MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS

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MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS
« on: February 05, 2013, 12:12:18 PM »
NOTHING LIKE A DRAG COUPE
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Re: MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 03:21:29 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 04:01:10 PM »
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Re: MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 04:42:08 PM »
Scotty's ARDUN.
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Re: MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 05:44:48 PM »
Creighton Hunter, Pomona, 1959.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 05:46:52 PM »
Speed Sport, the nastiest T roadster that ever ran the 1/4 mile.
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 05:47:45 PM »
Speed Sport II
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2013, 05:50:06 PM »
Tony Waters. RIP.
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2013, 08:40:09 PM »
God, would I have loved to see this race!!
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Dean Lowe

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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 01:30:21 AM »
Jim Fox at Colton, 1960. The 331" Chrysler in this roadster later became a giant killer when Jim teamed up with Norm Weekly, Ron Rivero, and Dennis Holding to form the Frantic Four.
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2013, 05:34:50 PM »
Another shot of Scotty's T. This time with the blower on the ARDUN.
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013, 01:53:59 AM »
A better shot of Scotty's blown ARDUN.
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2013, 08:21:45 PM »
A better shot of Scotty's blown ARDUN.

I guess that was chain driven ?  Or was it variable speed belt driven?

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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2013, 09:00:53 PM »
Chain, but pretty sure that guard wouldn't have stopped much if it broke!
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Re: MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2013, 08:35:58 PM »
Roadster
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Re: MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2014, 05:57:28 PM »
These are probably not what we think of as T's at the drags but this is pretty much what they have evolved into.  Pictures taken at Pomona in early 90's.

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Re: MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2014, 01:56:34 AM »
Those tube frame, glass bodied "street roadsters" are why I was forced to retire my RPU from racing.  :'(
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« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2014, 09:40:17 AM »
Those tube frame, glass bodied "street roadsters" are why I was forced to retire my RPU from racing.  :'(


Yeah, I hesitated to call them "street" roadsters.  I doubt if any of them ever saw the street.

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« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2015, 04:16:05 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2015, 02:58:32 AM »
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Cool!  But not much 'T' left of this beast.

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« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2015, 08:02:46 PM »
That must be a heck of a load on that Ranchero with the camper on it!!  and that dragster is cool.............
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« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2015, 12:27:28 AM »
Mid-engine T.
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2015, 12:31:12 AM »
 Model A or T ?
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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2015, 02:42:39 AM »
Neither. It's a Bantam coupe, or what's left of one.
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« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2015, 10:12:39 PM »
Neither. It's a Bantam coupe, or what's left of one.
Thanks for that Dean.
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« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2016, 01:26:18 PM »
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« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2016, 02:04:49 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2016, 05:29:01 PM »
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« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2016, 11:29:11 PM »
MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS
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Re: MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2016, 03:05:20 PM »
MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS
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« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2016, 08:05:10 AM »
Hello,
     Thanks for the ID, Dean, you ARE the historian... I have waited a long time to get this right in my clips...Creighton Hunter roadster.  Lions, 1960 vs Jess Van Deventer.  Great thread and insights. 

Thanks,

Jnaki

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Re: MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2016, 06:05:05 PM »
Hello,
     Thanks for the ID, Dean, you ARE the historian... I have waited a long time to get this right in my clips...Creighton Hunter roadster.  Lions, 1960 vs Jess Van Deventer.  Great thread and insights. 

Thanks,

Jnaki

Those early Lions clips are great.Thanks Jnaki
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jnaki

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« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2016, 07:42:08 AM »
Hello,
     Jess Van Deventer's roadster was one of the first race cars we filmed at Lions. The history of the car and others is documented at the San Diego Racing Museum Webpage by Randy Chenowith.(under the Lions Dragstrip tab) in our communications, this is what he had to say.
 
"My name is Charles Randolph Chenowth , I go by Randy Chenowth On the HAMB I am BIGDADDYUSMC  ,,,

The white Roadster in your movie   is Jess Van Deventer or his brother.  They both drove the car in the very  late 1950's & early 1960's.
The number on the car never changed ... it is #502  ( California Penal Code for drunk driving )

My father built that car in his garage in Imperial Beach, California in the late 1950's..It was originally built for a Bean Bandit... The T roadster  was traded to Van Deventer for a street legal 32 roadster..."


Jnaki
   

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Re: MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2017, 09:37:49 PM »
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Re: MODEL T'S AT THE DRAGS
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2017, 12:38:54 AM »
I don't think I've ever seen a center door T, like this one from downunder!
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