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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. deucemac
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    Yes, Alan did have a "special" way of grabbing your attention! Luckily (fortunately) I only witnessed
     
  2. racer5c
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    I have some pictures of Heath driving for my dad will try to dig them out
     
  3. jjones752
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    Check out the size of the checkered in that Northwest photo; it's so big the starter's got a two-handed grip on it!
    I was at Whiteman Airpark in Pacoima, Ca in '67 and Heath was still at it then. After qualifying (sideways, "up on the cushion", on a paved track, if you know what I mean), he scatters everybody in the pits by gassin' it hard and doing a perfect 180 into his pit, tires smoking. I think he invented "drifting".
     
  4. ZOOOM
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    A question came up on one of the other forums about roadsters on dirt. If anyone has pictures it would be someone from this "crew".
    Anybody got any?
    ZOOOM
     
  5. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Don Browns 'mechanical rabbits' were pretty successful on dirt with Weld, Saldana and Brown himself up.
     

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  6. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Of course Browns cars were built to run the shorter tacks, but in 1958 Jimmy Reese drove Bignottis Indy car at the Hoosier hundred and finished a respectable 7th.
     

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  7. Rootie Kazoootie
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    The CRA guys weren't shy about running roadsters on the dirt either.
     

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  8. Rootie Kazoootie
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    A better shot of Don Thomas' roadster at a twin 50 lap sprint car race on the Phoenix mile 1963.
     

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  9. Spike Ruth
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    [​IMG]




    TWO OF MY PICS FROM SYRACUSE AND THE HORNE
    TOP IS COTTON FARMER DUELING BOBBY MARSHMAN AT THE HORNE.
    BOTTOM PIC IS ALLEN CROWE AT THE SYRACUSE MILE IN 1962
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. kenny g
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    Allan Heath was involved with a body shop in
    the san fernando valley.I don't remember if
    he owned it or was the manager.
     
  11. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Thanks, I figured he might have got in a sales/managment type deal, with a bum wing and all.
     
  12. Here's some things I got from the late Pike Green, Victoria/Seattle racer from the 1940s/50s, founder of the Golden Wheels Racing Fraternity.

    The business card is a photo copy.

    The 1947 shot goes along with the story previously posted (or linked at any rate).

    The 1979 Golden Wheels banquet line up is (from left to right): Gerry McLees, Len Sutton, Pat Vidan, Jack Turner and Allen Heath.
     

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  13. Rootie Kazoootie
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    DuQuoin 1964:
    Arnie Knepper #14 and Norm Hall fight it out.

    Upstart Bobby Unser on his way to a 4th place.

    After winning the Stock Car race the day before, Joe Leonard #16 took his first ride in a Champ car. Shown here being passed by J.R.
     

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  14. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Rootie Kazoootie
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  15. ZOOOM
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    Thanks guys, I knew you wouldn't let me down!
    ZOOOM
     
  16. Joshua Shaw
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    Just got done at Louisville NSRA Street Rod Nats... Set up in the swap, and sold a TON of stuff! Saw a few of ya'll. Had a good time!

    JD
     
  17. Johnny Fast.....thanks for your help with the grill.....this is it fitted out of the box.I only have to do a little work on the nose.I think this 'makes' the car....again thanks a lot.
     

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  18. Spike Ruth
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    Black vette;
    Just curious, whose car was this, and where did it run?
     
  19. Lookin' GOOD, Paul !! :)

    Wait 'til you see the retractable headlight deal I've cooked up for mine.
     
  20. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Beautiful car, Gary. Somebody should have told the news team "Novi" is pronounced NO-vi, not NO-vee.
     
  21. violet springs
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  22. Spike Ruth
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    Question;
    Does anybody have any photos from the IMCA sprint race at Atlanta?
    Dont think i have ever seen more than 2 or 3 pics from that deal.
    Thanks
     
  23. greeno
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    A friend of mine, Steve Bonesteel just restored the Don Thomas car. He has been running it at several vintage events. Interesting how Don mounted the Buick on an angle to get the drive shaft to the left of the car. He lives in Fresno,ca.
    Gary
     
  24. Spike this is a brand new car,built with a little imagination and a lot of help from all the guys who post on this site.......but if we can cook up some former race victories for my sprint,I may be able to sneek it into some of the historic races held here in England...only kidding.Johnny Fast...headlights? we dont need no stinking headlights.(our DMV allows daytime use from dawn to dusk)
     
  25. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Some high bank action from Daytoona 59 and AIR 65.
     

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  26. nitram22
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    I saw the car last year at the Vermiel Classic at Calistoga:
    [​IMG]
     
  27. BIG JOHN 37
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    please note this weekend is the WGOT/EMMR weekend at Latimore Valley Fairgrounds in York Springs, Penna. please review thread WGOT/EMMR just started for info.
     
  28. Bill Van Dyke
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    Glad to see you're building a replica car. If we could only build and drive original '32 roadsters you might get to see one every 5 years or so. Keep it as authentic to the period as you can. post some progress pics.
     

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