Kevin that is so funny you say that about the Spagetti Bender..... you won't believe this but my dad used to pit on the Top Alcohol Dragster of Steve and Mario San Paolo, who were the crew chief and driver of the Spagetti Bender back in the 70's and early 80's. I was 7 months old at my first drags and we did that til I was about 13. That is where I got my love for drag racing. I wish it would of continued on and maybe it could of went somewher for me but I am thankful I got to be part of it in my younger years grouwing up. When I used to work at Toy's Galore in Salinas years ago when I was in High school. One of the guys that used to come in was helping on the A/Fuel Front Engine Dragster of the Spagetti Bender.... I can't remember his name but he brought me a bunch of pictures for reference years ago with this dragster. I should scan a few of the pics to show you. What a small world it is. You will have to let me know if you and George are planning on going to Bakersfield this year for the Nostalgia Drags. I will have to come up and meet you cause I have been wanting to go there for years. I have some cousins that live in Bakersfield.
Casey..... the colors on the engine are the testors metalizers sprayed out of the spray can. Thanks for the compliments too.
I will have to scan some pics that were some of the inspiration for this project, which is the car I belive Kevin is talking about.
This is the Dragster I remember growing up that my Dad pitted on. I found this on NHRA's website. I am sure that my parents have many pictures back home with this car, which I need to ask if I can scan them for my reference. One of my jobs when I was a young kid was to hold the funnel when Steve would fill the gas tank with Alcohol and I would help rolling on the VHT on the rear tires to make them sticky as well as holing the spring in the parachute while steve was foling the parachute for packing when I was a little guy. lol I am hoping to pick up a 1/16 scale Don Garlits or Tom Mcewen kit to try and build a replica of this car
Edited by Mooneyzs, 14 February 2010 - 11:22 PM.