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OK, Wayback hats on again

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:16 pm
by overdriv
Who drove the Captain America Altered in 1973? Sorry for the crappy pictures but I found these in a forgotten place and scanned them last night. Brings back some old memories. I was a spectator only.
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Re: OK, Wayback hats on again

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:42 pm
by draglist
Great shot. Can you tell us where this was? Looks like Don on the back of the car... we have a few Don's in the AA/FA ranks. bp

Re: OK, Wayback hats on again

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:59 pm
by overdriv
1973 Gatornationals. It was my first national event.

Re: OK, Wayback hats on again

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:13 pm
by Danny White
Wow this is a rare shot! We need Rod Hynes for this one!

Re: OK, Wayback hats on again

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:34 pm
by draglist
Sure looks like a scary ride! bp

Re: OK, Wayback hats on again

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:57 pm
by overdriv
I can't believe The Draglist crew is stumped.

All I remember is that I took the pictures, a lot of cold beer was consumed, we tent camped overnight on the median of the highway next to the track along with many other campers. There was a BBC powered RED in the final (he broke at the line), against I don't know who. Bill Jenkins was my hero at the time.

Re: OK, Wayback hats on again

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:44 pm
by draglist
We have our contacts looking into it! The Chevy Top Fueler at Gainesville 1973 was Jim Bucher... he set the world record that weekend with a 6.07. Don Garlits went quicker at 6.05, but did not back it up... bp

Re: OK, Wayback hats on again

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:55 pm
by overdriv
Thanks, BP, I've been told it was Bucher, but forgot. I don't remember for sure, but I don't think Garlits was in the final with him. Is that correct? Who was it?

Re: OK, Wayback hats on again

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:09 am
by draglist
Herm Petersen from the Northwest won top fuel at the 73 Gators... bp