Gold Cup Nationals, July 2017, Empire Dragway,NY

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Gold Cup Nationals, July 2017, Empire Dragway,NY
« on: July 23, 2017, 07:38:23 PM »
Got to spend the day at a Nostalgia gasser meet on Saturday.............
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 07:41:34 PM »
Some nice AA/G cars in attendance
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2017, 07:42:34 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2017, 07:43:21 PM »
Always love a Fiat
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2017, 07:44:06 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2017, 07:45:00 PM »
Willys was beautiful, new car just out this year
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2017, 07:45:51 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2017, 07:46:39 PM »
Tri fives
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2017, 07:48:55 PM »
Nova's and Camaro's  make for a great day
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2017, 07:50:54 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2017, 07:53:00 PM »
A bit more modern Willys
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2017, 08:23:48 PM »
Head Knocker Racing had some great cars at the track
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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2017, 08:27:30 PM »
My old pal Artie Misuraca brought his 33 coupe with an Olds engine from Lakeside NY
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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2017, 08:30:43 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2017, 08:31:58 PM »
Nice Chevy
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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2017, 08:34:21 PM »
39 Ford Standard coupe
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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2017, 08:37:00 PM »
Awesome Thames panel
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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2017, 08:41:11 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2017, 08:43:25 PM »
Pinto was very quick....
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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2017, 08:44:39 PM »
Anglia's were everywhere....
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« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2017, 08:45:59 PM »
Thunderbolt and a Pontiac
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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2017, 08:47:01 PM »
Nova and another Pontiac...
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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2017, 08:49:48 PM »
A/g 55
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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2017, 08:52:03 PM »
Brian Kressman an engine builder from Niagara just built this Chevy 11 for his wife......he was there driving it for break in and dial in. On Sunday it won the A/G trophy
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2017, 08:53:09 PM »
 Big Wagon and another sweet Nova
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2017, 08:54:21 PM »
 ;D ;D Fiat's wheels up!
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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2017, 08:55:49 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2017, 08:56:57 PM »
Nice launch!
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« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2017, 08:58:06 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2017, 08:59:12 PM »
That big wagon actually is very quick.........for a 6,000 pound barge
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« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2017, 09:01:19 PM »
Scwartz 50 Chevy got a little too high...
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« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2017, 09:02:09 PM »
 ;D ;D
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« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2017, 09:04:36 PM »
Little German Ford was real cool
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« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2017, 09:05:23 PM »
burnouts..
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« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2017, 09:07:08 PM »
mile high Chevy and a B Body Dodge....the Dodge was built by the current drivers grandfather and raced since new......
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« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2017, 09:08:38 PM »
Staging lanes looked like the 70's... and a Pro Stock Vega...
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« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2017, 09:10:07 PM »
Hand crafted intake, belt drive distributor......this Vega was COOL!   

Hellacious....been around for ever
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« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2017, 09:11:30 PM »
There is a wealth of cool stuff on that car
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« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2017, 09:12:59 PM »
Lots of autgraphs collected over the last 20 years of nostalgia racing
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« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2017, 09:14:19 PM »
 ;D ;D
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« Reply #40 on: July 23, 2017, 09:15:32 PM »
Little Model A fits in the back of a cube van.........
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« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2017, 09:16:40 PM »
Fiat with injection....
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« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2017, 09:25:03 PM »
Camaro and a 63 split window
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« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2017, 09:30:14 PM »
Vette was running a old school Lenco trans and was the quickest car on the grounds....4.44 seconds at close to 150 mph
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« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2017, 09:31:24 PM »
Altereds in the staging lanes
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« Reply #45 on: July 23, 2017, 09:32:43 PM »
Dragster was for sale................
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« Reply #46 on: July 23, 2017, 09:50:00 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #47 on: July 23, 2017, 11:31:18 PM »
Like that Mustang! ^^ FE? Hard for me to think of Lencos as "old school"! ;D
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« Reply #48 on: July 24, 2017, 06:52:05 AM »
Heck we ran a Lenco in our dragster in 69.....................so that is far enough back to call old for me   ;)
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« Reply #49 on: July 24, 2017, 10:40:00 AM »
Heck we ran a Lenco in our dragster in 69.....................so that is far enough back to call old for me   ;)

Its been a bit of a pattern with me lately. Parts that I remember as "trick" being described as "old school"! ;D
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« Reply #50 on: July 24, 2017, 08:26:35 PM »
altered
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« Reply #51 on: July 24, 2017, 08:27:36 PM »
nice 55  and a row of altereds
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« Reply #52 on: July 24, 2017, 08:28:43 PM »
start line
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« Reply #53 on: July 24, 2017, 08:29:33 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #54 on: July 24, 2017, 08:31:06 PM »
Marvin Schwartz Chevy wheels up
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« Reply #55 on: July 24, 2017, 08:32:44 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #56 on: July 24, 2017, 08:34:21 PM »
Vette
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« Reply #57 on: July 24, 2017, 08:35:28 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #58 on: July 24, 2017, 08:36:35 PM »
 :D
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« Reply #59 on: July 24, 2017, 08:37:32 PM »
love a little smoke
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« Reply #60 on: July 24, 2017, 08:38:42 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #61 on: July 24, 2017, 08:40:13 PM »
 :o
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« Reply #62 on: July 24, 2017, 08:41:14 PM »
 :o ;D :D  and the Nova is only a little out of shape.... ::)
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« Reply #63 on: July 24, 2017, 08:42:28 PM »
Willys
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« Reply #64 on: July 24, 2017, 08:43:36 PM »
  return lane shots
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« Reply #65 on: July 24, 2017, 08:45:03 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #66 on: July 24, 2017, 08:46:39 PM »
wheels up
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« Reply #67 on: July 24, 2017, 08:47:36 PM »
and a little 63 pick up in the pits
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« Reply #68 on: July 24, 2017, 08:48:54 PM »
 :o
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« Reply #69 on: July 24, 2017, 08:51:46 PM »
Head knocker pulled a pirate flag for the burnouts, then removed it........
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« Reply #70 on: July 24, 2017, 08:52:47 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #71 on: July 24, 2017, 08:54:05 PM »
and yes they brought back up girls
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« Reply #72 on: July 24, 2017, 08:55:09 PM »
 :o
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« Reply #73 on: July 24, 2017, 08:56:17 PM »
 8)
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« Reply #74 on: July 24, 2017, 08:57:16 PM »
Pro stock Vega and the 4.44 Vette
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« Reply #75 on: July 24, 2017, 09:02:20 PM »
All in all a nice day at the races.. The laid back attitude and the fact that almost all the drivers knew each other made it even better. These guys take their racing seriously.
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« Reply #76 on: July 25, 2017, 08:19:11 PM »
Like that Mustang! ^^ FE? Hard for me to think of Lencos as "old school"! ;D
Me too George, but I think Davy means the old style shifters, instead of the current single lever like a pro stock. Thanks so much Davy, for the excellent coverage. I REALLY like that Thames Panel!
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« Reply #77 on: July 26, 2017, 10:09:59 AM »
 The air shifter and the lever shifter are interchangeable on the same transmission.  Jim

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« Reply #78 on: July 26, 2017, 02:48:59 PM »
The air shifter and the lever shifter are interchangeable on the same transmission.  Jim

Ok,  so they 87 yr old owner probably just likes the old style individual levers..................  but to me it reminded me of the early 70's

thanks for the input!  it is appreciated.......
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