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History SUNDAY SUNDAY at Aquasco Speedway

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by schwinn1, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. rbrewer
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    Here is a photo montage my cousins wife made of some photo's of my Uncle Conway and his rail, with some Aquasco memory's included.
    He went by "Conny" or "C.T.", he was a body shop manager at Monroe Ford in Silver Spring MD., and also a WW II veteran earning a CIB and Bronze Star. I'm sorry I wasn't able to see him race, my cousin has some more photo's I'll post when I can. I recall the engine was an injected Ford 351 ( hope I recall correctly) and he had an account with a local ( Silver Spring )auto parts store with very little mark up on the parts. This would have been mid to late 60's thru mid 70's, when I saw the dragster, around 1975, it had a 6 cyl ( I recall a time when there were " econo rails") and it had a pass. car header, more or less upside down. UncleConway.jpeg
     
  2. X-cpe
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    When I saw that picture the name Brewer popped into my head. Then I read your post. I worked next door at Loving Chevrolet. One of the guys there (Jerry) was partners in a stock car with a guy (Bill) at Monroe. Jerry's truck broke down and they recruited a young guy with a pick up to help move the car. That's when I met Brewer. That body shop was a dungeon in the basement.
    In the mid 60's Brewer was racing out of a 35'x35' cinder block garage in Ashton with an asphalt floor and stand up storage in the attic. When Brewer built a garage at his house (67?) Jerry and Bill took over the rental of the Ashton garage.
    My memories of his dragster are that he was running a 289 that had several sleeved cylinders and he was building a Boss 302 for it. His son had a lightened up early Falcon with probably a 289, maybe a 302, that he allowed people to believe was a 260 when he street raced.
    Brewer also had a company called Brewer Proformance. Don't know if he actually did work or if it was to get discounts. I may still have a card tucked away somewhere.
     
  3. Great story, X-cpe. Thanks for the history.
     
  4. .........Hope you can find that card and post up a scan or picture of it.:).........Thanks, Don.
     
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  5. rbrewer
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    Great info- thank you!, I didn't get to know my Uncle ( my Dads' brother) as much as I would have liked to. You helped fill in some big blanks , his son ( my cousin Jimmy ) did have a Falcon-which I think is the push car in the photo's. I recall Loving Chevrolet - later Martins ( at E/W Hwy - Colesville Rd) my Aunt ( my Mom's younger sister) worked at Loving in the dealer exchange dept. I'd appreciate if you could post the card!
     
  6. I love it when memories get jogged and someone posts up great stories from the past like this. So cool that X-cpe was able to fill in some missing Family history.:)........Don.
     
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  7. rbrewer
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    Here's a key chain from Loving Chevrolet, as I said, my Aunt Polly ( my Mom's younger sister) worked at Loving, I recall my Mom taking me to eat lunch - with my Aunt -at the Peoples Drug store lunch counter ( late 1960's) across E/W Hwy from the dealership.
     

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  8. Post up your memories of Aquasco or cruising the Hot Shoppes or Mighty Mo in the Maryland area.
     
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  9. Very cool Don, thanks buddy !:cool::cool::):)
     
  10. X-cpe
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    X-cpe




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    • I've got one of those in my tool box mox-nix drawer. They also had another one that said, "Chevrolet makes the car, Loving makes the difference."
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  11. ^^^Very cool^^^:)
     
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  12. Love this shot of Malcolm's car.:cool:
     
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  13. ....Same here. Even though this shot isn't at Aquasco, it seems appropriate since Aquasco was pretty much his "home track".
     
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  14. .....MIR Hall of Fame Class of 2010.
     
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  15. ....Color image of the car. Stegman wood Danielson ALTERED.jpg
     
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  16. Any one have a pictures of Carl heggies willys pickup sponsored by big Ed’s speed shop
     
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  17. Found these on the interweb



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  18. Thanks
     
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