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Post by mattimuss Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:35 pm

Found these while going through some vintage drag racing pictures:

This one looks like my van in the background
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Not sure if that's an E or an A pickup full of spectators in the background
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Looks like an A towing the trailer in the background
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I'll post more if I find any...
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Post by dodge man Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:42 pm

love those fuel altered dragsters!!
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Post by RodStRace Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:51 pm

Fuel Altereds Forever!
Also check out We Did It For Love for more great vinitage shots.
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Post by mattimuss Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:18 am

Here are some more pictures.  I think it's fun trying to figure out the make/model of the vans/trucks in these old, not so good pictures...it's also fun looking back at how people dressed and all the other cars from those years.

This looks like a white Ford Econoline
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A red Dodge?  Dude needs some new glasses!
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No idea here...
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A red panel, not sure make/model...
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Ford drag pickup...
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Another 'no idea'...
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Another white Ford, a camper maybe?
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No trouble here...
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Is that Bill Maverick Golden's Little Red Wagon?
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I was chatting with my neighbor the other day, we were talking about old drag races.  He told me that in the late 60's and through the mid 70's it was very common to see our vans at the races.  The local racers [non sponsored] not only used them to haul spare parts and tools, they also slept/lived in them during the race weekends.  Purty cool shtuff!
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Post by EconoCarl Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:48 pm

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Post by mattimuss Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:56 pm

Guess not...
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Post by back2thewoods Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:32 pm

is that Farrah??
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Post by Wheelie Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:37 pm

That kid standing on the tailgate of LRW sure is looking at something real hard!  Laughing 
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Post by Joe Van Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:55 pm

back2thewoods wrote:is that Farrah??
  LOL... I thought the same thing when I seen the picture Thoes were the Big Hair Days.!!!. GREAT PHOTOS looks like Early model's were everywhere at the Drags back then...
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Post by BillyBlaze Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:04 pm

The kid on the tailgate is priceless LOL
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Post by Vannin Ken Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:21 pm

Not a one of those chicks are over weight... Like the girls are now a days. I sure miss the 70s.
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Post by vanny Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:45 am

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This one reminds me of those Southern Comfort Commercials, Whatever's comfortable!


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Post by RodStRace Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:49 am

mattimuss wrote:
I'd say this is a Chevy, due to the front door opening being rounded and longer. Also has a short window behind the door that is wider at the bottom
Ford is wider at the top, and Dodge didn't have a short window, only the big 108 one.
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Sure looks like an A to me, especially if you click on it and see the split windshield
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Econoline is my guess, due to the front bulge under the windshield
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Looks like Econo too, with the windshield curve and door opening leaning forward at the back
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Econo - doesn't have the Dodge body line and the door window leans froward
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Post by RodStRace Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:18 am

Tired to find some more and this one came up
http://picasaweb.google.com/rcktscientist/NewYorkNationalSpeedway?authkey=Gv1sRgCPeHppSWn4yY0gE#

Got a couple wheelstanders (Dodge, VW and Corvair) pics 163-166 371,
Didn't see any in the background though... except 362 wit ha van AND the 'Vair!
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Post by kookykrispy Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:35 am

Here's some old pics from the Albuquerque dragstrip:

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Post by slowflapper Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:17 am

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I have a hot wheels car for that Chuck Wagon Smile
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Post by Zuffen Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:44 pm

Here's the 2013 version of the '70's girls in the rear of Bill's LRW.

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Bill's method of having steering around the pits.
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Post by mattimuss Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:00 am

Here are the last that I could find:

Shorty A100
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Unsure on this one..
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A Chevy?
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Shorty A100 Panel
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Here is the link to the site where I found these pics.  I am sure I missed a lot so have at it.  It was fun looking at all the 'pushers', unmolested cars of those times, and yes...the women.

Enjoy...
http://www.georgeklass.net/index.html
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Post by RodStRace Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:01 pm

The dodge is off the side of the pic here, just click on it to see the van.
The other 2 (unsure and Chevy?) are econolines.
The first has a reflector below the tail light, and the second has the obvious small window behind the door.

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Post by dix Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:24 am

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Post by dix Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:41 pm

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Post by chester42 Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:14 am

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This will hurt on the way down.
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Post by vanny Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:41 pm

chester42 wrote:
dix wrote:Vintage Drag Race Pics With Vans Tumblr71
This will hurt on the way down.

Not so much the falling as the sudden STOP and Bounce at the end!!


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Post by dix Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:11 am

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