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Gone Dead Train

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Fire Burnouts
If you think about it. It is kind of strange, but cool. One of drag racers worst fears is catching
on fire and taking a hot oil bath. But then again they like playing with fire. Go figure!

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Gone Dead Train

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Now you're expecting me to live without you
And I realize you're not coming back anymore
But all I got is a photograph
AA/FD
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Dan Aylo in the seat AA/FD 1966 at Pomona
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The late Gene Goleman AA/FD 1966
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Dwight Hughes in the "Berry Bros" AA/FD 1970
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The twice motored "Syndicate" AA/FD 1970 it was to heavy and never
ran the numbers the team thought it would
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Darryl Greenamyer "Smirnoff" AA/FD 1967
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Ed "The Ace" McCullough AA/FD 1968
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The late James Warren in the seat AA/FD 1970 at Irwindale
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Gordon Jenner in his "Royal Canadian" AA/FD 1967
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What a classic leave the late Tom McEwen AA/FD 1965

Ringo Starr-Photograph (1973)
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Remember kid's if you drive a Nitro Burning Flopper...
It's not IF you are going to catch on fire
It's WHEN you are going to catch on fire

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Gone Dead Train

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Like Sands Through The Hourglass
So Are The Days Of Our Lives

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In early 1966 Garlits came West in his AA/FD painted red, by April or May of 66 it was back to black
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1966 NHRA Winternationals AA/FD The late James Warren near lane taking on the late Jimmy Nix
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Jim Dunn AA/FD 1966
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Photo shoot 1969 "Hawaiian" AA/FC
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Larry Fullerton in the seat, Mustang body AA/FC
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Charlie Proite's "Telstar" Dodge Challenger body AA/FC
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The "Cotton King" AA/FD 1978
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Johnny Abbott in the seat AA/FD Check out the where the dry sump oil tank is
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Frank Bradley AA/FD at Indy 1978
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Part One

Remember when you had to go to the grocery store or drug store
and the magazine rack would have your favorite drag rag. Back in
the day there was a number of great magazines to choose from.
And those one off magazines, like Funny Car Pictorial, Drag Racing Photo Greats...ect

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December 1965
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August 1967
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January 1972
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September 1973
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July 1972
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February 1973
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February 1974
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1971
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1969
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1971
Back in the day there was a number of magazines that would cover
drag racing. This was just a few that I got at the store or in the mail
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Part Two

Even Hot Rod, Car Craft and Popular Hot Rodding. Had good Drag Racing coverage.
But by the mid 70's they had gone on to the van and street machine craze.
And who could forget those "How To Articles" like 8 and 1/2 ways to install your
under the dash 8 Track tape player. By the way the 1/2 was for people who did it half ass
And yes other magazines like CARS and Rodder and Super/Stock...ect, that did a good
job covering the drags

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September 1972
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November 1971
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March 1971
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July 1965

In the 90's onward through the next couple of decades. There was Drag Racer,
Drag Racing Action...ect Sadly some are gone forever

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July 1998
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May 1999
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July 2000

Just my option. The best drag rag since the last issue of Drag Racing USA, June 1975
There was only 9 issues from Sept 2012 to January 2016. It was Elapsed Times

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The first issue Sept 2012
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Summer 2014
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And the last January 2016

Just hoping with this thread. Sunday will never be the same...
I bring back some great memories to the old farts ( me too )
on this site. And just maybe the newer fans will dig it!
 
