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History The Magwinder

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    The Magwinder

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    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
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  2. Magnesium body too! (except for the aluminum nose-piece) Body by Wayne Ewing.
     
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  3. I was in a family vehicle collection a while back, and I remember that they had a similar drag machine but a bit more modern - 'Sidewinder"? Kent Fuller body?
    It was interesting with the motor in the back sideways. They said it never did as well as hoped.
     
  4. BrerHair
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    Beautiful machine, very cool. Art Chrisman's brother?
     
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  5. Jack was Art's cousin.
     
  6. Nope ... Jack Chrisman was Art & Lloyd Chrisman's uncle.
     
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  7. Just because a TJJ Blog / H.A.M.B. thread can never have enough pics ...

    The Magwinder Dragster (1).jpg

    The Magwinder Dragster (2).jpg

    The Magwinder Dragster (3).jpg

    The Magwinder Dragster (4).jpg

    The Magwinder Dragster (5).jpg

    The Magwinder Dragster (6).jpg

    The Magwinder Dragster (7).jpg

    The Magwinder Dragster (8).jpg

    The Magwinder Dragster (9).jpg

    The Magwinder Dragster (10).jpg

    The Magwinder Dragster (11).jpg

    The Magwinder Dragster (12).jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2018
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  8. Magnesium frame and body... would have become his flaming coffin if it had have crashed. :eek:
     
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  9. tb33anda3rd
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    MagwindeR had a mid/transverse engine. the first thought that crossed my mind was MR II.
     
  10. pitman
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    Chuck Jones: Also in the credits, for Bugs, Daffy, Taz, and Elmer. "Thought I saw a Wabbit!"
     
  11. DDDenny
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    That's a great group of photos, thanks.
     
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  12. Clevername
    Joined: Feb 18, 2011
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    How about that driving position! Yikes!
     
  13. catdad49
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    It's Still a thing of Beauty!
     
  14. Blade58
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    It just screams hell on wheels sitting there
     
  15. At some point, the Magwinder was sold to Bill Mann ... who campaigned the car without the rear cover:

    The Magwinder Dragster in Herbert Cams livery (Bill Mann).jpg
    Bill Mann's Magwinder in "Herbert Cams" livery

    The Magwinder Dragster in Iskenderian livery (Bill Mann).jpg
    Bill Mann's Magwinder in "Iskenderian" livery

    The Magwinder dragster changed hands & configurations throughout the years.

    Here it is with the "Sidewinder" moniker:

    The Sidewinder Dragster (ex Magwinder with blown Pontiac).jpg

    The Magwinder / Sidewinder eventually made its way to the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in Ocala, FL:

    The Sidewinder (ex Magwinder) Dragster in Garlits Museum (1).jpg
    The Sidewinder (ex Magwinder) Dragster in Garlits Museum (2).jpg
    The Sidewinder (ex Magwinder) Dragster in Garlits Museum (3).jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2018
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