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Gone Dead Train

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I wonder who came up with the Canard wings? I've seen them ahead of the engine (like in the photo) & under the headers. Some of the early 1971 back motor cars had canards (no wing yet) in front of the slicks. Seems to me that the canards in front of the motor were best place (IMO), cuz they complimented the downforce from the headers. Would love to hear some input on this. Input, need input....
Cliff
Remember in the early 70s when some of the Funny's tried canard wings.
Here is SoCal's Jeff Courtie with canards in front of the rear tire. I LOVE IT!!!
Good Looking Nitro Flopper!
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unclebob

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Jim Irvin and Cliff Morgan; 1/3 of the way down from the top, the no I.D. car that Cliff guesses wrong in his post right after is no doubt the "OLD MASTER" of Ed Pink, it's not orange, it's pink !
Don Long car, with non mistakable 4 radius rod front end, and also front wing stand!
 

Gone Dead Train

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Les Cassidy in the Cassidy Bros. 1977 Chevy Monza AA/FC at Englishtown
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Cliff Brown "The Chicago Kid" AA/FC
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From SoCal it's Steve Leach AA/FC 1977
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Once again the best ever! Drag Racing USA
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Paula Murphy AA/FC at Atco, NJ
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Bill Lawton in the seat, 1969 Tasca Mustang AA/FC. Is there someone named Tasca
racing today?
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Joe Clement AA/FC
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Dean LaPole in his AA/FC
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Photo spread from Hot Rod magazine
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Less then one hour drive East of me. It's Cle Elum, Washington Mike Miller AA/FC 1973
 

Gone Dead Train

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I think this is Richard Holcomb? AA/FD It is Bee Line in Phoenix 1976
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AA/FD Pilot Dennis Baca with the late Barbara Roufs who appeared in
a number of Drag Racing magazines in the early 70s
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The late Clayton Harris AA/FD 1972
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No ID
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Dave Chenevert in the seat. Robert Anderson AA/FD 1975
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Dave Edstrom AA/FD 1972 Doing his best at being a Roman Candle
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Gary Ritter in the Blood Sweat & Nitro AA/FD 1970
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No ID at Indy
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Mike Snivley in the Hawaiian AA/FD 1967 at OCIR
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Again a big thank you to all people who worked at putting together all the
fantastic magazines of days gone by. And of course the Photographers!
 
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Al

Nitro Member
Man I miss Drag Racing USA. As a kid I looked forward to walking to the local drugstore every month to get the new issue, maybe 75 cents? I loved their car features.

Me too ! I looked forward to every new issue. It was a great magazine. I still have a good sized stack of old issues that I read from time to time
 

Dragracer

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SoCal's Jeff Courtie AA/FC 1975
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From Oregon Wendall White AA/FC 1975 at SIR Seattle
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This is the AA/FC that would end Gas Ronda's career. Nasty oil fire.
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Colorado's own "Hells Cargo" Mustang body AA/FC
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The "Hindsight" rear engine Nitro Flopper. Dennis Geisler in the seat

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Pat Foster driven "Damn Yankee" Funny Car. Both owner and driver gone RIP
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LiL' John Lombardo Plymouth Cuda body Nitro Funny Car.

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Larry Chrisofferson on fire
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Some guy named John Force 1975. I wonder what ever became of Force?
Check out John's hand going for the parachute lever
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The AA/FC of Fred Goeske burning to the ground
In 1975 Force was on fire quite a few times.
 

Gone Dead Train

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Twig Zigler AA/FC at Pomona. Pizza Haven was a pizza restaurant chain here
in Washington State and maybe Oregon in the 70s. Nothing to write home about.
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Dennis Fowler's "Rat Trap" AA/FC 1973
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The late Roger Garten AA/FC
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The ill fated 1968 Cadillac Eldorado AA/FC of Dave Zachary. The info I have
Zachary was killed, when car crashed and the cage failed.
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From Drag Racing Proto Great magazine 1973 It's Bob Pickett AA/FC
learning to fly at OCIR. Broke his back but was back in 1974
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Photo shoot Drag Racing USA Magazine 1972
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Billy Meyer AA/FC
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Just a nice shot. Mr. Minick new how to do burnouts!!! I think B&W photos are cool
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Pisano & Matsubara Vega AA/FC
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Ray Alley in his 1971 Plymonth Duster AA/FC
 

Cliff

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I once saw Jungle drive the Chi Town car at OCIR; think it was early 70's. I never saw the Caddy run but have seen the rest of these cars. The Rat Trap switched from AA/FA to F/C, also ran a Plymouth Satilite body at one time.
 

