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    dino
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      Now I thought I had a pretty good idea of the Carmel Ford ” Vindicators”, campaigned by Drake Viscome UNTIL Drake “hisself” ,dusted off the scrapbooks …and started sending me Photos of his Cars I NEVER KNEW exsisted ..so here goes ———————————————
      OLD CARS LOCATED IN PHOTOS that might never have been seen for some Time !


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      #13096
      dino
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        I have MORE …hold on …….Some found in Big ODF(T.O’Shea) Photo gallery…Falcon courtesy -Video Bob


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        #13097
        dino
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          BUT …the one “that got away”…no photos YET….Drake’s First -Gasser…a COMET, Red &White… first one I lettered for him and how we met. Dover CSI-?

          #13103
          bobby-s
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            Dino
            this the one,,
            from a Reporter Dispatch (local paper) article
            Feb. 9th, 1967

            bobby s.


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            #13104
            storm-king
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              Dino, you won’t believe this but I have a picture of that Comet! Of the very few photos that survived the move from Ok. To Ky., that one is still around. I’ve got a shot of it in the staging lanes.
              I know Drake bought at least a couple of Al Joniec’s cars over the years, and it looks like the Sam Auxier Mustang in one picture, and I’d bet the former Stone, Woods, And Cook Mustang in another. In fact, I think that’s the S,W,&C Pinto, also. I always like the Bat-Car with the electro-statically applied fuzz paint job. Not great for low drag, but cool for sure!
              I’m blown away buy all the other cars though! I had no idea either. Drake has been a blessed man to have had all that fun; and yes, he really did keep his kit in top shape.

              Love the chopped, probably 2.0 Pinto gasser! Long live comp eliminator! Down with NHRA!

              #13107
              dino
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                Thats It Booby ! And the flathead rail that Pat Cramer (ODF Member) got. …..AND Ford fans …THERE’S MORE ! Drake just jammed my e-mail with so many …give me some time to post….I had NO idea! whew!


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                #13109
                bobby-s
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                  Then I bought the FED from Drake & his dad.
                  there are 2 pictures in Terry’s galleries of it.
                  one with my brother being flat towed after a run and
                  another with me putting day light under the front wheels
                  1969-1971 seasons.

                  #13111
                  dino
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                    Thought I was done here BUT NOOOOO…Drakes sending More After these ,later this week 😯
                    For sale ad from a Dover Program…what would THAT be worth now?….
                    NOTICE ENGINE WITH “HOLES” IN THE CENTER…TRICK LIMITD PROD> Can_AM MOTOR (not A HEMI)


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                    #13181
                    dino
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                      More from Drake…This is an interesting shot…Can just see the nose of Skip North’s Full body “Norseman Chopper” Dragster running with Drake …( Skip …need a ‘whole ” shot of this car-don’t have !) looks like 74-75 right ?


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                      #13182
                      dino
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                        Drake at Cecil County…Who’s in the All American Drake ?


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                        #13183
                        dino
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                          Drake at Beaver Srings against the Kustom Kuda.


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                          #13190
                          dennis-doubleday
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                            The “All-American” is Butch Kernodle’s car,although Charles Lee may be driving it here.The “Keystone Kuda” is Joe Amato out of PA.Cool shots,thanks Dino. Dennis Doubleday

                            #13244
                            dino
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                              LAST BATCH …he did send me some Current things of his Son’s so I’ll put those in Current Projects forum heading . WHEN I GET A COLLECTION LIKE THIS…I WILL post for the viewing pleasure of All visiting as part of our Intention to present and preserve our heritage of never before published, personal photos from the Dover Days …next up will be additions to the “Terenzio Files” In photos heading as we have recieved more. IF We continue to get large “Team” or Driver collections like these…we’ll go to seperate page gallery’s …..hope that happens-(About TO DO the LAGANA Collection!)


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                              #13682
                              dino
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                                Opps …Drake found some more ! (could That be a little Dig at the Grapestomper -LaRegina?…in the cartoon ) 😆


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                                #13684
                                vindicator
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                                  😀 😀 😀 NAW’ NOT EVEN CLOSE ON ANY “DIG”…@ THE LIL’ OL WHINEMAKER/BOBBY LA REGINA… BOBBY HELPED US SO MANY TIMES…FOR SO MANY YEARS…”U” CAN’T BITE THE HAND….THAT FEEDS YA’…BUNKIE!!!…U-DINO…OUGHTA’ KNOW… U DREW THE “CARTOON” ON THAT COMET…IT WUZ’ “OFF” OF DOUG NASH’S B/FX COMET!!!…BUT THEN AGAIN… YOU WERE LIKE 16-17… AS I WAS…AND MOST EVERYDAY…AT SOME POINT… I REALIZE…THAT WUZ’ A LONG TIME AGO!!!…AT LEAST IN CALENDAR…YEARS…. 😆 😆 😆 DRAKE

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