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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, May 18, 2022.

  1. teach'm
    Joined: May 8, 2005
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    Did you happen to see the Dan Gurney trailer that Bobby Green posted on Instagram the other day @Ryan?
     
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  2. Russco
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    Another favorite from when I was a kid. 337EF7F3-1E94-42A5-B21B-F97B922CFA72.jpeg
     
  3. RmK57
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  4. alanp561
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    Late '60s. I bought a stack of 60 of those runway mats for $2.50 apiece. My wife said I was crazy but before the end of the racing season, I'd sold all but the ones I used for $4.00 apiece to other racers. There were a lot of new trailers the next season and just like yours, @dana barlow , none of them had springs either.
     
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  5. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    ‘Built in Midland, TX.
     
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  6. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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  7. 19Eddy30
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    Looking @ all these old pic most before 1966ish has me thinking / wondering ,
    Where I live near Old Dominion Speed Way , just out side Washington DC less then 25 air miles away
    Not really in middle of know where,
    A lot of the these simple trailers ,ramps trucks ,school buses etc. where still used up until 84 -89 ish , even in the Round e round racing
    ( ODSW ) was drag , circle & go kart.
    Then slowly to production flat trailers then about 95 with most with box trailers, I guess my question is why so many did things / use vintage way of thinking , then Bang !!! Bling bling Haulers... Now the surrounding 4 county's are like City's since 20000.
    Looking in the back ground of those old video's paying attention Not really a fence , no guardrails, telephone poles about every 60 feet or so , What little what they call now safety ,, staff ,driver or Spectator,,, !!!!
    I really really wish this day if you could show up to a place some where in USA
    All that attend on property ,Sign a REAL release form , NO sanctioning bodies, Gov or Lawyers , Bubble wrap people, & Run what you brung even if you wanted to strap a J2 pack on yr back & go for it , Being Free doing what you want And nobody would be liable if something went wrong, if you feel it's dangerous don't be there!!!!
    I grew up & to this day Im on the starting line , I chose to be there & I know the risk , & any where on the property is Dangerous,,,
    Just so much rules & control in last 40ish years ,
    I like to find that Genie in the bottle,
     
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  8. 1959 - Norm Thatcher's '58 Chrysler 300D "Racecar Hauler":

    1959 - Norm Thatcher '58 Chrysler 300D Bonneville Racecar Hauler leaving Van Nuys.jpg
    All loaded up and headed to Bonneville


    1959 - Norm Thatcher #252E '58 Chrysler 300D Racecar Hauler at Wendover Motel.jpg 1959 - Norm Thatcher #252E '58 Chrysler 300D Racecar Hauler @ Wendover Motel.jpg
    Made it to the Wendover Motel


    1959 - #252E Norm Thatcher '58 Chrysler 300D & Racecar Hauler on the salt.jpg
    #252E on the salt


    1959 - Norm Thatcher '58 Chrysler 300D Bonneville Racecar Hauler ~ Workbench @ Wendover Motel).jpg
    Hauler liftgate doubles as a workbench at the Wendover Motel


    1959 - #252D Norm Thatcher '58 Chrysler 300D & Racecar Hauler on the salt.jpg
    #252D on the salt
     
  9. Marty Strode
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    Then there was Carl Kiekhaefer who set NASCAR on it's ear ! Carl K.jpg
     
  10. I have a few in the gallery...
    CraneBros_Willys_pits_RexMarshall.jpg
     
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  11. Kenz & Leslie...this and the one above are Rex Marshall images.
    Kenz_and_Leslie_RexMarshall.jpg
     
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  12. SW Missouri's Terry "Poison Ivey" Ivey's rig...
    iveytrucka.jpg
     
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  13. Mr48chev
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  14. Trailers also served as work spaces. Al is checking out Rich Howell doing maintenance on the 727 in the '66 Dart.
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  15. Another KC-based racer, Bob Sullivan.
    bob_sullivan_PV_trailer.jpg
     
  16. (I have a whole boatload of transporter shots, but I just realized they are post-'65 and not really HAMB-friendly.)
     
  17. 41 GMC K-18
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  18. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    My Falcon Sprint
    Tandem trailer
    no brakes
    no suspension -rigid axles

    The kids are 49 and 50 now.

    endangerspec.jpg
     
  19. nochop
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  20. 36cab
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    Vince Fiala at the indoor drags in Chicago 1964.
    fiala.jpg
     
  21. 0ldracer
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  22. 19Eddy30
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    OldRacer , you are Originally from up in my Area? Wasn't S&S a peed shop in DC & a few other locations in NVa?
    Jonny Rocca I was friends with I'm sure he had a few S&S cars in his barn in Leesburg, & 1 was donated to Don's
    "Big Daddy" museum , & I have a Family relative that has a 32 ford campaigned owned/ sponsored by S&S
    From 58ish to 68 , now a street driven
    H-R, resides down where yr @ now. Is S&S the speed shop Name or was they a privateers?
    Do you also remember a 32 called
    Candy & Lace ? FallsChurch Area late 60s Va car) Its near Daytona last 20 plus years .
     
  23. Nacifan
    Joined: May 19, 2011
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    3c61b2363e2a5a931605e1d381f2b5b3.jpg 1957 - #4 John Cramer's (Ardun powered) B Modified Roadster on the trailer.jpg 3400960998_s.jpg VW and Porche in FLA.jpg Some from the hamb some from the net...check out the VW "Tractor"
    I have a big file of old and new "Haulers"...I need to build an old hauler...
     
  24. HemiRambler
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
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    Thanks for the Shout Out Greg!!!! I finally decided I ought to put some fenders on it and just started mocking up an idea I had. I'm excited where it's headed so far. Each "hump" is symmetrical - makes for a really cool look from the front as well as the sides. What do you think? (Yes, I know the wheels suck - eventually I'll find something better suited. For now I'm stuck with them :-( trailerfenders.jpg
     
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  25. vinfab
    Joined: Apr 18, 2006
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    A few more for the Friday crowd. don Prudhomme.jpg scan0074-1.jpg size(1).jpg upload_2019-5-8_16-2-26.png ce9b09c8ede1436a2125c0f4fe223d3c.jpg 3 4 REX WHITE.jpg
     
  26. Nacifan
    Joined: May 19, 2011
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    Petty trailer on Slicks.jpg Pierson Bros Flat towin 2 B'Villle.jpg So Cal Speed Shop Trailer.jpg So Cal  Speed ShopStreamliner on cool trailer.jpg
    Note how the "King" has "Nascar Slicks" on the trailer in this picture.
    Next a great picture of the Pierson Bros. chopped 36 custom tow car/racer from back when many flat-towed to the races.. And last but not least the So-Cal Speed-shop tow car and streamliner on the trailer. Check out it's hoop tag light-taillight bar...
     
  27. sidewayzz69
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