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Old 10-21-2009, 10:15 PM
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"TV" Tommy Ivo and Don "The Snake" Prudhomme.
You are correct.

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Easy one.

What illness did John Force have as a child which preventing him from pursuing an athletic career other than drag racing and in what sport?
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John Force had Polio! And he loved Football, though never won a game as quarter back.

I think I have mentioned this before, being it is so wild I will mention it often. My brother knows TV Tom, and one day I said something about how beautiful his cars were on a Buick email group I was on. The next day I had an email from him in my box. He was showing me his new display at the Don Garlits museum. It was very cool and I chatted back and forth with him a few times. Well, check this out, about a year later I get another email from him. This time it is a warning about a virus in his computer that he may have given to people in his email address book.

The thing was, this email went to me along with the who's who in drag racing history! I had the personal emails of EVERY name you could ever come up with! We are talking Jungle Pam, Keith Black, Don Prudhomme,Gas Ronda, Shirley Mildowny, the works! I am not kidding you, there were fifty or so names there and right in the middle is "Brian Martin". LOLOL, man did I get a kick out of that.

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You are correct. Guess that question wasn't as hard as I thought. Only took 8 minutes for it to be answered. That might be some kind of record.

El Moroccos were made in 1956 and 1957. There were 27 made in '56 and only 10 made in '57.

A '57 El Morocco Convertible is going to be auctioned off this weekend at the '57 Heaven Museum Auction in Branson, MO. (click here for photos and info)

Go ahead with the next question, Bill.
WOW! that is cool, never saw that one before. Looks like the front half of a Chev, back half of a Biarritz Cad.
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John Force had Polio! And he loved Football, though never won a game as quarter back.

I think I have mentioned this before, being it is so wild I will mention it often. My brother knows TV Tom, and one day I said something about how beautiful his cars were on a Buick email group I was on. The next day I had an email from him in my box. He was showing me his new display at the Don Garlits museum. It was very cool and I chatted back and forth with him a few times. Well, check this out, about a year later I get another email from him. This time it is a warning about a virus in his computer that he may have given to people in his email address book.

The thing was, this email went to me along with the who's who in drag racing history! I had the personal emails of EVERY name you could ever come up with! We are talking Jungle Pam, Keith Black, Don Prudhomme,Gas Ronda, Shirley Mildowny, the works! I am not kidding you, there were fifty or so names there and right in the middle is "Brian Martin". LOLOL, man did I get a kick out of that.

Brian
Ummmm, can you forward that to me....that would be too cool! Who's next, guys?
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This is a replica of a very famous car built by the people who built the original. Name the car and the builders.
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John Force had Polio! And he loved Football, though never won a game as quarter back.

I think I have mentioned this before, being it is so wild I will mention it often. My brother knows TV Tom, and one day I said something about how beautiful his cars were on a Buick email group I was on. The next day I had an email from him in my box. He was showing me his new display at the Don Garlits museum. It was very cool and I chatted back and forth with him a few times. Well, check this out, about a year later I get another email from him. This time it is a warning about a virus in his computer that he may have given to people in his email address book.

The thing was, this email went to me along with the who's who in drag racing history! I had the personal emails of EVERY name you could ever come up with! We are talking Jungle Pam, Keith Black, Don Prudhomme,Gas Ronda, Shirley Mildowny, the works! I am not kidding you, there were fifty or so names there and right in the middle is "Brian Martin". LOLOL, man did I get a kick out of that.

Brian
Brian, Hope you have that framed somewhere. Great story about a great guy you just don't hear a whole lot about anymore.

Correct on John Force. The floor is yours.
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This is a replica of a very famous car built by the people who built the original. Name the car and the builders.
Tech, it is my floor being I asked the last question correctly. But Being you want to get involved, I will give it to you.

The car looks familer but I can't place it. It is a 40ish Chevy drag car, damn it I can't remember.

There is your next question guys.

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Shirley Muldowneys first ride, I don't know the builder, maybe Jack muldowney?
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Tech, it is my floor being I asked the last question correctly. But Being you want to get involved, I will give it to you.

The car looks familer but I can't place it. It is a 40ish Chevy drag car, damn it I can't remember.

There is your next question guys.

Brian
Oops, sorry for butting in. I thought it was a free-for-all. My apologies.
The car (original and replica) was built by a group of professional automotive engineers employed in Detroit and the original car (built 1959) held an NHRA National Record at the time of its being campaigned. These guys used to take their personal rides and other factory "works" cars out onto Woodward Avenue on Saturday nights to drag race (street race) against offerings from other automotive manufacturers. One of the original members of this group is a very respected contributor on Hotrodders.com.

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Old 10-22-2009, 11:25 AM
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Oops, sorry for butting in. I thought it was a free-for-all. My apologies.
The car (original and replica) was built by a group of professional automotive engineers employed in Detroit and the original car (built 1959) held an NHRA National Record at the time of its being campaigned. These guys used to take their personal rides and other factory "works" cars out onto Woodward Avenue on Saturday nights to drag race (street race) against offerings from other automotive manufacturers.
No problem, you have the floor. I know the races between employees of different companies have always went on. My father was a car salesmen in the fifties and he had stories of some pretty funny and hairy stuff!

That is where he met Gas Ronda who was selling new Fords at the time. He would call up my father who was selling Oldsmobiles and tell him the new Ford just came in and they would take off and meet somewhere to race.


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Again Brian, my apologies. I have blundered into a format that I don't understand. Why don't you fellows carry on as you were before I butted in and I'll butt out. I yield to you Sir.
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Tech - stay on here!!

If you answer a question, you get to post the next. We NEED some more fresh "blood" on this thread to diversify the trivia. If you look back a long ways, I did the same thing and was chastised as well

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Again Brian, my apologies. I have blundered into a format that I don't understand. Why don't you fellows carry on as you were before I butted in and I'll butt out. I yield to you Sir.
PLEASE by all means go for it, I gave you the floor. Any new blood is always welcome.

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Any chance that is the High & Mighty car?
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