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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 18, 9:08 PM Thread Starter
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Back in the day we would always hang out and cruise/race at the same place in our city. Every so often, there would be a mystery car and driver no one had ever seen before. The memorable cars were always ridiculous, like a Gremlin that came through and cleaned everybody's clock! Head scratch...? What the heck just happened......
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Looked like this??


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Was it a little Nash Rambler ?


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Back in the day we would always hang out and cruise/race at the same place in our city. Every so often, there would be a mystery car and driver no one had ever seen before. The memorable cars were always ridiculous, like a Gremlin that came through and cleaned everybody's clock! Head scratch...? What the heck just happened......
Where?

Seen it happen a few times... I wasn't a consistent "regular" but there were a few memorable races I remember...
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Back in the early '90s, people in the know knew where to find some nighttime street action in north Phoenix. A couple of buddies and I would go watch and just wander through the crowd when a plain white '68 - '72 Nova rolled up, but parked on the opposite side of the street and nobody got out of it. It just sat there for about a good hour, watching we guessed. There was a good dozen runs that went by, when the Nova fired up, slowwwwly pulled out in the road and lit the tires through all 4 gears and went out of sight.
Crowd went quiet and kinda stunned-like.. what was that?
Never saw that Nova again.
Was cool though.
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Closest thing to an odd car that I knew of in the Monroeville are was some guy with a ratty Pinto (this was early 80s) that would show up in parking lots where people were just hanging out. He had a line lock and would sit in place doing a burnout for minutes until a tire would blow, then everyone would point and laugh.
UNTIL, he would open the hatch, mount a spare, THEN DO IT AGAIN! Mount another spare, then drive off without a word...
He was older back then, I never knew any more details about the guy.

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Back in the late 70's when Canada was phasing out leaded gas the last place you could buy leaded premium was Chevron. I was there putting gas in my 69 Chevelle and the next island over was a neon pink VW wagon with dark tinted back windows filling up with premium. A guy a few pumps away was filling up his mid 70's low HP Vette. The Vette guy says to the VW guy, "I'll bet that's really fast to have to run premium". The guy in the VW says, "I would waste my time with you", and proceeds to open the back hatch to reveal a hemi Mopar in the back. After I picked my jaw up off the ground I went in a paid for my gas. Never did see that VW around again but it sure would have been interesting to see how it ran.
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Back in the late 70's when Canada was phasing out leaded gas the last place you could buy leaded premium was Chevron. I was there putting gas in my 69 Chevelle and the next island over was a neon pink VW wagon with dark tinted back windows filling up with premium. A guy a few pumps away was filling up his mid 70's low HP Vette. The Vette guy says to the VW guy, "I'll bet that's really fast to have to run premium". The guy in the VW says, "I would waste my time with you", and proceeds to open the back hatch to reveal a hemi Mopar in the back. After I picked my jaw up off the ground I went in a paid for my gas. Never did see that VW around again but it sure would have been interesting to see how it ran.
Where is Hedley? Can't find it on any BC maps.
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Where is Hedley? Can't find it on any BC maps.
It's very small old time mining town about 25 miles east of Princeton, or 20 miles west of Keremeos. We're not that far from the Oroville Wash border or Penticton BC.
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I grew in the Bay Area, south of San Francisco... Used to go to Canada Rd, I remember a few times seeing this guy, Will, small-tire, small block powered early ChevyII... I remember he raced a early 70's Camaro, tubbed, Big Block (blown?)... That Nove just walked away from the Camaro... This was back in the late 1980's, I I recall hearing from good sources that the ChevyII was high-9's, low 10's car... The owner, Will, was an machinist/engine builder... Great calling card...


I later moved to Redding, and found the go to spot... I remember having an older guy in a quiet mid-70's full size station wagon that just thoroughly beat my '66 El Camino (13.1 ETs with skinny whitewall tires). After he beat me handily, he just kept driving, never came back, never saw him again...
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I grew in the Bay Area, south of San Francisco... Used to go to Canada Rd, I remember a few times seeing this guy, Will, small-tire, small block powered early ChevyII... I remember he raced a early 70's Camaro, tubbed, Big Block (blown?)... That Nove just walked away from the Camaro... This was back in the late 1980's, I I recall hearing from good sources that the ChevyII was high-9's, low 10's car... The owner, Will, was an machinist/engine builder... Great calling card...


I later moved to Redding, and found the go to spot... I remember having an older guy in a quiet mid-70's full size station wagon that just thoroughly beat my '66 El Camino (13.1 ETs with skinny whitewall tires). After he beat me handily, he just kept driving, never came back, never saw him again...
I think his car ran mid-10ís in the 80ís. Last time I saw him he had a back halved 62-65 Nova race car, Iíve only seen it in the run up to the two times Pinks All Out came to Sonoma, but not since.

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Used to go to a town north of where I lived to watch the street racing and the interesting cars that showed up.
Someone occasionally brought a 68 HEMI Charger.
That car was shaking the ground before you even saw it.

The prizewinner was some guy I only saw there once.
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That semi (looked like the one in that Jan Michael Vincent movie) was eating everyone for dinner that night.
Never forget the sight of that thing blasting by with the victim car trying to catch up.

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Santa Clara , Ca Wienerschnitzel on El Camino Real is where we would meet up. Then raced at various spots with a police scanner. That activity got really crazy after our very close , Fremont (Baylands ) Dragstrip was closed.
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I grew in the Bay Area, south of San Francisco... Used to go to Canada Rd, I remember a few times seeing this guy, Will, small-tire, small block powered early ChevyII... I remember he raced a early 70's Camaro, tubbed, Big Block (blown?)... That Nove just walked away from the Camaro... This was back in the late 1980's, I I recall hearing from good sources that the ChevyII was high-9's, low 10's car... The owner, Will, was an machinist/engine builder... Great calling card...


I later moved to Redding, and found the go to spot... I remember having an older guy in a quiet mid-70's full size station wagon that just thoroughly beat my '66 El Camino (13.1 ETs with skinny whitewall tires). After he beat me handily, he just kept driving, never came back, never saw him again...
Where was Canada Rd ? Sounds familiar, we used to go out to Tasman by Great America, Whipple Rd, Auto Mall, Bailey Rd. and others I forgot
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