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Gone Dead Train

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Arnie Belhings 1971
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The late Jim Herbert OCIR 1975
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Gary Read-Pomona 1974
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Ted Thomas near lane vs Terry Capp Indy 1974 Did not like the front wheel skirts
thought they looked silly. I think NHRA finally band them?
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Pat Dakin reaching for sky.
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ChiTown Hustler Lion's 1970. Do I really need to say anything else!!!
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Frantic Ford AA/FC, Roy Harris in the seat, might be York,PA?
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Hill Bros. Nitro burning cuda 1972
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Big Jim Dunn 1975, Plymouth Satellite Nito Burning Flopper. OCIR
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Everyone's favorite Hooker
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Oh were are they now...
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The Kansas Kid: Dick Custy 1976 Chevy Monza AA/FC
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Nelson Lengle's: Sno Town Shacker 1978 Plymouth Arrow AA/FC "Nasty" Dave Benjamin
in the hot seat, it burned to the ground. End of story.
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Jim Adolph driven Play Boy Magazine Special 1979 Corvette AA/FC
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Bill Tidwell in the Lisa & Rossi ironing board AA/FD. This car set
a new NHRA speed record at Lions, NHRA Div 7 race July 1972
I think at 236 mph. I was there, the only time I went to Lions.
I'm from Washington State, pretty cool huh. That Jim is a hip guy. LOL
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"Back Door" Bob Strucksness at National Trail, Columbis, OH 1976 AA/FD
Now take a close look at Bob's wife Joy
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Yet another one of my hand out's. Jeb Allen
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Al Tschida from MN, 1978 Firebird AA/FC
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One of my all time favorite AA/FC. The 1971 Cuda, The Sopwith Camel
Driven by Gordy Swearingen and owned by Mike Thermos who would
go on to start and own NOS ( Nitrous Oxide Systems} company.
Shit I miss those Days.
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The 1971 Ford Pinto AA/FC of Minnesota own Bill Schifsky, driven by Randy Scrimer.
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Joey Severance in his Alky Pro Comp digger at the 1976 Winternationals.
His son does a pretty good job of driving. Don't you think
 
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Cliff

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My Pinto actually had light blue paint, kinda, sorta like Densham's Pinto. Of course, my Pinto was just a tad slower.....

Wheel pants for T/F. Even Garlits tried those. They did get banned cuz they caused the cars to dart around on the top end. I thought they would add streamlining to the cars but......
 

Gone Dead Train

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End of the line
Well nothing last forever. My son will be picking up his computer gear
in the next day or so. Will post as much I can until then.
Don't want to post pictures with my phone that would look real cheesy.
Hope this brought back some great memories, it did for me.
It's bin a real gas. Later & Greater
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Blower taking flight
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One of my all time favorite, if not my favorite AA/FD Don Moody 1972
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Tv Tommy fire burnout 1974
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Good sponsor
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Don Moody throwing some parts
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I looked up the car number 669 could be the "Sugar Man" Gary Omlin
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Larry Bowers AA/FD 1972 at the beach
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Chase Knight AA-D-T-A, Hay Chase did I get that rite the AA-D-T-A
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Fire burnout some guy called Big Daddy never heard of him
I could use some help here people!
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NHRA Fallnationals Seattle 1975. I was there
 
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cknight

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End of the line
Well nothing last forever. My son will be picking up his computer gear
in the next day or so. Will post as much I can until then.
Don't want to post pictures with my phone that would look real cheesy.
Hope this brought back some great memories, it did for me.
It's bin a real gas. Later & Greater
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Blower taking flight
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One of my all time favorite, if not favorite AA/FD Don Moody 1972
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Tv Tommy fire burnout 1974
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Good sponsor
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Don Moody throwing some parts
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I looked up the car number 669 could be the "Sugar Man" Gary Omlin
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Larry Bowers AA/FD 1972 at the beach
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Chase Knight AA-D-T-A, Hay Chase did I get that rite the AA-D-T-A
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Fire burnout some guy called Big Daddy never heard of him
I could use some help here people!
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NHRA Fallnationals Seattle 1975. I was there
Right on, Jim. Thanks for the mention, Chase
 

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Jim are you trying to break me down with that picture of Moody at Lions? You are doing a good job of it....lol.

I need a drink....honey, make me a Jack Daniels (RYE) on the rocks, Jim is tugging at my heart strings as I am listening to George Jones sing "The Cold Hard Truth." Ah shucks, make it a double, easy on the ice!

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Cliff

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If you look closely at the Garlits fire burnout photo, you can see him looking at the mirror on his left side of the car. Y'all remember when T/F cars had mirrors, so they could see if the were doing the burnouts right? Like 1971-72.
 

