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  • #17598
    dino
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    Eastern Drag News became Drag Times …nothing available …Even Jack Redd -editor has no copies…This would be in May 28 issue -64

    #17622
    paul-ceasrine
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    Dino,

    You and Maso should get married. Never seen so much arguing over the internet.

    One question. Who won the 3-way “STOCK BATTLE ROYALE’, on May 30, 1965, between
    the AFX Tasca Ford, The Black Arrow and Billy Lagana ❓
    In the promo ad, there is no owner named of the Black Arrow.
    Did Jenkins still have possession, or did he turn it over to Dr. Robert L. Burgess yet ❓

    As for Don Garlits appearances at Dover. I think the Putnam Journal newspaper has articles in their archives, in their office in Cold Spring, New York. I remember seeing them at one time (many moons ago) their, or possibly in the Peekskill Evening Star (now defunct).
    Of course 1964 and 1965 were before my time.

    Interesting fact, the NHRA Springnationals were set for June 4, 1965 in Bristol, TN.
    Nice to know that Tasca Ford, Black Arrow and Billy Lagana made their final preparations at Dover, before the Springnationals. (Unless they did not attend).

    Paul C

    #17624
    dino
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    No Arguement ! Dover CSI …Getting the Real facts…Museum Guy Had NO documentation of Garlits at Dover except 1962 with Swamp Rat III…Sent him all our “Finds”. …Actual Drag News Photos and articles. He doesn’t even know all the stuff in his own Museum… 😉 We have the Proof….March ’62-SwampRat III May 3 ’64 -Wynns Jammer with Weedburner headers May 23 ’65 newer Wynns Jammer with Zoomies. yeah -us

    #17636
    maso
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    quote Paul Ceasrine:

    Dino,

    You and Maso … Never seen so much arguing over the internet.

    Paul C

    No, not really.

    #17638
    super-sport-pete
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    hi dino, ss pete here. garlits raced tommy ivo 2 out of 3 spring of 1969 to a packed house.don,wife and dog came in dodge wagon and small trailer,tv tom had tractor trailer w/glass sides and vette on top. i believe don spanked him good.anyone else there?

    #17640
    dino
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    Pete? sure about that ?…See teaser II Video…Shows Only apprearance Of TV Tom With Show Truck (Vette on top) against Don Prudhomne.If we get the proof …I stand corrected…Garlits dosn’t agree…Best “proof …Photos with Date and Actual Results feature with date on page from Drag Times-Eastern Drag News.Tommy is on the forum …I ‘ll check with him.He’s not a poster But got phone and E-mail connection with him…This investagative stuff is interesting and good to be totally correct for Big Video historical story.

    #17666
    dino
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    Ralph Rand …Former member of the Cambusters just sent 115 photos of Dover 62-63. Heres a Great Teaser ,going along with Garlits Info…what a great shot ! But is it Don or Connie in the drivers seat?


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    #17667
    dino
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    Name this guy


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    #17668
    maso
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    quote dinotheweirdo:

    Name this guy

    I am quite sure that’s Connie Swingle before he grew that nasty beard.

    I’m still with the book that Pat sold me at the museum, Big Daddy… A Career Pictorial; Vol’s. I, II, and III. It says that the Gar had three Swamp Rat III’s, A, B. and C…He was smart. He knew that track owners would book him for one car and he had duplicates in case he needed them. The one that Swingle drove had quarter eliptical leaf springs and Don’s was mounted solid and for that reason, Don’s SWIII always got off the line quicker because of the energy that was absorbed by those springs held the car off just a little. Swingle must have hated that…!

    #17669
    maso
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    All right…

    Check this out, study the face carefully… That’s Connie Swingle.

    #17672
    dino
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    Ta-Da ! …We might have more Dover- Garlits info confirmed than the Museum Now !Thanks Maso …did the trick !

    #17675
    dino
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    ‘Large Father’ confirms…another Chapter completed! We sent him nice copies of the shots for Museum! 😆 Maso gets the ODF Award with Oak Leaf Cluster
    just in from From Don:

    “Connie Swingle was there with the Swamp Rat III-C.
    Thanks, Don”

    #17684
    maso
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    quote dinotheweirdo:

    ‘Large Father’ confirms…another Chapter completed! We sent him nice copies of the shots for Museum! 😆 Maso gets the ODF Award with Oak Leaf Cluster
    just in from From Don:

    “Connie Swingle was there with the Swamp Rat III-C.
    Thanks, Don”

    Maybe the “GramDog” should chime in here. He was there that day when number 3 Swamp Rat came to the Dover Drag Strip. He was crewing with Bob Gallaghar’s Gramatan Dodge that day.

    Gram Dog…???

    Your input will be of value here…

    😀

    #17688
    maso
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    quote dinotheweirdo:

    Ralph Rand …just sent 115 photos of Dover 62-63…

    Are we going to see those in the Photo Collections section…??? 😀

    #17693
    paul-ceasrine
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    Dino,

    Here goes. Possible Don Garlits itinerary for 64′. This was passed on to me.

    May 3, 1964 Dover Drag Strip, Wingdale, NY (Runs 8.12 @ 192.40)

    May 10, 1964 Detroit Dragway, Detroit Michigan

    May 17, 1964 (Possible Canada appearance or Car Show)

    May 24, 1964 Ohio appearance (at Magnolia Dragway or Dragway 42, West Salem, Ohio)

    May 31, 1964 Connecticut Dragway (?) (Returns to East Haddam, since breaking the 190 MPH
    (barrier there in September 1963)

    June 6/7 1964 Cecil County Dragway, Maryland (Match race against Jerry Balties)
    (Runs 7.75 @ 194.38)

    June 14, 1964 Sanford, Maine (?)

    June 21, 1964 New Jersey (at Vineland Dragstrip or ATCO)

    June 28, 1964 Pennsylvania (Possible Erie Dragway, Presque Isle, PA)

    July 5, 1964 Sparta, Ontario, Canada (Dominion Day Drag Fest)
    (Match Race vs. Scott Wilson’s “Time Machine”)
    (1964 “Hemi Under Glass” on bill also)

    July 12, 1964 Detroit Dragway, Detroit, Michigan (runs 200.44 mph, unofficial run)

    July 19, 1964 New Jersey (Possible Island Dragway)

    July 26, 1964 Pittsburg International Dragway, Pittsburg, PA (with “Wynn’s Jammer”)

    August 2, 1964 Island Dragway, Great Meadows, New Jersey (runs 7.78 @ 201.34)
    (runs back-up of 200.89)

    August 8, 1964 Atco, New Jersey (Saturday Night) (Runs 197 mph)

    August 9, 1964 Dover Drag Strip, Wingdale, NY (Runs 8.11 @ 196.70)
    * one of the photo’s state that Don Garlits breaks his previous track record at the track)…
    😯 THIS IS TIME STATED IN EASTERN DRAG NEWS FOR MAY 3-64 previous Track Record (Previous to May 3 -64 is stated as 8:12 @ 192) …had to be ’62 appearance cause track didn’t have him in 63 and didn’t usually open til april in spring )

    August 16, 1964 Island Dragway, Great Meadows, New Jersey (Match race vs “Frantic Four”)

    August 22/23, 1964 Detroit Dragway, Detroit, Michigan

    August 30, 1964 Dover, Delaware

    September 6/7, 1964 U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis, Indiana (wins Top Fuel with 7.67 @ 198.22)
    😯
    MAY 23 65…Estern Drag News says Runs 196 @ 8:03

    Does this sound close.

    Paul C.

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