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Old 03-29-2019, 05:52 PM   #1
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Thought you'd like to see them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-J52Oi-M-Y
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Old 03-29-2019, 06:05 PM   #2
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Ron, thanks for that, looks like a great event.
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Looks like a great time ! Doesn't look much like Vermont though!!lol Thanks for sharing !
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:03 PM   #4
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Thanks for posting. What a fantastic way to spend a day.
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:25 PM   #5
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That was just awesome.. I never thought I'd see Wilfred drive a banger...??
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:28 PM   #6
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This is amazing! Thanks for sharing, Ron!
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:02 PM   #7
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Really fun! Thanks for posting!



That Thunderbird at the beginning is so nice. 1958-59 birds are my favorites.

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Old 03-29-2019, 09:12 PM   #8
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My goodness! All of those open cars racing without rollbars! Where is the NHRA?
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:46 PM   #9
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OL' Ron Thanks for sharing !!!

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Old 03-29-2019, 10:20 PM   #10
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I found that on U Tube, almost as good as the other stuff. When I was out in Denver backin 05 with Paul ( Rumbulseast) we visited all the old hill climbers and even went up that hill in his roadster. Too bad we don't have a video of that.
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:38 PM   #11
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Ron I did some regular searches on the hill climb. Nothing before 2014 online. Someone probably has it. But you was there, so what could be better.
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:45 PM   #12
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That was great Ron! Wish I could bring my AV8 to one of those gigs.
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:31 AM   #13
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i know some of the guys and there cars, it was only a couple of 100 miles from my house. mabey next year i will go. thanks
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Old 03-31-2019, 09:23 AM   #14
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Great fun.
Wish they had a real Christmas tree.
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I would guess that because a tree was not used until the early 1960s they might be trying to be more reprehensive of the 1950s time period.
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When they went from a Flagman to a "Christmas Tree" was about the same time I quit drag racing.
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When they went from a Flagman to a "Christmas Tree" was about the same time I quit drag racing.
What did you race tubman?
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Great fun.
Wish they had a real Christmas tree.
That would have spoiled it IMO. The more period correct the better.
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My goodness! All of those open cars racing without rollbars! Where is the NHRA?
LOL. Roll bars in cars that are likely running 16-17 second 1/4's would be........goofy IMO
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I thought this was interesting:

... for years, the colorful and acrobatic "flagman" had signaled the start of each race, but the flag starter system, popular with fans and racers alike, had its flaws. Foul starts were rampant as drivers flinched and left if the starter so much as accidentally blinked his eyes, and each starter had his own unique personality … and his "tells," as Garlits himself pointed out in his book tales From the Drag Strip: "We had all gotten pretty good at reading the flag starter just by watching his eyes. We could read the muscles in his arms and how they tightened up just before he threw the flag. … The older guys hated it when the Tree came in. We eventually adjusted to it, but we really didn’t want it." Plus there was talk, at smaller events away from the national limelight, of starter favoritism in sharing a pre-waving signal and outrage when a starter might inadvertently minutely change his normal procedure. Electronics was the answer.
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