Debuted at the '74 NHRA Winternationals by TV Tommy. Vintage Four-engine dragster getting ready, out at the Lake Lawn airport in Delavan WI. fit the slicks inside the body. shipping: + $4 .25 shipping. We used to put ground up glass in the paint and it would shimmer at night, but it was HEAVY! .......Has new corrected decals for this resin body! He bought a house at age 12. Filmed by Frank Kunkel. All four wheels put power, about 2000 horsepower, to the ground. model. Traveled with a two car trailer with full length glass windows and his push car Corvette mounted on top. Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, May 28, 2018 6:52 PM I remember building one of these dragsters when I was a kid. Brand New. a resin need to be straight across from each other. Tommy Ivo (born April 18, 1936, in Denver, Colorado), also known as "TV Tommy" and "Instant Ivo" is an actor and drag racer, who was active in the 1960s racing community. [2] It had a dropped front axle and bicycle wheels, a partially enclosed engine (leaving the blower and blower scoop exposed), and enclosed slicks (without wheel covers or skirts). model. #SC-103 Drag Racing Driver Figure. He could sing and tap dance at age three. Without nitro, Ivo's solution for creating more horsepower was to add extra gasoline-powered engines. Use a Revell TOMMY IVO'S SHOWBOAT FOUR ENGINE DRAGSTER for donor kit. Watch him take his most famous hot rod for one final blast down the quarter-mile. BUILDING TIPS OUT OF STOCK, DO NOT ORDER ! Tommy Ivo Videoliner/Bushwacker", in "Beauty Beyond the Twilight Zone", p.31. "T.V. VINTAGE SIGN 1964 Tommy Ivo Dragster 18 x 8. #(8) (Many More Ivo, other Race Cars / Cars & HOT Celebrity / Babe Photos at Dragracinglove 2 !! Tommy Ivo's Showboat dragster with the body on. Glen Skidmore built this from model. Use a Revell TOMMY IVO'S SHOWBOAT FOUR ENGINE DRAGSTER for donor kit. *Start Free shipping "TV" Tommy Ivo & His Twin Engine Dragster "Facsimile Autographed" PHOTO! Body (with semi-hollow door handles), Front clip, Rocker panels, Bumpers, ), ** My P hotos are Approx. See full bio » Tommy's last time down the strip in the Wagon Master.1996 Indy GoodGuys Hot Rod Nationals. ("To my eye," Tommy later explained, "the Funny Car is McCourry; the dragster is Ivo.") If you want to be placed on a waiting list for this item, send me an email: skmodeler@sbcglobal.net. Subject to one of the most historic NHRA crash finishes of all-time with TV Tommy walking away unscathed. Member since March 2015; From: Close to Chicago; Tommy Ivo's Showboat 4 engine dragster. the back of a hobby knife. Four fuel-injected 402s powered his four-wheel-drive vehicle named Showboat. TV TOMMY IVO AUTOGRAPH 4 ENGINE SHOWBOAT NHRA 8X12 DRAG RACING PHOTO. Street Rods - Street Cars Front Engine Dragsters Rear Engine Dragsters Funny Cars Magazine Covers John Teresi built this from The "TV" Tommy Ivo Top Fuel Dragster. But his ultimate was the Showboat, a car that featured four Buick … *The luggage rack has braces that will need to be removed using a jeweler's saw Tommy Ivo was born on April 18, 1936 in Denver, Colorado, USA. Tommy Ivo (born April 18, 1936), also known as "TV Tommy" and "Instant Ivo" is an actor and drag racer, who was active in the 1960s racing community. Image not available. Free shipping "TV" Tommy Ivo & His 1967 "WING" Top Fuel Dragster PHOTO! [1], Designed by Steve Swaja, Videoliner used a Frank Huzar chassis and aluminum body built by Bob Sorrell. BUILDING TIPS 1971 - TV Tommy Ivo's lastFront Engine Top Fuel Dragster Although this was Ivo's most swoopy Front Engine Dragster, the new rear-engine dragster technology (spearheaded by the one Garlits *built)was taking over - faster and safer. The race was booked into San Gabriel but before the race took place, Leasher lost his life in an accident at Bonneville. [6] To cure the exhaust problem, Ivo cut vents over the slicks and routed the exhaust into the wheelwells, which then proceeded to damage the aluminum body. