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Old National Trail Raceway Photos - never before published

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 56 Royal Lancer, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. al conn
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    did not scare driver
     
  2. booboo
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    i happen to know that TONY CAPAUANO still owns that vett
     
  3. phantom
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    I remember Tony from when he worked at Jegs in 1967 then later at the Rod Shop branch "office" up on Karl and Morse...what ever happened to Hyde Park?
     
  4. phantom
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    thanks for posting these photos.brings back memories.I bought a new SS396 Chevelle at Konnors Chev in Whitehall and raced it every single weekend in A/PS class at National Trail.I won my class every Sunday.It was yellow with a black vinyl top.Thn ran a 1969 Nova L78 in A/PS then into Stock Eliminator in 1970-71 (A/S).I wasnt very successful in Stock but remember getting beat by a lot of these cars in the photos.Tom Schumacher,Tom Elk,Morrison in Max Perf. ,Ron Garey,Dave Duell,etc..I've ben looking for photos of one of my old cars and enjoying your work,..thanks Mike Wygant
     
  5. STILL OLD
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    This willy's coupe was run by a guy named Henry Wernke out of Cincinnati. It was the most beautiful gasser of it's time. He went to Columbus to a points meet, a guy made an offer on the car , and Henry pulled the motor & trans, and sold the guy a roller! Henry went on to be crew chief for Jimmy Booker's T/F Chevy
     

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  6. HELLBILLY
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    56 Royal Lancer ............ where did you go?
    PLEASE POST MORE OF THE PHOTOS....
     
  7. brandon
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    buzz , is this the car

    http://gassermadness.com/daveedwards/71w-e/index.html
     
  8. 5w32
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    killer thread!!!!!! any 39-42 stude gasser photos?
     
  9. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Several folks have been bugging me about posting more of my vintage NTR pics on here - hey, it's only been a year! Well, I have have more photos scanned, I'll get them posted as time allows.
     

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  10. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Hang on, Newt- she's a rarin' up on ya!
     

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  11. 56 Royal Lancer
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    The injector stacks, 'chute, wheels...I'd diggin' it!
     

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  12. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Upsy-Daisey!
     

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  13. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Not exactly sure what's goin' on under the hood, but it's worth zooming in to take a closer look.
     

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  14. 56 Royal Lancer
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    No name, decals or class designation - I'm thinkin' this car was a fresh build when the photo was taken.
     

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  15. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Smoke 'em if ya got 'em!
     

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  16. 49ratfink
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    great thread... don't know how I missed it the first time.
     
  17. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Injected Hemi roadster, plus a Willys and a cool '55 Nomad in the background
     

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  18. 56 Royal Lancer
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    The best part, the very best part of this photo is the grin on the driver's mug.
     

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  19. 35touring
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    Great Stuff 56 Royal. I remember going to the old National Dragster meets at Trails.
     

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  20. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Yep, lots of history at that strip - 1st all-female pro final, 1st Muldowney win, 1st sub-4second run (the Pollution Packer rocket car ) and still holds the mph record for 1/4-mile Top Fuel
     

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  21. carpok
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    56 Royal Lancer, thanks for the pictures and all your time. My first time to NTR was in 72 for the Spring Nat. But seeing the C/G Fetters car brings back old times. Remember standing at the counter at Clayton Auto Parts on old 40. Trying to soak up the knowledge from last weekends drag races. To a young pup like me it did'ent get better than that. Ron
     
  22. 56 Royal Lancer
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    I'm glad so many here enjoy the pics, I really enjoy sharing them.
    Here's cool coupe for the Mopar guys
     

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  23. HELLBILLY
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    I resemble that remark lol
    These are have to see pictures, You are doing a service to ur fellow man.
    Thanks :D
     
  24. OhioRoyce
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    Great! Let's see some more.
     
  25. Tank
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    Awesome stuff on here for sure!
     
  26. Hot Rod Willys
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    Glad to see this thread come back alive.
     

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  27. 56 Royal Lancer
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    It's good to be alive!
    Man, I dig these close-up shots. Not sure who's driving but that is Jerry Litzinger behind the car. He had some badass Fords over the years, was my neighbor for about a decade. Jerry was a good guy and a good neighbor R.I.P.
     

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  28. 56 Royal Lancer
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    The R&H Drag Team car, boilin' the hides....
     

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  29. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Dude in the background has his fingers stuck in his ears. Sissy boy.
     

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  30. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Another shot of "Altered Ego", the "El Toro" Fuel Altered ramp truck in the background is just about as cool.
     

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