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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. BZNEIL
    Joined: May 28, 2005
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    Is anybody running there car with varc this weekend at Lawrenceburg? I wish mine was ready. I am a magneto away from being done. Was thinking of maybe taking my car for display if there were going to be others.
     
  2. racer5c
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    I'm taking mine, surely we can find you a mag before Saturday!
     
  3. CincyKen
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    I might have an extra at Josh's. Give him a call. If there is one there feel free to use it. Josh is bringing the #49, #23, #10 and the #14 Granatelli KK2000 Offy.
     
  4. wvjimmie
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    This is for Bob Easter. Luke Easter taken at Williamsgrove in 1967.
     

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  5. BZNEIL
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    Thanks ken, I have a little more work to do other than the mag. Throttle linkage, return springs, finish up the fuel lines etc. I wish I would have seen this on the burgs schedule earlier I would have pushed harder this summer to finish in time. Oh well I think I am going to bring it down anyway. It looks finished and would be fun just to bring it there with my family history at the burg. See you all down there!
     
  6. BZNEIL
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    I guess the 49's bearings are back in place.
     
  7. easter
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    Thank you so much, Jim. Dad and Dean Mast took the Howell cars to Pennsylvania and ended up staying a month or so. They had planned on just a couple races, but they were winning and making money. I remember Dad calling home and telling Mom to pack the car and come over for a few days (and bring Bob!). I loved those fast dirt tracks in central PA - it seemed like they raced 4 or 5 nights a week within just a few miles.

    Side note: On this trip, Dean's daughter Shelley, who was Garaway High School's Homecoming Queen (Sugarcreek, Ohio) met a boy at the motel we were staying in. They were later married. He was very successful in his business and loved hockey - so they traveled to watch pro hockey. While flying over Lake Erie towards Canada to see some hockey, their plane went down and they were never found. As a 10 year old, I loved being at all the state fairs on the IMCA circuit with an 18 yr old homecoming queen!

    This thread is amazing. Just when I think it's over for my dad's pictures, somebody posts another one. I remember the first picture I found on line of my dad (the one in my avatar), Dad said: "You won't find anymore, I wasn't that important." Thanks everybody.
     
  8. baldtireman
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    Really nice pic of Luke and the Howell#54.... note the unusual radius rod mounting spacing...:p
     
  9. easter
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    This is an e-mail I received from my buddy Curt Grogan in response to my post above. Curt, you're the best:

    "You won't find anymore, I wasn't that important." Thanks everybody.

    Was at a racers reunion a couple weeks back showed Ray Lee Goodwin a picture you had took of him and posted on here (I stole it) Told him you took it and mentioned your dad, Ray Lee's responce was that Easter was one tuff sob to beat loved to go back there and race him.

    To me thats important.

    Curt Grogan
     
  10. easter
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    Thanks to Jim C. for the following info: The #54 car started life as a 4-bar Trevis, but was nearly destroyed at Ohio Valley in the mid 60's. When Dad started driving the car, it had been converted to a springer front. So, I'm not sure if those mounts are original or not. Dad said he could do anything he wanted with this car. He won in this car with or without a cage, on dirt or asphalt, flat or banked. He also only drove this car for a couple years - what a shame. I'd love to have this old Trevis - it's like family.
     
  11. Joshua Shaw
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    From the Knobby's hooked to my RIGHT FOOT. :D:D

    (I had followed Roy for 3 laps and got a face full of mud.. When he slowed for a lapped car, I zipped around and gave him a spray...)
     
  12. Butch Evans
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    On the #54 rad. rod mts., the castor should remain the same it the nose dipped. It just became easier to mt. them on the same upright. Lazy builder.
     
  13. easter
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    Outstanding! "He who lifts, loses."
     
  14. baldtireman
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    We lost the dean of Motorsports journalists,today. Mr. Chris Economacki, editor emeritus of National Speed Sport News, passed away at the age of 91......May he rest in peace...:(
     
  15. Dick L
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  16. carl s
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    from Indio, CA

    (see post 19029 for vintage indycar portion of this event)

    Billy Shuman and his West Coast Vintage Racers, SouthWest Chapter invite all vintage racers and fans to our two day event at the scenic Havasu 95 Speedway paved quarter mile in the Colorado River Valley Resort Area of Lake Havasu City, AZ.

    Official Racers Lodging at - Quality Inn (just a few miles N of the track on 95) 928 855 1111

    Just a few miles from the London Bridge, Resorts and Casinos there is lots to do in addition to vintage oval racing.

    Plenty of track time on both days with special events and exhibition races for the fans on Sat Night and an after race party for all attendees.

    Vintage Midgets, Sprints and Indycars will have their seperate track times for practice and exhibitions.
    Ray Alcaraz is coordinating the Indycar portion of the event with Billy Shuman handling the sprints and midgets.

    Bring $10 donation for Track Promoter Bill Rozhon's 'Toys For Tots' campaign- it means a bicycle for needy children!

