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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, May 5, 2017.
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The World Finals
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Thanks Joey! Really good to watch Sneaky Pete, not to mention Stahl vs Jenkins.
This captures the essence of drag racing and matches with the memories that I have from that era of my childhood.And most of the big names were in it.Thanks, Joey
love that stuff.
Superb footage! Hoover's dragster (I'm biased, it's from where I'm from.) is not the winner, but it's beautiful. Thanks for posting.
Wow, what a coincidence! At about 6:10 it shows Terry Fritch winning competition eliminator....and just this afternoon I met Terry for the first time at a local cruise! He was telling me about the 500 plus Olds engine he's building for his G-body Olds wagon race car....he casts and builds his own Olds heads! That's just too weird!
Great footage. Wish I could have been there but I was at Fort Polk, La. I was kinda busy.
Don't know how to describe it but it seems more colorful and raw back then while today's racing seems more sterile.
On a side note Rocky, wasn't Ft. Polk right outside Diseaseville?
Great little film clip. This is when I really fell for drag racing. Willys were my favorites early on but then watched a number of early Vettes run and I was hooked. There are a couple of clips of Deloy Naeb in his 1958 Corvette nick named the Pooch running an injected 283. Here is a picture of the Pooch on ebay back in 2009 and a picture as it sits today. Cool record setting car and proof that they also
ran these cars competitively with blocks to raise the car rather than going straight axle exclusively.
It was the last year for tire smoking Fuelers. Slipper clutches produced the first of many 6 second runs in 1967 and quickly ended that chapter of drag racing history. Thank God the videos will never let us forget how it was.
Thanks for the clip ! Loved all of it, especially Stahl beating Jenkins !
I was there. Here's a pit shot of Sneaky Pete's Ford.
Brand Ford (Tom McEwen second from left)
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Yes, I was also there. Spent most of my time back and forth in the pits. Had not got my driver's license yet!
Definitely a good one! Thanks!
I grew up in Tulsa and was fortunate enough to get to attend all of the World Finals there from 65-68.
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