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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by loudbang, Oct 17, 2017.
No- Scuderia with Jack Williams driving. The Glass slipper were the Cortapossi Bros. and a SBC
Not able to confirm if it ever raced or not.
Northern Ca. races primarly.
Tognottis was a converted supermarket turned into a speed shop
Reminds me (in a small way) of that Trantula dragster model I built as a kid.
The caption on the back of this Tim Marshall photo taken at Irwindale says, "New rear-engined fueler Essman & Sandoval." It's pretty easy to assume that the Essman is late-1960s dragster and fuel altered pilot Gary Essman, and I'd have to guess that the Sandoval part would be the Sandoval brothers, who owned a lot of cars in the late 1960s, driven by the likes of Bob Muravez, Gary Gabelich, and Mike Snively, yet I can’t find a record of them racing together.
From Bangkok Dean
Stecker-Golden-Cobb "Gay Devorcee" body by Bob Sorrel
392 Hemi Potvin Blower drive roller bearings on the mains and rods. could not keep a rear end in it
Not a dragster, want to keep this thread going.
I saw a photo collage honoring Dale Emery that had the above picture.
Great thread. gotta few...
Not a "streamliner dragster", simply Stellings and Hampshire's Fuller chassis full bodied car, a fairly common configuration at the time.
Yes, a car with a nose piece is not a streamliner.
The Tognotti Speed Shop car out of Sacramento in 1964 with its original color scheme. In 1965 the car was repainted yellow with green graphics. In 2006 Larry and Shari Grossan acquired what was left of the car and restored it to its 1965 form, debuting it at the 2007 CHRR
posted by keef59 in the vintage thread
A Comp Coupe but still trying streamlining
Al Bergler with the windshield that the NHRA would not let him run as one point.
Caspary & Stokey
Not really "streamliner" dragsters, just full bodies.
So those pointy rear sections are just for looks LOL
This was on the gasser vette thread today, I fell in love with it. I'd put plates on it and drive it to work.
But how would you maneuver the drive-thru window at Dutch Brothers
Actually they WERE more for looks than any attempt to make the cars quicker/faster. The real "streamliners" had aero styled bodies that generally made some sort of attempt to make the air flow better around the motor and rear tires. Please go back to your initial post that started this thread and read what Thom Taylor wrote in the Hot Rod story that you tapped for the first photos. And to back up my contention please read Dean Lowe's post #167 that followed my first comment on this subject.
I liked (like) how distinctive and individually styled the old streamliners were. The various shapes were like trademarks that we could instantly associate with the teams and drivers. With the sexy bodywork, we could still relate to them as cars. Maybe not like funnycars that have recognizable details from street models, but still "cars" in the broader sense.
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