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Gone Dead Train

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AA/FD Sid Waterman on the left, this is going cost some money
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Photo Shoot...Connie Kalitta and Ford
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AA/FA "Nanook" What, me speeding?
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AA/FD Wheelstand
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AA/FD Another wheelstand
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AA/FD Just a classic leave 1964
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AA/FC Ed "The Ace" McCulloch 1972
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AA/FC John Hoven near lane, Bob Pickett far lane 1972
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AA/FC Paul Smith in the seat, Chevy Monza body flopper 1976
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Ain't AA/FD just the best!
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Under The Lights
All photos are from the fantastic magazine(s) Elapsed Times

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AA/FC The late Pat Foster in seat of Don Cooks "Damn Yankee"
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AA/FC The Goo$e vs Bob Pickett at OCIR
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AA/FC Shirl Greer in the seat of his Nitro burning flopper
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AA/FC Richard Tharp in the seat "Blue Max" gotta dig the canard wings
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AA/FC The late Joe Pisano and the late Sush Matsubara always had nice nitro funnies
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AA/FC The Ford Pinto body funnie of Keeling & Clayton
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AA/FC Chi-Town Hustler under the lights at Irwindale, CA
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AA/FC "The Snowman" Gene Snow lighting up the night
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AA/FC The late Jim "Superman" Nicoll in his Vega body plastic fantastic funnie
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AA/FC The late Tripp Shumake in the pretty "Sundance" Monza body flopper
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Every Picture Tells a Story

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AA/FC Rich Siroonian in the lights, in his Uncle John's Cuda body funnie. Check it out his hand
is on the parachute lever, and the laundry is just coming out...Cool
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AA/FC One of my favorite Funny Cars when I was a teenager back in the early 70's
Nelson Carter's "Super Chief" love the front spoiler "CUSTER had it coming"
The car was destroyed on this run ( see below ) Steve Bernd was in the seat, and he
took on the OCIR guardrail and lost
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AA/FD No ID... pretty sure this is Rocky Mountain Dragway. If you lost the
round, you had to mow the grass.
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The AA/FD lawn mower is back on the track
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AA/FD Pictures don't lie, Jerry "The King" Ruth" always had nice cars
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AA/FD Great picture, it's 1968 at Pomona
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AA/FD Glen O'Neil in the seat. Nice artsy picture 1969
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AA/FD Classic picture, classic leave. Front wheels up. smoking the tires
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AA/FD Nice picture of Big Daddy just coming into the traps at Indy 1968
 
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Gone Dead Train

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How Can I Be Sure

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AA/FD No ID 1967 But for sure it's Irwindale
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AA/FD No ID 1967 or 1968 it sure looks like the "A Board" says Denver
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AA/FD No ID 1968 or 1969 could be Great Lakes Dragway? not sure
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AA/FD No ID for sure it's the late 60's the track, maybe Englishtown?
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AA/FD No ID for sure it's Fontana the year 1964? weed burner headers
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AA/FD No ID it's Pomona for sure 1966?
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AA/FD No ID maybe 1968? for sure, your guess is as good as mine
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AA/FD No ID looks like Bakersfield, the year 1968 or 1969 not sure
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AA/FD No ID for sure it's 1965 or 1966
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AA/FD No ID it is Lions for sure, the year 1966?
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Nice & Cool And Mellow

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AA/FC 1972 From Texas it's John & Cogo Eads with Cogo in the seat.
If I remember right, Father and Son or maybe brothers.
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AA/FC 1972 Ron Fassl in the seat. Fallel & Pierce Mustang on fire. I bet they were
glad they didn't paint it after the last fire they had, before this one. Check out the
primer on the body.
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AA/FC The late Ray Goodman's "Tennessee Bo-Weevil 1973. Not sure who
is in the seat.
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No ID AA/FC Looks like Bakersfield. I guess 1973
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AA/FC From Washington State. Twig Zigler in his Plymonth Satelite
body funnie. Ate at Pizza Haven A few times in the mid 70's. Not bad
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AA/FD From 1971 Tom McEwen's guys checking the bottom end in a
classic hotel parking lot shot. Action Photo Below
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AA/FD "Kansas John" Wiebe under the lights 1968 at OCIR. Looks like
he is getting ready to go somewhere?
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AA/FD Kelly Brown in the "Baney Ford Special" 1969. Ford motor on nitro
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AA/FD Nice & Cool in the lights shot. Jim Nicoll in the near lane 1969
 
