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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. wynns #1
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    Buildy,
    I think the 82 is Leigh Earnshaw, the former Carl Williams car which he currently has.
     
  2. RABs32
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    Saturday's lunch special....Rich
     

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  3. Buildy
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    Thanks Wynn`s 1. Also CG5,as the car was Carl William`s before Earnshaw got it.

    The photos are from 1971 at reading PA.

    Our friend Al Consoli Advised me the the Curtis #92 was Bobby Gerhart.

    I don`t know anything about the #75 with front end torn off!
     
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  4. RABs32
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    Buildy,
    those shots were from Reading, from my fathers shots, here are a couple more that might help with figuring out a time period or any other info, they were on the same negative strips as the crash shots...Rich
     

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  5. Buildy
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    Looks like a rain-out in the last two shots.

    The Zero-Tommy Dickson comes to mind for some reason,but I`m not sure. Probably Wynn`s 1 knows.

    Maybe around 1968 or so.
     
  6. Joshua Shaw
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    A lil' off topic, but I had to crack up at this picture I found today at my parents.

    Dad had me lettering race cars pretty early!

    Plus a shot from when we went to ASCOT when I was 5 yrs old.

    J Shaw
     

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  7. racer5c
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    Ascot pic is ok but no Taxi Cab pictures allowed on this thread Josh ;>)
     
  8. LittleFauss
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    .....'Everything looks cool on the recognition of drivers in Rich's shots from #9462 and #9463 except it looks like it might be Sam Sessions in the Leffler #6. I've included a couple of aggregates from races at Eldora and Williams Grove from June of that same year (1971) for future reference.
     

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  9. Buildy
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    I believe you are right,I goofed on that one. It is Sammy Sessions.
     
  10. RABs32
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    Wynn's 1
    Came across these, from Middletown...Rich
     

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  11. Joshua Shaw
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    they keep the HILLBILLY'S OUT OF THE SPRINT CARS!!!
     
  12. Butch Evans
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    Tommy Dickson (Larry's brother) in the Zero and his mech. Gary Hinkle. Probably a URC race. Tommy has a car lot in Parkersbugh WV. Fighting cancer but hanging in there.
     
  13. RABs32
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    Josh,It's true you don't see any sprint cars parked in the trailer parks....
     
  14. designs that work
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    Regarding the black number 99 that went from Gary B to A. Simone.
    Larry Woodland has the car in his collection at the Paso Robles, Ca Warbirds Musem.
     
  15. baldtireman
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    referring to #75
    Can anybody help ID this car? It looks a lot like the ex-Wilbur Hawthorne owned,Bob Burriss driven Kurtis-Kraft shortened Indy car that ran in the western Penna. super sprint circuit. What became of it. After Wilbur Hawthorne, it went to Dave Humpe,then disappeared. Is this the car?
    Supposedly, it was cut up and destroyed,but??????????? John S. :confused:
     
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  16. baldtireman
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    Tommy Dickson's DIRECO Trevis sprinter was the original Lou Blaney/ Blaney Lumber #10 that was one of the first Trevis sprinters that were constructed and run in western Penna! John S.:D
     
  17. wynns #1
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    Hi Rich,
    That is Harry Benjamin in my Trostle in 1979. Thanks so much.
    For Josh, have you learned any more about your Kurtis 2000?
     
  18. mac miller
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    The Carl Schulz "Boyle Valve Special" replica, relaxing in the sunny desert of Palm Springs, Cal at the Fausel Farms race shop. :cool:
    I will be flying to Fontana, Cal, in couple of weeks, to drive this car in a three day vintage meet at the two mile California Speedway.:eek:
     

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  19. Butch Evans
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    Hey Bald; You are so right about #10 Blaney/Direco 0. Dave was trying to buy the car back but Tommy won't sell. I've been after him for years to restore it and run it again. The car is still at the rendering plant I believe. Getting Tom motivated or even a little excited was always like pulling teeth. I've known him for 45yrs but Tom will be late for his own funeral.
     
  20. RABs32
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    Found some new negatives from my uncles collection, uploaded and here they are...Rich
     

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    Some more...
     

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  22. Joshua Shaw
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    Some.. Still trying to narrow down which car it is.

    I did learn that there were only around 12 KK2000 EVER BUILT.. and only 5 or 6 that are unaccounted for. so, that helps.

    Thanks,

    J Shaw
     
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    Rabs-cool stuff.

    Trying to get some IDs on the WG BBs.
     
  26. Crudbro
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    Josh: Ah yes the Stricker Streak. Looks like Bobby Carnes name on the roof. I watched that car win several races at Southern Ohio Raceway back in the day. Pat Patrick drove it then. Craig Shaw
     
  27. Bob Coutts
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    Don HaWALEY ALSO DROVE A 180 DEGREE CHEV. THAT LOU SENTER OWNED AND IT SOUNDED LIKE 2 270 0FFIES GOING UP THE BACK STRAIGHT. SOUNDED GREAT BUT DIDN't run very much as I recall.
     
  28. Kevin Besecker
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    RABs, I was looking through all of these vintage pics and I noticed you have a picture of my grandpas #99 with Duke Cook driving...GOOD STUFF! This whole thread is filled with amazing pics.
    Here are a few from my albums...
     

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  29. Offy 220
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    Hi Buildy,
    Thanks for the link. I have been collecting photos over the past 20 years but that is the first time I saw that shot. Joe Scalzo has some great shots in his "American Dirt Track Racer" on pages 54 and 106, he uses a photo of it in the upper right corner at every chapter beginning.
    Thanks,
    Offy 220
     
  30. trentesept
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    For Josh.
    Further to my PM about the "B" prefix on the KK2000 Chassis plate car (which you may or may not have got-----please let me know , I can send it again) here are some shots of the original rear hairpins on my George Shilala sprinter which remained untouched in an aircraft hangar for 38 odd years.(For those who don't know, George was Frank Kurtis' shop foreman) They seem to match the ones on your page 447 post #8926 exactly.
    These had obviously added nerf bars which were removed before these shots were taken. It may help to isolate whether the ones you have are as early as '48 (these are later)
    The pick up point shots are obviously different and just for reference.
    Good Luck with the research.
    As an aside , the rear engined yellow Edmunds midget is alive and well and has just changed hands to a friend in Pennsylvania
    Cheers Greg
     

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