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B/G 61
Posted 2009-06-22 11:04 AM (#178862)
Subject: Cruisin's cool but who goes RACIN!?!?!?!



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I think we all saw the pic of that '58 Fury at Englishtown. (posted a few weeks ago) I was wondering who out there takes thier car out to the strip ? I get it these cars (FL) are not the preferred car of choice to race, but who goes out from time to time and runs um ? I HOPE you guys at least turn the tires at stop-lights once in a while !? Anyway, I thought I would ask (I keep goin back to see that pic of the Fury, I love that)
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Posted 2009-06-23 12:39 AM (#178959 - in reply to #178862)
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I took my crossram NY'er out to the drags one time just to see how fast it would go. They put me up against an uncorked Hemi Dart that was so loud I could not hear my own car. With no tach, I was clueless where I was on the shifts, but still managed something like 15.90

In a street dual, the old crossram Fireflite outran a 396 Nova to keep my lane. The Nova took the guardrail. The driver of the Nova was dropjawed that an old beater "batmobile" could beat his car and begged to see under the hood .... never even mentioning his crunched front corner. He had never seen or heard about cars like that !

My Coronet, while not FL, is a real fun one out on the street. No trouble closing the gaps on them Mario Andretti types.
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Posted 2009-06-23 1:39 PM (#179007 - in reply to #178862)
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Did the Hot Rod Reunion this past weekend, running Top Stock. Ran my best time to date...13.1 sec, and it was 95 degree weather (red lighted in the second round). A pic from the Bangshift.com site:

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Posted 2009-06-23 6:20 PM (#179047 - in reply to #178862)
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AWESOME ! 13.1 is movin !!!! I'm kinda disappointed only two people responded to my question. I HOPE the rest of you at least DRIVE your cars !?! Well, there I go again, they are your cars and you can do whatever you want with them. I just don't understand how someone could get these beautiful and capable cars and not jump on um once in a while (or daily !!!!) !
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Posted 2009-06-23 7:00 PM (#179077 - in reply to #179047)
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Well at this point, they're worn out valuable old cars. Not a lot of people want to spend money on making them fast, they just want to look good.

Plus they weigh 4000lbs give or take a few!

I had a very off-topic Mustang that had a 331ci small Ford in it that would pull the front wheels 2-3' in the air and carry them 40' or so and ran 6.7 at 103. I've been there and done that - and I don't have enough money to get my 392 to run that hard in a 4100lb '57 New Yorker!

But I do have a set of iron TFS Street Heats in my garage that have been 5.80s the last time out... and a 289 in the wagon....
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Posted 2009-06-23 10:44 PM (#179124 - in reply to #178862)
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nice to see that 60 Plymouth spanking that Goat-at least he got a good look at fins from the back.
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Posted 2009-06-23 11:05 PM (#179125 - in reply to #179124)
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59Finnedwarrior2 - 2009-06-23 10:44 PM

nice to see that 60 Plymouth spanking that Goat-at least he got a good look at fins from the back.


When racing, the "Goat" is in the burnout box awaiting his run...He's gonna be behind the finned car....

BTW, 13.0's IS pretty respectable for a 4000 lb beast, with 4drs....

And I do "Get on" Christine, as I built her to run....
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Posted 2009-06-24 1:26 AM (#179147 - in reply to #178862)
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I was at the reunion and saw your car and about 4 other FL's, there needs to be more of us there. It's a fantastic event but the heat was tuff this year and all the 55 two lane blacktop cars were a bit much, there needs to be some 300's, Adventurers,D-500's,Fury's and CHRISTINES to balance it out. I'll be there next year in my 58 Sub.
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Posted 2009-06-24 6:08 AM (#179155 - in reply to #178862)
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And I do "Get on" Christine, as I built her to run....
DUKE, I've been waiting for you to chime in !!! I have seen those youtube vids you posted on that thread floatin around here - AND THAT IS WHAT I CALL "GETTIN ON IT!" - I understand these are some valuable cars (some more than others) but, come on, If the tires break loose, how can you guys pass up that temptation !?!?! Takin these cars out to the strip could be a prob I guess (not all of us live next-door to a track) but we ALL have stopsigns, stoplights, the end of the driveway etc. . .
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Posted 2009-06-24 7:48 AM (#179162 - in reply to #179155)
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D@mn Skippy....Drive it hard till you hear bustin' glass and smell s**t...(Movie Six Pack)

