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Old 11-30-2009, 09:08 AM   #1
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One of the absolute coolest things about running this joint is some of the emails I get. From top secret projects in the works to vintage imagery of the past, I get some pretty incredible stuff popping up in the ole Jalopy Journal inbox. Last week, I...

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Old 11-30-2009, 09:15 AM   #2
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Fantastic way to start my Monday! I need to get my 3yo in a kart!
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:30 AM   #3
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Fantastic way to start my Monday! I need to get my 3yo in a kart!
Or a junior dragster!

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Old 11-30-2009, 09:19 AM   #4
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Some guys have all the fun!!! Thanks again for sharing Ryan....YOU RULE!!!
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:38 AM   #5
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Every guy on here wishes he could've had the chance to jump behind the wheel of one of these as a kid.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:49 AM   #6
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Those have to be some of the greatest pics ever on the HAMB! I love the group shot, looks like something from Our Gang....Priceless. Thanks Ryan!
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:53 AM   #7
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Every guy on here wishes he could've had the chance to jump behind the wheel of one of these as a kid.
you got that right! I remember driving our homely go-cart out in the cow field with shit flying off the tires at break neck speeds, imagining we are speed racer or something and off in another world for a short time. Its amazing what the thrill of speed does for a young lad.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:23 AM   #8
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you got that right! I remember driving our homely go-cart out in the cow field with shit flying off the tires at break neck speeds, imagining we are speed racer or something and off in another world for a short time. Its amazing what the thrill of speed does for a young lad.
That's what I started with too, a pieced together second hand go-cart.
I would ride that thing sun up to sun down. Never really thought about it but I was pretty good at keeping that thing up and running. To quote dear ol' Dad "You'll figure it out".

As a kid I had no idea rides like the ones pictured even existed.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:39 AM   #9
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Every guy on here wishes he could've had the chance to jump behind the wheel of one of these as a kid.
as a kid? i want to drive one of those now!!!!
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that is so cool, what a way to grow up!
I do some PC work for some of the local roundy round guys, a few have their 12-15 or so year old sons set up with wicked 600cc mini's and even their own fully stocked support and crew trailers! amazing money invested in their kids hobby, that will probably turn them driving professionally for someone soon.
Some dude had a methanol burning single cyl. cart for his kid, prolly in the 5-6 year old range! What a way to grow up indeed!!
Damn cool vintage shots and thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:10 PM   #11
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that is so cool, what a way to grow up!
I do some PC work for some of the local roundy round guys, a few have their 12-15 or so year old sons set up with wicked 600cc mini's and even their own fully stocked support and crew trailers! amazing money invested in their kids hobby, that will probably turn them driving professionally for someone soon.
Some dude had a methanol burning single cyl. cart for his kid, prolly in the 5-6 year old range! What a way to grow up indeed!!
Damn cool vintage shots and thanks for sharing!
The thing of it is...it is not the kids hobbie....it is Dads and sometimes Moms..! Altho....I never heard a kid say he didn't want to go racin' !!!
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:00 AM   #12
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Ummmm......Awesome!!!!! I wished I was doing that when I was wee little lad.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:25 PM   #13
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Ummmm......Awesome!!!!! I wished I was doing that when I was wee little lad.
As a matter of fact, I was. Started in '55 at 10 years old. Drove this car, the first Kurtis kraft 1/4 midget built, to the first ever 1/4 midget national championship in Phoenix, Az, in '57. Cool to see Rick Goudy (name mis spelled in the pic) in the group shot. Rick and I had some good battles on some of the so cal tracks.


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Very cool Dean!
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:20 PM   #15
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I started collecting vintage quarter midgets many years ago and have owned over a couple dozen, but the collection took up a lot of space, so I sold off some cars and I'm down to only seven early cars now. That opened my eyes to modern day quarter midget racing, so when my daughters were old enough, I got them involved in racing and it truely is a great family sport!
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:32 PM   #16
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A few more of the lead foot girls...
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:57 AM   #17
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As a matter of fact, I was. Started in '55 at 10 years old. Drove this car, the first Kurtis kraft 1/4 midget built, to the first ever 1/4 midget national championship in Phoenix, Az, in '57. Cool to see Rick Goudy (name mis spelled in the pic) in the group shot. Rick and I had some good battles on some of the so cal tracks.


Dean, I just KNEW you'd pop up on this thread! Buzz Bomb was the car's name? Neat. I surely would have lived another life ifn my old man would have taken me racing at that age! --- naturally assuming I'd have been any good at it, of course. Gary
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:58 PM   #18
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Dean, I just KNEW you'd pop up on this thread! Buzz Bomb was the car's name? Neat. I surely would have lived another life ifn my old man would have taken me racing at that age! --- naturally assuming I'd have been any good at it, of course. Gary

Buzz was my Dad's nickname. He built the engines, so the name was a natural.
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...It's amazing at what the thrill of speed does for an adult too
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:43 AM   #20
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Cool.. just spent the weekend with my boy working on his Quarter Midget. Just wish I coulda had one myself as a kid.
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