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Old racing pics

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http://dragnews.com.au/images/agorapro/attachments/296/mini_John-Force.jpg

John Force at same meeting.
Apparently, the first time he ever raced a nitro car was here in Oz

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http://dragnews.com.au/images/agorapro/attachments/296/mini_Jim-Read.jpg

Jim Read and I think the other car was Marvin Graham from US. AT Surfers Paradise.

This was probably the last time Top Fuel, (or anyone else) did fire burnouts, as I recall reading later that there was some slaps on the wrist. (Although someone else might be able to fill in some more detail about that)

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I think tha last time I remember a fire burnout was by Jim Read at the '86 ADR Grand Finals at Calder. I had also seen him do one a year or two before that at Heathcote. I have a signed mounted photo somewhere at my parents place.

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http://dragnews.com.au/images/agorapro/attachments/296/mini_John-Force.jpg

John Force at same meeting.
Apparently, the first time he ever raced a nitro car was here in Oz

That's pretty cool!

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A few bikes. I took these at Heathcote in the 80's. I have no idea who they are.
http://dragnews.com.au/images/agorapro/attachments/74/mini_8-12-2010-068.JPG

http://dragnews.com.au/images/agorapro/attachments/74/mini_8-12-2010-136.JPG
And one from Calder mid 1980's Top Bike?

http://dragnews.com.au/images/agorapro/attachments/74/mini_04720004.JPG

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I'm no expert, but here's my guesses.

Bike 1: Warlord bike, owned by Fatcat Hoskins, ridden by Peter Allen?
Bike 2: Twinkle Taylor?
Bike 3: No idea

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I'm no expert, but here's my guesses.

Bike 1: Warlord bike, owned by Fatcat Hoskins, ridden by Peter Allen?
Bike 2: Twinkle Taylor?
Bike 3: No idea

You are spot on with the first two Ralph. I'm a little lost on the third also. I'm trying to recall who ran TB back in the mid 80's. Rick Thornley, Stan Pobjoy, I know it's not either of them.....

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Not my picture (over 15 years before I was born lol), but I think this is Ross Mellish at Adelaide. I just love the look of these old dragsters, especially with all the extra body work around the back of the car.

http://www.dragnews.com.au/images/agorapro/attachments/262/TF-Car.jpg

Edited by: Quartermile - 03-10-12 00:12:11

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Ralph wrote:


I'm no expert, but here's my guesses.

Bike 1: Warlord bike, owned by Fatcat Hoskins, ridden by Peter Allen?
Bike 2: Twinkle Taylor?
Bike 3: No idea

You are spot on with the first two Ralph. I'm a little lost on the third also. I'm trying to recall who ran TB back in the mid 80's. Rick Thornley, Stan Pobjoy, I know it's not either of them.....

Paul and Ralph, someone sent me a private message (no idea who it was) to say it's Mark Gedye riding AC/B in pic 3
Thanks to everyone else for the other names.
Andrew

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Your source is correct Andy.
Number 289=Mark Gedye

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Thanks Ralph,you are a font of knowledge.

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Here's an A/S car from a Calder street meet I snapped.Mid 1980's
Neil Holman?
He ran in Super Stock occasionally as well.

http://dragnews.com.au/images/agorapro/attachments/74/mini_04660002.JPG

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Its amazing what weird stuff stays in your head.
I reckon 289 is the only bike number that I would recognize.

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if you zoom in enough i think that is trevor birrel standing in front

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i have a video of heathcote aust nationals 1984 i think it is, went over with ray easson and david mellows
the vid shows barry taylor doing the burnout in shorts ,shoe`s and socks no helmet then giving the bike back to twinkle , the good old days
ray was running super street bike i think he lost in the third rnd against dave millington 2stroke yammy
dave`s bike would`nt light the second stage light so the starter foot his foot in the beam so he could
stage . like i said the good old days

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