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remembering old speed shops

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

  1. PA-IndianRider
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    B & R , S & A and Brougher's Speed Shop in Pittsburgh, PA
     
  2. Big_John
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    from Upstate NY

    Generous Jack's and Auto Finishers in Syracuse, NY!

    I had a number of Friday "almost quitting time" barley pops with the guys at Jack's back in the seventies.
     
  3. Howeird46Chev
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    Would love to see some pics. of the old Stricks Speed Shop in D.C. and the Golden Mood drag car that they sponsered.....
     
  4. prpmmp
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    Took a ride back to my old haunt and took some pics of K+G Speed Shop in Broomall Pa. I believe it was opened in the 60,s in Havertown Pa. then moved to it,s current location in the 70,s or 80,s.The Speed shop is around back and was busy and well stocked(had to buy a couple of items) and The front is the model train store. Cool Stuff!! Pete



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  5. AHotRod
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    Must be more info out there ....
     
  6. al bundy
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    anybody remember national speed center in san jose,,, on san carlos st:cool:
     
  7. turdytoo
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    Eddies Auto Supply-Fresno Speed Center-Competition Auto Parts-in Fresno.
     
  8. GLASS BUCKEYE
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    Toledo Ohio in the 50's and 60's it was Flash Baumans at Dorr and Secor.Open 24 hours 7 days a week.With garbage cans and hubcaps outside it was lit up at night bright as day.Roy had it all from blue dots to cams and manifolds.I still have my Fenton intake and headers for my flat 6 plymouth.Roys dad Val lived on my street and would go by in 2nd gear with the cluth a slipping.New clutch every year!I think the old great stuff upstairs got sold in the 70's.
     
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  9. LongT
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    OK an old thread but how about J&F in Saddle Brook, NJ or Coast Auto in Hackensack, NJ. I worked at the warehouse that Coast owned in 1970. Or B&T I forget the town but not real far from Palisades Park.

    Bill
     
  10. 59 brook
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    hey 40 streetrod i think a guy named vic use to work there . any memories of him
     
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  12. thebronc4019
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    In the seventies there was an "Honest Charley's" on route #35 in Hazlet, N.J.
     
  13. Dale Fairfax
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    In Flint, Michigan in the early '50s it was The Speed Shop on Fenton Road-run by the "famous" Bill Waddill. He closed up to be replaced by Ogorek's (sp?) Kustom Equipment on Richfield Road-known for it's Kustom Tunnel Tube Headers.
     
  14. gmpartsgod
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    on long island n.y.
    motion performance
    the drag shops
    musclecar speed shops
    s&k speed
    k&M SPEED
     
  15. Hotrodbuilderny
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    Here's ours from 72 until around 2000.Racemaster Speed Equipment, was formerly Kook's Headers.
     

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  16. 56shoebox
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    Let's not forget Wally Lynn Racing Engines in Port Reading, NJ
     
  17. tommy
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    OK 3 years and nobody mentioned any Wash D.C. speed shops...

    Stricks auto parts 14th st probably the oldest. Burnt down in the 68 riots.
    Douglas speed and sport. Silver Spring, Md
    G&M performance started in and old gas station and grew into a major east coast wholesaler.
    S&S in Falls Church Va. IIRC sponsor of many gassers.
    Speed Unlimited
    there was one in Beltsville, Md. Hot rod shop???

    Ive got brain lock and can't recall all of them or their names. WE didn't have to go very far for parts.:D I'll add them as they come to me. Donnie can probably add a few.
     
  18. Nemosgarage
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    Dyno tech in Ridgewood Queens built a 69 dodge charger for a friend back in the day. Those were the days of racing, the dealerships had racing cars like Myrtle Pontiac on Fresh Pond rd. or it might have been Myrtle Motors. I do not recall the name of the car though.
     
  19. ACE Speed Shop, S.Tryon St. Charlotte,

    Buck Baker had a place off S. Blvd for awhile, also

    Ralph Moody's off Freedom Drive
     
  20. JT Apperson
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    Custom Speed Shop. Located on Maine Ave. Wash. DC
    As I recall Courtney Scot was the owner and also did a little drag racing..JT
     
  21. AChopped1950ford
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    Yep, Baumans, loved going there, wish it was still here.
     
  22. AChopped1950ford
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    Toledo , Ohio in the 70's, The Old Man's on Main street, Dale Johnson's 1968 427 corvette. tumblr_pt0lliPmY71y9hlceo1_1280.jpg
     
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  23. Cliff Ramsdell
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    Competition Speed Speciality
    51 Water Street
    Torrington, CT.

    Joe Manes, the owner had a ‘33 Willy’s, blown 392 (454” if I remember correctly)Hemi, B&J transmission. Hemi A1 blocks stacked up in the back room of his speed shop.
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    PV Performance Center
    Nashua, NH.

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    These have been inside my toolbox since it was new, 1981.

    Cliff Ramsdell
     
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  24. Satyr
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    Specialty Speed Shop, Florissant, Missouri. Anyone remember it?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  25. corncobcoupe
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    Couch's Speed Shop and United Auto Supply in Desmoines
     
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  26. RidgeRunner
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    from Western MA

    Sandy's on Rt 66 just out of Northampton MA. Was old time and still had plenty of old time stock when I started going there in late 50's. Up until a few years ago the old "office" was still standing after it closed and the old storage buss's were long gone. Everything gone now.

    Ed
     
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  27. AChopped1950ford
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    Toledo, Ohio, The Old Man's Speed shop, 1969 or 1970. 10649783_791089950954661_9030019679434652370_n.jpg
     
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  28. els
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    GREAT THREAD, YES THERE WAS ALOT OF SHOPS IN ARIZONA, RUNDLE'S SPEED GOODIES, WILKY'S AUTOMOTIVE, GOOSIC SPEED SHOP, ALL GONE NOW. PROGRESS, RIGHT! WILKY'S CLOSED FOR A LIGHT RAIL TRAIN. GOOSIC CLOSED DOWN FOR NEW BUILDINGS, RUNDLE'S SPEED GOODIES WAS OUT FOR NEW FREEWAY.
     
  29. '34 Terraplane
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    from Western PA

    Custom Speed Center - Callery PA.
    (Dave Miller photo)
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  30. rfraze
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    Custom Automotive in Dallas. Hot Rod Exchange - Dallas. Harry's Hot Rod Shop - Grand Prairie.
     
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