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New to the site, thanks Chuck, Old timer, Leeper for putting me on to this. I, like others are aging war babies who used to walk in a car dealership and buy a super stocker, only if Dad would cosign. We used to have a super 1/8 mile strip here in Peoria Il who got to see some of the legends of racing. I had a slick almost new 59 black chevy, small block but ran very well for what it had. Of course uncle sam got his chunk of my time but soon fell back into the groove of draging. Happy days had nothing on us midwestern boys. We had a Steak N Shake where many of then D gassers, 1960 era, would drive around looking for races. Most of the races were on back roads and really cool. Of course later in the decade, the big block Hemis, Fords and Chevys made the street scene and it was easier to buy a pro stock than try to build one. I miss the street scene as it was then, no problems, just fun and drag racing, way life should be lived. Anyway, glad to be here, will post some pics later of cars from the era.
 

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welcome my 59fins, Glad to have you aboard.Know what you mean about the good ol' days. Grew up in the 60's got my liscense in 64.Old gassers were good then, still are today.
 

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sadly nothing at this time. economy and other issues has put a temp cramp in life style. cruising e-bay for anothe 59 chevy. ones found are owned by very proud people
 

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welcome my 59fins, Glad to have you aboard.Know what you mean about the good ol' days. Grew up in the 60's got my liscense in 64.Old gassers were good then, still are today.
loved the era, nothing will ever replace street racing and drag strips where the rules were not so techical. used to be on pure stock, horse power to weight and gassers anything goes, seat belts and fly wheel shields were an option, no one got hurt.
 

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Welcome to the site my59fins. Love the '59s and '60's. I graduated HS in 1970. Some street racing in our little town and area but mostly in Milkwaukee WI. It had died down a lot in our little town by then. Too many pot heads and not enough motorheads. I hope you find whatever car want and do what YOU want with it. We will be behind you 100%. Great to have you on board. Enjoy reading about our stuff while you wait. Mark L
 

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Welcome aboard, my59fins. Those '59 fins are cool! Always liked the '59-'60 Chevs. There are a few up here just rusting away. I wish I could save them all......


Mike
 

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