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Gone Dead Train

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A little Of This a Little Of That

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AA/FD "The Rogue" Eddie Munster in the seat 1965
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AA/FD 1971 "Kansas John" Wiebe. Coke photo shoot
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AA/FC Jeep body "Destroyer" Gene Conway in the seat 1967 at Lion's
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From Drag Racing Magazine November 1964
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AA/FC No ID The year 1974?
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AA/FD From the great Northwest it's Jerry "The King" Ruth 1972
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AA/FD Randy Troxell in the seat 1976. If I remember Randy only raced the AA/FD
for a short time in 1976
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AA/FD 1972 Jeb Allen with the laundry out
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AA/FC 1973 Dave Beebe in the seat Whipple & Mr. Ed nitro flopper
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AA/FD 1968 Dave Babler in the "California Woody" at Pomona
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Third Stone From The Sun
We are lucky here on the third stone. We have AA/FD-AA/FC
and the yellow stuff

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AA/FD 1970 Harry Hibler in the seat "National Speed Center" nitro burning digger
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AA/FD 1967 At Irwindale, George "The Stoneage Man" Hutchenson love the bird plume
on the helmet
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AA/FD 1966 Haase & Smyser photo shoot. Drag Racing Magazine May 1966
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AA/FD 1969 Danny Higgins in the Higgins-Lewis and Bowers dragster
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AA/FD 1970 Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick" in his Firebird body funnie
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AA/FC From Washington State it's Harlan Thompson in the seat of the
"Tom and Jerry" Mustang flopper at Englishtown
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AA/FC 1971 Camaro nitro flopper of SoCal's Steve Bovan. I think this was
Steve's last funnie, before the law came a knockin. Story for another day
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AA/FC 1970 Warren Gunter in the "Durachrome Bug" VW flopper.
The ill handling at best, funnie was around for a couple of seasons before
burning to the ground in 1971
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AA/FC 1972 Just a classic burnout shot of one badass funnie from back in the day.
The Barry Setzer owned car, with the late great Pat Foster behind the butterfly
steering wheel. I miss long smokey burnouts!
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Here on Sunday will never be the same...You won't be reading about rumors or reaction times or drivers who
get there feelings hurt when another driver says something about them ( oh boo hoo ) and especially those
sofa sitting, tv watching wannabe crew chief / drivers. Just fantastic photos of Days Gone By
Only thing here to bitch and complain about is the dumb ass who is writing the captions for the photos

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Fantastic header flame shot. Bob Downey in the seat "Howard Cam Rattler" AA/FD
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The beautiful AA/FD of John Dearmore. No wrap here, it's real paint
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O.J. McKenny in the seat "Freedom Machine" AA/FD of Tom Dawes
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Dennis Martin "Dennis The Menace" AA/FD 1969? What I remember reading about
this AA/FD years ago. It was from NorCal, ran only a few times then disappeared
How would you like to stumble across this beauty in someone's barn, shed or?
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Great photo, just coming into the lights Larry & Pat Dixon AA/FD 1971
I don't know much, but I think Larry & Pat's son has done pretty well
booting a nitro burning digger down the 1320
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Under the lights, nothing better on a warm Saturday night. Kenny Logan
in the seat AA/FD
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The Goo$e in the seat AA/FD giving us
the "V" for victory sign
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No ID. AA/FD 1965 No kids this is not a burnout, this AA/FD is heading
for end of the 1320
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Dusty Rhodes in the seat "Rhodes Runner" AA/FD 1966
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AA/FD The late Gary Ormsby at Fremont 1966. Can't believe Gary has bin
gone 30 years. Where in the hell has time gone?


