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History TRADITIONAL GASSERS, Gas Class cars and modern TRADITIONAL cars.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gary Reynolds, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. Let's showcase REAL GASSERS here.
    Our cut off can be 65 or so except for "modern" gassers.
    BUT! NO rust buckets, rat rod type race cars, tunnel rams (remember, pre 65), jacked up street freaks.
    MOST gassers were 55 Chevies! YUP!
    Then Willy's and Anglias!
    Then everything else!
    NO ALTEREDS, ALTERED WHEELBASES OR FUNNY CARS!
    REAL GASSERS, or modern cars in the spirit of the old gas classes!
    Cars like THESE!
    LINK TO NHRA RULEBOOKS!
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2006u57wp7sqpxt/eZJPZZcJdZ
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  2. D.N.D.
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    The real deal right from the mid 60's- started running it in late 63' to 68' Don_Nowell_1938_Chevy_Gasser_super-wide_screen_wallper_website_post.jpg
     
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  3. YEP! THE REAL THING!
    A beautiful, bad ass running car!
     
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  4. seb fontana
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    My effort, that low with a dropped axle..
     

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  5. car doctor
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    My 37 chevy gasser, small block chevy, 4 speed 2016-02-17 13.51.19.jpg
     
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  6. COOL! NOW THAT looks vintage and real!
     
  7. THIS is what we are lookin' for!
     
  8. bobbytnm
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    This is going to be an interesting thread and could be very educational. Of course, it has the potential to blow up....but I'm hoping that it will stay in the informative and educational realm.

    Great pics!
    Bobby
     
  9. Everyone focuses on the A and B class - How about Dave Koffel - E/Gas terror

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  10. DDDenny
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    OK kiddies, Google time.
    Those front wheels were fairly mainstream in the early/mid 60's gasser wars but were probably rarely seen on street drivers of the day.
    I.D. them and I'll give you a vintage Union 76 antenna ball (if I can find it).
    You over 50 guys can sit this quiz out.
    Extra credit if you know the color of the 76 ball.
    @D.N.D. you got any more shots of this car?
     
  11. American Racing LeMans front runners
     
  12. 6 cylinder H/Gassers

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  13. My favorite model... built it at least 3 times over the years.

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    One of my favorite Oregon cars. The Parham & Doane Beautiful ---BLACK--55 Chevy!
     
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  15. DDDenny
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    Gary
    The Zakia 55 is my gold standard, love that thang.
     
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  16. Great idea for a thread Gary. Here is my high school friend Joe's '40 Willys at the '65 Winternationals. He won C/Gas, and set the national ET record. Then took it to the March Meet and won again.

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  17. This is my favorite gasser of all time. Gary Dubach's short lived '33.
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  18. DDDenny
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    Gary
    1970(ish), Gary Parham and a couple other PDX area drag racers brought their cars to my high school for an "exhibition", I'm pretty sure it was put together by Kenney Goodell.
    Gary had the ex Bill Bagshaw "Red Light Bandit" Corvette.
    I was hooked.
     
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  20. D.N.D.
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    Doug I could put some pics if it is alright with Gary as it is his to make the call

    DND
     
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  22. elgringo71
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    My dad with his 40 Willys Coupe built to gas class rules in the mid 60s

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  23. Sure! It's a traditional car! Put 'em up!
     
  24. s55mercury66
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    downloadfile.jpeg Hope no one posted this on already
     
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  25. D.N.D.
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    OK Gary first day out at ' Fernando ' and clean and simple inside & outside IMG (4).jpg Dscn0259.jpg keeping with the Gasser Spirt of the days
     
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  26. rooman
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    "Let's showcase REAL GASSERS here.
    Our cut off can be 65 or so except for "modern" gassers.
    BUT! NO rust buckets, rat rod type race cars, tunnel rams (remember, pre 65), jacked up street freaks.
    MOST gassers were 55 Chevies! YUP!
    Then Willy's and Anglias!
    Then everything else!
    NO ALTEREDS, ALTERED WHEELBASES OR FUNNY CARS!
    REAL GASSERS, or modern cars in the spirit of the old gas classes!"

    Gary,
    can we include the cars from Quain Stott's southeastern based gasser series? He lets them run cast tunnel rams (introduced by Edelbrock in 1967) but otherwise everything has to be pre 65 (ie No Cragar Super Tricks/Centerlines etc and especially NO CAMAROS :))

    Roo
     
  27. jnaki
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    Hello,
    There can't be any question about being "traditional" than the one that set the record for A/Gas in 1959. K.S. Pittman and his original, red Willys coupe from 1959 ran hard every time he raced. Here is a compilation of the shots I filmed from 1959 to 60 at Lions. (In the movie clip, my brother and his black Impala, staging, is not out of place... check out the left lane red Willys blasting away from the starting line. KS Pittman) The stance was level as much as the standard 15 inch wheel and tire combos would allow. Upon extreme acceleration, there was a slight nose in the air pose. But, the power usually brought the rear down to make it look like the nose was up in the air.
    Jnaki
     
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