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Old 03-22-2011, 03:07 PM   #9341
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Default Re: 60'-70's Vintage Oval Track Modifieds

Metalshapes is not working against this thread. Let's get back to posting photos. I've had pm's with him and he encourages this thread. What happened in another thread was later model stocks were used and it was becoming a regular thing. I ask you to drop the issue as "we" the "60's & 70's Mods" were not involved in that thread. Some how it was brought over here by some people who followed both threads. They had good intentions but everything was blown out of proportion on our thread. Go back and enjoy this thread. If there is a problem bring in a PM or Q&A area. There is no need to continue an argument that doesn't involve us. I ask that nothing be brought up that will hurt this thread as a post.

I want to keep the stories alive for generations, the traditions of the sport. Hot Rods and Modifieds went hand and hand, from the junkyards to the garage to the tracks!
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:03 PM   #9342
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I think I know where Denny Z will be on Memorial Day weekend. ( I Hope )

http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway...an-activities/

Since the story is Copywrighted Can only use a Link .
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:01 PM   #9343
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Rentawrench, You bet I will be there. I'm really looking forward to it, gonna see a lot of old friends. Denny Z
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:32 PM   #9344
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http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/more/end-of-an-era-nssn-ceasing-publication/

End Of An Era:
NSSN Ceasing Publication

by NSSN Staff

All good things come to an end.

And so is the case for America’s Motorsports Authority, National Speed Sport News. After more than 76 years, the publication, which was first published as National Auto Racing News on Aug. 16, 1934, has printed its last issue, dated — March 23, 2011.

While hundreds of other newspapers came and went during the past three-quarters of a century, NSSN continued to ride the support of its readers and advertisers in producing the most thorough weekly racing publication on the market. But economic times have been tight and the newspaper business has suffered at the hands of high production costs and modern technology, which provides information to readers instantly.

“This is one of the saddest days of my life,” said National Speed Sport News Publisher Corinne Economaki. “The sluggish economy has made it too difficult to continue publication and no matter how I try to make the numbers work — and believe me I have tried — it is just not feasible to keep the business going.

“For 76 years, since August 1934 when my father Chris sold copies of the first issue at Ho-Ho-Kus Speedway in northern New Jersey, to today, as I oversee the very last copy printed, this paper has been an integral part of my family,” Corinne Economaki said.

Through the years National Speed Sport News was the industry leader in covering motorsports, much of it thanks to Chris Economaki, 90, who sold the first issue of NSSN at Ho-Ho-Kus Speedway in New Jersey, and began writing for the publication soon after that and became editor in 1950.

Economaki saw the publication through its glory days, launching a career on television and taking his newspaper into thousands of homes across America. In a time when there was no Internet and very little racing was on television or radio, National Speed Sport News thrived.

When National Speed Sport News began its run, there were no seat belts, drivers wore leather helmets and the flathead Ford V8 was one of the most common racing engines. Today, safety is the utmost concern and HANS and other safety devices are all the rage. Fuel-injected engines are everywhere.

Not only has technology changed what fans see at the race track, it changed how NSSN gathered the news. In the early years most news arrived at the NSSN office by mail or telephone. Later the telecopier and the fax machine played key roles. Both were replaced by the computer modem and later by e-mail.

NSSN was printed by linotype, but later changed to phototypesetting and finally went completely digital in 2002.

But after enduring all these changes, a familiar friend will no longer appear at the mailboxes of its loyal readers.

http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/ , the online version of the newspaper, will continue to be updated with daily news, giving Internet savvy readers the opportunity to keep up with some of the same news they enjoyed every week.

But as far as the newspaper goes, it’s the end of an era.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:09 AM   #9345
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I finally got my scanner hooked up, I will start with a couple of Lew Boyd
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:27 AM   #9346
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Pete Corey at Langhorne

Harry Peek at Fonda

Maynard Forrette at Fonda

Lou Lazzaro at Fonda
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:33 AM   #9347
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Lee Millington shots
1967
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1977
I think the 1963 Valiant was run '73 or '74
The coupe with the haircut was when a car flipped in front of him or should I say over him.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:37 AM   #9348
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1970 Jack Johnson at Fonda
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:40 AM   #9349
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Kenny Shoemaker, My favorite car- the fuel injected blue coupe. He would have that thing sideways going past the flagger to make the first turn.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:43 AM   #9350
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Some shots of the Dick Bennett's 71 behind the scenes and "distressed"
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:47 AM   #9351
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Fonda had a seperate point category back in the day, Don Wayman was the Ford Track Champion that year.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:52 AM   #9352
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Jim Luke 1959
Ken Jones, I think it was 1956?
Robbie Kotary maybe 1965?
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:58 AM   #9353
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A couple more shots of Lee Millington, Lee was the driver with the most seat time in the cars over a twenty year span. Always a gentleman, but a tough country boy.
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:00 AM   #9354
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Dave Lape's Camaro

Dick Bennett 1967

and that concludes all that I have
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:17 AM   #9355
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Kenny Shoemaker, My favorite car- the fuel injected blue coupe. He would have that thing sideways going past the flagger to make the first turn.
I think these were owned by Danbury Connecticut's Hank Natale, Joey May and Mert Reynolds. This car would fly!
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:12 AM   #9356
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Bought a converter so I can finally upload my slides. From 1971...
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:15 AM   #9357
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:18 AM   #9358
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Wall Stadium 1972...
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:06 PM   #9359
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isettajohn,

Great pictures. Is the dirt track Flemington?

Thanks, Dan
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:24 PM   #9360
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Great pictures. Is the dirt track Flemington?

Thanks, Dan

Yes it is/was...
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