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Old 10-03-2009, 06:57 AM   #2161
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:58 AM   #2162
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:15 AM   #2163
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What track were these very cool pics taken at?
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:29 AM   #2164
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Northern 300 at Trenton Speedway
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:33 AM   #2165
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If the 91 is an ASA car, it could be Tom Harrington.
That is Russ Urlin from London Ontario. He was in a Jr. Hanely Camero.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:29 AM   #2166
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Four more photos from Wayne Doebling, taken at the old Fairgrounds Motor Speedway in Louisville. I owe Wayne a special thanks for this one. The No. 37 going away from the camera is the guy who was my best friend in the 60s and early 70s, Dick Winburn. We lost him in a semi crash near Cincinnati in the 70s. He looked so young when I met him that my brother and I called him "Babyface." He put it on the rear of the car...

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Old 10-06-2009, 11:32 AM   #2167
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Richie Bisig, one of the three best Figure 8 drivers I've ever seen, and I couldn't begin to pick between them. The other two were Andy Vertrees and Kenny St. John...

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Old 10-06-2009, 11:34 AM   #2168
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I don't have any idea who this is. CRS, I suppose. Maybe Allstar or twistedmetal can help...

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Old 10-06-2009, 11:35 AM   #2169
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Another one I'll admit to not recognizing. Allstar? Twisted?

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Old 10-06-2009, 01:05 PM   #2170
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I don't have any idea who this is. CRS, I suppose. Maybe Allstar or twistedmetal can help...

I dont' know who the driver is but I think this is the old Hank Hartlage Torino. Allstarracing
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:43 PM   #2171
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Four more photos from Wayne Doebling, taken at the old Fairgrounds Motor Speedway in Louisville. I owe Wayne a special thanks for this one. The No. 37 going away from the camera is the guy who was my best friend in the 60s and early 70s, Dick Winburn. We lost him in a semi crash near Cincinnati in the 70s. He looked so young when I met him that my brother and I called him "Babyface." He put it on the rear of the car...

I think that Leonard Blanchard told me that the Red car with the four guys sitting on it is his car. For all I know one of those guys is Leonard.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:30 PM   #2172
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He's right. Leonard is second from the right, and that's his car sponsored by Fairgrounds Liquors. The photo has to be from the early 60s.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:22 PM   #2173
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Another one I'll admit to not recognizing. Allstar? Twisted?

John, great pix! sorry i can't help with the drivers identities, the 98 looks like an amateur driver in almost a street legal car, found a whole stack of these type photos at the drome from the late 70's & didn't recognize hardly any of them, guys that probably only raced a few times, although a Frank Kimmel photo was among them, a guy who raced "a little more" than a few times. The #51 is Bobby Dunn, I got that pix from his nephew Bill Dunn who raced a few times at the drome this year, I'll see if I can find a pix of Bisig. The Dunns are connected w/Bisig somehow.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:37 AM   #2175
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Thanks, Gregg. I didn't bother to look at the top of the car, just noticed the number and went with it. Thanks for the photo of Richie. It goes in our file.

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Old 10-08-2009, 04:32 PM   #2176
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I think the car leading this trophy dash is the same Fairgrounds Liquors car of Leonard Blanchard from a few posts up.....
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John, great pix! sorry i can't help with the drivers identities, the 98 looks like an amateur driver in almost a street legal car, found a whole stack of these type photos at the drome from the late 70's & didn't recognize hardly any of them, guys that probably only raced a few times, although a Frank Kimmel photo was among them, a guy who raced "a little more" than a few times. The #51 is Bobby Dunn, I got that pix from his nephew Bill Dunn who raced a few times at the drome this year, I'll see if I can find a pix of Bisig. The Dunns are connected w/Bisig somehow.
The Dunns owned a junkyard at what was called the point on Ohio street just off River Road. I think it was owned by the father and when he died the brothers got it. At the time Ohio street was gravel and dirt. There were several junkyards along it. Melvin Wheeler had one there at one time.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:50 PM   #2178
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Growing up in the east end, I was very familiar with the Point. It could be a rough neighborhood if they didn't like you. Never had any problems myself.

Richie Bisig's long-time sponsor was one of those junkyards, owned by Bob Collett. I think I got the last name right. But the slogan was "Don't be robbed, see Bob."

Andy Hampton was another from that area.

Anybody else here familiar with the Dew Drop Inn at Mellwood & Story?
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Old 10-09-2009, 03:22 AM   #2179
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When I last was working downtown, I think several of the junkyards along Ohio Street were still operating. I remember Bob Collett's place. If I remember correctly he had a transmission mounted up on his sign out front. Seems there were a bunch of junk yards on Thruston Street down River Road a bit further.

The "Dew Drop Inn".....wow that was a rocking little place some years ago. I seem to remember the police visiting there more than a time or two....
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:15 AM   #2180
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Oh yeah, Dennis. You had to be proficient in close-knuckle drill at times in that place, but it was always a fun night.

That was in my wilder days, before I moved to Salem and met my wife of almost 41 years.

More than once I came home with a fat lip and my parents wanted to know what the other guy looked like. Couple of times I had to acknowledge, "I dunno. I don't remember seeing him around when the police broke this one up."
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