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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. Offy 220
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    Hi Spike,
    I sent you a PM.
    Thanks, Offy 220
     
  2. Racer12
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    Went to Gas City Fri. night to help my friend Joe Ligouri in a Focus Midget. Joe's mech. went to the hospital due to the heat. He is ok, but I gave Joe's grandpa Ralphie the Racer a ride back to Indy. That guy has some great stories! Anybody got some pics of him to post? Oh yeah Joe won the feature, it was the luckiest Fri. the 13th I ever had.

    Bob Shutt
     

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  3. Sprintmik
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    Denny would you have any shots of Skip Matczak's Coca Cola sprinter?
    Thanks
     
  4. 49SUPER6
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    Another off topic post but my little brother's car place 3rd at the Knoxville Nationals last night and they won their prelim night. Atleast my post will keep this thread at the top.
     
  5. wynns #1
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    Hi Harley Gene,
    Just got my schedule of events for Winchester. Is there anything going on or any reason to get there on Friday or do you suggest getting there on Sat. am? Thanks
     
  6. Circletrack 40
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    It would be great if guys on this thread would make themself known at Winchester this coming weekend. maybe a note on their hat or shirt.
     
  7. Denny Zimmerman
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    Sprintmic, I don't but I will ask Skip. Denny Z
     
  8. racer5c
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    I'll be at Winchester but can only go Sunday
     
  9. To answer the questions about the Winchester Old Timers on Sat and Sunday, August 21-22. Their will be some things going on this Saturday. Not a lot but some. Still putting the final touches on Saturday. I recommend if one is bringing a vintage car to the WOT, that trailer parking and unloading will be a lot less hectic on Saturday.
    Sunday will start early with the mandatory drivers meeting at 9:30 AM. We will want the cars that want track time to be unloaded before that. We have to get the cars in the infield that are going to take laps before the hot laps start at 10:00 AM
    Please contact me direct with any questions " before " Saturday as I will be at the track from early Saturday morning and all weekend, so I won't be checking my emails after late Friday night.
    As Circletrack40 said, please let us know you are there.
    Looking forward to seeing you there,
    HG :cool:
    vvrrroooommm
     
  10. Buildy
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    My coverage of five classic cageless sprint cars that were at Latimore Valley this Sat. are on this link. It is still being worked on,so please check back if you are interested. The Carl Forberg #16 Grant King car is covered in detail.

    http://www.williamsgrove.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=33603
     
  11. BZNEIL
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    That is a good idea. I will be there Sunday as well.

     
  12. BZNEIL
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    I am looking into putting a new square style full cell in my midget for ease and safety. I can fit a 5 gallon easily, but I may be able to squeeze in an 8 gallon.

    For all you guys running vintage shows such as Winchester and Darlington, is 5 gallons enough for an average chevy II midget?
     
  13. mac miller
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    Five gallons will be more than enough.
     
  14. Butch Evans
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    The golden years really suck. Super Duke reports that Dee Jones is having to fight cancer again. Dee Jones and Jud --same mold-- elbows up all the time.
     
  15. moe#69
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    Thanks stan, I hope you can help.
     
  16. David J. Kovac
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    Show her off! Fire hear up! Get some track time!
    Call JACK BALL 765-649-2198
    Ask JACK to register you for THE SPRINGFIELD MILE this SATURDAY, AUGUST 21 and DuQUOIN on SUNDAY SEPEMBER 5,2010.

    Bring hear out, show her off crank her up!.
    Join the pits with the USAC stars and cars. Nothing better that dirt and noise.
    Talk racing, get some great pictures, and let the new fans see the way it used to be.
    Nothing better that a"thumbs-up" from current drivers and fans.

    Come on out. the weather will be great. Dirt, rubber and fuel, all we need is you and your vintage racer.

    Call JACK and register.


    DJK StL. Mo.
     
  17. moe#69
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    Not sure if I am doing this right but what year was this photo taken? Do you have any photos of Bob's car from1975 or 1976? just dosen't look right in the dirt.:)
     
  18. Ken_Schou
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    Tony (Buildy) ..

    Absolutely GRRRRRREAT pictures of truly Classic / REAL sprint cars.
    Keep 'em coming PLEASE!!!

    If anyone else has pictures from this weekend at Latimore Valley &/or Williams Grove (PA) PLEASE post them.
     
  19. Denny Zimmerman
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    Great pictures Buildy, nice avatar too I remember Jerry in that car. Denny Z
     
  20. moe#69
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    [​IMG]Hello, Well I am New to this. I am so happy there is this sight! Some times I feel I miss the boat or maby I was born to late. I love the older cars and drivers. I grew up going to joliet every saturday night! I even got to run there in my go kart. I have some photos I will be trying to show, if I can figuer it out. Not very good on this thing. But I will try. I am going to restore my midget. I will take photos threw out and post my progress.I am sure I will Have questions. Tom (This is at joliet me and my father)
     

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  21. moe#69
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    1966 the year I was born.
     

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  22. jimg12
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    gnuse,
    It looks like Speedy's car still has the one of a kind rear suspension on it, does it? My Dad knew Speedy back in the 40's [Dad owned the Southern Star] and raced against him a lot. Cliff Giffith was also a good family frien that drove for Speed some back in the 40;s. In the mid 60's Cliff took me over to Speedy's house to help mea ride in Speedy's car. Speedy told Cliff that he was done running a Sprint car driving school, as more than one had crashed his car. The last of the bunch was Buzz Grergory, so I did not get the ride. Speedy showed me the rear suspension and told me how he thought it should work. It must have worked pretty good, but I have never seen another car fixed like it was. Is it still like it was then?
    Jim Graybeal
     
  23. KK500
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    For those about to make the pilgrimage to Winchester......some pics.

    ;)Jim;)
     

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  24. racer5c
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    Hey Dave, (circletrack 40) if you didn't notice your in the first picture in the post above this one!
     
  25. Buildy
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    Ken and Denny Z.,thanks for the compliments!

    There will be more photos posted from Latimore Valley, in the next few days.

    A few have wings and cages,but most of em are the way we like em.

    A few classic midgets will be featured,as well.
     
  26. Ken_Schou
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    Hey Tony ..

    I hope that you post 'em here .. and as appropriate on the midget thread!!!
     
  27. Buildy
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    Ken,

    It is easier if I just keep them at the WG link.

    http://www.williamsgrove.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=33603

    I will say I`m not sure what happened this year,but there were very few Midgets that took track time compared to other years I`ve been to Latimore V.

    Ken,

    I think I will post some midget photos over in that thread on the HAMB after all.
     
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  28. racer5c
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    Ed Adair the man who was responsible for the CORA and NAMARS Midget associations passed away this week in Nashville Indiana,Ed also got me the first Midget ride I ever had, RIP Ed I will never forget you
     
  29. indybigjohn
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    RIP, Ed. He was a good friend. Thanks for the news, sad as it is, Roy.
     
  30. Joshua Shaw
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    Packed and ready to roll.. See some of you tomorrow and Sunday.
     

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