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History Strange Days with Dave's Dog

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Mar 10, 2023.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 2,526

    Staff Member

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    Strange Days with Dave's Dog


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  3. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,183


    It'd be great to hear from Mr. Heeter himself. He'd be 74, so very plausible that he's still around.
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  4. That ankle breaking seating position though....
  5. Curt Six
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 972

    Curt Six

    Not to hijack the thread, but look at the name on the door of "The Canuck" that @phartman posted. That's one of Dale Armstrong's early efforts when he was just a young drag racer from Canada. Okay, back to The Dog.
  6. Dan Timberlake
    Joined: Apr 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,467

    Dan Timberlake

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  7. This just proves this saying true:D
  8. FloridaBuggies
    Joined: Mar 10, 2023
    Posts: 1


    donahee.jpg A neighbor of mine in Florida still has this one-piece welded steel flip top 'Corvair' funny car. He claims his was the first one. His last name is 'Donahoe'.
  9. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 11,443

    Atwater Mike

    Wait... Dona-Who?
  10. Yes, there was a Donahue- Mark- who did some racing with an interesting roofless car- 917 Porsche. Not a Corvair, not on the 1320.

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  11. Dedsoto
    Joined: Jan 7, 2014
    Posts: 298

    from Australia
    1. Aussie HAMBers

  12. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 6,135


    What were You doing at that age? Automotively, I would pale in comparison to this! It would be interesting to see what Mr. Heeter did later in life. Thanks, Joey. P.S. The “topless” era sure added spice to Funny car racing, Great stuff!!
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  13. Mr. Heeter did at age 16 what most of us never will do. He had an idea / dream, and he fulfilled it. Congratulations to him.
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  14. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 6,773

    from Ks

    Gotta give him credit, but, It looks like a long wheelbase Hippo boat. :D
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  15. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 5,349


    That's wild. Doing it all in high school is amazing.
  16. The new “HAMB Friendly” includes some strange crap. This is a new low. It’s ugly, poorly engineered, unsafe and I bet it was slow. I don’t get it. Belongs in O’ Skool Rodz.
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  17. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,844

    from NE Vic

    The difference is this was done in period I guess, I don't think you'll see a rash of them though.
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  18. Bdamfino
    Joined: Jan 27, 2006
    Posts: 489

    from Hamlet, NC

    I'm interested in the other two rods he built, shown flanking that funny car! As noted, a 16 year old built it, and it's still around!

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