Register now to get rid of these ads!

Features VINTAGE SPRINT CAR PIC THREAD, 1965 and older only please.

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

  1. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,450

    gnichols
    Member
    from Tampa, FL

     
  2. ....Gary,that would be a great idea.....oh I popped over to Gainsville on Saturday to a great show put on by the Gainsville Street Rods club...made us very welcome,and they even gave me a dash plaque......
     
  3. oldracefan
    Joined: Mar 25, 2014
    Posts: 4

    oldracefan
    Member
    from ohio

    First attempt at uploading a photo. Indy 1959.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. oldracefan
    Joined: Mar 25, 2014
    Posts: 4

    oldracefan
    Member
    from ohio

    USAC Sprint at Reading Fairgrounds. No Identity of the driver.
     

    Attached Files:

    • #1.jpg
      #1.jpg
      File size:
      18.8 KB
      Views:
      422
  5. ...oldracefan...PERFECT....
     
  6. Rootie Kazoootie
    Joined: Nov 27, 2006
    Posts: 7,637

    Rootie Kazoootie
    Member
    from Colorado

    Probably Bruce Walkup in the Dunseth car 1968.
     
  7. Speedwrench
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 992

    Speedwrench
    Member

    Greg Weld ?
     
  8. deucemac
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 961

    deucemac
    Member

    I joined this thread when it was 91 pages and now it is 1091! There are some great threads here on the HAMB but none and I mean NONE compare to this one! Josh, thanks for starting it and to all you others, thanks for the most incredible wealth of knowledge that you share with us I thought that after 50+ years playing with open wheel cars I have learned a lot, but up against some of you, I'm still wearing my rookie stripes! I can't wait to see what the next 1000 pages will have to offer.
     
  9. dweis12
    Joined: Aug 8, 2012
    Posts: 5

    dweis12
    Member

    Yes...thank you...all of you...I've learned so much!
     
  10. hfracing53
    Joined: Dec 16, 2009
    Posts: 74

    hfracing53
    Member

    AWESOME THREAD ! Here's one of my favorite pics .
     

    Attached Files:

    • 98.jpg
      98.jpg
      File size:
      328.3 KB
      Views:
      526
  11. Joshua Shaw
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,191

    Joshua Shaw
    Member

    Nope. No direct relation that we know of.. I own a car Mickey won a USAC feature in. That's about it. ;)

    J Shaw
     
  12. Joshua Shaw
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,191

    Joshua Shaw
    Member

    Jay Burkart:

    Are any of these fella's your dad?

    J Shaw
     

    Attached Files:

    • 1206.jpg
      1206.jpg
      File size:
      132.6 KB
      Views:
      286
    • 1217.jpg
      1217.jpg
      File size:
      190.3 KB
      Views:
      333
    • 1197.jpg
      1197.jpg
      File size:
      357.4 KB
      Views:
      316
  13. Jay Burkart
    Joined: May 10, 2009
    Posts: 6

    Jay Burkart
    Member

    Joashua,
    The middle picture, the fellow on the right is my Dad, Jake Burkart.
    He was Doc Bowles chief mechanic.
    The fellow on the left is Ray Webber, he used to run a USAC Midget and he from
    Cincinnati, from over on Werk Rd. Doc Bowles is in the center.
    Jay
    Thanks,
    Jay
     
  14. Jim Nise
    Joined: Oct 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,102

    Jim Nise
    Member

    I'm thinking Greg Weld in the dunseth #1
     
  15. Dick L
    Joined: Dec 21, 2010
    Posts: 138

    Dick L
    Member

    In my humble opinion the Dunseth car is the prettiest sprint car ever.
     
  16. Al Consoli
    Joined: Mar 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,449

    Al Consoli
    Member

    It is Weld. I was there a little to the left.:)
     
  17. Joshua Shaw
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,191

    Joshua Shaw
    Member


    That's cool!
     
  18. Rootie Kazoootie
    Joined: Nov 27, 2006
    Posts: 7,637

    Rootie Kazoootie
    Member
    from Colorado

    Seems Bob Sweikerts first sprint car ride was the K O (Karl Orr) spl. powered by a Merc. flatty. Must have been "interesting" sailing around the high banked Oakland Stadium track on wire wheels ;) Good looking car though, wonder if it still exists?
     

