Trivia thread - Page 507 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #7591 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2013, 12:53 PM
Semper Gumby
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 335
Wiki Edits: 2

Thanks: 160
Thanked 191 Times in 154 Posts
Brian will be all over that!

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #7592 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2013, 01:11 PM
496CHEVY3100's Avatar
Appalachian American
 

Last journal entry: ,
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Appalachia GA
Posts: 858
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 491
Thanked 328 Times in 288 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Nobody's got a question? Here's one.
What car and whose's driving?


it is a 1966 toronodo top fuel dragster driven byJoe Schubeck (probably spelled wrong ) it was copied by a car called The Hairy Hauler built bu George Hurst ,the Hairy hauler was a 67 442 Twin engine Joes car the best I remember had 4 Olds 400 or 455 engines and 4 wheel drive Only saw it run 1 time it was something to see.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7593 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2013, 01:17 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,373
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,496
Thanked 1,276 Times in 1,117 Posts
It's the "moving cloud" as many people called it. But it's Tv Tommy Ivo's Four engine Buick Dragster. However, it's hard to say who is driving it, it looks like a vintage photo, and in that case I don't know who is driving it. Because when Tommy sold it, the next buyer build that body resembling a Riviera station wagon. before that it was a digger without a body. But then Tommy bought it back at the end of his career and ran it on his farewell tour with that body. So I can't say who is driving it.

It was regarded as the most successful exhibition car of all time. Ivo ran it a number of years without so much as pulling a head off one of the motors He joked that the only thing that ever wore out were the tires.

He is without a doubt one of my Buick heros!

Because I was imprisoned in my marriage at the time I didn't take the drive to Sacramento to see him run. It was going to run here in Fremont, just a mile from my home at the time and it was rained out. Such a bummer I missed it. Hopefully it will still be in the Don Garlits museum when I get there one day. Tommy himself sent me an email with a photo of the display and it was very cool with his T too.

Brian

From his farewell tour.



(this is not the photo he sent me)

Last edited by MARTINSR; 07-17-2013 at 01:34 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7594 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2013, 02:19 PM
496CHEVY3100's Avatar
Appalachian American
 

Last journal entry: ,
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Appalachia GA
Posts: 858
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 491
Thanked 328 Times in 288 Posts
I have heard the mind is 1st to go ,lol for some reason I remembered it as an Olds not a Buick ,I guess I was thinking of Hairy

OLDSmobility.com - The 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass and 442 Resource - The Hurst Hairy Olds Story by Dennis Mothershed
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	hairy2.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	88.3 KB
ID:	75768   Click image for larger version

Name:	hairy9.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	105.8 KB
ID:	75769  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7595 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2013, 03:29 PM
Semper Gumby
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 335
Wiki Edits: 2

Thanks: 160
Thanked 191 Times in 154 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I have heard the mind is 1st to go ,lol for some reason I remembered it as an Olds not a Buick ,I guess I was thinking of Hairy

[
Actually, the mind is the SECOND thing to go.
Now if I could only remember which went first......
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7596 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2013, 03:43 PM
496CHEVY3100's Avatar
Appalachian American
 

Last journal entry: ,
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Appalachia GA
Posts: 858
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 491
Thanked 328 Times in 288 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
Actually, the mind is the SECOND thing to go.
Now if I could only remember which went first......


LOL LOL
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7597 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2013, 03:44 PM
boothboy's Avatar
More bucks, go faster!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Grass Valley, CA.
Posts: 621
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 254
Thanked 323 Times in 287 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
it is a 1966 toronodo top fuel dragster driven byJoe Schubeck (probably spelled wrong ) it was copied by a car called The Hairy Hauler built bu George Hurst ,the Hairy hauler was a 67 442 Twin engine Joes car the best I remember had 4 Olds 400 or 455 engines and 4 wheel drive Only saw it run 1 time it was something to see.
Nope.

BB
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7598 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2013, 03:46 PM
boothboy's Avatar
More bucks, go faster!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Grass Valley, CA.
Posts: 621
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 254
Thanked 323 Times in 287 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
It's the "moving cloud" as many people called it. But it's Tv Tommy Ivo's Four engine Buick Dragster. However, it's hard to say who is driving it, it looks like a vintage photo, and in that case I don't know who is driving it. Because when Tommy sold it, the next buyer build that body resembling a Riviera station wagon. before that it was a digger without a body. But then Tommy bought it back at the end of his career and ran it on his farewell tour with that body. So I can't say who is driving it.

It was regarded as the most successful exhibition car of all time. Ivo ran it a number of years without so much as pulling a head off one of the motors He joked that the only thing that ever wore out were the tires.

He is without a doubt one of my Buick heros!

Because I was imprisoned in my marriage at the time I didn't take the drive to Sacramento to see him run. It was going to run here in Fremont, just a mile from my home at the time and it was rained out. Such a bummer I missed it. Hopefully it will still be in the Don Garlits museum when I get there one day. Tommy himself sent me an email with a photo of the display and it was very cool with his T too.

