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Old 10-16-2008, 08:39 AM   #1
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Any other restored supers out there? Here are a couple of photos of our ride that took us seven years to complete. We finished it last September. Those old parts are hard to find... I wish I had known of the HAMB earlier...
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:43 AM   #2
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You would think that some of the older home made Texas Supers from the sixties,Longview Racing Bowl, Tyler, and Devils Bowl would have survived. I've seen some restored 60's era New England supers at shows up here.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:36 AM   #3
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Those have always been my favorite type of race car by far. My street-legal "convertible supermod/sprint car" will use the Edmunds coupe body (caged) in its supermod configuration and the Watson hood and tail (roll bar and open cockpit) when in its sprint car guise.

Your coupe is beautiful !!
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Beautiful car!

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Sweet!,...any pics of it without the body panels?
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:05 PM   #6
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Welcome roostasix!

Man he ought to have pics of it without body panels. He and his Dad built this car back up from the point of extermination a race car can get without going over.



K, you might think about throwing on some muffflers just in case the 'restored' driver runs down to the BBQ joint again!LOL
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:12 PM   #7
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Nice job. Gary
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:29 PM   #8
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Here are some 'putting it together' and 'no body' photos.

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Old 10-16-2008, 02:31 PM   #9
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I'm looking for a pair of repairable early 60's correct wide 5 wheels, for my t roadster you guys know where i can get some??
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:00 PM   #10
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Those "Naked" pics are the best. Is that gold color cad plating, anodizing or paint?
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:20 PM   #11
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The wheels are painted as close to Dow 7 as we could get... everything else is gold cadium plating.
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:40 PM   #12
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Any other restored supers out there? Here are a couple of photos of our ride that took us seven years to complete. We finished it last September. Those old parts are hard to find... I wish I had known of the HAMB earlier...

Very pretty... Gotta love a pretty super..
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:54 PM   #13
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Any other restored supers out there? Here are a couple of photos of our ride that took us seven years to complete. We finished it last September. Those old parts are hard to find... I wish I had known of the HAMB earlier...
terrific job roostasix et all

Not mine but one of my favorites (courtesy Norwood Arena Speedway)

Prior to Norwood Arena going NASCAR in 1960, "cut downs" where the fastest thing on 4 wheels at the track. They were considered to be extremely fast and extremely dangerous to drive. Reino Tulonen is pictured here in one of the cars to be beat in the late 1950s.
Photo by: Paul Conley

A recreation but pretty darn good one.
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:33 AM   #14
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roostasix,

that car is stunning with or without the body!thanks for those pics.
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:35 AM   #15
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I think this is the same model isn't it? From Kansas. These cars were called Parson after Dale Parson the builder from OkC by way of Wichita,KS. They had a distinct southwest flair to them..................UPDATE- This car was actually a Jelly car from the man who showed us how it was to be done, Jelly Wilhelm



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Not sure I can say who or where it is, but this is a recent barnfind

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Old 10-17-2008, 05:24 AM   #17
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Very nice race car, what brand of paint and color are your wheels

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Old 10-17-2008, 01:25 PM   #18
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RM paint... the guy mixed it til it looked right. Sorry.
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:58 PM   #19
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Bunch of 60-70s west coast supermod clips starting here:

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Old 10-17-2008, 04:12 PM   #20
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Roosta,

What size is that tubing for the mainrail? I have heard 2" from many, but that looks smaller and many I have seen looked smaller than 2".
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:17 PM   #21
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I've breezed thru this thread and others like it here just recently and I MAY have alot of stuff you guys could use.

My late father-in-law and his brother owned/ran Supers from way back in the early sixties until about seven years ago. It was actually while as a crew member on a rivals Super, that I met my current wife after a race up in Eureka, Ca.

Anyway, there are shelves full of old 60's upright items crowding me in my shop (which my brother-in-law claims he has "tried" to find a home for), that my late father-in-law apparently stashed away as they progressed thru the years.
In fact, their original car is still intact, and runs as a pre-race guest (with Edlund at the wheel) at a few of the local tracks off and on.

If the name Edlund, and/or Trigueiro ring a bell, then you know most of the stories, the latter is my late father-in-law.

If there's certain parts you are looking for, let me know, and I'll try to lite a fire underneath my brother-in-law. PM me or sckracing@sbcglobal.net
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:36 PM   #22
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Brian,

I think it is 2", but I'll measure it and let you know.

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Old 10-19-2008, 12:08 PM   #23
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I think it is 2", but I'll measure it and let you know.

