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  • #9120
    tomatohead
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      Dino ,I am gald Carmel Ford was there I got all my early Ford Muscle parts books there from who ever was the parts guy then he had black hair and a mustashe , and I seen Drake run that blue 69 mustang Boss 429 funny car too ,……did he get that car from Jack Roush ??? I seen a picture I have somewhere of a Boss 429 injected 69 mustang funny car that Roush had??……………….anyway some more pics of progess on the Fairlane………………tomato 😀


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      #14655
      storm-king
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        Roush never had a funny that I remember. Drake bought a couple of Al Jonec’s funnies, and I think one of the later one’s (of that era) was the S-W-C car.

        #14681
        cullyflower
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          Maybe this SWC CAR?

          #14684
          vindicator
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            😆 😆 😆 HEY GUYS…”TOTAL PERFORMANCE” TOMATO…IS “CLOSE”…TO BEING “CORRECT-O-MUNDO”…THE BLUE MUSTANG FUNNY CAR BOSS 429…WAS ORIGINALLY WAYNE GAPP’S…WHO WENT INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH JACK ROUSH (THEY BOTH WERE FORD ENGINEERS @ THE TIME) WAYNE HAD A LITTLE PART-TIME SHOP ON OUTER DRIVE IN DEARBORN… DEARBORN PERFORMANCE AUTOMOTIVE…WHICH HE AND DAVE LYALL WORKED/RACED OUT OF…JACK WAS WITH A FORD ENGINEER GROUP…HI-RISERS’…LATER FASTBACKS’ DRAG TEAM/CLUB…HE AND WAYNE HOOKED UP…GAPP & ROUSH PERFORMANCE…I KINDA’ THINK THEY DID OK…WINNING MORE THAN A COUPLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS…AND RUNNING “BIG” NUMBERS…EVERYWHERE FOR YEARS…THEY PRETTY MUCH SUPPLIED ALL THE CYLINDER HEADS (351 CLEVELAND) FOR ALL THE FORD GUYS @ THAT TIME…’COURSE IF YOU’RE A FORD ENTHUSIAST…COULD YA’ EVER FORGET “TIJUANA TAXI”-4-DOOR MAVERICK PRO STOCKER??!! 😀 😀 😀 UNFORTUNATELY THE “MARRIAGE” OF GAPP & ROUSH…WUZ’ LIKE A LOT OF “MARRIAGES”/PARTNERSHIPS IN REAL LIFE…IT “ENDURED” 7-8 YEARS…JACK BOUGHT OUT WAYNE… WHO’S LONG RETIRED & LIVING IN FLORIDA…”CACTUS” JACK HAS ENJOYED JUST A LIL’ SUCCESS…’EH… 😆 😆 😆 THEY WERE “GEARING” UP FOR THE PRO STOCK “RUN”…SO WE BOUGHT THE FUNNY CAR..AND THEY DID A LOT OF DEVELOPMENT WORK WITH/FOR US TO RUN THE MOTOR BOTH ON NITRO…& SUPERCHARGED ALCOHOL…BY MID-70’S THEY WERE SO BUSY WITH THE PRO STOCK STLYE ENGINE BUSINESS/DEVELOPMENT…THEY REALLY DIDN’T HAVE THE TIME…OR INTEREST TO CONTINUE WITH OUR MODEST BUDGET…SO WE WENT TO ED PINK…AWESOME FUEL ENGINE BUILDER…BUT YA’ NEEDED REAL DEEP POCKETS….ALA’ BARRY SETZER…OUR “SMALL TOWN” DEAL…COULDN’T SHINE BARRY’S SHOES 😆 😆 😆 …LET ALONE $PEND…WHAT ED REALLY REQUIRED TO BE ON HIS “DEAL”…ED PINK IS A GENTLEMAN…A LEGEND…A TRUE CLASS GUY…AND HE TRULY EARNED ALL THE ACCOLADES…BUT IT WUZ’…THE “HIGH” RENT DISTRICT!! 😀 😀 😀 DRAKE…A LIL’ LAST THOUGHT “TRIVIA”..GAPP & ROUSH’S KILLER 4-DOOR MAVERICK…”TIJUANA TAXI”….WAS BOUGHT BY A GUY FROM YONKERS,NY…JIMMY MARINO…AND RACED A LITTLE BY HIM IN COMP ELIMINATOR…BEFORE TRAGICALLY MEETING IT’S “DEMISE”…THE CAR GOT “BROADSIDED” (TOTALLED) IN THE PITS @ RACEWAY PARK ,N.J….BY A GUY GUY WHO SAID HIS THROTTLE STUCK… 😥 😥 😥 ENDING TO A HISTORY MAKING CAR…P.S.S. THE LAST 3-4 YEARS OF THE FUNNY CAR DEAL FOR US…I WUZ’ ON MY OWN($)…NO FORD MOTOR…HENCE…NO… HELP/$$$ FROM FAMILY.. 🙁 🙁 🙁 WITH A REAL “MODEST” BUDGET…WE DID OK…WITH THE SHARPEST/BEST GUY…EVER… HAROLD”TINK” SHAEFER…HE DID IT ALL..AND IT WUZ’ ALWAYS RIGHT…HE RAN IT CONSERVATIVELY FOR US…NEVER COMPLAINED THAT WE COULDN’T REALLY “LEAN” ON THE STUFF…THE CAR WAS STEADY.. A GOOD PERFORMER (THAT’S ALL WE NEEDED BY THEN TO “BOOK” THE CAR REGUARLY WEEK TO WEEK)…JUST NOT “REMARKABLE”…’CAUSE I DIDN’T HAVE THE $$$ TO RUN IT VERY HARD…”TINK” WAS A GOOD FRIEND…I NEVER COULD “PAY” HIM FOR ALL HE DID…I NEVER FORGOT THOUGH…THAT HE MADE THOSE LAST FUNNY CAR YEARS YEARS POSSIBLE FOR ME…IT WUZ’ HARD TO “PULL THE PLUG”(NO MO’ MONEEE…HONEEE…)…AND EMBARRASSING/AWKWARD 🙁 🙁 🙁 FOR OUR FRIENDSHIP…I’D PROCEED WITH OUR PINTO NOSTALGIA FUEL FC (GOT A ‘LIL…DO-$RE$-ME TO “BURN”)…IN A “FLASH” IF “SHAEF” WOULD CREW CHIEF IT 😆 😆 😆 CHANCES OF THAT ARE SIMILAR TO ME WAKING UP AS AL SHARPTON…TOMORROW!!!..I’LL HOLD ON TO THE “MEMORIES”…OF ALL “TINK” DID FOR ME/US 😀 😀 :D..PRETTY MUCH EVERY WEEK FOR 15 YEARS @ LEAST… “TINK” WOULD ALWAYS COME BY THE SHOP…LOOK STUFF” OVER…AND HELP US…WE ALWAYS NEEDED HELP!! 😆 😆 😆

