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A tribute to the Blairs

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  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: North Carolina
A tribute to the Blairs
Posted by old coyote on Saturday, July 29, 2017 3:40 PM

..... to Don Blair who owned Blair's Speed Shop in Pasadena

..... and to Butch Blair who owned the "Fugowie" dragsters

I may have to grow old ....... but I refuse to grow up

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, July 29, 2017 5:22 PM
Excellent work as always O.C. Especially the engine. That close up shot of the engine looks 1:1.
  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, July 31, 2017 8:32 AM

Very nice build. I never heard of the Fugowie Dragster. I love the un-blown injected Hemi. Very cool.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by old coyote on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 6:37 AM

The Fugowie name comes from the tale (joke) about the famous lost indian tribe of California ...... they wandered all over the west and if seen, could often be heard to say "Where da Fugowie" Big Smile

Butch Blair named numerous dragsters Fugowie.

I may have to grow old ....... but I refuse to grow up

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 8:10 AM

Haha!! Thanks for the explanation.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    January, 2012
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 8:15 AM

I thought they were a pigmy tribe. 4 foot people in 6 foot tall grass..

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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    January, 2004
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by old coyote on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 6:41 AM

It's my understanding thet the original "Fugowie" tribe was based upon the Tumbleweeds comic strip which ran from 1965 until 2007. One of the characters was a member of the comic strip's Poohawk tribe who was often pictured standing on his horse with his hand above his eyes looking for something.

I may have to grow old ....... but I refuse to grow up

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 2:07 PM
Love that injected Hemi . Nice to see " something different " ! Spot on
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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 3:42 PM

old coyote

The Fugowie name comes from the tale (joke) about the famous lost indian tribe of California ...... they wandered all over the west and if seen, could often be heard to say "Where da Fugowie" Big Smile

Butch Blair named numerous dragsters Fugowie.

 

Super build and color! Tongue TiedPretty sure that was the name of the summer camp my folks sent me to.  

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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