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Gone Dead Train

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A Space In Time

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AA/FD Former NHRA starter Rick Stewart in the seat 1966
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AA/FD Gerry "The Hunter" Glenn in the seat Schultz & Glenn fuel digger
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AA/FD Mike Kuhl's car with Billy Tidwell in the seat
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AA/FD 1969 photo shoot at Lions
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AA/FD 1967 Run to the fence kids, it's fuel dragster racing at it's best. Jim Herbert
far lane taking on Chuck Flores at Half Moon Bay, CA

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A Space in Time...Margaret are you out there?
Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid)...April 19, 1958

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AA/FD 1965 The "A&W Root Beer Special" Bob Downey in the seat
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AA/FD 1966 Check out the front wheels. Dwight Salisbury fighting to stay
off the centerline


If you like Prog Rock. Bands like King Crimson -Yes -Emerson,Lake&Palmer-Pink Floyd-The Alan Parsons Project...ect
This album is a must. From 1996 the album Signify from Porcupine Tree.
Song-Waiting (Phase One)
 
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Gone Dead Train

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A New Day Yesterday

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AA/FD The Burgess & Steed "Mr. Boston" fuel digger kicking the blower
off there big block Chevy on the starting line. Then checking to make sure
driver Dick Roberts is in one piece.
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AA/FD The Major & McCauley dragster with Ed McCulloch in the seat
Just guessing here, it looks like Deer Park, WA. 40 min drive north of
Spokane, WA
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AA/FD No ID my guess it is 1964 or early 1965
still running weed burner headers
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AA/FD Ron Goodsell in the seat
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AA/FC The flopper owned by "Mr Ed" Willis with Dave Beebe in the seat
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AA/FC Randy Walls heating the tires in his plastic fantactic funny
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AA/FC The late Leroy Goldstein in the seat Candies & Hughes flopper
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AA/FC The self proclaimed "King of the Northwest" Jerry Ruth
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AA/FC I will close this pictorial out with a (almost bring me to tears) winners circle shot.
The four male adults in the photo are no longer with us.
L to R Gary Slusser, C.J. "Pappy" Hart, Joe Pisano and Such Matsubara
 
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Shapes Of Things

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AA/FD January 1971 "Changing Of The Guard" Was it good or bad, it saved alot of lives! That is a good
thing! Gerry "The Hunter" Glenn taking on "Big Daddy" Don Garlits
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AA/FD Dennis Baca in the seat at Fremont
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AA/FD The late Dave Braskett getting the tires hot and sticky!
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AA/FD Dan Richens in his "Iron Horse" taking on James Warren "Rain For Rent"
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AA/FD 1972 Bar none my all time favorite rear engine digger! Don Moody in the seat. Saw the car
at Seattle a couple of times. And in this photo July 1972 Div 7 race at lions. I was there, my one and
only time at Lions. The car ran great. Shit I miss those days!
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AA/FD One of the good guys of the sport. From the Pacific Northwest, the late Ernie Hall
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AA/FD From Utah it's Garth Widdison. Always liked his crew cab pickups, they looked sharp!
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AA/FD 1975 Years before he became a top notch tuner. Lee Beard sat behind the butterfly steering wheel
I don't think the car was built for him. Check out his helmet above the rollcage, and looks like he doesn't
fit in the car all that well. Yikes, think this deal would fly today?
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AA/FD Remember when fuel dragsters didn't use a reverser. Here the crew for Denver Schutz gets
a work out
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AA/FD Was it good or bad. Every picture tells a story.
Just coming into the lights, the fuel dragster of Dave Edstrom
 
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Gone Dead Train

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DRAG RACING USA MAGAZINE

To this day Drag Racing USA magazine was and still is the greatest drag rag ever!
It was just Drag Racing until they changed the name in June 1970 when Lopez

Publications purchased the magazine. Drag Racing magazine was fantastic too!
Here are just a few issues from my collection. (got at the drug store or in the mail)
I use these drag rags to post pictures on this thread and other rags from back in the day.
The last issue June 1975

