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Hi ALL GHRers.....

A friend of mine is a photographer who attends a LOT of drag races & he especially likes to go to the "Nostalgia Drag Racing Event.

Practically everyday he sends a picture he calls "Gasser of the Day".

I thought I would post them here for everyone here to also enjoy.

IF you would like I could post the pictures here as best as I can keep up with doing so??????

Enjoy..... I do !!!!!! :cool:

 

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Awesome idea. Love it john. Thanks for doin that.
Mm
 

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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
Awesome idea. Love it john. Thanks for doin that.
Mm
Mario.... it would not surprise me to see a picture your gasser one day if it has not been used before. Bob attends the "Gasser Reunion" at Beaver Springs. When he goes to an event he takes multiple pictures of every car.

BTW..... How have you been feeling???? I am STILL hacking & have moments of feeling crummy!!!

Yesterday here in Pittsburgh we had an overnight low of 4 degrees with winds of 15 mph..... I froze at work. Then by lunch it was 43 degrees. Goofy Winter weather!!!!!
 

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I'm starting to feel a lot better. I get an occasional coughing fit. But for the most part I'm gettin better slowly.
Thanks for asking. Took 2 courses of prednazone to get this far. I'm starting to get back into the MG
Take care of yourself. Hope you get back to normal again soon.
Mario
 

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Super idea John! I too, look forward to seeing "the gasser of the day."
 

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Great picture..... Anglias hold a special place in my heart.... for some reason. :D :D
 

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John, great idea thank you for doing that. Something to look forward to every day. Now go take care of yourself. We need you sharp and computer friendly every day now, heh. Both of yo guys. Get well and enjoy the day. MArk
 

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John, awesome Anglia, it looks like a 60's survivor!
Andy
Gina & I are LUCKY to live in driving distance to Thompson Dragway (in Ohio) that only takes just over two hours to get to. It is "amazing" how many "survivor gassers & muscle cars" show up at the "Gasser Reunion (June) & Nationals (September) every year.

Good news is the local dragstrip just outside of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Raceway Park - the former Keystone Drag Strip is less than an hour to get to) is expanding it's Nostalgia racing day (Pittsburgh International & Keystone drag strips' reunion day) to TWO DAYS instead of ONE. This should attract a lot more cars and hopefully become as BIG as the "gasser events" held at Thompson & Beaver Springs (a four hour drive) to Pittsburgh.
 

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Great plan John - OpelGasser,
John, I am already hooked on this thread, looking forward to what you have for us today,,no pressure though,,,BUT, ITS ALMOST NOON AND I NEED MY FIX! hahaha

Is two Gassers a day to many?,,I'll upload one I saw at the winternationals last week,,in case there is anyone else out there looking for a "fix".

Only problem with the post below is,,,it is not an action photo like your buddy who goes to all the events, those Gassers yanking the wheels are the best!

56 VIC - Tom
 

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I like this '57 Ford a lot ! The paint reminds me of the color I painted my '67 Camaro (GM Mojave Gold).

Not all of Bob's pictures are action shots. He mixes the kind of pictures up very good.

I was just thinking...... what about leaving this thread open for anyone who wants to posts a "gasser picture" everyday or as often as they want to. Especially when someone finds a unique gasser or one they like & want to share.
 

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Thursday

Gasser of the Day

Thompson Raceway Park - Gasser Nationals - 2012

 

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John, I look in daily too see the gasser of the day, Thanks it's like a breath of fresh air, or should I say a breath of 110 octane,and burning rubber!
Andy
 

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....... breath of 110 octane,and burning rubber! ....... Andy
I agree Andy .... a smell I never tire of (no pun intended).

One thing I love about going to drag races, especially nostalgia/gasser events, is how Gina enjoys all of the things you mentioned as much as I do.

At Thompson we sit in our lawn chairs right next to the guard rail at the starting line ALL DAY !!!! It is so close to the cars you can almost reach out and touch the car in right lane. The only thing we like better is the nitro cars .... nothing like the smell of nitro and the way your body shakes from the "inside out"!!!!!
 

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Yes Sir John, My Wife and I now live about 10 miles from Farmington Dragway 20 miles closer, We too do the same thing we sit next to the guardrail unless it's too hot and then we park under the trees and sit in the back of the Jeep. She enjoys it as much if not more than me.
Andy
 

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Yes Sir John, My Wife and I now live about 10 miles from Farmington Dragway 20 miles closer, We too do the same thing we sit next to the guardrail unless it's too hot and then we park under the trees and sit in the back of the Jeep. She enjoys it as much if not more than me.
Andy
Andy .... we are lucky husbands.... my only concern (I am actually happy) Gina wants to put "her name" on the "drivers door." Ever since she met gasser drag racer champion "Barbara Hamilton" she has wanted to one day take over driving the Opel. :)

If you not know about NHRA Hall of Famer Barbara Hamilton and all she did to promote & encourage women to partcipate in drag racing check out this info about her on the "gasser legend" website & "bangshift,com:

http://jrthompson.net/barbhamilton.html

http://bangshift.com/blog/mini-feature-barb-hamilton-s-1937-willys-gasser.html



 
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