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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kurtis, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. T-Head
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    This is one of two photos up in a post on The Old Motor, showing a 1929 Chevrolet truck built by Town Crier Advertising in a 1932 photo advertising Peacock Anti-Knock. Learn more and also see a 1935 Hudson that ran at Muroc Dry Lake driven by Wilbur Shaw and Babe Stapp. See more on TheOldMotor.com
     
  2. saacha
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    Though you might enjoy S.C.H Davis coments of America in his book "A Racing Motorist" 1949
     

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  4. banjeaux bob
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    Houk Wheels
     

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  5. carl s
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    Bob, thanks for this and all the other stuff you continuously dredge up to share with us.

    from LAPL archives
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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1075655/index.htm

    from firstsuperspeedway.com
    http://www.firstsuperspeedway.com/articles/1914-cactus-derby-oldfield

    http://www.sharlot.org/library-archives/days-past/the-cactus-derby-of-1914-part-ii/

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    Interior of Kastner's in above photo - a great place for Barney to stock up on cigars.
    http://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/cdm/singleitem/collection/ahfglass/id/251/rec/37
     
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  6. banjeaux bob
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    Board track repairs underway...
     

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  7. Sorry I haven't read all 451 pages of this thread lol, so if this has been posted I apologize.

    I found this video and posted it here on the board. I should have posted it here, but had forgotten about this thread. Anyway there are a lot of vintage racing shots in it. 1941 and maybe a little earlier.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=814939
     
  8. banjeaux bob
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    Here is one of 2 Panhard specials built for breaking records.There was a 5 litre version and another with a 1.5 litre engine.They were built in 1925 - 26 and called the Razor Blade or Le Lame de Rasoir.

    On October 12th,1926 driver Marius Breton was involved in a fatal crash at Montlhery with the 5 litre car.However the car did go 214 KMH.The factory ordered the 1.5 litre car parked.It was being raced at Brooklands in England,driven by Ortmans.The 1.5 litre car survived in a corner at the factory until about 1940.
     
  9. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    When I first looked at the Razor pics I thought the front axle looked to be rigid-mounted to the frame. I really like how the louvered frame skirts hide the front springs. I'll file that away for maybe future use.
     
  10. banjeaux bob
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    Frayer- Miller from 1906. 990 Cu.In..
     

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    Here's Adre' Lefebvre driving the Voisin Laboratorie in the 1923 Gran Prix de France.
     

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    Nuvloari along with a Bugatti Typre 59 and a Type 35.
     

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  13. banjeaux bob
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    1923 Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuito de Terramar,Sitges.This race course still exists near Barcelona.Although it is not in the best shape,there have been some events held there in the recent past.It looks like conditions might improve for more events in the future.You can find it on google earth.
     

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    Unknown...
     

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    ^^^ The riding mechanic is reportedly a Mr. Bob Hooper, inventor of the rollover bar. LOL. Gary
     
  16. psalt
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    Bob,

    1906 was quite a year. Park this next to the 1906 Premier and Maxwell and you have ....all the elements of a 1965 Porsche 911 engine. Is this the car that Rickenbacher drove ?

    Paul
     

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    Here's Adre' Lefebvre driving the Voisin Laboratorie in the 1923 Gran Prix de France.[/QUOTE]

    Bob,
    A wind propellor driven water pump is a drag in traffic....

    Paul
     

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    Banjeaux Bob,
    The picture hangs practically over my head at the club, my memory naturally fails to remember these important things, so I asked my friend Juan Pablo who sits next to me at the dinner table on Wednesday, and yes, he had all the info:
    Driver: Daniel Musso
    Riding mechanic: Lemon or Lamon
    Location: Lavallol, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Year: 1936
    Make of car: Ford known as "El Pulmita"
    Injuries: Broken arm riding mechanic
    Photographer:Ikuchi, Japanese/Argentine who won the New York international photography prize in 1938 with this caption.
     
  19. banjeaux bob
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    Thank you Saacha for the story!

    BanjeauX Bob
     
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    And here is the after caption of that same thrill (Thank you Juan Pablo)
     

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  21. banjeaux bob
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    Bira...
     

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  22. saacha
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    and his glamorous Argentine wife Chelita Howard who was a secretary in the Automovil Club Argentino, they were introduced when he came here to race. She was very, but very pritty acording to Bitito Mieres. Again I have passed the 1944 limit.Sorry.
     

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    There are several great events that I'd love to attend, that are on my "Bucket List". The Isle of Mann TT, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans are just a couple that immediately come to mind.

    Here is a photo that was taken recently at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. One of these days.....
     

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  25. 36 Airstream
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    Here is a video link to one of my group J,K,L races from the weekend in my 1935 Ford V8 Special. I also took the lap record for group K.
     
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    I loved it, thanks Pete.
     
  28. 36 Airstream
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    Thanks ehdubya, I had to hang back a bit cause the other cars could stop quicker than me and I didn't fancy running into them. It was a great weekend, there was a 24 car field in my races of all cars up to 1960.
     
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    packard
     

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