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June 1970 The first issue
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August 1970
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May 1971
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October 1971
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July 1972
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April 1973
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December 1973 Maybe just maybe my favorite cover. Cogo Eads on fire in the lights, at Tulsa. 1973 PRO race
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August 1974
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June 1975 (The last issue) Still remember that day like it was yesterday. It was late May of 1975, just got home
from High School (16 years old) driving my 1961 Ford Falcon 4 door, with 3 on the tree, lets see the kids today
drive a 3 speed on the tree. Went to the mailbox and there was the last issue. It was a sad day!
Still had Super Stock & Drag Illustrated and National Dragster, so all was not lost.
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Syndicate of Sound

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AA/FC Vic Morse in the seat of his "Mister T" vette body flopper
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AA/FC Bobbi Liberman (Jungle Jim's wife before hooking up with Pam) and Richard Tharp
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AA/FC Jungle Jim and Pam Hardy
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AA/FC Photo shoot Roger Lindamood's "Color Me Gone" Chevy Monza body funny car
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AA/FC Mark Higginbotham "Drag-on" Chevy Vega flopper
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AA/FC "Miss STP" Paula Murphy getting ready for a blast down the 1320
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AA/FC Paul Radici in the seat Radici & Wise Chevy Vega at Irwindale
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AA/FC Jim Dunn doesn't like his drivers today doing long smokey burnouts, but
back in the day when Jim drove he sure did.
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AA/FD The Persian Lamb (Google it) photo shoot "TV Tommy" Ivo's "Giraffe" fuel digger
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Drag Racing Kids...The Muffs "Kids In America"
 
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"There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineeing; all the rest are merely games."

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AA/FC 1977 AHRA World Finals Spokane, the late Raymond Beadle in the seat "Blue Max" nitro flopper
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AA/FD "Halucination" Dick Rosberg in the seat
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AA/FD Darryl Greenameyer is up in the "Smirnoff" nitro rail
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AA/FD No ID Photo shoot San Fernando Dragway 1963
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AA/FC One of my all time favorite fuel racers Dale Pulde in the seat, "Revelleader"
1973 Pontiac Grand Am body flopper of the late Mickey Thompson
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AA/FD The car was owned by the late T.B. Smallwood with the late Les Allen in the seat
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AA/FD Nice under the lights shot Jim "Superman" Nicol 1968 actually this
was before Jim was known as superman, if you don't no why, what
are you doing here.
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AA/FC This is the old track Mission Raceway, Mission B.C. Canada. My sister and I went there a
couple of times in the early 70s. The track was literally in downtown Mission. If I remember right
the first time we went on a Sunday they could not run cars until noon because of church service
next door
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AA/FD No ID chute out
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AA/FD 1966 Just another classic leave from back in the day
 
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Sometimes in Winter
Forgotten memories

Silence is Golden
But my Eyes Still See

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AA/FC "Showtime" Tom Hoover in the seat. 1975 Pomona
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AA/FC "Sundance" Russell Long behind the butterfly steering wheel. 1975 Pomona
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AA/FC "Cha Cha" in the seat 1973 Pomona
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Wonder if these guy's ever came around to love AA/FC 1969 Pomona
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AA/FD Oh my it's Mike Sorokin and the "Surfers" 1966 Pomona
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AA/FD Dwight Salisbury in the "Smothers Bros. Beach Boys Special" digger 1969 Pomona

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AA/FD Ray Stutz in the seat "Hibbard & McCarthy" Chevy powered fuel digger 1975 Pomona
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AA/FD Ain't it just the greatest thing to ever happen, and one more thing
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AA/FD Jerry Ruth... Arlington Drag Strip. Arlington, WA 1965
AA/FD...AA/FC Sunday Will Never Be The Same
I Will Never Forget You. Gone Dead Train

Holdin' On To Yesterday
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Last Time Around

And now I give you Kathy, posting the pictures and writing the caption

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AA/FD The Allen Family "Praying Mantis" the late Les Allen in the seat
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AA/FD Bob Downey in the seat "A&W Root Beer Special"
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AA/FD Dwight Salisbury heading for the lights "Armenian II" digger
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AA/FD No ID, but nonetheless a cool shot. For sure it's Lions
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AA/FD No ID, nice shot 1966 Carlsbad
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AA/FC The late Phil Castronovo in the seat "Custom Body Mini Charger"
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AA/FC "Cha Cha" at New England Dragway 1972
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AA/FC The late great Pat Foster in the seat M/T Mustang body flopper
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AA/FC The late Leroy Goldstein in the "Ramchargers" under the lights
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AA/FD Just one for the boys
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Can't Stand Losing You

