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VINTAGE SHOTS FROM DAYS GONE BY! (Part 2)

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    After serving four years in the South Pacific during WWII, Jack McAfee returned to the dry lakes in 1947 driving a sprint car he purchased from 12 time Indy 500 participant Babe Stapp, and clocked 122.95 on El Mirage.



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    Because the sprint car was classified as a streamliner, it competed directly with the V8 belly-tank "lakesters" which were far more powerful and streamlined. Wanting to gain points for the Throttlers, McAfee switched to a different engine class using a highly modified Studebaker "Champion" straight six motor. The combination was effective and earned him the high points award in 1952.
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    Bet that 55 Olds didn’t look this good at the end of the race..
     
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    1916 - Engine 21 at SW 5th Ave. & Oak St.
     
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    1929 - E Burnside & Union Ave.
     
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    Looks like the "kid" got a little older....
     
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    September 1945 - Christening of the SS Brainerd Victory. She was later sold for private use and renamed the SS P&T Voyager and later the SS Smith Voyager. In 1964 she sank while being towed to be refurbished.
     
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    Thinking back to this statement of one chain for steering and one chain to drive, I must assume the rear axles of those old vehicles were solid axles. Not spider gear setups that would allow tire with least traction to spin.
     
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