    A great time is to be expected both on and off the track.
    If you like grass roots oval racing close to first class resorts and attractions with a cast of characters and cars you won't forget-
    this event is for you!

    I usually tow in on Thursday PM and get settled in at the motel by dark.
    In the morning it's a 15 minute trip to the track, unload, get set up and I'm on the track about noon.

    Best regards to all the racers.

    Carl Schulz
    Indio, CA
    WCVR SW C, WRA, Historic Champ/Indycar Assn, Harry Miller Club.

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    West Coast Vintage Racers
    Southwest Chapter

    Nov. 9-10, 2012

    Havasu 95 Speedway
    Lake Havasu City, AZ.


    Vintage Sprintcars, Midgets and Indycars

    Plenty of track time each day for all three classes

    Please bring $10 donation for
    Toys For Tots

    Lodging is through Quality Inn with
    Special rates for racers 928 855 1111

    More info call
    Billy Shuman President WCVR SC
    602 541 3361
    Bill Rozhon – Track Promoter
    928 453 6143
    or visit
    havasu95speedway.com
     
  17. TommyA19
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    Posted on Facebook this evening:

    SPEED Channel will air the Wind Tunnel Special Edition: Economaki- Eyewitness to American Racing History. This was the show they filmed at Hinchliffe Stadium in 2006. You don't want to miss this one...

    Tonight at 11pm
     
  18. BZNEIL
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    Had a great time seeing everyone last night at the burg. Really wish I could of had my car running. Maybe next time.
     
  19. Circletrack 40
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    BZNEIL---your car sure looks good. What is your Dads handle? CT40.
     
  20. BZNEIL
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    Thanks for the push last night ct40. Your car Looks great also! Do you still have the midget also? My dad is Blacki-Suede.
     
  21. Blacki-Suede
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    Seeing the vintage cars run at the 'burg was a true delight. Especially seeing the GranCor Kurtis "Big Car" ride the cushion on those wire wheels and skinny knobby tires. Thanks to all those who brought cars, got them dirty, and put on a good show.

    I took my camera, but got so involved in the moment, I forgot to take it out of the truck. Maybe someone has some photos they can post??

    Blacki-Suede
     
  22. racer5c
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  23. Blacki-Suede
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    Video is good, gives a different and more exciting view, also shows how wide the 'burg's racing surface is. A lot of different grooves, which makes for great racing. Photos would show how great all of the cars really look.

    Question: Can you explain why the top three finishers in the vintage races were caged, open wheel, cars???? LOL

    Blacki Suede
     
  24. racer5c
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    Question: Can you explain why the top three finishers in the vintage races were caged, open wheel, cars???? LOL

    umm cause it's easier to be brave in them
     
  25. Denny Zimmerman
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    Good answer Roy....Denny Z.
     
  26. Blacki-Suede
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    and that folks is the correct answer...points for Roy!

    Blacki Suede
     
  27. David J. Kovac
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    Weather good-track fast
    Join us SATURDAY OCTOBER 6th at BELLE-CLAIR SPEEDWAY
    BELLEVILLE Il.
    2 PM check in for OPEN WHEEL VINTAGE RACERS
    Join us on the 1/5 mile dirt oval.
    POWRi midgets and outlaw micros

    Two pit passes for each displayed open wheel racer
    Possible track time
    Display on the concrete pad under the metal roof.

    Call to reserve your spot
    David J.Kovac
    314-220-0699
    dkovac2@hotmail.com

    See you at the track












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  28. sideways27
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    Anyone interested in old 2pc 15" 6 pin Mag wheels with rotors for restoration please pm me with your email address and I will send you all the info.
     
  29. Joshua Shaw
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
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    Sorry I havn't posted here much in the last 6 months. But, as always you guys are doing great!

    Here's some pics from Sat. night...
    Blackie- once I got out there I couldn't resist running the cusion and in the fluff so those Knobbies would spray dirt and put on a show.. Not the fast way around, but I had fun. Was actually really suprised I lead the deal till past Half way! It was great fun, and good to hear an OFFY growl and howl at the Burg once again!!!

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    and then Sunday we took a few cars to a rented out test session at Moller Raceway park. It was nice to have open laps, with guys you can trust and no one telling you how, where, or what to drive.

    We didn't even have a drivers meeting... wonder how we survived. :D:D


    Here's Two Videos:

    1st one is me in the #23 Hart sprinter, first run out.. still a little track left. A couple good fun laps.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egMlJDRMUDs&feature=plcp

    2nd is me again in the #23 chasing MIKE WHITNEY in the #49 Ellison Spl. Not much track left, but perfect for "playing".. Loose, and useless. I caught him, and we diced back and forth a few times. It was excellent.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWPKEmB8hFg
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    Enjoy!

    J Shaw
     

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  30. gnichols
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    from Tampa, FL

    Because those cars were probably still 50 years old? Come on guys, do you think seat belts and helmets are for cowards or little girls, too? Gary
     

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