In my teens, I used to street race my 55 Chevy (we lived in a
rural area where no one really cared). As I got older, I took
my love for fast cars one step further - to the NHRA Stock
Eliminator. (Stock isn't stock.)
Taken at the NHRA Grand National Molson
(1976) at the Sanair drag strip. The car
was my 1966 Chevelle.
Taken in Pomona CA, at the NHRA Winternationals (1978).
This was my 1965 Chevelle wagon, and I raced in the O/ Stock
class. The Winternationals are held at the Los Angeles County
Fairgrounds (now called the Fairplex), and the drag strip was
named after the police chief who was instrumental in the birth
of the racetrack. The strip is called Parker Avenue in his honour.
A rough day at the office! Taken Labour Day
Weekend, 1981, I had spent the day replacing
the tranny, the driveshaft, and the rear end
yoke. This was nothing new for this car - it
broke a lot of parts. It didn't like those
7 000 RPM starts.
These cars were all powered by 283 cubic inch engines, backed up by
four speed transmissions and 12 bolt rear ends.