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AA/FD Don Roberts in the seat
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AA/FD No ID For sure it's Fontana
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AA/FD No ID it's Fontana again
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AA/FD Under the lights. Just bitchin
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AA/FD Another No ID at Fontana
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Not nitro but. One badass BB/FC back in 1976. The late Dale Armstrong in the seat
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AA/FC Rich Siroonian in the seat of his Uncle John's nitro flopper
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AA/FC The late Danny Ongais in the seat
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AA/FC Gary Matranga going ka-boom at Irwindale
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AA/FC "Time Machine" Dodge Challenger body nitro flopper at OCIR
 

Gone Dead Train

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I Know You're Out There Somewhere

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AA/FC Jim Dunn rear engine Funny Car
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AA/FC The Densham & Plueger Corvette flopper having a bad day at Lions
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AA/FC Photo shoot Richard Tharp "Blue Max" Mustang
Run for your life young lady
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BB/FC The late Bunny Burkett photo shoot
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AA/FC Chevy Camaro body nitro funny, Charlie Wilson in the seat
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AA/FD Engine manufacturer John Rodeck in the seat
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AA/FD Candies & Hughes digger, Dave Settles in the seat
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AA/FD Under the lights "Mongoo$e" 1972
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AA/FD Ray Stutz in the seat
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AA/FD Denny Fitt in the seat. I said the same thing Denny who?
Did Denny borrow the rear wing from the "Mongoo$e"?
Back in the 1960s and maybe to the mid 1970s (like the fuel dragster above) 3 or 4 guys could
pool there money together to run a fuel digger. But soon as they burned up or broke all there junk.
They disappered as fast as they appeared.
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Time Stand Still

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AA/FD No ID. Remember sitting in these stands at Lions in 1972. You could almost reach out
and touch the fuel diggers as they left the starting line. What a rush for a 13 year old kid.
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AA/FD The year is 1967 the "The Greek" heading for the lights at Bee Line
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AA/FD 1967 The late Mike Sorokin in the seat "Hawaiian II" great header flame shot
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AA/FD No ID 1966 Looks like Irwindale
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AA/FD 1969 The self proclaimed "King of The Northwest" Jerry Ruth
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AA/FD 1967 Larry "Shorty" Levington" in the seat
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AA/FD 1967 Dave Condit in the seat
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AA/FD 1969 Nice push road at Fremont. If you don't recognize the yellow digger, what are
you doing here?
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AA/FD No ID 1966 Just a fantastic shot
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AA/FD Sitting pretty with the "Der Wienerschnitzel" fuel digger of the late Jim Nicoll
 

Gone Dead Train

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"Funny Car Summer" Days Gone By

Summertime done, come and gone, my, oh, my.


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AA/FC Patty Foster in the seat, the Barry Setzer vega body flopper
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AA/FC Gary Burgin in the seat
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AA/FC "Miss STP" Paula Murphy in the seat
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AA/FC "Ramchargers" vs. the "King Fish" Cuda
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AA/FC "Fiberglass Forest"
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AA/FC Roy Harris airing it out. Mustang body nitro burner
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AA/FC The late Joe Winter in the seat "Swinger 1" Duster body funny car
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AA/FC Johnny Wright in the "Time Machine II" Challenger body flopper
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AA/FC From Oregon it's the late Kenny Goodell in the seat
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AA/FC Photo shoot with the city of Chicago as a backdrop. With flames belching
from the headers it's the "Chi-Town Hustler" if you don't think that is cool, you
must be dead!
 
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"Funny Car Summer" Days Gone By

Summertime done, come and gone, my, oh, my.


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AA/FC Patty Foster in the seat, the Barry Setzer vega body flopper
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AA/FC Gary Burgin in the seat
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AA/FC "Miss STP" Paula Murphy in the seat
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AA/FC "Ramchargers" vs. the "King Fish" Cuda
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AA/FC "Fiberglass Forest"
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AA/FC Roy Harris airing it out. Mustang body nitro burner
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AA/FC The late Joe Winter in the seat "Swinger I" Duster body funny car
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AA/FC Johnny Wright in the "Time Machine II" Challenger body flopper
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AA/FC From Oregon it's the late Kenny Goodell in the seat
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AA/FC Photo shoot with the city of Chicago as a backdrop. With flames belching
from the headers it's the "Chi-Town Hustler" if you don't think that is cool, you
must be dead!
My first time in the seat.
 

