The home of Australian Hot Rodding on the Net
Hot-Rod Internet Bench Racing
Welcome to the only Aussie Rodders Forum on the Internet
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Register 
 ProfileProfile   Login to check your private messagesLogin to check your private messages   Login 
HOT ROD
HOT ROD SWAP MEET
SWAP MEET

Old Photos From Drag-ens Castlereagh Meet (photos added)
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
 
       Hot-Rod Internet Bench Racing Forum Index -> Hot Rods Customs and Classics
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Jimmy B
Rookie


Joined: 01 Feb 2021
Posts: 32
Location: Tweed Valley, NSW, Australia

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2021 11:41 pm    Post subject:

Hey Unique35, Thanks for your post.
Quote:
The photos were definatly taken at Castlreagh during the 70's as the green A coupe is Bob Bowmans, the Gold 32 Tourer is Fred Eiley's car which went on to become Tooheys Blue.

It would be kool to identify all the cars but been blurry it may be difficult but hopefully they will be identified. These photos have been a major part of forming my passion for Hot Rods, that and my dads collection of 60s & 70s rodding rags. They have a kind of an enigma for me as I grew up looking at them burning down the strip and thinking just how kool it was. They may not be clear photos but that doesn't make them less kool (to me anyway).

That's enough ranting and raving out of me.
_________________
HOT RODS, YOU GOTTA LOVE THEM!!!!
Back to top
old32
Cruisin



Joined: 05 Mar 2021
Posts: 398
Location: at work in Melbourne

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2021 7:41 am    Post subject:

Not the memory its the glasses I need

Not my car, but very similar, headers look the same but I have deeper roll pan at back, I had roll bar as well. My seat is lower and further back also.

Besides I have never been to Castlreagh.



Now whose car is it?
_________________
The older I get the faster I was
Back to top
Jimmy B
Rookie


Joined: 01 Feb 2021
Posts: 32
Location: Tweed Valley, NSW, Australia

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2021 8:35 am    Post subject:

G'day old32 its a shame that its not your car, the photos are small and ain't clear so it would be difficult to see. The '32 in the picture looks very similar to yours so don't be as it is easy to make a mistake.

Old32 your car is still one of the Koolest cannelled cars around & something about been first registered as a Rod in the mid 50s there ain't nothing kooler than that.

Does anyone know whos cannelled '32 it was then?
_________________
HOT RODS, YOU GOTTA LOVE THEM!!!!
Back to top
Carps
1000RPM



Joined: 07 Dec 2020
Posts: 1124

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2021 9:05 pm    Post subject:

old32 wrote:
Hey what a surprise,

Last phot is of my car and me


Don't wanna burst you bubble old tymer but I'm not so sure ..... My eyes are not as good as they used to be but the engine doesn't look like a flahead and the blower is bigger than the little B&M; deal you're running, you never sat that high and the driver has ginger hair. Also I don't recall your car having such thick seatbacks. A closer look at the pic might prove me wrong but it appears the car may even be a 30/31 model A although it appears to have a rear tank like a '32. The rear fenders areboth mounted and bobbed too high to be your car and there doesn't appear to be a nerf bar on the back.

Quote:
Must have been at the drags held during the Nats
icon_razz.gif icon_razz.gif icon_razz.gif icon_razz.gif icon_razz.gif


The drags at early Nats were held on a public road with no armco, just a bunch of hay bales. The tower in that first pic I think was at Castlreagh, maybe some of the older NSW members can enlighten us?
_________________
Carps
Back to top
Carps
1000RPM



Joined: 07 Dec 2020
Posts: 1124

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2021 9:25 pm    Post subject:

OOPS... double post.
_________________
Carps


Last edited by Carps on Thu Feb 19, 2021 9:35 pm, edited 1 time in total
Back to top
Carps
1000RPM



Joined: 07 Dec 2020
Posts: 1124

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2021 9:32 pm    Post subject:

old32 wrote:
Not the memory its the glasses I need


No worries Roy, I just got a new pair, I'll drop my old ones around for you to use. second thoughts, I'll drop round my optomertrists card, the new ones are clearly working very nicely.

Quote:
Not my car, but very similar, headers look the same but I have deeper roll pan at back, I had roll bar as well. My seat is lower and further back also.


See.... and with my new specs I had all that sussed out before I even finished reading your first post. I'm still inlcined to think it may even be a model A, look closely at how the firwall meets the cowl, not really clear but it appears more model A than '32.

