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Event Coverage Hotrod run to Jungle Park Reunion

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tierod, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Sunday, Oct 10th, a bunch of Central Indiana rudders got together and made a run from Indy to Brownburgh, IN to meet up with a few more guys and girls at JOKERR'S shop,( this is his car,
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    that's "Carbon Guy's" "T" on the left and Bill's 37 Coupe on the right).
    We are headed off to western Indiana to attend the Jungle Park Reunion. (I'll explain more Jungle park in a bit.)
    I was there in my van, so Bill graciously invited me to rid along with him in his 37. That;s what is so cool about this hobby.. Joe Kerr drives that bitching Nailhead powered coup everywhere, as does Craig in his "T".
    We headed off to a town called Jamestown, a few miles west to "The Greeks" hotrod shop to meet up with the rest of the group driving out.
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    As you can see, it was a great day.

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    We then continued West, using the back roads to Jungle park Speedway, whicjh is next door to the Turkey Run State park.
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    This is such a kool place, dripping with nostalgia. This is the entrance.
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    We were able to park and display our cars together.. great bunch of cars showed up..
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    Once in the park, I started my tour around the vintage race cars thate were parked on the old banking of the track.

    Before I post race car pics, here's a bit of information on the Speedway. See the link below..
    http://historicindiana.weebly.com/jungle-park-speedway.html
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    OK, now some race car photos.. :)
    This is called "The Ghost of Jungle park"...
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    They are parked on the banking of the original track, and the dirt portion was the lower track.
     
  2. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,874

    KoolKat-57
    Member
    from Dublin, OH

    Great rod run, really neat place, awesome race cars!
    Thanks for the tagalong!
    KK
     
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  3. More....
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    We actually got to take a lap of the track...in our hotrods, then they fired up the race cars and drove them around too.

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    heres a few of the m running...
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    Well, let me tell you, it was a great day.. Good friends, just the best ride out there (thanks bill) and good old race cars, what a event...

    TIEROD....



    PS: Pictures copywrited... All rights reserved. These photograph may not be reproduced in any form without the permission of the author.
    Permission may be obtained by sending a written request ....
     
  4. Speedwrench
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,014

    Speedwrench
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    A couple of old timers who drove sprinters I crewed had raced at Jungle Park and used to tell some hair raising stories about the place.

    I think the idea of combining a rod run with a nostalgia race car event is too neat for words.

    Thanks for posting.

    Tie rod - Do you happen to know if the "Greek's '' hot rod shop might happen to be Lee Osborne's old place?
     
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  5. Donald A. Smith
    Joined: Feb 19, 2011
    Posts: 273

    Donald A. Smith
    Member
    from Brook In.

    I live an Hour North on U. S. 41 I want to Attend next year, Who is a contact Person? Thanks!
     
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  6. Donald A. Smith
    Joined: Feb 19, 2011
    Posts: 273

    Donald A. Smith
    Member
    from Brook In.

    I just seen a picture of Scott Hermanson from Rensselaer In. I have my contact Person!! Thanks!!
     
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  7. Speedwrench: no I don't, let me see If I can find out...
    Tierod..
     
  8. Donald A. Smith: you can follow on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/JungleParkSpeedway/
     
  9. Hot Rod Jerry
    Joined: Oct 23, 2011
    Posts: 205

    Hot Rod Jerry
    Member

    Not much more fun than being on the road with buddies and going to see real dirt track racers.
     
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  10. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    gnichols
    Member
    from Tampa, FL

    Man that's a great collection of cars. I'd really like to attend one of these events some time... is there anything left of the actual track? Gary
     
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  11. Thanks for the pics bud.
     
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  12. gnichols: The lower part of the banking is still there, and some asphalt left, where they converted it. The Race cars are parked of the track, but its over grown with grass.
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    The area to the left of the path is the track, the trees were there in the race days, off the track, wack-o into a tree or the Creek... The path is part of the track too..
     
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  13. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    AHotRod
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    Looks like a blast !
     
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  14. Here's a picture from FB page of Indiana Racing Memorial Association - IRMA
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    "From T Ivan Jerome: In honor of the Jungle Park Reunion this past weekend, here is a pic of Gene Alldredge of Princeton, IN piloting Jimmy Wilburn "Wilburn's Jewel" #39 at Jungle Park. Photo courtesy of the Alldredge family. A great looking sprint car."
    Here's some that "Carbon Guy" Craig, found:
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  15. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
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    wicarnut
    Member

    VERY KOOL ! Thank-you for posting !
     
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  16. 23buckethead
    Joined: Apr 2, 2012
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    23buckethead
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    from Kokomo,in

    It was a great trip. One of the best locations for a show that I've been to.


    Road Kings cc
     
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  17. 23buckethead
    Joined: Apr 2, 2012
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    23buckethead
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    from Kokomo,in

  18. Old Rod
    Joined: Dec 5, 2004
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    Old Rod
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    from Brazil, IN

    Perfect day great cars and people. Thanks for posting pics.
     
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  19. 35chevymaster
    Joined: May 20, 2006
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    35chevymaster
    Member
    from indiana

    Thanks for posting
     
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  20. 23buckethead: Thanks for sharing, got this shot of you cruising the track..
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    TIEROD....
     
  21. 30modelacoupe
    Joined: Nov 1, 2006
    Posts: 359

    30modelacoupe
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    Great Pics! That is an awesome place, love the old race cars. Great Hot Rods too. I'd love to attend next year, if I can.
     
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  22. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker
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    very Cool - Thanks
     
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  23. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

    Very cool, thank you for the photos!

    @porknbeaner check this out!
     
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  24. Yes, the Greeks shop is Lee's old place
     
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  25. Speedwrench
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
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    Speedwrench
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    Thanks for the comeback. It's good to know that the tradition of the Village Smithy is still alive.
     
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  26. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
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    rd martin
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    from indiana

    thanks for posting these, will have to make it next year!
     
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