THE GOLDEN YEARS OF DRAG RACING PHOTO'S

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THE GOLDEN YEARS OF DRAG RACING PHOTO'S
« on: November 08, 2012, 06:39:57 PM »
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 09:03:27 PM »
Not real good photos, but cool none the less.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 09:46:43 PM »
Not real good photos, but cool none the less.

YES THEY  ARE.THANKS FOR SHARING.
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 07:49:40 AM »
How about me crewing on the Jim Liberman FC?
I'm the guy on the right in the white T shirt unloading at the 68 manufacturer's meet at OCIR.
That's Jim in the shades-
This photo is on Pam Hardy's web site.




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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 08:09:38 AM »
I bet you have some stories to tell about those days, Steve !

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 05:02:45 PM »
How about me crewing on the Jim Liberman FC?

HOW LONG WERE YOU ON THE CREW ?
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 09:03:05 PM »
1968 & 69
 

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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 10:25:38 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2012, 12:25:42 PM »
Before the Jungle Pam Hardy days.
Jim wasn't the wild man he was later- look at his pic above!

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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2013, 09:04:47 PM »
random pics of the good ol' days

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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2013, 10:56:07 PM »
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THE OUTLAW
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Didn't know where else to put Gary Southern in the Stinger. Wasn't really a funny car, on nitro it wasn't a sports car, it wasn't a top fueler, but at over 200mph it was plain bad ass!
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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2013, 10:39:58 AM »
I miss innovation & dare to be different.

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I miss innovation & dare to be different.
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« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2013, 03:40:08 PM »
Chicago ran drags indoors during the winter months, '63 & '64.  Track was 440 feet on smooth concrete, shutdown through two narrow doorways! Desperation, if nothing else. Z-11 belonged to Vince Fiala and the SD wagon is none other than Arnie Beswick.
I know the basement floor is down there because it's holding everything up. I just can't see it anymore.

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« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2013, 08:43:32 PM »
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« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2013, 08:44:45 PM »
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« Reply #42 on: September 04, 2013, 08:48:43 PM »
Beppie,  those pics just keep getting better and better................nice stuff!
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« Reply #49 on: September 13, 2014, 08:53:57 PM »
WHAT THE HECK,IT'S BEEN  OVER A YEAR SINCE THE LAST POST.
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« Reply #51 on: September 13, 2014, 08:57:48 PM »
THE DRAGS.
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THE DRAGS.
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« Reply #54 on: September 13, 2014, 09:03:40 PM »
Carlsbad Raceway in the early 1970s.
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« Reply #55 on: September 13, 2014, 09:05:41 PM »
THE DRAGS.
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« Reply #56 on: September 13, 2014, 10:26:54 PM »
THE DRAGS.

Hmmm, in the second photo, the B/A Volkswagen, check out the headers on the Bantam roadster next to it. Can't say I've seen that before.
I know the basement floor is down there because it's holding everything up. I just can't see it anymore.

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« Reply #57 on: September 13, 2014, 11:29:42 PM »
THE DRAGS.

Hmmm, in the second photo, the B/A Volkswagen, check out the headers on the Bantam roadster next to it. Can't say I've seen that before.
MAYBE HE USED IT ON 4th OF JULY TO SEND FIREWORKS & DIDN'T CHANGE IT BACK.
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« Reply #58 on: September 14, 2014, 10:14:13 AM »
THE DRAGS.

Hmmm, in the second photo, the B/A Volkswagen, check out the headers on the Bantam roadster next to it. Can't say I've seen that before.
MAYBE HE USED IT ON 4th OF JULY TO SEND FIREWORKS & DIDN'T CHANGE IT BACK.


Trying to increase back pressure?