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Old 10-22-2008, 01:26 PM   #25
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Brian,

I just measured, and the main rails are 2 inches.

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Okay, that ends that confusion. Thank you. I know I've been told countless times they are 2", but you know how things can get in this deal. Some will round off numbers, others will state "exact" numbers. Many like myself state what we are told,as we remember it without a photographic memory, which is of course a 50-50 deal, give or take!

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From Kansas, an olds powered coupe!

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All original Flathead powered super. Built in the fashion of a winning Kansas super by Pius Selenke, this car was mothballed for 40 plus years!

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Two more hardcharging cars from Kansas of the KAR group. Kyle I know you know these cars but the rest of the world ............well

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Our supermodifieds were good enough to take on the REAL INDY CARS! USAC/NCRA showdown-

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Harolds other car, like Roostasix, it is a Parson

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There are several more out there that are being done. It is a matter of lighting a fire under some of those guys..........and mine.

Hopefully an OkC date for these cars could get things going again.
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Anybody remember this one ??? >>>>.
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The Holy Grail of Kan/Ok/Tex supermodifieds!
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From racingfromthepast. I keep hoping someday I'll come upon a tree covered race car with a hint of blue and a 55 on at least one side. Most old race car gearheads don't have a computer, much less know about these sites. It only takes the one person to speak up, but a lot of effort and miles to hunt.

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Brian26 I'll take that as a yes >>>>.
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Mid 70s Arizona super, used as a test bed for the Total Seal piston ring co. in their early days. 100 inch Stapp chassis.
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I found this in a farmers field about 20 years ago. It was pretty complete (CAE in/out box, Frankland quickie, Buick finned drums, etc.), but had no engine. Bought a '54 331 for $29 at the Chickashaw swap meet the year of the Halloween bizzard ('91). Ran the engine stock for a couple of years before I spun a bearing. I then went all the way and had the engine redone with 12.5 JE pistons, an Engle roller tappet cam, a Cirello "Frankenstein" magneto and a couple of 2GC's adapted to a dual quad intake manifold. The thing runs fabulous. So I get this all done, and I find the detailed history of the car. It was built in 1965 in Jackson, MN and was track champion at Jackson and Fairmont in '66 and '67, driven by a guy name Jack McCorkell, who was quite a sprint car driver in the midwest in the '70's and '80's. It was also the Minnesota State Stock Car Champion (whatever that means) in 1966. I also found out it ran a '324 Olds engine back in the day. Through a bunch of dumb luck, I have managed to compile a 2 inch thick pile of documentation for this car. Old race programs, a two page article from the Jackson paper in June of '66, etc.

I met one of the two brothers who built the car (who has since passed on) and got permission from him to run the original lettering and colors from him. He authenticated the car, as did a bunch of his nephews and grandchildren. I had it on display at the Minnesota State Fair this year, and was amazed by how many people from southern Minnesota still recognized the car.

I now have an Olds engine in the shop, but I don't know what I'm going to do since the Hemi runs good and strong, and with what I've done to the hemi, it's not good for anything other that racing.

I've had a lot of fun with this, but with fuel prices, racetrack insurance and all, I may be all done. I prepared to go to three vintage races this last summer, but all three were cancelled at the last minute because of low car counts. Oh well, I can always fire it up at night and annoy the neighbors.
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Mid 70s Arizona super, used as a test bed for the Total Seal piston ring co. in their early days. 100 inch Stapp chassis.

That is pretty bad! I like those AZ/NM supers.
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I found this in a farmers field about 20 years ago. It was pretty complete (CAE in/out box, Frankland quickie, Buick finned drums, etc.), but had no engine. Bought a '54 331 for $29 at the Chickashaw swap meet the year of the Halloween bizzard ('91). Ran the engine stock for a couple of years before I spun a bearing. I then went all the way and had the engine redone with 12.5 JE pistons, an Engle roller tappet cam, a Cirello "Frankenstein" magneto and a couple of 2GC's adapted to a dual quad intake manifold. The thing runs fabulous. So I get this all done, and I find the detailed history of the car. It was built in 1965 in Jackson, MN and was track champion at Jackson and Fairmont in '66 and '67, driven by a guy name Jack McCorkell, who was quite a sprint car driver in the midwest in the '70's and '80's. It was also the Minnesota State Stock Car Champion (whatever that means) in 1966. I also found out it ran a '324 Olds engine back in the day. Through a bunch of dumb luck, I have managed to compile a 2 inch thick pile of documentation for this car. Old race programs, a two page article from the Jackson paper in June of '66, etc.

