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    Best dollar I ever spent.....

    Found this on the $1 kids book car at the strand. Pub date is 1971





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    Cool! Orange County is long gone thanks to developers. Scan some more please.
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    awesome!

    reminds me of growing up in bakersfield in the late 70's/early 80's and my dad taking me to famoso.

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    Unfortunately I didn't bring the book with me to Texas. I'll do some proper scans when I get back. Has great photos from OCR, lions, Indy, e-town, etc...also great photos of cars like "pure hell", the bounty hunter rail, Phil bonner's comet, and loads of other cool old drag cars.
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    I have a ton of photos from Fontana, Pomona and Riverside that I took in '64. Slightly OT for caferacer.

    All time favorite. Stellings and Hampshire Pomona '64


    By weslake at 2011-11-22

    Safford, Gaide and Ratican. Fontana '64


    By weslake at 2011-11-21

    Nye Franks "Pulsator". Twin injected Chevy. Ran 202 the first time out. Pomona when it still had the trees and pump station. '65

    By weslake at 2011-11-21

    Yeakel Plymouth Spl. Pomona '64


    By weslake at 2011-11-22
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    Hoof,

    I am surprised you don't have any pics of the surfers rail or stone, woods, cook or Grier, black, prudhomme. Those were all west coast guys. Personally I have always loved the pro stock classes. Bill Mitchell and grumpy Jenkins were friends with my father's friend Charlie and I got to meet both of them as a kid. He even got me into John Force's pit once in the early 90s - before he was John force " racing legend and head of a racing dynasty". I was really sad to hear the grump died last week.

    Anyway if you have more scan em. I love old drag cars.
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    +1!
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    Greer, Black and Prudhomme. Riverside '64.


    By weslake at 2011-11-21

    The Bounty Hunter. Riverside '64.

    By weslake at 2011-11-21

    "Big" John Mazmanian. Fontana '64


    By weslake at 2011-11-21
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    Dunn, Merritt and Velasco. Blown Chevy Fiat. Pomona '64 Jim Dunn is the father of the commentator Mike Dunn.


    By weslake at 2011-11-21

    The "Fireside Inn" blown fuel modified roadster. Fontana '64

    By weslake at 2011-11-21

    I was never a big fan of the stockers. Super or otherwise. There was so much to choose from car wise I couldn't afford to photograph them all. We went to the Smokers meet at Bakersfield in '64. The biggest fuel meet of the year. 118 fuel dragsters trying to qualify for 64 spots. Try that today. 32 cars ran off on Sat. and 32 on Sunday. Winner of each day met for top eliminator. Regretfully the NHRA has turned todays drag racing into a travelling circus of spec racers. Innovationnot allowed.
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    Agree about NHRA, the last straw for me was restricting the top fuel/funny cars to 1000 feet.
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