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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. Charlie K
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    I believe this 1955 Chevy was owned by George Lynch out of the Philadelphia Pa. area. The car was powered by a Hillborn (I believe) Injection small block Chevy. We all raced in the Delaware Valley United Drag Racers Association (UDRA) Pro Gasser group. It included Gassers and Modified Production cars that raced up and down the East Coast as a paid in show. It was a great time to be active in Drag Racing! The UDRA decal is displayed in the rear quarter window.
     
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  2. That is probably right Charlie, not my photo, but was taken at Numedia dragway, PA.
     
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  3. Early version of S.W.C. attachment-18.jpeg
     
  4. Donut Dave
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    I crewed on this AA/Gas Anglia in the mid-60's.
    Ran out of Harrell Performance Center K.C., Mo.
    Added some weight and set the AHRA BB/A record.
    AA-Gas.jpg
     
  5. 296ardun
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    I could watch these old Lions videos all day! Thanks for posting...I would hope that Doug's old Chevy gasser is in a museum, but don't know whatever became of it.....
     
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  6. Hotdoggin DaddyO
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    from Hays, Ks

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  7. Johnny99
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    RE: Saxxon's post #91. Needed to see the Nunez & Dillon coupe in happier times. The pickup, may be the follow up to the coupe? It is by far my favorite gasser truck. Merry Christmas to me! Don Montgomery's Supercharged Gas Coupes book arrived in the mail today. Thanks Mrs. 99. Kudos Mr. Rockerhead.

    John

    willys nunez 1.jpg nunez 2.jpg Nunez.jpg
     
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  8. Charlie K
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    Yes it looks like Numedia. Beautiful location but a real tough climb up the mountains towing a race car and trailer and hard on brakes going down lol!
     
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  9. BadgeZ28
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    from Oregon

    Does anyone have a picture of the politically incorrect signage on the trunk lid of the Coonrod & Harry 33 Willy A/GS coupe?
     
  10. Marty Strode
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    Coonrod & Harry, Chuck Tiller and Jack Frost, all from Portland- Vancouver area, of the NW. Coonrod and Harry.jpg Chuck Tiller Willys.jpg Dads Willys 1964 Madras.jpg
     
  11. Marty Strode
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    Jim Hoxit C/G, Portland,Or. goofin noff 6.jpg
     
  12. Marty Strode
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    Jr. Thompson (son Tommy @ the wheel) Prefect, at Fremont, class of the field in 87-88. Jr. Thompson\'s Prefect.jpg
     
  13. ...filthy forty with all 4 wheels up...
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  14. 0ldracer
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    OK... How about some quick time lapse photography on Christmas. This is the same car over the years specified by Gary Reynolds (the OP). Basically, it is an 80 year old car that has had a very rough life, been rescued several times, and refuses to give up!! Enjoy...

    1962- The car was purchased in Southern Maryland for $25.
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    1963- 6 months later, first time out. Capitol Raceway Park, Millersville, Md.
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    1963- 75-80 Dragway, Monrovia, Md.
    DH7580Dragway1963.jpg

    1963- NHRA Nationals, Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Dave_Hales 1963 Indy.jpg

    1963 End of Season. Windshield sticker is for D/Gas runner-up at INDY.

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    1964- Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, Md.
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    1964- York US30 Dragway, York, Pa.
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    1964- Aquasco Speedway, Aquasco, Maryland
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    1965- Aquasco Speedway, Aquasco, Md.
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    1965- NHRA Nationals Tech Area, Indianapolis, Indiana
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    1965- NHRA Nationals, Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis, Indiana
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    1966-
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    1966 NHRA Nationals, Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis, Indiana
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    THE CAR WAS SOLD IN 1967.


    Fast forward 30+ years......it still lives!
    1998 Carlisle Pennsylvania Swap meet.
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    The car was purchased by the Timoszyk family in Michigan. They are the ones who saved it from where it was headed. There had been 6 or 7 owners since 1967 and much neglect. After several years of negotiations, and forming a great friendship with the family, I was able to buy it back in 2000.

    After a 16 month restoration, Here it is today:

    NHRA Hot Rod Reunion, Bowling Green, Kentucky
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    California Hot Rod Reunion, Bakersfield, California (same guy in 1962 pic)
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    NHRA Museum, Pomona, California
    Hales NHRA Museum.jpg

    NHRA New England Hot Rod Reunion, Epping, New Hampshire
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    NHRA Gatornationals, Gainesville, Florida
    DHGatornationalsDisplay2011.jpg





     
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  15. Awesome time line and pix, Dave. What a great car. So glad that you got it back.
     
  16. That was truly GREAT Dave, thanks for sharing all the pics.
     
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  17. Flamed48
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    What year did this version of the swc race
     

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  18. seb fontana
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    I have to admit I have never seen this version of a SWC car...In upper left corner of pic is a [looks like] mid 60's or later chevy....
     
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  19. The much feared Black car was built in 64. It was much much lighter. 2016-04-29_05-16-45.jpg swc5.jpg SWC 1965.jpg
     
  20. 0ldracer
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    Flamed48...I believe that is the last version of the Swindler "A" in 1966, with the gold stripe down the left side
    . It is the seriously trimmed one now owned by Doug Cook's son Mike.


    SWC1966wstripe.jpg
    SWCPairWillys.jpg
     
  21. I heard that Mike was offered a million dollars for the car and turned it down. Can not say I blame him.
     
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  22. Local history for me.
    The Dennis Neelin and Ken Murray 40 Willys. Started with Lincoln power - changed to a sbc then sold where it became the blown Hemi power Pink Elephant (no pic...sorry). It has come full circle by being restored to it's original Lincoln version.

    scan0024.jpg scan0032_001.jpg willys wheelie 3.jpg
    0398-45-10.jpg
     
  23. southcross2631
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    Faded Memories from Hot reunion in Bowling Green. faded memories.jpg
     
  24. Some OHIO GEORGE. AMT-R2-639-4.jpg gm33willlys5web.jpg
     
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