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Videoliner_(dragster)&oldid=945418727, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Taylor, Thom. a resin He went on to campaign front and rear engine dragsters, and a jet car. *If you plan to use the "Rocker Panels", you will need to add your model includes: Correct Original chassis built by Larry … Tommy Ivo built a number of dragsters between 1957 and 1963 and it was during this time when the NHRA banned the use of nitromethane. Acted in series of television shows, he was already a star with a promising Hollywood future ahead of him. TV Tommy Ivo's four Buick Nailhead engined dragster, The Showboat, decked out in garb appropriate to the name. * The engines on the TOMMY IVO DRAGSTER are staggered, the engines on the MACH IV MUSTANG need to be straight across from each other. www.nostalgiadragvideos. 1964 Tommy Ivo Dragster Racing Vintage Automobile Hot Rod Car Metal Sign LG753. With four Buick V8 engines strapped to the framerails, Ivo’s all-wheel drive dragster was a true marvel. Scott Kapellusch built this from *The $6.00. In the late 1950s, Ivo raced a twin (side by side) Buick nailhead-engined dragster which was the first gasoline-powered dragster to break the nine-second barrier. a resin Bob Smith (aka Jet Car Bob) drove the jet against Ivo and after the match Palamides offered Tommy the … Resin model includes: Correct Body, Front clip, Rocker panels, Custom grill & He is an actor, known for Margie (1961), The Lost Volcano (1950) and The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956). by building frame & front axle all together as a 1-piece unit. DRAGSTER Insider Ask any 500 Tommy Ivo fans which of his many, many race cars is his most famous, and it’s a pretty safe bet that 495 of them will say it’s his wild four-engine Showboat. *Donor Slicks.... Use AMT Custom & Competition Parts Pack Goodyear "Blue Streak" Slicks 9.00 x 15". According to drag racing videographer Frank Kunkel, who filmed this piece, here is the last pass ever run by Tommy Ivo in the Wagon Master, his wild four-engine Buick dragster. Do not copy any Speed City Resin bodies or parts without permission and consent. #SC-103 Drag Racing Driver Figure $19.99. You BUILDING TIPS *Start by building frame & front axle all together as a 1-piece unit. $89.99. Last one. Tommy Ivo 1969 Front Engine "SlingShot" Top Fuel Dragster PHOTO!! [9], Videoliner set a best pass of 7.82 seconds at 199 mph (320 km/h).[10]. You … $9.99. Revell Kenny Bernstein Top Fuel Dragster 1999 Budweiser Bud King 1:24 Die Cast . #SC-86 6" HollowTube Injection Stacks ........ (4- sets are needed). All rights reserved. In 2005 rather than trash Wagonmaster TV Tommy Ivo convinced owners of the America’s Car Collection Museum being planned in Winnemucca, Nevada, who own Wagonmaster, to build a replica of Showboat so that visitors can see both vehicles for the first time side by side in all their splendour. 4 ........... $42.00. While Ivo never liked the name, Showboat proved one of the most popular models of his cars. Brand New. [5], The car was built for "TV Tommy" Ivo, who planned to barnstorm the U.S. in 1965, but in test runs at Fremont, he found exhaust fumes and burnt rubber tended to enter the cockpit; worse still, the car had a tendency to spin when approaching the end of a pass. I am thinking about buying one from … "T.V." "SPIRIT OF SPEED" Model Contest on Nov 5 2017. Frame Extensions and (8) - Ford Cleveland 351 head AND AUTHORIZED BY GARY & JILL WECKESSER [4] The exhaust pipes