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Gone Dead Train

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Drag Racing Photo Great Magazine. AA/FC getting out of shape a little bit
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Save The Whale. Moby Dick AA/FC
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Pat Foster in the Barry Setzer AA/FC Check out the body caving in on the side
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Big Mike Burkhart AA/FC love the canard wings
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Pretty shot of Tom Prock in the Custom Body AA/FC
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Herm Petersen AA/FD 1973 magazine photo shoot
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Brad Anderson BB/FC vs Dale Armstrong AA/DA Pro Comp racing at it's best!!!
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Ron Attebury in the short lived "Jungle Jim" AA/FD 1977 when Jim was killed later that year in
a street accident this deal came to a end
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Washington State's own Ron Smith 1975 AA/FD. Ron still races today in a former Clay Millican
Top Fuel car he bought maybe 4 years ago. Albeit he only races once maybe twice a year at Seattle
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Cliff

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The Barry Setzer car - it was getting to be common for the bodies to distort in the 70's. I think there may have been a number of reasons, like maybe the mounting of the body (?) or body wasn't strong enough (?). Herm Peterson - car was doing the fire burn out in the shut off area at OCIR. I remember that cuz I had the same magazine. heh Dale Armstrong AA/DA. That car had the Donovan engine & it was really quick. I think Armstrong also used a Donovan in his Altered and also in the Alcoholic BB/FC. And the Moby Dick Corvette. The story I heard was that the Vettes were spooky to drive. Tom McEwen figured out that if you put a "spill plate" from around the rear window to the spoiler, that calmed the car down & they went straight. I think the Moby Dick car had the same problems & they did like McEwen. That was a fast car & loved the name. Ya ever wonder why the 392 Chrysler was called a Whale Motor and the 426 was called a Elephant Motor? Not to mention the Chevy Rat motor & Mouse motor.
 

Cliff

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Speaking of Dale Armstrong......

 

Nunz

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The Barry Setzer car - it was getting to be common for the bodies to distort in the 70's. I think there may have been a number of reasons, like maybe the mounting of the body (?) or body wasn't strong enough (?). Herm Peterson - car was doing the fire burn out in the shut off area at OCIR. I remember that cuz I had the same magazine. heh Dale Armstrong AA/DA. That car had the Donovan engine & it was really quick. I think Armstrong also used a Donovan in his Altered and also in the Alcoholic BB/FC. And the Moby Dick Corvette. The story I heard was that the Vettes were spooky to drive. Tom McEwen figured out that if you put a "spill plate" from around the rear window to the spoiler, that calmed the car down & they went straight. I think the Moby Dick car had the same problems & they did like McEwen. That was a fast car & loved the name. Ya ever wonder why the 392 Chrysler was called a Whale Motor and the 426 was called a Elephant Motor? Not to mention the Chevy Rat motor & Mouse motor.
Armstrong started out with a Big Block Chevy in the altered, and won Pro Comp at the ‘74 Indy Nationals. I think by The ‘75 Winters he had replaced the Rat with the Donovan. And later that year, came out with the Alcoholic BB/FC.
 

Gone Dead Train

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One of my favorite fuel pilots. Dale Pulde in the seat. Pontiac Grand-Am body AA/FC
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Tommy Grove AA/FC at OCIR
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Lew Arrington in his "Brutas" Dodge Charger AA/FC
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The late "Dodger" Glenn AA/FD 1970 Tossing the motor out at Englishtown
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"The Mongoo$e" in the "Checkmate" AA//FD at Carlsbad 1966
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The Greek AA/FD at OCIR 1968
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Taken from the pages of Hot Rod magazine

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From the movie "Bikini Beach Party" Tv Tommy Ivo AA/FD
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Old vs New, Tony Nancy near lane vs Gerry Steiner. Check out the oil coming out of Steiner motor
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Bobby Neal in the seat of Arnold Birky's AA/FD at Fremont 1972
 
