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    I don't know who the midget driver is but I'm pretty sure it's not Householder. The cars in the background would date that as, at least, the late 30s/early40s by that time Householder only had the best of the best, top shelf equipment.
    The driver of the Hulbert Spl. is Jack Petticord who was a DNQ 1934.
     
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    ALWAYS DAMN CELL PHONES.......least she's NOT driving...:rolleyes:
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    you would think he would just walk over and talk, those darn cell PHONES again....
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    Here's a few I found from Sweden and Denmark.
    Hopefully some of our Scandinavian friends will chime in and start posting photos here. They are rich in car culture.

    Ice Racing Sweden in the 1930's
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    Bosse Ericsson's 32 Ford Purchased in 1959 Fitted with Chevy V8
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    Beach Racing in Denmark
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    upload_2018-12-1_3-59-34.png the "Giant Killer..."
    Hello,
    Just on the other side of the Breckenridge Mountain Range (from the previous post on BODFISH) is Bakersfield. It is home to the Smokers,Inc. and the annual Smokers March Meet started in 1959.


    "The name came about because we needed to incorporate. We came up with Smokers, Inc., because of the smoke that came off the tires (under acceleration)."


    The “Giant Killer” is/was a name given to this fabulous, powerful roadster in the drag racing circles. The records and T.E. wins proves how fast it is/was at the time. It was a T-Roadster competing with the top FED race cars of the time and winning most encounters. It was a product of the Bakersfield Smokers organization from the early days of drag racing.

    When my brother and I saw this roadster in the Drag News, it was one we liked tremendously. I think he had his mind set on building something similar for those altered roadster classes. (no 40 Willys build as yet) Secretly, I am sure he wanted to drive/own Tommy Ivo’s Buick FED, but I am sure he would have settled for owning, building and racing Tony Water’s T Roadster back in those 1959-60 drag racing days.

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    Here is my version of the famous purple Tony Waters T-Roadster.



    From: FRIDAY ART THREAD:
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    Hello,

    In the early years of Bonneville, the cars looked like drag race cars with a little bit of streamlining here and there, as well as being lower to the ground. The race car would essentially be the same with a few safety mods as per the rules. add in gearing, tuning, new wheels, smoother tires, etc...all playing their part of a high speed endeavor.

    So, in thinking about the top drag race cars of the times, wouldn’t the drag racing, record setting, roadster of Tony Waters from the Bakersfield Smokers be a top racer at Bonneville? He did it before, but couldn’t this record setting top drag race car do it again? Even with the Smokers famous purple color and all?
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    The roadster seemed to sit a little high for racing, but the speeds and quickness never slowed this car down, even against the top FEDs of the day. Again, from 1960-90, our family discussions about drag racing cars at Bonneville popped up during the summer months, with the anticipation of the upcoming August Bonneville Speed Week. This purple flash roadster was always one we would have liked to see racing in Utah.

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    A lowered chassis to cut down on resistance, streamlined Moon Discs or Titanium spun wheels would be added. A stock cockpit cover or an aluminum streamlined cover to keep the air flowing back. The motor was already hidden away with the 671 in front of the DeSoto Hemi.

    upload_2018-12-1_4-16-28.png politically correct safety version
    earlier:
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    "In 1956 Chuck Edwards teamed up with Tony Waters, Jim Sughrue and Jerry Smith to build this 1932 Ford Roadster. The car raced for two years at Bonneville running 192.30 mph in 1957 and 203.04 mph in 1958. Driving this D Class roadster in 1958, Tony Waters was the first person to do 200 mph in a roadster." From the Smokers History page.
     
  19. ...when I SHOULD BE sleeping!
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  20. What is not to love about this one...

    ...A Basset Hound with 55 Ford, 55 Buick, and a mid fifties Cadillac.
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    Photo unknown history From The Old Motor
     
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