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Gone Dead Train

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Don't Worry Baby

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No ID. But great shot! AA/FD
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AA/FD at Lions
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TV Tommy in the seat 1963
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Danny Ongias in the seat "Honda of Wilmington" AA/FD 1966
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"Tijuana Taxi" AA/FD 1968 at Irwindale
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Some guy named Prudhomme in the seat AA/FD 1965
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Photo shoot 1965
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Cordy Jensen "Bev's Steak House" AA/FD 1967 at Arlington, WA
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Gary Sult in the seat AA/FD 1964 at Fontana

From the movie Bikini Beach 1964. Don't Worry Baby, The Beach Boys 1964
 
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Gone Dead Train

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On the way Home
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From the eastern seaboard it's the late Kosty Ivanof's "BOSTON SHAKER" AA/FC
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"Smokey Joe" Lee in his 1972 Dodge Charger AA/FC
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Your standard Fuel Flopper from the mid 70s
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Photo shoot Jim Murphy AA/FC 1972
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Gene Conway in the seat of his Corvette roadster AA/FC
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The late Mert Littlefield in the seat of his Chevy Vega body AA/FC 1973
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The late Mike Snively in the seat AA/FC 1975
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Danny Ongais throwing out the laundry AA/FC 1973
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Photo shoot LiL' John Lombardo AA/FC 1973

And to my two big sisters who graduated from high school in 1967 and 1969 Thank you for
taking me to my first drag race in 1968 and turning me on to Rock & Roll in the early 60s
This album I can't seem to get enough of the last couple of weeks. From there last album ever 1968 "Last Time Around"
They were The Buffalo Springfied with Stephen Stills, Neil Young and the great lead vocals of Richie Furay
on this one...On The Way Home
 
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Gone Dead Train

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The late Mike Mitchell "Worlds Fastest Hippie" saw Mike a couple, 3 times at Seattle in the early to mid 70s
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Here is a great summertime tune "Hot Fun in the Summertime" 1969 by Sly & the Family Stone
The single was released in the wake of the band's high profile performance at Woodstock
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Long Time Ago

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Dennis Baca at the Beach AA/FD 1972
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Danny Wingert AA/FD no other info
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Jim Murphy AA/FD 1976
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Taylor & Wolff "Super Duster" AA/FC 1973
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Tallstam Trybula & Marrone Mustang body AA/FC
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Shirley in her AA/FC 1972
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Dan Horan AA/FD 1970
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AA/FD 1968 No ID, but for sure it's Lions
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Butch Maas in the seat "Stellings & Maas" AA/FD 1967 at Riverside, CA

I truly believe Drag Racing and Rock & Roll music just go together! Saw Boston in 1976 at the Seattle Center Coliseum
what a great show! I have bin watching this young lady for about 10 years. She does drum covers. This is May of 2019
I believe she is 16 in this video. She is from Germany, her name is Sina. She is truly amazing!!!

 
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Gone Dead Train

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Drag Racing is Far Out

Funny Cars of the 1970s

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From the West Coast It's Larry Van Zandt's Chevy Monza Body AA/FC
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John Lindsay's "IMPULSE" Vega body AA/FC with Gary Southern in the seat
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Ray Romund, low buck AA/FC
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Ed Carter "Young American" Corvette body AA/FC 1970
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From 1971 it's Ed Lenarth Jeep body AA/FC
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Pee Wee Wallace in the seat 1971 Plymouth Cuda body AA/FC
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Larry Arnold in the seat "King Fish" AA/FC 1972
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Bob Steele in the seat Cuda body AA/FC 1975
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From Texas it's Billy Bunch in his Vega body AA/FC

If I have to tell you who this is, you are on the wrong site, and you ain't a drag racing fan!!!
 
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Gone Dead Train

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REMEMBER WHEN
Remember when real men drove front motor AA/FD and they smoked the tires down the 1320

GEEZZZZ...everyone relax it's just a saying. With that said, I'm not sure anyone even checks out
this thread ever since the moderators moved me off the NHRA home page and put me out in the
north 40 (thats farmer and rancher talk for you city slickers) I started this thread on Nov 15, 2020
and have over 23,000 views in less then 8 months. Is that good or bad?
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Remember when real Woman didn't have steel piercings all over there body and didn't look like a ink pen
From 1966. The Album- The Good Night- Here are The Troggs- With A Girl Like You. Was a number one hit
in the UK in 1966
 
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Gone Dead Train

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I'm pretty sure this video has bin posted before, but still really cool!
From 1965 it's TV Tommy Ivo AA/FD
 
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Gone Dead Train

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It's Summertime the weather is heating up. Time to find some water and cool off.
Let's go see are wacky friends on the liquid 1320
All pictures are from the mid 1970s. Will write a caption best that I can
All boats are Blown Fuel Hydros
Hot Summer Day
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Dennis Pollaccin in the seat "Climax"
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No ID but launching the blower
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Looks like the "Hot Tuna" is behind and trying to catch up
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Could be the "Mud Hen"
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"Shazam" With Rick Forshee in the seat?
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No ID
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No ID But the boat seems to be on a good pass. As they say Flying the Prop
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The late Gary Scow in "The Beast"
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The late great Gary Gabelich. In the 1960s and 1970s Gary would and
could drive anything from AA/FD to AA/FC and nitro burning boats.
And other assorted things that went really fast
Here he is in the seat of the nitro burning boat "SHOCKWAVE"

