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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wicarnut, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. wicarnut
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    How about us old race car guys post some pics of cars they owned, drove or crewed on. thread might get flamed as most of us participated in any type after 1964 as I was 16 in 64, street raced some (64-70) there might a few left. I grew up in a racing family, participant into my 40's last active year 1991 ( Many Great Memories, Priceless) and came back to car hobby. A few of mine to get it started.
     
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  2. porknbeaner
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    I have crewed on a new old race car. LOL

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    The cars I crewed on in the '70s were late model and I don't have any pics of my old door slammer from when I was in high school. Wish I did.
     
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    1961-1962 (Black and White car above became tow car.)
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    1964-1967 (same car as above different lettering)
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  8. wicarnut
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    IMG_0573.JPG Pic from my collection, Dad's car on cover of Wisconsin racing book recently published, pic from 1949, driver Johnny Dietz. I thought this would be a Good Pic post from members past history, street racer's, drag racer's, vintage(all types) dirt, pavement dizzy track guy's like myself.
     
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  9. Dad's #93 and my #2, 1947, and 1948 Kurtis midgets.

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  10. Speedwrench
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    The parking lot of the Speedway Shopping Center, Speedway, Indiana. Doing tech for the Nations at Raceway Park. Early sixties.
     
  11. Paul
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    Never had a designated race car before,
    But they have all been crude
     
  12. wicarnut
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    Any old race car Pic's, any type, street, drag, vintage, boat, dizzy track from members past, love the Pic threads here. Pic , the start of a life long car addiction, a Great thing !
     
  13. wicarnut
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    HAMB Pic posts are the Best, I'm surprised, not much participation here, the Majority of car guys I know were involved in racing of some type. OLD Racer saying, "The Older We Get, The Faster We Were" LOL, it does not really matter as the years tend to blur the stories/fun/adventures together anyway. I'm happy I had the fore-site to document my history, figured, if I end up just another Old Goof at the bar and nobody believes me, I'll go home and get my pictures/articles. Ironically, I quit drinking in 1984, Now just an Old Goof in general and pretty versatile, can talk silly/stupid sober. LOL C'MON Guys POST YOUR PIC'S, I wanna see some history here
     
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  14. porknbeaner
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    My newest toy was is a race car built from '48 to '52 and raced both land speed and early drag from '52 to '55 or '56. Anyway I guess that it probably counts as an old race car. 4B42F833-1A08-4335-9181-B75E810460F9.jpeg DAEF049C-73E5-44A6-9DC5-61A72E40A354.jpeg 3716A660-6BB4-4D6A-ADED-8916DD278ED3.jpeg

    Its really not much of a car but I like it, it makes all 5'9" of me look like a big man.
     
  15. I am too young (36) to have crewed on any H.A.M.B. friendly. But these are a few members of family have crewed for or built

    My Great Uncle Don Wyel (In Car) crewed for Sam Car on this A.A.A. Big Car (Indy Car)
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    My father Willard crewed on Bill Roese's 1956 ford late model number 28 312 Y-block.
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    Photo from-http://www.midstateantiquestockcarclub.com/waterloo_chuck_brownell_photos_page_2.html

    After my working with Bill my dad built several cars, This is his first fully car complete and only H.A.M.B. friendly car 64 Chevelle.
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    I am currently building a true vintage stock car.
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  16. porknbeaner
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    I probably should not mention this but the '64 Chevelle is probably my favorite Chevy, and I have owned a lot of Chevys. The post car is a unicorn (yea I can see that this in not a post car). I think they were the mainstay of southern short track racing for a while.

    @Robert J. Palmer cool car by the way. You have a family to be proud of. ;)
     
  17. wicarnut
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    PORKNBEANER Quote, I probably should not mention this but the '64 Chevelle is probably my favorite Car. Beaner, I also was a Chevy guy as a kid, 57 210 sedan, 56 Bel Air ragtop, 58 Impala Impala ragtop, 64 Impala SS, 65 Impala SS, a few Fords thrown in, Pontiac Bonneville rag top and a Plymouth Sport Fury, around 70, my first adult/family type car. My favorite Chevelle is 66/67, here in Wi. the Chevelle was/is the main car for the local Stock car class, still are using the Metric frame in classes including the IMCA mod type chassis I believe.
     
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  18. Thank you for the complement.

    A funny story about that car-

    My dad built that car using a maroon two hard top 4 speed car. He had been driving a maroon 64 two hard top SS 4 speed that he traded for a brand new 1970 El Camino. He traded just before he started to build the race car. Since both cars were maroon 64 hard tops everyone in town was sure he cut up his SS for a stock car. Leading him to put SS badges on the dash.
    He still has people tell him "I can't believe you cut up that SS for that stock car!"
     
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  19. Slicks
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    from denison tx

    Heres tw0 from 1956
     

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  20. 1934coupe
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    Pictures are from Day 1 (1962) they built it in 5days and nights, 005 is picture I took (1962/63) of my 2 best and oldest friends who owned and built car, next at Dover 63/64 then Indy 64. Then at the 8th Dover nostalgia drags in 2016. Brother Mike and I finished restoring the car to the way it looked in 64/65 and have raced in every Dover nostalgia drags since they started in 2009 when we finished the car.

    Dedicated to Willie the Welder Feyh, Dave Daly, Ray Kobel, Frank Cali and Jack Merkel.

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    Not me but my older brother tuned and helped on this car.
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    from ohio

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    Chet Rutlege driving Pete Crockers # 36 car before the started using # 3X.
    Probably about 1964. Pete allowed us to use # 36 on our 54 Chevy Bomber
    driven by Bo Hammond. These cars ran at Golden Gate speedway in Tampa Fla.
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  25. porknbeaner
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    I have owned a lot of '62-'64 Impalas, most of them I didn't own very long. No motor/tranny cars in that time frame could be had pretty cheap (actually not about half a weeks wages for me back then) and I always had a small block and some sort of transmission around. Toss it together cheap drive it for a week or two and make two weeks wages to add to what I had for the month. LOL

    @wicarnut I bought a '64 SS car cheap in the early '70s. It was a 283 powerslip car from the factory. But it was a genuine SS car. I knew where there was a wrecking yard that had just got a '69 Z car in, the old guy told me I could have the entire wrecked Camaro for 35 bucks. I told him all I wanted was the engine and tranny. He said that will still be 35 bucks, you pull what you want and I'll keep the rest. The 302 4 speed made my little Malibu skoot. Cheapest hot rod I ever built and I am strictly a low budget guy. :0

    If I could find a solid specimen that I could afford I would build another. It would probably be a 396 car though, I have most of a 396 and a '64 Chevelle would be perfect.

    We came east from Oregon I a '67 327 4 speed car. It was a plain jane 2 door hardtop, all the way to the cloth bench seat, poverty cap plain jane car. It was a blast to drive.
     
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  26. Dave Gray
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    I love these vintage photos and recollections of days gone by.
    Please keep them coming...........
     
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  27. wicarnut
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    Love Pic's and stories from peoples past, I bumped this thread up
     
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    Wish I could join in the fun, but back when I started [1971] I spent my money on car parts not on film lol Larry
     
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  29. nochop
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    My Dad around 1962, probably taken at Minnesota Dragways. The plaque is on his coupe that I have now 7992CF09-6A42-4D56-9E30-6F3EA9724CC7.jpeg C610C9F3-CA07-4F2F-83D3-21001987F454.jpeg
     
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