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#1894  -  This mighty six-banger was fielded by Emil Reutimann, Buzzie and Wayne’s dad in the 1947-48 era.  Usually the Reutimanns concentrated on tracks in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area, but on this occasion, Emil ventured east to the imposing 1.25-mile Pompano Beach Speedway.  The track, built for horse racing, only lasted a season or two with race cars because of its poor surface.  (Brian Sharp Collection)


#1893  -  “A very unique early dragster was Slice of Pie, campaigned by Creighton Hunter around 1955. Creighton’s crude-looking dragster featured a full, owner-fabricated body covering a front-mounted tri-carb flathead, positioned sideways in the chassis and running direct drive via chain to the rear axle. Creighton relied upon a jacking system to raise the rear of the car once he was at the starting line. Bringing up the RPM, he dropped the car when the flag dropped. Creighton topped 150 mph with the car in 1956 before crashing it at Santa Ana.” From 1001 DRAG-RACING FACTS, by Doug Boyce. (Bob McClurg Photo)

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