Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Early V8 (1932-53)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2020, 10:19 PM   #1
Detonator
Senior Member
 
Detonator's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Santa Cruz
Posts: 313
Default Dry Lakes Racing

My dad and uncle grew up in Southern California and raced at the dry lakes in the late 30's. My uncle also had one of the first 8mm cameras out there. Several years ago my son and I edited out all the "family-on-the-front-porch-waving" footage and left just the hot rods. I've since learned this is some of the only moving film of dry lakes racing shot before the war. Many of you guys have probably watched this on YouTube, but if you haven't, here's a good way to kill time when you're sitting inside. There are some landmark cars here...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5ENn_hxv64
__________________
Seabright Hot Rods
Detonator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2020, 10:33 PM   #2
GB SISSON
Senior Member
 
GB SISSON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Orcas Island Washington
Posts: 2,671
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

OK, you win... coolest bunch of footage I've ever seen on the barn.......I was blown away. Thanks so much
__________________
'47 1/2 ton pickup next project, '47 one ton panel 99% stock nearing completion, '47 2 ton with 8ba and 9' script stakebed, '46 1/2 ton woodie project,'59 F350 9' flareside pickup with cummins 6at. 'Rusty ol' floorboards, hot on their feet' (Alan Jackson)
GB SISSON is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 04-09-2020, 10:50 PM   #3
petehoovie
Senior Member
 
petehoovie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 3,019
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

At the 2:11 mark, it that an OHV V8 I see? What brand OHV V8's were they running back then if any?....
__________________
The only thing nice about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others....

"Silver rings, your butt! Them's washers!"
"We shot our way out of that town for a dollar's worth of steel holes." - from 'The Wild Bunch' - 1969

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NReUd2_0u0
petehoovie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2020, 11:29 PM   #4
slowforty
Senior Member
 
slowforty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Tinley Park Ill
Posts: 749
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

Looks like it could have been Iskenderians car with a Maxi OHV conversion
slowforty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2020, 11:38 PM   #5
petehoovie
Senior Member
 
petehoovie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 3,019
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

I wonder how many of those poor bastards never made it back from the war to relive the good times they had on the dry lakes....
__________________
The only thing nice about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others....

"Silver rings, your butt! Them's washers!"
"We shot our way out of that town for a dollar's worth of steel holes." - from 'The Wild Bunch' - 1969

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NReUd2_0u0
petehoovie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2020, 11:45 PM   #6
cas3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: sw minnesota
Posts: 2,455
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
GB, i thought the best video was you crashing into the chicken coop, no?
cas3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2020, 08:25 AM   #7
TJ
Senior Member
 
TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Napa,California
Posts: 4,650
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

Great stuff, Sounds like Ry Cooder music to give it a little flavor.
TJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2020, 08:44 AM   #8
KGS
Senior Member
 
KGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Schooley's Mountain
Posts: 527
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Detonator View Post
My dad and uncle grew up in Southern California and raced at the dry lakes in the late 30's. My uncle also had one of the first 8mm cameras out there. Several years ago my son and I edited out all the "family-on-the-front-porch-waving" footage and left just the hot rods. I've since learned this is some of the only moving film of dry lakes racing shot before the war. Many of you guys have probably watched this on YouTube, but if you haven't, here's a good way to kill time when you're sitting inside. There are some landmark cars here...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5ENn_hxv64
Great video!! Too much to see in just one pass. Just went through it for the fourth time to catch all there is to see on it. I'm going back in coach...
Thanks for posting!!
Ken
KGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2020, 09:01 AM   #9
jimTN
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Powell, TN
Posts: 2,080
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

Great video, some famous cars in there. I believe one of Edsel Fords speedsters, one of the original ford race cars and I am sure a bunch of others to be identified.
jimTN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2020, 09:12 AM   #10
old Tom
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 167
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

