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Offline Jeff S.

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« Reply #2985 on: March 03, 2009, 07:49:04 am »
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« Reply #2986 on: March 03, 2009, 07:58:21 am »
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« Reply #2987 on: March 03, 2009, 08:27:49 am »
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« Reply #2988 on: March 03, 2009, 08:46:32 am »
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Thanks for the Pepsi Challenger and 78 Army Arrow pics Timebomb. Two of my favorite Snake cars.
Anybody have shots of the Jungle Jim "Jerry Lewis" Monza. It was the one that he later made into the orange 7-Eleven car. It's NOT the same car as Jake's blue Monza. I don't think he ran it much.I have shots of it at York '77 and the shoot at Lewis' place.Someone here posted an awesome pic of JJ against Pisano Matsubara.

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« Reply #2989 on: March 03, 2009, 09:22:38 am »
300+ pages of speed history! Thx.
First to 300mph, The 1993 Jim Epler "Steam'n mad at dirt" FC.
 
Jim White, BR, 84
 
The Ace's aftermath, 84, BR

Gary Burgin, Indy, 78
Rick Oldfield, A Texas Yankee.

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« Reply #2990 on: March 03, 2009, 09:22:57 am »
Mr Dee,

Mmmmmmm...I still think maybe (just maybe) John Force is actually using the 1972-ish Barry Setzer/Pat Foster chassis!
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Jeff S,

LOVE the pic of the 1970 "A&W Special"!!!  Now I know where I'm going for lunch.

EVERYONE.....300 pages (and not done yet, I've got a feeling!!!  Grover Groover, thanks for creating the greatestestestest Funny Car thread ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #2991 on: March 03, 2009, 09:57:20 am »
Thanks again grovergroover and your dad's great photos that started this thread!!!

Grew up at Connecticut Dragway in the early 70's, but after seeing the photos of PID, it looks like an interesting track.  Lots of funny car events, a building which funny cars were in? People sitting on the hill or hills?  Anybody have stories?

Also, the first couple of hundred pages, I was just looking at the funny cars, now I'm also looking at the people, the clothes they wear, the street cars in the background, the transporters, the track, etc...this is truly a flashback to my teen years.

I purchased my first funny car chassis in 1985.  It was built by Mike Kase.  It was Tom Anderson white and yellow LN-7, the first funny car in the 5.70's.. was told it was Dale Armstrong last funny car, the Speed Racer.... I rebodied that chassis 3 times (Mustang, Tempo, and Firebird) and sold it.  The new owner is running it with the Firebird body but is looking to get a 70 Nova body for it.  My point is drag racers are great recyclers!!!

Seeing from great photos of cars, I have never knew about..love those local guys...keep them coming and the stories about them!

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« Reply #2992 on: March 03, 2009, 10:08:28 am »
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« Reply #2993 on: March 03, 2009, 10:13:24 am »
A couple more low-buckers from the mid-80's.  Michael Beach photos.

Bob Pickett, of course, many cars - many years.  This is 1986 at Milan, MI 


Henry Phillips, 2 cars (that I know of), this was his last.  Got it re-painted then burnt to ground at Indy 1987 (my uncle said the worst feeling he ever had...taking pics as the car rolled silently by him totally engulfed).  Does anyone remember how Henry finally came out after that...I don't remember hearing any updates later on.  Also, does anyone have a picture of his "Henry" '86 Daytona.  He jumped on the scene that year, running a 5.60 at Texas, which put him near the top 10 of nitro cars in E.T. right off the bat.  I had hoped this might be one of those newcomers with a long good future in drag racing.  This is 1987 at Columbus.


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« Reply #2994 on: March 03, 2009, 10:37:24 am »
Page number 300 deserves driver # 300

The late Jim Paoli.......RIP


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« Reply #2998 on: March 03, 2009, 06:54:51 pm »
HOLY CRAP!! Berserko you been holdin' out, big time. Great shots of "Broadway". That car is smokin'.
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« Reply #2999 on: March 03, 2009, 07:25:41 pm »








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