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  • #9585
    vbob
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    HEY
    heres another!

    ‘V’


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    #17841
    dino
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    V-Bob…Your collection never ends ! …of note…everytime you post a shot …”It opens another door’ …IF you look in the background…like here ! who’s “Mr. Z-28″ F/S from R & S …another Dover Guy to ‘ID” and Find ! 😀 OH ! as you would say….Steve Kanuika ? had more than one location…lets see if our guys can fill-in the info and I guess he was from like Hawiiaan Islands ?

    #17850
    vbob
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    HEY

    run that ct tag and find out who that is !!
    OH, RnS was something in Ct 2!
    OH,OH,got others outta that shop, the girls are off for the weekend, too hot upstairs for me!!

    ‘V’

    #17851
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    HEY Dino..V Bob
    can’t remember his name…was from Danbury area…friend of Louie Sauli..thats why they are both together in pic…
    Paul Galvin knew him also…
    I’m talking about Mr. Z28…the yellow camaro was Louie Sauli’s

    #17853
    dino
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    Theres even more in that shot …Ford fairlane and a 58 chev. ……hmmmmm

    #17856
    vbob
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    HEY

    do you mean this fairlane??…………………….Dead On with a 0[edit-dino]
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    #17863
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    I remember when Steve Kanuika opened up his shop in Concordville, Pa. it was in the bottom of a barn on route 1. He
    had an altered wheelbase Mopar and a really sharp looking Willys blown and injected. I dont recall ever seeing either one
    of them at the track. This was in 64 or 65 when he opened there. He had a brother Bill and they were together in a shop
    before they split with Steve coming to concordville. He had the 37 willys C/G pickup that was well known for doing huge
    wheelstands and also running good. Sponsoring Jungle Jim and Lew Arringtons Brutus funny cars really got his name being
    noticed. After the willys he ran the Jungle Jim camaro team car in super stock C.

    #17866
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    The Semmes Ford Fairlane belonged to Tom Caldera and Jim Conte of Yonkers. Tom has Newport Restorations in Newport, California. Jimmy Conte and his son have a repair shop in Newburgh and race a Cobra Jet Mustang. Tom teamed with the late Nate Cohen on the “Nazy Crate” fairlanes. Both good friends of Drake.

    #17871
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    Hi Guys,

    Some names from the past, Tom Caldera and Jim Conte of Yonkers. I was in the same car club with them in Yonkers and we raced alot with Jimmy “Whitey” and his brother Danny at Westhampton and NY National. Jimmy had a red Ford Fairlane “390”, might be the same car as the photo? Jimmy was real good with the epoxy for those cross bolts, haha. Had tons of fun with them back in the day.

    Andy Panessa

    #17872
    bossguy
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    Hi Andy, I believe that was the red car. I stopped at their shop down behind Saunders (School st?) Tommy lifted the pan off the short block to show me the cross bolts LOL

    #17873
    vbob
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    HEY

    the doors flew wide open on this one!!
    OH ,Thanks a lot guys for names, places and car pics!!
    OH OH Very very nice !!Keep up the excellent job !!

    ‘V’

    #17879
    dino
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    opps 😯 Another Door here…Just Heard from Victor Mengler ! …Ran a Black & white ’57 (Had blue headlights ! ) …61-62-E/S …I/S …Vic’s in New Fairfields AND older brorther of —-> Frank Mengler (in Brewster,N.Y. now )…that partnered with Bob Herman with the Speed Freak Camaro ….They bought it From Louie . Vics got early 60’s photos coming our way…Blown Hearse,hellzapoppin …and others. OH- He’s our Latest ODF Too…watch for Vic at Marcus. Got a call into brother Frank…left the ole “Attention in the pits” on his answering machine. Anybody know what happened to the car?….Maybe Frank or Bobby know. Check Bobby S. collection in ODF Gallery for more shots of the Speed Freak…still with Kanuika on the rear fenders.

    #17891
    bobby-s
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    time to V Bob to go up-stairs again 🙄
    any pictures of Frank Menglers ’55 T-Bird ❓
    with the set back chevy in it.

    #17893
    dino
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    Sure ! The ODF Galleries…I lettered “The Mouse” t-bird .

    #20355
    cullyflower
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    I saw on the NHRA website that Steve Kanuika died on september 20.

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