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Old Texas Drags Strip Photo Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hans, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Hans
    Joined: Feb 28, 2006
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    I have tried searching, but to no avail. Maybe you guys can help.

    I remeber a thread about 4/5 months ago with lots of old pics from a Texas drag strip. I even think Ryan posted it in the JJ.

    Anyone know the thread and where it is? I am looking for pics of the channeled '33/'34 Plymouth.
     
  2. brokenspoke
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    It was in Dickinson Texas..posted by Richard D I think
     
  3. Hans
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    Thanks.

    Found it.

    Here's the Plymouth.
     

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  5. Road King
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    Hans,
    I just finally registered with HAMB after lurking for several years. I took the photo of the Plymouth coupe. It belonged to a Houston racer named "Buggs " Threadgill. This was its first outing and we were still wiring it while going through the inspection line. The car ran A/Altered and later as I recall won the best appearing car at the NHRA Nationals ( when there was only one nationals) a year or two after this photo was taken. In later years Buggs,teamed with Elbert Melton, became the first Texas car in the 8's with his dragster.
    I still have not learned to post photos, but I have several more photos of this car. They were taken about 1956/7 at Prarie Hill , near Waco. If you would like ,I can copy the photos and mail them to you. E-mail me if you would like more photos. Thanks for inspiring me to finally join HAMB.
     
  6. Brad S.
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    Email them to brazzos6@gmail.com and I'll post them on the board for you.

    That Plymouth was a topic of converstaion if I remember correctly and folks were wondering if more pics existed.
     
  7. I want to know everything about that car. I am building a roadster pickup, but hope to find a coupe one day.
     
  8. Beautiful car...

    The May '58 issue of Hot Rod has a small 2 pg feature on a '33 Plymouth coupe built by Threadgill and Wayne Roberts of Houston. Maybe the same car???

    If I can get my scanner to work, I'll scan in some pics as it appeared in '58.
     
  9. HotRodPaint.com
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    Has anyone seen this car in Texas? I would like to know what became of it.

    I built the body and painted it, but it was sold less motor about 1980, to a Texas buyer. He told the owner he was keeping the paint job.

    It was built as an AHRA Econo Altered, but also ran as a AA/FA at the Altered Nationals, at the old Tucson Dragway here in Tucson.
     

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  10. Bassfire
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    from Mart, Tx.

    The drag strip at Prairie Hill TX is still active. I started going there when I was in high school in the early 60's. Lot of big name racers there in the past. The current owner is interested in holding nostalgia drags there possibly this spring. If I find out anything about it I will start a thread about it.
     
  11. Hans
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    I can't wait to see.

    Get that scanner going! This car is bitchin'!
     
  12. Road King
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    gwhite, Yes thats the same car. Wayne was another local guy. If you google "Buggs Threadgill" you will find quite a lot of his accomplishments, Mostly after the coupe. In the late fifties Buggs built a dragster that went like stink. He is currently big in the local Oldsmobile club and I was told looking for the coupe to restore.
    I don't think you people realize how dumb I am on a computor. I'm still trying to figure how to reply to pm's from hans and funnycar65. If blacksix can let me know how to email photos I'll be glad to do so.
     

  13. Wayne Roberts now lives in Burton, Texas and that coupe was taken apart and parts were sold off. In about 1959-1960 the coupe was at a little speed shop on Jensen Dr. on the north side of Houston and the shop might have been owned by H.O. Andrews The coupe was metallic Blue and i think it had a rabbit painted on it or maybe it just had Buggs, thats been way to long ago. The front crossmember bolted in and it had a suicide spring perch on it and i brought it to go in my A coupe.
     
  14. Excellent to have you aboard! I'm sure plenty of us new guys will be picking your brain since you were "there".

    To reply to a PM, open said PM up and look underneath the message for this button [​IMG]

    Click that button and you'll get a screen to type your response in.


    Sent you an e-mail with instructions on how to send pics. Hope it helps.
     
  15. Road King
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    gwhite, thanks, I may have figured out the pm thing. I've got some photos of Bobby Langleys "Scorpion" before it was the "Scorpion". It was "Needlenose" and had a flathead in it. If worst comes to worst, I'll try to go to the next HAMB thing over on White Oak at the ice house and maybe I can hook up with some young mind that can train me on this newfangled crap. I don't know how I made it 70 years with out knowing how to how to post pictures. In the past I've read where some of you guys like Kellison cars. I've got one in my back yard. So much to share---to dumb to do it.
     
  16. Louie S.
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    If you show up at Jimmies on one Sunday I will bring my laptop and show you how to do what ever you need.
     
  17. brokenspoke
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    I'll buy you a beer or two
     
  18. I'll buy a whole bucket.
     
  19. Road King
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    Yall have made it too inviting. I'll be there. I know that this months is already over, any idea when it will be in January? I need to post my calaender. Thanks everyone for making me feel welcome.
    RK
     
  20. 1st Sunday every month.
     
  21. seatex
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    Where is Jimmies?........................................:confused:
     
  22. Houston, in the Heights.
     
  23. Bassfire
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    from Mart, Tx.

    Not the coupe you asked about, but here are some pictures from Prairie Hill TX of a racer from the Austin area a lot of you will recognize.
    <p><img src=http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/1553/hands3ip1.jpg><p>
    <img src=http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/4595/hands4zr1.jpg><p>
    <img src=http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/5876/hands1zx4.jpg>
     
  24. D.W.
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    from Austin Tx.

    Wow!!! Hands on the HAMB!!!
     
  25. FunnyCar65
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
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    from Colorado

    Any of you Texas Fellas have any photos or info on this one?I have what's left of it. am trying to gather photos and info on it for a restoration.
     

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  26. You should start a new thread, and include pics of what you have.
     
  27. Wow, Dec. '62, that guy was a beatnic! Truly one to emulate if you're young and can still adapt, unlike us old fogeys, set in our ways and still stuck in the summer of love!
     
  28. Jimmie's Ice House; White Oak and Studewood (heh-heh, he said "wood"), just a little north of I-10. Next meet will be Jan. 6th '08.
     
  29. KATFISH
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    Yes,
    Thats August Harcroft better known as "Hands". these are the only pictures i've seen of him in forty years.
    The white 56 chevy was the only car i remember.
    He could span a steering wheel with one of his hands,some claimed he could drop a fifty cent piece through his ring.
    Allways drove with his arm out the window.
    He raced all over Texas back then ,I saw him regularly at Caddo Mills
     

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