    Attached Files:

    • sw2.jpg
      sw2.jpg
      File size:
      186.7 KB
      Views:
      324
    • sw4.jpg
      sw4.jpg
      File size:
      247.1 KB
      Views:
      324
    • sw1.jpg
      sw1.jpg
      File size:
      39.4 KB
      Views:
      304
    • sw3.jpg
      sw3.jpg
      File size:
      313.4 KB
      Views:
      309
    • sw5.JPG
      sw5.JPG
      File size:
      81.5 KB
      Views:
      307
    • sw6.jpg
      sw6.jpg
      File size:
      83.8 KB
      Views:
      345
  19. This here page 1091 is a sterling example of why I love this thread...Thanks to all for sharing.
     
  20. oldracefan
    Joined: Mar 25, 2014
    Posts: 4

    oldracefan
    Member
    from ohio

    Bob Burriss in Wilbur Hawthorne's #35 an ex-Indy Roadster after winning the Tri-State 150-lap Super-Modified Championship race at Heidelberg Raceway in 1964.
     

    Attached Files:

  21. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,554

    s55mercury66
    Member
    from SW Wyoming

    The Hawthorne car a little later. I think I read somewhere this is the car Jerry Unser went over the wall at Indy in 1958. I think I may have posted the winged version earlier, and the crash pic was also posted here. Ramblur is Wilbur's grandson.
     

    Attached Files:

  22. baldtireman
    Joined: Aug 3, 2009
    Posts: 378

    baldtireman
    Member

    How about Wilbur Shaw???:confused:
     
  23. Here,s the 67 taken at Millers 10
     

    Attached Files:

  24. memaerobilia
    Joined: Mar 24, 2004
    Posts: 191

    memaerobilia
    Member

    Wish I had known the 67 was going to be at Ameilia Island. I would have gone over...(and I missed the 375MM Carrera Panamericana Ferrari that Dad worked on in the 50s! the year before:()
    We maintained that Fray Champ car, for "the Judge" for years, in the 80's. He came over to the shop more times than I can count, to take many rolls of detail photographs of vintage racers, as we built or restored them, and always had an extra set of prints made, to give us. I have a lot of shots of the 67, It was a very well engineered car (as far as designed for ease of working on it..)
    [​IMG]
     
  25. RABs32
    Joined: Nov 14, 2009
    Posts: 810

    RABs32
    Member
    from new jersey

    Thanks for helping Me ID the car in My photo of the crashed version. I've been trying to ID the car due to loosing all My paper info in a flood but I saved the negatives and Thanks to Your post I can fill in the blanks.....Thank's Again for the ID.....Rich
     
  26. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,554

    s55mercury66
    Member
    from SW Wyoming

    Rich, that car was owned at the time of the winged pic, by Dave Humpe. That pic came from Jimmies Old Time Racing, and was taken at Hilltop Speedway, Marietta, Ohio. Do you know when and where the car was wrecked? It was supposedly scrapped afterward. Here is another pic, from the same website. Don't know the location.
     

    Attached Files:

  27. easter
    Joined: Nov 25, 2010
    Posts: 554

    easter
    Member

    [​IMG]

    Does anyone recognize the two men standing on the far side at the front of the car? I believe the one on our left in white with a black hat is my dad, Luke Easter and maybe the guy next to him is Don Arnett from Belpre, Ohio or Parkersburg, WV. Dad raced with Dave Humpe at Parkersburg, Marietta, Athens, etc.
     
  28. jnkyrd59
    Joined: Aug 5, 2006
    Posts: 112

    jnkyrd59
    Member
    from new york
    1. Big Daddy Ed Roth

    great pics look up marty himes museum still has many photos of east coast tracks drove many sprint cars etc real true historian long island bayshore new york
     
  29. re #21825,this happened @ Reading. I think driver was Brayton(lee?)
    mlight9
     
  30.  

    Attached Files:

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.