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Title: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
Post by: Stainless1 on June 18, 2019, 11:01:29 PM
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/al-teagues-409-mph-speed-record-capped-decades-long-racing-career/?wc_mid=4035:16929&wc_rid=4035:706120&_wcsid=04D02550951AEEBF294B4AE2ACD9F97E2B43C58500D8AEFC

With any luck that gets you to a great article about one of my Bonneville heroes
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
Post by: aircap on June 18, 2019, 11:10:59 PM
He's one of mine, too. Al is an awesome possum, for sure!
Title: Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
Post by: Dynoroom on June 18, 2019, 11:32:45 PM
Great read, well done.
Title: Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
Post by: sabat on June 19, 2019, 09:02:32 AM
Wow, excellent article, thanks for posting.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
Post by: Stan Back on June 19, 2019, 11:08:02 AM
Here's the best photo I ever took (well, I'm no photographer).  It's probably 1972 at El Mirage.  I gave Al an 8x10 the next month.  And some crew members wanted some, so I had them printed.  It's shown up in various publications, including Rodders Journal 2-page spread, from whom I don't know.  I used it on the cover of the 2016 SpeedWeek Program as there was no SpeedWeek the previous year (got some shitt for that).  If anyone wants a good copy of this, p.m. me and I'll send you one.
Title: Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
Post by: manta22 on June 19, 2019, 11:15:55 AM
Nice picture, Stan. What was going on when you took that photo?

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
Title: Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
Post by: jdincau on June 19, 2019, 01:04:24 PM
Approaching the start line after taking the warm up loop option at El Mirage

Sorry my net people skills are a little lacking, I should have waited for Stan to buzz in.
Title: Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
Post by: Peter Jack on June 19, 2019, 02:00:24 PM
I've seen that picture in several different places. Well done Stan.  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Pete
Title: Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
Post by: Stan Back on June 19, 2019, 09:16:26 PM
Jim's right.  Years back, it was difficult to start a supercharged fuel engine off the starter.  The dragsters (if I remember correctly) all were push started ? which to me, added to the show.  And the Sadd, Teague & Bentley fuel roadster didn't need much to add to the show ? they were the show.
Title: Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
Post by: kiwi belly tank on June 20, 2019, 09:58:02 AM
We were still push starting Betsy (liner) up until 1990 when somebody donated a chain drive blower-starter, we felt we were way uptown then! Before that it was take it off the stands, push it out of the pits, clutch it, check it & time it, back to the pit to jack it up again to put the body panels on then get it back down to push it to the line. & the oldies will remember how long those one course lines used to be. :x By the time we'd get to run the engine was stone cold & we even banged the blower a couple of times.
Some times back then. Sid.
Title: Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
Post by: Stan Back on June 20, 2019, 10:40:22 AM
Mike (or anyone else) ? send me a P.M. with your email address and I'll send you a large digital file of the picture.
Title: Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
Post by: salt27 on June 20, 2019, 01:44:39 PM
We were still push starting Betsy (liner) up until 1990 when somebody donated a chain drive blower-starter, we felt we were way uptown then! Before that it was take it off the stands, push it out of the pits, clutch it, check it & time it, back to the pit to jack it up again to put the body panels on then get it back down to push it to the line. & the oldies will remember how long those one course lines used to be. :x By the time we'd get to run the engine was stone cold & we even banged the blower a couple of times.
Some times back then. Sid.

I remember when that blower starters hot terminal fiber washer failed and shorted things out.
My 35mm film cannester lid got a hole punched in it and became it's replacement.   :cheers:

  Don
Title: Re: Nice Hot Rod article about Al Teague
Post by: kiwi belly tank on June 20, 2019, 05:08:49 PM
LOL, I remember that woops moment Mate! :-o
  Sid.