The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by loudbang, Mar 3, 2016.
That is what it looks like to me too. They did things a little different in the old days LOL.
Man you have a great eye and an outstanding memory. The guys at the sites that I find them could use your expertise in identifying them and adding captions.
Big John Torrelli C/Altered
"Blue Blazer" AA/FA on trailer
Campos Bros "Low Blow" AA/FA in the pits.
In motion with new paint job and ballast strapped to front axle
Couple A/A altereds fiat vs T
"Dodlin & Stroup" BB/Altered Anglia
Don Green's "Rat Trap" AA/FA bantam
First Henry J altered I have found B/A
"Flashback" D/A Vette
Flathead powered D/altered
"GAB" in red Gabby Beeker B/FA
"Jays Automotive Service" B/A coupe
Jim Head raced a 55 Chevy, on the day he turned 16 on Sept. 5, 1964. He went on to race a C/Altered Bantam roadster and a number of small-block entries. One of his earlier entries was a '57 injected Corvette D/A pictured.
Keith Ferrell "Dogcatcher" B/Alt injected Willys
" Lunsford" A/Altered injected hemi
Mike Sullivan at Irwindale raceway
One Armed Willy vs Geary & Walker AA/FAs
"Pippins & Torrez" AA/Alt Fiat. Real nice looking altered
"Ratican Jackson" A/Altered Fiat
"Rick Smith" Fiat Altered with era paint job
"Shockley & Sons" A/FA vs Mike Sullivan it looks like
"Super Thief" once again
"Wild Rat" A/Alt injected Fiat
"Stan Bowman" AA/Alt roadster
Ed Sigmon began racing at dragstrips at age 18 in 1960 with this pink 49 Chevy that was sponsored by Fiasco Automotive, a North Hollywood, Calif.-based shop that the late Richard Johnson owned.
At the suggestion of Fiasco Automotive owner Richard Johnson, an MG enthusiast, Ed Sigmon built this '53 roadster, pictured racing Doug Thorley in Jack Lufkin's Corvette at a mid-1960s Hot Rod Magazine Championships event in Riverside, Calif.
In the days when cars sported nicknames, Ed Sigmon had one of the more popular with his Snarpeezel, a five-legged creature that was originated by the car painter.
During 1970, Ed Sigmon briefly ran a 6-71 GMC supercharger and Hilborn bug-catcher injector. "It gave me too much motor for the car," said Sigmon, "and my wife didn't enjoy watching me make runs. So it didn't stay on there for very long."
The replacement for his '53 MG was this '27-T Ford A/SR, which Bill Carter painted in pearl pink with candy-red flames. (yes I know this is not an altered but it's part of ED's story)
Ed Sigmon's fortitude was tested again when his roadster crashed at Bakersfield
WOW!!! You are on a roll sir.
I bet you had to hang on for dear life in this little monster!
Ratican, Jackson & Stearns. Ron "Sleepy" Stearns was the driver. These guys were a hoot to watch in the pits. Always jabbing one another. Real entertainment!
Now ,Now...... Like you wouldn't give up your " man card" for just one pass?
You got that RIGHT! If it dont scare you, its not running right.
Hello Michelle ……. just wanted to clarify >
This is Bill who owns the "Magic Muffler Fiat". Your dad Gary was not driving the
car that day where it did this wheel stand. Gary was not driving for Jimmy at this
The guy who was driving was named "Paul" and this was his first run in the car and
his last run in the car. Bill Frontuto was driving for Jimmy from this point on.
I think the purple thing with the helmets came from Jimmy as his cars were purple.
I would love to share some pics with you. I have a beautiful photo of your dad
working in the pits adjusting the valves on the engine. Other pics too.
My email is: email@example.com
Hope to hear from you as I would like to get a pic of the motor explosion as well.
Paul was driving the car this day. Gary was not driving for Jim anymore.
I believe this might be the helmet you're referring to in the other posts.
Jim Miles traded the Fiat body for a Bantam and went racing in this for '68.
Yes the helmet looks just like my Dad's helmet
How bout an A/Fueler in your driveway as a second grader for a neighborhood pass?
Also, found this time slip in my dads old bag (which I still have containing fire mask, goggles, run book, rule books, etc)- not sure if it is from his jr Fueler or a/ fuel altered. Either way, dig the fckn speed!!!
This is what a race car looks like I reckon.
Here it is
Okay this is my Dad driving to Black Magic just the picture of the wheelstand is not that was Paul and he had a purple helmet like my Dad .
That name Ed Taylor sounds familar to me .. Do you know who the driver is in the picture ? My Dad had a white helmet before getting that helmet painted the purple but that name Ed Taylor sounds very familar .
Here I am,
(after my southeast Asia tour), at Miami-Hollywood Speedway with Carl Hegge's "Norseman" AA/FA. I crewed on most of his cars. Car was driven by Rick "Surf" Stambaugh. Never set the world on fire but sure saw and did a lot back then. Car was built by 1320 Engineering in Norfolk, Va., painted by "Chip", and had a 392 Hemi for power.
So you came back and became bell bottoms wearing, long haired, hippie LOL.
Naw, I was all that before too. I pretty much gave up the "wacky tobaccy" once I got home though. Lol
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OK been spreading the posting over all the HAMB but here are some altereds for today.
AWESOME shot of "Panic" AA/FA
Another great shot of "Panic"
B/Altered 33-34 Ford 3 window
"Bear Run" Fiat B/Altered
"Between Heaven & Hell" AA/FA
Flying C/Altered 32 Ford
"Geary & Walker" 333 AA/Altered
"Halstead & Joseph" A/Altered
"J & M Speed Center" Leroy Chadderton AA/FA
"Jackson Thomas Goodell" AA/FA
"Lo Blow" AA/FA wheels up
"Rasetter" A/Altered injected hemi
"Rat Poison" A/FA Lots of altereds with RAT in the name
Ron Ellis "Trick T" AA/FA
Trick T again Different color and time frame
"Sam Gianino" D/Altered injected Vette
"Sikora Bros. Chassis" AA/A
"Sour Wine" AA/Altered Bunch of Carbs...?
"Super Rat" AA/FA Fiat in pits
"The Stinger" Vette Altered
Unknown AA/Alt Pontiac Power
"Wills Fargo" (not a typo LOL) A/Altered
I took that pic of the Sikora Brothers car at Indy in 1971.
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Loudbang, Will's Fargo was owned by London, Ontario's Billy Kydd. Kydd is an inducted member in the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame. He raced this car for about 12 years, it held many NHRA record in altered and comp. It was the first gasoline altered into the 8's. Beautiful car that as far as I know still exists.
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