Brian

From his farewell tour.



(this is not the photo he sent me)
Partly right but we still don't know who's driving and the name of the vehicle. There is enough info in that picture for the correct answer!
Hummmm?

BB
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7599 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2013, 04:05 PM
496CHEVY3100's Avatar
Appalachian American
 

Last journal entry: ,
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Appalachia GA
Posts: 858
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 491
Thanked 328 Times in 288 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Partly right but we still don't know who's driving and the name of the vehicle. There is enough info in that picture for the correct answer!
Hummmm?

BB


In the first photo I think it was ,Wagonmaster ,And in the second photo I think it was ,Showboat ,I want to say it had another name with a different driver ,,To Loooong ago
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	TommyIvoFourEngineDragster.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	214.6 KB
ID:	75776   Click image for larger version

Name:	tommyivo2-300x200.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	23.2 KB
ID:	75777  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7600 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2013, 04:12 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,373
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,496
Thanked 1,276 Times in 1,117 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
In the first photo I think it was ,Wagonmaster ,And in the second photo I think it was ,Showboat ,I want to say it had another name with a different driver ,,To Loooong ago
LOL, you are so right, those are the names and my mind just couldn't come up with them, a file draw was stuck or something. When you get old they get rusty and need lubrication once in a while. That's one of things I love about this thread, it lubes them, thanks.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7601 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2013, 04:20 PM
496CHEVY3100's Avatar
Appalachian American
 

Last journal entry: ,
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Appalachia GA
Posts: 858
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 491
Thanked 328 Times in 288 Posts
Check out those front tires ,Vall would want those for the Falcon Gasser LOL

Vintage ripple walls
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	tommyivo2-300x200.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	23.2 KB
ID:	75778  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7602 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2013, 04:21 PM
boothboy's Avatar
More bucks, go faster!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Grass Valley, CA.
Posts: 621
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 254
Thanked 323 Times in 287 Posts
Ok guys I'm only referring to the photo I originally posted.

Here it is again.

BB
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	z2.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	62.3 KB
ID:	75779  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7603 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2013, 04:42 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,373
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,496
Thanked 1,276 Times in 1,117 Posts
How about I did a little googling for this being I didn't know who toured it after Ivo, Tom McCourry of the Road Kings.

I learned something else about the car that is very cool. Showing how much a piece of art that car is, notice the center row of pipes counts 14, why not 16? because they couldn't all fit in a perfect line like he wanted so two go out the bottom! Check out this site, some great stuff on the car! http://www.speedhunters.com/2009/07/..._museum_gt_gt/

On one site they say it has 425's, nope. The car was built with 364s poked and stroked to 454 CI (I am pretty sure it was 454).


Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to MARTINSR For This Useful Post:
496CHEVY3100 (07-17-2013)
  #7604 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2013, 07:30 PM
boothboy's Avatar
More bucks, go faster!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Grass Valley, CA.
Posts: 621
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 254
Thanked 323 Times in 287 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
How about I did a little googling for this being I didn't know who toured it after Ivo, Tom McCourry of the Road Kings.

I learned something else about the car that is very cool. Showing how much a piece of art that car is, notice the center row of pipes counts 14, why not 16? because they couldn't all fit in a perfect line like he wanted so two go out the bottom! Check out this site, some great stuff on the car! GUEST BLOG: TONY THACKER>> TOMMY IVO'S 4 ENGINE AWD DRAG-MONSTER - Speedhunters

On one site they say it has 425's, nope. The car was built with 364s poked and stroked to 454 CI (I am pretty sure it was 454).


Brian
Ok Brian I'm gonna give it to you. It's kind of a trick question. Tom McCourry is the driver in my picture. he indeed bought "The Show Boat " from Ivo and toured it for a couple of years as the "ShowBoat" McCourry was the one who came up with the design of the "Wagon Master" not Ivo.

Ivo toured the ShowBoat
McCourry toured the Show Boat
McCourry built the "Wagon Master" from the "Showboat"
McCourry toured the "Wagon Master"
Ivo bought back and repainted the "Wagon Master".

McCourry originally painted the "Wagon Master" yellow as in my photo. Ivo repainted the "Wagon Master as in your photo.
Soooooo McCourry was the driver and answer in my original question!!!
(unless it was someone else)

Go for it!

BB
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7605 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2013, 07:57 PM
496CHEVY3100's Avatar
Appalachian American
 

Last journal entry: ,
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Appalachia GA
Posts: 858
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 491
Thanked 328 Times in 288 Posts
Thanks for the post ,Brian very interesting ,memories of what I thought I remembered LOL.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Tags
humor, trivia

Recent Hotrodders' Lounge posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 4 (0 members and 4 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Type of thread? fe428fairlane Hotrodders' Lounge 5 06-10-2002 03:49 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.