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Old 07-22-2008, 09:38 PM   #41
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Hey Bob,
I see you found some pictures of rail cars.

Here is some old movie footage. This was at Ray Snow Hobby park in Fresno Ca. Some time in the mid 40's. These cars were going 100+ mph and weighed @ 5 lbs. The engines were .60 c.i. and ran aon a mixture of methonol, Nitro, and Castor oil. They had additives that the put in the fuel to make the 60% nitro mixtures burn better. Many of those additives are very toxic and are now banned. Those toxic additive are the reson many of these guy died later in life. Any way here is a link to the film:

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/12221
WOW! That is so cool!!!!! I added it to my favorites.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:41 PM   #42
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The Dooling Brothers mentioned in the ad's art work were the originators of nitro-methane fuel in "full size" miget racing. As stated in both the Edelbrock biography and the new Roger Ward biography, Vic Edelbrock got some "rocket fuel" used in tether cars from the Dooling brothers and used it at Gilmore Stadium in his V-8 60 Kurtis against the Offys. Roger Ward won in that car that night, which was the first time that a V-8 60 beat the Offy migets. Just a sidenote.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:47 PM   #43
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Hey Bob,
I see you found some pictures of rail cars.

Here is some old movie footage. This was at Ray Snow Hobby park in Fresno Ca. Some time in the mid 40's. These cars were going 100+ mph and weighed @ 5 lbs. The engines were .60 c.i. and ran aon a mixture of methonol, Nitro, and Castor oil. They had additives that the put in the fuel to make the 60% nitro mixtures burn better. Many of those additives are very toxic and are now banned. Those toxic additive are the reson many of these guy died later in life. Any way here is a link to the film:

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/12221
Hey! Just checked that video out. Midgets at the Coliseum!!! That would never happen now, lol...
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:51 PM   #44
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Here are some pictures of rail track.
This is the Tyrone , PA. track @ 1950



This is the Fresno, CA track as it was beeing built



And this was the Oakland, Ca. track. (thanks for the corection Papina)

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. I often wondered what would happen to a run away car?>>>>.

Here is what happens


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Old 07-22-2008, 10:28 PM   #46
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I wonder what that car would be worth today? That just sucks...He doesn't look very happy,lol...
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I wonder what that car would be worth today? That just sucks...He doesn't look very happy,lol...
His car was a McCoy Railton with a McCoy .60 engine and a hand carved balsa wood top. Back then (late 40's) the kits went for @ $40 had that car survived in one piece it would be worth @ $2,500
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Those have always been the coolest. My favorite saying comes to mind, "one day".
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Here is some cheescake!! I hope you don't mind



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NO TAT'S???? Who would have thought....
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NO TAT'S???? Who would have thought....

If you look close they are there. Women did them up with clear ink back then!!!!
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Dude that cat looks sick,I guess $40.00 was a lot of dough back then. But hey cheesecake is my favorite!!>>>>.
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Dude that cat looks sick,I guess $40.00 was a lot of dough back then. But hey cheesecake is my favorite!!>>>>.
In most cases a guy would spend about a months wages on a complete car!!!!
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Robert Ames self-published a really nice book in 1992 called "Vintage Miniature Racing Cars". It was an edition of only 1500 copies, and was quite expensive -- I think about $100.
You might find one on eBay, and it's really a worthwhile book.

Larry, it sounds like you bought a killer collection. Would you be willing to show us a few of them?
Yep, here are a couple.

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If you look close they are there. Women did them up with clear ink back then!!!!
I thought maybe in that last pic,on her right wrist! But no....lol!!!!!
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Robert Ames self-published a really nice book in 1992 called "Vintage Miniature Racing Cars". It was an edition of only 1500 copies, and was quite expensive -- I think about $100.
You might find one on eBay, and it's really a worthwhile book.

Larry, it sounds like you bought a killer collection. Would you be willing to show us a few of them?
I think that's the book with my friends dad and his rail car in it. Fred Wise
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The Dooling Brothers mentioned in the ad's art work were the originators of nitro-methane fuel in "full size" miget racing. As stated in both the Edelbrock biography and the new Roger Ward biography, Vic Edelbrock got some "rocket fuel" used in tether cars from the Dooling brothers and used it at Gilmore Stadium in his V-8 60 Kurtis against the Offys. Roger Ward won in that car that night, which was the first time that a V-8 60 beat the Offy migets. Just a sidenote.
Here is a picture of the Dooling Bros. with their first "F" car prototype

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The Dooling Brothers mentioned in the ad's art work were the originators of nitro-methane fuel in "full size" miget racing. As stated in both the Edelbrock biography and the new Roger Ward biography, Vic Edelbrock got some "rocket fuel" used in tether cars from the Dooling brothers and used it at Gilmore Stadium in his V-8 60 Kurtis against the Offys. Roger Ward won in that car that night, which was the first time that a V-8 60 beat the Offy migets. Just a sidenote.
Joe Dooling lives about 40 minutes from me. He's a grandson or nephew, I forget which! He's got a few of the family cars. The family talent continued, Joe made/makes cams for those 1/2-a-chevy-small-block roundy round motors. One hell of a machinist and a prince of a guy and, of course, has alot of cool old stuff and a bitchin' shop.
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Here is another broken dream

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