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50 year old speed shops

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by harley rider, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. harley rider
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    Found this picture in another thread .did not want to hijack that thread.dont know how old this photo is .Halls speed shop is still open and in the same location today in Wichita Ks. was wondeing how many other places like this are still around.
     

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  2. harley rider
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    this cant be the only shop to be around this long.
     
  3. GrizzGang
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    Harry's Hot Rod Shop in Grand Prarie, Tx
     
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  4. GREASER815
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    We have one in Joliet, Illinois called Winner's Circle Speed Shop. Been in there many times, been around a long time and carries a ton of stuff.
     
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  5. onelowc10
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    Suttons Speed Shop, Pemberton NJ gotta be close to the 50s mark if not more
     
  6. 1950 silver bullet
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    Shaker racing !!! In granger indiana....been there since heck was a pup.
     
  7. Nethery
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    Honest Charlie's since 1948 I think?
     
  8. Salem Speed shop I believe.
     
  9. Blueoval FE
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    There's Wayne Calvert's Precision Engines in Denton, Texas that's been there since hell was a campfire. He raced at the inaugural NHRA event in Great Bend, Kansas in '55. Stand up guy and real gentleman.
     
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  10. Offset
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    Performance Improvements in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I remember Bob's first store at The Queensway and Kipling. Still going strong.
     
  11. poncho62
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    Wonder if there are any Karbelt stores left?
     
  12. Chefbiz62
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    Speedway motors in Lincoln Ne Since 1952!! 60 years and still going.....
     
  13. studebaker eric
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    Gotelli's speed Shop in South San Franciso. Since 1962.
     
  14. 29AVEE8
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    If I recall correctly, Blair opened his shop in 1947.
     
  15. shoprat
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    Santa Ana Speed in Santa Ana Ca
     
  16. Blair's Speed Shop in Pasadena is still going strong. Only two owners, first Don Blair and then his employee Phil Lukins, who still has it. considered by many to be the oldest Speed Shop in the Country, opened in 1946, so that's 66 years!

    same year that Alex opened So Cal Speed, the big difference being, So Cal closed in 1961 and the "New" So Cal didn't open til 1997, so that doesn't really count .....
     
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  17. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    What he said... ^^^^^

    Honest Charley Speed Shop opened in 1948 in Chattanooga, Tn. Still going strong (and a REALLY cool place to visit). Don't miss Coker Tire next door.
     

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  18. robber
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    Yep, since 1952 and Bill "Speedy" Smith has been the owner and active in the business ever since! They have an awesome in house museum of traditionals as well!
     
  19. 48fordnut
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    Rocco and Cheaters. In Birmingham Al. The San Flippos are a great family.
     
  20. bubmrdrmerc
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  21. Wow! I've been right in that area many times and never knew there was a speed shop there. I would have checked it out. I guess that will give me something to do next time I'm there.
     
  22. Bounder
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    How about "Red" Cornett Machine Shop Somerset, Ky.
     
  23. Torkwrench
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    There is a Winner's Circle in Peoria ILL. also. It's been there since at least the early 1970's.
     
  24. Skeezix
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    Morgan Speed & Marine in Walnut Creek Ca has his drag car inside and does mostly machine work - at least 35 years

     
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  26. 53Hattie
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    Cool that a Montanan [Hackman] posted Salem Speed Shop before any of us Oregonians could do it. Yep, I'm 66, and Salem Speed has been around since I was in H.S.
     
  27. the three kings
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    Been there
     
  28. 48bill
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    This one, Don's Automotive Specialities, owner Don Gallant, AKA Don's Speed Shop, has been around for more than 50 years. He is located at 2193 Berlin Tpke, Newington, CT 06111-3201 ·Phone 1 860.666.9156.
     

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  29. hoof22
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    Tognotti's in Sacramento, Established in 1964, has been owned and operated by the Tognotti family for years, same location? on Fulton, I believe...Shopped there when I was in high school...

    Eric
     

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