The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Joshua Shaw, Jan 17, 2008.
Why does this not surprise me?
RABS 32......... Hey Richie, here's your car. Thanks........Spike
This car SURVIVES! The #98 jr. It's in a private Collection. ABSOLUTLY NOT FOR SALE. ...and completly torn apart.
But, It lives! Shook the guys hand that owns it, and thanked him for the knowlege that it still exists!!! Can't wait to see it come back to life someday.
One of my TOP 5 cars I'm searching for.
Nice one BZNEIL.....this is so nice.......job well done
Hey Folks, Guess I must have asleep, I didn't know. When did Grant King die and from what? Denny Z
Car accident 10 years ago around Christmas time
What a shame, he was a very talented guy. I think his wife was pretty business savoy so hopefully she will be OK. Denny Z
A sprint car went bad fast at Bristol this afternoon. Here's a link:
What is the record at Winchester, Salem?
That record at Bristol was in a winged sprint car. I don't think the guy would have/could have held in wide open in a cageless/wingless sprint - nor would he want to. But, thank goodness a sprint car was fastest. Swindell's old record, I believe, was on dirt. Remember when they used to cover Bristol with dirt after the Cup race? I heard they clocked Sammy at 165 entering #1. I talked to a photographer (I believe it was Ken Coles) years ago and he said the reason guys like Stewart, Gordon, and Schrader made it in stock cars instead of other successful open wheel drivers was the fact they mainly drove sprints without wings. He said they could "feel" the car much better. I imagine this guy at Bristol yesterday mainly felt a high rate of pucker.
I seem to remember that when the WoO ran at Syracuse the speed at the end of the straight was even higher, like over 170, due to the shape of the track. Wolfgang's guys stopped at the shop that I was working at in the early 90's and after I did a repair on the right front shock mount they hung a bunch of extra sheetmetal on the car to help the "aero" at Syracuse and I may have heard it then.
I remember watching the WOO at Bristol on dirt. Scarry fast, terrible one-line racing. I'm not sure, but I'd suspect they didn't want to come back.. just too fast - how can you race if you are hanging on for your life? Gary
From what I've read, the problem at Bristol was the "clean up" after the dirt race with the sprinters.
Anyone know what kind of speed/time Clauson had?
Bob Bergeron Collection.
Darrell Waltrip pretty much echoed that one day by saying, "Those guys learn to live on that right rear tire."
Terre Haute 1976
Just heard that Van from VanCraft passed away. A real good guy, R.I.P.
I realize this is a vintage sprint car thread but I have a question for Joe [Wynn #1] or other HAMB historians - Does anyone know if the "Vita-Fresh" Dirt car still exists? It was driven by Bobby Unser and later by George Benson when owned by Maxson. I have some spare parts that belonged to the car - I am curious if the owner would be interested in a spare front axle, driveline/brake parts and Halibrand wheels? Some of the wheels are stamped "Vita-Fresh."
Bruce [Offy 220]
From page 683.............
Joshua - Are these the same car?
I love those shots, esp. the Milwaukee ones!
Bob Bergeron Collection .
Spike,looks GREAT!!!!!.Glad I could help you with your addiction to building these fine looking models. If I come across any more I,ll let you know.....Rich
YES! I was just gonna post that! That is a "New" picture we have not seen of that car! Different day.. looks like a different driver and definatly different front tire, shorter Injector stacks, windshield, No Contestant sticker on cowl and possibly different Pitman arm, and NO SCALLOPS!
Wow! Geat find Sm66p.. Can I share that with the Hoffman's? They have a large photo collection of there past race cars framed on the shop wall.
ALSO NOTE!!! The "H" added below the Agajanian "A". Ol Timer Hoffmans name was Augustus Hoffman, he went by "Gus" so.. the "A-H" fit great for the Owner.
Can ya'll tell me who the driver was, and What track that is. The Numbers on the wall look familiar. Stadium?
Feel free to use any photos that I post from Bob Bergeron. Nothing pleased Bob more than sharing his collection.
Could you clear up the part in your post about "H". Thanx. Kinda puzzeled.
I believe the photo was taken in Milwaukee. State Fair Park.\
Bud Tinglsatd 1964
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