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History For Miles In Circles...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 16,667

    from Austin, TX
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  2. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,345


  3. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,021


    Damn, miss those days. It's cold and raining here, but I got the HAMB to make me feel warm and fuzzy. Thanks Ryan.
  4. Gregg Pellicer
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  5. indybigjohn
    Joined: May 22, 2008
    Posts: 1,704


    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.
  6. The men that drove those cars had balls of steel. Open wheel racing's golden age for sure.
  7. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,958


    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.
  8. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,213

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

  9. billsill45
    Joined: Jul 15, 2009
    Posts: 784

    from SoCal

    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.
  10. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 6,954


    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~
  11. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
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    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Josh was born 30 years too late.
  12. Scott K
    Joined: Oct 17, 2005
    Posts: 826

    Scott K

    Incredible clarity and color. Love the feel of these shots. The subjects are very cool, but so is the background.
    Thanks for sharing!!!
  13. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 8,493

    from Tampa, FL

    Yep, sure liked the pix. Thanx, Gary
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 3,205

    from Ks

    Outstanding pics Thanks!!:cool: Lippy
  17. trksmth
    Joined: Feb 10, 2009
    Posts: 372


    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!
  18. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,149

    silent rick

  19. matt73
    Joined: Jun 24, 2010
    Posts: 49

    from va

    thanks for sharing great stuff
  20. Holy sh!t those photos are awesome, thanks for sharing them.
  21. Amazing photos!

    My dad has spoken of going to the races in Duquoin before back in the day. He used to race sprints on short tracks that looked a lot like these cars during the same era.
  22. jdustu
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 726


    Fun seeing the "tow vehicles" too....Very cool Mr. Shaw
  23. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,910


    I'd kill to get my hands on that black Impala convertible.Great pics!!
  24. James Curl
    Joined: Mar 28, 2006
    Posts: 367

    James Curl

    Take notice of all of the two wheel trailers, that's the way everyone went back then. In the early days of drag racing you either drove your car to the track or flat towed it behind the family car. Most people could not afford two cars and a race car to.
  25. steamer
    Joined: Aug 17, 2008
    Posts: 199


    Wow, reminds me of when I was a kid. Great to see NO enclosed trailers and cool tow vehicles. The cars were all still full race cars without all the frills. Seeing these things going down the hi-way used to get us all charged up to get to the Speedway. Great stuff, need more......
  26. Oh what wonderful time Still love sprinters but those things are beautiful.
  27. wizzard23
    Joined: Dec 12, 2009
    Posts: 710


    Thanks Ryan and Josh. Enjoyed the pics.
  28. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,102


    Damn those cars are so beautiful. Parnelli's indy Ford powered car is a work of art. It looks WAY ahead of the others in technology. Do any of those cars still exist? (Josh)...?
  29. KIRK
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 384


    Outstanding pictures, thanks.
  30. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,479


    I understand the hot rod / drag race history thing, but for me, this is where it is at.


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