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Posted 2009-06-24 8:57 AM (#179163 - in reply to #178862)
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I ve had mine on the track once since I ve got a new motor and tranny in it. Back in 07 at http://www.cruisinthecoast.com/ , they let the registered cruisers run with no helmets or other saftey gear . This year they re supposed to let you run with your girl in the car , kinda like when you were young with the date on a Sat. nite out racing .
My best time was a 16.0 with no brakes . lol That was my 3rd run and I had brake fade really bad , and passed up the exit by at least a sixteenth of a mile (guessing) . Had to back up a long way .
And the car is a 59 Ply with a 400 and a 727 , wasn t planning on running it , had a lot of crap in the trunk , but I always travel with crap , tools , chairs , spare parts . It was fun tho .
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Posted 2009-06-24 10:28 AM (#179169 - in reply to #179163)
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What ? No helmet ?

What about the children, safety, communal well being, carbon offsets ?

I got me one of those old football helmets like Nicholson wore in Easy Rider. I were it everywhere but the shower. Good looking and man, do I feel safe. Put the top down and show the world I am ON BOARD. I am currently working on perfecting a way to suspend children in jello until they are 18 so they cannot hurt themselves or others. They will still have to wear helmets though. Asbestos lined with lead paint and a pocket for their cigarettes.


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Posted 2009-06-24 12:39 PM (#179182 - in reply to #179169)
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We at the CCC, have a member that is in the high 12's, low 13's with his 1958 Plymouth....


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Posted 2009-06-24 2:29 PM (#179195 - in reply to #178862)
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I've never seen a polished rat roaster, thats kool
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Posted 2009-06-24 4:48 PM (#179210 - in reply to #178862)
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Doc De-, does your child-care program apply to all children, or only to those of the bleeding-hearted left coasters?

Uncle Walt
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Posted 2009-06-24 8:58 PM (#179240 - in reply to #179210)
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wbower3 - 2009-06-25 1:48 PM

Doc De-, does your child-care program apply to all children, or only to those of the bleeding-hearted left coasters?

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HaHaHaHa !

What makes you think that I have a child care program ?

Put them booger-eatin' grubby suckers to work in a coal mine sorting rocks !

Speaking of day care, did anyone catch the 20 / 20 a few years back that looked into how the porn industry works ? I was amused to see that "parents" interested in a career in that field were offered day care for their young-uns while they were on the "set".

I am thinking about a career change.
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Posted 2009-06-24 10:24 PM (#179254 - in reply to #179182)
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dukeboy - 2009-06-24 12:39 PM

We at the CCC, have a member that is in the high 12's, low 13's with his 1958 Plymouth....


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Posted 2009-06-25 9:39 PM (#179389 - in reply to #178862)
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Yep, been after Bob to upgrade to a dual unit....He's old school....I learned alot from this guy.....
Just FYI here, but Charlie Hutton (From American Hot Rod/ Overhaulin'),also painted this car too...

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B/G 61
Posted 2009-06-26 2:45 PM (#179482 - in reply to #178862)
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Your buddy could prob knock a sec off easy by rippin the seats out, fiberglass bumpers etc . . . I do like that its a full-bodied pretty much stock looking car though
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Posted 2009-06-26 7:16 PM (#179504 - in reply to #178862)
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8.6 @ 1/8th mile

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B/G 61
Posted 2009-06-27 12:28 PM (#179551 - in reply to #178862)
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ANYONE else have pics of ANY FL car drag racin ?? I stole this one off of Al's web site . . .



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Posted 2009-06-27 1:21 PM (#179562 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2009-06-27 10:26 PM (#179610 - in reply to #178862)
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I would love ANY and ALL pictures of the RAMCHARGERS 1961 Pioneer (so that means everyone stop what you are doing and search non-stop every corner of the earth untill all pictures of this car are found) . . .



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Posted 2009-06-28 5:39 PM (#179690 - in reply to #179610)
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I would love ANY and ALL pictures of the RAMCHARGERS 1961 Pioneer (so that means everyone stop what you are doing and search non-stop every corner of the earth untill all pictures of this car are found) . . .


Here is one from a 1961 "National Dragster"

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Posted 2009-07-03 8:43 PM (#180395 - in reply to #178862)
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Sept. issue of Mopar Muscle Mag shows a '59 Plymouth Belvedere that does 11.71@116MPH

2 dr sedan.
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Posted 2009-07-03 10:16 PM (#180397 - in reply to #180395)
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And it wasn't no Hemi either....

