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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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    Rootie Kazoootie
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    No problemo, I forgot to mention there's a assembly kit of J-B Weld, a roll of duct tape and a pair of vice grips included. You'll be racking up feature wins in no time. :D
     
  2. John Ryan
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    from new jersey

    Parnelli Jones & AJ Foyt Foyt won
     
  3. Joshua Shaw
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    Welcome John Ryan..;)
     
  4. Joshua Shaw
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    Off topic, but you guys will get a kick out of it.. Speaking of blown engines, check this guy blow his engine OUT onto the ground, AND RUN OVER IT!!

    (I might have showed ya'll before.. sorry if it's a repeat)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVVSnwAS95o

    "Tractor pulling keeps the Hillbilly's out of Drag racing" - My pops, Dan Shaw.
     
  5. Joshua Shaw
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    Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! Thank you all for your contributions and Knowledge! I've learned SO MUCH!

    Joshua Shaw
     

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  6. Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! Thank you all for your contributions and Knowledge! I've learned SO MUCH!

    Joshua Shaw





    ........somehow I imagined you MUCH older.................lol:D
     
  7. Joshua Shaw
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    Nope, I'm a young whipper snapper! :D

    JD
     
  8. John Ryan
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    Thanks for the welcome.
     
  9. CobraBall
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    Paul Russo, 1956 Indy in the Novi.

    Jimmy Bryan and cigar at Williams Grove, 1956.

    Dallas, Texas chicken farmer at Elkhart Lake, 1956 :D
     

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  10. CobraBall
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    The parade lap at the 1956 Daytona Beach 125-mile Sportsman Race. #21 Bud Palmer, pole. #200, Ralph Earnhardt. 73 cars started the race. 31 laps on 4.1 mile road course; 127.1 miles, time of race: 01:25:17, Average Speed: 89.41 MPH, Winner - Tim Flock. :D
     

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  11. Rootie Kazoootie
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    'Little' George Amick- Wasn't on the national scene long but had several wins, including Langhorne, and many good finishes, including 2nd at Indy. Probably had big things ahead but, unfortunatly, will be most remembered as the first driver to be killed, in competition, at Daytona Speedway.
     

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  12. CobraBall
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    USAC 200 Miler @ Darlington, 1956 :cool:
     

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  13. Joshua Shaw
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    What do you guys have for picture/info on a CURLEY DOGGETT seen in the sprinter below..

    Actually, I'm more after info on the car.

    Curley was the first owner, then JIM BECKLEY was the second owner.

    Thanks!
     

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  14. HanibleH20
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    The problem that I have had with leaf springs especially light ones is that they are inconsistent. I ran light leafs on the rear then converted over to mono leaf rear suspension, before a third conversion to a three link. The springs would loose some rate every week, it was even quicker with the mono leaf. How glass leafs wear I can't say. I believe that Mike Duvall ran a transverse glass leaves on the front of the Flintstone Flyer dirt late model in the early 80's. I don't believe that the technology fared very well, as there weren't any glass leaves left in the middle 80's.
     
  15. racer5c
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    Jim Beckly from Denver?
     
  16. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Doggett was a IMCA/BCRA driver in the central states back in the 50s/60s, so it's quite possible Denver's Jim Beckley may have owned it at some point. A little before my time here, so I really don't know. If MitchG doesn't chime in, give him a PM, he may know more.
     
  17. Joshua Shaw
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    Yes. Looking for more pics of the car more than anything... The Rear Torsion mount/protection tube is the main give away. It stayed with the car for ever.
     
  18. indybigjohn
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    You might check autoracingmemories.com. All kinds of Colorado stuff on there, and MitchG is almost always there.
     
  19. Mitch G
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    vintageracer37 (Sean Hillis) could nail that down for you pretty quickly. He's still in the thick of the vintage scene in Denver, and probably talks to Beckley on a regular basis. According to Bill Hills book "Decades of Daring, Midget racing in the Rocky Mountains" it states in Jim Beckley's bio that he won four main event's in open competition sprint races in Colorado at the defunct Century 21 Speedway, in a rebuilt Curly Doggett car. This would have been in the very early 1970's.
     
  20. Joshua Shaw
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    YES! I just got off the phone with Mr. Beckley and he said the same thing. And yes, that is the car. Now I just need more pics of it when Curly Dogget had it, and anyone that knows Curly or his kids (if he had any)

    This is what the car looked like when Jim Beckley ran it. He added the cage, a different hood, and an Injected small block.
     

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  21. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Might try here also:

    http://www.highbanks-museum.org/default.htm
     
  22. jjones752
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    And that glare kinda kills the view of the torsion tube, don't it?
    On the other hand, it looks like he was running coil-overs, so is the torsion bar still there?
     
  23. chrissmith19
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    new to the board. thought i would chime in on this pic. this was my granny's car. won many feature's. she is maude smith from cincy. sat in this car many times as a kid. i am familiar with most of the pics in this set.[​IMG]s
     
  24. jmcintosh
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    Any body have any info on Calvin Gilstrap an any pics of his cars.
     
  25. lostintime
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    Corngrower......are you related to Harold Shaw from Indianapolis?
     
  26. Joshua Shaw
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    Okay..

    Chrissmith19: Guy named Sham up by Eldora owns the car today. He restored it, we did the lettering on it. It runs and looks great!

    Lostintime: Not that I know of... Thanks.


    and jjones752: Yeah, the glare does hide the Torsion tube mount.. It's still there. Check the picture of the car today... below! ;)

    Thanks guys..

    JD
     

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  27. chrissmith19
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    yes, ive got a few gilstrap pic's. anything specific?
     
  28. chrissmith19
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    Chrissmith19: Guy named Sham up by Eldora owns the car today. He restored it, we did the lettering on it. It runs and looks great!

    about 5 years ago a guy had it up at winchester for the oldtimers weekend. he lived near winchester and found the car in a field. did a good job with the car but had pavement and dirt parts on it. nerfs were different and a few other things. i heard he may have sold it. hope sham put it to original. my gran and paul leffler were good friends. she had the car built in the spring of 1975. the car "never" ran pavement until greg leffler rebuilt the car to run usac. he won at sandusky in 1978 usac show.
     
  29. BZNEIL
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    This is the only pic I have.

    [​IMG]
     
  30. indybigjohn
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    I knew Calvin and his son, Gary, when I was editor of a weekly paper in Salem in the late 60s. Gary's future wife, Janet, worked with me at the paper. I used to get all the info every Monday on how he did. I also remember him driving a car for Leo McCoskey of Salem at Bloomington back in those days.
     

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