The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by loudbang, Oct 17, 2017.
Never heard about that Dean. Were there many injuries?
I don't really know Frank. It happened before I was racing. I only heard parts of the story much later.
ID'd the picture above - Stecker, Golden, and Cobb. Also been told the engine used all needle bearings.
Those two look like the same car to me.^^^
My bad, changed the wording.
Could not keep rear ends in it, Engine is still around, the cars whereabouts un-known
No Id on this one.
I just happened to be reading an old Drag News and saw this captioned photograph. It shows Creighton Hunter in that odd dragster you described in your post.
The way it was described, it seemed like a car on a bumper jack, then upping the rpms and kicking out the stands… What a concept.
Sorry for the quality.
Note the eyes on the side. This was long before Moon Equipment was founded. Creighton originated the eyes, and later ran them on his famous red track/drag roadster. When Dean Moon started Moon Equipment, he asked Creighton if he could use his "eyes" in the Moon logo, and Mooneyes was born.
It sounds like Hunter's dragster "drop start" originated before E.J. Potter's "Bloody Mary" motorcycle.
From Dean Lowe: “The Hunter roadster was displayed at the NHRA Museum a couple years ago. It's not really restored. Just cleaned up and touched up a little, and put in running order. Creighton sold it to Hill Alcalla who drag raced the shit out of it for years, always with the flathead motor. It's still in the family. Hill's son now owns it, and is the one who got it back in shape.
Here's a photo I took of the roadster at Pomona in 1959. The car has not changed!”
Great photo Dean…the “Brownine Camera Pro,” better than all of us…Thanks…
From the files of the HAMB...great history/historians.
Found this today on another facebook page - no ID other than the club name.
Separate names with a comma.