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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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    That's all for today, folks!
     

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    The Olds rag top is one of many very competative stockers of Ed "Hillbilly" Duncan, hard man to beat
     
  3. pwschuh
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    Great thread. NT is my "home" track. Grew up in Newark. Went to the Springnationals there throughout the 70's. Fun Times.
     
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    Great drag pictures!...........
     
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    I remember Hillbilly Duncun, he never had sleeves on his shirts and a rubber chicken or was that when he was running Columbus Motor Speedway? He had a used car lot on 3C Highway I beleive.
     
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    This is my last for the day and my all time favorite car when I was growing up. I bet I have over 100 vintage photos of this one. I was told it was destroyed in a towing accident in Texas but not confirmed. I bet Brandon will chime in on this one. Anybody know for sure?

    what , are ya tryin' to lure me out still my all time rod shop favorite...though , when it was black and had the nomad tow car...that was the sheee-it roell told me it was crashed as well....but.....you never know.
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    WOULD be a COOL car for you to recreate..... go for it..

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  8. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Gooood Morning Rockers and Rockettes-
    Smell the smoke and hear the roar of Junior Thompson's radical Opel Kadette
     

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    Somebody say "Hillbilly Duncan?"
     

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    The middle and far right pics are both of Larry Janney's car, and I believe they are of the same pass.
    Anyone else with old NTR pics is welcome to jump in on this thread and post what cha got. Let's see 'em!
     

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  11. good shot on the far right of my grandparents fueler with Tom Raley piloting..

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  12. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Shot of Clark Rader Jr, thinkin' up some mischief, I'm sure...
     

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    I guess import cars can be cool!
     

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    A couple Bowties (I really dig the lettering on the '57) and what has to be just about the shortest actual Funny Car ever.
     

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    Looking north up the track. The original tower is the tall structure to the left and behind the 2nd tower. Both are now gone.
    The lanes and entrance roads are mostly in their original location in this picture (completly different now) but the race surface itself is still in the original footprint. The bridge over the staging lanes was lettered with "Only the Strong Survive". It was taken down and in pretty bad shape when the configuration was changed, its remains are today rotting in the woods seen in the upper right corner of the picture.
     

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    Bowties and Beetles. I was showing some folks the pic with the Beetle and a guy there that I didn't know got all excited. Said that is his father in the Vdub and he did not own any pictures of it, so I hooked him up. That was kinda cool.
     

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    OK, this is it for today
    A couple random Funnies, plus a shot of Wally Parks and "Miss Springnationals" from 1972.
     

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    Dave, 56 Royal Lancer, great stuff, thanks for starting this thread. royal Lancer, would you mind if I passed the Jr. Thompson Opel Gasser pics to his daughter through the Gas-FX list?:D
     
  19. Toast
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    Wow! these are amazing pics! Thanks for sharing.
     
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  21. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Please do! Connections like that are one reason I'm posting these shots.
    These pics blow up to an 8.5X11 real nice on good quality photo paper
     
  22. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Guys, if you dig these pics, you might get a kick out of the parcel shelf on my '56 Dodge. I made copies on photo paper and then sprayed the collage with a UV-protectant spray. Been in there about 3 years, no yellowing.
     

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    Start today w/ a couple Diggers.
     

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    Ol' Art Fenice in the "Poison Dart", I believe that man raced longer than most of us will live. The Fenice name is also on the Anglia, but I do not know the exact connection.
     

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    The Stone, Woods & Cook Muttang Gasser, cool bucket-bodied rail, early 70's Funny
     

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    A little Rod Shop Mopar action. There will be a "Rod Shop Reunion" on May 30th as part of the National Trail Raceway 45th Anniversary
     

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    This is so wild it deserves to be the only pic in this post
     

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  28. This picture is pretty awesome! The rest are great also.

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  29. 56 Royal Lancer
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    And here is another photo that deserves its own post. That is Wally Parks and the chick with the sfi Snell-approved hair is "Miss Springnationals" 1972. (the first year it was held at NTR) The dark thing on the tower behind Wally is "Bull Moose". Clark Rader shot this moose and it hung on the tower as a good-luck charm during every Springnational. Local guy owns the moose now, it still gets hung at the track occasionally. Maybe for the 45th Anniversary they will get it back out
     

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    Those wild & wonderful Funny Cars!
     

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