            #14688
            storm-king
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              Well I’ll be…did Jack actually run that funny with Wayne? What was it called?

              #14689
              vindicator
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                😀 😀 😀 HEY BILL…NO THE BLUE CAR WAS WAYNE’S ONLY…JUST PRIOR TO HIS PARTNERSHIP WITH JACK… 😀 😀 😀 …WISHING YOU & YOUR FAMILY… HEALTHY…HAPPY…PROSPORUS.. NEW YEAR…& ‘OCOURSE…MERRY CHRISTMAS…DRAKE 😀 😀 😀

                #14690
                storm-king
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                  Wow, it just dawned on me; didn’t Gapp run an earlier Cougar funny? I don’t know how that has slipped by me all these years!
                  Merry Christmas to you and your family as well, Drake. Let’s hope ’09 gives us a chance to get together again!

                  #14713
                  anonymous
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                    Hey Drake,
                    Very cool story.

                    Merry Christmas to everyone.
                    Andy

                    #14720
                    vindicator
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                      😀 😀 😀 HEY BILL…WAYNE GAPP RAN A COUGAR…”SUPER CAT” BEFORE THE MACH1…AND BEFORE THE COUGAR…HE RAN A ’65 COMET WITH A 427 SOHC MOTOR IN THE OLD NASCAR ULTRA STOCK CLASSES…BELIEVE PRIOR TO THAT HE WAS “HOOKED” UP WITH BILL COONS…BILL’S SPEED SHOP.. “KILLER” ’57 T-BIRD 427 SOHC B/MSP…MULTI-TIME NHRA NATIONAL CLASS WINNER.&.NATIONAL RECORD HOLDER (WHEN IT MEANT SOMETHING…BEFORE 24 EVENT “GRID”…AND SO MANY SINGLE “CLASS WIN” CARS) 😉 😉 😉 ‘COURSE ‘DAT WUZ THEN…THIS IS NOW… 😀 😀 😀 DRAKE

