Thrifty Auto dragster

Old 09-24-2013, 08:54 PM
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I am new to this site been looking for the ThriftyAuto dragster that ran out of Spokane Wa in the 1960s. I was told it was still in the NorthWest maybe in the Seattle area. Does anyone know of it were abouts or any pictures of it . One was a open body rail and the other was a full body rail. looking for the open body one ???????????? or the other. It ran at Deer Park home track back then. thank you
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:50 PM
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You might try and contact Bucky Austin in Tacoma, he has a HUGE collection of vintage dragsters and parts, he may be able to help you.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:10 PM
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found out more information about the Trifty dragster . the first one was in 1957. Another on was in 1961 . In march of 1961 it ran at Bakersfield Cal. and ran low ET 8.28 and mph of 185.58 was sidelined with rear end trouble. the driver was Don Stroetren. it was tuned by Dick Flynn and a crew of Lew Shaw, Laurie Moreau. Do not know who was the owner. another one was owner by the Kellys who had a repair station on North Wall in Spokane . the Last one was the one I wanted and finaly found it as far as I can find out was owned by the Hordemann which was sponnored by Thrity Auto at in 1964 at Deer Park Drag strip ran a 8.33. The one from 1961 ??? is in south of Tacoma Washington being restored. If I have any facts wrong I would like to know more about it
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:38 PM
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Goto HAMB,and type in Eruption, I have the thrifty Auto dragster 1/2 body, have been running Buick 322 the past four years, Dan Fury has given pictures , but of coarse it always had a blown Chrysler back then.
thanks Howard
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