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Vintage shots from days gone by!

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    No magic, I posted on another site and some dude knew how to google picture info
     
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    A shiny 57 Chevy ragtop, pretty girls and a real old time drive-in. Damn life was good back then!!
     
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    Some more random old shots.

    Look at the junk yards back then to find one like that now would be a bonanza.

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  12. Motor for link trainer?
     
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    Auto club raceway at POMONA.

    The track opened in 1950, five years before NHRA contested its first national event but hosted the first official NHRA race, the Southern California Championship Drags, April 11-12, 1953, as a joint venture of NHRA and the Pomona Valley Timing Association in cooperation with the San Diego Timing Association and the Pomona Choppers, the Gripers, and the Varmints clubs. The track originally was designed to provide an alternative to illegal street racing and was a joint project of the Pomona Valley Timing Association, Pomona Chief of Police Ralph Parker, and the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds. Today's track started as a modest strip of asphalt on a dirt parking lot at the Fairgrounds with seating for 300. A small, permanent three-story tower was erected in 1968, four years after the inaugural Winternationals. In 1992, NHRA completed a $4.5 million modernization project that for the first
    time included permanent grandstands as well as a 14,600-square-foot tower and suites complex. The concrete "launchpad" was extended to 660 feet in 2001, LED scoreboards were added in 2004, and state-of-the-art skyboxes were added atop the west grandstands in 2006.

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    Here's what the track looked like in 1953, when the first race was contested. Although a lot of the geographical landmarks are still there (sans, of course, the finish-line pump house and trees), you can see that the place has grown up some over the course of 64 years.

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    First ya gotta pass tech ...

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    Getting ready to roll, circa 1957.

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    This is where you wanted to end up at the end of the day: the trophy-presentation booth. It's also where, as you can see from the small sign from 1960, where you could buy National Dragster, which had just been introduced.

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    Before the construction of the VIP tower that now sits behind the starting line, the Winternationals was easily identifiable by the banner that hung over the starting line and under which charged the sport's hottest machines, including the beautiful Willys of "Big John" Mazmanian going off against K.S. Pittman. When the tower was built, the banner blocked the sightlines and was removed.

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    That's none other than NHRA founder (and then-President) Wally Parks overseeing the painting of the iconic sign.

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    The now-mandatory Christmas Tree was introduced in 1963 at the U.S. Nationals and was not yet in action at that year's Winternationals, as evidenced by the flag starter sending these diggers on their way.

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    The beast of the east versus the best of the west came together in this 1967 Top Fuel pairing between "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, far lane, and home-state favorite James Warren.

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    For the longest time, Pomona offered this unusual perspective to fans: seats that were WAY behind the starting line (as denoted by the banner's location). Crazy, right? The vantage point did allow fans to watch a lot of crews prepare their cars for fire-up.

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    [​IMG]Looks like non-tether too? Wonder if anyone got a face full of car...
     
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    What a beautiful toy! Is that polished aluminium body of the tether car on the trunk sill?
     
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    First thing I thought of too. I haven't worked on many old airplanes, but haven't seen any parts that look like that on the ones I did! Doesn't look like anything on modern airplanes either. Can't really think of any pneumatic systems on training aircraft of that era either.....except airframe de-ice systems on multi-engine trainers perhaps.
    I'll post the pic somewhere that might be more familiar, and if all else fails I'll go to the museum down the road that has a Link trainer.
     
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    :D Yep Link trainers is right.Ed Link also had a business at Ft Pierce Fl called Linkport.They made deep submersible subs for ocean exploration.Neat stuff.I worked security there.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1477842406.470848.jpg . This picture of Wild Bill has been on my garage wall for 25 years .
     
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  21. Yes, it is a Dooling Frog. Very sought after today.

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    Any info, links on that contraption?
     
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    Google Road Dog motorcycle.
     
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    Insane. Thanks, Rootie!
     
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  26. I sure would like to see some close up shots and details. I have a softspot for oddball stuff.
     
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  27. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Go to the national motorcycle museum website and search Road Dog there's a bunch of hi res color pics.
     
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    To get info on a photo, right click the image, you will get an option box, select "search google for this image:, if you don't get the option box, double click the image to bring it to full size, then right click it. You sometimes get a wealth of information through links and sometimes you'll get something like "best guess car". :)
     
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