I met one of the two brothers who built the car (who has since passed on) and got permission from him to run the original lettering and colors from him. He authenticated the car, as did a bunch of his nephews and grandchildren. I had it on display at the Minnesota State Fair this year, and was amazed by how many people from southern Minnesota still recognized the car.

I now have an Olds engine in the shop, but I don't know what I'm going to do since the Hemi runs good and strong, and with what I've done to the hemi, it's not good for anything other that racing.

I've had a lot of fun with this, but with fuel prices, racetrack insurance and all, I may be all done. I prepared to go to three vintage races this last summer, but all three were cancelled at the last minute because of low car counts. Oh well, I can always fire it up at night and annoy the neighbors.


Very good find. How much on average did it cost to go to these shows? For example, your share of the insurance.


I'd leave the Hemi in there. Since you are the guy that rescued it, and pay the bills, and since there is an Olds on the stand just in case---well it is your car and it is an excellant peice just like it is. Having fun is the big thing.


Crazy how you can drag a piece out of a field, build it with what you have, what you can get, take it somewhere and the first person who used to work on it states all of the wrong things, and gives a fair credit. "Hey man, at least the car moves and people know you used to drive it"!
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I've breezed thru this thread and others like it here just recently and I MAY have alot of stuff you guys could use.

My late father-in-law and his brother owned/ran Supers from way back in the early sixties until about seven years ago. It was actually while as a crew member on a rivals Super, that I met my current wife after a race up in Eureka, Ca.

Anyway, there are shelves full of old 60's upright items crowding me in my shop (which my brother-in-law claims he has "tried" to find a home for), that my late father-in-law apparently stashed away as they progressed thru the years.
In fact, their original car is still intact, and runs as a pre-race guest (with Edlund at the wheel) at a few of the local tracks off and on.

If the name Edlund, and/or Trigueiro ring a bell, then you know most of the stories, the latter is my late father-in-law.

If there's certain parts you are looking for, let me know, and I'll try to lite a fire underneath my brother-in-law. PM me or sckracing@sbcglobal.net

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I figure that a weekend show will set me back about $500.00, with food, fuel for the motorhome and car, and of course, some beer for the saturday night bonfire after the races. (One guy has a T-shirt that says "The older I get, the faster I was"). Even though I'm on a fixed income now, it's not the cost so much, but the cancelled dates that are drivng me crazy.
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Jiggs Founds from Amarillo, same as roostasix's home town,


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You guys have some badass supers out there!

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Anybody have any info on this? Has what looks like old ford cast iron drums.




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Any chance some of these cars will show up in wichita the 24th .c
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You would think that some of the older home made Texas Supers from the sixties,Longview Racing Bowl, Tyler, and Devils Bowl would have survived. I've seen some restored 60's era New England supers at shows up here.
when i was in texas (boot camp) , i had a chance to drive a chevy powered / 6 duces on it . what a kick !!! ........................ steve
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Gentlemen, THESE are the most beautiful automobiles in the world!
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I am in the process of restoring a 90" super that my uncle Willie Nunez built and raced back in the mid 70's. He won three track championships with it in '74 at Sun Bowl Speedway in El Paso, Tx., Sertoma Speedway in Las Cruces, NM. and Autodromo Speedway in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. He also raced it as a sprint car at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, Az. on gasoline with a carburetor, and won several features in this configuration. What was unique about this car was that it utilized a Panhard bar instead of a watts link. I also know the whereabouts of a super that Mario Fuentes raced in the Kansas/ Oklahoma super wars in he late 70's. That car was built by Ken McDaniel. He won the Western World Championship with that car in '78 on the 1/4 mile track at Manzy.
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This is our friend Chuck Faulkners 100" Nance Super

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Any chance some of these cars will show up in wichita the 24th .c
Let's just say there is a concerted effort to get more this year than before!
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Slowpoke- Never saw that brand. Still it's cool! I'd snatch that up in a hurry if i were you.
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This car is being fitted with an Edmunds body.
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Brian26.....its mine!!! A buddy of my dad's that used to run the Sportsmens at Merced in the 70s gave it to me about 8 years ago, and a set of alum drum safetys for the front still on the spindles and king pins. I want to build an old San Jose style super for my back yard for the grand babies to play on...LOL
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PS, the only thing ive been able to find out about the name is a guy who used to own cars in the Indy area.
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Slopoke21m, does this help http://www.andersonspeedway.com/litt...ldwell_bob.htm
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This is a pic at Berlin, with Jim Balder at the wheel
of an Edmunds that he bought from Duane Spangler.
Years later I owned the car for about 10 yrs.
It's now somewhere in Fla, in the hands of an ole sprint racer.
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Wow, Just found this thread. I posted my car in another thread a while back. This super was built In 59, Raced in the midwest and was restored in 1982. The kicker is its titled to be driven on the street.
These are older pix, I'll post some soon with safety racing wheels and Racemaster slicks.-Tom