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« Reply #59 on: November 25, 2014, 12:53:40 AM »
More.
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« Reply #62 on: November 25, 2014, 01:19:28 AM »
Winner's Circle.
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« Reply #63 on: September 23, 2015, 10:05:30 AM »
Drags.
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« Reply #64 on: September 23, 2015, 10:15:34 AM »
Drags.
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« Reply #65 on: September 23, 2015, 10:19:19 AM »
Drags.
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« Reply #66 on: September 23, 2015, 10:23:42 AM »
Drags.
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« Reply #67 on: September 23, 2015, 10:28:20 AM »
Drags.
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« Reply #68 on: September 23, 2015, 10:32:56 AM »
Drags.
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« Reply #69 on: September 23, 2015, 10:38:54 AM »
Drags.
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« Reply #70 on: September 23, 2015, 10:43:14 AM »
Drags.
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« Reply #71 on: September 23, 2015, 10:48:08 AM »
Drags.
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« Reply #72 on: September 23, 2015, 10:57:04 AM »
Drags.
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« Reply #73 on: September 23, 2015, 12:01:51 PM »
GREAT PICS !

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« Reply #74 on: September 23, 2015, 06:08:48 PM »
old drag photos from the web
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« Reply #75 on: September 23, 2015, 06:12:11 PM »
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« Reply #76 on: September 23, 2015, 06:15:32 PM »
got to love the stuff you can find out there!
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« Reply #77 on: September 23, 2015, 06:17:49 PM »
drags
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« Reply #78 on: September 24, 2015, 10:06:57 AM »
drags
Those are all very cool Davy.Thanks.
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« Reply #79 on: September 24, 2015, 02:43:05 PM »
Cool pics !

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« Reply #80 on: October 04, 2015, 01:56:41 AM »
Drags.
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« Reply #95 on: December 04, 2015, 01:39:45 PM »
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« Reply #137 on: December 05, 2015, 08:05:29 PM »
Beppie, thanks for sharing all those..........some great memories and some fantastic racer's..........
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« Reply #138 on: December 05, 2015, 08:12:02 PM »
Thanks Beppie, great pics!

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« Reply #139 on: December 08, 2015, 11:33:48 AM »
Incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Great Stuff!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #140 on: December 26, 2015, 11:54:54 AM »
Beppie, thanks for sharing all those..........some great memories and some fantastic racer's..........
Incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Great Stuff!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #147 on: December 26, 2015, 01:42:25 PM »
A few more.

The Opel Altered getting ready to take out the 'tree has an interesting story connected to it.  It was owned by a long time Ohio racer, Frank Mazi, and Frank's daughter is Dawn Mazi-Hovsepian, wife of Mark. Dawn and Mark travel the country shooting film and chronicling the drags, their stuff can be seen at www.maziracing.com

Here's the Opel story-
My dad was in his second season of running his blown Opel, at that time named the "God of Hellfire." It was early in the season and he was making great progress running this temperamental combination, finally breaking into the eight-second zone. While preparing the car for another weekend outing, his longtime friend and crew chief became very ill and was admitted into the hospital. My dad visited him daily, and told him he would do his best to win the race come Saturday night for him. What motivation, as he DID! It was around midnight on Saturday when my folks came barreling down the street and into the driveway. (My sisters and I always knew that the later they came home, the better they did!)

Track announcer Aaron Polburn (now of IHRA fame) and a host of other friends drove in behind them to continue the celebration. My dad promptly called the hospital to check in with our "Chief," and to report the good news. After getting off of the phone, my dad said that Rich sounded really bummed not to have been there, but still offered congratulations. After a few more rounds of beers, Aaron, my dad, and the rest of the clan devised a plan to "boost" Rich's spirits. The plan was to take the Opel, which was hauled on the back of a ramp truck, and cruise up to the hospital parking lot, directly beneath Rich's room, and give him a "wake-up call."

Aaron and another friend were armed with walkie-talkies to monitor the main boulevard for Police, since the Police Dept. was only 1/2 mile away. Once the strip was clear, the "Okay" signals were sent, and my mom, who was already in the Opel, fired it up! I was at home at this time, but sitting out in the back yard. The hospital is only a mile or so away, and I was hoping to be able to hear it. Sure enough, I hear about a half a dozen or so "Whoomps" of the throttle being whacked. (I giggled as this was happening because I thought it was so cool that they were pulling this off, and I could actually hear it! Now I realize where I get my love of practical jokes from...LOL.)

