Coolest off track and historic drag racing photos ever

Discussion in 'NHRA' started by Mooseman, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. TSK

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    This was at the I-30 Raceway. A 1/8 mile track just south of Little Rock in the late '70s to early '80s.
    R-M at I-30.png
     
  2. TSK

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    Buddy Martin and Larry Lombardo at Indy '79.
    It was during Sunday qualifying. Things were a bit more laid back then.
    Martin-Lombardo Indy 79.png

     
  3. TSK

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    Bob Glidden, the master of the internal combustion engine, Indy 79 in his killer 340/W2 Plymouth Arrow.
    Glidden Indy 79.png
     
  4. TSK

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    Larry Lombardo at Indy '79.
    Lombardo Indy 79.png
     
  5. Tony

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    Look at the spectators literally looking over BOB GLIDDEN'S shoulder. You sure as h-e-double hockey sticks can't do that now.
     
  6. TSK

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    A few more.
    KB Indy 79.png
    Lee Shepherd Indy 79.png
    Glidden's 340 Arrow
    Glidden 340 Indy 79.png
     
  7. Porkchop

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    Actually Dales towel was well before Ormsby and Beards towel. Dales was in 85 I believe and Lees came around 89
     
  8. flapjack

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    I think the towel came out not for the air actuators but for the data recorder. But I was 14 at the time so what do I know?
     
  9. Porkchop

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    It was a fuel control valve under Dales towel
     
  10. sdwarf36

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    That was always my guess. I think he did something with the linkage ratio that allowed him to cut a reasonable light-at a time when nitro lights were a joke.
     
  11. TSK

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