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Back in '65 Edmunds had David Kimble draw a "convertible" 4-bar and space frame version of his super. The cage, coupe body, and coupe tail could be removed and replaced with a roll bar and sprint tail. That way it could race in either division. I don't know if any were ever built. My street-legal will be built similar to this.

I copied Kimble's renderings in Autocad.
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Anybody have any info on this? Has what looks like old ford cast iron drums.



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The PAUL KOLLSTEDT story is a GOOD ONE!!

Paul lived in Hamilton, Ohio (of coarse) which is on the north side of Cincy. I had a shop there for about 4 years. Nick named "Hamiltucky" or "Hamilbama" for it's Interesting array of people, Paul must have fit right in as you will read...
The style Rear end above is considered his "middle years" ones. The really earlly ones are blank and sometimes have the name Stamped in them with simple letter stamps. Paul built A LOT of rear ends over the years, his later rear end have only a "K" in them and look newer.
Now for the WILD part.. After years of building rearends, (80's) an Elderly Paul moved on to fixing lawnmowers and selling them in front of his house, on his lawn. By then, the nieghborhood had made a turn for the worse and the local "thugs" decided to start steeling "old man Kollstedt's" lawnmowers and sell them in the surrounding nieghborhoods..
Well, one day two kids took off with a mower and Paul just happened to see them do it. Paul grabbed his pistol and gave chase. He fired at the kids (Iv'e heard they were in there early teens) and actually hit one in the leg dropping the teen to the ground. Then, in front of NUMEROUS witnesses all around, Paul calmly walked up to the kid that was lying in the street and Shot him in the head killing him.
Paul, was arrested and the trail took a while as they always do. During that time, Pauls health went to shit, and by the time he was sentenced he was pretty much already dead.

I don't know if he died before he went to jail, or just after.. But that's the "Story" of the KOLLSTEDT rear-ends.


A few of us here in cincy collect them, they turn up occasionally. I think there is half a dozen around here..
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This car has just been rebodied. Trying to find the history on it. New Paris, Iowa is on the side in vinyl.

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Here's a replica of the Parnelli Jones' Super, built by Dennis Frings...
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Looking for bodies for these cars? Good stuff man, I buy from this guy.

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Great Site, Check out ours. NE Style. www.jakessite.com
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Homemade flathead v8 powered supermodified from Kansas.

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Oh man! Thanks for posting this picture! I LOVE this car!!! I really like the home-made "feel" to the roll cage, radius rods and paint job. I've been trying to piece together a car ('29 Essex cowl and tail section) to resemble a late 50s cut-down much like this one. I have to build some rear radius rods/nerf bars like these now I like the way they look so much. Man, thanks for the renewed inspiration! Here's my heap:
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Some very cool pics and stories here. Thanks for taking the time to post them up. Not sure how I missed it the first go around...
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I would love to hear the sounds from this car again the "Red#1" ,it screamed above the rest.Pic is from around 1963.I have not seen many posts from Illinois and Indiana would love to see pics of Gene Hensons' "Flyin Eyeball Buick" #46 from Paris,Ill.He was quite a chassis builder in the 60's & 70's some featured in HOT ROD.
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Great thread, Roostasix! Your super is incredible. Do you by chance have a close-up picture of your front spring perch/weight jacker setup? Thanks!
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Great thread, Roostasix! Your super is incredible. Do you by chance have a close-up picture of your front spring perch/weight jacker setup? Thanks!

I don't think roostasix has a weight-jacker setup on the front.

There were guys who used quick-change gears to help make weight shift.
There was also one guy who used a hub/spindle to let the car 'roll' in the turns and get more weight on the right rear. (that went out quick!)


Most cars from our part of the world(NCRA 100" terrirtory) just used a spring perch.
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I don't think roostasix has a weight-jacker setup on the front.

There were guys who used quick-change gears to help make weight shift.
There was also one guy who used a hub/spindle to let the car 'roll' in the turns and get more weight on the right rear. (that went out quick!)


