The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by loudbang, Mar 3, 2016.
Davis & Ingram
One of the nicest steel bodied Fiats ever built.
GearheadsQCE, It was a pleasure meeting you this weekend. I hope you enjoyed the show.
Thanks Brian. I think I did the right thing too.
FUNNY STORY: The driver of the quickest car in the field - a BBC seven-second 'T' altered - asked me if my car was the same one that was painted blue many years ago. When I answered 'yes' he recalled watching me run it when as a little tot his dad would take him to the drags. That made me happy.
That is a cool story!
Thanks Brian. To add to the car's mystique I made it to the finals both Saturday and Sunday (runner-upped). Maybe there was another tot sitting in the stands, watching, who will remember watching The Last Logghe a generation from now.
Much to my consternation there were oodles of old altereds and FEDs there (Otie's Fiat from Akron, a twin engined Caddy-powered FED, etc.) I asked each if they were going to enter into competition. Most said 'no - exhibition only'. We had 15 cars entered N/Comp but there could have been twice as many had all on the property raced. Pity.
Are those REAL spoked wheels on the front LOL
As real as "the clap"!
i'm sorry if i don't get it, but what difference does it make if a guy runs the new wheels or not. if the mods don't like it they can take it down. i know they aren't vintage but i am sure if you would give the guy $2000.00 so he can run spindle mounts, i am sure he would thank you. everybody builds there cars to the budget they have and i don't see to many racers give them grief for running the new wheels. it is the nature of racing compared to traditional cars. racers only care about going as fast as there budget will allow and looking good is secondary. compared to other front wheels they could use, the new wheels are reasonably priced and look good. as far as the picture is concerned, it is obviuosly a vintage one.
Those front wheels are made by Creitz Racing Equipment from Tulsa,OK. There must have been a dealer in Connecticut , there seem to be a lot Ct. cars running them. I did not care for them, American Racing made a much nicer looking 12 spoke.
going as fast as there[their] budget will allow [ AND SAFELY ] and looking good (i.e., period correct) is secondary
Nice looking Thunderbird Loudbang, great pic.
It almost looks photoshopped to me.
Kind of like most of the women on the internet. And I like it too. Look like Webers sticking through the hood.
Floor jack under the rear does give it that appearance
The view through the roll bar should be a clue.
Just a well framed Camaro by the T-Birds roll bar.
The "same"...dried brush behind the T-Bird is visible inside and behind the head rest and above the Camaro's hood.
Look through the Camaros windshield/drivers door window, the same dried brush.
I say it's a real photo.
No I have seen it around for years.
Very sweet. That was not a budget build.
Actually the point is that back in the day gassers did not run spindle mount 12 spoke wheels as front brakes were required (for HAMB era cars) so they ran bolt on wheels--steel, slot mags, Halibrands, American etc. Late in the hey day of the real gassers a few of the high end cars ran Halibrand spindle mounts with brakes adapted to them. It was only later that the front brake requirement was dropped and even then the majority of cars that went to spindle mount wheels ran either Halibrands or American 5 spokes. I could probably live with the fake 10 spoke wheels on a budget altered build but they are just wrong for a gasser.
Keep up the great work you do loudbang!!!
Before Gene painted his Ranchero to match the coupe. ^^
posted by hemidav in the vintage thread
From the Randy Lewis collection, probably the biggest archive of altered photos on the planet:
I presume that this is Chuck Burch in the Glen Hyder and Tom Koulan 27 roadster that was also driven by Randy Bradford. This car was the successor to the green metalflake 34 coupe run by Hyder and Koulan
John Morey and Frank Pettinato's Rat Poison late hemi powered Bantam
Out of Hurst, Texas is the Different Drummer of J.T. Young and the DeMeglio brothers--driven by Tony DeMeglio
This one is from my home track in the 60's--Brooksfield, South Australia. John Collins' flattie powered 23 T. The 32 (also flathead powered) is the John English car that has been seen before here in this thread.
More from South Australia from the annual rod and custom show. Early Holden powered second generation Topolino of Gary Bonnet. In the background is the Barry Whitford built Honda 600 sports bodied car, also with six cylinder Holden power.
Also from that South Australian show is Brian Hutchesson's small block Ford powered Topo. This car was recently restored.
The square roll bar makes me think that this is probably and east coast car although the race number suggests mid west.
The Leroy Chadderton owned and driven Magnificent 7
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