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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by indybigjohn, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. butch27
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    Are you double-dog sure? I grew up sneaking into Kilkare. West side is a junk yard and East side is the drag strip- North side is trees and a small creek and South is weeds and route#35.
     
  2. B.A.KING
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    i know h.h and b.allison but who is in front of the monte carlo ?
     
  3. Beentherebefore
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    Riverside, Calif...............1973 "Winston Western 500"

    Mark Donohue in the Penske AMC Matador pursuing Herschell McGriff in his Plymouth Roadrunner. Donohue went on to win the race.




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  4. copley62
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  5. toomuchcountry
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    from Tennessee

    I believe that is Gary Baker. He once owned Bristol and held the lease on Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. He is now co-owner of Baker-Curb Racing Nationwide team.
     
  6. B.A.KING
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    i thought that looked liked him,but didn't know he raced.thanks.now before the police get mad go do a intro, save you some grief. thanks again
     
  7. Falconred
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    Here area few to chew on until next time.
     
  8. Falconred
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    Same time period, NASCAR race:
     
  9. Falconred
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    Bill Elliot in a Olds borrowed from the Benny Parson crew. Sorry about the on track but I was in a bad location for sunlight. Ernie Elliot - gas man
     
  10. Hot Rod Elvis
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    Nice rare shots. I try and tell people that Bill has ran Chevys and Olds before this year, but they don't want to believe it! haha. He drove a Chevrolet in 78' and 79' and again in 2006 for Micheal Waltrip. He also drove a purple Dodge Aspen at Charlotte 1980.

    -Cody
     
  11. Hot Rod Elvis
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    My cousin, Wilbur Rakestraw. He ran Nascar from 1956-1961. Raced the last three Beach races at Daytona in a Convertible, and also the first three Daytona 500's along with local tracks and MARC races (now Arca)

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    After winning a MARC Sanctioned race in 1957

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    Leading Glen Wood in the 1958 Daytona Convertible race.

    -Cody
     
  12. vegas_oldtimer
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    Butch - Here's a couple more shots from the same roll - the Pendleton Brothers from Columbus. (We had lots of brothers racing at KK for some reason). The bald guy is Bob 'something' (too old to remember the full name). He was the pit gate opener for a bunch of years there. He was easy to see with the sun, and later on the lights, bouncing off his head. He was a pretty good guy - wonder what ever happened to him ? [​IMG]

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    # 28 = Larry Pendleton # 45 = Donnie Pendleton

    Enjoy...
    The Oldtimer
     
  13. Falconred
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    I don't remember the '78 and '79 stuff, whose car and where??
     
  14. mrtc4w
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    If anyone has a color picture of that car I would love to see it!!

    Marty
     
  15. ARCA Guy
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    Hey Cody - I'm the current ARCA Co-Historian and we have no record of your cousin (Wilbur Rakestraw) winning any MARC New Car races in 1957? If he did and you can document the event we would love to be able to add him to the archives. Let me know -thanks!
     
  16. Hot Rod Elvis
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    Let me try and find something that says he DID. One of my historian friends told me this. I'll try and confirm it this weekend.

    -Cody
     
  17. Hot Rod Elvis
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    To Falcon: They were for Penske I do believe. After all, they bought their first car from them when Roger was switching to Chevy's. If you've ever seen Bobby Allison's Red and white #2, that's what it looked like except with #9. If I can have until this weekend, I have a tour book of Bill's that explains all of his early cars. I've never scanned before, so it may take some time.

    TO Marty: That purple car is in that book I just mentioned.

    -Cody
     
  18. butch27
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    Vegas: I think I went to school with Larry Pendelton and Larry Moore is my 2nd. Cousin. Good drivers.
     
  19. kenbarls
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    It's fast and furious car. Hope to see it someday. Good luck in your racing career. Hope you success. :D
     
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  20. Rotorranch
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    I ran one of my cars at Jefferson for one of the Dirt Cars on Pavement shows in Mini Stock.

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  21. AllenK
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    I love the old wedge dirt late models!! I wasn't going to the dirt tracks when they had the really huge sideboards and stuff though. I know they hauled the mail though.
     
  22. Rotorranch
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    Yeah, wedge cars were cool! Here's one we built. Clint Smith, Dixie Speedway,
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    The Chief, Roscoe Smith.
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    Rotor
     
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  23. AllenK
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    Awesome man!! Awesome!
     
  24. rustdodger
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    This is a great thread. like them or not wedge cars are getting a bit off topic I'd heat to see this thread get closed like some others that stray too far OT.
     
  25. Rotorranch
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    Agreed... but it was the early 80's, so could be considered historic! :)

    At least I did post a pic of a something more relevant to the thread. :D

    I thought I had copy of a pic of another of Roscoe's old cars. It hung on the Roscoe's shop wall for years.

    Rotor
     
  26. Sparks75
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    from Troy, Ohio

    Wedge cars was such a big part of Dirt Late Model history that it can not be over looked.
     
  27. vegas_oldtimer
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    Butch, Here's a few shots of Cousin Larry ! 1966 @ Dayton and 1967 and 1970 @ Eldora. Have a few shots of the # 20 Chevelle ay KK too... Enjoy !
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  28. butch27
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    Thanks Vegas: He ended up with much better equipment. But had his Demons. Then went to dirt- did great.
     
  29. Rotorranch
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    Clint Smith as a Kid!
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    Rotor
     
  30. Rotorranch
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    Maybe not historic...but another old one of mine. Built at Roscoe Smith's shop maybe 1984?.
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    A 72 Mazda RX-2 with a stock 12A Rotary engine.

    It's one of the 2 race cars I don't still have. The other was a 70 Pontiac I tore up at Senoia Raceway the previous season. LOL

    Rotor
     
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