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Old 04-20-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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Josh Shaw sent me an email the other day with the title of, "Check this shit out!" And when he does something like that, I pay attention and you fellas reap the rewards... See, Josh has been recently corresponding with Rich Harmon - a 71 year old man...

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Old 04-20-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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Damn, miss those days. It's cold and raining here, but I got the HAMB to make me feel warm and fuzzy. Thanks Ryan.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:45 AM   #4
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WOW just WOW
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:05 AM   #5
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Outstanding stuff. I usually don't care much for trailer photos, but these bring back some great memories just from looking at the names on those cars. Thanks, Josh.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:08 AM   #6
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The men that drove those cars had balls of steel. Open wheel racing's golden age for sure.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:18 AM   #7
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I'm not a fan of open-wheel racing but the technology on display is fantastic. Also cool to see a Caddy pulling a sprint car. Thanks.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:28 AM   #8
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Very damn cool!
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:40 AM   #9
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What a great slice of racing history ... if only we could turn back the clock. Great shots of the cars and support vehicles, etc. I'd love to see more photos of the Ford COE gas transport in the shot with the #2 Jimmy McElreath car.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:44 AM   #10
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Smokin pix, love sprints and have had some great history as a fan of them. I am going to see the World of Outlaws Fri. nite the 27th @ Eagle Raceway near Lincoln, Ne. Thanx for sharing these awesome vintage pix. ~sololobo~
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:56 AM   #11
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Josh was born 30 years too late.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:30 AM   #12
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Incredible clarity and color. Love the feel of these shots. The subjects are very cool, but so is the background.
Thanks for sharing!!!
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:06 PM   #13
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Yep, sure liked the pix. Thanx, Gary
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #14
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Little did we know-that someday the Offenhauser would be gone. I'd give anything to be able to sit in that grandstand and HEAR that pack run down the straight and into the corner. As far as cost back then, the primary difference was that there were no sponsors buying 18 wheelers to haul the cars-the owners all had SEVERAL large in those cars with their $10000 engines.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:23 PM   #15
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I was around those cars as a little kid to the point of even sitting in a running Offy powered car warming up when I was my sons age. It was a magical time.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:36 PM   #16
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Outstanding pics Thanks!! Lippy
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:45 PM   #17
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Circle track raced on and off for 20 years. I just loved it! Them cars were before my time, but looked so fun and simple!

Thanks for the heads up on these great old pics!
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:07 PM   #18
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took a group of hambers to visit this shop just this past saturday. everyone had a great time.

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Old 04-20-2012, 03:20 PM   #19
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thanks for sharing great stuff
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:55 PM   #20
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Holy sh!t those photos are awesome, thanks for sharing them.
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