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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:00 pm 
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Does anyone know who set this record? Who are "The Drakes"?

At Mokan two years ago, my wife was happy to find a vintage-ish "KENDALL MOTOR OIL" sign that had "The Drakes" on the lower half. We are trying to figure out who or where "The Drakes" came from, and what their back story is. The sign is hanging in our garage.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:30 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:09 pm 
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better fotos....


https://bids.ironhorseauction.com/lot-d ... 2F28946%2F

Most of the Videos are private now.. But here's a sense of what the car could do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pSR9cYBFFM



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:55 pm 
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Now I feel old.

One of the hottest Slant 6 cars ever. A few us still around watched this car go from 11s to high 9s in a few years in the early-mid 2000s. Leighton Drake died in late 2019 and the car has been sitting for about 10 yrs. Tom and Leighton (and Judy) were a team to behold. Sniff... I'll try to round up more pics and post them. There used to be quite a few youtube videos, but I am not seeing them now.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:02 pm 
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OK. Yes! His family had a huge auction this past year, with lots of slant six stuff, right?
But not from around Western MO, Eastern KS?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:21 pm 
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No they are from NC I believe.Mathews area if memory serves me correct.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:35 pm 
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Did the race car sell Lou?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2021 3:49 pm 
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The great horsepower wars! Cox brothers went 9.90's as did Charles Meyer. I think Dale Rose went 10:0's.

Mike went 10:05 at Kearney once. It ate something and that was about the end of Mike spraying. He did get it to run consistent 10:50's after that.

Will probably hold the title forever at 9:09. :D

I have the stuff to do one more good nitrous motor, but I just don't have the heart for it.

Right now. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2021 1:54 am 
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Drakes are from Matthews, NC (Charlotte burb). Simca is likely still there, and not sure if it can be sold yet.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:59 am 
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Get to read this stuff.
Lots of memories, some happy, some sad.

Lou, I thought the Simca was a part of the auction?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:42 am 
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I cannot really say much more except that the Simca is still there, to my knowledge.

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