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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. LEE GREENAWALT
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    1985 Williams Grove Oldtimes convention, here's another picture of Ted Horn's car that I found in my archives. enjoy! :D

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  2. KK500
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    Leffler it was..............he acquired Wally Meskowski's tooling on Wally's passing I'm told.

    Jim
     
  3. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Paul Leffler was one of the 'old school' owners/builders that did it all, much like Meskowski, Shepared and the like. BTW- Greg Leffler, 79 USAC sprint champ is his son. Don't think Jason Leffler is any relation to them unless it's in some kind of roundabout shirt tail way. Just a coincidence of names I think.
     
  4. jjones752
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    Jason is from Long Beach, CA originally. As a kid he was hanging around P.J. and Page Jones' shop so much they put him to work. That landed him a ride in a Don Vesco-sponsored TQ that was a visual clone of the Willoughby #71 midget that Page drove at the time. He was hammer-down from the get-go. I remember him qualifying the full midget at Ventura at an ESPN Sat. Night Thunder show and he hauled it into one and didn't lift. He did so many endos I lost count.
    ESPN happened to have an in-car camera mounted in Jason's ride. I think the footage ended up in their opening credits.
     
  5. LEE GREENAWALT
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    anybody com'in ( bringing your cars ) to Hershey next week for the AACA National Fall Meet? I'll be set up in flea market space CZ - 33 in the chocolate field. Stop by an say Hi if your there. I also have my Marlin at the show on Saturday.
    Here's some pictures from 2010. enjoy!
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  6. Al Consoli
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    I may be there (no car though) if I get out of jury duty in time.:eek:
     
  7. racer5c
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    no relation
     
  8. racer5c
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    Me Andy and Josh at Darlington will post more pics when I get a chance
     

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  9. joemarsicano
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    A few from Darlington.
     

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  10. joemarsicano
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    This one is my favorite. I think we can market this...
     

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  11. Rootie Kazoootie
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    "Breaker 1-9--we got us a con-voy" :)
     
  12. LEE GREENAWALT
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    jury duty! :confused: that sucks! :mad:
     
  13. LEE please keep those photos coming.........[​IMG]
     
  14. Ebert
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    Josh,

    Just way cool with Andy and Racer5c!!! Looks like you guys had a blast!

    Ebert

     
  15. LEE GREENAWALT
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    keep watching :D
     
  16. ZOOOM
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    Guys... I know I'm a relative rookie on this thread, but...
    How did that guy running the number 12 there... get it to run with the rags in the intakes????

    ZOOOM
     
  17. Rootie Kazoootie
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    I'm thinking those are the green foam-like filters that they use on MC carbs.
     
  18. designs that work
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    The Sept. 22, 2010 issue of National Speed Sport News, page 20 and 21, has a interesting article about Denney Zimermman. Most 71 year olds are looking for a power chair! Not Mr. Zimermman, his seat is in a midget. Real Nice article, also has info on Jimmy Maguire.
     
  19. Denny Zimmerman
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    designs that work, Thanks for the notice. Tell you what (maybe I too was that good back in the day) but these kids today are REALLY good. I'm in a really good car, busting my butt and haven't won yet. It's still fun tho. Denny Z
     
  20. Buildy
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    "I'm thinking those are the green foam-like filters that they use on MC carbs."

    Definitely foam,not rags.
     
  21. Buildy
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    Denny,what club are you running Midgets with?
     
  22. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Sometimes refered to as "socks." Here's a "tech tip":rolleyes: : When they get soaked in methanol and you get a backfire, they become most excellent for roasting marshmellows.:D
     
  23. Denny Zimmerman
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    Buildy, There is no club per say. It's Whip City Speedway in Westfield Mass.They call it 1/4 mi, it is more like 1/5 mi dirt (dirt that's racing sideways). They run Quad4 midgets (which I drive) and what they call mini sprints. The Quad4s are regular midget chassis with Quad4 engine strictly stock no wings. The mini sprints are same midget chassis but with motorcycle engine and wings. There is no club just show up pay $25/person at the front gate and $15 for the midget. I gotta run now when I get back I will try and post a picture. Denny Z
     
  24. CTtoPA
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    Not exactly a sprint car but it is pre-1969! This is a roadster(duh) owned by hopkins1 and being brought back to life by Wynns #1. I'll let Joe or Bob explain the details of who built it, who ran it, who did work on it, and what the plans are for it if you guys are curious.

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  25. Sprinter 2
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    Denny.. Contact Bob Miller (URC) at 443-513-4456 about the National Old Timers banquet on Nov. 7th.
     
  26. baldtireman
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    Make sure they prove beyond a doubt the guilt of the accused-This is still the United States of America!:)
     
  27. Denny Zimmerman
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    Buildy, Here's a couple of pictures of me at Whip City. Denny Z
     

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  28. Buildy
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    Thanks Denny! You are looking good on the track there.
     
  29. Buildy
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    "Not exactly a sprint car but it is pre-1969! This is a roadster(duh) owned by hopkins1 and being brought back to life by Wynns #1. I'll let Joe or Bob explain the details of who built it, who ran it, who did work on it, and what the plans are for it if you guys are curious."

    Curious is an understatment-LOL

    Looks like the car Jim Rathman drove for Smokey Yunick in 1961-62 at Indy if I had to guess.
     
  30. hugh m
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    Denny, are you guys still running stock Quad Fours up there, heard the rules had changed?...looks like you are having fun!
     

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