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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Joshua Shaw, Jan 17, 2008.
Wynns #1--- oh cool ---my wife said I'm never right----)
BZNEIL--- my email is----- Monkeyre@mchsi.com-- I think your car came from Badger Country. I'll ask you alot of questions--- if you email me. )
Is that Tony B in the Beck sprinter?? underneath the Fetter's car?
Sure looks like his 1960 helmet,(blue with a winged 2) and his blue drivers suit. I knew Tony ran the twin 50's at Milwaukee in 1960, but thought that was his only sprint car race.
Would you know who the chief mechanic on the car was? I think it might have been my 2nd cousin Jim Summers but am not sure.
That's Buzz Gregory in the Beck car, Jim
No, I sure don't, sorry
BTW-Jim, that is at New Bremen 1964, maybe the same race that McGuire lost his arm, but can't be sure.
Tis true about the table, wait, table, I thought the books stacked up were what passed for a table.
See? You ask the most obscure questions on this thread, and they get answered. Clyde the second. Makes perfect sense.
I know Hank Arnold always named his racecars(Li'l stinker, Payola, Twister). Being a good freind of Hanks, it's not surprising Roger would name his cars, too.
1967 USAC sprint car season opener at Reading with a menagerie of USAC, URC, IMCA shoes.
Feature winner Larry Dickson #5
Jerry Reichert #63
The Sterling Plumbing car #3 was brought out of mothballs with Bobby Unser up.
Rollie Beal #8 and Scatch Daniels
Bruce Walkup #50 and Dee Jones.
From photographer Wayne Doebling. Winchester, Sept. 15, 1968. Don Thomas in the Lay's 3 just gets past Gary Bettenhausen in the Davis 24 in the fourth turn on the last lap of the semi-feature to get the last transfer spot...
Did your Jim Summers work on the Tuffy Offys?
Not sure he was located in southern Indiana area. He livedin Salem.
Rootie, was Dee Jones in Mutt Andersons car??
It doesn't appear to be Andersons car. Don't think it, or McCluskey, were entered, and with Unser, his main driver in 67, being in the #3.
Not sure who owned the #7, it may be the Dunlop car (?)
Again from Wayne Doebling. Sprints at Tri-County, later Queen City, 1969. I'll leave it for someone else to name the drivers...
The #85 would probably be Bob Pratt. Can't tell if the second car is 16 or 76, if 76 it would probably be Mickey Shaw. Don't know the other 2.
Rootie, I guess I was thinking of an earlier time, when Mutt serviced the McNamara cars. Didn't he have a #7, Park Lumber Spl ???
Indy, per USAC Hist, 85 Lang, 16, Forberg, 78 Gus Hoffman, 42 Cannon/Burton.
85 Bob Pratt & 42 Boom Boom, no idea on others.
By golly I believe you might have something there. I thought that paint job on the #7 car looked familiar, just like Nazuraks' Elkins car from the 50s and Anderson was part of that deal. I just didn't put 2+2 together and was thinking of the H&H car.
You guys will like this!! This was today about 7 pm.
Who needs push trucks when you have 32 ford's??
Wasn't the Park Lumber car Hoffman's first car? It was later painted like the car in the pic, black with a silver or gold chevron, and was number 7.
I have a picture on The Vintage Racer site of the park lumber car with Tinglestad in it, don't have time right now to find the link.
Here's the link:
On the Hoffman site I found this shot of Jim Hemmings at Salem 61.
They also list Dee Jones as one of their drivers, so that could very well be their car at Reading 1967.
You have a PM regarding Lite Craft.
That's pretty cool. IS Bixler going to run this year or are one of you guys going to drive it?
Indy Big John, You should know something about the Fetters car. Johncock set a world record in qual. at Winchester in it. Did Carl Loehle? have something to do with it? Was that also the same car Johnny White got hurt in? They also had another car before that one that Hugh Randel drove on dirt and another guy from Louisville drove on blacktop. At one time that car had an Edsel engine in it with 6 carbs., this was around 1960.
Jim, Johncock set the 1/2 mile record (17.18) at Winchester driving the Weinbeger car 1964. Likewise, White was hurt at T/H in the Weinberger car the same yr.
Could Fetter bought that car andput Johncock in it?
Jim, the only thing I know about the Fetter car was that Randall drove the sprinter on pavement as well as dirt, doing some barnstorming around with it. I wrote one of my "Driven to the Past" columns on Frontstretch.com about him taking it to Rooster Lake when the track was really heavy. He put a couple of knobbies on that he got from Pete Folse, and took it out to qualify. Set fast time, but shoveled most of the front straightaway up in the grandstand.
Drag it out of the barn, roll it out of the garage or drive it out of the shop.
Put a clutch in it or bring along the four-wheeler.
Roll or winch them both up on the open trailer and show up at the next
Show off your racer. It does not matter when, how, or who she raced with, just get her back to the track.
Nothing better than a day at the track with the current-day midgets, sprints, or champ cars when you are along with your racer. Talk shop, swap stories, compare cars or get suited up for a couple of laps on the same track that will soon host the newest of the fire-breathers. Join a club, get the benefits of a regular newsletter, pit-passes to major events, pre-registration for your car, and a couple of club-only days at the track.
Most importantly, get the racer out for the young fans to see. Let them sit behind the wheel, get them excited about racing......like we did.
Jim, I believe Sid Weinberger was the sole owner until 1965 or so.
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