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Folks Of Interest the Allison and Red Farmer story

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 59 brook, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. 59 brook
    Joined: Jun 12, 2005
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    being a transplant to hollywood fl ,i am always interested in the history of things around here (what little is left) and i was wondering if anyone could enlighten me about their south florida history. everything i read begins as they are leaving this area to head towards alabama. you never know as davey allison i think was about the same age as my wife and I , and it turned out that she knew one of harvey Crane of Crane cams daughters and went to school with her
     
  2. Old NASCAR royalty. HRP
     
  3. anthony myrick
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  4. I have nothing to add to this thread but you reminded me about how I used to have a set of 427 Ford SK heads that Red Farmer used to run on one of their NASCAR engines. Haven't heard that name in years.
     

  5. B.A.KING
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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    Red farmer is still racing dirt. he was born in Nashville tn. I think it is the book on Bobby Allison that has the whole early history. well worth reading if you are a fan of the Alabama Gang
     
  6. Red is in his 80s, still racing on the 1/3 mile dirt track at Eastaboga AL near the Talladega Speedway.
     
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  7. dirty old man
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    Think it was very early 60's, but Bobby and Donnie Allison raced super mods, then known as "Skeeters" @ the Peach Bowl Speedway on Howell Mill Rd. in ATL, GA. It was an almost flat 1/5 mile, billed as 1/4 mile asphalt track. The announcer said they were from Hallandale, FL. I remember they alwayhs ran towards the front, but never any wild, balls out fights for the win.
     

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