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NHRA - Old Skool

Post by Sea Bass » Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:07 am

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Post by Tire Dude » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:47 pm

Looks like the Dragster in the first pick suffered a minor clutch failure. :shock:

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Post by BLT 77 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:01 am

The last picture was Jim Nicoll's crash at the US Nationals in 1970. His clutch exploded, which cut the car in half. It was the final round of eliminations, Don Prudhomme was the winner.

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Post by Stew » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:29 am

The good ole days :thumbright:
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Post by Swandogg » Thu May 08, 2008 9:07 pm

BLT 77 wrote:The last picture was Jim Nicoll's crash at the US Nationals in 1970. His clutch exploded, which cut the car in half. It was the final round of eliminations, Don Prudhomme was the winner.
It was a clutch explosion in his own front-engine dragster that prompted "Big Daddy" Don Garlits to build a rear-engine TF'er, and not long after that, everyone had switched over to that configuration. Very cool collection of pics, Kevin! I wonder where the body ended up on the funny car in the second pic? :shock:
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Post by camelexpressdriver26 » Sat May 10, 2008 9:44 am

HOLY CRAP that dragster body went really high
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Post by doylestownstew » Mon May 26, 2008 9:26 pm

"The last picture was Jim Nicoll's crash at the US Nationals in 1970. His clutch exploded, which cut the car in half. It was the final round of eliminations, Don Prudhomme was the winner."

Saw that on TV-Prudhomme very shook up afterwards said he would never race again.

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Post by Buildy » Sat May 31, 2008 4:35 pm

Nitromethane is a harsh mistress.
This scene at the Legendary Lions Drag strip in the LA area in 1968 is forever etched in my mind.
The entire bottom end and crank and pistons blow onto the ground just coming off the line.


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