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#101 Gator Bob

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:32 PM

Did you work with them Tom?


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:29 AM

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Yes, in a limited role. I was a friend of the family, but, most interested in drag racing as I lived between Lions and Irwindale.

For a while I helped Frank back the car up after burn-outs and mix the nitro in between runs. Teenager stuff. But, man, was that a thrill! '67-'70, right in the middle of my first slot racing episode.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:28 AM

Wonderful Tom, the smell of burning rubber, nitro, epoxy and endbells. That was only one of the senses.

 

We are so lucky to have live in and through the era we have. Raw and unrefined.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:41 AM

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:40 PM

Rick,

 

 I lived on the west side of Cleveland so we went west {Dragway 42]. Did not get to see the east side {Thompson] cars that much. Don't remember the Petty gasser at 42 though. Don't forget that back in the late 60's I was a minibike riding punk kid who was lucky to hook a ride with my buddy and his brother with a GOAT to the track so I missed a lot of cool stuff.

 

Found the link below, Some really bitchin stuff, check it out.

 

http://www.60sfunnycars.com/round2.htm

 

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:34 PM

Bob K. that site is "Beyond Bitchin"  :good: 


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:24 PM

Yep, I cruise on over to that site now and again. And anything to do with Ca. desert dirt bike racing, as thats what I got into after drag racing. Desert racing, girls and beer! I've never been the same since.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:33 PM

... I wonder if that model kit still out there?
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I spotted a "caricature" version at Hobby Lobby, awhile back, along with another goofy gasser,
IIRC, a SWC Willy's.
 
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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:59 PM

I spotted a "caricature" version at Hobby Lobby, awhile back, along with another goofy gasser,

IIRC, a SWC Willy's.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...R-/360472950347

 

Oh sure ... NOW they come out with a snap-fit ... lol

Looks cool.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:00 PM

Bump ...

 

 

OK .. In Pro/Stock ... Who was the first builder to run coil-over shocks (MacPherson struts) in the front?  :umnik2:


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:33 PM

Tough question since alot of Pro-Stocks were homebrew. I"ll say Ness.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:19 PM

Mercury Comet ? Dyno Don?

Used to watch them at Carlsbad. Dyno's cammer was way rad. So was Prudhomme's rail


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:56 PM

Ray,

 

How about pre Gasket...Lakewood industries. Everyboby ran one of their blow proof bell housings, clutchs, or traction bars.

 

Favorite all time local Cleveland car was Mickey Harts 33 Willys. 

 

Bob, I remember Lakewood stuff................I also remember Rt 42 Drag strip.....Guys would go to Chicago and get Nickey and Mr. Norm Sleepers


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:33 PM

Yellow original Lakewood (slap) traction bars on my leaf-spring Mopar street cars. :D

Ray ... you were lucky to be near those dealers.

We had Baldwin-Motion for Chevy's but no super hi-po Direct Connection Mopar motor swapin dealers.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:10 PM

Tough question since alot of Pro-Stocks were homebrew. I"ll say Ness.

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Negative Sir. Well the well known builder may have made the claim and got the idea from another, that I can't certify but did/do believe that story till it could be denounced. 

 

Clues -

1 - Was a prominent magazine cover story.

2 - It was a Chevy.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:03 AM

DA Grump? Maybe in a Vega?


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:41 AM

DA Grump? Maybe in a Vega?

 

:victory:

 Ding Ding Ding

and Blow the whistle

Yes it was the

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:15 AM

Who is the bad fastest right now on the planet in AA Fuel Coupe ((a.k.a. Funny Car))?

 

Hint - 276+ MPH @ 660ft :shok:  and 325+ @ 1000ft. :o  


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:23 AM

John Force..........


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:31 AM

Nope ... good guess though.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:35 AM

Courtney Force, I thought her Dad had snatched the record..................


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:45 AM

Yup, and she has the 'snatch' to go with the new world record.  :ph34r:  :angel:   


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:47 AM

With Alexis winning again, maybe they should be called " Snappers" lol


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:33 AM

:laugh2:  NitroFish ?

 

Tony got a big holeshot and left on her but she ran him down on the big end, pulled the chute and then got the Wally. :victory:  

 

In ProStock ... Erica 'Doubled Down' :shok:  


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:38 AM

No Googling....

 

Who drove the "Black Magic" Vega?


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:36 PM

Ok .. how about an easier one?

 

Who drove the "Color Me Gone" car?


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:58 PM

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:01 PM

I almost did some shakedown runs in Broadway Freddie's funny car.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:57 PM

Fred is right!

 

Freddy n' crew wasn't... :big_boss:


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 04:31 PM

No Googling....

 

Who drove the "Black Magic" Vega?

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=L7Cn2eP0fFE


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 04:34 PM

 I just heard of this news today.

 

We lost Funny Car great Gary Burgin ....

 

 

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 07:00 PM

With Alexis winning again, maybe they should be called " Snappers" lol

I'm not gonna say what Frank Bradley thought of women drivers :bomb:


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 07:23 PM

I'll save everyone else asking.

 

Where's a pic of the car?

 

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 From post #1 question.

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Wow .... finally.

 

Before and after.

 

I didn't invent 'wings' on slot cars but I did bring them to real cars.

Thankfully Gary Burgin took the time to hear my story and test it out, the rest IS history.

 

In the B/W poster the car is second to bottom row far right.

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 10:11 AM

Found a much better picture of  the first set of funny car "wings" .

 

Here ya go .....

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 01:40 PM

Wing or Winglet car?

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 08:07 PM

Based on the title of this thread:

 

This was a rockin' funhouse where Nitro was served daily and many 'Funny' drivers stopped for a drink.

 

This picture was taken in 2016.

 

Hint - it was located in the great state of Pennsylvania

Who lived there in the mid 1970s at the top of their game?

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:32 PM

In 1971 and 1972 I drive a Top Fuel Dragster.  At Sanair in Canada Lew Arrington asked if we wanted to "Party" with him and his crew......  We declined.  Opportunity Missed!


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:46 PM

What is it? :clapping:

 

A- Funny Car

B- Top Fuel

C- Can-Am

D- Thingy

E - Other

F - All of the above

 

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:07 PM

The answer is B it's a Dragster inspired by the Can-Am cars of the day driven by Herm Peterson.

 

Do I get a cookie :laugh2:


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:41 PM

NO !

 

Dragster was not one of the choices. :laugh2:


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:44 PM

 Wait ...... checked with the judges and because you said B you get a cookie. :good:

 

(May have peanuts)

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:53 PM

WOW! Look at the SIZE of that cookie, and my favorite kind chocolate chip ! 

 

Thank you :D

 

I'll give you the little one :laugh2:

 

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:05 PM

What!? You tellin' me that ain't a Riverside car? :sarcastic_hand:


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:25 PM

Bob,

Here is earlier AA/FD Top Fuel Dragster, from Herm 

 

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Beautiful Dragster

 

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:34 PM

Thanks Ken, :good:

 

I found this story, talk about 'saved'. So nice !

http://cacklefest.com/Petersen.shtml


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:39 PM

 I did up a short injected version.

 

http://slotblog.net/...es/#entry462437

 

What!? You tellin' me that ain't a Riverside car? :sarcastic_hand:

 

One lap on nitro :shok:


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:55 PM

Oh, Amen to that! :bomb:


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