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Dean Lowe

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Re: REAR ENGINE DRAGSTER'S ONLY
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2013, 01:56:21 AM »
The final version of Jocko's streamliner, lengthened and Allison powered. This is the way Dean Moon bought it, then painted it Moon yellow. Jocko should have left Emery Cook's hemi in it.
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2013, 01:52:33 AM »
Holly Hedrich's beautiful Keith Black powered roadster. Apparently Red Greth and Lyle Fisher new something about rear engine roadsters that Holly didn't. This car never made a straight pass.
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2013, 05:32:50 PM »
Dean,----Who was the sidewinder, chain driven RED that ran Lions in the 50's?
Was it from Reath automotive in Long Beach???

Art Chrisman was running at the same meets if I remember correctly.

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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2013, 05:41:32 PM »
The Sidewinders I and II were built and owned by Jack Jones, and driven by Jack Chrisman. They were sponsored by Joe Reath.  The Sidewinder II was found, and is being restored by Jim Travis. The Sidewinders ran on gas, and were very consistent. They won a lot of top eliminators at LIONS during the fuel ban.
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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2013, 05:47:14 PM »
One of Arfons early Green Monsters. 40 Ford hood for a nose. About as ugly as a race car gets!
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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2013, 12:35:17 AM »
The Sidewinders I and II were built and owned by Jack Jones, and driven by Jack Chrisman. They were sponsored by Joe Reath.  The Sidewinder II was found, and is being restored by Jim Travis. The Sidewinders ran on gas, and were very consistent. They won a lot of top eliminators at LIONS during the fuel ban.

Thanks Dean.
Small world, I know Jim Travis from the LAR club when he had the '29 roadster.
Just checked my old LAR roster, Jim's member card number was #44.

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« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2013, 01:05:50 AM »
The latest version of the Speed Sport roadster. Red is still at it.
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« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2013, 01:27:41 AM »
Art Arfons at the first NHRA nationals, Great Bend Kansas, 1955.
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« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2013, 02:20:41 AM »
Gary Ormsby's streamliner only ran twice.
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« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2013, 02:21:59 AM »
Can someone tell me what the purpose of this thing was, other than selling models?
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« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2013, 02:23:35 AM »
This rear engine car didn't work out too well.
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« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2013, 01:44:05 AM »
Tony Nancy's Olds.
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« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2013, 01:45:01 AM »
Jake Johnson in the Keeling & Clayton RED.
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« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2013, 01:29:55 AM »
Howard Haight in the American Way streamliner
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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2013, 01:32:00 AM »
Jeb Allen
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« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2013, 08:52:09 PM »
The Brunelli & Dunn twin. The car didn't win much. Just too heavy. But at least they were thinking out of the box back before NHRA be came a spec racer series.
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