Also it seems that there's no blower drive, thus the manifold would be a tunnel ram, popular with many rodders around that period. Even blowing up the pic, it's hard to make out the engine detail. The shaded areas in the rocker cover create an image of maybe a W head 409, but I don't recall any well known roadster with one of those back around that time, so maybe it's just the way the pic has aged and the shadow is simply the R/C bolts on a SBC.

Quote:
Besides I have never been to Castlreagh.


I raced there a couple of times, that's how I recognised the tower.



Quote:
Now whose car is it?


OK, I'll put you out of your missery. It's definitely a '32 roadster deeply chanelled and was built by Lenny Moore AKA "Bluey" no doubt because of that ginger hair. The car was painted dark green and powered by a very healthy 327 Chevy backed by a saginaw four speed. The tunnel ram manifold was a serious competition part as were the pair of four barrels mounted to it. It was built for street and drags and raced regularly at Castlereigh Drag Strip.
_________________
Carps


Last edited by Carps on Fri Feb 20, 2021 7:51 pm, edited 2 times in total
Back to top
Carps
1000RPM



Joined: 07 Dec 2020
Posts: 1124

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2021 9:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Photos

Unique35 wrote:
The photos were definatly taken at Castlreagh during the 70's as the green A coupe is Bob Bowmans, the Gold 32 Tourer is Fred Eiley's car which went on to become Tooheys Blue.
Regards Garry


I'd suggest maybe late 1977 or early '78, since that's when Russel James '33 sedan delivery hit the streets and it still looks pretty fresh in that first photo.

The car was an Aussie '33 sedan with rear doors welded in and steel panels replacing the side windows. It was chanelled about 6 inches and ran full fendered Ran buggy spring and split bones up front with HQ rear end and '302 Ford with auto, most likely a C4. The wheels were C&D; mags made in Sydney.
_________________
Carps
Back to top
Carps
1000RPM



Joined: 07 Dec 2020
Posts: 1124

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2021 10:09 pm    Post subject:

old32 wrote:
The drags were held at Orong park Raceway over 1000 ft track, which was great cos I was turning sub tens.


Tens on an eigth mile track would be about 14s in the quarter. And you were running a supercharger! 'Bluey's' car was running 12s at 113mph on the Castlereagh quarter mile in 1976, no blower, just a pair of big four barrels.
_________________
Carps
Back to top
Jimmy B
Rookie


Joined: 01 Feb 2021
Posts: 32
Location: Tweed Valley, NSW, Australia

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2021 11:03 pm    Post subject:

G'day Carps, Looking at the original photo what appears to be a '32 tank is actually the exhaust tips the scanner hasn't picked up the detail. My thinking is that it may be Ross Roberts Model A. If it is a Model A?
But the rear quarter panel appears more like a 32 than Mod A. The Front wheels looks to be 13 inch holden and 5 slot Magnums on the rear. It also looks like it has '58 Chev taillights.
_________________
HOT RODS, YOU GOTTA LOVE THEM!!!!
Back to top
Brootal
800RPM



Joined: 11 Jun 2021
Posts: 838
Location: Sydney, Australia

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2021 9:03 am    Post subject:

Jimmy B wrote:
...the scanner hasn't picked up the detail...


Try scanning it at a higher resolution, say 200 or even 300 DPI. Also, just scan the actual roadster, not the whole photo. That should make it clearer.

Email me the pic and I'll upload it.

Carps... you know WAY too much. You MUST be really old... even older than you look!
_________________
It's OK, I'm not really from Sydney, I just moved here.

Ramblers, Hot Rods, Surfing and Model Cars
Back to top
Carps
1000RPM



Joined: 07 Dec 2020
Posts: 1124

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2021 9:19 am    Post subject:

Jimmy B wrote:
G'day Carps, Looking at the original photo what appears to be a '32 tank is actually the exhaust tips the scanner hasn't picked up the detail. My thinking is that it may be Ross Roberts Model A. If it is a Model A?
But the rear quarter panel appears more like a 32 than Mod A. The Front wheels looks to be 13 inch holden and 5 slot Magnums on the rear. It also looks like it has '58 Chev taillights.


