Excerpted from
Drag Racer Magazine

   These days legendary A/Gas Supercharged racer, Junior Thompson, concentrates his considerable skill building engines for street machines and modifying Hilborn fuel injectors for use on some of the most outrageous urban assault vehicles.

   The one pictured above, a 1950 Ford Prefect, contains a 470-cubic inch early hemi complete with blower and one of Junior's modifed, hand-massaged four-hole injectors.  To learn more purchase the November 98 issue of Drag Racer Magazine.

Reproduction of photos and articles excerpts use with permission of Scott Cochran - Drag Racer Magazine. No part or picture may be reproduced from this site without the express permission of owner and or author of these web pages.
By the Way - This car is for sale. Anyone interested can contact Jr. at (562)868-2761


GASSER WARS
Competitive Challenge

The Gasser Wars were a memorable time. To keep up the excitement there were "Open Challenges" published in the local drag magazines. This was a challenge by Jr. Thompson to "Lil" John Lombardo. The race took place at Irwindale Raceway on Jan. 4, 1970. Lombardo took the 1st round win going 167.93 mph. Jr. took the 2nd round win with low E.T. of 8.50 flat. The score was 1-to-1 going into the third round. The victory went to Lombardo's topless 'Vette when Thompson's Opel lost traction at mid-course. It had looked like a sure win for Jr., with a whole shot at the starting line. You can be sure the fans loved it!

The cartoon of John Lombardo was drawn by Tom Hunnicutt for Drag News. To see more of his artwork and a visual tribute to Lion's Drag Strip Click Here
In 1968 he became the art director for Doris Herberts Drag News, and from there the Editor of Drag Cartoons Magazine.

                                                 



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Pomona Raceway

Vintage Drag Racing and HUGE Show
Rods, Customs, Race Cars & Classics thru '79
Interviews with A-GAS Celebrities on Sunday Included such greats as:

JR. THOMPSON
Announced and Interviewed

  • K.S. PITMAN
  • BIG JOHN MAZMANIAN
  • STEVE KORNEY
  • SKIP HESS
  • TOM THOMPSON
  • Jr. THOMPSON
  • BONES BALOUH
  • DOUG COOK
  • LEONARD WOODS
  • RICH SAROONIAN


  • Gasser Legends
    A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL.  See if you can recognize any of these Gasser Legends.


    Thompson & Poole Willys

    Jr. challenged the national record holding team of Stone, Woods & Cook in October 1964 with this Willys Coupe.



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