Register now to get rid of these ads!

History Historic Stock Car Photos

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

  1. k9racer
    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
    Posts: 3,091

    k9racer
    Member

    for the photos/history in the N J area call or contact Ace Lane jr.. His dad took great photos from the early 50s to his death. His son jr is a great photo man on his on. The next thing is contact Bill Erb with the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Association. Last write a letter to the Vintage Stock car Mag/ Victory lane Mag to Dan Davis. He might publish it maybe get you some results. Good Luck.... Bobby....
     
  2. thank you so much for all of your information!!!
     
  3. Nitro Pontiac
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 112

    Nitro Pontiac
    Member
    from Wisconsin

    Nobody has heard of Bill Forbes?
     
  4. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,827

    Jimbo17
    Member

    How cool would it be to see one of the sectioning groups start up a class of stock cars that the bodies had to look like they did back in the 50's but with sealed crate engines?

    The bodies would have to appear just as they were in the 50's but undated with newer safety features.

    The idea came to me watching all the groups that are running the nostalgic drag racing events with gassers that also must be just the way they were in the 60's with no electronics other the the tach.

    There are a ton of short circle tracks running on Saturday nights and I just wonder if something like this might just catch on with stock car fans.

    Just my opinion. Jimbo
     
  5. racer_dave
    Joined: Nov 16, 2012
    Posts: 206

    racer_dave
    Member

    There is a class very similar to that in the IL, WI, IN area. Cars/chassis have to be older than a certain date with steel bodies. But since there are a lot of different chassis configurations they have to have varying weight rules for chassis type. They don't run killer hard since the cars can't really be replaced, but they do race and its a pretty good show.
     
  6. Some local history re: the old M59 Speedway near Pontiac Michigan. The below text and pictures are from a local historian. I went to that track several times with my dad as a young kid, in the mid/late 50s. It is long gone.

    "... these pictures and text are from the White Lake History book "IN REMEMBRANCE". The Pontiac Speedway was located on M-59 at Cranberry Lake, 3 miles west of the Pontiac airport. Robert D Amos owned the speedway, which was a 1/4 mile track adjacent to a picnic park on the shore of Cranberry Lake. Today Cranberry Lake Mobile Home park sits on the racing site which brought thrills and chills to the many fans of stock car racing. The race track enjoyed great popularity in the 1950's, when racing fans would come to cheer their favorite drivers to victory. Joy Fair of Pontiac was a regular at the track, as well as a crowd favorite. Ray Farley, Gerald Lafnear and Rusty Kelly of Pontiac were a few drivers who could be found competing against Fred Sutherland, John Le Marbe, Joe Doyle and Johnny Wallace. Others included Dick Price of Union Lake, Bill Hasselle of Troy and Chuck Partello of Rochester. George Moore of Lake Orion won a feature race at the track on July 25, 1954. He nipped Partello in a close finish in the 25 lap event.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Janf777
    Joined: Mar 30, 2014
    Posts: 1

    Janf777
    Member
    from Florida

    There are no pictures... I am kens daughter he died when I was almost 5 I would love to have any pictures or stories you have on him!!
     
  8. k9racer
    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
    Posts: 3,091

    k9racer
    Member

    Jan I am a little lost on your request. What is your dad's full name? It would help if you posted where he raced. The more info you give the nice folks on this thread the more we will be able to help you.. Bobby...
     
  9. Falconred
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 872

    Falconred
    Member


    Ace Lane, now that's a great name from the past. I still remember seeing and enjoying the photos with Ace Lane's byline.
     
  10. SWIGJ
    Joined: Mar 18, 2009
    Posts: 142

    SWIGJ
    Member
    from JASPER GA

    Athens speedway reunion 2014
     

    Attached Files:

  11. SWIGJ
    Joined: Mar 18, 2009
    Posts: 142

    SWIGJ
    Member
    from JASPER GA

    more from the athens reunion
     

    Attached Files:

  12. GrizzGang
    Joined: Jul 26, 2010
    Posts: 149

    GrizzGang
    Member
    from D/FW

    They make fiberglass bodies of the tri-5's .????
     
