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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. Drag Racing magazine 1971 didn't say who was in the seat. Maybe Raymond Beadle? This was before the car became "The Blue Max"
As they say, "The rest is history"
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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" Mustang AA/FC
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My all time favorite AA/FC pilot "The Ace" Ed McCulloch
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Days Of Future Passed
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The AA/FD of Creitz & Donovan with the late Steve Carbone in the seat. 1969
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No ID. AA/FD but what a great shot, wheels up smoking the tires and heading for the traps.
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AA/FD The late John Mulligan at OCIR, PDA Race 1969
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AA/FD Tommy Allen at Lions 1969
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Carl Olson AA/FD at OCIR 1968
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The late Phil Castronovo in his 1969 Dodge Charger body AA/FC
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"Jungle Jim" In his 1969 Chevy Nova AA/FC at Fremont
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AA/FC "Alabama Express" 1971 Plymouth Demon body
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Great shot of the late Pat Foster in the Barry Setzer Chevy Vega body AA/FC
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Fiberglass Forest
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Senior Citizens Wish They Were Young
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Ken Mott vs Gene Snow at the old Alamo Dragway, AHRA 1975 race
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Nitro burning 1969 Mercury Cougar body flopper
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This was a good running BB/FC back in 1975. Bob Gottschalk in the seat
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Dick Rosberg in the seat. Tim Beebe's AA/FC 1973
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Joe Lee in his 1972 Dodge Charger body AA/FC at Indy
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Larry Huff's "Soapy Sales" AA/FC
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Rick Johnson in the seat "Beartown Shaker" AA/FC Pomona 1977
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Linda, talk to her a few times over the years. Nice lady
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Mickey Thompson's Mustang body AA/FC having a bad day at Lions 1970. Arnie Behling in the
seat, Arnie was ok
 

Gone Dead Train

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Trippin Back In Time
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Randy Allison in the seat. Allison Bros. AA/FD 1972 at OCIR
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Winner of Top Fuel. Suffolk, VA Div 2 race 1972 the late Clayton Harris second from the left
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Jim Paoli AA/FD 1972 at Lions
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John Rodeck AA/FD 1971 at OCIR
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Steve Hodkinson AA/FD 1976 US Nationals
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I was given these 2 pictures years ago. Have no idea who? senior moment
The L.A. Hooker, Vega and Mustang body AA/FC
Art is a beautiful thing. Don't you think
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Ron Willams in his Ford Pinto body AA/FC at Bakersfield
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Gary Dyer in the "Mr. Norm's Super Charger" AA/FC 1976
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From Hot Rod magazine, Funny Car Pictoral 1972. No ID cool shot, for sure it's Lions
It was cool when floppers had see threw rear window
 
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