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remembering old speed shops

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by matt Delio, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. matt Delio
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 64

    matt Delio

    old speed shops in new jersey, eastern pa, long island. Do you remember any of them?? I sometimes ride past an area and think of a hot rod shop or speed shop that used to be there, just wondering later, matt.:confused:
  2. bubba67
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,796

    from NJ

    I remember Performance Centers of America and also Vaniderstine performance, both on St George Ave around Rahway, NJ. Both been gone about 20 years now.
  3. Hub Auto Supply,Commonwealth ave.Boston Mass,i used to look in there windows and dream,1950.s also Carl Carpenters,Concord Mass.he used to have a small speed shop set up in his Dads dairy barn,open from 5-9 pm used to specialize in 40 Fords,he must have bought every one in the area ,had to have 20 of them,mostly 2 dr. sedans and coupes,1950,s amazing.
  4. I remember a speed shop in Ridgewood Queens on Bklyn border Called Top Speed Flathead specialstist, it was on cooperAve near Knickerbocker Ave.
    when I was a kid i used to look in the window and drool over the duel and tri carb Manif. and high compression heads, also Square speed shop in Floral Park with Ray Bop and his hot 41 chevy.

  5. 69Chevelle454
    Joined: Nov 6, 2010
    Posts: 350

    from Texas

    While we are at it how about Speed Shops in the Dallas, Fort Worth area in Texas. Any famous ones from the 50's-70's?
  6. There was a small speed shop in Hemstead during the 60's. It was accross the street from the Caldaroan movie house. I wish I could remember the name?
  7. skids 56
    Joined: Mar 20, 2011
    Posts: 8

    skids 56

    Anyone remember Dynotech in Ridegwood Queens, or Dino's Speed World in Woodside N.Y. Dont forget Vitar Transmission also! Those were the days....
  8. subdajj
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
    Posts: 174


  9. rjaustin421
    Joined: May 1, 2009
    Posts: 337


    G&D Speed East was on Ronkonkoma Avenue Lake Ronkonkoma just south of the LIRR station and the building is still there.

    Eastern Speed in Patchogue owned by George Payton- when it went out my father bought a trailer full of stuff for $500 and turnrd it over real fast for a few dollars. I was only 14 or so but recall a lot of floor shifters and a bunch of engine/trans adaptors for all kinds of combinations, I thought to myself who the heck would want these things. Of course that was 1964 or 1965....
  10. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,786


    I have many of them listed on the web site at Nostalgic Racing Decals

    Hope they bring back some sweet memories from the good old days of racing.

  11. 59 brook
    Joined: Jun 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,017

    59 brook

    van iderstine also on hylan blvd in staten island
    central jersey speed
    pca in nj & L I
    rahway speed shop
    new york speed in staten island
    s & k speed
  12. matt Delio
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 64

    matt Delio

    Frank Delroys in bordentown- Ben Pilla on 206 towards trenton-Al Docherty, Mr. Speed in Camden, Ben Pilla in Burlington, Marty and Joe, Morleys speed center- Rich Morley Trenton Speed- Andy Kish, Sutton Speed Shop- Moorsetown see Dave, and a host of others see if you can remember some of them. thanks, matt.:cool::cool:
  13. Bobert
    Joined: Feb 21, 2005
    Posts: 820

    Member Emeritus

    Don's Speed Shop, Plainfield and LaGrange Road. Was either in McCook or LaGrange, Il. Still owes my brother-in-law a cam, or so I'm told, but after about 50 years I think he's SOL.
  14. See my avatar...Oldest in Texas..from 1948 until the 70s
  15. flatoutflyin
    Joined: Jun 16, 2010
    Posts: 385


    Anyone remember this place? This label was on an Edmunds cylinder head box at the Springfield OH swap meet yesterday.