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Gone Dead Train

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John Hilton AA/FD 1976
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Flip Schofield AA/FD getting some VHT
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Jim Barnard AA/FD 1975 from the Northwest. In the early 80s Jim would get in a we bit of trouble
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Bill Potts AA/FD 1975
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Howard Haight in the seat "American Way" AA/FD 1973 car was destroyed in a crash in 1974
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From the magazine pages of Popular Hot Rodding Pictorial 1975
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Larry Fullerton in the "Trojan Horse" mustang body nitro flopper 1972
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Shirl Greer on fire at Ontario 1974. If you are a true drag racing fan, you know the story
on this deal.
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Looks to be Ford powered, could be one of Mickey Thompson
nitro burning mustangs AA/FC
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Ronnie Jackson in his Vega AA/FC 1973
 

Gone Dead Train

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Jim & Alison Lee AA/FD 1969 with Tom Raley in the seat
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Bud Dabler in the "Burgundy Bandit" AA/FD 1969
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No ID it looks like Riverside, CA
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Photo shoot, Long Beach, CA No ID but it looks to be the Stellings & Tapia AA/FD
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No ID But AA/FD racing in the mid 1960's Just bitchin!
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Garlits, Kalitta and Shirley. I don't think I need to write a caption
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Walt Rhodes in the Safeway Sandblasting AA/FD 1973
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From Oregon it's Kenny Goodell in his wedge body AA/FD at Pomona 1972
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The late Neil Mahr in his "Super Press" AA/FD 1976. Neil made fantastic drag racing calendars
back in the 70s and 80s. I still have four calendars that I bought back in the day 77 78 79 and 80
Just saw on eBay the 1978 calendar went for $45.00 the price in 78 $2.95 And people give me
shit for keeping all of of my drag racing magazines, posters, hand outs ect.
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Remember when the Snake's cousin Mark Prudhomme drove a fuel digger
in 1978, If I remember this was a short lived deal
 
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mike

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Jim & Alison Lee AA/FD 1969 with Tom Raley in the seat
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Bud Dabler in the "Burgundy Bandit" AA/FD 1969
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No ID it looks like Riverside, CA
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Photo shoot, Long Beach, CA No ID but it looks like the Stellings & Tapia AA/FD I think?
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No ID But AA/FD racing in the mid 1960's Just bitchin!
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Garlits, Kalitta and Shirley. I don't think I need to write a caption
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Walt Rhodes in the Safeway Sandblasting AA/FD 1973
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From Oregon it's Kenny Goodell in his wedge body AA/FD at Pomona 1972
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The late Neil Mahr in his "Super Press" AA/FD 1976. Neil made fantastic drag racing calendars
back in the 70s and 80s. I still have four calendars that I bought back in the day 77 78 79 and 80
Just saw on eBay the 1978 calendar went for $45.00 the price in 78 $2.95 And people give me
shit for keeping all of of my drag racing magazines, posters, hand outs ect.
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Remember when the Snake's cousin Mark Prudhomme drove a fuel digger
in 1978, If I remember this was a short lived deal
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Jim & Alison Lee AA/FD 1969 with Tom Raley in the seat
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Bud Dabler in the "Burgundy Bandit" AA/FD 1969
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No ID it looks like Riverside, CA
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Photo shoot, Long Beach, CA No ID but it looks like the Stellings & Tapia AA/FD I think?
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No ID But AA/FD racing in the mid 1960's Just bitchin!
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Garlits, Kalitta and Shirley. I don't think I need to write a caption
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Walt Rhodes in the Safeway Sandblasting AA/FD 1973
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From Oregon it's Kenny Goodell in his wedge body AA/FD at Pomona 1972
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The late Neil Mahr in his "Super Press" AA/FD 1976. Neil made fantastic drag racing calendars
back in the 70s and 80s. I still have four calendars that I bought back in the day 77 78 79 and 80
Just saw on eBay the 1978 calendar went for $45.00 the price in 78 $2.95 And people give me
shit for keeping all of of my drag racing magazines, posters, hand outs ect.
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Remember when the Snake's cousin Mark Prudhomme drove a fuel digger
in 1978, If I remember this was a short lived deal
Do you still have the iron on's that came with the calendars?
 