  13. racer72
    Joined: May 3, 2014
    Posts: 4

    racer72
    Member

    Found this site a few weeks ago, have been enjoying looking at all the pictures. Haven't seen too many from up here in the Northwest but I think I can fix that. I have a lot of pictures from the area, mostly from Spanaway Speedway that I will post. They are in storage now so I will have to dig them out and get them scanned.

    My father drove race cars in the 50's at the old Sea-Tac speedway in what is now Federal Way, Washington. I drove a variety of classes at Spanaway and Olympia-Tenino.

    A friend of mine and former West coast race Don Hall has a site with many pictures from the Northwest and West Coast. I even found a picture of my father driving an old 4 door Studebaker on this site and he gave me a hard time for driving a 4 door Buick figure 8 car.

    http://donhallracing.com/photos.html
     
  14. indybigjohn
    Joined: May 22, 2008
    Posts: 1,713

    indybigjohn
    Member Emeritus

    Welcome to the site, racer72. Bring on you photos.
     
  15. racer72
    Joined: May 3, 2014
    Posts: 4

    racer72
    Member

    qm1.jpg Still trying to find most of my pictures. Did find some from when I drove quarter midgets in California in 1964. Lot different from the quarter midgets of today, no roll cages and just a single shoulder belt to hold the driver in the car. Like the tow vehicle too, a 49 Buick wagon. qm2.jpg qm3.jpg qm4.jpg
     
  16. racer72
    Joined: May 3, 2014
    Posts: 4

    racer72
    Member

    Started life a a 66 Hemi Charger. First picture is opening day at Spanaway Speedway in 1983. 2nd picture is 2 months later.
     

    Attached Files:

  17. Ray C's son
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 410

    Ray C's son
    Member

    Those are some cool pics! Welcome to the thread.

    Kevin
     
  18. Utica-Rome speedway in Vernon, NY allows 57-up bodies on the street stocks and one guy still runs a '57 Chevy. Usually a mid-pack car, blew it up last weekend though.
     
  19. Scott Bennett
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 7

    Scott Bennett
    Member

    Nice collection racer72 and welcome.
     
  20. dmccraryart
    Joined: May 13, 2011
    Posts: 103

    dmccraryart
    Member

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1407171261.870130.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1407171307.706400.jpg a couple of water colors I did a while back - "Bird Bath" and The Darlington Two-Step".


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  21. John McKenzie
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 104

    John McKenzie
    Member

    Nice Dan, very Nice work. Hope too see more in the future. :D
     
  22. dmccraryart
    Joined: May 13, 2011
    Posts: 103

    dmccraryart
    Member

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1407461750.427693.jpg Thanks - how about this - "The Party's Over"....


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  23. k9racer
    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
    Posts: 3,091

    k9racer
    Member

    Do you sell
    Do you sell copys of your water colors?? Thank You
     
  24. dmccraryart
    Joined: May 13, 2011
    Posts: 103

    dmccraryart
    Member

    Sure do!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  25. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,827

    Jimbo17
    Member

    You have to love Utica-Rome speedway in Vernon, NY

    Great old track and plenty of memories.

    Jimbo
     
  26. irace25
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 43

    irace25
    Member
    from NAPA

    Vallejo Speedway 1971.
     

    Attached Files:

    s55mercury66 likes this.
  27. John McKenzie
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 104

    John McKenzie
    Member

    Dan that painting is beautiful. It shows that was one heard earned victory. I don't know who the driver is, sorry. But it looks like it might be a Darlington race.
     
  28. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,827

    Jimbo17
    Member

    The double Decker midget trailer reminds me of one I had just like it back in the late 60's and I purchased mine from a friend who ran 1/4 midgets for his two sons.

    It worked great for caring two karts back and forth to Thompson Speedway, and Bridgehampton Raceway.

    Jimbo
     
  29. dmccraryart
    Joined: May 13, 2011
    Posts: 103

    dmccraryart
    Member

    That was LeeRoy Yabrough, the Spring race at Darlington 1969. Thanks!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  30. John McKenzie
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 104

    John McKenzie
    Member

    Lee Roy Yabrough of course. Thanks Dan, and again beautiful work.
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.