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    Thunder Wagon

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    This is a story accompanying the picture posted elsewhere... Quoted....

    "Clinton Snead sent this photo of the ex-Richard Petty 43 JR. Barracuda, which by then had been purchased by Eddie Ratliff. "Maybe it's not a famous crew, but it is a famous car," wrote Snead. "The reason I have these pictures is because my dad, Larry Snead, actually drove this car for Eddie Ratliff a few times, and he is on the far left in this picture. One quick and interesting story about this truck: When Eddie acquired the car, he, of course, had to paint the truck to match. From what I have been told, they actually made a pattern from the '43 JR.' on the side of the race car and used that as a stencil to paint it on the door of the truck. No vinyl wraps in those days! And yes, I know this is more of a flatbed truck, but I still thought it would go with the theme."

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    :rolleyes:...Previous to the above in the early goings...

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    I thought this car was bulldozed and buried after the fatal spectator crash??
     
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    :rolleyes:...Knuckle Dragging Cuda...Knuck Knuck...:D

    I don't really know about the history I just snooped around and found some info but you are absolutely right there were 2 43 Jr's...here's the story...

    I guess Ratliff is in the Fuzzy

    Quoted below...

    'Sometime in 1966, Petty sold the car, and while subsequent owners appeared to have kept it on the strip through the mid-1970s, its history gets a little fuzzy for a couple decades.'

    https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2015/...jr-returns-to-the-spotlight-post-restoration/
     
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    A big thanks to all who responded to the Eddie Ratliff question. Fascinating stuff. Had no idea the Pettys sold that car. I knew most of the story about the first 43jr. You all have come through again.
     
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    Old Stewball II at Green Valley Texas

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    Grand Spalding Dodge Hustler II

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    Just 4 Chevy Lovers

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    The beginning of the Chi Town Hustler legend. Minnick and Farkonas before Coil.

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    [QUOTE="loudbang"

    Chevy Charger Doug Marion

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    Whatever became of Doug Marion? I became familiar with his name beginning in the
    early '80s when he was writing for Super Chevy magazine. I eventually stopped reading
    that magazine and LB's posting of this pic piqued my curiosity. Marion would briefly
    mention his history with early drag racing Chevys.
     
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    1965 Nationals Les Richey, in the 1965 Ford Mustang fastback, near lane, leaves the starting line at a slight deficit against a 1955 Chevrolet in the far lane.

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    Hemi Under Glass 1965 2nd Annual Hot Rod Magazine Championship Drag Races

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    Richard Petty's supercharged Cuda flashes down the strip here in this picture made just an instant before the vehicle veered off the track and into the crowd. Petty's car plunged into the spectators just left of the pole at right.

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    Another Getty image where the caption writer needs help--Petty's car was injected, not blown.

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    How many folks died in that wreck???..... :(
     
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    One 8 year old boy who was hit by a wheel that came off the car. Seven others including the child's father were injured.

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    65 NHRA World Championship and Tulsa Invitational Drag Races Tasca Ford

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    1965 NASCAR Drag Races Dragway 42 Ohio. Kohler Brothers A/Gas Anglia versus B/FX Downy Ford

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    1965 NHRA Spring Nationals - Bristol International Dragway. Cotton Owens to build a mid-engine, Hemi-powered Dodge Dart Wagon dubbed The Cotton Picker

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    I believe David Pearson was the driver of the Cotton Picker at one time, and that would have been during the Hemi/NASCAR controversy.
     
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    Bakersfield Smokers Meet Drag Races. Shirley Shahan, The Drag-On Lady, in her A990 Super Stocker.

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