At this point, I don't hear the car anymore...only police sirens. I'm worried that they won't make it home. Three minutes later, here they come back down the street, and into the driveway...laughing and hollering! My dad explained that as soon as the car fired up, he started seeing a few lights turn on in the hospital rooms, then a few more...then Rich's! He knew the mission was complete, and honked the air horn on the truck, and sped away. Our friends who were on the lookout said they watched the cops look for a vehicle parked in the hospital lot, and at the Big Boy restaurant (the local hot rod hangout) across the street. Boy, were they confused! Needless to say, Rich called and thanked my dad, as he did get a "nervous chuckle" from that whole deal, and also said that some of the other patients thought a plane had crashed into the building, due to the excess noise and windows rumbling.

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« Reply #148 on: December 26, 2015, 04:08:59 PM »
Great story Fordors!  I love it

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« Reply #149 on: December 26, 2015, 05:57:11 PM »
What a great story.............
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« Reply #150 on: December 26, 2015, 06:08:52 PM »
A few more.

The Opel Altered getting ready to take out the 'tree has an interesting story connected to it.  It was owned by a long time Ohio racer, Frank Mazi, and Frank's daughter is Dawn Mazi-Hovsepian, wife of Mark. Dawn and Mark travel the country shooting film and chronicling the drags, their stuff can be seen at www.maziracing.com

Here's the Opel story-
My dad was in his second season of running his blown Opel, at that time named the "God of Hellfire." It was early in the season and he was making great progress running this temperamental combination, finally breaking into the eight-second zone. While preparing the car for another weekend outing, his longtime friend and crew chief became very ill and was admitted into the hospital. My dad visited him daily, and told him he would do his best to win the race come Saturday night for him. What motivation, as he DID! It was around midnight on Saturday when my folks came barreling down the street and into the driveway. (My sisters and I always knew that the later they came home, the better they did!)

Track announcer Aaron Polburn (now of IHRA fame) and a host of other friends drove in behind them to continue the celebration. My dad promptly called the hospital to check in with our "Chief," and to report the good news. After getting off of the phone, my dad said that Rich sounded really bummed not to have been there, but still offered congratulations. After a few more rounds of beers, Aaron, my dad, and the rest of the clan devised a plan to "boost" Rich's spirits. The plan was to take the Opel, which was hauled on the back of a ramp truck, and cruise up to the hospital parking lot, directly beneath Rich's room, and give him a "wake-up call."

Aaron and another friend were armed with walkie-talkies to monitor the main boulevard for Police, since the Police Dept. was only 1/2 mile away. Once the strip was clear, the "Okay" signals were sent, and my mom, who was already in the Opel, fired it up! I was at home at this time, but sitting out in the back yard. The hospital is only a mile or so away, and I was hoping to be able to hear it. Sure enough, I hear about a half a dozen or so "Whoomps" of the throttle being whacked. (I giggled as this was happening because I thought it was so cool that they were pulling this off, and I could actually hear it! Now I realize where I get my love of practical jokes from...LOL.)

At this point, I don't hear the car anymore...only police sirens. I'm worried that they won't make it home. Three minutes later, here they come back down the street, and into the driveway...laughing and hollering! My dad explained that as soon as the car fired up, he started seeing a few lights turn on in the hospital rooms, then a few more...then Rich's! He knew the mission was complete, and honked the air horn on the truck, and sped away. Our friends who were on the lookout said they watched the cops look for a vehicle parked in the hospital lot, and at the Big Boy restaurant (the local hot rod hangout) across the street. Boy, were they confused! Needless to say, Rich called and thanked my dad, as he did get a "nervous chuckle" from that whole deal, and also said that some of the other patients thought a plane had crashed into the building, due to the excess noise and windows rumbling.

