FINALLY! The First Night!
Nanook, Part 2
the tall car has been sold to Larry Christopherson of Arizona,
call goes out to the chassis shop of Dennis Watson.
Photo by Steve Reyes
4 pages in this issue featuring Nanook, the third car run by Hough.
Tom West photo
shot of Nanook, by Tom West, I'll let Tom's words describe the action...
A handout from one of Dave Hough's sponsors, Hedman Hedders.
Bob Thompson Photo
More from Dave Hough's garage. That's Dave behind the car with the sideburns.
Bob Thompson Photo
This new car was a success right of the trailer...6.92 seconds at 214 mph at Lions Drag Strip.
Along with the new Dennis Watson frame, Dave had a new partner, Bill Swoger.
This with a 396 (with overbore) iron Hemi, of course with all the trick stuff inside. Although the famous Donovan tunnel port heads were gone, Mondello made Dave's breathing easier.
And again, the Fishbeck twins painted the car green. Bob Thompson was responsible for the lettering.
Sometimes you just can't get any respect...Popular Hot Rodding had a penchant for these "hot car pulled over by the fuzz" photos, this one from the cover of the September 1973 issue.
Steve Reyes photo
Nanook at the 1974 Winternationals
Nice posed shot in the quarry that Dave Hough worked at...
Bob McClurg Photo
The Watson built Nanook heating up the tires...
Photo © Steve Reyes
Now here's the same car, different paint, different year. One of the things with the fuel altereds, same as the funny cars, is they had the same problems with fire. And unlike the funnys, the outside of cars usually got burned. So It was just as easy to repaint the whole thing than try to touch 'em up. Fastest time I can find on this car was a 6.54 at 216 MPH.
Yep, it's a Larry Pfister photo. God love Horsepower Heaven 3!
Here's a color shot of the bicentennial paint job of 1976, which was after the car had been sold to Joe Antonelli, but still driven by Dave Hough.
This car was sold at the end of the 1975 season to Joe Antonelli
You can't see it in this photo, but the name on the side now reads "Dave Hough's Nanook"
And Dave's in the seat in this photo. But on the cowl it reads "Blessing & Antonelli". The paint has changed again, too.
This car is currently owned by Richard Reavis of Arizona...and it's for sale. Not cheap, though.
The Super Shops "Win This Car'
In 1976, Dave got sponsorship from the Super Shops, a national chain of speed shops. This car was to be given away to a lucky winner at the 1977 Supernationals, which was the last race of the season.
This car originally ran a Donovan engine, but after an engine explosion, changed over to a Milodon.
The quickest Fuel Altered
time to date...at least in 1977. At a Funny Car Meet at OCIR...
Super Nanook on that 6.18 run...
Dave smoking the hides,
getting ready to set the lowest Fuel Altered ET to date-1977
Paul Sadler photo
Nanook at the Fuel Altered Nationals in Tucson, 1976
Bob Thompson photo
Dave Hough always had the coolest graphics on his altereds, and Bob Thompson was responsible for most of 'em.
Bob Thompson photo
Here's the Super Shops "Win This Car" Nanook, probably at OCIR in 1976...
Somewhere between Arizona in the mid-70's, and the Seattle area at the turn of the 20th Century,Nanook found its way up to the Great White North of Minnesota in the late 80's. Owned at this time by Michael Karels. This is the original Green/Striped car. It was purchased in Texas.
Jim Kampmann photo
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Any info I missed? Have anything to add? Any questions, comments, large sums of money?
Awful Awful Fuel Altereds © 1999-2001 Jim Sorenson
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