HOW’S THIS FOR HISTORY (From Brian M.)

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  • #8639
    dino
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    A/FX Crash in 1970. Plenty more photos of this in color ,in the ODF Members Gallery. BUT GET THIS-Brian(our Track Historian) FOUND the headlight rim ,just THIS YEAR, nosing around the weeds at the track! 30 years later 😯 ! !


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    #12285
    hvy70ss
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    WOW!!
    OK let’s do some CSI with this….although I’m a life long GM fan, my guess is a 65-66 Dodge or Plymouth?? Any other guess?? Nice find Brian!!

    Bob

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    vindicator
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    HEY GUYS….I’M HARDLY A “HISTORIAN”…BUT THAT CAR ACTUALLY WAS SHIRLEY (“DRAG-ON-LADY”)AND HER HUSBAND H.L. SHAHAN’S (FROM CALIFORNIA) IT WAS A DODGE, NOT HER WINTERNATIONALS WINNING PLYMOUTH…IT WAS TO RUN THE OLD NHRA B/XS(WITH INJECTORS) CXS WITH CARBS CLASSES..PAUL DUBE, A GARAGE OWNER AND HIS DRIVER, BUCKY WERE FROM ANSONIA ,CT….THEY WERE COOL GUYS…FUN LOVIN’ DUDES..(ALWAYS SOME “STEAMY” BABES TOO!!) THEY TOOK THE POWERTRAIN OUT OF THIS “WRECK” AND PURCHASED A DODGE CHARGER FLIP-TOP FUNNY CAR(MIGHT HAVE BEEN “WILD” BILL FLYNN’S) AND RACED SOME WITH US IN TOM “SMOKER” SMITH’S EAST COAST FUEL FUNNY CAR CIRCUIT…ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO SEEING THEM…THEY’D GIVE YOU THE PROVERBIAL “SHIRT OFF THEIR BACK”…FUN TIMES…HAVEN’T SEEN OR HEARD FROM THEM IN YEARS (PROBABLY 20 PLUS)…I “BELIEVE” THE DODGE WAS A ’65…AND THEY BOUGHT FROM SHAHAN IN ’66-’67…THAT’S ALL I KNOW…AND I DON’T KNOW NO MO'(ON THIS SUBJECT!!!) 😆 DRAKE VISCOME

    #12287
    dino
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    Might be wrong about more photos in ODF gallery…got some someplace , But its not this car. Had “challenger” on the side…purple and white. Could be …don’t know..Drake sounds like he’s on the case here but wreck is in ’70? .More digging to do.

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    HEY GUYS….PAUL & BUCKY “NAMED” CAR CHALLENGER….TO BEST OF MEMORY (A LITTLE “FADED” AT THIS POINT) THIS CAR NEVER HAD SHIRLEY SHAHAN’S “DRAG-ON-LADY” (LIKE THE WINTER-NATS’ WINNING PLYMOUTH) NAME ON IT…SOMEBODY OUGHTA’ REMEMBER PAUL/HIS GAS STATION IN ANSONIA (A PRETTY ACTIVE “HOT CAR” AREA IN THOSE DAYS) OR BUCKY (DRIVER)…THEY HAD A PRETTY FAIR SIZED “CIRCLE” OF PEOPLE AROUND THEM REGULARLY…AS I SAID PREVIOUSLY…THEY WERE GOOD GUYS, WHO ALWAYS HAD SOMETHING “GOING ON”….GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU PI$$ YOUR PANTS (WITH LAUGHTER) …AT LEAST A COUPLE OF TIMES DURING A RACE DAY/WEEKEND…THERE PICS’ IN THE MEMBERS GALLERY OF CAR (BEFORE CRASH) AND SOME PICS’ OF PAUL &”SQUEEZE” @ YEAR END PARTY…SORRY THAT I LOST TOUCH WITH THEM (AND A LOT OF OTHERS)…THAT “ETERNAL” CHASE OF MONEY…BUSINESS…FAMILY/KIDS…AND CONTINUING TO RACE REGULARLY, ALBEIT EVEN ON A SMALLER SCALE…WELL…YOU GET THE “IDEA”…DRAKE VISCOME 🙁 😆 😀

    #12292
    dino
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    Found In ODF(T.Oshea)Gallery…Is this Bucky & Car before Crash? looking for more…………..


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    #12293
    dino
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    FOUND IT ! took some digging (That Gallery is BIG !)Gallery 6 has more in color……………..


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    #12294
    vindicator
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    HEY DINO….THAT BE BUCKY…THAT “HOLLYWOOD” DREAMBOAT!!!…LOOKING AS COOL,CALM, COLLECTED…AS ALWAYS…I’D SAY WE NEED TO FIND THESE GUYS…THEY COULD BRING AT LEAST A FEW “STORIES” (THAT EVEN COULD BE TOLD ON THIS FORUM) TO THE “TABLE”…IT’S UP TO YOU & YOUR OPERATIVES…SUPER SLUETH!! DRAKE 😆 😆 😆

    #13112
    dino
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    Still have a post on these guys in Where Are They Now….Anybody ?: Bucky And Paul Dube ???? Dover CSI ???

    #19027
    dino
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    Searched pretty deep for theses two and even had someone that lives there ,do a hunt…Zip. But Back to topic..the headlight rim…Part of Brain’s ‘Ttraveling Dover Museum…see the real thing at the Reunion.

    #19028
    vbob
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    HEY

    I found this up in the attic !
    ‘V’


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    #19060
    dino
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    Top shot -Blue and white paint ..just like Shirley had it. They just relettered it..Bottom …repainted and crashed with this paint job…STILL looking For Paul Dube And driver “Bucky” !

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