The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lonewolf, Nov 23, 2007.
This is one of the many pictures I took at the Oklahoma NHRA Nationals in 1957.
Do you have any idea where this car is.i am interested in buying it.
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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 !
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.
Here's a picture of Otie's altered along with a picture of the orange open T pickup that the black fellows owned.
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.
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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