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    anonymous
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    Hi all… My name is Steve Hale and I live in the UK. A long way from Dover you may say and ”why is he here?” Truth is I never really knew about Dover dragway other than a name but I have been steered here by a car. I was crew man on Bill Casey’s ‘Super Pumpkin’ 57 Chevy during some of it’s time in the UK. I love that car with a passion and have a fairly good record of it’s life since leaving Bill. I went on to race my own cars but strangely my times with ‘The Pumpkin’ were the real favourites when I look back on things. Despite my health not being as good as it was I still retain my love of cars and currently have a 392 powered 34 Ford on the road along with a couple of other projects.
    Looking forward to studying the history of your track and hope you don’t mind me being here. Most of all I would like to live out a 30 year ambition of actually talking to Bill!
    Thank you…. 😀


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    #15764
    vbob
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    Hey

    Steve
    Welcome to Wingdale, New York.
    You are part of the DDS extended family!!
    I see you had a taste of New England winter!!
    Join ODF and get to see all the great photos !!
    Post pics of your car and any others yo might have of the ‘Super Squash’ !!
    Good to have you on board the SS Dover Drag Strip.Com cruz ship !!
    Don’t wish too hard for meeting Billy,if you got good eyes you can look across the pond and see him on the other shore on the beaches of Rode Island !!
    Get you friends on the site,love to have em!!!
    Best of health to y a!!

    ‘V’Bob

    #15767
    anonymous
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    Thanks for the warm welcome Bob. Talking to Bill on here would be just fine! 🙂

    #15771
    vbob
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    Hey

    Billy,someones knocking on your door!!

    ‘V’

    #15773
    dino
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    BILLY ! Talk to the man…he’s been baby sitting the Pumpkin ! ” Plump with the pump”….I made a funny
    really great to see the old girl being taken car of…man if that car could talk. …Ill’ dig up some ODF photos for ole “Plump” to see here in action !

    #15774
    dino
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    Heres Some ! lot more in ODFGalleries ! …like ’68-’69…changed wheels a lot ! and who’s passed out there? …lunch at Sam’s ?


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    #15777
    dino
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    Plumpcars just became an ODF !..Our first in UK ! “Plump”, I only am aware of Eurodragster.com …Any Better “Euro” websites, to maybe contact “Brits” that might have Ameican or Dover former Race Cars ? Other countries Too (In English)

    #15779
    anonymous
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    There is a nostalgia site in the UK Dino. I’m not sure about the rest of Europe though.
    I was put onto this site by one of your posters coming on the UKdrn site.

    http://www.ukdrn.co.uk/

    #15780
    dino
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    THIS SITE IS GREAT…looks like ours…Look what I found in General Photos heading :” Scenes from the Pits” Lot of stuff Here …Take some time …we’ll find all kinds of stuff !


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    #15782
    anonymous
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    I would like to add that I found this site with the guidance of ‘Dragfarout’. He came looking ‘in England’ for some information on Super Pumpkin and found me. I have been chasing information on the car myself for a number of years but apart from a couple of photos (1 ’57, 1 Camaro) I always drew a blank with Bill Casey. It’s a great feeling to finally be able to put together a lot of the cars history and learn about ‘it’s soul’.
    Thanks so much to all concerned. 😀

    #15783
    hvy70ss
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    How cool is this!! “Whoda Thunk?? ” The internet is amazing. Welcome aboard.

    Bob Smith

    #15784
    masracingtd1167
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    Billy Griffin and I went to visit Billy yesterday . we spent most of the day bench racing I guess that’s what we do the best.

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    masracingtd1167
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    #15790
    bossguy
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    Billy Caseys the only guy I know that can blow up an engine bench racing!

    #15809
    dino
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    Billy …this Guy Steven Hale wants to get in touch with you …Click on his user name to see his Profile …his e-mail right there !

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