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Old 01-17-2008, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default VINTAGE SPRINT CAR PIC THREAD, 1965 and older only please.

Damn I love picture threads.

I have been wanting to start a Sprintcar and Midget picture thread for awhile, especially after seeing the "Drag cars in motion" thread!

ITS NOT AS FAR OFF TOPIC AS SOME MIGHT THINK... Hot rod styles and technologies came from early race cars. If you have never seen a sprint car up close you would be amazed how similar they are to Hot Rods STILL TO THIS DAY! They still today, have solid axles, Cowl steering, quickchange rears, Hilborn Injected, and are just light weight hotrods!


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I took some pics lastnight that are neat.. And I'll get to those "Mistery" photos in a min. but first.. Here are some of my favorites.

Ill start with one of.. IF NOT THE BEST to ever drive an open wheel car.. TED HORN

I got the PLEASURE of seeing this first car, IN PERSON! about a month ago. It is the most amazing car I have ever seen... It is more sophisticated than many race cars today. For it to be built when it was is unreal!

Ted nicknamed the car "Babe"

here are two more of Teds rides..




One of my top five drivers ever...
MY HERO!!!

RICH VOGLER


here are many more..



This ones for you Roy!! (Roy Caruthers is a HAMBER, "racer5c")






Check out the "THREE DEUCES" on this car..


This is one of the most beautifully restored cars I've ever seen.. Restored by Joe Baird of Shelbyville Ind.


And one for fun!

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Old 01-17-2008, 10:20 PM   #2
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Aw shit, Corngrower, now I aint gonna get to bed early
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:23 PM   #3
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:32 PM   #4
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The vivian buick spl. is alive and well . I paint and did the body work and josh and his dad lettered it .
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:34 PM   #5
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Dr . bowles offy powered sprinter (still in the family )
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:39 PM   #7
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:50 PM   #10
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:54 PM   #11
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Gotta love the Indy cars too.
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Flathead Sprinter
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Heere's one of the old Zink crs pulled out of the museum for a Tulsa show last August
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:33 PM   #16
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This one is the great "Offy Killer" by the late engine builder Chet Wilson of Wichita.
His son Jerry is still building motors, and he shows this one off regularly.

Now - how many of the pix you've posted were built by the late, great LaVern Nance of Wichita?
Many of sprint racing's giants have wheeled a Nance Speed Equipment built car round the bullring.
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Now for some "Interesting" photos..

Most of you (All of you Open wheel fans) have probably heard of the "Agajanian Spl" Owned by J.C. Agajanian, or.. "Agy" for short.

First off... For those of you that don't know.. J.C. Agajanian was one of Auto Racing GREATEST car owners and Race promoters EVER. The "Agajanian Special" was his own personal car..

It is arguably one of the most FAMOUS american race cars ever, and one of the coolest! GMP makes the model. Bruce Meyer owns it now and the car sleeps at night in between the Pierson Bros. coupe, The Doane Spencer roadster, and the so-cal belly tanker..

First... here are two pics of J.C. in his signature White straw hat.
He was always well dressed, and was known for his "care" of the drivers that competed.

http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii312/joshuashaw32/?action=view&current=60DuQuoin.jpg" target="_blank">http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii312/joshuashaw32/60DuQuoin.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket">



Now for some pics of the car. I'm sure there were more than one "Agajanian Spl's" built, But not many.. if not only two...(notice grilles) One indy car and one dirt champ car.. (Most teams only owned one car and raced it both on dirt and at Indy!!)





here is the GMP model..



These toys were made in the 50's.. and some of you might have seen them in collections.. BUT!! WHICH ONE DID YOU SEE!!?? 99% of them are "Champion Spl's" Next time you see one look closely on the hood. The Chinese company that made these originally put J.C.'s name on the hood WITHOUT ASKING HIS PERMISION or paying royalties! Well, after a cease and desist they were quickly jerked from the shelves and changed to the "Champion Spl" A close frind of mine here in Cincinnati has an actual "Agajanian" toy!! Like this. $$$$$$$



Now... for some "Interesting" pics.

Like most race cars, (Drag cars and Hot Rods) when a car gets a couple years old it is sold to some other racer, and raced under different names.. again and agian and again..

Old #98 was no different. But to my SUPRISE it was actually raced out of my home town of Milford! (Cincinnati) And my dad lived next to it!! (when he was about 5 years old)
My pops farm was next to the Hoffman family farm Gus Hoffman (Ol' timer) bought #98 and raced it as the "Hyde Park Lumber Spl." The Hoffmans still race sprint cars to this day BIG TIME! Infact.. they hold a record... MOST USAC WINS BY A SINGLE TEAM EVER!

Here is the "Hyde Park Lumber Spl" (Name on the hood) in front of the hoffman garage.. the same garage they race out of STILL TODAY!!



This is my favorite photo! In this picture, in the Hoffman garage, That's Gus Hoffman kneeling down in front of the car. On the far right is Gus's SON Richard "Dicky", sitting on the stool watching.
Today, Richard owns/runs the team and HIS SON Rob is the crew chief.





Here are some more of this FAMOUS car with different drivers and different #'s
Enjoy!










Thats Ol' timer in the white button down shirt.


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Old 01-18-2008, 12:58 AM   #18
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I gotta post a couple shots of dads new one. Its almost ready for lettering. Finished up the Nerf bars today.









And more of "The Man" (Your damn right!)



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Old 01-18-2008, 02:31 AM   #19
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Awesome thread Josh, I gotta see the Sprint car since paint!
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:37 AM   #20
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I need to see if I can dig the pics up, but my grandfather used to race an Offy Sprint in the 30's up and down the east coast. My uncle would tell me stories of him calling home late at night not knowing what town he was in (drunk off his ass hahaha!) He won a alot of races and a few championships, unfortunately, his family wasn't too well off with him being fresh from Italy only years before, so he didn't own the car, but he was one hell of a driver! He also worked for our local Ford dealer through the 60's and worked on the factory race car which was an R code Galaxie 427, which is still around today (sadly without the 427) but it's all complete and driving!, Mike (richcraft.spl) knows all about the car!
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