Gone Dead Train

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Holding on to yesterday
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Dick Burgoise in the Doug's Headers Vega AA/FC
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Photo shoot at Jack in the box. Drag Racing USA magazine
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The late Paul Radici in the Radici & Wise Chevy monza body AA/FC
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Lee Jones one of the few black racers back in the day. Nitro burning flopper
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Stan Shiroma in the seat "Skulker" Plymouth Cuda AA/FC
With the Irwindale snack bar in the back ground. I want a IN-N-OUT BURGER
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The late James Warren AA/FD 1968
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Larry Dixon AA/FD Way before his kid would start booting a fuel car down the 1320
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The Snake staging. AA/FD 1969 Check out the header's glowing red
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Can't forget The Goo$e 1970 Plymouth Duster AA/FC
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John "Tarzan" Austin in the seat of the "Hot Tuna" AA/FD 1974
 
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aakar

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If you look closely at the Garlits fire burnout photo, you can see him looking at the mirror on his left side of the car. Y'all remember when T/F cars had mirrors, so they could see if the were doing the burnouts right? Like 1971-72.
Thanks, your comment made an awesome picture, even more so! Saw big do a fire burnout @ US30, was surprised because I thought it was out of character for him, but he loved doing them.
 

Gone Dead Train

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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!
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Long may you run
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Gene Snow AA/FC might be 1972 or 1973 For sure it's OCIR. Like I said sometimes my
photo's have no info. Doing the best to remember.

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Mike Susman 1969 Chevy Nova AA/FC OCIR 1969
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The late Joe Winters 1972 AA/FC. Hope I get this rite. Joe lost his right leg to
cancer and had a hand controlled throttle. If I'm not right Sorry!
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The late Jim Bucher AA/FD 1973
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Chip Woodall driving Gene Snow's Fuel Digger 1972
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Jimmy King in the King & Marshall AA/FD 1970
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Just a Bitchin shot! Norm Wilcox AA/FD Lions 1970

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Bennie Osborn AA/FD Pomona 1969 I wonder if he got any part's in his lap.
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No ID. No clue Make your own caption

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Jerry Bivens AA/FD 1968 out of SoCal
 
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Cliff

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Trivia: Who was the last driver to make a run at Lions? Jeb Allen, lost to Carl Olson in the Top Fuel Final. Jeb has gone down in history as The Last Driver At Lions.
 

Nunz

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Trivia: Who was the last driver to make a run at Lions? Jeb Allen, lost to Carl Olson in the Top Fuel Final. Jeb has gone down in history as The Last Driver At Lions.
I think there were some lower class cars that went down after the TF final, so it depends on how you define the last pass.
 

Gone Dead Train

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THE END...REALLY...THE END
My son will be picking up his computer gear this morning 11-23-2020
I would like to thank my sponsor's
One Punch Beer...Zig Zag Rolling Papers and Oh crap I can't remember the other's
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John Collins from SoCal. AA/FC 1978
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Montana's Bill Spevacek AA/FC at Seattle
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Jim Green "The Green Elephant" AA/FC 1977

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Danny Ongais in the seat of Mickey Thompson's 1969 Mustang AA/FC Bad Ass car!
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The late Dickie Harrell AA/FC
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AA/FD The late Pual Longenecker blowing one up
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Marvin "Who" Graham...Nitro burning digger
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The late Jim Plummer AA/FD
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Tom Toler AA/FD at Irwindale, Ca 1970. This picture was taken out of one
of many Drag Racing Photo Great magzines I have. What a fantastic
drag racing pictorial magazine from the late 60s into 70s and even a
one off in the 80s and 90s. Go back to page 1 of this thread to see the
dead motor laying on the track. Tom was not hurt. just his feelings.
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This is the sunset on this thread!!! My part anyway. THE END
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Jim are you trying to break me down with that picture of Moody at Lions? You are doing a good job of it....lol.

I need a drink....honey, make me a Jack Daniels (RYE) on the rocks, Jim is tugging at my heart strings as I am listening to George Jones sing "The Cold Hard Truth." Ah shucks, make it a double, easy on the ice!

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Thank you Mark. Just doing my job of breaking you down, and driving you to drink. I did a pretty good job. don't you think?
 

Gone Dead Train

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Jim, I just wanted to thank you for all of the effort you put into the picture posts. Really some awesome shots. Thanks for sharing!!
Made my day several times! 👏👍
Thank you so much Jeff for looking and enjoying the picture's. If I made your day, that is the best compliment I could get!!! Bar None
And for the effort and work, it was a blast. Wish I had a job doing this everyday.
 
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