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by B Duke
Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Lost Friends
Topic: Neil Armstrong
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: Neil Armstrong

Indeed. The man was a true pioneer displaying a level of courage and confidence that exceeds all of the pro-athletes so many folks place atop a pedestal today. Long before computers, he had but his own wits and a slide rule to guide him. There was no margin for error in the environment he found hims...
by B Duke
Sat May 19, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Lost Friends
Topic: Big Willy Robinson RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Big Willy Robinson RIP

Big Willy Robinson, who with his late wife Tomika, spear headed the Brotherhood of Street Racers just passed away. Though I never met him, nor attended any of those events affiliated with him, I found him to be a postive force in the world of automotive sport and car culture. He gained prominence in...
by B Duke
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Desperately Seeking
Topic: I.D. on 1968 Frank Huszar dragster
Replies: 10
Views: 11339

Re: I.D. on 1968 Frank Huszar dragster

In veiwing the car it might be either Bob Williams or Penho and Pellor. Go ahead and post the picture as it will no doubt incite some commentary.
by B Duke
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Desperately Seeking
Topic: I.D. on 1968 Frank Huszar dragster
Replies: 10
Views: 11339

Re: I.D. on 1968 Frank Huszar dragster

Below is Roger gates response to my inquiry. And I quote: "If it was the car that Phil had it was basically a California Chasis Eng. car that we built at Don's shop (Tuttle - Daves dad). The car was painted somewhat like the Beebe & Mulligan T/F car by Phil & his partner @ Carters shop. It only had ...
by B Duke
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Lost Friends
Topic: Dennis Geisler RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Dennis Geisler RIP

Dennis Geisler, long known for his string of AA/FA's and regionally comeptetive AA/FC's passed away the other day. I saw all his cars run at one time of another. The Instant T of Graf and Geisler put him on the map, followed up by a bunch of low buck, but hard running floppers. The most famous of wh...
by B Duke
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Desperately Seeking
Topic: I.D. on 1968 Frank Huszar dragster
Replies: 10
Views: 11339

Re: I.D. on 1968 Frank Huszar dragster

Hmm, might the chassis appear to have once been designed to house a SBC? There was a junior gas dragster that bared that description that emanated from San Fernando. It was raced by a guy named Phil Coonce. He bought it from Roger Gates. I have made efforts of inquiry to them and/or freinds to verif...
by B Duke
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Lost Friends
Topic: Monkey Davey Jones RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Monkey Davey Jones RIP

Lead singer for the 60's pop group died from an apparent heart attack. I have no further to add. He and the rest of the group provided some fun music in the mid 60's. As a 10 year old, I -ilke so many others of that age group-relished the thought of being the "Fifth Monkey."
by B Duke
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: What's Up
Topic: Garlits not doing well
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Garlits not doing well

Upon receiving word from the hospital that his wife was terminal, Garlits suffered a mild stroke. Will his recovery prognosis is good, the same cant be said for his wife. Maybe a prayer or two is in order. Big Daddy's response to all this has been positive, still the stress he is enduring in knowing...
by B Duke
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Lost Friends
Topic: Whitney Houston RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Whitney Houston RIP

The diva of the 80's died last night I beleive. None of the particulars surrounding her passing have been made known yet. Though common sense tells us that her long time addictions might well be the culprit.
by B Duke
Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Lost Friends
Topic: Fuel Altered racer Mike Robertson RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Fuel Altered racer Mike Robertson RIP

Former A/FA stalwart Mike Robertson passed away yesterday. In his day he fielded one of the fastest unblown altereds ever with a combination most considered inadaquate=SBC and an automatic transmission. His car was even featured in HRM in 1970. Mike continued on for years helping other nitro teams a...

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