Sticking with the music after each post
From San Francisco
The year is 1969
The Band...It's A Beautiful Day
Song...Hot Summer Day
 
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Gone Dead Train

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A small tribute to Gary Gabelich (1940-1984)
Gary was killed in a street motorcycle crash January 26th, 1984
Gary set the land speed record in the "Blue Flame" rocket car at 622.40 MPH in 1970
Gary served as a Apollo test astronaut in 1968 and 1969
Here we will focus on his early Drag Racing career

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Gary packing the chute on the Sandoval Bros AA/FD 1965
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Same car as above at Fontana 1965
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Gary at Fontana 1966
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Gary at Lions 1965
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Gary in the far lane in the "Valkyrie" jet dragster taking on the Snake at Lions 1963
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Gary at Lions AA/FC 1969
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Gary in his 4 wheel drive nitro burning Chevy Vega station wagon AA/FC at OCIR 1972
First and only run, crashed, end of deal
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Gary in the seat "Purple Gang" AA/FD 1967
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Gary near lane 1966 at the old track in Las Vegas, Stardust Raceway

Thanks Gary you gave this kid some great memories. "Long May You Run"
From 1976 Neil Young
 
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Gone Dead Train

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And The Smoke Shall Rise Again

Remember when AA/FC did long smokey burnouts

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Dave Condit in the seat "L.A. Hooker" AA/FC 1972
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The late great Pat Minick. Nothing else needs to be said
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Brand-X Mustang body AA/FC
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H.B. Wigglesworth's AA/FC
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From Minnesota it's Tom Hoover AA/FC 1973
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Jake Johnson in the seat of Gene Snow's Dodge Charger body AA/FC
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Bill Leavitt AA/FC burning out at Pomona
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Night time is the right time for long smokey burnouts
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Don Schumacher AA/FC 1972

Hot Smoke & Sasafrass
From 1969 and from Texas it's Bubble Puppy
 
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Gone Dead Train

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The one AA/FD I wish I had seen. They called it quits in Sept of 1966. I went to my first drag race in June of 1968
They were the Surfers. R I P... Bob,Tom and Mike




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Gone Dead Train

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Really It's No Big Deal

The late Jim Bucher AA/FD going on his head after smoking the tires at the 1972 Winter Nats Pomona
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No ID on the AA/FD in the far lane. Check out the canard wings bolted to the roll cage.
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Noel Reese in the seat AA/FD at Irwindale
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Denver Schutz AA/FD 1973
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Bill Tidwell in the seat Skinner Bros AA/FD 1975
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Richard Rhoda in the "Blind Faith" AA/FD 1978
Looks like. Great Lakes Dragway, Union Grove, Wisconsin
 
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Gone Dead Train

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What About Me

Some photos of lesser known fuel racers and cars back in the day

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Bill Crossley AA/FC 1974 with Wayne King in the seat. This is the one and only time
the car ran. Crashed end of story
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1972 AA/FC no info. Check out the dragster style wing on the roof.
The drag magazines back in the day would have Photo For Framing pages
Sometimes with info. Othertimes nothing.
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Wayne Greiser in the seat Vega body AA/FC
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Frank Huff in the "Super Vega" AA/FC
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Ira Hollensbe in his AA/FC 1975 NHRA Spring Nats
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Bob Barry in the seat "Ice Maker" 1973 Dodge Charger body AA/FC
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Frank Frederrici East Coast based Corvette body AA/FC
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The Hunt & Taylor Mustang body AA/FC
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Bill Brandford 1970 Chevy Nova body AA/FC

I'm listening to this album as I post this
Band...Quicksilver Messenger Service
Album...What About Me
Song...What About Me
Released...December 1970
 
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Gone Dead Train

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In My World AA/FD would Keep On Running

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No ID AA/FD Irwindale 1967
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Wow it's the late Lefty Mudersbach AA/FD. Yes that Mudersbach from the
October 1968 song "Livin In The USA" Steve Miller Band. Lefty would be killed
Feb 11, 1966 AHRA Winternationals, Irwindale Raceway, CA
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Dwight Salisbury in the seat "Smothers Bros & Beach Boys" AA/FD 1970
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No ID AA/FD 1968 at Indy
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AA/FD Gerry Glenn in the seat 1966 at Irwindale
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AA/FD of Warren & Crowe with Jack Williams behind the butterfly steering wheel
Pomona 1966 Winter Nats.
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In the lights... AA/FD 1967 Irwindale
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Paul Sutherland in the seat AA/FD 1965
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Big Jim Dunn in the seat of his AA/FD 1967
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AA/FD of Stellings & Hampshire with Jeep Hampshire in the seat 1963
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Once Again We Will Take A Trip Back In Time
Buckle Up Boys And Girls

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Here we go again. Give it a rest Jim. We have bin doing this photo shoot since 1973
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Jess Tyree AA/FC 1968
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The Late Frank Rupert AA/FC
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Just a bitchin shot... AA/FD 1964 at Bee Line
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Carl Olson AA/FD 1969
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No ID AA/FD
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No ID... Nice fire burnout AA/FD 1970
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Ron Potter in the seat AA/FD 1970
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Jack Martin AA/FD 1972
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Bar None the best Drag Racing Magazine Ever...Drag Racing USA
November 1972 issue, one of many great issues When I got Drag Racing USA magazine in the mail box
life was free and easy!
 
