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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by LANCE-SPEED, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. 2NDCHANCE
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
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    I just have to add to this thread. It has been a life long bucket list item to go 100 mph in a drag boat. A couple years ago a buddy made my dream come true. Vintage Hondo, V-drive, nasty 454, tunnel ram, roller cam as so on. He called me at work and said to meet him at the lake after work. We unload the boat, and leisurely cruise around the lake for 15 minutes or so. Then he says are you ready? Time to get it on. He set his phone with a GPS app. in a special holder on the dash. After quickly hitting 105 mph he reaches for the nitrous button and I had to tap him on the shoulder....no thanks, 105 is fast enough.....but looking back on it, I wish I had let him do it. Still get goose bumps. State of Nebraska Game officers were waiting at the ramp. They never said a word. Gary
     
  2. Here's the "Vintage Drag Boat" photos from my Fremont Drag Strip / Boat Drags: Circa 1961 PICS!!! thread:

    Fremont Dragstrip mastermind, Ron Lawrence pumped in San Francisco Bay water to create a four foot deep lake located on the east side of the strip along side the return road ... and called it "Fremont Marine Stadium."

    Fremont Boat Drags - 1961 by Bill Hewitt (1).JPG
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    Fremont Boat Drags - 1961 by Bill Hewitt (18).JPG
     
  3. Skyskier
    Joined: Mar 10, 2009
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    Did Dick Williams own that Pony Tail ".......I know he had a couple or 3 of them, as I recall they were Rayson craft's ,.........I raced with the Williams family from 1961 to 1967.
     

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  4. glempan
    Joined: Feb 24, 2010
    Posts: 11

    glempan
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    from Sweden

  5. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
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    :D Great thread.Great pictures and boats.Like them all.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safre.
    Leo
     

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