 

Gone Dead Train

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I Only Have Eyes For You

Part One

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AA/FC Two of the best, back in the day. Pat Minick "Chi-Town Hustler" and "Jungle Jim" go at it.
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AA/FC Rich Guasco's "Pure Hell" Driver Dave Beebe getting a ticket on the way to work. Hurry Dave
funny cars have just bin called to the lanes.
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AA/FC Al Bergler "Motown Shaker" Al always had hard running and good looking cars.
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AA/FC Tripp Shumake in the seat. Dennis Fowler's "Sundance" nitro burner.
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AA/FC Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Harry Schmidt on the left. Raymond Beadle on the right.
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AA/FC Looks like a photo shoot. For sure it's the "Super Shops" 1978 Plymouth Arrow
body flopper. With either Pat Foster or Ed McCulloch in the seat.
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AA/FC From Hot Rod magazine "Funny Car Pictorial" 1970. Pretty shot at
sunset. "Big John" Mazmanian cuda body funny car, with nephew
Rich Siroonian in the seat.
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AA/FC Everyone's favorite hooker. The "L.A. Hooker" vega body flopper
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Miss Pam Hardy the original BUG
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AA/FC Henry Harrison in the seat 1973 "The Vulture" The body looks really, really close to the street
version ( Cuda Body ) unlike todays funny cars they all look the same ( Fancy Door Stops ) plus you
got real paint. A long smokey burnout. 3 or 4 dry hops. Just Bitchin!!!



 

Gone Dead Train

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I Only Have Eyes For You

Part Two

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The year is 1975. Some guy from Granada Hills, CA would terrorize the funny car
world for the next 4 years
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Shirley giving her best WTF look
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AA/FD The late Les Allen in the seat of his family's "Praying Mantis" nitro digger
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AA/FD From Oregon it's Cordy Jensen in the "Bev's Steak House" dragster

The next 3 shots Nando Hasse in his AA/FD getting loose, then going turtle
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AA/FC The late "Fearless Fred" Goeske in the seat of his nitro burning flopper
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AA/FC The late "Flash Gordon" Mineo in his nitro burning Vega body flopper
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AA/FC Stan Shiroma in the seat, Ray Zeller's "Skulker" cuda body plastic fantastic
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Paperback Writer

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Hot Rod magazine ad Jan 1972 "The Ace" won the 1971 U S Nationals

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Came in one of my model boxes 1973. Can't remember which one. Remember seeing this as a ad in magazines.
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AA/FC 1973 Leroy Chadderton, just one of many drivers Roland had.

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AA/FD 1977 Chuck Cheeseman in the seat "Heads and Tails" fuel dragster
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AA/FD 1975 From Washington State it's R. Gaines Markley. Nice guy.
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Oh my the halter top from the mid 70s. No ink, I dig it.
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AA/FC Maybe 1973 could be Larry Coogle not sure
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AA/FD 1973 Herm Petersen at OCIR having a really, really bad day! Veteran fans
of drag racing will know this deal.
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AA/FD No ID at OCIR
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AA/FD No ID at Irwindale
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Photo Shoots

For the veteran drag racing fans viewing this thread. These photos will be self explanatory.
For the others viewing, not so much.

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Rajunz

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Can't get you outta my head
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Tv Tommy Ivo Dodge Demon body AA/FC 1976
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Harlan Thompson in the Tom and Jerry Mustang AA/FC Remember the tv cartoon show
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Larry Reep in the seat of his Grim Reeper AA/FC. Pretty sure Larry still campaigns
a AA/FA out of Texas, with wife Mary in the seat???
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Out of SoCal "Mighty" Mike Van Sant in the Invader corvette AA/FC 1969
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Norm Day AA/FD 1972 KA-BOOM
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Carl Olson AA/FD at The Last Drag Race Lions. December 2, 1972- R I P Lions
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Gary Beck AA/FD 1974
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Ray Stutz AA/FD having a we bit of trouble off the starting line. Bakersfield 1973
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cool shot "Kansas John" Wiebe AA/FD
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Danny Ongias "Harbor Honda" AA/FD Irwindale, CA 1967 Summer of love!
Larry "the Reeper" Reep just passed away in July. His wife Mary will still run the funny car that he just built for her. I'll start a new thread to honor him. Thanks for posting these.
 
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