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Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit |

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit

fighting irish 426

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit! In honor of today being lá fhéile pádraig sona duit we are going all out Irish and Gaelic here at Kustoms and Choppers Magazine! The Dropkick Murphy’s, The Pogues, Christy Moore, Rory Gallagher, Flogging Molly, Flatfoot 56 and more are playing. The beer and whiskey are following, there is smoke in the ear. The race crews are drinking the whisky (hopefully just alcohol and not the top alcohol) and everyone is having a party. But some of us are missing our old hot rods back in the home country of Spancil Hill.

Anyway since its Lá Fhéile Pádraig I decided to show off a couple of Irish themed hot rods. First some of you older guys may be remember Beebe & Mulligan’s Fighting Irish dragster!

John doing a Burnout!

The Fighting Irish Dragster was built by Tim “Chops” Beebe and John “The Zookeeper” Mulligan in 1968 to replace their old dragster, the Fighting Irish soon became one of the most popular cars in drag racing at the time and it even earned John Mulligan his first win at the 1969 NHRA Winternationals!

Lucky of the Irish? John Mulligan beats Don Prudhome

Originally the Fighting Irish was powered by the older 392 Hemi in 1968 which Tim was able to get a lot of torque and power out of it which did help John make it to the finals several times but John would always end up runner up.

John checking out the Ramcharger 426 while spreading his Irishness by wearing green socks!

It wasn’t until 1969 when Tim made the decision use the new Ramcharger 426 Hemi which helped John go on to get his win at the 1969 NHRA Winternationals! You can check out more info on the Fight Irish and Beebe & Mulligan.

Nice view of John staging the Fighting Irish!

While we are here drinking at the Sally Maclennane lets check out another hot Rod need the Fighting Irish. This one is a Camaro funny car raced by Ed Dougan and owned by Charlie O’Neil. As you can probably tell it is heavily influenced by Beebe & Mulligan’s Fighting Irish dragster.

Maybe a Drunken' Influence as well? Any here is an Irish Burnout for ya!

 

The Fighting Irish getting prepped for racing

Since this is also a Chopper magazine don’t think just because I have been busy singing drunken lullabies and forgot about you chopper fans! Here is great Chopper. This Chopper is known Lady Luck and it is built by Irish Choppers in Boston.

Lady Luck, almost makes you homesick for Éire doesn't it lads!

Lady Luck is powered by 100Ci EVO Motor, it has a standard chopper frame, custom peanut gas tank and rear fender. The paint job as you can tell has a large Irish theme to it, even has instructions on how to make an “Irish Car Bomb”.

Feelin' Lucky? Do you think after drinking all that guniess you can ride?

Make an Irish Car Bomb, while we sing Johnny I hardly knew ya!

Well everyone enjoy Lá Fhéile Pádraig, don’t be an Amadan, and have funny drinking at the Sally Maclennane! ERIN GO BRAGH!

Happy St. Patricks Day! Photo by Forrest Frazier

 

 

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