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Gone Dead Train

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This Saturday Night Nitro Floppers...Be There
Snoqualmie Valley Drag Strip...Washington State

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Jim Murphy AA/FC is coming up from SoCal
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"Trader Ray" AA/FC with Dwane Ong in the seat. Is coming out West for this race
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Danny Ongais in the "Vel's Parnelli Jones" Nitro Flopper another SoCal coming to race
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Everyone's favorite car thief and murderer by trade "Broadway Freddy DeName" AA/FC
His only appearance on the West Coast this year
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Gary Burgin in the "Shady Glenn" Dodge Charger Body AA/FC will be here
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Jeff Courtie AA/FC One of many SoCal AA/FC coming to the Northwest this Saturday night
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Paul Smith near lane Al Hanna far lane AA/FC coming West for this race
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The DragMart Speed Shop Vega body AA/FC will be here this Saturday Night
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Linda will be here TOO!!!
 
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Gone Dead Train

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This Saturday Night Nitro Floppers...Be There...Part Two

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Chi-Town Hustler AA/FC is a late entry with Mr. Pat Minick in the seat after a win in Eddyville, Iowa
last Saturday
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Cha-Cha will be here with her new Mustang body AA/FC
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Gene Snow AA/FC is coming in from Texas for this race
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The Hawaiian AA/FC is coming, after a big win last week. The driver, who knows. Roland changes
drivers like spark plugs.
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The seldom seen Don Garlits Dodge Charger Body AA/FC will be here
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Big Jim Dunn is coming to town. In his rear engine AA/FC Rumor has it he is bringing a
film crew with him to shoot a movie called "Funny Car Summer"
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The "Ramchargers" AA/FC will be at the local Dodge dealer this Friday. Free t-shirts to
the first 50 people who stop by
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A rare appearance here on the West Coast "Brief Encounter" Cuda body AA/FC
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The Goo$e will be here with his brand new Duster body nitro flopper. Sorry kids no Snake this time
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And yes we will have a wet t-shirt contest between 1st and 2nd round of Funny Cars
Jungle Jim will be here with hIs AA/FC and judging the contest.
 
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Gone Dead Train

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This Saturday Night Nitro Floppers...Be There...Part Three

And the great line up of Northwest Nitro Floppers that will be here this Saturday Night
To defend there home turf

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From Marysville, WA "Gentleman Hank" Johnson look for Hank to run some
good numbers
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Not much known about the new "Crusader" Cuda Body AA/FC
Looking to mix it up with the heavy hitters
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And from North of the border, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada in his "Black Sheep"
Dodge Clallenger AA/FC is Kenny Ashs. Will be here for the Canadian fan's to cheer on
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And yes from Oregon "Action Man" Kenny Goodell will be here in his AA/FC
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From over the hill, Cle Elum, WA Mike Miller will be here in his AA/FC
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Fan favorite Twig Zeigler AA/FC is coming to race. Look for some long smokey burnouts
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"Nitro Nick" Harmon AA/FC is on the list to be here
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And yes the "King" Jerry Ruth will be here. Could this be the finals this Sat night?
Ruth against the Hawaiian we will see
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Frank Hall in "The Green Elephant" AA/FC for sure will mix things up in this stout field of funnies
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And a unkown from Canada. Gordy Bonin will be here in a new Vega body AA/FC
 
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Gone Dead Train

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This thread would not happen with out the great Drag Racing Photographer's who stand
out there all day and into the night taking fantastic pictures. Had no idea who to salute first
so I closed my eyes and picked one. And from the East Coast Mr. Dave Milcarek is the first.
NOTE-some of this page comes up blank, but keep scrolling down till the end. It will be worth it!

Please hit the like button, who ever get's the most like's and views in a one year period time frame
from starting a thread, will win the grand prize. The administrators are giving away.
A slightly used RCA black & white 19 inch tube tv and a case of Kraft mac and cheese (YUMMY)


One more thing the caption's I write for the pictures. I have no idea what I'm talking about.
I'm faking it, not bad huh. But thanks to a old girl friend 40 plus years ago. I learned
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Just some random shot's on a Saturday morning 8-7-2021

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Mark Danekas AA/FD 1971...Photo Shoot
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Ron Banks in the seat. Vance Hunt in the far lane
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Photo shoot...Chuck Tanko AA/FD 1971 with Kenny Ellis in the seat below
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The Hurst Girls
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Chip Woodall in the seat. Gene Snow AA/FD 1972
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Ken Moitoza AA/FD 1974
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Not a AA/FD but one bad ass AA/DA digger
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Wake up Connie it's time to run
 
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