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History OLD Bonneville & El Mirage Pictures -1940's 50's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CW's40TPU, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. I Just found 30+ photos of Bonneville & El Mirage, not sure who took these pics, they were in with some old Hot Rod magazines that my Dad boxed up. Feel free to ID pics if you know who they are. I do remember some of the cars here but not all.........cw.
     

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  8. BrerHair
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    Holy shit CW . . . Fantastic!

    Someone had a Streamliner & Belly tank fetish! :cool:

    Love the track nose T . . . love all of it. Thanks for sharing brother.
     
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  10. bridger
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    awsome photos .love the Redhead streemlner
     
  11. You are my hero... seriously!! Those photos are incredible! Thank you, thank you!
     
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  14. scooters.....
     

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  15. another scoot'r & nice old pu.
     

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  16. One looks like this one.[​IMG]
     
  17. Rikster
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    Amazing photos Craig!!!
     
  18. more......maybe 60's here......mag wheels on the back of the Stang?
     

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  19. that's all folks.........enjoy,
    cw.
     

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  20. cuznbrucie
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    Holy mack'l!!!......you've hit the Mother Lode!! Some of the cars are #777 = Kenz & Leslie Streamliner...... #147, The Redhead was a Chet Herbert streamliner, I believe...... Couple of belly tankers look to be the Markley Bros. Streamliner in the first set of pics looks like it's out of Lee Chapell's Speed Shop..... #2 Streamliner is Alex Xydias' So Cal Streamliner..... I see Don Waite's T Roadster and Barney Navarro's T roadster.......many others I know but don't have time to identify...the burgers are burning on the grill!!!

    CB
     
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  21. Wthnewrench.......YES KENZ & LESLIE out of Denver, first American car to go over
    200 mph.

    Rikster.....thanks, this was a lucky find!
     
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  22. cuznbrucie........your right on all!......thanks.
    I was there in '54, got to see these guys run......AWESOME!! to see & hear OH YA and smell!
     
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  23. Jimmy B......thanks,
    This was a GREAT time in Land Speed Racing!
    Really glad I got to see some of it back then.
     
  24. Harms Way
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    Very cool pictures,.... Thanks for posting them !
     
  25. This is on the back of the picture with the three Streamliners, it's the only photo that has notes.

    KENZ & LESLIE ......#777.....210.6
    SO CAL.................#2........210.8
    LEE'S SPEED SHOP..#711.....175

    WE NEED POSTER OF THIS!
     

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  26. LANCE-SPEED
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    Subscribed.. To cool!
     
  27. The one in back? That is Cooper/Hayes T. The similarities are numerous.
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    this is an early shot of Lee Chapel's Tornado Streamliner 1949
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    This damage is obviously why it was repainted by the time the 1st Bonneville was held
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    This thing is unreal, first time I have ever seen it, great use of ww2 bomber observation bubble.
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    Burke/Francisco's World's Fastest Hot Rod
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    Marvin Lee B-class Streamliner, I'd hazard a guess and say the '34 in the top right is Jack Morgan's.
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    Dick Price roadster
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    Wes Cooper, Bob Hayes T roadster, B banger Fargo head. 142mph in '49.
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    Bob Wright, Don Berg '34 Cadillac v8 T. Common misconception is that there is a dummy pipe each side to make the headers look better but early Cad's had 8 exhaust ports not 6 like the later v8.
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    Bellytank on left looks to be the Vesco/Dimkins tank. 69 is Norm Lean's. 711 is Bob Joehnck. 690 Dave Ratliff. 612 is H. Papazian & J. Khougaz.
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  28. Path/Moore Streamliner. Former car of Karl Orr. Karl won the '42 SCTA points championship with it, Bill Warth built it. When Karl ran it at the lakes the original nose from the Warth/Hilborn Streamliner replaced the original Warth/Orr modified nose.
     

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  29. firingorder1
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    It still is!! Could go as far as say its better.
     

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