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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jalopy junkie, Jul 4, 2009.
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The lady on the Vette is not a trophy girl. That is Shirley so she was the winner.
Great picture of Shirley. Fonda Speedway still races dirt circle track cars, although the drag racing is long gone. They used drag down pit road. They would have to cross over the banked track at the end of the 1/8th mile causing alot of the dragcars to go airborne.
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Kenny Lindley/Don Hampton Miss Fire FED
This scene was played our many times on the west coast, especially at Lions. Kenny Lindley’s Miss Fire FED driven by Don Hampton (of the Hampton blower fame) made the winner’s circle almost weekly in the late 50s and early 60s. The sleek white race car was one of our favorites racing at Lions Dragstrip.
Lions pits, fire up, staging lane...
The Miss Fire FED was one of the first streamlined full body race cars. With the skinny wires in front to the big slicks in the rear, it was the finite point of racing design to go fast. Don Hampton drove many cars, but this Kenny Lindley’s Miss Fire race car was one of the best for the era.
Finals: 1959 Detroit Nationals vs the Sidewinder.
(Note: you drive almost 2400 x 2 miles and race in the finals against the same So Cal guy from the weekly events at Lions Dragstrip in Long Beach)
For those that missed it the first time it was posted:
The film clip shows Kenny Lindley/Don Hampton at Lions in early 1959. The Lindley/Hampton Miss Fire sound comes from the September 1959 Nationals. Same sound same race car.
TURN IT UP !
I'm sure there's a trophy somewhere in the pic......! Look deep into the van...!!
Great sponsor name on the tank, ...too.
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her eyes : the trophies..
Some things in life are worth flipping your lid over...
Happy New Year...
...and theres a thread on this...
I remember this Fella growing up and this was a happier time for both him and his daughter as neither is with us any more...
may they both rest in peace...
I do not know who she is but looks good with the winners...
I've heard of sniffing bicycle seats.......hmmm.
Careful not to inhale the wrench......Happy New Year Denny
Kinda looks like Bob Glidden...if it is Rest-in-Peace Bob. You were always one of my favorites...
The guy in the suit is Wally Parks
The guy in the middle is indeed Bob Glidden
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She looks good WITHOUT the winners!
I'm with Story on that pic. I remember watching the Art Linkletter show on TV when growing up.
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She reminds of Brooke Shields
Lol I thought the same thing!
Could be a movie still it really has that almost staged look but I dunno...
LOL are those "White Buck" safety shoes or what.
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