See my reply to Old 32. It's definitely a '32, was dark green with hot tunnel ram & dual 4bbl 327 SBC and regularly raced by it's owner builder. Lenny Moore, AKA 'Bluey'.
_________________
Carps
Back to top
Jimmy B
Rookie


Joined: 01 Feb 2021
Posts: 32
Location: Tweed Valley, NSW, Australia

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2021 10:31 am    Post subject:

Carps:
Quote:
See my reply to Old 32. It's definitely a '32, was dark green with hot tunnel ram & dual 4bbl 327 SBC and regularly raced by it's owner builder. Lenny Moore, AKA 'Bluey'.

oops!! I posted my reply at 12:03am I guest I skip that bit. must of been a bit tired. Cheers for Identifying the roadster. Now does Lenny Moore, AKA 'Bluey' still own it? if not do you know who does?
_________________
HOT RODS, YOU GOTTA LOVE THEM!!!!
Back to top
Pep
600RPM



Joined: 14 Jun 2021
Posts: 624
Location: Georges Hall, NSW

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2021 10:45 am    Post subject:

Carps wrote:
Jimmy B wrote:
G'day Carps, Looking at the original photo what appears to be a '32 tank is actually the exhaust tips the scanner hasn't picked up the detail. My thinking is that it may be Ross Roberts Model A. If it is a Model A?
But the rear quarter panel appears more like a 32 than Mod A. The Front wheels looks to be 13 inch holden and 5 slot Magnums on the rear. It also looks like it has '58 Chev taillights.


See my reply to Old 32. It's definitely a '32, was dark green with hot tunnel ram & dual 4bbl 327 SBC and regularly raced by it's owner builder. Lenny Moore, AKA 'Bluey'.



Carps...your memory is astounding..I only know of a few guys that have the recall you posses...I don't how long you will have this ability but if you remember everything, why not go on Sale of the Century..My memory is not too bad on things I'm interested in and general knowledge but my short term has had it. Yesterday at work I had to do something in our site down stairs. I started walking but soon forgot what I was going to do when I got there. I kept walking thinking it will come back to me when I got there. Well I got there, walkid around the switch site 3 times but nothing came clear. I shrugged my shoulders and went back upstairs. This morning I remembered and done what I had to do.
_________________
See ya
Pep
Back to top
Pep
600RPM



Joined: 14 Jun 2021
Posts: 624
Location: Georges Hall, NSW

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2021 10:46 am    Post subject:

Carps wrote:
Jimmy B wrote:
G'day Carps, Looking at the original photo what appears to be a '32 tank is actually the exhaust tips the scanner hasn't picked up the detail. My thinking is that it may be Ross Roberts Model A. If it is a Model A?
But the rear quarter panel appears more like a 32 than Mod A. The Front wheels looks to be 13 inch holden and 5 slot Magnums on the rear. It also looks like it has '58 Chev taillights.


See my reply to Old 32. It's definitely a '32, was dark green with hot tunnel ram & dual 4bbl 327 SBC and regularly raced by it's owner builder. Lenny Moore, AKA 'Bluey'.



Carps...your memory is astounding..I only know of a few guys that have the recall you posses...I don't how long you will have this ability but if you remember everything, why not go on Sale of the Century..My memory is not too bad on things I'm interested in and general knowledge but my short term has had it. Yesterday at work I had to do something in our site down stairs. I started walking but soon forgot what I was going to do when I got there. I kept walking thinking it will come back to me when I got there. Well I got there, walkid around the switch site 3 times but nothing came clear. I shrugged my shoulders and went back upstairs. This morning I remembered and done what I had to do.

sorry I forgot I had already sent it..
_________________
See ya
Pep
Back to top
Guest






Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2021 7:26 pm    Post subject:

Pep wrote:
Carps...your memory is astounding..I only know of a few guys that have the recall you posses...I don't how long you will have this ability but if you remember everything, why not go on Sale of the Century..


They don't ask enough Hot Rod questions.

Quote:
My memory is not too bad on things I'm interested in and general knowledge but my short term has had it. Yesterday at work I had to do something in our site down stairs. I started walking but soon forgot what I was going to do when I got there. I kept walking thinking it will come back to me when I got there. Well I got there, walkid around the switch site 3 times but nothing came clear. I shrugged my shoulders and went back upstairs.


Don't worry pep, you are not alone! Heck, sometimes I even forget to go home.

Quote:
This morning I remembered and done what I had to do.

sorry I forgot I had already sent it..


The worst situation is when you're mid sentence with a great bit of trivia and it just disappears from the brain before the words finish leaving your mouth.

My mum used to get really mad because I could always remember car stuff but never my schoolwork.

Today I had another example of the brain working in a strange way. All week I'bve been collecting data for a story on automotive drivetrains and variations over the years. Then all of a sudden this morning something came into my head and I started to type. By mid afternoon I'd typed about fifty pages of stuff covering variations in drivetrains and drivetrain dynamics since the beginning of automobile development. Buggered if I know where it was all hiding, but when it decides to come out, it usually comes in a rush.
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
       Hot-Rod Internet Bench Racing Forum Index -> Hot Rods Customs and Classics All times are GMT + 10 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Page 2 of 5

 
Jump to:  
You can post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB 2.0.1 © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group