Gone Dead Train

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Do you still have the iron on's that came with the calendars?
Mike, I might have one still. But I did use a couple of them. After about 12 washes
they would start peeling off. Bin going through all of my stuff lately and just found a
snake iron on from the mid 70s. Neil was from your part of country wasn't he?
Do you still have train sets
 
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mike

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Mike, I might have one still. But I did use a couple of them. After about 12 washes
they would start peeling off. Bin going through all of my stuff lately and just found a
snake iron on from the mid 70s. Neil was from your part of country wasn't he?
Do you still have train sets
Yes I new Neil very well we were good friends-Still have a few sets
 

Cliff

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I saw the American Way dragster at Lions. Thought it was so cool; later read that it was spooky to drive cuz of aerodynamics. Garlits, Kalitta & Shirley. Would have loved to be a "fly on the wall" to know what they were talking about. Seem to be listening to Garlits w/ full attention. The photo shoot in front of the Lafayette Hotel. Gotta wonder what the people in the background were thinking. What is that? heh Man these photos are so cool! Bring back so many memories.
 

Gone Dead Train

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From the pages of Super Stock & Drag Illustrated it's Hank Endres "Nirvana" AA/FD
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Larry Dixon Sr. in the seat. Larry Minor's fuel digger 1978
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Nice shot of Dennis Baca AA/FD in the lights at Backersfield 1973
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The late Barbara Roufs makes the Avengers AA/FD look even better

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The flamboyant Richard Tharp (is flamboyant the rite word for Richard) in the
Candies & Hughes AA/FD Summernationals 1974
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From the pages of Drag Racing Photo Great Vol #3 it's Frank Pisano destroying his and brother Joe's
Corvair body AA/FC at OCIR
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My favorite Jim Dunn AA/FC. Built the model back in 71 or 72 and once again
wish I still had it
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Nelson Lengle's "Sno Town Shaker" AA/FC at OCIR
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The late Pat Foster in the Chicago Patrol AA/FC the lady in red I believe is Barbara Coil,
Austin Coil's wife at the time? Mike Minick am I correct?
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From up North it's "240" Gordie Bonin AA/FC at Seattle
 

Gone Dead Train

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From the East Coast it's Joe Jacono "Rollin Stoned" Plymonth Cuda body AA/FC 1973
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Another great shot of the late Barbara Roufs with
the Pete's "Lil Demon" AA/FC Photo by the great Tom West
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This picture was in one of my folders in a box. I have no idea when I got this or
where I got it. But for sure it's a Playboy Bunny sitting on a AA/FD. Lucky motor!
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Not much info on this nitro flopper. Fred Bickford AA/FC could be a Div 1 car
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Dale Pulde & Mike Hamby good looking AA/FC 1977
Real paint, smokey burnouts and dry hops if you don't miss those days
there is something really wrong with you!
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Ron O'Donnell in the seat of the "Damn Yankee" AA/FC 1972
From Funny Car Pictorial Magazine. I would buy 2 of these magazine when they
came out, one to save the other to hang the pictures on my bedroom wall.
The magazine's we're printed on super heavy stock paper. These magazines will
go for $25.00 to $50.00 on eBay it maters what condition they are in. Back in the
early 70s when I got mine it was $1.50 a issue. I have 6 different ones. Hot Rod and
Car Craft magazines did the pictorials. This picture was taken from the roof of the
tower at OCIR


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Here is Ron O'Donnell again in the car above telling me and you we are #1
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From Car Craft Funny Car Pictoral Magazine 1972 it's Eddie Pauling AA/FC dig the wing on the roof
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Rodalyn Knox AA/FC 1978. Saw a article on Rodalyn a few years ago she went on
to become a National Tractor Pulling World Champion
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Pat Dakin in his AA/FD giving the V for victory sign in the lights. Bitchin
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Here is the Ace with X-Rated movie star Linda Lovelace
at the 1972 Northwest National Open at Seattle the story
on this is on the thread Manufacturers and 64 Funny Car meets
My dad and I are standing off to the side. This is the winners circle
 
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