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Tommy Ivo's twin Buick rail

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TxRat, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. TxRat
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
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  2. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,449


    Sweet!! Love them nailheads
  3. Mutt
    Joined: Feb 6, 2003
    Posts: 3,219


    Thank Yew.....


  4. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,459


    Thats a great link......I saved just about every one of those pics. :cool:
  5. crash 51
    Joined: Feb 2, 2005
    Posts: 361

    crash 51
    from FTW,TEXAS

    Awesome! That is what I think of when I picture vitage drag racing, a twin buick nailhead FED!
  6. 53burb
    Joined: Jun 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,822


    Pepmuller and Muravez? Pepmuller used to race for a friend of mines dad back in the 60's early 70's. The car was a Ford Topolina with a HEMI of coarse. They raced nothing but HEMI's. They were sponsered by Magic Muffler. Bill Frontudo was another driver of that car too. Muravez, went by the nick name of "MAYTAG MAN" since that is what his job was. Maytag service repair. I would see Ivo' 4 engine pontiac all the time in a see through trailer off of Beachwood street in Burbank while riding over to The Miles' residence back in my days! Great memories! I will try and get pics of their car that they raced at a later time. That thread was awesome!
  7. Could you imagine having Don Pruhdomme as your tyre wiper!!

    53burb, do you mean Fiat Topolino or am I way off base??
  8. Jai
    Joined: Apr 16, 2005
    Posts: 90

    from Dallas, Tx

    Awesome! I have always been intrigued by Ivo's Buick, but hadn't seen many pictures of it. This was too cool. Thank you!
  9. 53burb
    Joined: Jun 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,822


    I stand corrected. Thanx for correcting that "Fiat"! Not Ford! KNUX!
  10. DeuceDog
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 633

    from Breese, IL

    Neat-O...Thanks, I liked it a lot, interesting, great link.
  11. Rat L. Can
    Joined: Feb 21, 2005
    Posts: 131

    Rat L. Can
    from Indy


    Everyone knows this pic! Magic Muffler Topo at work...

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  12. Mad-Lad
    Joined: Jul 2, 2005
    Posts: 734

    from California

    Thanks for posting. Great link!
  13. Skotz
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,473


    Mr Rat,
    Really enjoyed the post...wonder how in the world that quick change held up to that sort of abuse?...What a car!
  14. really cool - I wonder who came up with the idea to mount 1 blown engine? Pretty wild stuff - you'd have to have balls to drive that thing.

    I can't believe the little axles held up.
  15. Great link...that pic of the the car off the end of the track brought back memories of Ivo & Prudhomme showing up at a podunk 1/4 mile strip north of Charlotte (Concord NC ,very near where Lowes Motor Speedway is now) ,towing the Twin Buick rail with that very same Caddy ...I remember it all ,including the luggage carrier on the roof of the Caddy!!! They made some wild,smoky exhibition runs and the place went nuts!!!
  16. 53burb
    Joined: Jun 25, 2004
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    Where did ya get that pic? See the name Jim Miles on the top of the roof? Known him and his son, frind of mine since High School. That was awesome to see . Thanx for sharing! He was one of the mechanics on it. KNUX!
  17. 53burb
    Joined: Jun 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,822


    That is a shot that he told me that the whole bottom end went through the block. Had a cracked block and they found out right at the starting line. It is a famous shot that is in like the Hot Rod anniversary issues all the time. He told me that he was at 1st not liked being known for that pic. Now he laughs at it. He has that pic and many more when they have their Burbank Road Kings annual show set up and he has all his pics displayed with all the other Road Kings pics from the past. KNUX!
  18. brandon
    Joined: Jul 19, 2002
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    heard a couple months ago that the ivo wagon will soon be seen as its prior self the 4 engine dragster...wasn't it the showboat....?? brandon
  19. Rat L. Can
    Joined: Feb 21, 2005
    Posts: 131

    Rat L. Can
    from Indy

    Right on. You can find high-quality prints from the original photographer, along with the story of the photo, here:

    Some great shots on this site and you'll always find good stuff here too:
  20. repoman
    Joined: Jan 2, 2005
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    From Feb 72 Hot Rod:

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  21. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
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    Sweet ! Thanks for sharing !!!
  22. 327-365hp
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
    Posts: 5,418

    from Mass

    Thanks for the awesome link. I love those vintage photos, especially the shop pics. The offset halibrand is wild, they must've had boxes of extra axle keys. I want a El Camino painted just like that one!
  23. Jeff Norwell
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    Jeff Norwell
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  24. LeadSledMerc
    Joined: Nov 29, 2003
    Posts: 4,106


    Thanks for the post Shane.
    I had seen that before, but it was great seeing again...Ivo built some absolutely awesome cars!!!!!!
    Here's a couple of pics I took at Gartlit's last year.

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  25. good thing i can read, i was just going to post where is it today....but i read it, not time for a road trip to FL to see that thing!
  26. drhotrodmd
    Joined: Nov 10, 2002
    Posts: 1,284


    Yeah i seen it 2 yrs ago at Garlits museum in Ocala, Fl. too. That,s my fav dragster of all time.

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