View Full Version : Gearhead Guys You Should Know: AA/Dale Armstrong
December 24th, 2008, 12:00 PM
December 24th, 2008, 01:28 PM
Quite the list of achievements. Sounds like he had quite a bit of fun pushing the envelope at that. Great write up.
December 25th, 2008, 07:19 AM
I got to meet Dale at the keystones ,years back when he was still tuning Kenny. I won a radio contest and was sopposed to meet Kenny, but he was busy with sponsor deals so i had to wait in his pits . I was taking pics of Dale working on it and he came over and ask me if I got any good shots. We talked for awhile and he invited us back the next day.
December 26th, 2008, 01:30 AM
Dave Wallace Jr.,
"It was often said if this guy ever hooked up with some smart millionaire, our sport might never be the same".
December 26th, 2008, 02:24 AM
and a super-neat guy, too!
Armstrong's first mentor and sponsor, Ron Hammel of 10,000 RPM (whose homemade, high-h.p. engine dyno is likely the one referenced) told me just this month that his company was selling nitrous kits to drag racers in 1967. He STILL won't say whether Double-A Dale ever used the stuff.
Hammel's top-two "shop" cars in the mid-Sixties were probably Armstrong's steel, blown-alcohol Chevy II and Frank Pedregon's AA/Fuel Competition Coupe. No two drag racers ever accomplished more with less. Two nicer guys never existed.
Enjoyin' yer stuff, Brian,
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