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capri man
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From: doerun, ga.
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posted 01-24-2006 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
(1-24-2006) - A legendary figure in drag racing passed away this morning. Dyno Don” Nicholson was an engine builder and driver whose talent and skills have seldom been surpassed.

He began his career on the circle tracks and dry lake beds in the 1940s before moving on to quarter-mile competition. A pioneer in what have now become some of the most popular classes in the sport, including Funny Car and Pro Stock, Nicholson was a major player throughout the 1960s and ‘70s.

Nicholson still holds the record for final-round appearances in the most NHRA eliminator categories, scoring wins or runner-up finishes in Funny Car, Pro Stock, Super, Comp, Stock, and Street.

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Big D
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From: WELLS, NEVADA USA
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posted 01-24-2006 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

RIP DYNO..

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71RESTO
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posted 01-24-2006 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is sad news indeed

Weird, just last week I bought a diecast of Dyno Don's '68 CJ for a friends birthday. Glad I took care of it last week because it would probably be impossible to find in the near term now.

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Duane
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mustangs68
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From: Buckroe Beach Va MCA#39406 M&M #12 Member Mustang Club of Tidewater
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posted 01-24-2006 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Man I saw him race at suffolk raceway back in the early 70's what a treat

RIP Dyno Don

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BlueMule
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From: Kent Island, MD USA M&M # 2423
Registered: Sep 2002

posted 01-24-2006 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I remember this guy gave me someone to argue in favor of in all the Grumpy Jenkins and Sox & Martin bench racing disputes on the school bus.

RIP

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-Paul

70 Mach1 351C/FMX
79 Ranchero GT 302 smogger/C4
97 Expedition XLT 5.4
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'If you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.'

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 01-25-2006 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always think of what was lost when a person like this dies. Just think of all the knowledge that has just evaporated with his passing.

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stroker man
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From: Denville NJ USA
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posted 01-25-2006 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stroker man   Click Here to Email stroker man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
great loss,true ford guy.

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ragtopjr
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From: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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posted 01-25-2006 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
RIP Dyno Don

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Ed
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UnbridledFury
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From: Tacoma, WA
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posted 01-26-2006 01:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for UnbridledFury   Click Here to Email UnbridledFury     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
RIP Dyno Don

http://www.jonkaaseracingengines.com/dynodon.php

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