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    Used one of these in the dealership I worked in. Worked good until you removed the tire then you may have to balance it again if you didn't put it back on in the same spot it was in.
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    Isky Clown

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    Jade Grenade

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    Joe Schubeck

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    Interesting photos as usual, Rootie. Thanks!

    The first photo is of the Kurtis chassis that Air Force General Curtis LeMay had some of his boys put a gas turbine engine in and run some exhibition runs. It took some laps at IMS and also appeared at some national drag racing meets. I believe the car exists pretty much intact today and is in the basement of the IMS museum.

    I'm not sure about the second photo but since the track looks to be paved could this be Thompson, CT; probably around 1941?

    I don't recognize the third photo either but since everyone is wearing heavy coats and jackets it must be somewhere in the east.

    The fourth one is a great shot from Phoenix in 1963 with Johnny Rutherford on pole and Chuck Hulse alongside.

    And the last photo is of the famous Henry and James sprinter which won the 1957 CRA car owners championship. Partners Hank Higuchi and Jim Yoshida had Lujie Lesovsky build the frame and Hank Henry did the body. I believe they built the GMC based engine themselves. This car later made its way to the Midwest and there have been rumors for years about where it might have ended up but as far as I know the car is still MIA.
     
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    The second pic is kind of deceiving, it actually appears to have been a very well groomed dirt track. I don't recognize it and have no idea where it was located. My best guess would be that it was a Midwest fairgrounds horse track that was only rarely used for auto racing, probably IMCA.

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  11. I was thinking only the big blocks had the V emblem.
     
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    Allentown, Pa ?
     
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  13. "Raise yer hand if you think we might get pulled over today in this thing".... ticket.JPG
     
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    Let's see....
    No Windshield, no front bumper, +......
     
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    Not as I remember it. All v-8's got the v. Big blocks also got crossed flags.
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    Wes Cooper roadster in 1942.

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  18. Damn you were a lucky kid.
     
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  19. Simple and black, can't beat it.
     
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  20. Yes, I was a lucky kid. My Dad used to bring home all sorts of oddball Chrysler products. My neighbor was a Chrysler engineer and was one of the testers for the Chrysler Turbine. I never did get a ride in it, but I used to get up every morning just to hear it start up when the guy went to work. Sounded like a somewhat muffled Learjet. One of my other neighbors was a hot rodder. The kid across the street ALWAYS had high performance cars. Just a few blocks away was Woodward Avenue. The Ramchargers were a few blocks from my house. Yes....I was a lucky kid.
     
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    Folks still race on Woodward every day......
     
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    Track appears to be banked,. Aren't horse tracks flat?
     
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