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Event Coverage Sanford Maine drags in the 60's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by buford36, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. buford36
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 205

    from Maine

  2. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 4,656

    from Hampsha

    Lots of early and later entries there!
    Thanks for the walk thru Sanford's pioneering times.
  3. Cool pics! Thanks for posting.
  4. farmergal
    Joined: Nov 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,074

    from somewhere

    some great east coast cars there. great history. thanks for sharing
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  5. Bucksnort
    Joined: Dec 24, 2007
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    Excellent.Really enjoyed them.
    Nice time travel.
    Thank you.
  6. daddy_o's_diner
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,773


    Awesome pics!

    Thanks for the link.
  7. 32 hudson
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
    Posts: 692

    32 hudson

    Great pics and memories. I went there as a kid almost every sunday in 64,65 and 66. Never had a camera to take pictures. I only lived a couple miles away across the bluberry fields and woods.
  8. spiker
    Joined: Oct 11, 2010
    Posts: 428


    Wow. You talk about bringing back memories. There was even a picture of Joe "The jet" Jacksons, A Fueler. He got killed out west the following winter. I saw a ton of cars that I remember. Like Steve, my older brothers brought me all the time to Sanford in the early sixties. Who had these pictures, Tom?
  9. buford36
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 205

    from Maine

    A friend of Tim Dube son, He sent them to Tim, Tim to me etc, Did you see the young Don Garlits? The Green Monster? The Hayseed was in there a couple of times. Tom...
  10. RidgeRunner
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 792

    from Western MA

    Sanford was on my list but it never worked out for me to make it, always regretted not making a stronger effort to do so. Saw many of these cars at Orange, CT Dragway, and Indy. Maratta's coupe [#8], A&B Speed dragster [#104, 132], The Bluebird coupe #62, 63], Miller machine, Garlits, among others. Believe that channeled full fendered '34 coupe [#48] is still running, original builder ran it on the mile and a half at Loring. A lot of classic iron in those pics, brought back many fond memories, thanks for posting.

    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  11. Rice n Beans Garage
    Joined: Dec 17, 2006
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    Rice n Beans Garage

    Nice stuff, thanks for sharing
  12. Sleeper_6
    Joined: Apr 14, 2010
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    from Mass

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    Those pictures were great. We have known the Malicoat Brothers (gary and jerry) for a few years now but had no idea that they ran at Sanford. So cool.
  14. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,858


    Great pix, great memories.........thanks.

    I used to frequently accompany my pal when he'd take his mom's '62 Impala to Sanford to run it. I think that's it (Honduras Maroon) pictured in the background in #108.

    Got any old pix from Norridgewock?

    Thanks again.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011
  15. spiker
    Joined: Oct 11, 2010
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    I was there when Garlits showed up towing an open trailer, this was before he made it big time. There's also a picture of Paul Emack's 57 Chevy, he later sold it and started running an L88 powered 64 Corvette. I remember the day the Orange Peel tried out a new transmission called "B & M'. He pushed the drive button at 7000 RPM and put the car right on the push bar, he almost went over backwards. I'm still trying to figure out if the blown Model A is Dick Cushings. I used to watch the "Bear" beat Batchelor and Cullinin's 63 Chevy just about every week. Memories, Memories, memories.
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    WOW! Thanks for the pics.

    I lived about 20 minutes away from Sanford Maine!

    BTW- Are they still doing the Sanford swap meet in the spring and summer?
  17. Boldsmobile
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
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    from W.Mass

    Awesome pics, thanks for sharing.

    img133.jpg or #46 of 144 of shows a Chevy with what appears to be a truck axle in the rear. Was that common?
  18. kisam
    Joined: Feb 28, 2005
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    Thanks so much for sharing! Those pictures are priceless.
  19. Thanks brother.......nice pic's.
  20. Joe's 32 Ford Sedan
    Joined: May 15, 2010
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    Joe's 32 Ford Sedan

    I used to live in New Hampshire in the early sixtys.I was good friends with Paul Emack.
    The Model A in the photo is not Dick Cushings.I ran the Model A with Dick back then.
    The car was not chopped and never ran a blower at the track. We tried running a blower at the Garage but did not go to the track with it.Funny story about that on the first
    start up with a bunch of guys all around the car.I set the timing about where I thought it was, because the lower pully did not have a TDS mark on it.So we cranked it up and the blower back fired (KBOOM) look around and all the guys were gone.Funny to see. Joe.
  21. 327-365hp
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    from Mass

    Fab stuff! Thanks a million for sharing!
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    from mass

    Great stuff. Love the 57 Vettes at the end and of course the Willys coupes. Thanks for posting !!!
  23. 32Chevy vett
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    32Chevy vett

    Hi spiker I have most of the cars in the photos on DVD. From 8mm film I took.
    I have that wild wheel stand by Orange Peel. You can see the sparks from
    the rear bumper. Holy Sh--. You can't get higher then that.
  24. gassercrazy41
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  25. 32 hudson
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
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    32 hudson

    Yep I remember when the anouncer said Don Garlits had just arrived and within a few minutes he was looking at the track and starting line. Then came back with the car and made his first run. Set new strip record of 195 mph. I think the et was around 6.5. Garlits said sanford as one of his favorite strips because of long shut down area. the runway was 5000 ft long.
  26. ThirdGen
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 452

    from Wales, ME

    Great pictures! thanks for sharing
  27. general gow
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    general gow
    Staff Member

    fantastic pics. thanks for posting.
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    this is awesome . i got to show my buddy Vaughan . he used to work there in the 60's. thanks for the pics
  29. Thank you for those shots of our heritage and grand history.
  30. spiker
    Joined: Oct 11, 2010
    Posts: 428


    I would love to see that. Is there any way you could have it put on Youtube? These pictures brought back some of my best memories as a kid. Back then I was a GM fanatic, it would crush me when the Bear would kick Bacheldor's Chevy's ass week after week. If I remember right, Bacheldor's car was a 427 running A/FX, but the motor had 409 porcupine heads on it. I could go on for days about Sanford. Branebow Olds hopping up and down, Jack Doyles dragster with the coupe body, 1320 Engineering Special, and one of my favorites was when the Speed Sport Special showed up. Oh well, thanks Tom for posting the pictures.

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