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Features VINTAGE SPRINT CAR PIC THREAD, 1965 and older only please.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Joshua Shaw, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Yeah that's Hermann getting dumped out of a BRM actually. Those old front engine Grand Prix cars were some fine machines. So how did YOU know who it was? :rolleyes:
     
  2. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Great find! I'll bet Ruttman, P.J. and many others sat on that and drank a beer.
     
  3. Joshua Shaw
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  4. Sprinter 2
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    mlight9

    Wynns#1's computer is out for a few days. He has info on the Vargo sprinter and will post it when he gets back on line
     
  5. Sprinter 2
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    Larry Dickson back in the Dunseth 2 after 37 years...sorry about the cage!
     

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  6. lrs30
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    COOL Find Josh! Sorry I missed you guys Fri. Night I broke the shift arm on my 31 onm y way there then my hitch again, on my daily driver towing it home. So I sat in the garage drinking beer, and welding up my JUNK!
     
  7. BZNEIL
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    That box is amazing!! That crash looked bad. The scariest part was seeing Faas jump out of the car like everything was fine and then hit the dirt after the adrenaline wore off. I could not believe he made the call for the b main.

     
  8. Joshua Shaw
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    That's what makes it such a great sport!!!

    How about Darlands crew switching Engines between Hot laps and Qualifying!!? :eek:

    Oh, and we just happened to be standing in the pits when the WWF rukus busted out between Big ol farm boy Balloo and California pretty boy Damion Gardner! Funny shit, cute lil slapping match. As always the crew guys were fighting more than the drivers. That's how it always is. :rolleyes:





    ...the other most famous words in motorsports:

    "SECURITY TO THE PITS!"


    :D




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  9. Rootie Kazoootie
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    LOL, just like the old days: "Went to the fights and a race broke out".
     
  10. To follow up on the crash video, Ryan Kaplan was released from the hospital at 4:00 AM this morning beat up and bruised. He will miss Tuesday night's midget race at No. Vernon and possibly the Sprint race at Terre Haute. He was at the Bryan Clauson racing open house today stiff and sore but a smile on his face.( well, as good a one as he could muster up) If you watch the video again check out that he does a complete 360 in the air before he lands square on the roll cage. That was a hard hit. The car is totaled but one will be ready for Terre Haute if he can drive.
    If one hasn't been following the Indiana Sprint week, it has been a barn burner. Clauson, Darland, Levi, and Boat have been absolutely flying. Bloomington and Haubstat should be a heck of a finale. One might also keep an eye on a kid named Blake Fitzpatrick, he has been coming to the front lately.
    Indiana open wheel racing .....ooh rah!
    HG :cool:
     
  11. The37Kid
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    Welcome to the HAMB Doug! Hope to see you and the car Sunday for the SNYRA Reunion. ========== Ives Center, Western Connecticut University west side campus. Donations at the door fund the Paul Newman Hole in the Wall Gang camp for kids.
     
  12. ZOOOM
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    Because I got called on it years ago when I said it was Masten Gregory!
    Avus was an "interesting" track. A hairpin followed by a large radius 60 foot high banked 180 degree turn with no guard rail on top.
    Jean Behra drove a Porsche out the top of the banking and through a tree to his death. That kinda brought the end to the track....

    Where do you GET these pitchurs?
    ZOOOM
     
  13. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Interesting? more like scary!:D OT but it wasn't a good place to "leave the park" as they say. Not a good place to park your gullwing "Sade" too close to either. :rolleyes:
     

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  14. BZNEIL
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    Man I did not hear about any of that. You can only get so much watching the internet feed. Damn I should have gone!!.

     
  15. LowFat48
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    Syracuse 1938.
     

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  16. Joshua Shaw
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    Thanks for the up date Gene!

    JD
     
  17. Rootie Kazoootie
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  18. That pit box is the SHIZZ Josh >>>>.
     
  19. Mitch G
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    Josh, do you suppose that's actual Dean Jeffries lettering on that box?
     
  20. superleggera
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    Anyone know more about the Springfield Welding's / Smith Special as showed up at the Milwaukee a few days ago? History and more pictures? Thanks!

    [​IMG]
     
  21. mac miller
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    Standard early/mid 50s Kurtis dirt/pavement champ car. Owned by Bessie Lee Paoli. Driven by Chuck Stevenson to the 1952 AAA championship. Driven to 2nd place in the 1953 Indy500 by Art Cross. Sold to Mari Hulman in 1954 who shortened it to a sprint car.
     
  22. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Chuck Stevenson drove it to the 1952 AAA championship and Art Cross finished 2nd at Indy in 53. It was owned by a woman by the name of Bessie Paoli, one of, if not the, first woman owners in the big leagues. It is a Kurtis 4000 chassis.
     

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  23. Rootie Kazoootie
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  24. mac miller
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    HA! yea, but you added more pix.;)
     
  25. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Found another, in action Milwaukee 52:
     

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  26. FlaRacingHistory.com
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    This picture is Chuck Arnold and his crew at Indy in 1959... I think he had a top ten finish...

    I'm looking for photos from the IMCA Winternationals which were held in downtown Tampa, FL (Plant Field) each February in conjunction with the Florida State Fair... If you have any photos (pre-1970) you would like to share on my website www.floridaracinghistory.com, please e-mail me at announcerdave@usa.net...

    I LOVE THESE THREADS ON THIS WEBSITE!!!
     
  27. FlaRacingHistory.com
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    Neat shot of Jim Hurtubise - Not sure the track or the year...
     

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  28. mac miller
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    HAMBer, mac miller, put a lot of laps on his #98 Parnelli Jones "ol' calhoun" roadster at last weekend's "Millers at Milwaukee" vintage meet. Here are some pix of more roadsters in attendence....... Driving the Milwaukee Mile in a Watson roadster!!
    It just don't get much better than that!!
     

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  29. Sprinter 2
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    We will be there Bob ...
     
  30. jmcintosh
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    The owner of this car was Karl Hall from Orleans,Indiana a small town trucking co owner. Karl is the man in the black pant's an the white shirt. He had race car's for several years but was a low buck operation as he was not a wealthy man.
     

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