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History The Vermonster on the Lawn

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
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    The Vermonster on the Lawn


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  2. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 22,404


    Nice car, did it ever travel South and run at Dover Drag Strip in New York? Bob
  3. Blade58
    Joined: Mar 5, 2012
    Posts: 217

    from apopka ,Fl

    Looks like the frame stretched in the restoration ?
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 7,023


    Wow, take me back to that time! What a great editorial Joey. Let's look deeper though, although I'm sure you already did. The houses, clearly aluminum siding vs the "trailer park" plastic shit on today's homes. Check out that Chevy, a fuggin bubble top Bel Air! I see the V-8 emblem on the fender but hard to see anything more. Did you see the exhust cutouts behind the front tire? These guys had their priorities in order, huh? I'll stop there so you and others can share more observations. The dragster is pure 1/4 mile porn. The stretch dosn't look new, it looks to me as if that was done late in it's comp days. Would be kool to learn if it's still a shorty or was it kept long. Thanks, nice entry man.
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  5. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 16,184

    from California

    I'm thinking the blue '62 is a 409.. look at the emblem on the fender.
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  6. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 703


    It's interesting that in the color pictures of it racing that they switched from steel wheels to the Torque thrusts. It's clearly the same day as there's a red Mustang parked in exactly the same place. A different compound of slicks perhaps?
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  7. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 679

    from New Jersey

    In love with this thing and those photos. She's got double hump heads.
  8. hendelec
    Joined: Aug 23, 2008
    Posts: 51


    When they restored it they should have shorten the frame back to the original wheel base! I had a friend back in the 60s that had a C/Fuel dragster that looked similar to this car, it had a 283 bored to a 301. That thing would scream to 9000 rpm +......... what a beautiful sound !!!!!!!!!!!
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  9. hugh m
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,130

    hugh m
    from ct.

    Seem to remember one of the later " Helzapoppin" cars had a high roll cage like that, wonder if that's it?
  10. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,219


    Wonder what strip they usually ran at? The tires mounted on the steelies look quite a bit shorter, just testing maybe? Nice little rail and a runner, too!
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  11. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 4,389


    Nice looking car. I like the shorter version also. I just like the short WB diggers. I was looking through the race ads on a couple of online sites, and my old FED from the late 70's/early 80's is once again up for sale, only $15.5K; I had less than $2K in the car complete and running (lots of parts collecting/horse trading/doing the work myself). My trailer only cost $250.00. What bothers me, is they give a history and description of it that's just not true They say it's a Scotty Fenn car, when it was a Kent Fuller kit; chrome moly tubing when it's mild steel, and now it's BB Ford powered; it was a SBC powered car when I had it, and a full second quicker then also. Oh well; can't go back, but I'd really like to have a similar car again. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
  12. Ran at Milton, Vt dragstrip. Assuming it might have run at Glen Falls, N.Y. and Napierville, Canada. You can find a few more pic's on Milton, Vt Speedway on FB
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  13. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,219


    Hey Rust, I was wondering if they ever ran at S. Glens Falls as I know there weren't many strips in Vermont. I will check the Milton site and also the S. Glens Falls Dragway page on fbook. Thanks
  14. frank spittle
    Joined: Jan 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,351

    frank spittle

    Seems like there was another Vermonster, this one a Chevy V-8 powered drag bike. Anyone remember it?
  15. RidgeRunner
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 682

    from Western MA

    Ran out of just over the line from me in Guilford VT when I knew of it in the early '90's.

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  16. Junior fuel and gas dragsters just don't get the respect they so richly deserve. Great write up . Thanks.
  17. sawzall
    Joined: Jul 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,518


    in 2014 the vermonster was on display at the stowe old car show in stowe vermont..

    I was at the event with my family and these photos were taken by my then 9 year old..
    neat car.. cool history..



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