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Old 03-24-2011, 09:09 AM   #1
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Default Dirt Tracking in the Bay Area- Vintage Pics



You may remember my post about my buddy Ron's collection of Miller, Offy and Novi patterns rescued from a foundry in Berkeley, Ca. After shooting those pictures in his garage, we went in his house whe...

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Old 03-24-2011, 09:28 AM   #2
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Incredible photography...I love the one where a back tire has decided to leave it's rim, and you can see the tire, and the roadster running on the back right rim.

Amazing he had a binder chock full of original photos. I marvel at these guys....just our hamber forefathers again doing what came naturally....
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:10 AM   #3
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Amazing pictures. We would LOVE to have a display with pictures like this at our show, July 2:nd. Please hit me up if anyone has any interest in this!
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:53 AM   #4
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3rd frame dates some of the pictures as mid 50's vintage. Check out the push trucks. The pictures and action they capture are fantastic.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:29 PM   #5
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Great post! Nice cars, and some fantastic photographs. Car number B2 has a strange mixture of all enveloping bodywork (above the chassis) with a collection of articulate pieces such as oil pan, driver pan and engine bulge. Very nice.

Looking forward to the next instalment!
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:31 PM   #6
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By the way, I really enjoyed your post on the casting patterns that you refer to. If you have any more on that I for one would love to see them.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:33 PM   #7
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wow....... thank you!
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:34 PM   #8
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Looking forward to Chapter 2. I love this old stuff. Thanks!
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:42 PM   #9
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I hope more and more of this kind of recorded history can be published. Thanks for posting these.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:39 PM   #10
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awesome photos. Thanks for sharing. nice nice stuff.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:48 PM   #11
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Way kool stuff!
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:50 PM   #12
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Thank you for taking the time to scan and post these pictures, but more importantly, please, please let your buddy Ron know how much we appreciate his willingness to let you share them with all of us.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:17 PM   #13
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Jive-Bomber Jay - Unbelievably cool photographs! ... thanks for taking the time to scan them ... and thank Ron for allowing you to share them with us ... I'm eagerly awaiting parts II, III, IV, ...
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:05 PM   #14
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It's always fun to see what you have come up with next and this is right at the top of the pile. thanks for going to the effort for us.
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Jive-Bomber Jay - Unbelievably cool photographs! ... thanks for taking the time to scan them ... and thank Ron for allowing you to share them with us ... I'm eagerly awaiting parts II, III, IV, ...
Superb collection!
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:09 PM   #16
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Wow, thanks for sharing-and Ron too.
Photo collections such as this could be the makings of a good Don Montgomery styled book (hint, hint)!
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:13 PM   #17
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Great photos. You mentioned captions, could you share them too?
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Priceless,thanks for sharing..
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:17 AM   #19
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Fantastic Jay..... uber cool.
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:18 AM   #20
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It's been awhile since I was there, but I think the Soares family is still running a 3/8 dirt track called Petaluma Speedway, and also a cool little 1/4 mile dirt track in Antioch. Spent a lot of saturday nights at both those tracks as a kid watching my dad and uncles race there.

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