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History Zeroing in on the Five-Wheel Flyer

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, May 26, 2023.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 2,594

    Staff Member

    J.Ukrop submitted a new blog post:

    Zeroing in on the Five-Wheel Flyer


    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
  2. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 15,882

    from KCMO

    Purpose built. Have you got anymore photos of it?
  3. Hashim~Crossley~Hylton Wheely Bar Dragster.jpg
    The Hashim ~ Crossley ~ Hylton "Wheely Bar" Dragster

    Bill Crossley in the Hashim~Hylton Dragster - Bakersfield March 15th 1959  .jpg
    Bill Crossley in the Hashim ~ Hylton Dragster - Bakersfield - March 15th 1959
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  4. Hashim~Hylton~Crossley dragster engine - Bakersfield 1959 (by Don Jensen).jpg
    The crank-driven supercharged HEMI in the Hashim ~ Hylton ~ Crossley Dragster
    Bakersfield 1959 image from the Don Jensen Collection
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  5. More low-rez pics:

    Hashim, Hylton, Crossley Dragster (DRAG RACER Magazine).jpg
    Hylton Drilling Co. Dragster.jpg
    Hashim, Hylton, Crossley @ Riverside 1959.jpg
    photographers unknown
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  6. Here's a higher resolution copy of the color photo @J.Ukrop posted in the Blog:

    Hashim~Hylton~Crossley at Riverside - May 17, 1959 (by Doug Peterson).jpg
    The Hashim~Hylton~Crossley Dragster at Riverside (May 17th 1959)
    image by "Potvin Doug" Peterson​

    . . . and a very low resolution copy of the original photo:

    Hashim, Hylton, & Crossley at Riverside -painted Smoker's purple.jpg
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  7. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,400

    from Burton, MI

    Man that thing is soooo cool.
  8. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,752

    jimmy six

    You can definitely see intake manifold and blower tubing changes along with wheel swaps. I met Ernie at Bonneville.
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    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
    Posts: 5,037


    In this age where dual wheeled wheelie bars have morphed into a single wheeled bar it is interesting to note that one of the very first ones was a single wheeled affair.

    As Ogden Nash once said,
    "Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long."
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  10. In the early 1960's I met the team of Crosley, Williams and Swan at Connecticut Drag-way. They were having a very successful year drag racing. I helped them get 6, 392" Chrysler short blocks from City Auto Parts for $ 58.00 each. They took me out to lunch, and I remember Jack Williams ordering Lima beans with his meal. No body other than Jack Williams that I know would ever order Lima beans. I reminded Jack of that many years later at one of the Bakersfield Re-unions. I still have their business card in my collection. IIRC their dragster was sponsored by Ernie Hashim, who was the M & H tire distributor at the time.
    Last edited: May 27, 2023
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  11. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,378


    Great insight into this iconic machine. I had always admired it and this information was fantastic!

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