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Discussion in 'The Comp Buzz' started by speedude, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. speedude

    speedude New Member

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    Let's get a thread goin with a picture of each class and designation, along with a brief description... I'll start this week with the picturs I've got, I'll need some descriptions though.
     
  2. Drag Strip Girl

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    Speedude,

    Do these have to be pics of cars currently competing?
     
  3. DanLynch

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    I certainly hope nope... Any pictures that you have would be greatly appreciated... How about that sketch that was in ND of the opel back in the day? Do you have a scan of that to post?
     
  4. Drag Strip Girl

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    I have some ancient stuff from when I was a kid with a 110 camera. I have to go through my albums and start scanning. I have some recent pics of a few of the A/ND teams too. Opel pics...ya think? I just received an email yesterday with a scan of a Norwalk Raceway Park program cover from 1977. The Opel was still a CC/A...how's that for timing, Jean?
     
  5. Drag Strip Girl

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    From the 1979 U.S. Nationals
    Shot during Comp Eliminations

    Dempsy Hardy-B/FX '77 Monza (Which I believe was Dennis Ferrara's old car)

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    Bobby Cross-A/ED 1978 World Champ

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    Bob Newberry-B/EA 1979 World Champ

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  6. Mr. Jean

    Mr. Jean New Member

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    Very good timing indeed. Very cool Dawn. :D

    I just happen to have pictures of a couple A/EA cars some may remember too. ;) First one is at OCIR in 1977 testing for the points meet.
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    This one at Irwindale points meet in 1976. Sure miss those days and those dragstrips to.
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  7. Mr. Jean

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    Digging way back here, but here's Ed Sigmon B/A back in 1972. :cool:
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  8. Drag Strip Girl

    Drag Strip Girl New Member

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    Cool pics, Jean!

    Here's another from Indy '79. I believe this was the semi-finals-Dan Parker -A/D (near lane) waiting to chase down Larry Tores' -C/EA '70 Opel GT. I think Parker bulbed.

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  9. Mr. Jean

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    You too Dawn, good stuff. Here's another Opel for everyone. Larry's C/A way back when... :D
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  10. Drag Strip Girl

    Drag Strip Girl New Member

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    Love the shot of Sigmon, Jean!

    The progression of BB/GS to CC/A to BB/A from 1975-1986.

    1975 Dragway 42-West Salem, Ohio
    BB/GS -(Last year for class designation) Jim Joyce Photo Sequence
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    1976 Sportsnationals
    CC/A -(First year for class designation) Rich Brady Photo
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    1977 Winternationals
    CC/A-Photographer unknown
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    1979 Winternationals
    CC/A-Photographer unknown
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  11. Drag Strip Girl

    Drag Strip Girl New Member

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    1981 Sportsnationals
    BB/A-(First year for class designation change. CC/A was dropped, while AA/A was dropped from Pro Comp and moved to Comp with rules adjustments) Les Welch Photo
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    1984 Gatornationals
    BB/A-Photographer unknown
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    1986 Springnationals
    BB/A -1986 Trans Am- Auto Imagery Photo
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    Lastly, John Jodauga's 1984 illustration of a BB/A featured in Phil Burgess' 'Altered States' story.
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  12. Drag Strip Girl

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    It's interesting to note that there were only 20 classes in Comp in 1979.

    A pair of A/ND -Final round of the 2005 Fuel and Gas Finals-Famoso Raceway-Dawn Mazi-Hovsepian Photo
    JD Zink (near lane) going into a wheelstand/pirouette/crash (wheelie bar was not pinned) against Stu Sandhaus.

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  13. Mr. Jean

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    Good stuff Dawn. I was wondering how many Opel's I was going to have to post, to prime the pump.;) Being an older guy, I loved racing back then. :D Of course you were just a baby back then. ;)
     
  14. Drag Strip Girl

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    Jean,

    How could anyone have not loved racing back then?

    Here's a car that has remained pretty much unchanged from 30 years ago.
    Phil Lukens-BB/A '48 Fiat (Prior to the AA/A designation change)
    2005 March Meet-Dawn Mazi-Hovsepian Photo
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  15. Mr. Jean

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    Yup, Phil and I were up for best appearing cars, at Irwindale points meet. We both had just come out with our new rides back then. :cool: Wish I had mine now, would be fun for the CHRR stuff. :) I'm hoping to go this year, we'll see.
    seeing the cartoon reminded me of this favorite of mine too.
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  16. Drag Strip Girl

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    Remaining true to my 'blower snob' roots, here's a shot of Steve Woods' former BB/GS '48 Prefect. (I think he was back-to-back Winternationals champ '71-'72...help me out, Jean) He competed with this in the Goodguys VRA AA/Supercharged class until 2005, winning multiple championships along the way. 2001 Goodguys Nitro Nationals -Sears Point Raceway-Mark Hovsepian Photo
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  17. gonygonygo

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    I would like to give a HUUUUUUGGGGEEEE thank you for those posting pics of comp cars from the past! I am not old enough to have any memory of the comp cars from the 80s or earlier. My first NHRA national event was back in Englishtown 1988. My parents have the old pictures from that event. The next time I visit my parents, I will try to look to see if any comp cars appear in that set. To everyone else posting pics, please keep them coming! I am also interested in purchasing old home videos from the 90s or older. Please contact me at nylab123@comcast.net if you have any available that you wish to share. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. Mr. Jean

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    Glad your enjoying them. Here's a few more. :)
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    Here's Ed Sigmon again, but later on mid-late 70's.Ran A/EA with it awhile.:cool:
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  19. Drag Strip Girl

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    Sigmon had some beautiful cars. Interesting to spot the lack of safety gear worn/mandated in the Roadster. Pair of jeans, no gloves, light jacket, and probably just a pair of tennis shoes.

    Here's a couple more...

    1979 Winternationals
    Larry Tores -C/EA Opel
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    Early '70s -Location-I want to say it's Bunker Hill, but I am not certain.
    Mark 'Tex' Cooper -BB/GS
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  20. smokinjoe

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    Mike Edwards B/SM Maverick 1981 Thunder Vally
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    Jerry Hemmingson A/G Pinto 1980 Brainerd
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