Going through my old pictures from my racing days and came upon these pics of a '67 Thunderbolt which crashed at Quaker City Dragway in Salem, Ohio back in, I think, 1975. If memory serves the car belonged to Larry Altmeyer and the crash was caused by the shearing off of his rear lugnuts as he approached the finish line.
Certainly the sunject matter is sad but i love the scenery. You can pretty much date the pictures by the hairstyles and clothing. No hitting the cement wall there. Does QC still have the cool mid 60's tow truck?
They can call it what they want and too bad Ford didn't make a few in 66.Mine and Jim Waldo had the only two on the west coast that were Factory built R code 66' Fairlanes.All the rest,Ed Terry's and Bill Ireland's were Z codes set up by H&M.
Sorry to correct; but I recieved mine in Aug of 1966, this was before Bill had his. He was surprised to see me runsome high 11's first time out at Arlington. By the way the car is still around uncut. Cheers Bob
All I said was mine and Jim Waldo's(Pocatello,Idaho) were the only factory R codes on the WEST coast that I saw and mine came in around May or June,been to long to be sure.It ran 11.40 and 125 after I removed the engine and prepped it for testing.Much faster with the tunnel wedge kit a year or so later.Done Ed Terry's first.My kit cane a few weeks later.