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Ah, the Pollution Packer, I think that was hydrogen peroxide fueled. I saw it run at Great Lakes Dragway in Wisconsin around 1972. It was astounding at the time, running low 5's and 280 or so. The shut down was short (still is) or he would've easily run 300 MPH.
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Posted by: Phil Burgess, National Dragster Editor
 

Even for a fan who grew up watching them in the 1970s and early 1980s, there was a lot that I didn’t know about rocket cars, but after spending time on the phone last year with "Capt. Jack" McClure and yesterday with “the Rocketman” himself, propulsion wunderkind Ky Michaelson, I know a whole lot more, especially about Michaelson’s most famous car, the Pollution Packer.

As solid as my knowledge is about the wheel-driven side of the sport, I didn’t realize until last week’s column that the Packer made the first four-second and 300-mph runs in NHRA national event history. And, as goofy as this sounds, I never knew the origin of the car’s name, either.

But we’ll get to all of that. First, a little background on Michaelson, whose road to putting an indelible stamp on the sport and the business of entertaining fans has more twists and turns than a climb to Pikes Peak.

Michaelson’s road to dragstrip fame began in the early 1960s while working at the Sno Pony Snowmobile company owned by his across-the-street neighbor, Tony Fox, an enterprising and cunning carny barker of a businessman who not only owned the snowmobile company but also had delved into everything from weight-loss equipment to trash compactors. Michaelson convinced Fox that they could earn a public-relations bonanza for the company by setting a world speed record, so together they built the Sonic Challenger.

 
Tony Fox, Ky Michaelson, and the record-setting Sonic Challenger

The Sonic Challenger had a historic lineage. It was built from the chassis of the famed X-1 rocket car, the first-known hydrogen-peroxide-powered rocket car to take to the dragstrip and a car that shocked everyone in 1967 when driver Chuck Suba powered it to an e.t. of 5.41 at U.S. 30. Michaelson had convinced Fox to buy the car from Reaction Dynamics – a company owned by Pete Farnsworth, Ray Dausman, and Dick Keller, who later would build Gary Gabelich’s land-speed-record-setting Blue Flame -- then took off the X-1’s wheels and put snowmobile tracks on the back and skis on the front (later replaced by skis at all four corners) and drove it into the Guinness World Records book Feb. 15, 1970, in Vermont with a run of 114.5 mph over a quarter-mile course.

Michaelson lost interest in snowmobiling and began a long history in wheel-driven drag racing, especially in Top Gas, and it was NHRA’s decision in 1971 to discontinue the class that led Michaelson to create his first rocket dragster. He had a new rear-engine chassis but no class in which to run it, so he bought the hydrogen-peroxide engine out of the Sonic Challenger from Reaction Dynamics, which sold the car in part to fund the Blue Flame project.

Throughout the years, Michaelson had done a lot of prototype work for Fox’s many companies, but their relationship often was stormy. In fact, at the time that Michaelson decided to build his first rocket car, he wasn’t working for Fox, but the canny Fox talked him back into the fold with the agreement that he would sponsor Michaelson’s new machine through his company that manufactured trash compactors under the Pollution Packer brand name. Thus, the Pollution Packer rocket dragster was born.

(Full disclosure: In the early 1970s, “pollution” was as big a news topic as “recession” is today; I admit that for years – oh, say from 1973 when I first heard of the Pollution Packer until roughly, oh, last week – I figured that Michaelson had just been playing on the buzzword with a car that emitted no hydrocarbons. Silly me.)

 
When the Pollution Packer debuted in the summer of 1972, it had this striped paint scheme and quickly aimed at taking the title of quickest and fastest rocket car from Bill Frederickson's Courage of Australia (below).
 

Michaelson initially drove the car (even before it was rebranded as the Pollution Packer) in May 1972, but the father of seven began to have misgivings about his craft after witnessing an accident involving a Top Fuel dragster and turned the wheel over to his childhood friend Dave Anderson, a journeyman Top Fuel pilot still looking for his big break. He got it with the Pollution Packer.

Fox provided the capital not only for a tractor-trailer rig, but also paint jobs, matching uniforms, and even a helicopter, all of which upped the ante and brought in mountains of PR.