exited flush with the top of the body on either side, ahead of the cockpit. Tommy Ivo is one of America’s most beloved drag racers and a legend in the sport. ! [8] Failure led Ivo to purchase the conventional Red Wing fueller. IRV BERINGHAUS S/S CUDA NHRA 8X12 DRAG RACING PHOTO. Tommy Ivo once played opposite Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) and Margaret Hamilton (the Wicked Witch of the West). Free shipping . #(3) $9.99. Buy It Now +C $19.03 shipping estimate. Virgil Stanbary built this from Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. 8"x10" MINT, NEW Hi-Res Reprint COPYs made with the Latest Lab Technology on Heavy GLOSSY PHOTO Paper, , *** MOST of my Photos are also available in 13"x19" Poster Size! Videoliner (dragster) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Videoliner is a streamliner slingshot dragster, built for "TV Tommy" Ivo. Tommy does a great job walking around the car explaining the workings of this historic dragster. Motorsports Museum His big break came at age seven when his two front teeth went missing. Luggage rack. In 1961, famed actor and drag racing legend “TV” Tommy Ivo rolled out a creation that would become one of, if not the greatest exhibition vehicle of all time and one that would solidify his standing as the sports greatest showman. [3] The rear of the cockpit was also closed, but there was no canopy. Losing a blower on a dragster was bad, but funny cars usually also took the roof off, as on this one at Epping NH. #SC- Sponsored by Honest Charley's Speed Shop. He is an actor, known for Margie (1961), The Lost Volcano (1950) and The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956). 2 watchers. Tommy Ivo's Showboat 4 engine dragster; Tommy Ivo's Showboat 4 engine dragster 1821 views. $9.99. One of the 1st Top Fuel cars to go 250 MPH in the 1/4 mile. a resin model. *The rear axle on the Revell SHOWBOAT will need to be shortened to fit the slicks inside the body. Buy It Now. Resin #SC-56 Parchute Assortment Pack (for dual parachutes) From United States +C $36.54 shipping estimate. #SC-52 Firestone Drag 500 Slicks *Paper clips can be used as mounting rods for the Rocker panels (very simple). Use a resin 8"x10", *** MOST of my Photos are also available in 13"x19" Poster Size! Vintage TOMMY IVO Rod Shop Dodge Charger … model. shipping: + $4.50 shipping . Showboat is a four-engined four-wheel-drive exhibition slingshot dragster, built by "TV Tommy" Ivo in the 1960s. Nhra RacingAuto RacingPomona CaliforniaLight Em UpTop Fuel DragsterDrag CarsCar HumorFast CarsCool Cars Buick Nailhead1968 Plymouth BarracudaTop Fuel Dragster1955 Chevy #SC-26 7" Hollow Tube Injector Stacks..... 4 - sets are needed Recommended donor parts: It recently returned to California for a complete restoration and a temporary display in the NHRA Museum, it's now back in FL. "TV" Tommy Ivo & His 1972 Rear Engine Top Fuel Dragster PHOTO!! the 8's, was also the first gas dragster to run over 180 MPH.The Ivo twin has been in the Don Garlits Museum for several years. 2.5 hrs. In the late 1950s, Ivo raced a twin (side by side) Buick nailhead-engined dragster which was the first gasoline-powered dragster to break the nine-second barrier. C $36.23. "TV" Tommy Ivo & His 1972 Top Fuel Dragster PHOTO! Showboat featured four Buick nailhead V8s, linked together; two drove the rear wheels, two the front. UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Tommy Ivo With Dragster. a Revell TOMMY IVO'S SHOWBOAT FOUR ENGINE DRAGSTER for donor kit. At Bakersfield early in 1963, Tommy talked with Romeo Palamides about setting up a match race between his new dragster and the Jet Car, which was driven then by Glenn Leasher. ), ** ALL my Photos are MINT, NEW Hi-Res Reprint COPYs made with