     

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  10. davidh73750
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    just read wikki and it said ahra name disolved in 2005
     
  11. partsrivet
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    More views from the 67 World Finals in Tulsa. This first one is Jerry Harvey from Indianapolis arriving in the pits with his Mustang. [​IMG]
     
  12. partsrivet
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    No intro needed here. [​IMG]
     
  13. partsrivet
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    Lynn Balek's Satisfaction Dodge from Mason City, Iowa. Tulsa 10-1967[​IMG]
     
  14. partsrivet
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    Earl Britt,the Pizza Man from (I think) Sioux Falls, SD with his C/MP vette. Tulsa 10-19[​IMG]67
     
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    The Fenner Tubbs SS/A driven by Joe Smith of Lubbock TX rests between rounds at Tulsa, 8-67. Joe had won the World Championship here two years earlier[​IMG].
     
  16. partsrivet
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    Staging lanes at the 1967 World Finals. Included in this view is Bill Jenkins, Paul Richardson, Lynn Balek and Parham and Payne, among others. Oh, to see this again! [​IMG]
     
  17. partsrivet
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    No idea who these guys at Tulsa are. September 1967[​IMG]
     
  18. y'sguy
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    Thanks again for posting these from TUlsa. I was there somewhere. It's funny now to see in the other pics everyone in Jackets as it is about 105 today. Course that was in Oct I think?
     
  19. d-rock
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    thanks for the great pics 'partsrivet'. i was born in 1970 so these pics were a little before 'my time' but my dad (R.I.P.) used to take me to Tulsa, OKC and Ardmore dragstrips when i was a small child. man.. the memories of the staging lanes being packed with cars (especially at night), seeing the 'big names' of Topfuel and Funnycar etc in Tulsa at the Springnationals....i'm so glad i was able to experience that. There used to be a guy out of OKC that my dad knew named Jerry Harris (i think he may have had a speedshop) that drove a badass dart swinger...that thing would really haul ass! it's funny what you remember sometimes. thanks for the memories!

    Darrin
     
  20. dragrcr50
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    and jerry harris is still at the races often at thunder valley and ardmore always helpin out with drgsters and altereds.....
     
  21. d-rock
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    i'm glad to hear that! i guess once that drag racing bug bites you ... you are hooked forever.

    well, he wouldn't know me from 'adam' but if you happen to run into him...please tell him 'this kid' really enjoyed seeing him race that mean green dart!

    thanks,

    Darrin
     
  22. dragrcr50
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    I used to race that mean green dart myself, earl rowland had a new yellow dart also, good old days at sand valley and willow run. i ran a 65 chevelle and a b/a roadster..in thos days..
     
  23. partsrivet
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    Eddie Hill at the opening of Willow Run in OK City in August 1966. I'm surprised the trailer isn't purple also. [​IMG]
     
  24. partsrivet
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    Virgil Cates from Mansfield Ohio ran this nice 33 Willys in C/A. This is at Tulsa in October of 1967. [​IMG]
     
  25. partsrivet
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    The Surfers, Bobby Langley and John Wiebe wait in the staging lanes at Willow Run on the opening weekend in August 1966. [​IMG]
     
  26. partsrivet
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    Surfers AA/FD Willow Run Raceway, Oklahoma City, [​IMG]8-1966
     
  27. partsrivet
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    The shutters are clicking as an Anglia lifts its wheel of the start at Southwest Raceway in Tulsa, OK in September 1966.[​IMG]
     
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  29. Gasserdriver
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    Great Pics,

    I raced the OKC fairgrounds almost every weekend from 1961 to 1964, knew of and knew most of the guys that were out there.

    I drove a H Stock 55 Ford, ONG green at first then in 1963 I painted it red.

    I never took or had any pics of the fairgrounds, I don't even have a pic of the 55 and I spent most of my time in or under it.

    About three years ago I drove down the old OKC fairgrounds dragstrip several times, it was still there even the starting line and timeing box pole and most of the shutdown lanes and again I diden't take a pic of it while it was still with us (diden't even think of it). Sadly it's a brand new parking lot now!

    Keep the pics comeing, maybe someone will post a few from the fairgrounds.

    Thanks, Fred
     

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