“Tony Fox was all about show business; it was quite a dog-and-pony show,” remembered Michaelson of his late partner, who died recently. “We got a tremendous amount of exposure with that car.”

It didn’t take them long to set their sights on breaking records and making a name for themselves. At the time, the unofficial quickest and fastest rocket dragster belonged to Bill Frederickson, the Courage of Australia – a three-wheeled machine not unlike the Blue Flame – that driver Vic Wilson had wheeled to a stunning 5.107, 311.41 Nov. 11, 1971, at Orange County Int'l Raceway. At the time, the best Top Fuel cars were running in the 6.30s at 230 mph, so the pass – although not sanctioned by any racing body – nonetheless drew oohs and aahs. When the two cars were booked together at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, Wis., Fox quickly challenged Frederickson to a high-dollar race, putting up $100,000 for bragging rights. “[Frederickson] never took the trailer off the car, and we ended up getting his appearance money,” recalled Michaelson with a hoot.

 
The Pollution Packer team set 13 records on the Bonneville Salt Flats in late '72.
 
Dave Anderson was the fearless pilot of the Pollution Packer. In its debut at the 1973 Winternationals, the Packer rocketed to a best speed of 297 mph.
 
 

The Pollution Packer was already a match race sensation in late 1972 – though not yet legal at NHRA tracks – when Michaelson, Fox, and Anderson went to Bonneville in October 1972 to try to set a record on the Salt. With Anderson sharing cockpit time with female speedster Paula Murphy, they set 13 state, national, and international records.

NHRA was reluctant to license rocket and jet cars, according to Michaelson, in part due to its inexperience with them and a fear of what might happen if the engines in either should fail. But NHRA was certainly enamored of wealthy Fox and his commitment to the sport – which included plans for building a new dragstrip in Minnesota -- and Michaelson believes that that may have gotten NHRA over the hump. Regardless, rocket cars were accepted, and it was Michaelson, Fox, and Anderson who ushered in NHRA’s rocket era with a spectacular debut at the 1973 Winternationals, where Anderson set the crowd abuzz with a run of 5.35 at 297 mph.

A month later, March 15, 1973, they ran the sport’s first official 300-mph pass, 305.08 on a 5.176-second run, and a few months later made the first four-second run, a 4.99, on June 10 at the NHRA Springnationals at National Trail Raceway in Columbus. At the time. only a few Top Fuel cars had ever run in the fives or at more than 240 mph.

Remembered Michaelson, “Don Garlits came over to me and said, ‘Thanks a lot for effing up drag racing.’ We stole the thunder everywhere we went with that car.”

Later that year, Anderson ran 4.62 at 344 mph at the U.S. Nationals, speeds that began to concern Michaelson.

“Tony was always wanting us to go faster,” remembered Michaelson, “and eventually we had a falling-out and went our separate ways.”

Anderson, who enjoyed the fame associated with the car, stayed with Fox and was killed in the car the next March in Charlotte. According to the best understanding that anyone has, the car locked up – either because of driver or mechanical error – and spun backward, rendering useless the parachute. The Packer collided with a car stopped on the return road, killing Anderson and two crewmembers of the other car.

“I cried my heart out,” said Michaelson.

Michaelson fielded rocket cars after that, including the Miss STP dragster in which Murphy suffered a broken back at Sears Point Raceway when her first parachute ripped away the back of the frame to which the chute lines were attached, and the Conklin Comet with Ed Ballinger and Kitty O’Neil.

“No one was ever hurt by an engine explosion in a rocket car,” noted Michaelson. “Everything that was bad happened at the other end in trying to stop them.”

By his count, Michaelson has been involved, either as car builder, owner, or propulsion provider, for 20 rocket cars and set 72 state, national, and international speed records. When the price of rocket fuel skyrocketed and its availability became limited, Michaelson got out of the game in 1980.

 
Michaelson and his Rocketman Quick Flight Belt: a jet pack for the masses?

