Old Canadian Comet drag car pics

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  1. Derek 5oComet

    Derek 5oComet Tire burner

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    Been looking for these for a while now,it's a 71 pro stock comet owned by Sandy Elliot and driven by Barrie poole in the early 70's.The car has been restored to it's original racing glory.Barrie Poole is still active in Super Stock drag racing today,and has a few national event wins under his belt too.ENJOY! Derek. P.S the t-bird is the car Barrie is currently driving owned by Tom Kovacs.
  2. Mavaholic

    Mavaholic Growing older but not up!

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    Pretty cool!!
  3. Dave B

    Dave B I like Mavericks! Supporting Member

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    The comets pretty sweet, I've seen it a few times, nice car.
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    littleredtoy Seth

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    I've seen....

    ...pics of the Mustangs that team had. I had never seen pics of the
    Comet. I talk to the guy who owns the Randy Shartman drag car
    that started as a Maverick, was switched to a Comet, then back
    to a Maverick. It's B429 powered. Is the Elliott car a B429 or a
    Cobra Jet car? I know he ran some CJ Mustangs. I have pics of
    them in books.

    Seth
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    Mercurycruizers David (Coop) Cooper

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    Very cool! Thanks for sharing...
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    John B Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Derek,
    Very nice! I'd looked for pics of the Sandy Elliott car before, but never came across that one of it restored. This is good news. I remember following it closely when they were still campaigning this car. I had heard that it was destroyed when it failed to stop at the end of the strip (Chute failure?). Apparently this wasn't the case. Do you mind sharing where you got the restoration photo and info? Thanks. A fellow Canuck...John B
    P.S. Nice car you've got there Derek. We should get together some time. I'm just in Port Dover.
  7. Derek 5oComet

    Derek 5oComet Tire burner

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    Well to start the
    comet is 429cj powered,i got the pic off of the net but i have better pics of it that i took at Cayuga [Toronto motorsports] showing the engine and such.I'll have to get them scanned and post those too. And yes John we will have to meet up sometime.Derek.
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    eddie1975 Windsor Specialist

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    very cool , gotta love a 429 cj:D , do you know what kinda times itll run?
  9. Derek 5oComet

    Derek 5oComet Tire burner

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    I seen it make an exhibition pass a couple of years ago,and if i remember correctly it was in the high 9's
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    littleredtoy Seth

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    Yeah....

    ....for a second I had him confused with 'Rapid Randy'.


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    Dan Starnes Original owner

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    Man, cool stuff here.
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