Most cars from our part of the world(NCRA 100" terrirtory) just used a spring perch.
It'd be cool to see some pics of those different setups you mentioned. I can't get enough of the ingenuity found in the old race cars. The front setup on roostasix's super looks like it might be kinda like this one on an old super I bought that was run in West Texas probably in the 60s. There's a tube welded to the upper spring clamp plate with a shoulder bolt running through the tube to serve as a pivot. When the weight jacker bolts are screwed in or out it jacks the spring up or down on that side.
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Add a ratchet and socket and you have a driver controlled weight jacker.
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Hope you guys don't mind if I post some asphalt stuff.........
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It'd be cool to see some pics of those different setups you mentioned. I can't get enough of the ingenuity found in the old race cars. The front setup on roostasix's super looks like it might be kinda like this one on an old super I bought that was run in West Texas probably in the 60s. There's a tube welded to the upper spring clamp plate with a shoulder bolt running through the tube to serve as a pivot. When the weight jacker bolts are screwed in or out it jacks the spring up or down on that side.

Now that you mention it, this setup is the most common. Had my head up 'you know where'.
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Hope you guys don't mind if I post some asphalt stuff.........
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Add a ratchet and socket and you have a driver controlled weight jacker.
Too damn cool! I had never seen this setup before. I'm definitely building one for my project now based off that plan you posted. I like the mechanism for changing the ratchet drive direction. I also like how they drilled holes in that ratchet handle to lighten it up--less weight = more power!
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FYI........I listed my vintage super in the HAMB classifieds, Complete running car offered with or without mag wheels-Thanks Tom

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Nice work, Love them modifieds, I'm building a vintage dirt modified.
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Harold Lindsey of Wichita Falls getting one done.

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Harold Lindsey of Wichita Falls getting one done.

Looks like it real close to being done, Can't wait to see it finished.
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I'm so busy I don't even have time to pull out my 2 and post them here. Believe me, there's a lot more down here I haven't even seen ...............yet.
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Rick Sipes of sunset screen printing in tucson has a couple that look alot like this.....call him
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I would have liked to see and hear Jim Shampine's 8ball run with that injected 427 Ford.
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I would have liked to see and hear Jim Shampine's 8ball run with that injected 427 Ford.

I remember those days, sights ,sounds and smell growing up at the O. Here is a pic of the 1971 version. It was the last year Jim ran a ford.
Also there is a shot of the display we have out at the NSHOF in Knoxville Iowa. It will be there though fall. Its called the "Salute to Supermodifieds"......Definatly worth seeing.
The 1976 version of the 8 ball has been restored and is owned by Jim Paternoster . If you go to www.jakessite.com there is a real nice tribute to Jim Shampine as well as other greats.-Tom
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Harold Lindsey of Wichita Falls getting one done.


Now with paint,
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And now the 38 Special! This is my Uncles car, might be a Nance/Edmunds copy. So I decided "what the hell", put a Nance/Edmunds body on it! It's looking better all the time, like having a new girlfriend that's prettier and sweeter than your last one!

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Real nice! Should come together real well with paint and Graphics!-Tom
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I still believe supers are the sexiest race cars ever...........Thanks, Mike
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My buddy Russ has a bunch fo SMART cars they are supermodified from the northern Minn I have restored the red vega in the picks
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My buddy Russ has a bunch fo SMART cars they are supermodified from the northern Minn I have restored the red vega in the picks
I built the chassis' for 13 of those cars. The red Vega was my personal car and the first one built.

Here it is with its second owner.
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Over top of the VW gas tank is a cover with that on it, that it was the first smart car built. Another guy up here Dennis has one to and another buddy Dave had one but sold it. I have raced the Vega lots and love driving it. It handles really nice. The Gremlin is a bit of a pig to drive and Russ enjoys driving his T.
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I didn't do the suspension on the Gremlin.

Russ and Dennis are frequent visitors to my place.
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Another view of the 38Special


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Thats cool Brian,....kind of curious to what the white #15 in the backround is? -Tom
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This is my uncle Willie Nunez at the wheel at the old Horizon Speedway outside of El Paso, Tx. in '66. The car was originally built by Johnny Caples when he lived in Albuquerque, Nm., and had won the Albuquerque track championship the year before. Jim Yearwood bought it from Johnny and my uncle drove it for a couple of seasons. I do not know what happened to this car. I have the original blueprints for this car and plan to build a replica of it one of these days:



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This is a picture of my uncle Willie Nunez at Manzanita Speedway in 1975. The car was actually a 90" super modified that he installed a sprint tank on and ran with the sprint cars at Manzy. He ran the car with a carburetor on gasoline and won a few features against the likes of Buddy Taylor and Bob Ream. The black bubble on the hood in front of the hood scoop is an old van plexiglass side window installed to cover the 17" steel fan that he ran to keep the 400 Chevy cool during daytime shows in the Arizona and Texas heat. I have the car and have been restoring it for a couple of years.



