What got ya Hooked on Fast cars ?

Old 02-23-2009, 11:04 AM
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:10 AM
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"Two Lane Blacktop" with James Taylor!
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:51 AM
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Believe it or not but my very first car was 49 Ford with a flathead Caddy engine. My mom paid $600.00 for it from a car lot on Western ave. in Chgo., Dogone thing wouldn't run cool, but it would smoke the tires for 2/300 ft. but wasn't fast, took it back to the dealer and got a 49 ford 2 dr. in exchange. Drove that car for a while then bought a 1939 LaSalle coupe and put a caddy engine in it, (sneaky), won my first trophy at Oswego dragstrip in Il. with it in 1956 E stock. From that point on i had 2 or 3 fords with caddy's and met Ohio George Montgomery at US 30 in Ind. and Kenny Herrato (mispelled) from Lowel Ind. bought a 671 blower with hilborn 4 port and isky cam, from him and built my blown sm/blk 1956 T'bird in 1964, set an AHRA world record ET and Speed at Oswego in Aug. 1966 in B/mod sports almost 10 yrs to the day i first raced and have raced off and on the rest of my life, taking time off from 1970 to 1983, and still in it at age 70 and can't wait for the track to open for the 2009 season.

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Old 02-23-2009, 12:08 PM
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, and still in it at age 70 and can't wait for the track to open for the 2009 season.

Zip.[/quote]

WOW ZIP!! your 70 good for you. I hope im like that at 70 good going
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:57 AM
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i have alot of admiration for you zip!! i grew up around oswego and 31 used to listen to wls and wcfl commercials about the strips. mr. norms grand spalding dodge!!! what beautiful days they were.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by outlaw256
i have alot of admiration for you zip!! i grew up around oswego and 31 used to listen to wls and wcfl commercials about the strips. mr. norms grand spalding dodge!!! what beautiful days they were.
Ya those were the days outlaw, when i got married at the tender age of 19, i lived 3 blks. from Mr Norms car lot, at the time he had about 12 to 15 cars on a gravel lot, after he got involved with building the Hemi cars, his business just blew up. He sponsered Forconas, Memic,and Coil, with the SS car, Yes the famous Austin Coil IE John Force. I bought a house in Streamwood Il.(VA repo) in 1962 and built the T'bird in 1963, first trip down the track at Union Grove Wis. in 1964 surprised the hell outta me, went 11.19 @ 121mph, i was shaking in my drawers. I was buying used slicks from Cris the Greek and The Gusler top fuel team at $100.00 a set. Then i got things right and really started to run (in those days) Dog Gone it was a lot more simple in those days, i had so many trophies from that car i used to give them to the kids for bicycle races. I seemed to always make a little money on race day (unlike today) course i worked a lot harder then to make things happen. Damn i hate OLD AGE, in that sense.

SUNDAY,SUNDAY, see you at US 30 Dragway, Ind.

Thanks for the memories Outlaw.

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Old 02-24-2009, 05:22 PM
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In the 60's my cousin use to give me and my older brother a ride in his cyclone 289 4speed. From there I bought my first car. 1967 Camaro and ran 12.70's on Casler retread slicks. The tread was hard as hell and my camaro smoked the tires through first gear. I have a replica of that car today.
But you could say my cousin got me started wanting to race cars on the street and at the track when we went for a ride in his cyclone. Can't remember what year it was maybe 1964 or 65 ?

My older brother taught me everyting I know about building and fixing cars. I was fortunate to have an older brother that liked speed and racing.
We still do it together today
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:46 PM
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My step dad's friend had a 66 SS Chevelle, I don't know what motor it had but it was fast.
One faithful day they took me for a ride in it - I remember him dropping the clutch on that 4 speed and being glued to the back seat thru all four gears. I was hook, line and sinker.

Cool thread Bjuice, brought back some found memories I'll always treasure.
Thank you, Cp
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:18 AM
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I was 17 and working at AAmco, R&Ring transmissions. One of the guys there had a 66 Chevelle SS 396. He took me for a ride and I was hooked. Wicked fast car in it's day. Went to work for a Plymouth Dealer and the RoadRunner had just been selected car of the year. My job was to tune the new cars and road test them. Loved the Hemis.
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:32 AM
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hey zip, i grew up in hanover park, i was 1960 when my parents bought their first house on poplar st.went to jr. high at taft.my first outlaw st. race was on irving park rd in streamwood!! man small world
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