528 CI of Mopar wedge..

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Posted 2009-07-09 3:01 AM (#180940 - in reply to #178862)
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I can finally reply to this thread as I was able to take my 56 Plymouth Belvedere 2 door post out to the wed. night street drags at Sacramento Raceway....first time ever drag racing at all....out of 3 runs I ran a Best ET of 15.5 at 92.00 MPH. Not bad for a stock 361 with a powerflite and edlebrock 600 cfm carb? I want to tune the eddy with a strip kit to get better times, this was just out of the box rods and springs.. timing at 15 BTDC. MY reaction time sucked at .825 gotta work on that. Anyone have any tips? Oh and I have to say, man is it fun just running down the strip at WOT!!! I'm hooked!!!

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Posted 2009-07-09 4:37 PM (#180980 - in reply to #178862)
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YES !!!! WELCOME TO THE "FUN" SIDE The Rush of waitng for those lights to drop is just as exciting as goin through the gears for me - I was told long ago that when the last light before green lights up, NAIL IT !!!!
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Posted 2009-07-09 4:39 PM (#180981 - in reply to #178862)
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AND LET'S SEE SOME PICS ! ! ! !
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Posted 2009-07-09 8:04 PM (#180992 - in reply to #178862)
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I didn't have my camera with me, so no pictures but I plan to bring the camera next time for sure!
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Posted 2009-07-16 5:01 PM (#181577 - in reply to #178862)
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Sept. 2009 MOPAR MUSCLE . . .
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1959 Plymouth - Runnin 11.7's . . . 538 cubes . . .



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Posted 2009-07-17 12:30 PM (#181687 - in reply to #180940)
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56 Klunker - 2009-07-09 3:01 AM

I can finally reply to this thread as I was able to take my 56 Plymouth Belvedere 2 door post out to the wed. night street drags at Sacramento Raceway....first time ever drag racing at all....out of 3 runs I ran a Best ET of 15.5 at 92.00 MPH. Not bad for a stock 361 with a powerflite and edlebrock 600 cfm carb? I want to tune the eddy with a strip kit to get better times, this was just out of the box rods and springs.. timing at 15 BTDC. MY reaction time sucked at .825 gotta work on that. Anyone have any tips? Oh and I have to say, man is it fun just running down the strip at WOT!!! I'm hooked!!!


'56, hell you'd cut d@mn near 3 tenths off your time by cuttin'; a better light..My advise is (Course, this would depend on how well your car hooks), wait till the THIRD (3) yellow COMES ON, then NAIL IT...DO NOT wait till the green...This should put you around a .550-.600 light...The rest is how much money you wanna spend on that 361...Next, would be to find some rediculously short rear tires and keep them mounted for swap out when you get to the track, as all gear ratios are figured up on 26" tires..Shorter tire equals more multiplication of your stock rear gears...

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Posted 2009-07-18 4:29 PM (#181791 - in reply to #178862)
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thank you for the tips dukeboy, I am pretty much going to leave the 361 how it is and cruise it around and start putting money towards a 451 stroker motor to put in, along with the 3 speed and 8-3/4 rear end i have waiting to go in!
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Posted 2009-07-18 4:31 PM (#181792 - in reply to #178862)
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oh also I'm running 15x7 cop wheels with 225/70/R15 all the way around....
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Posted 2009-07-18 4:32 PM (#181793 - in reply to #178862)
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oh also what do you think would be the best initial timing for the motor? i can tell it likes advanced but much more that 15 and it starts detonating....
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Posted 2009-07-19 6:25 PM (#181917 - in reply to #181792)
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Posted 2009-07-20 8:23 PM (#182035 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2009-07-20 8:35 PM (#182038 - in reply to #181687)
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dukeboy - 2009-07-17 11:30 AM

you'd cut d@mn near 3 tenths off your time by cuttin'; a better light..


Get to the end of the track .3 faster, yes.

Take .3 off his elapsed time, no.

Reaction time is not added to elapsed time.
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Posted 2009-07-20 10:10 PM (#182056 - in reply to #178862)
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Here's another cool decal . . . and the Plymouth caught him on the top end right ????



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Posted 2009-08-10 6:31 PM (#184694 - in reply to #178862)
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C'mon people . . . FIND SOME PICS !!!! (old or NEW!)



