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Twin SBC "A&W Root Beer Special" Nova F/C...anyone?
« on: May 17, 2013, 12:38:31 pm »
This picture was recently posted on WDIFL...anyone have more info on this car which features a Don Hardy chassis?  ::)

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Re: Twin SBC "A&W Root Beer Special" Nova F/C...anyone?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 04:48:42 pm »
This picture was recently posted on WDIFL...anyone have more info on this car which features a Don Hardy chassis?  ::)



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Re: Twin SBC "A&W Root Beer Special" Nova F/C...anyone?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 06:15:46 pm »
Frank Root Beer Hedge knows this guy,he still lives in OK as of 5 years ago.

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Re: Twin SBC "A&W Root Beer Special" Nova F/C...anyone?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 07:34:48 pm »
There were only a couple of dual-engine funny cars in drag racing history. These included the Phony Pony of Junior Brogdon and the American Bandstand of Don Hampton. Joining these was the A&W Root Beer Nova of Dean Dillingham. Dillingham from Oklahoma had famed chassis builder Don Hardy build the car. He had engine builder Louis Boyd of the Boyd & Griffiths Top Fuel team build the twin small block Chevrolets. Dean raced the Nova in AHRA races and match races without much success, running an 8.23 best at Oklahoma City and 177.51 at Martin, Michigan. (Photo courtesy from Roger Stanke; information from Draglist Files)
 

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Re: Twin SBC "A&W Root Beer Special" Nova F/C...anyone?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 09:20:20 pm »
Dean passed away in December of 2011.

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Re: Twin SBC "A&W Root Beer Special" Nova F/C...anyone?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 10:24:04 pm »
The picture that I have of the car was taken at Minnesota Dragways in I think 70.  I think it was at a UDRA Race, We were there with the dragster,  and as I remember we had a match race against Jim Bucher in the Kenner Toys Twin Chevy.  I don't remember who drove it or owned it or much less how it ran, it did run against the injected cars of UDRA.  After 43 years thats all I can remember.  If it was from OK, either Charlie or Robin Smith or Frank and Ruthie should remember it.
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Re: Twin SBC "A&W Root Beer Special" Nova F/C...anyone?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2013, 11:47:14 am »
Great info guys...thanks again for the history lesson.  8)
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