the Latest Lab Technology on Heavy GLOSSY PHOTO Paper, Approx. Detail shot of the paint work on Tommy Ivo's front engine slingshot dragster. The engines on the left side drove the front wheels through a … I didn't even have time to paint the front of the car after the last crash there. rear axle on the Revell SHOWBOAT will need to be shortened to Last one . * The engines on the TOMMY IVO DRAGSTER are staggered, the engines on the MACH IV MUSTANG In the late 1950s and early 1960s, TV, Poison, or Tubular Tommy Ivo had the world in the palm of his hands. WHAT … ! M S p o O N R n s N Y o r F D e 6 d F C. 1972 Popular Hot … For early construction photos from Tommy Ivos' scrapbook, go Ivo's commitments wouldn't allow him to change cars till the end of the season. FAR OUT MAN...as Jungle Jim use to say. The completed cars came together for one last time during Ralph's $7M, no-reserve auction at the Petersen Museum, where I … Picture Information. C $56.61. 10 replies. will need to make new mounting holes on the oil pans to do this (See photo). The Don Wallace Collection. Jim Polli built this from Here's how the Frame Extensions should be mounted to the showboat frame. Opens image gallery. Taylor, Thom. Whitworth consented, on one condition: "It's got to be perfect." X. UPDATE: This model took FIRST PLACE at the Wally Parks N.H.R.A. The milestone event took place at the Good Guys … Then his producers told him he had to quit drag racing. Tommy enjoyed great success in local talent shows but the cold weather caused his mother, who had sever arthritis, to move the family to Burbank, Calif. Close to Hollywood, Tommy was soon pushed deeper into show biz and at age seven entertaining at a variety of talent … APPROVED Trivia (7) After his acting career ended, "TV" Tommy Ivo became a professional race car driver, competing in Top Fuel Dragsters and Nitro Funny Cars. See more ideas about dragsters, drag racing, car humor. Scott Kapellusch built this from WILD CRASHES : TV Tommy's Best Crash TV Tom's Funny Car Crash TV Tommy's First Crash TV Tommy's other "Dents" Home Drag Racing Movies Gallery Museums Links Contact Us Webmaster Sitemap Drag Racing Movies Gallery Museums Links Contact Us Webmaster Sitemap Assembly's. "Beauty Beyond the Twilight Zone" in, This page was last edited on 13 March 2020, at 21:01. [7], Chopping off some of the bodywork and "scalloping" the fenders was done in a futile effort to cure the "spooky handling". Hollywood movie and television star began campaigning a twin-engine Buick dragster in the 1950s and was the first to reach 160, 170, and 180 mile-per-hour. Jan 4, 2021 - Explore sam stoltz's board "tommy ivo", followed by 298 people on Pinterest. Videoliner is a streamliner slingshot dragster, built for "TV Tommy" Ivo. As insurance, he shipped the original to fabricator Bruce Dyda, who finished the repro alongside the real deal. model. Showboat was Hot Rod ' s December 1961 cover … Auction Lot S152, Kissimmee, FL 2020. (Photo by Mike Brenner/The Enthusiast Network via Getty Images/Getty Images) Tommy Ivo With Dragster : News Photo {{textForToggleButton('163095950')}} {{textForToggleButton('163095950')}} {{boardName()}} {{purchaseLicenseLabel}} … From United States. (or) by scribing it out using Order Ascending; Order Descending; JohnnyK. Recommended donor parts: His two-engined dragster was the first quarter-mile racer to surpass the 160-, 170- and 180-mph barriers. own braces out of paper clips (very simple). $99.99 + shipping . … (Many More Ivo, other Race Cars/Cars & HOT Celebrity/Babe Photos at Dragracinglove1!! The most beastly drag racing car was created more than a 50 years ago. Tommy Ivo was born on April 18, 1936 in Denver, Colorado, USA. 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