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Re: more about Bruce Hertel

Postby john sachs,sr. » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:48 am

Maso wrote:Has anybody heard from Bruce Hertel lately...?

He used to send me a lot of e-mail, and then it stopped and I haven't heard from him in months.

Is he okay...? anybody know...?


Check with Grover. They usually stay in touch.
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Re: more about Bruce Hertel

Postby DINO » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:43 am

Bruce is on the Forum username: hemihead you can E-mail or PM him .....bet ya didn't know he ran Indy Nationals in 68 with his "Dodge Boys' dragster?. Car had a 426 Hemi & a 727 3-speed automatic with a starter,,,Ran 8.60 at 170. THEN there's his 200 mph Bonneville adventures. Bruce's Chrysler LeBaron, Bonneville Salts Flats racer, is now in the new Chrysler Museum. He made several 200-205 runs, leading up to the records set in 1992-1994. ("G" Production Supercharged (G/PS) at 196.8mph. Might call him and rattle his cage.
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Re: more about Bruce Hertel

Postby richcorti » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:12 pm

Bruce is doing well - e-mail daily between us - He has a 33 Ford Roadster, yellow w/red flames(old school,naturally) & of course a Hemi.
I was his partner in the Dodge Boys dragster and worked with him at Dodge for 10 years & even though he lives in Oregon we still keep in touch.
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Re: more about Bruce Hertel

Postby DINO » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:28 pm

Darned if I can't find ONE shot of the Ddodge Boys " rail ....know theres one Someplace....Going hunting...I'll be back.
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Re: more about Bruce Hertel

Postby BOBBY S. » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:05 pm

dinotheweirdo wrote:Darned if I can't find ONE shot of the Ddodge Boys " rail ....know theres one Someplace....Going hunting...I'll be back.


as you ALWAYS tell us, USE SEARCH, upper section of the page, :lol: :lol: :roll: :o
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Re: more about Bruce Hertel

Postby DINO » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:47 pm

Bobby...I did...Nothing...Googled it and went through the entire ODF galleries ...zilch-zero-nadda. Do have a few other sources ...but I contacted Bruce to dust off his photo albums.
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Re: more about Bruce Hertel

Postby DINO » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:13 am

Grover checked in last night to say he had Lunch with Bruce last Wed. Seems he's in the east to visit.Spent some time with Bob Jacobs...went to Lime Rock and cruised to Martha's Vineyard last week with the Westchester Street Rods . He can't hang around for our Race ....gotta get back to Oregon. Oh....Pat Hennebery posted this on his Facebook....sure looks like Bruce...and Flag Starter!
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Re: more about Bruce Hertel

Postby DINO » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:25 am

Here's Bruces Roadster last week at Jacobs Garage In Falls Village,Ct. yes -its a hemi.
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Re: more about Bruce Hertel

Postby richcorti » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:45 pm

Here's a few - 1st at Dover 67 Bruce with hat leaning over push car, me wiping my brow, my wife the blond in front,2nd is from the 67 Nats, 3rd Dover
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Re: more about Bruce Hertel

Postby DINO » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:17 pm

Found It...Knew we had one ....O'Shea Gallery 1
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