The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ryan, Jun 17, 2019.
Clack Kent and Lois Lane in SUPERMAN LOL
That picture CAN'T be real, no one is that stupid!
"My sister looks cute in her braces and boots, a handful of grease in her hair..."
At Ford, your safety is priority number one.
Cool. MEGA !
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You've got me on the first shot, Rootie. Is there any information on it?
The other shot is fantastic with a lot of detail. By the crowd in the stands it looks like a Time Trial day. And Rudy Caracciola is pulling out around the Grancor #59. Caracciola crashed the car and was seriously injured and quite frankly I never realized he even made to a qualifying day until you posted this photo. To the right you can see Joel Thorne in a wheelchair with (I think) a broken leg from a motorcycle crash. And to the left that looks like it could be a young Andy Granatelli in the Grancor overalls with his back to the camera. Note that Caracciola is wearing a cloth helmet. Somewhere along the line he was forced by AAA to wear a metal helmet and was wearing that helmet when he crashed.
all from the dover site:https://doverdragstrip.com/galleries/
Old Rumble Guts
Note the roll bar
Also from the dover site
Mickey Thompson HEMI Pontiac
Don Prudehomme at his painting job before becoming a famous driver.
Painting Tommy Ivo's Dragster
I believe the #56 sprint car was built by Del McClure out of the PNW who was a well known and successful builder back in the day. I really don't know any details though as to the owner,driver etc.
The aftermath of Caracciola's wreck:
This was just after Hubby said "Ill take your picture by the car, Dear, one day it'll be a classic".
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