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OTIES AUTOMOTIVE from the 60's otie smith ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lonewolf, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. bobbyhstl
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 56

    from St Louis

    This is one of the many pictures I took at the Oklahoma NHRA Nationals in 1957.
    Joined: Apr 7, 2013
    Posts: 1


    Do you have any idea where this car is.i am interested in buying it.

    Email ken

    thanks, ken
  3. Jim Dienst
    Joined: Jun 17, 2013
    Posts: 1

    Jim Dienst
    from Boulder Co

    Wow, I cant believe I stummbled on to this, a childhood memory.....
    my Dad was buddies with Otie in the 60s ,Dick Dienst from Bowling Green, as a kid about 8 yrs old I remember my dad taking me to his shop, what a thrill, I can still picture it, I remember going to 42 and riding in the push trucks, even a bigger thrill for a punk kid, I remember a story my dad told me as a kid about he and Otie unloading some drag car in front of the local high school and making a pass down the street in front of it, with the trailer waiting at the other end for the quick get away :) Ill assume for my own amusement it was all true ! :)
  4. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,128


    I just found out that my Dad's buddy Steve Harwood bought Otie's AA T altered and raced it in New England in the 1960s.
  5. gbritnell
    Joined: Apr 26, 2013
    Posts: 193


    Here's a picture of Otie's altered along with a picture of the orange open T pickup that the black fellows owned.

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  6. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,222

    Atwater Mike

    Otie's altered rivaled Tony Nancy's cars back then...Just look at Otie's equipment: Best you could get. Very professional. Loved those purpose-builts.
  7. sunliner
    Joined: Dec 8, 2006
    Posts: 122


    I worked at the Ford Plant in Bedford in 1960 & I bought a new Sunliner, 360 HP 3 speed OD, went to Akron to Oties & bought a Anson Posi Shift for the Ford.

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