WHEELSTANDERS ! AT DOVER..lets see 'em

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WHEELSTANDERS ! AT DOVER..lets see 'em

Postby DINO » Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:47 pm

The famous Hemi-Bug...
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Re: WHEELSTANDERS ! AT DOVER..let see 'em

Postby DINO » Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:47 pm

This shot started discussion someplace else...so I moved it all here:

From what I can remember, he also lettered it the Bardhal Bug. I don't know if it was before or after that crash he had into the crowd at NY National. “Leadfoot” Charlie, had some bad luck with this car. Another time he was up in Canada and was doing burnouts off the line in the Bardhal Bug with the door open and was leaning out to see and he fell out of the cab, landed on the asphalt and drove over himself. Half of the track crew was running to help Charlie and the rest chasing the truck as it rolled down the strip. Charlie had no insurance outside of the United States, so refused to go to a Canadian hospital. He insisted on being driven to the U.S.A. and then having an ambulance called. Charlie was back racing that following year.
Leadfoot" Charile also crashed at NY National in the right lane at about the 1,000' mark. I have a photo I will post. I thought it was the Barhaul Bug that crashed into the crowd. So many of the wheelstanders crashed bach then including the Litte Red wago, that almost took Bill "Mavericks" life.

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So About this VW Wheelstander ...Got two drivers and three names ?Al Hanna ...Leadfoot Charlie and ....Either BARDAHL BUG .....WILD THING OR ....Super HEMI -BUG.... what gives ?...I Remember seeing the Bardahl Bug "testing" at Dover and having real problems trying to 'get it up' ...to the point they quit that day and packed it up.
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Re: WHEELSTANDERS ! AT DOVER..let see 'em

Postby DINO » Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:32 pm

Bobby S. sent this Wild Thing...is it same as Hemi-Bug, Bardahl Bug ? IT Said A Richard Sembler was driving . Leadfoot Charlies' last name is Holmes and he drove the Bardahl Bug owned,built and also driven by Lynwood Hardy.
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Postby VBOB » Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:15 pm

Hey
Found this up in the a----under W!!

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Postby VBOB » Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:17 pm

Hey
Found this under H upstairs !

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Postby john sachs,sr. » Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:34 pm

Here you go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Larsen Ford "Little Yellow Wagon"
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Re: WHEELSTANDERS ! AT DOVER..lets see 'em

Postby DINO » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:16 pm

Accident at N.Y.National with "Wild Thing"....AHRA Summernationals...1968...Billy C. was there.
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Postby DINO » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:48 pm

from Clark Rowell...More in ODF
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Postby DINO » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:16 pm

Don't have a clue who this Chevy "hippie " truck is .................
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Re: WHEELSTANDERS ! AT DOVER..lets see 'em

Postby DINO » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:18 pm

It's "Wild Bill" Shrewsberry, in the L A Dart ! . . . with all 4 off the ground!
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