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The end of a '67 Thunderbolt

May 13 2012 at 2:26 PM
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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.

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Original owner of an 24,077 mile 1969 SCJ Mach 1http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/518573

 
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That poor fairlane. n/m

May 13 2012, 2:50 PM 


 
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I seem to recall Larry tell me about it....

May 13 2012, 3:11 PM 

some time back.

He runs with us in the UMTR, first with his '83 mustang and now a Comet.


Pretty sure, even after all these years, Gold Cross is still the ambulance service at QC.

LarryK

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1964 Galaxie 2dr 390/6-71/4spd
1964 Country Sedan Wagon 428/5spd
1969 F100 428CJ/4spd
1989 F100 302/AOD
1959 B Model Mack


    
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Thunderbolt

May 13 2012, 8:55 PM 

That's the first I've heard of a 67 Thunderbolt. What makes a car a "thunderbolt"? Drag pack? Glass panels?

 
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cool old pix

May 13 2012, 9:28 PM 

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?

 
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They've updated slightly....

May 14 2012, 8:54 AM 

lots of new stuff, including tow truck LOL!!

New owner last year really poured the money into it. Just resurfaced it couple weeks ago after fixing the bad drainage problem.


http://www.quakercitymotorsportspark.com/index.php


LarryK

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2006/2009 UMTR Points Champion
1964 Galaxie 2dr 390/6-71/4spd
1964 Country Sedan Wagon 428/5spd
1969 F100 428CJ/4spd
1989 F100 302/AOD
1959 B Model Mack

 
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T'bolt

May 14 2012, 6:19 AM 


"That's the first I've heard of a 67 Thunderbolt. What makes a car a "thunderbolt"? Drag pack? Glass panels?"

Paint Brush!



 
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Re: T'bolt

May 14 2012, 9:04 AM 

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.

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Re: T'bolt

May 14 2012, 8:50 PM 

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

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No need to apologise Bob

May 14 2012, 11:43 PM 

Facts are Facts unless Vancouver wasn't on the West Coast back in 66. Are you and Mike ready to go for the Mission Nationals?


 
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Re: No need to apologise Bob

May 15 2012, 8:26 PM 

Thanks Dale; all set to run, a few minor changes . Cheers

bob


    
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Re: No need to apologise Bob

May 15 2012, 8:27 PM 

Thanks Dale; all set to run, a few minor changes . Cheers

bob

 
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Re: No need to apologise Bob

May 16 2012, 9:25 PM 

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.

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West coast

May 19 2012, 5:04 PM 

But Bob's car came from Fogg Motors in New Westminster BC. That's at 122.4 longitude and is two hundred miles west of Long Beach California which is at 118.25.


    
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Re: West coast

May 19 2012, 7:56 PM 

Thank you Mr. Trivia!

 
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Re: West coast

May 20 2012, 8:51 PM 

Good thing there wasn't a 66 Fairlane 427 in Anchorage, eh?

 
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