Here is a shot of the car in Supermodified form at the old Autodromo Speedway in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico in '76. He won three champinships with this car in 1975:


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That car is an '87 Nance sprint roller. I have it covered up and waiting to get it inside. It's the newest race car I'll have for a while.
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This is my uncle Willie Nunez at the wheel at the old Horizon Speedway outside of El Paso, Tx. in '66. The car was originally built by Johnny Caples when he lived in Albuquerque, Nm., and had won the Albuquerque track championship the year before. Jim Yearwood bought it from Johnny and my uncle drove it for a couple of seasons. I do not know what happened to this car. I have the original blueprints for this car and plan to build a replica of it one of these days:


Neat car. What was the wheelbase on these? 90"?
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Neat car. What was the wheelbase on these? 90"?
90" according to the blueprints. The prints I have from about 1963 show what appears to be a Chrysler Wedge engine in the car.
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Is the "Golden Greek" the same car ?
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It sure looks similar.
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Finished.
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Love these cars, I worked for Bill Lewis as a kid who raced at the O.K.C. fairgrounds in the 60s.
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I was told today by Van May that the "Golden Greek" was what the car was named when Johnny Caples owned it, and then he sold it to my uncle Willie Nunez.
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maybe some one could post a picture of the "TWISTER" one of the baddest ariz supers ever. also have a great memories of seeing a trophy dash at olympic stadium in kcmo of the weld family supers all in one trophy dash. jerry,kenny,greg, and papa,s super with bob williams driving. kind of amazing 3 brothers and the fathers cars all set the fastest times to make the dash. also consider most of these cars were built in the 60,s. 50 years ago.

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maybe some one could post a picture of the "TWISTER" one of the baddest ariz supers ever. also have a great memories of seeing a trophy dash at olympic stadium in kcmo of the weld family supers all in one trophy dash. jerry,kenny,greg, and papa,s super with bob williams driving. kind of amazing 3 brothers and the fathers cars all set the fastest times to make the dash. also consider most of these cars were built in the 60,s. 50 years ago.
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These guys are from Kansas.

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Jiggs founds has a painted race car! '76 Nance 4-bar

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Call Websters Dictionary, this cars picture needs to be next to the word "badass"!

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Jiggs car was also a known warhorse for Eugene Hair from Wichita Falls, TX
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Here are a few from Oswego speedway in NY in the late 60's-1970.
#46 Warren Coniam
# Bentley Warren
#04 Bobby Stelter
#01 Jack Greedy

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I'm looking for a pair of repairable early 60's correct wide 5 wheels, for my t roadster you guys know where i can get some??
My vintage racing buddies make them using a stock set of wide 5's and cutting and mounting them in the housing of the width wheel they want. My buddies daughter's 34 has a mean lookin set of wide 5's on her car... see if I can find a pic.
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California

The car "Payola"

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The car "Payola"

I thought Payola was from AZ.
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It was. Came out of Tucson. Hank Arnold was the driver and partners with Roger Mc Cluskey at the time of his fatal accident at Manzy. Also built the Twister shown in a previous post.
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Great thread, Roostasix! Your super is incredible. Do you by chance have a close-up picture of your front spring perch/weight jacker setup? Thanks!

I will take a photo of it next time we have the nose off of it. It is really simple and it works well. Sorry it took me so long to reply...
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I don't think roostasix has a weight-jacker setup on the front.

There were guys who used quick-change gears to help make weight shift.
There was also one guy who used a hub/spindle to let the car 'roll' in the turns and get more weight on the right rear. (that went out quick!)


Most cars from our part of the world(NCRA 100" terrirtory) just used a spring perch.
It does have a weight jacker on the front. You may be able to see it in one of the naked pics.

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It'd be cool to see some pics of those different setups you mentioned. I can't get enough of the ingenuity found in the old race cars. The front setup on roostasix's super looks like it might be kinda like this one on an old super I bought that was run in West Texas probably in the 60s. There's a tube welded to the upper spring clamp plate with a shoulder bolt running through the tube to serve as a pivot. When the weight jacker bolts are screwed in or out it jacks the spring up or down on that side.
Ours is very similar, just a little more streamlined.