In the years since, Michaelson has attached rockets to everything from motorcycles to outhouses (really) and even to his teenage son Curt (aka "Capt. Rollerball"), who zipped along at nearly 60 mph on roller skates with a rocket engine strapped to his back. He has built a real-life rocket belt (picture Buck Rogers) and on May 17, 2004, became the first civilian to put a rocket into space when his Civilian Space eXploration Team reached an altitude of 72 miles (“space” begins at 66 miles) and set the record for the fastest anything built by a civilian when the CSXT vehicle – a conventional liquid-fueled rocket -- hit 3,420 mph.

“Can you imagine building something in your garage that you get four sonic booms out of?" he chuckled. "What a thrill. People say, ‘You must be a rocket scientist.’ No, I’m just a hot rodder."

And now you know why they call him “Rocketman.”

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“Can you imagine building something in your garage that you get four sonic booms out of?" he chuckled. "What a thrill. People say, ‘You must be a rocket scientist.’ No, I’m just a hot rodder.

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JUNE 21: 1965 - 2nd Annual Hot Rod Magazine Championship Drag Races. Driver's Meeting at the starting line of the drag strip at Riverside International Raceway. Photo by Pat Brollier
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JUNE 21: 1965 - 2nd Annual Hot Rod Magazine Championship Drag Races. Looking down the dragstrip portion of the Riverside International Raceway, home of the Hot Rod Magazine Championship Drag Races. From his perch high above the track, photographer Eric Rickman, captures drag racing action on the strip. Photo by Eric Rickman
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1965 Hot Rod Magazine Championship Drags - Riverside International Raceway. Fine example of the care taken to appearance as well as performance in drag racing. This one is from the A/Street Roadster class.
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Super Stock Magazine Nationals - 1967 Photo by Jim McFarland
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« Reply #297 on: April 18, 2017, 07:00:28 PM »
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The white, plain vanilla Super Duty Tempest with no lettering or decals is driven by George Delorean, John's brother. George never worked at GM like his brother, but he ran Leader Automotive and raced Pontiacs for many years. Probably didn't hurt having a brother on the inside, huh?
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« Reply #298 on: April 18, 2017, 07:12:08 PM »
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The white, plain vanilla Super Duty Tempest with no lettering or decals is driven by George Delorean, John's brother. George never worked at GM like his brother, but he ran Leader Automotive and raced Pontiacs for many years. Probably didn't hurt having a brother on the inside, huh?
Thanks Larry for that.It's always nice to have a name/info about a car.I'am sure he got some nice parts for it.Those go for HUGE $$'s.Is that the same Delorean who built his own sports car ?
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« Reply #299 on: April 18, 2017, 07:21:59 PM »
Yes, same guy. I think John started with Packard and then got hired away by GM. Wasn't he the guy, or at least one of the guys that pushed for the 389 in the Tempest, the result being the GTO? I'm a die hard GM guy, worked there 35 years, but man they sure made some poor marketing decisions. Pontiac had such a strong performance image and they ran it into the ground.
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« Reply #300 on: April 19, 2017, 12:02:34 AM »
Yes, same guy. I think John started with Packard and then got hired away by GM. Wasn't he the guy, or at least one of the guys that pushed for the 389 in the Tempest, the result being the GTO? I'm a die hard GM guy, worked there 35 years, but man they sure made some poor marketing decisions. Pontiac had such a strong performance image and they ran it into the ground.
I'am with you.I would think the Trans Am with the SD 455 & 4spd was the last great car to come from Pontiac.
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« Reply #309 on: July 05, 2017, 05:55:56 PM »
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What a great pic!  Several Anglias, a couple of Olds wagons plus what looks like a wicked Plymouth coupe along with a few hot rods in the distance.  Lots to look at.