                      #14722
                      vindicator
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                        😀 😀 😀 HEY ANDY…I KNOW IT AIN’T SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 😆 😆 😆 BUT “STORIES”… HEY…I GOT A MILLION OF ‘EM…ALL OF US ON THIS SITE… I THINK…HAS BEEN AROUND THE “BLOCK”…@ LEAST…ONCE OR TWICE…SO LET’S START “FESSIN’ UP!!…(AGE…GIVES US THAT “INFINATE WISDOM…’EH) 😆 😆 😆 I JUST HAVE MORE “TIME” ON MY HANDS…TO THINK/REMEMBER THIS STUFF (TOO MUCH TIME!!)… 😆 😆 😆 2009 IS GONNA’ BE DIFFERENT…IT’S GONNA’ BE…”LOOK MA’…MADE IT…TO THE TOP..OF THE WOILD”… BUSY-ZEE 😆 😆 😆 ANDY..WISHING YOU & FAMILY THE MERRIEST OF CHRISTMAS’…AND THE VERY BEST OF NEW YEARS…IN ALL WAYS POSSIBLE…THANX FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP… 😀 😀 😀 DRAKE

                        #14731
                        storm-king-2
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                          Hey Drake,
                          This is Bill. This can be confusing because the first one to have Storm King is II, the 2nd one to use Storm King name is Storm King. Anyway, wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas, hope you get to spend some good times with your boy’s. My son has yet to go down a drag strip, but I still have hope for him. He goes pretty fast without power, google Bill Smrtic & you’ll see.
                          Looking frward to getting together soon.

                          Bill

                          #14739
                          vindicator
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                            😀 😀 😀 HEY BILL…IT DOESN’T TAKE “MUCH”…TO CONFUSE ME…SO LET’S SEE IF I’VE GOT THIS RIGHT…THERE ARE TWO BILL’S…TWO STORM KING’S… #1 & # 2…BUT STILL JUST ONE AWESOME…SMRTIC FAMILY!!! 😀 😀 😀 ….U…DIDN’T “FOOL” ME!!…WISHING…U & FAMILY…THE MERRIEST CHRISTMAS’…AND THE HEALTHIEST,HAPPIEST,MOST PROSPOURUS NEW YEARS’ EVER…I’VE BEEN SAYIN’ FOR A LONG TIME NOW…I’M A LUCKY GUY…JUST LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE FRIENDS…LIKE U…AND YOUR FAMILY!! 😀 😀 😀 THE BOYS’ ARE HOME FOR SEMESTER BREAK…ALTHOUGH THEY’LL PROBABLY HEAD SOMEWHERE FOR A WEEK OR SO AFTER NEW YEARS…BEFORE THEY GO BACK TO SCHOOL…U…KNOW ONCE YOUR SON GETS A “LAP” UNDER HIS BELT…THAT’S THE END OF YOUR “SHOEING” CAREER…IT’S VERY ADDICTIVE… 😆 😆 😆 …I GUESS WE BOTH KNOW THAT…WILL “GOOGLE” UP…GOTTA’ GET ALL THE “REAL DEAL” ‘EH …ONE WAY OR OTHER WE’LL GET TOGETHER IN ’09… 😀 😀 😀 DRAKE

                            #14780
                            dino
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                              DRAKE …Who’s this running the ARROW then? Never saw it before (Found in Big ODF Gallery)…always find something New there !


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                              #14785
                              vindicator
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                                😀 😀 😀 HEY…THE COUGAR…STP SPONSORED…WAS ROY STEFFEY’S OUT OF MICHIGAN…AND WAS DRIVEN BOTH BY MAYNARD RUPP & ARNIE BEHLING ( ARNIE WENT ON TO DRIVE “FAST EDDIE” SCHARTMAN’S FC COUGAR TOO…AND WAS PRETTY INVOVLED WITH NHRA IN LATER YEARS WITH THE SFI CHASSIS CERTIFICATION “DEAL”) THAT STP COUGAR HAD THE FIRST “NEON” PAINT …I EVER SAW…THE SAD 😥 😥 😥 PART OF THIS “STORY”…IS THAT JERRY SCHWARTZ…A LOCAL RACER OUT OF INDIANA(FT. WAYNE)…AND A NICE GUY…BOUGHT THIS CAR…RE-NAMED IT “RATTY CAT” (ALL CARS HADDA’ HAVE A NAME BACK THEN ‘EH) WAS RACING IT @ DALLAS (THEN NHRA SPRING-NATS’)…AND WAS KILLED IN A COLLISION WITH MICKEY THOMPSON’S RED MACH 1 (DANNY ONGIAIS DROVE THE BLUE MT MUSTANG)…DRIVEN BY THE LATE PAT FOSTER…THE MT CAR JUST “LOST IT ABOUT THE 900 FOOT MARK…AND “BROADSIDED” THE COUGAR…JUST A BAD DEAL…SOMETIMES IT JUST HAPPENS I GUESS…LIKE THE “FATE” OF LIFE…CAN’T “LOSE” SIGHT OF THE FACT…THERE IS A EVER PRESENT DANGER IN MOTORSPORTS… 🙂 🙂 🙂 DRAKE

                                #14800
                                dino
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                                  Drakes GOOOOOOD at this Ford stuff! knew he’d know !

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