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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by indybigjohn, Aug 28, 2008.
Wayne Brockman drove a #42 Ford in the ARCA race at Salem on 8/21/66. Think it might be him?
Calhoun - I think you got it ! If I squint real hard at the name on the roof I think it could read "Wayne". Looks like the right amount of letters, too.
Here's some from Dixie Speedway back in the NDRA days:
Dixie start............................................................Doug Kennimer in the Monks car
They are old and faded but here are a few more pictures from the "Competition Press" article on the 1972 "Golden State 400" race at Riverside. My apologies for posting these tipped sideways, but these are full newspaper sized articles that I am trying to post without having to crop them too much.
Donnie Allison losing the Penske AMC Matador in Riverside's "esses". Allison recovered to finish 3rd in the race.
Those are neat, Norton! Seeing Hampton reminds me of what Milt Hartlauf used to say about him - "He's like good bourbon. He gets better with age."
The first photo of Benny's 98 shows he wasn't afraid to mix it up on the short tracks, and the second one is a classic lineup shot with Snow and Hampton behind him. The guy on the right with the fire extinguisher looks like the late Dave Renn, one of the best scorers I ever worked with. I remember him wearing red pants.
Great pictures of Andy.Wish someone could come up with some
of him in the 60s at the old Kentucky Fair gounds track in Louisville,Ky
Tom ( Tired Old man)
Well, Tom, on short notice, here's the Harry Hyde-prepared Pontiac in which Andy won the 1964 Late Model Championship at the Fairgrounds.
And here's the car his teammate, Jesse Baird, drove to 2nd place that year.
? First Restrictor Plates ?? 1971
I like the bare knuckles, skinny tires and lack of sponsors !
My dad (N. D. Copley) along with some other guys from Louisville used to race on Friday nights at Danville Sportsdrome (black top track) back in 1967. Just wondering if anyone out there had any photos from these races that could be posted. My dad won a track championship that year.
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This is the only picture I have of the track. Thank you guys for posting this stuff its great to see.
BBARC ... I asked Phil Bonner about this, see below. The BBARC was on more than just the one '63 car.
Never have known the exact time and date I used it on 54 Mercury in late 53 when we used to race at Fairburn GA, in 53 and 54. Did you know that Fireball was a good friend of mine and raced several times in my drag cars. I was around that Chevy, Paul McDuffy was one of the owners.He ddied at Darlington, in the pits. I think we were first, in 53, but don't bet on it, to many years to remember.Just like my memory I'm getting old. Will see you in Bowling green. Phil
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I trust that you are enjoying things in Costa Rica? The weather is finally warming up here in NJ. Winters get harder to handle with each passing year. Oh well.
I have a question for you ... I've noticed on the back of Fireball Roberts' '57 Chevy that the BBARC initials are there and some NASCAR history guys have said they stand for Builders of Bad Ass Race Cars ... your's was Bonner's Bad Ass Race Car(s) ... was there a connection between the intitials, an anecdote/parody or just coincidence. I know that you knew alot of the NASCAR people from those days. I wonder if you might take a few minutes to talk about it? Thanks.
Copley, that photo looks like the Fairgrounds.
Thanks John. Those Hampton pictures made my day. Tom ( Tired Old man)
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I think you are right, the photo album I have is 40 years old. I am guessing at some of the photos. Thanks for catching that. Have you heard of that track.
Oh yeah, I was there several times. It was a neat place.
In the Fairgrounds photo, you can see Freedom Hall and the baseball stadium in the background.
Here's a post for today - this is a Sportsman race at Kil-Kare Speedway, probably in 1966. "WACO" Wayne Watercutter - arguably one of the best driver names ever. "WACO" came by his nickname honestly. Wayne actually ran some ARCA races later and had a win, or two. This is an early-on pohto in his career.
Here's Wayne in the car he ran in his NASCAR debut, 1979 Nashville 420, finished 12th:
When I Googled his name, it appears that he's still semi-active in the American Modified Series. This series also features other old names like L.J. Lines and John Lawhorn.
Wayne Watercutter ARCA wreck
poor old fairgrounds speedway.(nashville) hope this works
Not sure where to post this, but maybe somebody knows somebody else who is interested, or can redirect it for me.
I know where there is a 1965 Plymouth 2 door hardtop, 440, 4-speed. Been sitting in the woods for a long time, so engine and transmission would probably have to be gone through. Guy won't part it out, but slap on some blue paint and letter it right and you have a Petty replica (or paint and letter to suit). PM me to be put in touch with the guy. Wants $1,000.
As far as I'm remembering, IndyJohn, the 440 motor was not an option in any '65 Plymouth, so the motor (and probably the trans) has already been replaced once anyway. In '65 Chrysler offered a 383 or a 426 wedge as their hi-pf street options and a Hemi for their all out race cars. In '66, Chrysler offered the 426 "Street Hemi" to legitimize the motor for Nascar racing (Nascar ruled in late '65 that a motor had to be offered in the showroom for street vehicles to be eligible to run at their tracks) and the 440 became available throughout the Mopar lineup in '67. Long time ago so I will stand corrected if the ol' memory has faded too much.
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