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  16. big-daddy-george
    Joined: Feb 10, 2008
    Posts: 180

    from New York

    Joe Barzda's California Speed & Sport in New Brunswick,N.J.
  17. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,572

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

    Bell & Gaines in Modesto California still in operation:D
  18. 40streetrod
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 477

    from nj

  19. 40streetrod
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 477

    from nj

    Rodger's Speed Shop in Garwood NJ - still there
    Thomson Speed Shop - St George Ave
    Don's Speed Shop on Rt1 before moving into the warehouse
    and let's not forget
    Heads Up on Rt1 Edison - that was a fun place in the 70's
    and there was Quick Tool who wasn't to much a speed shop but built cars in the back of the shop and still at it in Middlesex nj
  20. DustBuster
    Joined: Oct 21, 2011
    Posts: 3

    from FL

    S&K for sure, Dynotech in Queens (Fresh Pond Rd.) did all of Brooklyn Heavy's cars. I even worked on the car pictured below! You'll see the DynoTech sicker on the 'C' pillar. Atlantic avenue Speed (whose owner Vinnie had a 427 Maverick)were all on the top or their game. Also Dino, the Golden greek had a bad azz Chevelle running out of his Queens Blvd speed shop.

  21. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 5,157

    from CO & WA

    Does Mike's Early Iron of Pasadena CA qualify.
    I met Mike a couple of times.
  22. BOBBYA312
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 140

    from Ala

    Wally Taylor's Speed Sport in Birmingham Al. on 3rd ave. in Central park in the 60's and early 70's
  23. mikesea
    Joined: May 26, 2012
    Posts: 3


    ISLAND PORTING.1970's and 80's.Cross Bay Blvd.Broad Channel,Queens New York.The ran at National Speedway ,Long Island ,and Englishtown. Joe the jap,69 ,orange SS convert.mustang Russ,66 stang,and AMX.Javlin Joe.Pete Kenny had a 69 Z/28 NOT EVEN CLOST TO TOCK and a 67 Z/28.Jimmy the Mag 57 chev.Shop also had a rail,and way too many customers to get this old brain going.Was an awesome time,only wish I could turn the clock back.
  24. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    Home of the Daytona 500. Bill France' garage on Main Street Daytona Beach, Florida.
    Now a biker bar.
    The hotel where the actual Daytona 500 rules and plans were made is now a Gay hotel on A-1-A. Is nothing sacred ?

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  25. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,081


    Almquist in Milford, PA. 10-4-1963. Bought complete balanced 396 Crankshaft Co. Flathead Stroker Kit with Jahn's pistons and Grant rings plus bearings for $238. I was 20 years old making $2.15 an hour.

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  26. gtoeasy64
    Joined: Nov 13, 2008
    Posts: 146


    Roy's speed shop in Hellam,Pa..... (east of York,Pa)
    Where Charlie Hill worked and kept the Filthy Forty Willys.
    Later it became a 4x4 place.... that sucked.
  27. kwoodyh
    Joined: Apr 11, 2006
    Posts: 641


    Marvel Auto Stores @ 2639 Atlantic in Brooklyn, NY. Ad in 1959 Speed Age magazine selling Edelbrock, Offy, Mallory, Douglas Split exhaust systems(?) and Smithy' mufflers! Phone DI 5-6982!
  28. mikesea
    Joined: May 26, 2012
    Posts: 3


    kwoodyh,guess you frequented the races on Conduit,crossbay blvd and FOUNTAIN AVE.behind the ol TSS store.
  29. 00-DIRT
    Joined: Apr 24, 2008
    Posts: 80


    There was one in Elyria, Oh called S.O.S. My brother told me the guy wouldnt sell you anything if he didnt, think it would work. Maybe thats why he closed up.
  30. terrarodder
    Joined: Sep 9, 2005
    Posts: 1,101

    from EASTERN PA

    Coopers speed shop in Allentown, Pa. also Sell-Perk ford in Quakertown. A guy named Racer Brown in Allentown operated out of a used car lot. bought my first duel carb intake for an Olds. from him in 54.

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