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History Stock-S/S-F/X 1959-1966

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Race Artist, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. ttwomotor
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    Just saw your thread - according to the new Dean Fait Beswick book Arnie bought two of them one red and one white - no pictures - pretty well covered in the book. Stay Safe
     
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  2. hemiman_1999
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    Thank you so much I am searching for the book now
     
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  3. ttwomotor
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    Ordered mine from - www.cartechbooks.com or 800 551 4754
     
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  8. Fordors
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    Arnie and family posed outside the International Amphitheater, site of Chicago’s indoor drags.
     
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    Most racers who received a "Swiss Cheese" car is '63 ended up having to weld reenforcement plates in some of the stress areas of the frame as the factory drilled too many holes and weakened them.[/QUOTE]

    I had always wondered if they had to do that.




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  10. bschwoeble
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    As usual, your a wealth of information. I was 16-17 in 1962, but completely consumed by fast cars. I was always looking in cars to see if it had a floor shift. You could always tell an automatic car from a distance by looking through the windshield to see if the column shift was in the park position.
     
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  11. bschwoeble
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    Short story. When Bob Tidesco was racing his Z-11, he was seeing a girl in Monroeville, PA. After the races at, I think, PID, he stopped to see her. While there, he let a friend of ours, Tyler Churchfield, bring the Z-11 to Monroeville Eat & Park. You can't imagine how surprised we were to see the " Hustler" come in. Tyler and his older brother Brooks went on to buy Ken Tobin's Big Bad Dodge max wedge car and drive it on the street.
     
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    Does anyone have pictures of Arlen Vanke 64 Dodge
     
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  14. RustyDogg
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    Man to find that old 409 sitting somewhere today.
     
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  15. Andamo
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    Don't think that Arlen had a Dodge. His run with Mopars began with a wedge '63 Plymouth and then 2 1964 Plymouths, a wedge and a Hemi, and then in 1965 he had a Hemi Plymouth Belvedere.
     
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    Cool!!
     
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  18. Race Artist
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    A little earlier there was a question about the S/S class not starting until 1958. Well ... at the 1957 NHRA Nationals in Oklahoma City the S/S class winner was John Zink's red 1957 Pontiac. There was no Top Stock Eliminator at that event though. If memory serves there were tracks running S/S class in 1956 as well. The attached Hot Rod magazine photo is hard to read but the Zink Pontiac S/S win is pictured. By the way, that's the same John Zink who owned Indy 500 cars back then. The S/S '57 in the background of the bellytank car is a photo from the '57 NHRA nationals. 1957 SS-OK City NHRA.jpg 1957-John Zink.jpg

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  19. Race Artist
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    Another question was of Arnie Beswick with a '62 409 ... no photos but there was a mention in Drag News ... 1962-Arnie Beswick-mystery.jpg
     
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