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« Reply #314 on: July 05, 2017, 06:03:55 PM »
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What a great pic!  Several Anglias, a couple of Olds wagons plus what looks like a wicked Plymouth coupe along with a few hot rods in the distance.  Lots to look at.
There's some cool stuff at the races.
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« Reply #318 on: July 05, 2017, 07:32:29 PM »
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The Ernie's Camera "Shutter Bug". Beautifully designed and built it was another one of my favorites. The Pontiac on fuel added to the cool factor too.
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« Reply #319 on: July 06, 2017, 09:43:26 AM »
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The Ernie's Camera "Shutter Bug". Beautifully designed and built it was another one of my favorites. The Pontiac on fuel added to the cool factor too.
Here's another.
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« Reply #320 on: July 06, 2017, 09:57:27 AM »
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« Reply #326 on: July 06, 2017, 11:18:47 AM »
Boss 302 power.

Another car stuck in my memory bank, it was the stance, chopped windshield and the Boss that did it for me.
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« Reply #327 on: July 07, 2017, 12:45:25 AM »
Heading to the line.
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« Reply #328 on: July 07, 2017, 12:48:51 AM »
Tom's roadster in the middle.
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« Reply #338 on: July 07, 2017, 10:25:59 AM »
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« Reply #339 on: July 07, 2017, 12:11:39 PM »
Drags.

If it hasn't already become apparent I'm obsessed with details in old photos and the third photo in Beppie's post has some great examples. In the top of the photo by the tall utility pole there is a group of people checking out an odd vehicle that I think is this one-   https://www.hemmings.com/blog/index.php/2008/10/16/the-cheetah-transporter-an-unlikely-el-camino/
The next one is the Willys pickup that has the quality of a Panella Trucking car. I don't know when Bob started but the color sure looks like what he used, but maybe I'm seeing something that isn't what I think it is. The number 500 roadster was a feature car in HRM BITD and the chassis work was terrific, but the aluminum work on the body was even better. It was built primarily to run the lakes but sometimes ran at the drags too. The weirdest thing is the guy with the black jacket, glasses and slick backed hair manning the scale. I think that is Toad from American Graffiti!
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« Reply #340 on: July 07, 2017, 12:22:31 PM »
Drags.

If it hasn't already become apparent I'm obsessed with details in old photos and the third photo in Beppie's post has some great examples. In the top of the photo by the tall utility pole there is a group of people checking out an odd vehicle that I think is this one-   https://www.hemmings.com/blog/index.php/2008/10/16/the-cheetah-transporter-an-unlikely-el-camino/
The next one is the Willys pickup that has the quality of a Panella Trucking car. I don't know when Bob started but the color sure looks like what he used, but maybe I'm seeing something that isn't what I think it is. The number 500 roadster was a feature car in HRM BITD and the chassis work was terrific, but the aluminum work on the body was even better. It was built primarily to run the lakes but sometimes ran at the drags too. The weirdest thing is the guy with the black jacket, glasses and slick backed hair manning the scale. I think that is Toad from American Graffiti!
Thanks Larry.
 It's always so cool to go back & look.I would have never even thought of that.I'am not so sure of Toad. ;D
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« Reply #341 on: July 07, 2017, 12:25:32 PM »
Chris talking fuel.
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« Reply #342 on: July 07, 2017, 05:30:39 PM »
Drags.

If it hasn't already become apparent I'm obsessed with details in old photos and the third photo in Beppie's post has some great examples. In the top of the photo by the tall utility pole there is a group of people checking out an odd vehicle that I think is this one-   https://www.hemmings.com/blog/index.php/2008/10/16/the-cheetah-transporter-an-unlikely-el-camino/
The next one is the Willys pickup that has the quality of a Panella Trucking car. I don't know when Bob started but the color sure looks like what he used, but maybe I'm seeing something that isn't what I think it is. The number 500 roadster was a feature car in HRM BITD and the chassis work was terrific, but the aluminum work on the body was even better. It was built primarily to run the lakes but sometimes ran at the drags too. The weirdest thing is the guy with the black jacket, glasses and slick backed hair manning the scale. I think that is Toad from American Graffiti!
My first thought when I looked at that was that it was the Panella Willys.

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Re: THE GOLDEN YEARS OF DRAG RACING PHOTO'S
« Reply #343 on: July 07, 2017, 07:46:25 PM »
Drags.

