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History The World Finals

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, May 5, 2017.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
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    J.Ukrop submitted a new blog post:

    The World Finals


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  2. deuceman32
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
    Posts: 282


    Thanks Joey! Really good to watch Sneaky Pete, not to mention Stahl vs Jenkins.
  3. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,199


    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 :)
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  4. Gene Boul
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  5. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,496

    from California

    love that stuff.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,030

    from nor cal

    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?
  9. jimdillon
    Joined: Dec 6, 2005
    Posts: 2,839


    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 !BVny0c!!mk~$(KGrHgoOKkEEjlLmY7zeBKTZ,)Hdfg~~_1.JPG NHRA HALL of Fame 2014.jpg Pooch Restored.jpg ran these cars competitively with blocks to raise the car rather than going straight axle exclusively.
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  10. frank spittle
    Joined: Jan 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,658

    frank spittle

    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.
  11. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
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    Thanks for the clip ! Loved all of it, especially Stahl beating Jenkins !
  12. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
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    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    I was there. Here's a pit shot of Sneaky Pete's Ford.

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  13. Tom davison
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    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

  14. Tom davison
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    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    Brand Ford (Tom McEwen second from left)

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  15. hugh m
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
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    hugh m
    from ct.

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  16. y'sguy
    Joined: Feb 25, 2008
    Posts: 363

    from Tulsa, OK

    Yes, I was also there. Spent most of my time back and forth in the pits. Had not got my driver's license yet!
  17. Definitely a good one! Thanks!
  18. 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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