The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
The Green Toad is in the background.
deserves another followup shot:
Ford 4 cam Indy car engines.
This dragster was a very unusual SBC powered racer at Lions in 1959-60. It had the most intricate drive line for a racer. Many people would stop and stare for a long while in the pits. When this racer came up to the line at Lions, people watched just because it was a weird race car. It was innovative for the times, but strange looking. Plus, it was very shiny...
It is one of those old drag race cars that goes unnamed or credit given to the builder/driver. It is still a mystery to my list of names for my old drag racing films. Anyone?
To add fuel to the fire, we all imagined a full streamlined body (plus a 671) on this drag car and that would have brought people to their feet.
1960s Le Mans
jimbarton1964olympiccrpd by mactexas, on Flickr
Some early Pasadena CA pictures, from the Pasadena Digital Archive:
"Colorado Street, 1917" This is looking east from near Orange Grove Avenue.
"Our Dodge, 1915"
"General Pershing, 1920." General John Pershing was the famous World War I general who commanded the American Expeditionary Force.
Classic Pasadena homes in the background...some survive, though most were bulldozed to make apartments.
Veronica often had two zip codes: one for herself, another for her hair...
Hadn't thought of Dick DeBolt in years. Shot looks like it was probably taken at Eldora.
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