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Great stuff Scott, thanks for posting them.

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I unintentionally got pretty close to building a model of one of those green '57 Corvettes: 

 

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Great collection of examples of why drag racing used to be so much fun to be around. Innovation, experimentation, individuality.  :D

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10 minutes ago, Straightliner59 said:

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Just WOW! You could do a cool "inspired by" using the Revell snapper '34. This thing is insane!

Here is another 

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Not surprisingly, the moth-eaten-look for removing weight from bodies was subsequently outlawed.  :D

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23 minutes ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Not surprisingly, the moth-eaten-look for removing weight from bodies was subsequently outlawed.  :D

😁 man safety was not an issue back then. 

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34 minutes ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Not surprisingly, the moth-eaten-look for removing weight from bodies was subsequently outlawed.  :D

Yeah. I mean, what could possibly go wrong? 😀

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Great looking photos of a bygone era of racing.  The black XKE looks like something you would see from "Road Kill".  

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5 hours ago, espo said:

Great looking photos of a bygone era of racing.  The black XKE looks like something you would see from "Road Kill".  

I absolutely love that XKE! The 60s was definitely the greatest era of drag racing. 

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2 hours ago, Scott8950 said:

The 60s was definitely the greatest era of drag racing. 

Those perforated coupes are definitely '50s. The slicks give them away. But, I would agree, about the '60s. That was the decade where performance and style walked most closely, together.

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23 minutes ago, Straightliner59 said:

Those perforated coupes are definitely '50s. The slicks give them away. But, I would agree, about the '60s. That was the decade where performance and style walked most closely, together.

yes some of those pics were 50s. you are exactly right about the 60s!

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On 9/19/2019 at 9:55 AM, Straightliner59 said:

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Just WOW! You could do a cool "inspired by" using the Revell snapper '34. This thing is insane!

Check this picture out of Dick Landys dart frame! 

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How the concours crowd must have hated this guy.

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17 minutes ago, Jantrix said:

How the concours crowd must have hated this guy.

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I don't think there was a "concours crowd" back in those days. B)

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1 hour ago, Snake45 said:

I don't think there was a "concours crowd" back in those days. B)

There was, but they were concerned with things like Cords and Duesenbergs.

The Jag was just a ropey old car that didn't have much value. I bought my first covered-headlight S1 roadster for $400, complete and more-or-less running. Something with a blown engine wasn't worth more than its scrap value. Ever notice how many got rolled down hills and burned in some of Hollyweird's finest?

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The October issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines has a special section on Drag Racing. Several pictures and short stories on Gassers. On page #55 there is a picture of a '52 Austin doing a wheelie and it's as if the car is standing on its rear bumper, because it is. Very nice detailed picture of the chassis for anyone wanting to see an example.    

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