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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. Spike Ruth
    Joined: Aug 4, 2008
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    The last weekend and a half have been a real bummer. I ended up at a Hospital with stomach and gas pains.!! Really bad ones!! About a week ago they did a procedure and removed a Gall Stone and Bile. The Drs said the Bile, which should have been kinda green in color, was thick, and dark black like old motor oil; I was kinda lucky, as this crap was poisoning my old tired body!!!!! I do feel much better now; still need to sell these Diecasts if you know of anybody interested. Thanks everybody!!!!

    These are all complete in their original boxes!

    * GMP 1/18th scale Rodger Ward - Kaiser Aluminum Special Dirt Champ Car

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    * GMP 1/18th scale AJ Foyt - Sheraton Thompson Special Dirt Champ Car

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    * GMP 1/18th scale Eddie Sachs - Dean Van Lines Dirt Champ Car

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    * GMP 1/18th scale Bill Schindler - Caruso Midget

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    * Carousel 1/18th scale Johnny Rutherford Watson Roadster

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    * Carousel 1/18th scale Parnelli Jones Watson Roadster

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    I'm just looking for a fair price so make offer if you're interested in any of these.

    Thanks so much,

    Jim Ruth
     
  2. carl s
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    carl s
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    from Indio, CA

    Glad to hear you dodged another bullet.
    Get well Jim.
     
  3. Denny Zimmerman
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    I was but I get confused or lost when talking about family trees, aunt's and uncles. Denny Z.
     
  4. Denny Zimmerman
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    He may have had a weak heart but he had Balls.

    Someone once said "The only important weight in a race car is between the drivers legs"

    Denny Z.
     
  5. Hotdoggin DaddyO
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    from Hays, Ks

    Hey Denny Z.
    PM sent to clear up the family tree. If I were Kenny's son-in-law I wouldn't be a tile setter in western Kansas. I'd be workin' at Weld Tech. HA
     
  6. Denny Zimmerman
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    HotdogginDaddyO, PM received, Thank You. Who actually runs the company now?

    Denny Z.
     
  7. Hotdoggin DaddyO
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    from Hays, Ks

    As far as Weld Tech I'm not sure. Might be Kenny's daughter. I know Greg's son Taylor has a lot to do with the day to day at Weld Wheels. Any time I'm around the family there's more beer drinkin' and less shop talk.:D
     
  8. hilltopgaragede
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    from Delaware

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    Here is one more for you. It's a 1939 Dreyer, flathead ford powered. We rescued the car from South Jersey. The car came with local dirt track racing history. It's presently owned By Scott Ebert who actively race's it with VSCCA. I previously restored the car with my X-Father-in-Law, John Jacobson and drove it to several victories. See my page for photograps: Hilltopgaragde \ Other Vehicles I've Done
     
  9. carl s
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    carl s
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    from Indio, CA

    Excellente!
    Say hi to my compadre David Rex if you will.
    http://s1011.photobucket.com/user/c...=6&o=11&_suid=1386083532890022061093967103612
    I'm in process of joining VSCCA and hope to get one event (hopefully a hill climb) in on the East Coast with them next year.
    Carl Schulz
    Indio, CA
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/91981316@N06/8656262431/in/set-72157633188888275
     
  10. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Nice car hilltopgaragede. Would you please tell us what brand and size of tires you use on the Dreyer? I also like the FED.

    Thanks
     
  11. hilltopgaragede
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    from Delaware

    Unfortunately I have not been involved with VSCCA for some time, so I don't see the guys too much any more. Mt. Equinox hillclimb was always a blast. I drove the Dreyer up a bunch of times
     
  12. hilltopgaragede
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    from Delaware

    The Dreyer has 16" - 35' ford wire wheels. We ran Dunlops when I drove it. Maybe 6.50's, but can't recall. We shaved and re-grooved the tread with a tire lathe on the new tires to make them stick better and last longer.

    Not sure what tires Scott has on there now, but from these pictures, they don't look like Dunlops.
     
  13. Supermod47
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    from Lincoln NE

    Anyone care to weigh in on this question:

    Name the 10 most iconic sprint cars circa 1900-1970

    Here is my list:

    car, most significant driver
    Baby, Ted Horn
    Black Deuce, Bobby Grim
    Fike Plumbling, Parnelli Jones
    Gerber Bobtail, Johnny Gerber
    Offy Killer, Harold Leep
    Pfrommer, Tommy Hinnershitz
    Poison Lil, Rex Mays
    Riverside Offy, Gus Schrader
    Sterling Plumbing, Jim Hurtubise
    Tamale Wagon, Bob Hogle

    later,
    Bob Mays
     
  14. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Rootie Kazoootie
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    A few more that I would include:
    Weinberger, J.White etc.
    Cheeseman 25
    How/Foyt/Wagner 21
    Gapco 83
    How/K.E.Y. 3
    Meskowski 9
    Miracle Power
     
  15. Jim Nise
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    Which Miracle Power Rootie, Hinnershitz drove one and Duayne Carter as well?

    So far all are great choices.
     
  16. hilltopgaragede
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    Got any pics of those cars and drivers?
     
  17. Rootie Kazoootie
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    I had Tommy H. in mind but there both pretty iconic actually.
     
  18. jjordan
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    Weld Tech is very well run by Kenny's daughter, although I believe his widow Mary is still involved a little. Taylor Weld is NOT involved in Weld Wheels in any way, the company was sold before Greg's death and has been sold again since then.
     
  19. jjones752
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    How about the Bromme Offy "Andy Gump"/Paul Jones
    City of Syracuse/Gary B
     
  20. Denny Zimmerman
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    jjordon Thank You, Denny Z.
     
  21. Hotdoggin DaddyO
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    Good to know. I was misinformed. Thank You
     
  22. jjordan
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    No biggie, worked for Greg and Taylor for many years, miss them both. I love this thread!
     
  23. Hotdoggin DaddyO
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    Hey no worries, I like knowing the truth. And...any time I can humble the wife is a good day in my house. HA:D
     
  24. re post 21361/iconic sp. cars;
    Beal, Traylor, Stearly, J. Thomson

    p.s. carter's miracle power was ex malloy/ruttman car #2 or #4.

    mlight9
     
  25. add schindler to beal car.
    mlight9
     
  26. Mitch G
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
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    Has anyone listed A.J. Watson's #33, became the Bowes #1, Dart Kart #2, Maxon-Jeffries, etc. ?
     

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  27. Rootie Kazoootie
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    from Colorado

    Probably shouldn't leave out Dizz Wilsons 71/ J. White etc. or the Purvis ECCA car/ McCluskey/Unser.
     
  28. SMITTYtheSMOKER
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    What was the difference between the "super-modified" cars and a sprint car?

    What was the difference in a sprint car and a Championship Sprint car?
     
  29. Rootie Kazoootie
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    No such thing as a Championship sprint car. This might help explain:
     

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  30. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Rootie Kazoootie
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    Depending on the area and Assn. that the Super modifieds ran there were various differences. The one that was universal was having a roll cage and usually a roof. Some Assn. required self starting/clutch and even a trans. sometimes. Wheelbase were often longer than sprints at 90-100".
     

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