Drag Racing Tech - The Grump dead at 81
03-30-2012, 07:33 PM
Al 95 Z28
03-30-2012, 07:56 PM
81 - That sucks, but thats up there.
03-30-2012, 08:00 PM
03-30-2012, 09:44 PM
very sad to hear this. RIP old grumpy.
03-30-2012, 10:57 PM
Our sport has lost a legend.
03-30-2012, 11:12 PM
RIP Grump, The best Chevy builder/innovator is gone. Gonna be big shoes to fill...
03-31-2012, 11:19 AM
Man he was a legend,:hail: I remember seeing his "Rent a Racer" 71 Camaro as a teenager beat up on Sox & Martin's plymouths & Dyno Don's Ford. Anybody got actual photo pics of his cars during the 70s?
I had pics of his 75 Monza Pro Stock at English Town Raceway in NJ during the summer nationals that year but lost them.
03-31-2012, 11:40 AM
He truly was a legend. Man saw everything in a different way.
03-31-2012, 01:12 PM
Go to the link in my first post. Pictures are there. I met him at Indy in 67, he was running a 67 Chevy II, small block powered. Quite impressive against the big MOPARS.
If you ever looked under the hood of one of his cars, and are still alive he really was a hot head, you would have seen some real innovation. He had a fan clutch on the crank with a pulley on it that ran the alternator and water pump. No wasted HP there:) He about had a heart attack because I went over the yellow tape to look at his engine. The intake was off and he has all kinds of numbers written on the block with a paint pen. Was trying to decipher them when he caught me. The intake ports on that engine were something to see.
Here is something to remind us of him:
Also, put his name in youtube and enjoy.
Al 95 Z28
03-31-2012, 08:53 PM
I had the opportunity to see him race years ago.
Sad to him gone.
Truely a Drag Racing Legend
04-01-2012, 03:06 PM
RIP Grump. You will be missed.
04-02-2012, 09:57 AM
RIP to one of the most influential figures in motorsports history.
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