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Hemi A-100

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Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by Hemi A-100 on Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:25 am

Hey guys, thought I would post this figuring some of you guys might enjoy seeing this. Chuck Poole had 2 Dodge A-100 wheelstanders before he switched over to the VW's that he ran.

The first Chuckwagon which was a 1965 5 window truck which was crashed and Chuck went about building another one.


Chuckwagon 2 was a 3 window truck that had 2 blown Hemi's in the bed.

For the longest time I had thought that it too had been crashed and that was when Chuck switched over to the VW's. Well a few years ago I came across these pictures. Seems that Chuck didn't crash #2 but sold it to someone up in British Columbia where it was re-named Ecstacy. Well the truck is now sitting in someones yard up there now and I am in the process of trying to track the truck down. I had heard that the guy who had it planned on restoring it!



I tried to contact the owner without much luck a few years ago but I am going to get back on my search and try and track the guy down. I will let you know what turns up.

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by G-Man on Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:24 am

I really hate to see a classic like that rotting away outside by one of those fix it someday guys Evil or Very Mad

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by jkr on Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:57 pm

that is why it's so hard to find a real good a-100 pickup, these guys made wheelstanders out of them all. mine came out of the backwoods of grants pass oregan. very good metal and very little rust but a months worth of dents to repair. glad thats behind me now.

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by Hemi A-100 on Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:10 am

I'd give an arm to have the Chuckwagon 2 truck. I wish I could have found an ex-wheelstander to have built my Fargo out of cause that would be just a wicked story to tell people that is was an old wheelstander. I get asked that alot of times at shows if my truck was an old wheelie truck.

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by G-Man on Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:12 pm

Here a promo item from ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Wheelstander-ChuckWagon-Promo-Pkg-MINT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ39Q3a1Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a10Q7c240Q3a1318QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem190252702172QQitemZ190252702172

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by Guest on Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:20 pm

Too cool. Bring that truck to Ontario man!

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by Hemi A-100 on Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:59 pm

I'd LOVE to!!! Right now I am just praying I can track it down. Here are a few more pics for your viewing enjoyment!




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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by EconoUSAparts on Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:20 am

Did anyone notice in the ebay link that the tailgate had the letters backwards on it? Or I guess more correctly upside down. Cool pics,love the old wheelstanders.

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by Hemi A-100 on Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:40 am

Yeah, that is kinda cool that Chuck did that. But he only ran that tailgate for a short time before buliding a totally custom one for the truck.

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by Hemi A-100 on Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:24 am

Well little update here. I got ahold of Sylvia Braddick. She is a lady from B.C. who bought this truck from Chuck Poole. In 1975 she was liscenced by the NHRA with an exibition liscence. The only woman to my knowledge to run a wheelstander. She emailed me last night with a picture of the truck when she ran it. It was called Ecstacy. I have emailed her back in hopes of getting more info and pictures. Pretty cool though. Enjoy.


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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by G-Man on Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:26 am

Hemi thanks for all these great new & vintage wheeelstander pic's I have really enjoy them.

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by jkr on Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:30 pm

must be the cragar wheels. i got a soft spot for them too. they were on my 69 van from the 70's.

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by G-Man on Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:19 pm




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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by Guest on Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:52 pm

Hey Hemi A-100

I`m the guy that took the photos of Chuck Pooles Chuckwagon and another one of his wheelstanders abandoned in a field. I took the photos in 2002 and at the time, both vehicles and several other significant ones were sitting in a field behind a bikers clubhouse south of Bellingham Washington.

At the time, we were preparing for the San Cobble - Van Isle Drag Strip reunion and we were searching for significant drag racers that had competed on both strips here on Vancouver Island. Chuck Poole and later Sylvia Bradick both drove the truck at Van Isle in the 70`s and we were hopeing to have the unrestored truck as a participant in the Reunion.

When we finally tracked down the location of the truck, it took several visits to the bikers clubhouse before we were allowed to go out back and photograph the truck. We were only allowed outback under escort and it was suggested to us that we not disclose the location of the vehicles. At the time, it was my understanding that the owner(s) of the truck also owned several other significant wheelstanders. Yes, I did ask, and the answer was `NO, its not for sale` and they refused to loan it to us for the show. If I remember correctly, it was in remarkably good condition at the time.

I stumbled across this website as a result of a mention of it in an article in the Sept-Oct issue of Hot Rods and Classics car magazine. In that issue there is a photo of the Chuckwagon at Van Isle Dragways in the early 70`s, along with information about this site. Sorry I can`t be of more help.

Rick

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by G-Man on Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:31 am

Rick thank you for stopping by with that infor.

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by sasktrini on Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:20 am

That's really cool, Rick! This thread is a great history lesson! More than a tidbit. Thank you, and all the best in 2009... hope you'll stick around!

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by benwah on Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:35 pm

WOW truly amazing! good luck nailing this one Hemi !

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by Hemi A-100 on Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:07 am

Hey Rick, man thanks for posting this stuff!! I would say the only thing going for me is my long hair and chain wallet it is probably the only thing I have in common with bikers. It really is too bad that the truck is just sitting out and letting mother nature beat it up. I take it you haven't spoke to these guys since? Thanks for posting the info.

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by Guest on Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:22 am

I may have a chance to go and see if its still there next month. I'll let you know.

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by Hemi A-100 on Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:56 am

That would be so cool Rick!! Do you think they would let you take more pictures? If possible can you shoot anything and everything on the truck? That is awesome, thanks for posting. Mike K.

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by Guest on Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:24 pm

Id love to hear more!!!!!! keep it coming!!

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chuckwagon

Post by badboy on Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:50 pm

I remember watching chuck pooles chuckwagon at mission raceway back in the 60's. I thibk you have been misslead if you think some one in BC bought it. I do not believe that was the case. The wheelstander Ecstacy that you speak of was a totally different truck. It was also a flop, a very beautiful flop, non the less a failure.

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Re: Chuck Poole's Chuckwagon 2

Post by d.miller on Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:21 pm

I don't know where you (badboy) got your information about the Chuckwagon not being the Ecstasy wheelstander, but, you might want to speak to Sylvia, the driver, or maybe Art Morrison (yes THAT Art Morrison) he was Chuck Poole's crew member back then. Also to correct an earlier post... after Chuck crashed the first Chuckwagon (actually it was the second one-the so-called twin engine was the fourth) to fulfil his bookings the VW was hastily built, it was this piece that held the mph record for a number of years-over 140 on the rear wheels, the front about two foot off. While he was running this they were building the twin engine piece, when that was finished he mothballed the VW until Art borrowed it, put a rat motor in it and campaigned as the American Flyer. When Sylvia and her husband bought the Chuckwagon, Chuck went back to running the VW, Art got tied in with Tom Turner and his '63 vette then gave up banging nails and the rest as they say is history.

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