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"Memories is all we have during this pandemic. Think of some of your own while you go back to your regularly scheduled sit-at-home and do nothing."

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Posts: 154 | Location: Beaver Springs, PA | Registered: February 07, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Growing up in East Texas back in the 60's my dad ran stock with a 50 olds called Rocket Hauler. A few others I thought were cool a couple of 57 sedan deliveries one named Malfunction and one called Sabotage. A 55 chevy called Termites Nest
. Man those were great times to grow up around drag racing.
 
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At Beaver Springs Dragway, we had the Looney Tunes Gang. I wish I had a pic handy of Bob Klock's "Baaaaad Intentions" Dart Sport, which featured Tweety with an axe behind his back. Later, there was Dave Weaver's "Mixed Emotions" Charger with Pepe LePew and the cat It was mostly us Mopar guys, but there was also a "Rapid Transit" car with Wile E Coyote on it.


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Back in the day, I'd hand-painted some decals that looked like the NHRA Div. 1 track team code decals. We'd be at the bracket finals or an inter-track challenge race and I'd hear someone say, "There's a team 'LT' here, but nobody knows where they're from!" LOL


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Posts: 5727 | Location: Columbus, OH | Registered: December 15, 1999Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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You Get No Change $$$ < Best car name I've seen. Most accurately named. BMF

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There’s a lot that come to mind but I had some friends with an altered, “Money for Nothing” and I always thought that was a great name!


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Its sad that car names are a thing of the past. Alot of cars were named or had sponsors names on them back in the 80's and 90's. I really miss that. It was way easier to call out a car by name than it is to say that red 69 Camaro.


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Its sad that car names are a thing of the past. Alot of cars were named or had sponsors names on them back in the 80's and 90's. I really miss that. It was way easier to call out a car by name than it is to say that red 69 Camaro.


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I always liked to see cars that had that names on them. It was easier to remember them and people would always associate a car to a driver.

I still have my car that is named. And take a look at this video, around the 22 minute mark is my run when the TV show announcer calls my car by its name.

https://youtu.be/CP29KH0f6zM

Those were the good ole days !!!! Yes, I know I am old. Razz


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Back in the 60s two altered wheelbase dodges cars raced the southwest till owner was killed and then called suicide. My favorite cars of all time , "GOLDENROD" AND "THE FUZZ" I wish a had photos of them.


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I'll never forget this one ....... back in the middle 60's ..... I was a young kid, watching a 'travelling circuit of S/S and F/X cars' racing at Cecil County Dragway (Md.). There were a ton of Mopars there .... and this one exploded it's engine, right on the starting line ........ it's name . appropiately . was "The GUZZLER" ...... Eek ......... the good 'ol days!

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I always liked "Bad News Travels Fast" vega of Woodrow Brackett,who I think is Woodyb on this site. I may be wrong. Rampys " sky high " was cool too.
 
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Local favorite.Charlie Brown.Was running before the 80's when I first saw it and still out there running. Old Chevy wagon wheels up every launch.Man must have 5000 rounds in that thing and that might be under estimated.




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Racecar names are still big in the Mopar crowd, and I always grew up think if it's a racecar, it has a name.

I recall there used to be two identical 64 Plymouths that would race at the Mopar Nationals every year named "Spartacus" (no, I'm Spartacus) and they both would leave on the bumper. I don't remember the plain Jane Polaras and Darts that were just as fast, but I remember Spartacus.
 
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Rick Wolf's Super Stock 'Cuda! He said it had 16 street driven miles on it. He was a jeweler in the next town over from where I grew up. Used to fix my glasses after I'd break them in gym class. LOL It wasn't until later that I even learned what drag racing or his line of Wallys on display were all about. He offered to let me drive it once, but we never made it happen. This was one of the cars that got dad and I interested in class racing when we were first starting out.



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Local favorite.Charlie Brown.Was running before the 80's when I first saw it and still out there running. Old Chevy wagon wheels up every launch.Man must have 5000 rounds in that thing and that might be under estimated.


Mike Boyles had the car repainted in 2010, done up just like it was before, hand-lettered and all, but FRESH. It came out incredible! Mike's one of the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet, and a bad dude with a stick.







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Local favorite.Charlie Brown.Was running before the 80's when I first saw it and still out there running. Old Chevy wagon wheels up every launch.Man must have 5000 rounds in that thing and that might be under estimated.



Mike Boyles had the car repainted in 2010, done up just like it was before, hand-lettered and all, but FRESH. It came out incredible! Mike's one of the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet, and a bad dude with a stick.


Michael this was one of my favorite cars as a kid. I remember watching him at Rockingham and also as an adult when I would come back to the east to race. He was an awesome stick driver which is proof as he is a multi time SS champion.







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Anyone up in Div one remember a Mopar wagon called “Tight Nuts”?
 
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Just out of college in the early 70's saw a funny car at Miami-Hollywood Speedway call the 'Tyrant' think they were from Chicago. Another was Frank Federici's 'Shark'. Loved the names on cars.
 
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