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Folks Of Interest Raymond Beadle

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  1. r2c1
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 193


    Lost Raymond Beadle this morning
  2. PVTA Jay
    Joined: Dec 17, 2010
    Posts: 149

    PVTA Jay

  3. frank spittle
    Joined: Jan 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,672

    frank spittle

    One of Funny Car's greatest. Sorry to hear. My condolences to his family.

  4. Raymond Beadle.jpg
    Raymond Beadle
    December 16, 1943 - October 20, 2014

  5. Byron Crump
    Joined: Jun 13, 2001
    Posts: 1,851

    Byron Crump

    Aww man, I met him many times as a little kid.

    One of the best ever!
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  7. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,791

    Member Emeritus

    One of the greats. RIP.
  8. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,682


    Yes, one of the greats, saw him run Columbus SpringNationals, incredible driver!...RIP
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,422


    I was never much into drag racing, but anyone with gasoline running through their veins knew of him, one of the greats of all times
  10. Condolences to the Beadle family. A great competitor.
    I remember Beadle racing Kenny Bernstein and a young John Force, many years back.
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  11. 55Belairman
    Joined: Jan 11, 2013
    Posts: 445


    Met him at Detroit Dragway. Actually shared the urinal trough with him. (How weird is that?) Glad we shook hands before we went in.
    RIP Raymond, you were a great driver and showman.
  12. Seeing Blue Max on a book cover when I was a kid is one of the reasons I love cars today. RIP.
  13. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 9,015


    One of my favorites. Dang.
  14. jimcolwell
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 474

    from Amarillo

    Raymond drove the Bucks Engine Supply Lubbock, Tx car in the late 60's. The car was a very nice black AA/FD that ran good and won many races. The interesting thing was he would come to Amarillo, Tx and work for his father at C.R. Anthony's when they raced here. I am sure when that car went away this was when he started his funny car ride. He was a very good driver from Lubbock, Tx. R.I.P.

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  15. Trouble Maker's Tea
    Joined: Sep 11, 2014
    Posts: 816

    Trouble Maker's Tea

    A couple of years ago when Ronnie Young brought his Blue Max out to Famoso I had the opportunity to have a short conversation with Raymond Beadle. It was a highlight of the weekend.

    Prayers for his family .
  16. He didn't make it to the local Racer Reunion featuring the Blue Max team last month....saw him at the Geezer Union a year back.... thought it might be a little sumthin ailing him....sorry to hear of his passing -RIP big guy.....
  17. Beadle had a heart attack last July 15th, was cared for in Baylor University Hospital.
    FoxNews said he died at Baylor University Hospital, after another heart attack Monday.
    Not certain if those facts are correct or not.
  18. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503


    Condolences to friends and family---RIP Raymond.
  19. Roadagent2
    Joined: Apr 15, 2010
    Posts: 243


    My condolences to his family. Blue Max was my nickname in HS because I used to wear a blue striped scarf in the winter….not many people knew that is was after Ray! God's speed…
  20. dcs13
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 110


    RIP. Wow. Remember the Blue Maxx hot rod shop on Forest Lane here in Dallas back in the 80's
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  21. cole
    Joined: Mar 12, 2001
    Posts: 322


    As a really young kid the Blue Max guys would come over for dinner at my house or they would come by in a trick converted bus ( I think one of there pals drove the bus for Sammy davis junior) I remember where it should say what city it was headed to lit up on the front when it was a greyhound it said blue max) to pick up my parents to go out to concerts with 25 of the so cal drag racers for the night.

    And then in my early twenties I went to work for Raymond in texas to work on the funnycar for a time, Raymond was a cool cat, great driver, he was a hero of mine always. I got to talk to him in Bako last year and catch up a bit. he was as cool as ever.a first class act for sure. rip Raymond.
  22. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 2,019

    26 roadster

    back in the 80's got a chance to meet, drink wine and play backgammon with Raymond. Chuck Beal and Boneyman were there too. RIP Raymond and Boneyman
  23. Rusty Heaps
    Joined: May 19, 2011
    Posts: 959

    Rusty Heaps

    Damn! My all time favorite, certainly he will be sorely missed!
  24. Trouble Maker's Tea
    Joined: Sep 11, 2014
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    Trouble Maker's Tea

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