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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. rooman
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    From the header itself back that is the original pipe from the early 60's. I had to repair the very end of it where it thumped the wall at Langhorne but that was it. The header itself was badly bent and I made a complete new unit including rolling up the tapered collector.
    The rear nerf bar was a sand pack deal to get the contour right.

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  2. Rootie Kazoootie
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  3. [​IMG]It don't get much better than this.
     
  4. racer5c
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    I love this thread!
     

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  5. racer5c
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    forgot to say that is Greg Weld in the last pic
     
  6. Were there ever any race cars more beautiful than sprint cars and midgets of that era ?

    Maybe the full-bodied Top Fuel dragsters from the late 60's !
     

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  7. 29 sedanman
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    Is the 56 car Bob Kinser is driving a Galen Fox owned car?
     
  8. I think it is Galen's car
     
  9. Joshua Shaw
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    Maybe the full-bodied Top Fuel dragsters from the late 60's ![/quote]

    Close.... But nope.
     
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    This is an old Lloyd Shores car that runs on the street :cool:
     
  11. That's why I used the word "maybe"..... :D
     
  12. wheels1950
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    took these at a rest stop coming back from streetrod nats this year!
     

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  13. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Leftcoaster Bob Hogle aboard the Tamale Wagon circa 62.
     

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  14. That car belongs to a Mr. Cunningham from Des Moines. I took this at an IMCA Oldtimers' meet awhile back.
     

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  15. Rootie Kazoootie
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    "Fast" Eddie at the wheel of the Schmidt Spl. early 50s:
     

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    A great shot.
     

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  17. Rootie Kazoootie
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    If you can't find a line that works for you here, ya might as well just park it.
     

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  18. fuel pump
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    I don't know who owned or drove this sprinter. It ran URC in the late 60s.
    56URC (Medium).jpg
     
  19. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Another rich, handsome, hotshot, hero race car driver who gets all the girls. :rolleyes::D
     

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    The Late/Great Billy Earl at a Jungle park reunion.

    (its your turn Rootie or Johnny, throw up a good one)
     
  21. tractorguy
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    Thanks everyone for a great thread and great sprint car pics. I joined the HAMB after the great midget thread and Pikes Peak thread and this is even better.

    For anyone near Iowa or passing thru on I-80, it is well worth a stop in Knoxville Ia. for the Sprint Car Hall of Fame or even better, one of the vintage events on the half mile dirt. Not a bad idea to stay for the current sprints on Sat. night.

    I was blessed to start going to Knoxville in the early 70's so the winged jobs just don't hold a candle to the wingless jobs throwing dirt like nowhere else.

    Yes, great shots of Gene Cunningham Ranger engined sprint car. I was fortunate to be at some vintage events in Iowa and Il. in the 80's and 90's where Gene was running that car.

    There is an old agricultural engine club that has a display on Heritage Hill at the Iowa State Fair every year and along with the old hit/miss engines, one guy has a Ranger on an engine stand laid over just like Gene's sprint car.
     
  22. Joshua Shaw
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    Welcome Tractorguy.. yes, knoxville is well worth it.


    Dad lettered his car today. I went out to show him how to lay Gold leaf... He has been wanting to learn for a while. Bout' time I taught him something!! Thats rare...
    The Blue in these pics didn't photo too well.. Its one shot "Brilliant blue" In real life it way darker and richer.. Its an exact match to old 30's and 40's Porcelan signs if that helps..

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    Well... Were painters, so we couldn't have any "Decals" on the car.. All the cars we do at Zakira's get this treatment.. time consuming, but very cool.


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  23. Joshua Shaw
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    These two will look familiar to a couple of you..


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    This is the same car Racer5c posted above..

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    Some of you might have heard I do artwork for a living..
    Yep. I did this back in 98' in college. Its all pencil..

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    ...and its pretty detailed:D




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    Thanks for keeping this thread goin guys.

    Joshua Shaw.
     
  24. Rootie Kazoootie
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    The pre WoO/wings Knoxville Nats. were pretty special indeed, "a gathering of the clan" so to speak. And speaking of Knoxville; heres Bob Trostles first sprint/super.
     

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  25. tractorguy
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    Interesting that you mention Bob Trostle. I of course being a Knoxville attendee and former Iowegian knew of his fame and fortune.
    I was at the Goodguys meet in Des Moines several yrs. ago selling some of my old sprint and midget stuff including a midget with a Wisconsin V4 air-cooled engine as well as a 70's era Edmunds sprint. Sadly, I was keeping a promise to my family that when our two daughters were ready for college, I would sell some of my accumulated cool stuff to be sure our girls went to college. Little did I know (and I'm a reasonably smart guy) how big the traditional rod scene would become and how valuable some of my stuff was.....Halibrand 16 wheels, Halibrand Champ rear end, hemi with Vertex and log manifold, etc. etc.

    Anyway, a prospective buyer was standing at the back of my midget, reminiscing about all sorts of dirt track stuff when this guy walked up behind us and I thought it looked like Bob Trostle. He listend for a while and then began to offer the "true " version of events that the other man had been talking about involving Doug Wolfgang and other dirt guys.

    I did not know it but at the time Bob was not only restoring some old sprint cars but was building some really cool street rods with a sprint theme.

    He promptly made me an offer I couldn't refuse for my champ rear end and we have become acquantinces ever since. I saw him over the next few yrs. at swap meets in Des Moines and Greenfield Ia.
     
  26. lrs30
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    WOW! Josh that car keep's getting better and better.... I thought it looked killer in gel-coat.....I cannot wait to see this thing in person..
     
  27. racer5c
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    damn I forgot how ugly that thing was, hamber macmiller made that hood, the second version with the round cowling looked MUCH better
     
  28. 2002p51
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    This is a model of the Schmidt Spl. I built from an Etzels Speed Classics kit.

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  29. Joshua Shaw
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    nice model..

    Johnyfast.. I agree.. Full bodied dragsters are unreal. My desktop is of the "Magicar":eek:
     

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