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Old 05-14-2009, 07:32 AM   #1
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Default Don Edmunds: Rookie Of The Year



You might have heard Don Edmunds' name through a number of different channels. He began his racing career early and seemed to step up his legacy decade after decade from then on. He ran at Indy, was largely responsible for the design and development ...

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Old 05-14-2009, 08:25 AM   #2
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really cool.

how in the world to do you come up with this stuff every day?
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:40 AM   #3
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Ryan, By far this is the coolest think you have produced to date. I could listen to the old race stories all day. The impact of the Indy 500 is very big as Don can remember the race of 52 years ago just like it was yesterday !! So cool >>>>.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:50 AM   #4
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awesome - Well said
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:58 AM   #5
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Very cool!
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:14 AM   #6
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WOWZIE! From one who has driven there all those years ago. How COOL is this??
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:18 AM   #7
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What a great recollection of his races. I can't believe he can remember all the details. Then again, it probably was the single handed most important day of his life. Cool find.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:41 AM   #8
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Bitchen interview.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:58 AM   #9
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really cool.

how in the world to do you come up with this stuff every day?
Honestly, I just get lucky most of the time. Hacker made this one happen...

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WOWZIE! From one who has driven there all those years ago. How COOL is this??
I think it's amazingly cool... Those stories are priceless.

A.J. Foyt will be breaking down some stories for us soon...
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:02 AM   #10
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The first thing I do when I fire up (the computer) every morning is to check for your daily write ups.
They never disapoint.
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When I was a kid, late 60's early 70's, my Dad's tool and die shop was right across the street from Don's shop Autoreaserch. I remember sneeking around to the back of Don's shop to watch him build cars. One of my first jobs in my Dad's shop was drilling the front axle tube for Don's midgets. There was always bitchin cars around his shop.

Thanks for posting this Ryan.

He was one of the major insperations in my RPU build. My Dad had bought a couple of '27 T roadster bodies in the late 70's. He and Don had ideas to build a couple of nostalgia track roadsters. Don sold the business before the project got started and the roadster tub that was left over is what I built my car around.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:50 AM   #12
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They were home movies, shot on film, inserted into the camera on a reel.....
It is really cool that that film was exposed that day so we can see it now..
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:33 PM   #13
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Outstanding! The "power" of the HAMB/TJJ never ceases to amaze me.
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Terrific interview! Almost like being there in person. I met Don Edmunds some years ago at a model engineering exposition. I had no idea at the time about his history. His models take you back the same as his stories.
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Excellent, as always. It's an honor to hear these guys' stories...
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:20 PM   #16
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Ryan,

Once again, great entry. Don Edmunds is another guy that I look up to. As a builder, and racer. He makes some of the best scratch built models that I've ever seen. They look like full size race cars, because he builds them just like the full size cars were built. I guess he's still on the west coast after he sold the shop. I think he's up in Oregon now. He comes to Central CA once in a while to race tether cars I was told.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:29 PM   #17
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Thanks !!!!! Great film....
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:45 PM   #18
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:25 PM   #19
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Here are some pictures of Don at a tether car colecto in Fresno 2001. Don is the one on the right.

The other two pictures are of a couple of the model cars he builds.
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