The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by indybigjohn, Aug 28, 2008.
View attachment 852162
View attachment 852163
View attachment 852164
View attachment 852165
First picture is Nile Riddle (Crew Chief), John Marcum (A.R.C.A.), N.D. Copley. Second picture Daytona 1973 lost front hub. Third picture 1973 won the hard luck award. Forth picture Ralph Jones
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Found this pic over at... http://midwestracingarchives.blogspot.com/
Ralph Jones. Haven't heard that name for a while. From Upton, right? Thanks, Copley.
View attachment 853184
View attachment 853185
First arca car at salem First racecar called (the duece)
Here's one for ya' , maybee a little newer , but an oddity at best , a mid sized stock car , run in arca in the mid 80's .....Any guess as to the driver& owner??? We will see who knows
great pictures of N.D. what year was first race car
1962 or 1963 Ran at old hodgenville fairgrounds
Is this Dennis Metdepenningen (hope the spelling is close)? Don't know who the owner was though.
The 77 ARCA car was owned by Charlie & Pat Newby from New Baltimore, MI. The driver is more than likely Dennis Metpennington ( No idea if this the correct spelling ), or a chance it could be Donny LaDuke but I don't think the driver in the picture is tall enough for Donny. How close am I ?
Right on all counts Lugs,I believe chuck told me it was donnie driving the car in the picture...
Kentucky Racers and Fans chevk out kentuckymotorsportshalloffame.com neat website, check out Oldtimers page. Neat photos, and they need Kentucky racing Info.
Just found out that Bill Kimmel Sr., one of the pioneers of stock car racing in the Louisville area, was the recipient of the John Marcum Award, named for the founder of ARCA. He is the father of Frank Kimmel and his crew chief, Bill Sr. He is shown with his grandson, Frank Jr., the latest in the line of winning Kimmel drivers.
Bill Sr. is also one of my oldest friends in racing, one of the first drivers to befriend me when I was selling NSSN in the grandstands at the Jeffersonville (IN) Sportsdrome in 1949, and to support me when I became a racing official in 1961.
Congratulations, old friend...
I got the honor to talk to this man. At Salem Speedsway he took his time to listen to me and asked me some questions. Really a great man.Congrates on his award.
Hey Indybigjohn did you ever find the Taylor County Speedway site? If not you can get to it from the Campbellsville Ky. sit or type in Taylor County Speedway.topix. It is a great thread that is picking up speed. Brings back a lot of memories.
Yes, allstar, I found it. Lot of neat old photos. Even saw Fats Coffey on there.
The pix on the site of Richie Bisig is not actually him. I have a pix of Richie if it is needed.
Anybody have any pics or info on Ralph Clary from Lou,Ky
Heard through the grapevine that this Dodge Charger will be at the Polar Bear 150 on JAN 01, 2010 in Rockingham, NC.
These are pictures from the JAN 1, 2009 race.
Some good footage of him running at the 3:25 time mark
Here are a few of the not as often seen cars:
, , ,
Images look fuzzy when reduced?? Help from those who know....
Looks like this before reduction:
Trying to down size a photo to post:
Looks a little better, may not be as small.
Thanks for posting them!! The #67 Buddy Arrington Imperial is one of my favorite cars!! In fact it is one of my favorite HO scale slot cars in my collection!
I wish I could take credit for painting it. A friend of mine did it for me.
Michigan state fairgrounds,.... (that ain't going to buff out)
The black loop is the windshield with its gasket and the fender hot on it's trail,.... where is that seat belt anyway ?
That red #71 Dodge belongs to a friend of mine. He would be thrilled to know that you like it. The car is owned by Jody Cash out of Dallas Ga and driven by Bobby East
Found this in a shoebox full of misc. junk. Old Hollman Moody post card......
I have heard some say if things had worked out a little differently that Stacy was a better driver than Lorenzen. I won't comment too much as Lorenzen was my hero when I was young.
Don't like to get into personalities, but I recall somebody telling me back in the 60s that Stacy felt like Lorenzen was Holman's "Pet."
May 5, 1957. Gardena Stadium, California. Parnelli Jones in his "Olds 88" convertable getting ready to go out for some hot-lapping.
Separate names with a comma.