does anybody have any info on the ford drag team called the "Going Thing" back in 69 they had an East coast team and a west coast team/. I am trying to find out about it because My brother has a car that was delivered directly to Thompson Dragway in Thompson <,Ohio thanks
Hey Jim, Did he race this car at Oro-Dam near Oroville? I believe it is the same car I saw run back about '86 there. If it is, it used to leave the line sounding like something was about to break. Heard the 351C was a Boss 351 factory crate engine. Let me know if I have this car confused with similar car.
Yes Dick raced it at Oro-Dam a lot it was his original Ford Drag Team car he raced with Ed Terry. He was running a 351C there at the last he raced a lot at Sacramento Raceway. The last I seen of the car after he died it was on ebay for Sale. But yes you have the correct car and it was a 351C he did good in Pro ET as it was called
1969 Mustang Boss 9 Pro stock, re-sheetmetalled in '70 for new season. Bought by Gary Horton from Dave Lyall in 1971. Gary match raced it for all these years. Had it over my place to do some welding on it maybe 8 year ago? He just sold it a couple years back.
The car hauler was sold seperately, though I don't have any pictures of the old ramp truck. It was about a '66 model, homebuilt crewcab. Not really pretty, but was original and Gary drove it everywhere. That's Gary in the backround.
1964 Galaxie 2dr 390/6-71/4spd
1964 Country Sedan Wagon 428/5spd
1969 F100 428/4spd
1967 F100 352/now a 4 spd!
1959 B Model Mack
a lot of Fords named "The Going Thing" in the late 60's. Dave Lyall's wasn't the first and I don't think the Drag Team was either. The name just seemed appropriate since Ford's jingle was so "catchy" and so racers just picked up on it.
Here are some photos that didn't make it to Ford Flashback. Dick Loehr 70-71 program prior to being dropped; and a shop photo of the Boss 429 display engine used with the "Total Performance Show" (note the original MACH I Mustang in the background.
I worked the "Performance Hot Line" in the same building in 69-72. The Ford Drag Club/Off Road Club/Rally Club were also in those offices.