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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. gnichols
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    Thanx man... Gary
     
  2. OhioRoyce
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    Never knew the Rod Shop had a car like that one. What is that; an old Pontiac? Who drove it?
     
  3. 56 Royal Lancer
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    That's a 1958 Poncho. I don't know who wheeled it, maybe Moose will chime in.
     
  4. Hot Rod Willys
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    Yes its a Pontiac, in the early days Rod Shop was just a speed shop to get parts and machine work so any car could have had their decals.
     

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  5. grate pics Thanks
     
  6. bring some more diggers up!





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  7. 56 Royal Lancer
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    The diggers are coming. I'm trying to post in the order they are scanned so I don't miss anything. I am skipping the kinda O/T cars, etc until the end of the thread.
    Let's start out with the turtle deck altered of Max Marion
     

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  8. 56 Royal Lancer
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    High & Mighty B/Sports Roadster & a D/Gas '55
     

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  9. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Stickel & Riffle Anglia and an odd, modified early 'Vette. I think that the nose on the 'Vette is a kit that was offered. (Maybe we covered this earlier in this thread. It's been so long since I started this that I don't remember every post)
     

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  10. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Ya know, as I look real close at the car in the previous thread, I'm not certain it even started out as a Corvette
     
  11. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Notice how close the lanes are to the track - if you walk behind the small bleachers at NTR you can still find some of the original lane makings in what is now pit area.
     

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  12. WCD
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    Wow thanks "Lancer" thanks for all the postings. Your photos are proof of how talent rich that neck of the woods was. I admire your taste in focusing on the comp eliminator type cars.

     
  13. HELLBILLY
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    I agree, thats not a vette, i would like to know, anybody?
     
  14. 35touring
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    here is another picture of that car.It was Gordon Matney, he won Street Eliminator at the Bluegrass NHRA Division 3 meet in 1967.
    And, another odd one.
     

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  15. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Ah, the days before every bracket racer insists he can't get down the track without it being glued. Odd combo - 348/409? w/ a blower
     

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  16. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Rader & Cook roadster
     

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  17. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Rod Shop Super Stock Dodge
     

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    Rosso & Wear injected Hemi Bantam
     

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    Jim Tighannelli (sp?) Shadowoods Plymouth
     

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  20. mrtc4w
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    Is that a "Devin"?

    Marty
     
  21. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Last one for today, Dave Dickson "Street Hemi"
     

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  22. I think it was "Tignanelli" but I couldn't begin to guess the pronunciation. These were always gorgeous cars, equally as nice as the Rod Shop's or any other team's cars. I think I recall seeing them at Indy in the early to mid 70's with a car hauler semi rig with maybe three of these beauties strapped on it. Pretty impessive looking, sitting in the west side sportsman pits! :cool:

    This is also a great shot of how well the Mopar rear suspension worked on these cars. If the rear axle was pushed any harder into the ground it would start throwing sparks!
     
  23. Larry W
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    Great shoots!! This was when drag racing was fun. Just like drugs, I'm having a flash black.
     
  24. Lunatic
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    WOW that looks good
     
  25. OhioRoyce
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    Any photos of Francis Crider's C/Dragster? He also dropped a body over the rear wheels and ran as A/Comp or B/Comp or something of that sort.
     
  26. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Not sure about the Crider digger. It's tough to tell because I can't read the driver's name on most of the pics I have. I am going to start posting diggers after I get through the door cars. Keep checking back!
    Here's the "Wildcatter" AWB Plymouth out of Ripley, WVA
     

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  27. 56 Royal Lancer
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    A bit O/T, but ya gotta admit that a shot of Grumpy racing WJ has a bit of history attached to it.
    This pretty much completes the on-topic door cars and roadsters. My plan is to get into the diggers next, and then some slightly off-topic shots I think you'll find interesting.
     

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  28. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Injected digger. I think it's interesting that in the lanes are two GTOs and a Fairlane GT and none of them have aftermarket wheels.
     

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  29. Crider ran a Hemi Dragster didn't he.?
    Sponsored by Sam Brown Dodge out of Chicago..
    He owned a Mr Ed all fibreglass dragster trailer to haul it around.

    I have the trailer !!

    Rick
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  30. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Pinstripe whitewall slicks?
     

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