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Our drag guys..remember this car ? 1965


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Author: Joel   Date: 7/11/2017 6:59:10 PM    Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

Great stuff Joe!  Sure, I remember that car ... it is Bob Harrop and I saw it run many times including the overall win at the very first Super Stock Nationals on Aug. 7, 1965 at York, PA.  That event has come to be known as "The Woodstock of Drag Racing" because of the overflow amount of early funny cars and F/X cars, as well as fans turned out for a one day/night event.  It was one wild drag meet.  


Bob Harrop was a very strong runner in the early Super Stock-Funny Car wars.  The altered wheelbase Dodge was one of a few factory built drag cars that helped change the face of drag racing.  Harrop is still around and in fact, this past weekend he was at the Latimore Fairgrounds-EMMR museum as part of the York, PA Heritage Days events.  Also in attendance was Al Joniec, south Jersey Ford drag racer and the late Dave Strickler's family in honor of Strickler.  


Thanks for sharing the pictures ... any more early sixties S/S-F/X drag pics?  Here's artwork of Harrop's car that I did a number of years ago.


Joel




 
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