Three kids just getting started
in careers that will take them into drag racing legacies. Keith
Black, Roland Leong and Danny "BUZZ" Broussard with
the 1965 "Hawaiian". A much simpler time.
The late legendary Leroy
Goldstein during his stint with the Ramchargers in 1069.
Before every fuel eliminations
at Lions C.J. would hold a drivers meeting. This is from 1968.
Leland Kolb (far left) in the center is Ronnie Hampshier, Dave
Condit yawning, Frank Pedregon next to Pappy and John Bateman
far right. More IDs welcome.
Keith Black, Teddi and
Roland Leong in 1965.
Tom Hanna in his first ever full
body car 040, no Bondo, no putty. It had Bob Mayer's 354 in it
at Lions in early1964. It may have been his first nose to tail
dragster body but it was far from the last. As history bears
out, he would become "The Tin Man" and fabricate some
of the most beautiful dragsters in history. TOM
The first two car top fuel team
was that of "Ward & Wayre" - The Long Shot &
The Short Shot. This is their rig at Bakersfield in 1965 with
the "Short Shot" on the top and "Long Shot"
on the bottom. The SS started its life with a small block Chevy
but ran mostly with the hemi like its stable mate. John Mulligan
began his career in the LS while Glen Ward spent time in both