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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Joshua Shaw, Jan 17, 2008.
Some more photos of the 2010 Millers
http://s1011.photobucket.com/user/carl44s/library/Millers Milw Mile 2010?sort=6&page=1
Can't recall seeing Joe on track with #67 but do recall him in the #76 Ewing Roadster in my mirror half sideways coming out of turn 4
Love your photoshop albums, Thanks.
What is the story on the two(?) # 15 Boyle cars? Is the Rasansky #15 car still around/ does it have a new, current owner, last time shown or run? etc
Do you know anything about the fifth pic. I've seen it before and think my dads in it
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Glad you enjoy the photobucket albums.
Your Q about the #15 Boyle Cars.
I feel uncomfortable talking about others' cars, they always have more info than I, but from what I've read Mitch Rasansky's car is a stunning recreation of the original using period correct engine, trans and rear end.
Here's a link to photobucket album from 2011 when we were both at The Millers
My car is a 'tribute car' with no attempt made at exact replicating of the original car which is said to have disappeared in the 1930s.
Here's link to some builder's photos:
The signboard should give the reader what they need.
Wanted/ needed, 2 - Halibrand , single spot brake mounts for Int. spindles. Shop job.
Also 2--RH & LH - 2" - Axle nuts for a 31 splined steel Halibrand midget axle. Winter's alum. nuts will not work. My midget, will trade $ for parts.
Butch Evans 740-248-6023
Jay Burkart, Shelbyville, Ky. My Dad owned a sprinter in the 40's than ran against Doc's car. His good friend, Chick Smith got killed in it at Franklin. My Dad owned the Southern Star.
Hey Butch, I've got some if you still need them. Let me know
Glenn Necessary 661 714-3854
Butch, I have been looking for a spare set for mine for a while. They are 1 7/8" thread. Seems like there should be a ton of them out there.
Glenn, I will be interested in some after Butch gets what he needs.
Thank you for your interesting info on your tribute car, which most certainly IS "an affordable, reliable and fun way" to go vintage racing and have a ball. I have enjoyed your many posts, seeing all the meets you have enjoyed, with it.
The Rasansky cars photos were also great, but it raised even more questions for me, with the #2... As I understand it, Both the # 2 and the #15 are his cars. They look very much alike. so I was wondering which one came first, which one "might" have been copied from the first, or built as an unrelated, similar project, and if indeed they ARE the same model Miller? I know they could not BOTH have come from the same source. Hard to find info on these..Beautiful cars, either way.
I remember when he told us he had found an original Miller engine. We were a bit envious. Dad had been looking for some years, but it seemed like Chuck was frineds with lots of guys who knew the best sources, and he always snapped up most of the Miller engines & parts available back then.
Joe, Those are Qs you'd have to direct to Mitch.
BTW: Sorry to hear of your struggles selling the elto and Granite State - the market seems a bit unpredictable of late and a lot of those currently with money to purchase are from a generation not attuned to what we would consider of historic value.
Have you considered donation to a museum and the ensuing tax reductions?
I have probably 6 or 8 sets for International spindles and single spot halibrand brake caliper.
I am not as familiar with the Doc Bowles car as I am with the car he partnered with Gus Gutzweiler in the very late 50's and 60's, the G&J Engineering car but I do see that there are a lot more pictures of the Doc Bowles car by far, as a matter of fact just looking through this thread I haven't seen any of the G&J car, I have several pictures where it was remade over several times as the:
then as a #63 White and red with some blue striping for 67/68
and finally I have a picture of it as
cream and blue #89 for seasons 1968/69.
My Dad said that Gus kept trying to change it to break a bad luck streak.
Love to se the pictures I have the car. Last pic is now.
No doubt! Weld driving with his wheels. It would be restored to that spec a few years before Greg passed.
Can anyone identify this Driver? Around 1969. Springfield Ill.
Jerry Russel but not 1969
G&J Engineering Spl. Cincinnati Ohio.
A real good cockpit shot of it I new I had somewhere but couldn't find..
Jay, I remember seeing Hugh Randell drive it at Salem
A young Richard Hoffman (probably going by "Dick" when the image was taken). Recognize the driver? How about the number 56 in the foreground ?
The Hoffman patriarch, Gus "Old Timer" Hoffman will be inducted into the USAC Hall of Fame at IRP on May 17 (Silver Crown Race)
Doc Dawson is the driver.
Out of curiosity, Do you know when this picture was taken?
No, I do not know the date of photo. I will try to find out.
Sad news..... Late 40s midget and Indy car driver, Billy Coy has died at age 93. Billy made a name for himself, driving midgets at Carrell Speedway in Gardena Cal. driving for the Deacon Jones team.
Billy competed in the Indy 500 one time(I believe 1949), finishing third, driving for Red Stanley, crossing the finish line with his car on fire.
RIP, Mickey Rooney... I'll be watching "The Big Wheel" today, in your honor..
mac miller in INDY
I have a couple photos of the 56 car. Chuck Booth is driving in both pictures. The car is listed in my USAC book as the C & J Enginnering Spl. owned by Clyde Gutzweiler. According to my book this photo is 1969.
I recently learned that there are no more M&H midget tires available. I would suggest those who need tires now or in the near future to call Coker tire and let them know your needs. The more requests they get, will expedite more tires to be made by M&H. Thanks
Thanks, that answers two questions. I thought the #56 car was Gutzweiler's,but those that knew him better than I said his car's were always #19.
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