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Gone Dead Train

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I’ve got a challenge for Bob Reese: please find a picture of Eddie Pauling’s “Whinemaker” Cougar rear-engine funny car from the late ‘60s. I saw it race several times at the original Tucson Dragway but didn’t have a camera.
The car was wiped out at Tucson in 1969(?) when it got airborne at 180+.
It never really hooked up and it was not unusual for it smoke the tires almost the quarter mile.
It was a beautiful car.

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TSK

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Way to go Jim!
I always enjoyed seeing that car run.
Obviously, in that wheelie picture, the car could hook, but it was usually a smoke show at Tucson.
Interesting seeing all the weight on the front end in the wheelie shot. It looks like the only thing securing it to the front end is a bunch of 200 mph tape.
Thanks.
 

Gone Dead Train

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Few more photo greats!
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"Big" Jim Dunn AA/FD 1969
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Jim Nicoll AA/FD 1968
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TV Tommy Ivo AA/FD 1969
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Roger Toth in the seat "Hemi Hunter" AA/FD 1972 Big block Chevy on nitro
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The late John Mulligan AA/FD 1969
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The late Les Allen AA/FD 1970
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Jerry "The King" Ruth AA/FD 1970
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"Kansas" John Wiebe AA/FD 1971
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Ad from 1965 When the yellow stuff was cheap. Love the benzene part
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The Goo$e smoking the tires in the lights at Carlsbad 1967
 

Gone Dead Train

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None of these pictures are from my magazines. They are taken from Fuel Curve
All photos by British Columbia, Canada resident Larry Pfister
Seattle 64 Funny Cars 1975 and 1976 maybe some from 1974
I was there, what a great time to be 16 years old and going to the drags!
Part one
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Gone Dead Train

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Thanks Jim. I never heard of Fuel Curve before. Some neat stuff on that site. Good find.
Fuel Curve has bin around since May of 2016. I found it in June 2016 when I was on the
Goodguys website buying a discount ticket to the Friday night drags at Pacific.
The index bar on top of the main page, click on Time Capsule good stuff, but the hole site
is a good read.

 
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Gone Dead Train

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Something different this time...Part two
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And Now Back To The Good Stuff...
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Photo shoot Hot Rod magazine. "LIL" John Lombardo 1972 Vega AA/FC
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Harry Schmidt's Mustang body nitro burning plastic fantastic. My magazine Drag Racing 1971
I took this picture out of didn't say who was in the seat. Maybe Raymond Beadle?
This was before the car became "The Blue Max"
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Al Segrini Vega body AA/FC. I love hot pants!
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Dave Condit in the seat. Beaver Bros. "L.A. Hooker" AA/FC
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My all time favorite AA/FC pilot "The Ace" Ed McCulloch
 
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