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Motion Pictures Abbott & Costello: Midget Car Maniacs!

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  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Abbott & Costello: Midget Car Maniacs!


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  2. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 3,221


    Thanks ! I like the old movies, excellent stunt work for the time frame IMO
  3. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,591


    I Love those guys (and the midgets)! A little crazy at the end, but some great driving before that.
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  4. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,291

    from Colorado

    Spike Jones sponsored a midget for years.
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  5. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
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    Migets are my favorite, take time to view the Chili Bowl in Tulsa every January. It all indoors in the Oiler expo building never gets postponed because of weather. It almost a week long Starting with check in on Monday time trials and qualifying and the A main on Saturday night. It's the only racing at that time of year. NASCAR, open wheel drivers are all there. Google it and see some clips.
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  6. Milburn Stone is the announcer in the beginning, better know as Doc on Gunsmoke.
    This clip is from the A&C feature Buck Privates Come Home.
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  7. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,678

    from SW Wyoming

    And ran Samson engines also.
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  8. AmishMike
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
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    Hooky film great old stunts. Love the real race car & track. Narrow hard tires on dirt with no wings. Wonder if they cried about aero push & not enough down force like today’s drivers
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  9. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
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    Stan Back
    from California

    Never saw him hit the pressure pump in the whole eight minutes.
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  10. Somebody modified the midget to accept a clutch. Midgets normally only run an in and out box. When you spin, the car stalls. The track in the film was Gilmore Stadium, well known for the movie stars and celebrities that came to see the weekly show.
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  11. Why, I oughta...........
  12. my2nd40
    Joined: Dec 11, 2003
    Posts: 184

    from Tennessee

  13. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 5,452

    Bandit Billy

    Who's in first?
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