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The Okie Vega funny car--looking for info on

Postby motormole » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:15 pm

We are building a funny car and the body we got a hold of was run as The Okie Vega back in the mid 70's thru early 80's. The owner/driver's name was Jim Roberts out of Oklahoma City. If anyone has any info on the the history of this car would love to hear about it. Another name that came up in our search and was affiliated with this car was Gitthens. Here is a picture of the car back in the day. Thanks for any input we can get.

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Re: The Okie Vega funny car--looking for info on

Postby draglist » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:36 pm

Welcome! Danny White has some good info on this car. Also you can find out the Jerry Gitthens connection on the draglist.com files... bp

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Re: The Okie Vega funny car--looking for info on

Postby OkieRacing » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:43 pm

Through the miracle of technology we have found eachother. I am Cory Roberts son of Jim Roberts, sent you guys an email with some contact information. Look forward to you guys and my dad gettin to share some info!
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Re: The Okie Vega funny car--looking for info on

Postby draglist » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:09 pm

Awesome! Glad it is working out and we are looking forward to hearing about the restoration! bp
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Re: The Okie Vega funny car--looking for info on

Postby OkieRacing » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:33 pm

Only stipulation is one of us gets to make a pass when its done! J/k....but cant wait to see it! I was havin my diapers changed on the toolbox when this car was around so i dont have any personal memories of it...just lived it through my old mans stories and pictures.
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Re: The Okie Vega funny car--looking for info on

Postby jim sanders » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:37 pm

cool news
GOOD TO GO !!
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Re: The Okie Vega funny car--looking for info on

Postby motormole » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:24 pm

Just wanted to post an update for you all on what the former Okie Vega has transformed into. Here is a picture of her as she stands in her new paint. Right now all the last tweaking is being done on the chassis and motor. Graphics are being made. Her new name is Glory Dazed. Will post a pic of the finished product when she is all ready to rock n roll.
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Postby draglist » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:59 pm

Very nice... keep us up to date! bp
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