Gone Dead Train

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It's time again to get in the Wayback Machine "Mr. Peabody's Improbable History"

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AA/FD 1968 Gary Read in the seat "The Groundshaker"
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AA/FD 1967 Butch Maas "Stellings & Maas"
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AA/FD 1970 Dick Garnett in the seat "Garnett & Rowe"
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AA/FD 1967 No ID for sure it's Irwindale
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AA/FD 1967 or 68 another No ID
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AA/FD 1965 In the seat is Kenny Safford "B&M Torquemaster"
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AA/FD 1964 "Wild Bill" Alexander in the seat "Brissette-Herbert-Alexander"
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AA/FD 1964 The late Tom McEwen in the seat "Donovan & McEwen"
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AA/FD 1967 From the great Northwest it's Rich Rogers "Wolters & Majors"
 
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New Frontier

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AA/FD Don Moody in the seat. Cerny & Moody
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AA/FD Ron Attebury in the seat
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AA/FD "Iron Butterfly" in the lights.
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AA/FD Walther & Carter with Jim Walther in the seat
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AA/FD From NorCal it's Dennis Baca
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AA/FD Larry Leetz
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AA/FD Gary Ritter in the seat "Blood Sweat & Nitro"
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AA/FD Sid Seeley in the Donnelly & Seeley fuel digger
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AA/FD Just another "TV Tommy" fire burnout
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AA/FD The late Tony Nancy in the seat
 

Gone Dead Train

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Those Were The Days

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AA/FC Back in 1971, I was 12 years old. From SoCal it's the "Sopwith Camel"
it is one of my all time favorite floppers from back in the day. Saw the car at
Seattle a couple of times that year. Gordy Swearingen in the seat.
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AA/FC Barry Kelly in the hot seat "Machine Gun Kelly" Chevy Vega body funny car.
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AA/FC Bob McFarland in the seat of his Dodge Demon body flopper. This was a career ending fire.
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AA/FC Omar Carrothers "The Tentmaker" before and after (below)
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AA/FC Ron Fassl in the seat " The Phoenix" Plymouth Cuda body nitro funny car.
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AA/FC Tom Ferraro in the "Keeling & Clayton" Ford Pinto nitro flopper.
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AA/FC It's 1977 and you got Bryan Raines in the seat "Warlock"
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AA/FC Gene Snow's "Rambunctious" Dodge Challenger funny car.
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AA/FC Ray Alley in his nitro burning Ford Mustang.
 
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Something Way Out Of Line

I just love A/Fuel, be it NHRA A/Fuel, Nostalgia A/Fuel or Jr/Fuel from back in the day.
I had lost this video a number of years ago, just found it again. It's from 16 years ago
at Bakersfield. Claude Lavoie from Alberta, Canada (Dig my friends and racers from Canada)
The video quality is iffy at best, but the sound is fantastic. Turn it up!
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Bucky's Nostalgia Nitro Ball 2007 at Seattle. Lavoie run's a then new record of
6.14 @ 235.35 I about fell out of the grandstand. Pretty run!
Important message from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police "EH"
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Jr/Fuel Frank Britt in the seat "Bier Brothers"
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Jr/Fuel Roger Pellor "Pino & Pellor"
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Jr/Fuel Barry Kaplan in the seat "Kaplan & Kreimendahl"
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Jr/Fuel No ID
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Jr/Fuel Les Allen in the "Wasp"
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Jr/Fuel "McNabb-Bryson-Kruger" SBC on nitro, that's far out man!
 
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A few No ID and a couple of photo shoots

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AA/FD & AA/Race Plane I didn't know what to call the plane? This photo shoot is from
1967 (Drag Racing Magazine) Daryl Greenamyer owned and in the seat of both the
fuel digger and plane. Was Smirnoff Vodka the first alcohol sponsor in drag racing or
was it the first hard liquor sponsor or both?
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AA/FD Clive Skilton photo shoot
 
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