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Old 11-01-2010, 05:51 PM   #1
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Default Old Corvette Drag pictures.

I was looking through the introductions section of the forum & came across this posting - There are some great C1 & C2 drag pictures at the URL dino has below.

This link will take you straight to the Corvette Pictures:
http://www.doverdragstrip.com/phpBB3...st=0&sk=t&sd=a
Dino's link takes you to the websites main page.

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yup ...I'm a Dover guy. Actually former announcer and administrator of tribute site:
www.doverdragstrip.com Always looking for former dover guys and invite you to visit our active Forum...Looking for all former Corvette racers ! Dino
This was my favorite:

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Old 11-01-2010, 06:20 PM   #2
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I remember many of them. Al Bowes always ran strong, Lovallo was on top of game. I co-held a couple of records with Dick Moroso. Covettes were in abundance back in the 60s at Dover. NHRA finals in Las Vegas yesterday almost had the son of one of Dover's legends winning top fuel. Bobby Lagana's son Dom made it to the finals against Schuamcer. In nearly 50 years Bobby has never given up and always runs on a shoestring. At Dover he was always popular and always hard to beat. His first wife's sister married one of my best friend . We often got together after the races for a "few rounds". Lots of fun and good memories.
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Ahh the good old days at Dover! In the background you can see Bob Olivers' lone TR3 an excercise in futility against the Vette onslaught.



Racing my freshly painted GT350 (6S1534)



Gene Terenzio, Antone Adesso, The Kool Aid kids, Skip North and his dragster, Tink Schaeffer...Billy Casey and Super Pumpkin......wow..Al Hoffman - Hangem High

Remember Connecticut Dragway???




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Old 11-01-2010, 09:43 PM   #4
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For those who remember the old Dover Drags, there's a reunion next summer.

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http://forums.corvetteforum.com/nort...-the-pits.html
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:59 PM   #5
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The '54 at the bottom of OP looks like Tommy Accuri (spelling). Never ran very well and was all over the place going down the track
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Awesome pics, old drags were cool !!! thanks for the posts.
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this is the best .joe fisher jump in with Toms old race vettes ! I wonder what kind of ET`s where expected from those old C-1s back then
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this is the best .joe fisher jump in with Toms old race vettes ! I wonder what kind of ET`s where expected from those old C-1s back then
Most in the range of low 14's high 13's. Good ones would run in low 13s. Back then 7" slick was the max for stock classes and some modified classes
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Awesome pics!

My favorite


Thanks for the link.
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The '54 at the bottom of OP looks like Tommy Accuri (spelling). Never ran very well and was all over the place going down the track
Maybe that homemade straight axle was welded in and aligned "by eyeball".
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Maybe that homemade straight axle was welded in and aligned "by eyeball".
Probably as good as the roll-bar ! Every time down the track it would jump nearly sideways back and forth going down the track. It covered about 1/3 mile instead of 1/4. It not only was wicked handling, but pretty slow too.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:28 AM   #13
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Old Corvettes never die, they just go squirrelier!
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Here's a few from Connecticut Dragway 1969 & 70.




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Here's a few from New England Dragway.




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Old 11-04-2010, 03:37 PM   #16
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Nice pic,s keep them coming.....
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Here's a link to a 66 Vette Gasser we are restoring. I was told it ran out of Columbus OH and National Trail Drag Strip. It was Green at the time. If anyone remembers it I would love to hear from you.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...t=gasser+vette


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Old 11-06-2010, 09:47 PM   #18
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@ Fred, we've talked about your past exploits but I never fully understood how much you were involved in drag racing back in the day.
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