Gone Dead Train

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The self proclaimed king of the Northwest. Jerry Ruth AA/FD 1976
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"Circuit Breaker" AA/FD 1979
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Larry Brown AA/FD 1976
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Gary Read in the seat of the "Over The Hill Gang" fueler 1977
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1973 PRA race at Tulsa, OK
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Dennis Baca AA/FD 1970
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Bob Downey in the seat, Don Madden's AA/FD 1969

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Just another Drag Racing Magazine centerfold
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Kelly Brown AA/FD 1969
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NO ID
 

Gone Dead Train

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Chris Lane in the the seat "The Phoenix" AA/FC
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Gary Dyer in the "Mr. Norm's Charger" AA/FC 1973
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The Snake in black
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Funny Cars at Irwindale
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Gary Burgin going bang. AA/FC
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How to to cook a Goo$e. From the pages of Super Stock & Drag Illustrated
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"Nasty" Dave Benjamin AA/FC
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Don Schumacher 1971 Cuda AA/FC. Check Don out trying to see the tree
must be a hanging tree? at OCIR
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Kelly Brown in the seat "Mr Ed" AA/FC
 

Gone Dead Train

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One of the greatest BB/FC ever!
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Preston Davis in the seat AA/FC
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The Ace in his 1977 Plymonth Arrow AA/FC
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Wayne Stoeckel in his Monza Body BB/FC

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Photo shoot for Drag Racing USA magazine
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No ID
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This AA/FD has to be running a open rear end
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Bob Neil having a bad day in Arnold Birky's AA/FD at Pomona
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Taken from one of my Popular Hot Rodding magazine center fold
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Great Pro Comp match up Ken Veney BB/FC vs Ben Griffin in the Carroll Bros. A/Fuel Dragster 1977
 
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Gone Dead Train

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Another shot of my all-time favorite AA/FD Don Moody at the beach 1972
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Ric Uribe AA/FD having a blower going south
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Rance McDaniels in his BBC on nitro AA/FD
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Sarge Arciero in the Lewis Bros. AA/FD Mike Lewis works for DSR now
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Snake on fire 1971
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St. Moritz AA/FC at Indy
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The late Frank Hall in the late Jim Green's "Green Elephant" AA/FC from Washington State
Hi to Lori & Nicky if you see this
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The late Gary Gabelich 4 wheel drive rear engine vega station wagon on nitro. This is the first and
only run, crashed end of story
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Not sure what what Jungle Pam is up to. But more photo's would have bin nice!!!
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Joe Winters launching the body at Fremont. Great shot
from Steve Reyes. From Drag Racing photo greats magazine
 

Cliff

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i loved the Veney's Vega. Still looks cool today. I think the Birkey Bunch car was the car Jeb Allen drove at Tulsa - the one he had the wreck w/ John Wiebe in. I know Birkey bought that car & changed the way it looked (front spoiler). Ben Griffin had a killer injected nitro F/C Mustang. Saw it run at Lions Last Race. The Carroll Bros car may have been their T/F car.
I remember Don Moody going 5.91 in that car at Ontario in late 1972. Low ET of the World! Could not believe how quick that car ran.....
 

Gone Dead Train

Nitro Member
i loved the Veney's Vega. Still looks cool today. I think the Birkey Bunch car was the car Jeb Allen drove at Tulsa - the one he had the wreck w/ John Wiebe in. I know Birkey bought that car & changed the way it looked (front spoiler). Ben Griffin had a killer injected nitro F/C Mustang. Saw it run at Lions Last Race. The Carroll Bros car may have been their T/F car.
I remember Don Moody going 5.91 in that car at Ontario in late 1972. Low ET of the World! Could not believe how quick that car ran.....

I don't think that's Jeb's old car, that is Pomona 1989. Don Moody picture, July 1972 Div 7 race. The one and only
time I went to Lions
 

Cliff

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1972 was a year when the ET's just kept getting quicker & quicker. started off at Lions with Snake & Wiebe both supposedly going 6.17; Garlits at the Gators 6.15-243 and went from there. Cars started getting into the 6.0's. Jerry Ruth 6.06 at Indy that year. Ivo ran that (infamous) 5.97 in the middle of the year. Some believed it & some didn't, but the Cragar 5 second Club had him as the first member. Then Ontario. Mike Snively the first NHRA '5" and then Moody at 5.91, which held for awhile. I was at that race & everyone was running so quick. That's one of the races you don't forget.
 
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