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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. Joshua Shaw
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    All loaded up. We took Two cars to the Vintage Meet at Columbus Ind' Sat. It was a great time! also.. here's a picture of Jimmy Caruthers Triumph that Racer5c now owns.
     

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  2. RABs32
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    Hey Josh, Love the family rides photo, wouldn't mind the ramp truck and bike. AHH! HELL I'd love to have all of them sittin in My garage....Rich
     
  3. BZNEIL
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    Looks great, although I do feel a little sorry for the Maxwell/Nance that had to stay at home!:)
     
  4. RABs32
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    Haven't posted any photos in a few days, so heres a few from USAC sprints at Flemington......Rich
     

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  5. curt81
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    Thats Malcolm Lovelace in the 80 car. If I remember right, Toby Tobias was killed in the same area that Malcolm flipped the day before.
     
  6. Joshua Shaw
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    Yeah, if my old man doesn't jump on that soon, I'm going to have to go get it and make it happen!

    EVERYTHING IS THERE FOR IT! ;)
     
  7. RABs32
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    I've got Toby's crash sequence,but I will not post them for the respect of his family and friends. I've got more shots from that day to post yet.....Rich
     
  8. curt81
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    Do you have anymore shots of Malcolm.
     
  9. RABs32
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    Sorry! I don't have any more,he trashed the car early, also checked with remaining shots from Reading, and Penn National, but there's none in stock....Rich
     
  10. curt81
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    Thanks for checking....Curt
     
  11. Spike Ruth
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    Lovelace flipped the sa,me day, only very early in the show.
     
  12. wilburshawfan
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    Zakiras garage.




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    The bench racers weekend group made a road trip Sunday from Indianapolis to Cincinnati. To visit Zakiras garage where they restore antique race cars. In 1923 Tommy Milton won the Indianapolis 500 in this Miller.

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    Indianapolis 500 veterians Eldon Rasmussen and Bob Harkey greet visitators. Combined these two racers had 9 Indy 500 starts.


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    Andy Granatelli practiced in this former Miller Ford in 1948. By then the Ford engine had been replaced by an Offy.


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    This '20's two man Dusenberg awaits Zakira's magic.
     
  13. Buildy
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    Links not working.
     
  14. Joshua Shaw
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    Hey fella's... Can any of you Offy guys, or guys that have detailed Offy books and mainly serial #'s give me any info on Offy engine # 99.

    I'm thinking it's a 270, and I believe it was in a Big car. Also ran Indy.

    Any info, c.i., date sold, WHO BOUGHT IT!! would be great.

    Thanks guys.

    J Shaw
     
  15. mac miller
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    Engine #99 was sold on Sept. 1 1949 to Tuffanelli. It is 270.2 cu. in. equipped with #4 cams.

    mac miller in INDY
     
  16. Joshua Shaw
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  18. ZOOOM
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    Gordon White says it was built in January of 1949 for Tuffannelli.
    It was a 270 with #4 cams...

    ZOOOM
     
  19. 33Tudor
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    My buddy just bought this. The friend of the old owner was trying to research it, but says he couldn't find anything. He says it originally had an Offy engine in it, it now has a SBC.
     

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  20. noboD
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    Brian26, that's hard to watch. As usual it could have been much worse.
     
  21. Joshua Shaw
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    33tudor.. Tell your buddy, GOOD FIND! Good, car with lots of VERY good parts!
     
  22. Spike Ruth
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    It was a wild way to learn to race on alky, not gasoline.
     
  23. RABs32
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    from new jersey

    Sorry! I've been slacking a little....Rich
     

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  24. ron kramer
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    Thanks for the photos of Toby. Many good memories of a great guy and pretty fair racer, too. We were racing at Selinsgrove when we heard of his dearh. I refused to believe till the next day. Toby helped so many of us to get to the next race.
     
  25. RABs32
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    Ron, I second that. He told us before the crash that he didn't really want to run Flemington,but USAC called and asked him to come because they were gonna have a low car count and he was always was treated well by them when he went to the midwest so he went. The worst part of the night was having it happen in front of me plus shooting the crash sequence, took a while to pick up the camera again.....Rich
     
  26. Buildy
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    Found these shots of the violent flip Karl Busson took at reading in 1973.

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  27. Spike Ruth
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    Toby was a great driver; to think of him as only good, means a guy never raced against Toby! Its still hard to understand why he built that car with no gussetts on the cage. If the gussetts had been there that night Toby would have survived that crash. Hard to understand.
     
  28. oldtom69
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    my understanding was the problem was using 4130 that wasnt cond"N"[normalized]whether it was a mistake on Toby's part or mis-marked.Non condition n tubing will make a brittle joint.On 1.5 inch tubing you allready have almost 5 inchs of weld,questionable if another inch or so of gusset would matter?
     
  29. Al Consoli
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    Tony - These are my photos that were transmitted on the UPI wire service. The "AC/AC" at the end of the type are my initials as the photographer and caption writer. I still have the original negatives.

    UPI paid me a whopping $25 per shot....actually not too bad back then....would be equal to about $127 today.

    How did you get the UPI wire sheet?


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