The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dean Lowe, Aug 16, 2008.
Woodward Bros. & Tom Bolitho Studebaker
I think that the roadster belonged to Colvin and Douglass from Northern Calif (?)...if so, ran a blown Olds on gas, was featured in HRM...wonder what happened to it?
Here is a photo of the cockpit VERY CRAMPED ! ! !
Brake & clutch were hand controlled
photo with the driver in the tank.
I'm not sure who drove the tank , here is a photo of the owner/builders
George Barber & Al Jerauld
An other photo of the front of the car with the body off
A few more vintage Bonneville racers; Dave Ratliff's 199D roadster powered by a small DeSoto hemi, was one of the original 49ers.
Two more salt cars built by Al Jerauld & George Barber
Dean-o, if ya recognize this roadster I'll give you a cookie. (you hockey puck.)
Lawrence Brocchini's 1950 effort ran a flathead - after the war - came the GMC powered efforts...
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behind his 38 Chevy tow car
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I suppose EVERYONE viewing this thread knows of the movie "Worlds Fastest Indian" but just in case you don't.....GET IT!
I built a replica of A 1962 Ford Galaxie Starlifter that ran at Bonneville in unlimited Division with a 483 c.i./427 by Fred Lorenzen and Ralph Moody. It set or broke 46 records that year in cluding a 500 mile run at an average speed over 163MPH!!
I am now building a replica of a 1957 Ford Thunderbird "Battlebird" (no pictures for this thread-would appreciate any you have), that ran 160mph and supposed to have broken 200 mph on the Beach. They (2) ran at Bonneville also. One reply mentioned the pointy headlights on some of the cars. I will post two pictures from a 1959 J.C.Whitney catalog I have.
Sorry, won't let me post my pictures for some reason? Will try pictures later.
Here are a few photos of an exact replica of the original Battle Bird.
Another early Bill Burke.....(1951?)
1985.....this nucking futs dude pedaled behind Don Vesco @ 152mph!
(yeah, yeah I know.....bicycle & motorcyle 'liner)
Anybody that has been to B'ville will recognize that mountain in the background....
This is basically my inspiration for my '33. This Roadster is soo cool!
My Dads car 1962, Tow car had a Red Ram and was chopped by Gene Winfield.
same car, Rod & custom magazine, January 1963
Mmmmmmmmm.....(bitchin' anybody recognize it?)
I think it belonged to Epling and DeYoung, ran injected DeSoto, mid-50's time frame, stripes look like Tommy the Greek, so may have been from NoCal.
Don't know where you're finding these pics Rick, but, damn, are they cool!!
Still working on the roadster pic.
Dean....it is the Kugel-Holmes roadster prior to their ownership.
Sadd, Teague & Bentley......baddest bad ass of them all. (it really pains me
to agree with what Dean already said.)
One of my favorite photos, imagine the engineering and cash that went into this car, and Cobb is right out front in a lawnchair.
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