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  1. I found out that this car still exists and with only 9600 miles on the odometer!
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    Buster Keaton in an Austin.
     
  4. ground pounder
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    The coolest ghostly thread I've ever had the pleasure too view,,,
    We need a time machine.
    Society Has gone for a SHIT.
     
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    That GMC looks like it hauled many houses.
     
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    Downtown Floydada, Texas 1926.

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  10. What is it about parents who take pictures of their kids doing yard work? Maybe to prove to their future grandkids that yes, mommy did actually do chores when she was a kid.
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  11. guy in the second row "i am thinking of using a mailbox for an air cleaner and putting cob webs on my grill"
     
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  13. They all want the same spot in front of the liquor store.... Pinto got there first.... So does he win? Or is he the least likely to drive home?


     
  14. loudbang
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    OK today's history review is for 1965 and it's a long one lots happening in drag racing in 1965 LOL. ps there will be a snap quiz :rolleyes:



    “Funny.” Nobody here is particularly fond of them, but there’s no ignoring the impact that “funny-looking cars” made in 1965—and forever more. Most of us were initially exposed to “exhibition stockers” the previous season by the Dodge Chargers, Arnie Beswick’s GTO, and Dick Landy’s altered-wheelbase 330 sedan. Dandy Dick rushed home from the ’64 U.S. Nationals to cut up his class-legal Dodge, as per the full-scale blueprint supplied by Ramchargers engineers, then hit the road for a brief-but-lucrative match-race tour before Southeastern strips shut down for winter. Factory execs noticing positive crowd and media reactions promptly fast-tracked construction of a dozen altered-wheelbase, carbureted Plymouths and Dodges in time for 1965’s trio of traditional season openers: AHRA’s Winter Championships and Bakersfield’s U.S. Fuel & Gas Championships, both of which warmly welcomed these A/Factory Experimentals on steroids, and NHRA’s Winternationals, which banned them.

    Automotive enthusiasts fell into two distinct camps, and still do. Acceleration purists derided these ungainly creations as “circus acts,” or “stupid stockers,” or “funny” cars that wasted precious time “burning through” liquid or powdered rosin. When they finally made it out West from their native Dixie, Lions Drag Strip operator C.J. Hart enhanced the circus atmosphere by playing calliope music over the P.A. system. However, followers of Detroit late-models—particularly newer, younger fans—regaled these purpose-built door-slammers as the ultimate muscle cars, preferring them to gassers and dragsters. Among this group were “little guys” who’d been racing locally for cheap trophies, eager to seize any opportunity to “turn pro.”Suddenly, anyone with a late-model door-slammer and a cutting torch could reasonably expect cash appearance guarantees. By season’s end, they were challenging not only each other, but also supercharged gassers and Modified Sports cars; even jet dragsters, in crowd-pleasing, handicapped matches.

    Following the example of factory stars, carburetors and gasoline quickly gave way to injectors, blowers, and nitromethane. In a matter of months, 11-second Super Stockers evolved into 9-second “exhibition specials,” “ultra stockers,” or “match bashers.” West Coast skepticism about reports of even-quicker times back East evaporated after Norm Kraus and Gary Dyer laid down an 8.63 at Lions.NASCAR’s sudden exclusion of hemispherical combustion chambers diverted new 426 Hemi and SOHC 427 hardware and superspeedway superstars to straight-line competition.

    NHRA added a third national event in the South, complete with an experimental Match Bash category that drew Cotton Owens, David Pearson, and defending Grand National champ Richard Petty. Detroit’s new muscle cars were crowding staging lanes from coast to coast.

    Chrondek’s revolutionary Dial-Your-Own Handicapping System, introduced in May by Carlsbad (California) Raceway director Jim Nelson, empowered anyone in any vehicle to become a winner, regardless of experience or budget.

    Nearby all population centers, dragstrips operated on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, plus one or more weeknights.During Mickey Thompson’s brief run as Fontana’s operator, he renamed the facility Drag City—inspired by the Jan & Dean hit—and invited every 200-mph fueler to a November showdown. Separate Saturday and Sunday programs were respectively won by Connie Swingle (for Ed Pink) and Mike Sorokin (of the Surfers).


    Connie Kalitta with top open cammer


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    Don Garlits winner again at Bakerfield


    Don Garlitis winner again at Bakerfield.JPG



    Factory WARS

    Drag World March 1965 Ford vs Mopar war



    Drag World Mar 1965 ford vs mopar war 1.JPG

    Drag World Mar 1965 ford vs mopar war 2.JPG


    Riverside, Nye Frank inline dual injected SBC dragster looks like it runs a body for another class sometimes.


    Riverside Nye Frank inline dual injected  SBC dragster.JPG



    Bill Thomas Chevy powered Cheetah. Are those Carb Tops or Injection sticking out of the hood?


    Bill thomas Chevy powered Cheetah.JPG


    Richard Petty in the drag barracuda


    Richard Petty in the drag barracuda.JPG


    Dragster streamliner body parts out in the weeds


    Dragster streamliner body parts out in the weeds.JPG


    Jocko Johnson streamliner


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    Wow twin turboed SBC using FI intake way back in 1965 Winternationals. Who says turbos aren't traditional :eek:


    Wow twin turboed SBC using FI intake way back in 1965 Winternationals.JPG


    Roland Leong (front) with Don Prudhomme relaxing in the pits


    roland Leong front with Don Prudhomme relaxing.JPG


    Wild Rose Gennuso Roadster


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    Ok Mickey Thompson had the brilliant idea to take photos of owners/drivers at the newly renamed Drag City.

    Some shots of drivers that would go on to make big names for themselves in the future.

    Mickey Thompson at the now renamed after Jan and Dean song DRAG CITY.JPG


    Mickey Thompson at the now renamed, after Jan and Dean song, DRAG CITY handing out cash prize money himself. EDIT: Goerge Klass told us the man shaking hands with Mickey is Connie Swingle


    Mickey Thompson at the now renamed after Jan and Dean song DRAG CITY cash prize money.JPG


    The driver photos


    Mickey Thompson.JPG

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    Bob Brooks

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    Bob Langley

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    Floyd Lippencotte

    Capture Floyd Lippencotte.JPG

    Gary Ormsby


    Capture Gary Ormsby.JPG

    Jim Warren


    Capture Jim Warren.JPG


    Pete Ogden


    Capture Pete Ogden.JPG
     
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  18. Mart
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    I can't remember the full story, but the racer who raced as "Floyd Lippencote Jr." wore the full face mask because he didn't want his Mom to know he was racing.

    I probably got it all wrong, but it was something like that.

    Mart.
     
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    I had the same memory when I saw that LOL.
     
  20. George Klass
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    A couple of clarifications. The driver shaking hands with M/T and standing next to Ed Pink is Connie Swingle (my old room mate at the Salt Flats). And Floyd Lippencotte's real name is Bob Muravez, a Road King along with the Snake, Ivo, Tony Nancy and tons more digger pilots. It was Bob's father that handed the "no racing" edict to Bob.
     
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    Wonder what he used for bait ! 13901338_983643755068133_4213537272036381915_n.jpg
     
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