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    lee
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      I’m good friends, and a former neighbor, of Randy at Drag Graphix in North Brookfield, MA. He did a restorative paint job on a 1968 Charger that he said was owned by Gene O’Neill and raced in the Northeast. I don’t know if that car ever came to Dover. The car was a orange/yellow paint and on the door it said “Gene’s” and might also have been called Flintstone Charger. I have seen an older version of the car where Flintstone Charger was one the side, but that’s not the one that Randy restored. Randy does superb work and showed me photos of the car and a magazine feature on the car. Apparently there was a small back spoiler and it had a saying on it, but no one could remember the saying, so the back spoiler was left white with no saying at all. Does anyone remember what the saying was?

      Any help would be appreciated.

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      dino
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        Flintstone Charger ? famous funnys ….Dave Koffel ran the ‘Flintstone Flyer’s’ and Bob Steel ran a ‘Flintstone Charger’.

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        dino
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          Ok Mopar experts …Can ya help Lee out on this one ?

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          storm-king
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            The “GENE’s car that I know of was a ’65 990 car (factory super stocker) that had a 2% rear wheel alteration. It was oragne and white, it’s out ther today just like it was in the day. It was a beautiful car. It did have Flintstone Charger in small script lettering behind the door and in front of the rear wheelwell. It may well have been an old or former Koffel car. We ran against it at Conn dragway in ’68. He came over to our car, which at the time was the black Arrow with our livery, and told us if he had a car that looked that bad, he’d be ashamed to race it. We beat him first round.
            “hey buddy, wanna trade some pretty for some fast?”

            #34537
            flintstonecharger
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              quote LEE:

              I’m good friends, and a former neighbor, of Randy at Drag Graphix in North Brookfield, MA. He did a restorative paint job on a 1968 Charger that he said was owned by Gene O’Neill and raced in the Northeast. I don’t know if that car ever came to Dover. The car was a orange/yellow paint and on the door it said “Gene’s” and might also have been called Flintstone Charger. I have seen an older version of the car where Flintstone Charger was one the side, but that’s not the one that Randy restored. Randy does superb work and showed me photos of the car and a magazine feature on the car. Apparently there was a small back spoiler and it had a saying on it, but no one could remember the saying, so the back spoiler was left white with no saying at all. Does anyone remember what the saying was?

              Any help would be appreciated.

              Hello,car is 65 factory liteweight Hemi Dodge Coronet.Randy painted car in 68 paint style.It is same car that was orange and white with Flintstone Charger in large letters down side,that is how car was for 66&67,gets confusing because there was also an altered wheelbase 65 Dodge painted same way at that time that was raced by Bob Ramstrom and later Bob Steele.I have pics. of my car @ Dover in 65&66,not sure about 67-8 when Gene raced it,will ask him.The spoiler you mention was the back of trunklid, I have found back picture of car and it was lettered “K.A.R. AUTO BODY,MONSON, MASS.Gene did not remember that until he saw pic.Have talked to guy that painted car,had some good info/stories,later, SteveO

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              dino
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                FOUND THIS just By putting ‘Flinstone” in search …With Total posts 27087 • Total topics 2709 …we probably have “IT” someplace:

                Re: ENGLISHTOWN on TV..watch for Video -Bob!

                The ‘Flintstone’Charger’ 65′ Dodge S/SA car was originally owned by Bob Ramstrom, out of Worcester. Mass. In 1965 it was red, and lettered “Bloodhound’, and sponsored by
                Yates Dodge, out of Worcester.
                I think it is Gene O’Neill, who got the car after that, re-painted it, and named it the
                ‘Flintstone Charger’. Gene was also out of Worcester, Mass.
                I think that is correct.
                Both Bob Ramstrom and Gene O’Neill got 1968 Hemi Super/Stock Darts in 68′.
                Wonder if either of them came to Dover with their Hemi Darts???

                Also, found a late-October 1965 photo of the ‘Black Arrow’ at a Cars Magazine event.
                The car had the injectors on it (may have been the first time with the Hilborn system).
                Also had red-steel rims with 10” slicks, which could have come from Bud ‘Hemi Honker’
                Faubel. Doc was applying the rosin on the track for the burn-out.

                Paul…Doing Homework Today Paul Ceasrine

                Hey! The old Gene’s “Flintstone Charger” They ran the heads up super stock series at Conn. dragway with us that year. They had a 2% altered rear wheelbase; thought no one noticed. Tech sure didn’t. Anyway, beautiful car. They came over and looked at ours; mind you, the “”Black Arrow” was a well used, money makin’ race car, not some prissy show car like the Gene’s group. Anyway the guy says to my brother “if I had a car that looked that bad (refering to ours) I wouldn’t run it”. We beat him first round.
                Storm King

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                don-kauer
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                  Wow, I guess there was some piss in someones Cheerios 😆

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