That was great thank you
old Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2020, 09:43 AM   #11
tubman
Senior Member
 
tubman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Minnesota, Florida Keys
Posts: 6,790
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

I wonder who the rich guy with the Bugatti was? It seems kind of out of place with all the rest of he Hot Rods.
tubman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2020, 09:48 AM   #12
Tim Ayers
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 3,865
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

Thank you for posting this. Love the guy with the Bugatti race car. I'd assume by 1940, that was considered old technology and bought cheap. Whoever has it today, their family is set for life for the price they command today.
Tim Ayers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2020, 09:48 AM   #13
Tim Ayers
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 3,865
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

Quote:
Originally Posted by tubman View Post
I wonder who the rich guy with the Bugatti was? It seems kind of out of place with all the rest of he Hot Rods.
Haha, I was typing as you posted. Agreed.
Tim Ayers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2020, 09:51 AM   #14
RalphM
Senior Member
 
RalphM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: North Pole, Alaska
Posts: 2,534
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

Pretty cool footage!
Liked the custom 40 coupe with the quarter windows filled.
RalphM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2020, 10:32 AM   #15
zzlegend
Senior Member
 
zzlegend's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Reseda, Calif.
Posts: 2,171
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

Quote:
Originally Posted by RalphM View Post
Pretty cool footage!
Liked the custom 40 coupe with the quarter windows filled.
X2 for what Ralph said.
zzlegend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2020, 10:39 AM   #16
Tim Ayers
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 3,865
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

Quote:
Originally Posted by RalphM View Post
Pretty cool footage!
Liked the custom 40 coupe with the quarter windows filled.
It was only 1 or 1.5 years old at the time.
Tim Ayers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2020, 10:46 AM   #17
Old Redneck
Senior Member
 
Old Redneck's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Waynesburg,Pa.
Posts: 1,633
Send a message via AIM to Old Redneck Send a message via Yahoo to Old Redneck
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

Great that a keeper for sure. Being from the East never been there. Thank you very much. Like to see more of that.
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg EE4BC0AF-5F70-4119-9B9A-E7BDA757DF26_4_5005_c.jpeg (68.4 KB, 51 views)
Old Redneck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2020, 11:24 AM   #18
adileo
Senior Member
 
adileo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,696
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

2020 and all those cars are still very very cool. That says a lot!

Thanks for sharing.
__________________
Thanks

Andy
1939 Deluxe coupe
1952 F1
adileo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2020, 11:26 AM   #19
V8COOPMAN
Senior Member
 
V8COOPMAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: East Shore of LAKE HOUSTON
Posts: 7,284
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

Quote:
Originally Posted by petehoovie View Post
I wonder how many of those poor bastards never made it back from the war to relive the good times they had on the dry lakes....

Kind of a lousy way to refer to all the unfortunate WAR HEROES that gave their lives so that YOUR right to unconditionally enjoy "good times" remained unthreatened!


Great video, Detonator....thank you! DD
__________________
T5 W/TORQUE TUBE

One thing you learn from history....is that nobody learns from history!
V8COOPMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2020, 12:12 PM   #20
Ronnieroadster
Senior Member
 
Ronnieroadster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: East Coast in CT
Posts: 853
Default Re: Dry Lakes Racing

Quote:
Originally Posted by slowforty View Post
Looks like it could have been Iskenderians car with a Maxi OHV conversion




While thats not Iskys roadster I believe your correct about the conversion. Also noticed theres a blower on the top of the engine looks like possibly a 371 GMC something Barney Navarro was doing back then. Great history really enjoy seeing where it all began.
Ronnieroadster
__________________
I use the F word a lot no not that word these words Flathead , Focus and Finish.
"Life Member of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club using a Ford Flathead block"
Owner , Builder and Driver of the First Ford Flathead bodied roadster to run 200 MPH Record run July 13, 2018 LTA timing association 200.921 from a standing start in one and a half miles burning gasoline.
Ronnieroadster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:10 AM.