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Posted 2009-08-10 6:52 PM (#184698 - in reply to #178862)
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Well, my '57 ain't on the road (yet), but when it is, It will be at the strip just for the hell of it. I won't push it too hard, but I would love to be able to run it a few times just for fun. Although, earlier this summer, I went to a 4X4 show held at the local dragstrip. I entered my '86 Eagle wagon in the show. They had planned to have Diesel Drags, but not that many guys were into racing their diesel pickups, so they opened it to everyone for a modest fee. I ponied up the scratch, and took Erma (the Eagle) down the 1320 a few times just for fun. She ran high 17s. I thought about locking her into 4 wheel drivefor better traction. But with only 110hp, (and even that was on a good day 25 years ago when it was new), it wasn't like I was having traction issues to begin with. Erma did get a standing ovation though...

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Posted 2009-08-22 10:19 PM (#185998 - in reply to #178862)
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If you guys can't dig up any FWLK cars at the drag strip, then some of you are gonna have to take your cars out and run um - I said so ! Legal Disclaimer: You can't sue me if you breaka your car or any other bad thing happens while you are racin . . .



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Posted 2009-08-23 2:53 PM (#186030 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2009-08-23 10:50 PM (#186073 - in reply to #178862)
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Here's a pic of a '61 Dodge (Polara no less !!!) and some pics from d500neil - THANKS Neil ! ! !



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Posted 2009-08-24 11:10 AM (#186101 - in reply to #186073)
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The 8-carb blown 392 '59 Dodge is not a drag racer. It was made for top speed runs at Bonneville!!

Owner/builder/driver was Norm Thatcher and he was 63 years old at the time of that article - in 1960! He took a 426 powered 1964 Plymouth over 200mph.

Here is his '62 Dodge in 1963.

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Posted 2009-08-24 12:06 PM (#186105 - in reply to #178862)
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Racin to 200 mph or whatever they were gunnin for at the time is racin to me - That's why I can't understand why more pics aren't bein posted here . . . I've even asked for pics or STORIES of doin burn-outs or whatever . . .
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Posted 2009-08-24 12:58 PM (#186110 - in reply to #186105)
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Well, ifn' you've ever run around 100 MPH in one dee's cars, you'd know why....Stright line fever huh B/G 61?
There's a thread about burnouts and Christine is in one of 'em, as well as my 505 CI Dart...
http://s187.photobucket.com/albums/x227/chaney_032/?action=view¤t=H...

Nevermind my boy I had filming..It was the first time he'd seen anything like dis....

Edited by dukeboy 2009-08-24 12:59 PM
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shredder
Posted 2009-08-24 1:52 PM (#186116 - in reply to #184694)
Subject: RE: Cruisin's cool but who goes RACIN!?!?!?!



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B/G 61 - 2009-08-11 12:31 AM

C'mon people . . . FIND SOME PICS !!!! (old or NEW!)

 

Yeah, a 56 Coronet 2-door sedan! That is what I like 

 

Here is some more about this awesome racing cars:

 

  Fear the Flags

 

 

 

 

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d500neil
Posted 2009-08-24 2:37 PM (#186120 - in reply to #178862)
Subject: Re: Cruisin's cool but who goes RACIN!?!?!?!



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Thanks, Rammie; I hadn't seen the photo of the 300B going in reverse before (or was that just the Dodge
attempting to pass it, at Warp-Speed, and underestimating the velocity of the 300?) it was rear-ended
by the Dodge, at Daytona, 1956.

Speaking of which, I've got a couple more photos (of many more) which I'll send to Rammie to post here.

One of which I think was the progenitor of synchronized swimming? I report; you decide.....

BTW, Rammie didn't post up my shot of Norm Thatcher's 59 Dodge Bonneville run results----he placed third, in Class B
Gas Coupe & Sedan : 154.90 mph, against 162.74 from John Simonson, and 165.44 from Bennett-Rochlitzer. None
of the three cars was identified, but the 4th and 5th placing cars were a "Pontiac" and a "Supercharged Pontiac" (154.63
--real close to Norm's time, and 153.00--close, too..., compared with the gap between 1st and 3rd placings).






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B/G 61
Posted 2009-08-24 4:19 PM (#186137 - in reply to #178862)
Subject: RE: Cruisin's cool but who goes RACIN!?!?!?!



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Sorry Neil , I thought you wanted those posted on the "YE----------------or---------------NEY" thread - that's what I get for thinkin again . . .



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