If it hasn't already become apparent I'm obsessed with details in old photos and the third photo in Beppie's post has some great examples. In the top of the photo by the tall utility pole there is a group of people checking out an odd vehicle that I think is this one-   https://www.hemmings.com/blog/index.php/2008/10/16/the-cheetah-transporter-an-unlikely-el-camino/
The next one is the Willys pickup that has the quality of a Panella Trucking car. I don't know when Bob started but the color sure looks like what he used, but maybe I'm seeing something that isn't what I think it is. The number 500 roadster was a feature car in HRM BITD and the chassis work was terrific, but the aluminum work on the body was even better. It was built primarily to run the lakes but sometimes ran at the drags too. The weirdest thing is the guy with the black jacket, glasses and slick backed hair manning the scale. I think that is Toad from American Graffiti!
My first thought when I looked at that was that it was the Panella Willys.
Bob Panella is from Nor Cal.
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Re: THE GOLDEN YEARS OF DRAG RACING PHOTO'S
« Reply #344 on: July 09, 2017, 03:47:06 PM »
Drags.
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Re: THE GOLDEN YEARS OF DRAG RACING PHOTO'S
« Reply #345 on: July 09, 2017, 10:00:28 PM »
Drag Racing.
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« Reply #346 on: July 09, 2017, 10:05:38 PM »
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Re: THE GOLDEN YEARS OF DRAG RACING PHOTO'S
« Reply #347 on: July 09, 2017, 10:08:35 PM »
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« Reply #348 on: July 09, 2017, 10:10:51 PM »
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« Reply #349 on: July 09, 2017, 10:13:45 PM »
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« Reply #350 on: July 09, 2017, 10:16:17 PM »
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« Reply #351 on: July 09, 2017, 10:18:44 PM »
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« Reply #352 on: July 09, 2017, 10:21:42 PM »
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« Reply #353 on: July 10, 2017, 01:11:09 AM »
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« Reply #354 on: July 10, 2017, 01:13:56 AM »
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« Reply #355 on: July 10, 2017, 10:23:44 AM »
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« Reply #356 on: July 10, 2017, 10:28:35 AM »
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« Reply #357 on: July 10, 2017, 10:34:23 AM »
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« Reply #358 on: July 10, 2017, 10:37:17 AM »
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« Reply #359 on: July 10, 2017, 10:54:41 AM »
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Re: THE GOLDEN YEARS OF DRAG RACING PHOTO'S
« Reply #360 on: July 10, 2017, 10:59:56 AM »
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Re: THE GOLDEN YEARS OF DRAG RACING PHOTO'S
« Reply #361 on: July 10, 2017, 04:28:54 PM »
Drag Car's.


Canadian II, BC's Jim Grant. This car is rumored to be being rebuilt for salt flat duty. He' lives here in the same city as me. 
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Re: THE GOLDEN YEARS OF DRAG RACING PHOTO'S
« Reply #362 on: July 10, 2017, 04:39:44 PM »
Drag's

Thanks Beppie, this is from our local track, although the old location. One of the best tracks around, for the quickest and fastest passes of all. At the recent divisional event, 2 TA/D and a A/FD all ran in the 5 teens.
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Re: THE GOLDEN YEARS OF DRAG RACING PHOTO'S
« Reply #363 on: July 10, 2017, 11:00:21 PM »
Drag's

Thanks Beppie, this is from our local track, although the old location. One of the best tracks around, for the quickest and fastest passes of all. At the recent divisional event, 2 TA/D and a A/FD all ran in the 5 teens.
Man, I really miss the old track. This morning I was out there in the mall that is now built on that site, almost shed a tear.




In this one you can see the infamous IH ambulance ^^ that Bob Kokatello fell out of after he rolled his '55 chevy.  ;D




This one really makes me homesick. This is the exit to the old hot car pits. They would push out of the hot car pits up at the top end and park along the return road up beside the traps, then pairs would push start down the return road and light 'em off right in front of the stands, and swing around to the starting line