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History GENE (TUBBY) BLACK

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Eric Beardmore, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. Eric Beardmore
    Joined: Sep 6, 2010
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    Can anyone supply a photo of Tubby Black in the early 70's driving a Hill Bilt non winged Sprint Car owned by Ray Marler from the Empire Speedway Farmington Mo. I have restored the car and would like to add to its history. It would have a '1' on the tail and nose. Even the email of a possible contact would be a help.
     
  2. Send an inquire to Bart.....@ Radius Nation.......he's also on here as Speed dome but rarely is on here.
     
  3. Eric Beardmore
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    OK. will try
     
  4. FityFive
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    Below is a link leading to a previous post picturing Tubby:

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/jalopy-races.154572/page-3

    Tubby was a legendary racer where I grew up (Farmington, Mo). My father watched him race in the 1950’s and I watched him during my high school days in the early 1990’s.

    The story that always circulated about Tubby was that he was headed for NASCAR, but was selected over for a younger driver named Rusty Wallace. The rest is history.

    I have contacted some friends “back home” to see if they could contact the Black family to get you a few pictures. We will see if they can help.

    @1929CDAN
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2019

  5. MO_JUNK
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    from Rolla, Mo.

    Such a small world these days. I am a 1970 graduate of Farmington Senior High and Susie Black( Tubby's daughter) was a classmate. David(1929CDAN) should have some answers.
     
  6. Eric Beardmore
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    That would be great. I have also left a message on the Farmington Raceway Facebook page but as it is the off season there is not a lot of activity. My email is sue.eric.nz@gmail.com
    Thanks. Eric
     
  7. 1929CDAN
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  8. 1929CDAN
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  9. Eric Beardmore
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    Thanks for these and I have recorded them for the car History. Here is the Car as No 32 at Little Springfield now restored in New Plymouth, New Zealand SPRINT 32 FIN Left middle.jpg
     
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  10. FityFive
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    Good job Dan!
     
  11. 1929CDAN
    Joined: Mar 18, 2006
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    I`m sure Tubby would be proud and amazed .
     

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