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Thanks to David Rubenstein for supplying these photos.  Special thanks to Match Race Madness for their permission to use these photos on the Web site.  High quality prints of these photos can be purchased from Match Race Madness; see below.  After each photo description you'll see the catalog number in parenthesis.

The Kingfish Barracuda lining up against Don Gay in his Pontiac Firebird.
Tom Smallwood in the Kingfish Barracuda lining up against Don Gay in his Pontiac Firebird at the 1968 WHBQ Drag Festival. (J-Book 8)
Kelly Chadwick
An excellent close-up of Kelly in front of the original Lakeland tower.  Is that Bill Taylor on the tower steps in the background?  (MJ105)
Kelly Chadwick in the far lane is staging against Houston Platt in the Dixie Twister.
It's Camaro vs. Camaro!  Kelly Chadwick in the far lane is staging against Houston Platt in the Dixie Twister.  Look at all the folks watching from behind the start line. (M-T105-3)
T.B. Smallwood in the Kingfishc vs. Tom Sturm's Corvair
Tom Smallwood in the Kingfish Barracuda lining up against Tom Sturm's 'Just 4 Chevy Lovers' Corvair. (M860-10)
blank Larry Coleman's Super Ford vs. Kelly Chadwick
Sidney Foster pilots Larry Coleman's Super Ford Mustang against Kelly Chadwick's Camaro. (M860-02)
Larry Reyes piloting the Super Cuda.
Larry Reyes piloting the Super Cuda.
"Lil" Super Cuda, campaigned by Bill Taylor & Pat Collins Racing Enterprises.
"Lil" Super Cuda, campaigned by Bill Taylor & Pat Collins Racing Enterprises, racing under the lights. (M-T1116-9)
Funny Cars from the big three auto manufacturers.
Check out the diversity of iron in this pit shot. Looks to have been taken from the tower.  From left we have Don Gay's Pontiac GTO, Fred Goeske's Plymouth Road Runner, Jack Chrisman's Ford Mustang and Bobby Wood's Chevy Nova Funny Car. (M-T1135-1)
Dyno Don vs. Sox & Martin
The infamous Sox & Martin Plymouth getting air against Dyno Don's Cougar.  This is around 1969 when the track was renamed Shelby County International Raceway. (Book 11)
Ronnie Runyan in the 427-powered, Blue Hell Corvair F/C vs. Don Schumacher.
Ronnie Runyan in the 427-powered, Blue Hell Corvair F/C vs. Don Schumacher.  Don's son Tony recently had a terrifying Top Fuel crash at the NHRA Auto Zone Nationals at Memphis Motorsports Park. (J1115-10)
Ronnie Runyan takes on the Pandemonium Barracuda F/C.
Ronnie Runyan takes on the Pandemonium Barracuda F/C.  The Chrondeks are counting down as there was no pro-tree start back then. (J1115-10)
Dick Harrell staging against the Pandemonium.
Dick Harrell staging against the Pandemonium.  Close examination of the photo reveals that the official is wearing an AHRA shirt.  Looks like a full house in the stands and many are holding their ears.  Don't you wish you could hear these cars right now? (J1139-06)
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Bo Laws wins!
Looks like Bo Laws took the D/Sports class with this beautiful Corvette.  Does anyone know what event this was?  I believe this was taken in 1969.  (J1024-02)

 

 
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