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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. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Time for some people pics-
    In the first shot are the Rader brothers. Ben (standing) took care of most of the business matters. He is currently living in Granville, Ohio. Clark Rader Jr is sitting on the rail, he was the "face" of the track, just a great guy and still a local legend. Passed away in 2001.

    In the second photo the older fellow with the hat is the Patriarch of the track, Clark Rader Sr. He passed away shortly before the NHRA Springnationals at NTR in 1972. Looks like Clark Jr in the white T-Shirt walking accross the foot bridge in the background.
     

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    Few more shots - the Dakin Ford Coupe, check out the American Daisy wheels on the dragster.
     

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    Check out the old Drag News logo on the roadster...
     

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    I think that is Dave Duell in the Dragin Wagon.
    Check out the wild wing over the driver in the FED
     

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    sweet shot of the shaker.....2 things dauber told me he hated about this car....the dice and the chick on the nose....:D i think the dice made it on one of the red /white & blue versions....
     
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    A trio of injected FEDs. Dig the Captain America helmet.
     

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    OK, I'm headed into a meeting, so this will be it for today:
    The starting line shot with the tire just begining to smoke is almost as cool as the dude's striped pants in the middle pic.
     

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    Couple more for the Olds guys...........Dave aka Moose.
     

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    Another Olds racer....
     

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    Last Olds picture for now.
     

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    Not the best quality.........
     

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    Another......
     

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    Nice 69.
     

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    This is me in my old 55 gasser at Trails a couple years ago. This picture was taken my good buddy Chuck.
     

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    From Mike Whitney.
     

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    Another one from Mike Whitney
     

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  17. TMcCrea
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    Dave,

    The car in the first photo you posted belonged to Charlie Hampp from Easton, MD. The second car was owned by Lamar Vaubel from Ohio. Here is a photo of Mary Lou Hampp giving Lamar hell at the 1969 US Nationals hell for using "Her" car's name.
     

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  18. Hot Rod Willys
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    Thanks for the info, I remember hearing that. Maybe I read it in here? I know Lamar Vaubel had several tri fives, I heard his old 56 is still around here.
     
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    Old track season program, 1973 (I Believe)
     

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    Three more fuel cars, I believe that is Al Buergler in the rail w/ the canopy
     

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    There's "Striped pants Dude" again in the 1st pic, cool Imperial push car. In the pic to the far right that is Larry Janney, his son still competes regularly at NTR
     

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    Check out the Olds ragtop in the lanes
     

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    Not many track were so lucky to have a great photographer record the history of the track as it was happening. Thanks, Clark and Chance.
     

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    Just when I was thinking the 'Drag cars in motion' thread was the best ever...:eek:
    Thanks guys, great pics!:)
     
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    And now a few Funnies:
     

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    Thanks, UK Comet. I thought about posting these on the "Drag Cars in Motion" thread, but with ALL these pics from the same place it seems a shame to break 'em up.
    Now for Something Completely Different: The U.S. Navy - sponsored "Pollution Packer" rocket (not jet) car.
     

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    Jeg Coughlin, founder of Jegs Mail order, on the left. The kid in the right corner is a young Troy Coughlin, currently campaigning a mountain-motor Pro Stock
     

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  28. Great pics guys, keep em coming! 56 @Pond-2.jpg

    56 smokers-1.jpg
     
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    It's Digger Madness at National Trail Raceway this Sunday!
     

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    Plus street cars, hot rods, Joe Vanni's Iron Horse wheelstanding Maverick and Jack Ditmar's wild "Mini Brute" Opel Funny Car...all at "The Track of Champions" where "Only the Strong Survive!"!
     

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