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That's a nice one Brian. Do you have any info on that car?

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Seems to me like that one's up in the Indiana area. My right finger tends get quirky when I see a super that's cool. It is not patient when they are from over 500 miles away.

Still, there is a small movement that has been going on here and there over the years.

There are more I'll post soon.
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From up north, Wisconsin maybe?

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From up north, Wisconsin maybe?
Yep....Minnesota and Wisconsin. They have a website:

http://www.northernvintageracers.com/

The black #31 is John "Butch" Bethke who was the builder/wrench for the late John Stevenson who was a top dog up this way in the late 60's and through the 70's in the supers and then the sprint cars.

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Here is another great link from Jake, Top six supers of all time at Oswego speedway.

http://jakessite.com/09/six/topsix1.html -Good stuff-Tom
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There's a previous post that links a roundy-round race but I remember these cars being much faster than that. I worked at a Sinclair gas station in Independence Kansas in the 60-70s and we had a super, two other dirt track cars and a dragster. The owner was real strickler on the drivers about safety and wouldn't you know it, he was killed during a race when he flipped off the back side of the turn and got his helmet hung in the roll gage somehow and broke his neck. Back then there weren't any walls on the turns, if you went off you could drive back on, no problem. If you flipped you could in up in the parking lot. As far as speed, imagine a 700+hp motor in a frame with a little tin around you. They were very fast reaching 100mph on a 1/4 track wasn't unusual. This brings back some memories. My first date was to a dirt track race. I locked the keys in the car...really impressed my date...Ha!
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It was. Came out of Tucson. Hank Arnold was the driver and partners with Roger Mc Cluskey at the time of his fatal accident at Manzy. Also built the Twister shown in a previous post.
The New "Payola" resides in Tucson Az but not in the same garage with the other noise maker "Twister"
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Jiggs Founds brings you eye candy and greeting from Amarillo! El completo!

I got these pics in full size files and could not find one blemish!

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Anybody know anything about this car?

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Does anyone know about what year? I see lots of parts that crossed over to sprinters. Thanks, Mike
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From Utica, SD. 1974 Nance

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We thought Lloyd was going to be there to kick the whole deal off just like he always did everything else.
This was the original idea before his passing in Late March. He gave us his blessing and we went with the idea.

Lloyd Ruby did not represent a quitter's attitude, nor should we when it involves so many good things that he wished to see live on after he was gone. We shall do just that.











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This car was restored about 10 years ago I think, wonder what happened to it?

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This car was restored about 10 years ago I think, wonder what happened to it?

If I'm not mistaken, this is the 24 that Martens restored.

25 cars for Wichita Falls so far.

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Been a long stretch since this whole thing started last fall. But ACTUALLY, it all started at the Lloyd Ruby Overpass dedication in 2006.

That story is for another day. The Murphee Brothers are bringing their sprinter in, I think it's a Beck, no one knows for sure. Yes, show or go is all good. This car is slated for dirt use that weekend.



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This is going to be on display, to promote the Manifolds on Main event in Dallas

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Max Estes is coming up, no telling how much recruiting he's been doing.

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This car exists, the pictures come from Dwane Wolf. Harold Leep and the Jelly Wilhelm super. They ste fast time at the Western World at Manzanita in the mid 70's , maybe 1974?

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Do you know who has this car?
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Jelly told me he still has it, in pieces laying around.
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Cool, hopefully he will restore it.

We took the 6 out last night for a test at the race track here in Amarillo. I think we finally have it running right! I can't decide if I want to leave the steel wheels on the car for the car show on Saturday or put the magnesium ones back on... What do you think?
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The magnesium wheels with those jalonies really look cool to me, the entire setup is rare and I can't believe you found the entire combo. But then really the whole car is that way-Parson,Ford powered, and the fact that it's your Dad's actual race car and not a recreation. Top notch resto in my opinion.

