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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. racer5c
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    The shirts just show that no one can relate to MODERN Indy Car Racing or today's "drivers" they have to go back 50 years that being said I think the shirts are cool
     
  2. metal bender
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    The 3rd. photo the guy is looking over his left schoulder MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmay be why he took a dump ???:eek:
     
  3. weathrmn
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    Great to see Scats' #3 from way back, and Ford power
     
  4. racerbillyc
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    to metal bender that is under yellow flipped because a lapped car looked over his shoulder and turned down as my father was lapping him
     
  5. mrut29
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    Here's some more from Ascot Park. Not sure who is in the 29, Tom Roa is in the 38 and my dad Dave Rutherford in the 43.
     

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  6. Sprint 2 WIN
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    I remember Dave Rutherford, could never figure why he would bolt that wing on and tow up to Santa Maria every saturdat night, when you guys lived just down the street from Ascot.
     
  7. jimg12
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    I just bought a complete set of SPRINT CAR PICTORIALs that John Mahoney put out. In the 1970 edition [covers 69 season,] at Terre Haute 10-19-69 Gary timmed poorly in the OFFY powered Willie Davis deuce got in Sonny Ates R-Z car and won the feature. On 10-26-69 At Syracuse Gary won the first 50 lapper in Willie's Offy and should have won the second 50 lapper.
    Jim Graybeal
     
  8. RangerGuy
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    I'm wondering if anyone has any info or pictures of Cecil Greenley's Cadillac car that ran out of Webster City, Iowa in IMCA ARI from 1950 to 56.
     
  9. RABs32
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    Got some more race car porn for ya...... Rich
     

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  10. RABs32
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    And some more.....
     

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  11. LittleFauss
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    .....'Wow! RABs32, 'There you go again! Your pics might just be the single greatest contribution to this thread other than Josh starting it and restoring that gorgeous sprint car. I'd like help on your last collection but it looks like Ron Shuman, of all people on pavement in the Siebert Olds sprinter #49, Greg Leffler in #9, Bill Engelhart in (the Rodeo Bar???) #7, Billy "C" in the Seymour #29, Chuck Gurney in the R.E. (Bob) Coulter #41, 'don't know who's in #14, and is that really Sheldon Kinser in the roadster? 'Nice job, as usual!
     
  12. RABs32
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    Thanks, I'm trying my best....Rich
     
  13. Buildy
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    Many thanks Rich!

    Which one of the Hills is this,guys? What year?
     
  14. mrut29
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    More from Ascot
     

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  15. Jerracer
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    Great pics, as usual. That's Venard in the 29 and these first two are at El Centro.
     
  16. 19Ardun46
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    Thought I would post something that followed me home.

    This is an original CAE Sprint Car. They started building the car in 1968 and finished it in 1974. It has an original Boss 351 Cleveland Motor with a Hallibrand rear axle.

    The car was run one night, and then stored away until last year when I purchased it. I have known about this car since I was a kid and finally had the chance to buy it last year.

    My plans are to leave the paint original. Freshen the engine and run it at vintage sprint car meets.
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  17. PK
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    Absolutely leave the paint original... as Josh would say it's only original once. Great find, thanks for sharing the pics. I'd love to see it at speed.
    PK
     
  18. Joshua Shaw
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    GREAT FIND!! Glad to hear your plans of leaving it original.

    Now, lets talk about the other parts in the shop on the shelves. Are they yours?

    PM Me.. ;)
     
  19. RABs32
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    Here's a few for tonite....Rich
     

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  20. jimg12
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    19arden46,
    Go thru the motor and just clean the rest up, what a find!
    Jim Graybeal
     
  21. indybigjohn
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    Those pictures on the hills look like Salem.

    Just found this in the back of an old drawer. Jerry Hoyt at Indy, 1955...

    [​IMG]
     
  22. wildbanana
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    The reason for Santa Maria was simple. The consy at Ascot or the trouphy dash at Santa Maria. Pluss the car owner lived in Buelton.
    Dave
     
  23. Buildy
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    Thanks Big John.

    I like your old drawer containing 50s Indy car photos.

    Rabs-outstanding USAC photos again. Now I have to check and see what year these are.



    Checked Open Wheel times and...

    Rollie Beale was in #1 in 1974-so that looks like the year.

    Don Norhorn in the Leffler #3

    Sammy Sessions in the Amerling #5
     
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  24. racer5c
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    Jim sent me 2 dvd's too AWESOME Stuff!!!
     
  25. gearguy
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    A team of volunteers is restoring the #50 roadster midget built by Ernie Fredrickson in 1955 and raced by him and others until 1979. Powered at first by a Ford Fergie, it later had an Offy, Falcon, & Chevy II in its engine bay.
    Thanks to its unique design - 4130 tube bulkheads bolted to aluminum angle sections from a local firetruck ladder builder- the car had few parts in common with a conventional midget and remained pretty much intact after a major crash in 1979.
    Ernie's sons bought the car and collected parts for its restoration. Unfortunately, they got called to the Golden Speedway in the sky before they could finish the project. At the request of the Fredrickson family, Lance Turner & Gregg Kishline are leading a team of volunteers to restore the car for eventual donation to a suitable museum.
    Work is ongoing at Turner Auto Body in Kenosha Wisconsin. I'll post updates from time to time on the cageless midget thread. One went up a few minutes ago.
    As you may know, Harry Turner built the famous "tubs" and many other interesting race cars. Lance & Gregg have a wealth of knowledge and undertake restoration projects if they are interesting cars.

    Chuck Schultz
    Winfield, Illinois
     
  26. AugieAscot
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    Turkey Night GP, Mel Kenyon and Stan Lee.
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  27. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Nice pic indy, thanks. Must be a early pit stop as he dropped out after 40 laps in 55. I believe he still holds the record of being the slowest (reletive to the rest of the field) pole sitter that year. While everyone else was waiting for the weather to clear he went out and qualified on the pole with what should have been about a 10th place speed. This is a Myron Stevens chassis car of Jim Robbins and I see a Hyd. shock and just behind it a lever and linkage. Anyone know what that may have been?
     
  28. Good Morning guys,
    I received a note today that Mutt anderson is not doing too well. Here is the note I got from his family:

    . Both, Mike and Phil (his sons) agreed that cards from all his friends would help to raise his spirits, which are lower that a coon dogs belly. As you guys are better connected to the <O:p</O:p
    racing fraternity than I, please spread the word to send cards to Mutt. The address is ;<O:p</O:p

    Clarence Anderson, Room # 2311, Greene Memorial Hospital, 1141 N. Monroe Drive, Xenia, Ohio, 45385.

    Here is a photo of Mutt from 1945 at Winchester. That is him standing directly left of the drivers seat looking to the rear.
    Here's hoping the best for our fellow racer,

    HG :cool:
    <O:p</O:p
     

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  29. mrut29
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    Some more from Ascot. Pretty sure the guy in the 56 car went around after this pic was taken.
     

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