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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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    A great shot of "Fats" Conner's "Batcar" Camaro launching. The second photo is a good shot of the lanes and the foot bridge.
     

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    The starting line shot of the wheels-up Willys just turns my crank!
     

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  3. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Groovy 'vette, Dyno Don Pinto and a picture of the track from the '60's.
     

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  4. 56 Royal Lancer
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    OK guys, this is probably it for me until Monday.
    Here is the "Eckard & Kirk" Rod Shop Funny, Ed Kyle's '55 Chevy "War Wagon" and a pair of Gassers. The Anglia is Eckard & Kirk, pre-Rod Shop days.
     

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  5. Slim Pickens
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    Thanks for the history lesson. The HAMB rocks. Slim
     
  6. cgaswillys
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    from New Jersey

    Thanks:D
     
  7. Artie B
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    cool pic's indeed..thanks for posting them. You should post some of the Lancer as well...very very cool car!!!
     
  8. FalconEddie1964
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    Yeah, I remember seeing that Dodge at the Road Devils deal at NTR. I love the old pictures. Super neat stuff. I went to the Springnationals there for years. I remember surviving the cold, floods, heat, tornados, you name it.......it was there. I think there was a year way back when that they sold out and stopped selling tickets. Guys were stopping 18 wheelers out on route 40 and crawling up on top watch the races. Then the people broke thru the fence on the east side. We were on the top of the pit side grandstand and you could see the people coming in like a wave. It was cool!
     
  9. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Thanks! I have a ball w/ the '56. there have been a few relevant threads on here where I've posted pics. I remember you guys from the Hell on Wheels deal at the track last year. Jeez Louise, let's hope for better weather this year!
    BTW: I am going to be on the "Autosmarts 4u" radio show tomorrow in the 9-10am slot. Tune in on 103.9, call in or listen online at autosmarts4u.com
    Going out partying tonite with friends so I am sure to sound my best tomorrow.
     
  10. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Well, another Monday, another series of photo posts.
    the twin rail is wild for sure, but it looks like he got treed on this run. Wish I had more info about the drivers in these pics, maybe someone with a good memory will chime in.
     

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  11. 56 Royal Lancer
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    I don't know, these old digger shots just make me drool on my keyboard...
     

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    I know there was a class name for the dragsters with bodywork like the T-bucketish job in the 1st pic, but damn if I can remember what it was.
     

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    Were they called comp cars as in A/C. There were a few that ran at the old track at Sidney (OH) but I can't remember either. Did ya notice all the trash in the picture of the staging lanes. It wasn't like that soon after that. NTR was one of the cleanest tracks that we went to for National events. Now they're all pretty clean. I guess there has been at least one change over the years the was positive.
     
  14. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Ah, the ol' "Lick 'Em & Stick 'Em" car. IIRC Dude's family owned the Playboy Club in Cinicinatti. Made for a great pit crew.
     

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    Gordon "Collecting" Collet in the first pic, blown Pontiac power in the 2nd shot, and a blown SOHC Ford in the 3rd. Beautiful engine.
     

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    Dig the Cool Cat from National Dragster - white pants AND white shoes on the track!
     

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    Had to tie one on... I'll have to scan some of the others...

    That's my dad, the annoucner. Eddie Terranova
     

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  19. brandon
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    got any other shots of this ride.....my buddy has this body
     
  20. His family didnt own it, he was a charter member..always a good show and party..

    T. Hilton
     
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  21. on the far right in the far lane with the 4 port my grandpa John Hilton...same car as this...
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    The old man on the right, my dad on the left...Good deal keep em comin...



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  22. Jim and Alison Lee..."Great Expectations" fueler...


    T. Hilton
     
  23. colojim
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    Thats Chuck Scholl sitting on the front of the digger, Murray and Scholl. I talked to Chuck the other day about these pictures and he was going to get out his old stuff and post. Jim Driggs
     
  24. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Colojim, eastcoast57, that's great! Really appreciate the insight on who was in those pics. EC57, that shot of your Dad & grandpa is killer cool. What neat stuff!
     
  25. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Here's a few more pics of that wild AA/Comp dragster. Note in the 3rd pic it is running without bodywork from the engine forward.
     

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  26. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Here are a few more conventional Diggers.
     

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  27. These pics are so killer! is there any way i could get those ones of my grandparents fueler that would be suitable for prints???

    T. Hilton
     
  28. 56 Royal Lancer
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    These pics should blow up to a frameable quality at 8.5" X10", just print 'em out on a good printer on photo-quality paper. If that does not work, PM me.
     
  29. Lost1
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    WOW! Thanks for the pics. It's nice to see the history of this track.
     
  30. 56 Royal Lancer
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    Bleacher Creatures & Fence hangers. Just checkin' out the cars in the parking lot is cooool.
     

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