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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. Dick L
    Have this old image of a car named Heart Breaker, this is a late 40,s image I think, may be from Minnesota or Iowa, anyone see this old girl.
     

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  2. racer5c
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    She's a beauty Deek!!
     
  3. Joshua Shaw
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    Agreed 100%. That book is amazing! Just the traveling they did in that book on the roads they had at the time is astounding!

    J Shaw
     
  4. Dick L
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    More "BigMacks".
     

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  5. Dick L
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    Before my time. :confused:
     
  6. Speedrome
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    So true, the sleeping in a tent in the infield, carrying a shotgun to "protect his earnings". Making parts in a stranger's garage. What a man!

    Just an amazing story!

    Bart
     
  7. baldtireman
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    Hello,Deek! Nice little project you have going there. Need a driver?:D
     
  8. baldtireman
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    Remember that car real well. He used to come to Lernerville with the earliest of the "Outlaws" . His traveling companions were Wolfgang, Ferkel,and a youngster named Kinser. Wonder whatever happened to that boy. he showed some promise,but he needed a little seasoning!:D
     
  9. Deek! Nice car! You might consider sharing it with the guys over on the September Banger Meet thread. I don't think they get too far afield from that discussion; but, I think they enjoy seeing what you are doing.
     
  10. Chuck Embrey
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    Riley carbs on a 110 Offy. This midget was restored by Bonneville racer Jim Travis.

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  11. Offy 220
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    Chuck,

    Thanks for posting. I recently sold an early 220 to an individual on the East Coast that will be installing the engine in the Hiram Hilligass built "Nyquist / Pfrommer" sprint car that Tommy Hinnershitz drove. Steward and Tre are overhauling the engine. Welcome and keep posting the Offys - my favorite all time racing engine. :)

    Offy 220
     
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  12. Race Artist
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    Maybe this link has been posted already but it is worth another look in my opinion ... some great vintage IMCA footage. Really great racing!
    Joel

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]http://www.hoseheadforums.com/forum.cfm?ThreadID=57643[/FONT]
     
  13. Chuck Embrey
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    Not a problem. Injected 255 Offy.

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  14. Dick L
    Here is Mr Mack again at the IMCA race in Owattona in 1972 and I think this car was the one used when he won the Little 500 in 78.
    This car had a 340 based Dodge motor when I saw it in 72, this was a Leffller car and the car in the post at North Star that I posted was a John Singer car.
    The Leffler had bad luck on the day I did this photo,it crashed almost thru the concrete wall coming into turn 3 some 10 laps into the race.
    Must give Howells a call to get the facts straight.
     
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    Super modified at EMMR.
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  22. PK
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    ...Keep posting the Offys - my favorite all time racing engine. :)

    Offy 220[/QUOTE]

    Mine too!!!
    800 pages... congrats to everyone who contributes and thanks to Josh for the vision of keeping the glory days of sprint car racing alive.
    Blessings,
    PK
     
  23. RicksPics
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    Added Vintage race cars pics from Eldora Friday night at http://www.ricklanemotorsports<wbr>photography.com/

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  24. 28dreyer
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    Hey Jimmy Wilson, is that you giving a one finger salute to another driver????
     
  25. Buildy
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    Reminds me of the photo of Chuck Booth and Wally Meskowski exchanging pleasantries....LOL
     
  26. gninc
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    I have the six spoke assembly

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  27. Speedwrench
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    I maybe wrong - wouldn,t be the first time - but I thought that the Howell car was a Meskowski. Unless Doug bought a Leffler later in the going.
     
  28. Joshua Shaw
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    That's exactly what it was.. My small tribute to Chuck Booth, to my buddy Rick Lane. :D

    Check out his website, TONS of great pics both new and old!

    J Shaw
     
  29. Blacki-Suede
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    It was my understanding that early (maybe later as well) Leffler cars were basically Meskowski copies. I believe Paul Leffler worked with Meskowski. Leffler cars were very successful and the later models were easily spotted with their narrow cages. The recently restored Doc Dunseth/ Weld car was probably the most famous Leffler car. Look at Meskowski's number 9 Rutherford Sprint car and you can see the simularities.
     
  30. Blacki-Suede
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    It was my understanding that early (maybe later as well) Leffler cars were basically Meskowski copies. I believe Paul Leffler worked with Meskowski. Leffler cars were very successful and the later models were easily spotted with their narrow cages. The recently restored Doc Dunseth/ Weld car was probably the most famous Leffler car. Look at Meskowski's number 9 Rutherford Sprint car and you can see the simularities. Leffler also sold cage kits and installed cages on early non caged cars. Maybe the Mack car was a Meskowski with a Leffler cage?

    Blacki-Suede
     

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