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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Joshua Shaw, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. RABs32
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    THANK'S Speedwrench, I'll try both names and see what happens......Rich
     
  2. Buildy
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    Speedwrench,

    Thanks, I just wanted to pin down that it was or wasn`t the same Builder. I know Kinser`s car was nothing similar to the one Rich has.

    Although Steve did drive pre Outlaws,not sure what car he started out in.
     
  3. Speedwrench
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    Buildy - the first car I remember seeing Steve drive was a white number 1 Trostle springer but I can't think of the owner's name. It might have been Thompson.

    I'm thinking this was in the 1975/6 time frame.
     
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  4. baldtireman
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    The Brewer 4 bar Stapp is in my posession!!:D
     
  5. RABs32
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    I know that now John!!!! Glad I was able to find those pics for ya.......Rich
     
  6. jimg12
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    Speedwrench, the first car I remember Steve driving was owned by Thompson but was a Jack French? car. He built good dirt cars but later built some real good pavement cars. Steve could drive that car more backwards than any car I ever saw. Thompson went on to be one of the best wing builders around. I think he is still living. He was at one time an offical of UMRA TQ's, in the early 60's. Jim
     
  7. Spike Ruth
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    ....Their father Ben Cook was a first classs builder. I think they got their skills honestly.
     
  8. joemarsicano
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    Its good to have friends in high places.
     
  9. Joshua Shaw
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    I have a BIG box of pictures from Lawrenceburg from this era.. I'll look through them this weekend.

    J Shaw
     
  10. racer5c
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    forwarded this pic to my step Dad John Capels, he told me he drove that car one time at Reading, said it was a really well built car but had engine problems when he drove it, he said the "kids" that built it couldn't get in the pits
     
  11. Butch Evans
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    I had the boys build my first frame off a set of Watson's plans only out of 1-1/4 x .095. My theory was Edmonds built the Cheeta out of the same stuff, ought to work for me!!! When I crashed it, it waaded up like a cork screw but didn't break. I tried to get Henry Myer to straighten it for me, he said forget it, just build a new one. I guess I made one of the first "throw away" frames. I became long time friends of the Cooks and Ol Has Ben was a hoot to be around. The old farts music was Pink Floyd. One of the good guys that will always be missed.
     
  12. jimg12
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    After thing a lot, I think the Thompson car that Steve first drove was a Shores car. Jim
     
  13. RABs32
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    Hey Blackie, Josh just sent me these picture and was wondering if you might have the original artwork...............
     

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  14. Blacki-Suede
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    I actually did that art, but the original is long gone (if not I have no idea where it is or who has it). However it was used as a coloring book picture in one of our programs and I may have one of those in my archives. If so I'll scan it.

    My son, BZNeil, has a box of photos from the 'burg and will look and see what is in there on the 14 Brewer car. He may have some old programs as well.

    Carroll Hamilton
    DBA Blacki Suede
     
  15. RABs32
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    Thank's Blackie-suede, Josh sent me those and another picture he found. Anything will be GREATLY APPRECIATED....................Rich
     
  16. baldtireman
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    My Brewer Stapp car has John Sharpe listed as the driver....:p
     
  17. baldtireman
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    The only way I get high is when I run over a wheel!:eek:
     
  18. Al Consoli
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  19. RABs32
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    Hey Al, Lauren Gundlach Besecker,asked me to pass the word to you that they say HELLO!!!!!!.She's a member of the sprint car group that I started on Facebook..............Rich
     
  20. carl s
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    Filmed in Concord, CA track scenes at Contra Costa Motorway (Pacheco) which closed in 1960 to make way for a freeway. (intersection of the 680 and 4)


     
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  21. HurstBros0
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    Jerry is to the far left and his father Pete is standing next to him... Don`t know the other cats ... J.L. lives on the Brewer`s Garage home place and is in the Brownstown In. phone book since he is a county commisioner... Ron Dorsett still lives in Mitchell In. and should be able to square you away about when he welded up your machine... Denny Mitchell later paired with Carl Kinser to build some pretty good old cars...
     
  22. RABs32
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    Thanks for the info, I've tried contacting JL, 3 or 4weeks ago and have gotten no return calls or email.................Rich
     
  23. Al Consoli
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    Lauen is a cool chick...:) Tell her I said hello to her and Kevin, and I hope the boys are doing well......I don't do Facebook because I have enough distractions in my life.:D
     
  24. hugh m
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    Al, Pretty bad movie, but great footage, even the bad dialog was entertaining, made for an interesting long lunch. Thanks.
     
  25. carl s
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    This movie is listed in the 'Cult Classics' category for that very reason.
     
  26. baldtireman
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    ;) A couple of friends have asked me if I know of anyone interested in an ALUMINUM 215 cube Buick, and a 260 cube Fairlane (FORD). ??? John S.:p
     
  27. HurstBros0
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    Jerry Shields...
     
  28. Joshua Shaw
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    PARTS HUNT!!!

    Okay fella's.. Here's a TUFF one.

    We DESPERATLY need another one of these EARLY 3 way Fuel regulator valves. ANYTHING close would help. This one is off the LOCKHART CAR so we can't steel it...


    Thanks!


    Lobitz... Anything?


    Thanks guys,
    J Shaw
     

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    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    Over thirty cars ran at Norton last weekend.

    Here's the track and grandstand at Hamilton County this weekend. Picture from last year Friday after running. prepping the track for Saturday.

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