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History Vintage "Cageless" Midget Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by KKx125, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. JOHN EVANS
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    100 lapper Langhorne, Pa. 1961

    Cotton Farmer - #8 Harry Hespell Offy
    Bill Homeier - #5 Darrell-Villa Offy
     

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  7. Buildy
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    Thanks John Evans,

    I love the old photos!
     
  8. moe#69
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    Love this shot!:eek:
     

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    The last of my EMMR pictures
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  13. Bob Cicconi
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    Just saw those photos Lee and John posted. Neat! I knew that photo wasn't me as soon as I saw the hair! :)
     
  14. Bob Cicconi
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    Moe: Sorry about that- You posted the photos, not Lee. Yes- that was me in the 59, I think at Milwaukee Mile. Nice bunch of photos! It brings back a lot of neat memories!
     
  15. moe#69
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    Jim Dieter, Was hoping you might know who is driving? I just cant remember that helmet? What you think? :confused:

    Bob, Glad you liked the photos of you. Will keep A eye open for more. :)
     

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  16. Jim Dieter
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    Looks like Mac to me.

     
  17. monkaz
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    Midget Hall of Famer, Mike O'Halloran in the Householder Offy at Walsh Stadium in 1947.
     

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  18. Buildy
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    Thanks monkaz,

    Where was Walsh Stadium located?
     
  19. Frye jr
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    St Louis Mo-- They ran every Tuesday night after the war. All the big names, and they would have standing room only came every week.
     
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    Another Champion from the St. Louis area, Danny Frye in the George Middleton Offy. This beautiful car was originally built by, living legend A.J. Watson, for Norm Hall.
     

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  22. Buildy
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    Great photo of a really sharp car,thanks monkaz!
     
  23. BZNEIL
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    I like how they used the original rear radius rod mount for the nerf bar and added a new updated single rear radius rod in the back. Any idea what year the picture would have been taken. I have never seen a picture of a single tube frame car with that type of rear suspension.
     
  24. monkaz
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    I would guess around 1966-67. I am sure Danny Jr. will provide a precise answer.
     
  25. Surfref32
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    Monkaz, Thank you for posting these beautiful high quality pictures. I love them!

    Also, I've often wondered what the old Elto Powered Midget race cars sounded like and thought I might never find out. I just found out by accident and I think it sounds pretty damn cool!! If you're at all curious or just want to see/hear one run, check out this video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KZOxQenaq0&feature=related
     
  26. racer4565
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    Gentlemen
    New to site. I would like to talk to Rosco that was asking a question about Floyd Blakely on page 73 of this thread. I think I know the history on the Midget pictured.

    Thanks
     
  27. Frye jr
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    Monkaz---Where did you find that picture? You were close it was taken on Memorial Day weekend 1967. The next weekend we ran St Charles Speedway in St Louis. Dad had just set fast time and we think a rod end broke in the middle of 3 and 4. Dad hit the fence and had all 4 wheels up on the wall. Then it hit a gate opening and just stoped and started to flip down the bank. On one of the flips it stuck the role bar all the way in the mud with Dad's elbow under the role bar. He ended up with a cruched left elbow, a broken back and kneck. He came back in September better than ever. I hate to tell you but AJ Watson didn't build that car George Shalia did. Per Mr Watson he never built a midget. Dad said that was one of the best midget he ever drove. It wasn't the same when they put a cage on it. Thank You for the kind words he was always my hero
     
  28. monkaz
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    Danny,

    Thanks for setting me straight on the builder of that car. I don't know why George never took credit for building such a nice car?
     
  29. Buildy
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    Is it possible that AJ Watson did some modifcation or rebuilding of the car?
     
  30. monkaz
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    Fred "Jiggs" Peters tosses Charlie Nagy's Offy into the corner at Wms. Grove in 1956.
     

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