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Racing History - Mopars in NHRA

Discussion in 'Historical' started by Beentherebefore, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Fast Eddie

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    Buddy was also an early proponent of turbocharging.


    Thanks
    Randy



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  3. Beentherebefore

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    Bud Faubel had a long history with HP Mopars. I just read recently that he fielded and drove a Chrysler 300 @ the old Flying Mile event that was held on the sands of Daytona Beach back in the 50s. I think that the last one was held in 1960 but I may be mistaken on that. He ran his "Honker" Dodges in drag racing events for 4 or 5 years but I never saw one in action as he was one of the few Mopar SS drivers that never towed all the way out to the West Coast - at least not to the events that I attended. You couldn't miss reading about his exploits, though, as he was frequently featured in "Drag News", "National Dragster" and other drag racing publications.
     
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    I have an older Chrysler Hemi magazine and it showed Bud's Hemi Honker Turbo.

    I think he ran it at Bonneville?? Your picture posted reminded me of that magazine.

    I'll have to dig it out to see if I was dreaming about him on the Salt Flats.!!

    Very cool guy, RIP.

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    Looking forward to seeing/hearing what you find.
     
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    He must have been running this one around that same time..................

    Bud Faubel's Funny car '65.jpg
     
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    And for our friends from "The Great White North".................

    Canadian Mopar dealer ad - 1964.jpg
     
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    Great Sox & Martin article from Hemmings.....Classic photos for sure!
     
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    64 car with a 65 front end

     
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    A couple more shots (shared from Pinterest) of early cars fielded by the Golden Commandos race team.

    Golden Commandos '63 incl wagon.jpg

    I never knew that the team raced a max-wedge wagon. I'm wondering if it's original. Ed, do you happen to know? If it is, it would be one of only two that were actually built on the assembly line.
     
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    Hallowed ground if you are a fan of Mopar's history in NHRA...............

    Keith Black's shop in photo.jpg
     
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    The first Max-wedges came out in 1962.............first we heard the rumors and then came the articles in the automotive performance magazines;

    This is the article from "Motor Trend" (for sale on e-Bay) announcing the arrival of the Max-wedge.

    Max-wedge article '62 Motor Trend.jpg
     
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    Chuck Rayburn drove this Hemi Challenger to a win in Stock Elim @ the 1995 NHRA Winternationals. He then went on to win the Stock National Championship that same year. In addition, he won the 1999 Autolite Nationals and then the World Finals in 1999.

    Chuck Rayburn's championship Challenger '95.jpg

    Chuck Rayburn is still active in NHRA racing. He currently drives a '64 Hemi Belvedere in the SS/AA class.
     
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    Judy Lilly Super Stock.jpg
    Cool car and driver................
     
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    That photo was shot at the 1972 NHRA Winternationals in Pomona. I had the pleasure of watching her win Super Stock Eliminator at that event. It was indeed a cool looking car. She picked up the nickname of "Miss Mighty Mopar" and later had that painted on her race cars.

    More on that 'Cuda and other Judy Lilly Mopars in post #286 on page 15 of this thread.
     
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    Closeup of the whole package......................

    Judy Lilly exiting car.jpg
     
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    Max-wedge Mopars predate NHRA's "Christmas Tree" starting line system. I may be dating myself here but when I first started drag racing, this was the way the race was started. I don't know what dragstrip this is even though the cars do have Calif plates. Great shot though (shared from Pinterest) of two 426 max-wedge Mopars ready to get it on.

    Flagman starting drag race between Mopars.jpg
     

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