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    Studebaker Pickup by Lions Drag Strip Fan, on Flickr

    Vintage photo taken at the old Lions Dragstrip in LA. Date unknown.

    Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

  • #2
    Short and Sweet!
    Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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    • #3
      I love it! You can almost feel the acceleration.
      "In the heart of Arkansas."
      Searcy, Arkansas
      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
      1952 2R pickup

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      • #4
        Look at the way the rear tires fill the fenders

        Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          Imagine how fast it'll go after his delivery!
          Andy
          62 GT

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          • #6
            That is just too cool!
            1962 Champ

            51 Commander 4 door

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            • #7
              Faster than a Speeding Ticket......

              Gordon

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              • #8
                I would sure like to know more about this truck. It seems to be hard on the power in this picture as the front end seems high in the air. Thanks for posting this really cool picture.
                Joe Roberts
                '61 R1 Champ
                '65 Cruiser
                Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                • #9
                  Joe -

                  In those days....most ALL of the cars were "nose" high.
                  It aided in traction. Remember...in those days, the tires were terrible traction wise.

                  Mike

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                  • #10
                    That one looks like it is hooking and cooking! Wish it were mine.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mike Van Veghten View Post
                      Joe -

                      In those days....most ALL of the cars were "nose" high.
                      It aided in traction. Remember...in those days, the tires were terrible traction wise.

                      Mike
                      Very good point, Mike. I do remember the nose high profile seen at drag strips back in the day. That may well be the reason for the look in the picture.
                      Joe Roberts
                      '61 R1 Champ
                      '65 Cruiser
                      Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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