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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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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
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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 rite 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
 

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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