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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Joshua Shaw, Jan 17, 2008.
The black #74 belongs to Herb Lederer.
"Ray Kuns Books"??? I just found my dad's copy of The Complete Ray Kuns Auto Racing Book in one of his book cases and just about had a coronary when I opened it!... and there are MORE???!!!
(of course, NOW I look inside the back cover...)
Sorry, I don't have any more info on it. I'll bet someone here on this thread can help.
Yes, it is a great looking race car!
Per your request. The car belongs to Dave Chambers also from Elizabeth, CO. The car started out as a Gambler copy and Dave put a cooler body on it. The thing has some serious HP!
Just got word that another of the 50s/60s Indy roadster drivers has died.....
Bob "Caveman" Christie had been in declining health for the past few months.
Just got back from Grandview speedway and the USAC sprints and ARDC midgets. Great shows! Those of us on the east coast do not see much "topless"racing! Great stuff. Enjoyed the good conversation with Mlight 9.
heres some good footage from the Grandview races, looks like the track was in AWESOME condition!
Does anyone have information/ pics about the Eddie Buckner offy campaigned during the later 40's and 50's?
A bit O/T, but they are open wheel and it is for a good cause. The first annual Harold Leep Jr Memorial at Oklahoma Sports Park, Ada, OK. Vintage Sprints and midgets are welcome also.
The 50/50 winner chooses the Vintage car winner on Saturday night. The video is from the next day
That is one great looking track. What cars do they run weekly?
Were they all cars which Leep had driven? Nice video!
Test is this working?
That P-2 numbered car was designated to be driven by Lloyd Ruby, unfortunately we lost him in March.
They run the regular modern day stock versions, IMCA, IMCA stock and so forth.
It is hard to find a car that Harold Leep Jr drove, and we are building a vintage race car group down here. Since supermodifieds were the standard for so long, they are the backbone of what we are trying to build. We had schedule conflicts this weekend, so our group was small for the first year. We'll get more next year.
Harold Sr is still alive, Harold Jr passed away last year, one year to the day we had this Memorial weekend.
Hey aXe, good to see you here.
Speaking of books with vintage sprint car pics, I would like to highly recomment "Adventures of a 1960's 'Rookie' Sprint Car Owner" by Art Peacock, a very interesting near 90 year old gentleman I met last night at Grundy County Speedway. Art was a low budget sprint owner in the 60s whose drivers included Johnny Rutherford, Tom Bigelow, Bill Puterbaugh, Johnny White and many more. He's a very active race attendee and sells his book at the races to support his passion. It's a great read with some great vintage pics. If you have an opportunity to meet Art at a track, it'll be the best $15 you'll spend.
Well, time is getting short until the Big Cars take to the mile at Springfield!
Sure could use something to get me cranked up; like a ton or so of pics from the good old days on that mile!
Here is some engine porn!
I have loved this site since it started,and finally signed up.I love sprint cars,and have decided to build one for the streets.Ive built a chassis and am well under way,I hope you can see some photos I have posted.
I have just loaded some more photos of my street sprint....I bought the body some time ago and think it is a Beck.Does anyone know what year this car is from?
Sorry forgot the photos....
that lower framerail has me stumped as to year. nice lines though.
That Beck bodystyle is from the late 60's-early 70's.
Be sure to leave some room for the cooling system. I've thought of using radiators from a watercooler motorcycle engine to help. Of course a main radiator is needed, but you need all the help you can get with a v-8 where I am.
Said he built the frame..
Cool build. Look forward to seeing it finished.
Piece of art work I did today.
Here's a Black & White for some of you guys that like to play with them in Photoshop.
Corngrower .....Its because of your project that made me decide to start my build.Thank you for your e mails last year.THANK YOU ALL for the information and thank you to Crafty B for my Beck fuel tank cap.Ill keep you posted.
Two things... or three. Neat stuff. What tranny and how much did you have to stretch the frame to get it all in? Lastly, PLEASE start a seperate build thread for this car!!! Gary
How did you get to know so much?
How did you get to know so much?
I'm wrong most of the time, but I really wish to remember everything that flies by.
Im wondering if anybody has any pics of a specially built USAC midget. This car was built by Leffler for a guy name of Gene Hamilton, from somewhere in the midwest. It was built extra long wheelbase, for Johnnie Parsons to drive on mile tracks.
Sometime along the way it was sold to Pat Ryan; a friend of mine and my brother Dick. Pat had made tons of money through Sunoco stocke with his best friend, Roger Penske. Pat lived on the Main Line; a rich suburb west of Phila.
This car was the best looking midgets ive ever seen; that is until one night in an ARDC show at Grandview Speedway here in PA. My brother Dick was running ok until some midget jockey spun in front of him. Brother Dick went end over end the length of the backstretch, really wadding this gem up badly!
I cant remember if this beauty was powered by a Sesco, or by a growler, but it had plenty of smoke!
The night Dick drove it the car was painted blue and carried the number 55.
Anybody have any pics of this car?
Thanks in advance.
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