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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SoCal Merc, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. SoCal Merc
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    Here are some pictures my Uncle shot, I am pretty sure at Riverside.
     

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  2. SoCal Merc
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    Here are a few more.
     

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  3. metalshapes
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  4. Ryan
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    Awe... Jim Hall.
     

  5. blackout
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    I used to live very close to the track. I raced on it, drags and autocross. When the big cars were running, I could hear them going up and down the gearbox while I was working on my Hot Rod. The finest drivers and cars in the world raced there, including the F-1 champs. I think I see Jim Hall's Chevy Chapparal. Long legacy including LA Times Grand Prix, and big bore sports cars, and NHRA drags. Now it's another shopping center.
     
  6. SoCal Merc
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    I was hoping someone could identify cars or drivers. Thanks!
     
  7. blackout
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    Check your PM, I dont think I'm too far off.
     
  8. 49ratfink
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    looks like an aston martin in the background in one of those pics... Bond.. James Bond

    know what year that was?
     
  9. blackout
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    #6, Chapparal Jim Hall/Hap Sharp out of Texas, Chevy.

    Cheeta, Bill Thomas creation, also a big time drag racer, Chevy 377 stroker, (NO DRIVESHAFT)

    Ford Genie, V8 Ford, English chassis I think. ? A.J. Foyt driving ?

    Cobra #98, what else can you say, the great Ken Miles piloting?

    I think I see several Lola Fords, Dan Gurney ?
     
  10. Mazooma1
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    First photo is a Cheetah
     
  11. Jalopy Jim
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    Thoose were the days of race staffing, no concrete baricades, right up to the track, and real race cars. I miss thoose days.
     
  12. plym_46
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    I believe the 3 together tha look similar are Cooper Monacos. The 6 is the Chaparell MK III or IV the one just before the Vacuum Cleaner ground effects fan car.

    Could the blue 20 something car be one of the early Mark Donahue Lola??

    This fellow would probably enjoy having copies of those pics and may be able to ID the drivers.

    http://www.tamsoldracecarsite.net/index.html#The%20Scarab
     
  13. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Without knowing the year/event, hard to say for sure... but I believe 94-Parnelli Jones 97- Dave McDonald.
     
  14. Very cool. Would be neat to know the year to get more accurate on the drivers as a lot of teams switched drivers but used the same cars and #s >>>>.
     
  15. metalshapes
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    Going through my pics, I found this one of what is probably the Cheetah in the 1st pic...
     

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  16. metalshapes
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    Caption with this pic says its Ken Miles in a Cobra, at Riverside in '65.
     

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  17. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Jerry Grant drove for Alan Green a lot in the early 60s, but...???
     
  18. publicenemy1925
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    Those are so dam cool, i'm lost for words.
     
  19. Damn I miss Riverside! I raced the "Last Off Road World Championships" there -
    2 years in a row.

    And those above are REAL race cars
     
  20. metalshapes
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  21. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Autograph notwithstanding, the caption to this pic said it was driven by Gary Gove 1965.
     

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  22. metalshapes
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    King Cobra's...
     

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  23. metalshapes
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    Cool pic...

    Dont know if I matched them up right, I just happened to have a pic on my Computer of a Green Cheetah with the same number...:)
     
  24. GREASEMONKEY72
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    love the pictures
     
  25. metalshapes
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    This looks like a Chaparral 2A.
     

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  26. metalshapes
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    And this one like a McLaren...
     

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  27. metalshapes
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    And a Lang Cooper...
     

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  28. Rootie Kazoootie
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    If this is the 64 G.P.:
    94-P.J.
    23-Foyt
    98-Ken Miles
    92-Ginther
    81 Allen Grant
    97-Ed Lesile
    6-Penske
     
  29. What great pics. How does one use slide pics, and post them? My Dad has "opening day" pics from Watkins Glen ,I'd like too share with you guys.;)
     
  30. SoCal Merc
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    I had the slides put on a DVD at a local photography store. Then loaded them on a computer and posted them here. I have some drag photos from the same era in a public album here. Click on my profile and check them out.
     

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