Even though we are not heads up racing, I wouldn't risk those mags on the track. Remember, we have several other guys that haven't even been in a car in quite a few years.
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Shane Carson sent me this, a Doc Grice mini-catalog,

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Old 04-21-2009, 11:38 AM   #189
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:47 AM   #190
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hey maybe you guys can help, tryin to find pic of the car my grandpa wrenched on in the mid to late fifties. Driven by wayne keyser then by dick good. My grandpas name was Harold Swinehart was the only mechanic. He told me that they ran a hemi in it in the late fifties. he left indiana in '59, went to work for les king chevy in tuscon and did stuff on his race cars occasionally. Grandpa never kept pics of anything hope somone can help. car ran in indiana and michigan thanks
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:32 PM   #191
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here's my cousins street legal modified. the car was built in the1969 at a race shop in bremerton, washington and raced till 1982. it was then rebuilt in the 80's to be a street car .. this car was rebuilt in his garage and raced at a local dirt track in western washington state before the street conversion. my cousin raced the car 9 or 10 years and when the track changed the rules and went to more modern style cars he turned into his street 'TOY , it is licensed as a home built hot rod custom',, sadley my cousin passed away in 1986 and the family gave the car to his best friend who put it in storage for a long time and then took it apart and lost interest,,, about 12 years ago another friend of mine talked the guy who owned into selling the car to him and he rebuilt the car between 1998 and 2000, had to replace the wings with a newer version as the old ones were missing,, the guy who has it now uses it for a push car at the races all over washington and does many shows with the modified club //
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:37 AM   #192
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I was planning on changing the wheels out before we hit the track. The car looks good with either set of wheels, but I told dad that we worked so hard to find the magnesium wheels that we should use them...
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:58 AM   #193
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Down in NZ In the early 70's I had a little connection with the local Super mod racers. Where I served my apprenticeship was a large engineering shop where rail road frieght wagons were built and repaired. The workshops were typical 1920's places ,huge with little dark corners where 'things' could be hidden .

Two of the tradesmen I worked under built super mods in those dark corners..there were no pro builders in NZ in those days(except these guys i guess ) . The best part was the latest techniques for welding and machining were used and at no cost...except the NZ taxpayer...
One didn't get finished properly when the guys marriage broke down ,so I got a friend to buy the new engine and we ran it on the street
Imagine 4 teenagers listening to a full crcle track race prepped Chev at full song in the car in a inner city street late at night.
You can see the headers poking out behind the front wheels.
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and typical NZ home build Supermodified. This is Peter Leversedge in 1974 running in a Hill climb,near Christchurch ,NZ.
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cool stories! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:45 PM   #195
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:47 PM   #196
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:21 PM   #197
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here is a pretty famous supermod that i brought back to life.................The Big O ollie silva http://thepinesspeedway.com/wpe258.jpg
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:15 PM   #198
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Hey, meengrinch.....been a long time since we chatted at TJ's.

Nice racer !!
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:20 PM   #199
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Thanks for the photos Brian. That's the first time I drove it fast enough to get sideways. It feels good!

There are some photos of you on thrillerphoto.com and on texomamotorspeedway.com photo site.
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didn`t like how my last post read after i posted it. It should have read ........here`s a neat super that WE brought back to life.....here in new england. a bunch of racers got together and kinda took control of this car for future showing........
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Suposedly Billy Cassella and Boston Louis Seymour pulled in to a race down in Florida one time and their pit stall was next to Ollie. Cassella looked at #0 and said "they put us next to the push truck"!. Boston Seymour replied "Better keep tabs on that push truck, you'll be following him all day".

Guess what, he was right.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:52 AM   #202
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Thanks for the photos Brian. That's the first time I drove it fast enough to get sideways. It feels good!

There are some photos of you on thrillerphoto.com and on texomamotorspeedway.com photo site.



I'm going there right now! Thanks

Kyle, I want an in-car camera! The view was pretty good in the back Saturday night. Hey now that's a good excuse for my performance!
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Here's the link-

http://3cphotography.com/root/3cphot...hoto/main2.cfm
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Here is one that a hamb member has oldbob
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:29 AM   #205
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Although it looks like a sprinter it was built for asphalt and run as a Super or B class mod depending on wether Chev 8 or 6 power. Ran starter and clutch and 3 stage aifoil wing. Was the Tom Naylor ride out of Boise Ida in the 70's. Built by Jerry Malloy in Salt Lake Utah. Thanks for the post Pat.
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Suposedly Billy Cassella and Boston Louis Seymour pulled in to a race down in Florida one time and their pit stall was next to Ollie. Cassella looked at #0 and said "they put us next to the push truck"!. Boston Seymour replied "Better keep tabs on that push truck, you'll be following him all day".

Guess what, he was right.
Watched Ollie many years at Pines Speedway in Groveland. He could sure drive the old #0 34 coupe. Billy would have had to keep right up or he would have been keeping an eye on Ollie's "push truck" from the other side of the track real fast.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:18 PM   #207
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Video clip of old race cars from Wichita Falls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq-DSxYudMs
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