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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. deuce354
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    Picked up a new project over the weekend. A IMCA champ car. 96" wheelbase , spring front, paralell rear torsion car. Powered by a Hilborn Injected 427 Chev BIG BLOCK! Raced by Bob Davis of Dayton. This car could be the first sprint ever built with a big block. Bob raced this car at all the IMCA paved tracks. Winchester, St Paul, Dayton, New Bremmen. Ft Wayne. Bob qualified for the middle of the front row in the 69 Little 500. He was involved in a wreck about half way & flipped it. The wreck can be seen in Dick Wallens Sprint Car Highlights Vol 5. Its a really cool car. Im going to mock it up for now, & build some headers for it to display it this summer. Then i will build a engine for it. The paint on the chassis is pretty much gone. I might redo the chassis & leave the original paint on the body. It is a real beast. Has about a 50 gallon fuel tank.
     

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  2. Joshua Shaw
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    Nice find! Very complete with good Wheel and Tire package. That's rare...

    Good going!

    J Shaw
     
  3. The37Kid
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    NSSN published these pictorials during WWII, no menton of the exact date racing was stoped in the USA.
     

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  6. Rootie Kazoootie
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    It's been reported that A.J. Watson has died at age 90. watson 3.JPG watson 1.JPG watson 2.JPG
     
  7. 1929CDAN
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    One of the really down to earth guys you would ever meet.
    God speed my friend
     
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  8. 80WTI
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    This a couple pics of my Grandfather back in the day at Brisbane Exhibition Speedway in Australia, I will have to get over to my Grandmothers house and scan alot more soon, but hopefully this might interest someone here.
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    This was his first car
     
  9. 80WTI
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    then he built this car from scratch, he built the first fibreglass body in Australia and was copied from a picture from the American cars and scaled up and then he built a solid timber buck and planed it all by hand and then made a fiberglass mould.
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  11. .....glad your back.....like the new format....
     
  12. pljas
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    wish I could get any early IMCA sprint records between 1963-1965 my uncle drove for Jerry Pittman in the 98 and this car looks like the same car driven by CRA stars they wanted to win I have a piece of vedio showing him and Nolan Johncock getting together at Winchester, my uncle 's name was Joe Giusti one of the bigshots around Stockton Sacramento who won the Gold Cup in 60 so he was no slouch ,just wish I could find more he was a great hero to me. Thanks for reading Jerry Smith
     
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  14. flatheadtommy
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    Jerry, i have a lot of IMCA yearbooks from the 50;s, 60;s . i would sell them if i could do the whole lot. thanks, Tommy Caruso. let me know.
     
  15. pljas
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    what do you want for them,I wish I knew he was listed as the driver of the 98 in 1963,1964,1965.thanks for your reply.Jerry
     
  16. Racer12
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1400091347.359081.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1400091376.232506.jpg

    Any one on here know anything about this Crew shirt I bought. Did a little research an saw that there was a Chiropractic Special in late 50's at the Speedway. Thanks for any help'

    Bob


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  17. Rootie Kazoootie
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    At Indy 1957 there were 2 Chiropractic Spls. One was fielded by Hopkins and driven by Jim Rathmann who finished 2nd. The other was fielded by Dr. Sabourine and was driven by Bud Clemons and was a DNQ. chiro 1.JPG chiro 2.JPG
     
  18. Denny Zimmerman
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    It's starting to come back....I guess.
     
  19. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Have you got your midget hammered back straight again? :) Zimm.jpg
     
  20. ...still getting on with my street sprint project.....mounted the oil filter housing,and plumbed the oil lines....another headache over..... DSC05177.JPG DSC05178.jpg
     
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    I must be getting old. It took me forever to get hooked back up on here !!!
     
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  22. .......Stan.....we're all getting old...:)
     
  23. slobitz
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    Swiekert DA.jpg Just checking to see if I can post a photo.
     
  24. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Beats the alternative :D
     
  25. Denny Zimmerman
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    Stan, When I said "it's starting to come back" I was referring to this forum, they put it in the shop and it comes back different (grrr), but I'm getting use to it. Wish they would leave it alone...if it aint broke don't fix it. As for the midget it's good to go this Saturday, can't wait. The weather forecast looks bad though. Denny Z.
     
  26. slobitz
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    tommy h.jpg My buddy.
     
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  27. ........we're all becoming ''grumpy old men''......don't like change.....
     
  28. pljas
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    Is this the travel on trailer special "nice"
     
  29. Rootie Kazoootie
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  30. indyrjc
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    After starting 32nd Rathmann was the fastest car on the track in the 1957 500. And he was leading after the halfway point when the handling suddenly went away. It turned out that a frame weld had broken but as you stated he still held on to finish second. The Salih laydown led something of a charmed life in both 1957 and 1958 in winning the 500. It was probably only a top five car by 1958 at best had it not been for the first lap crash taking out several better cars. In fact, the whole laydown concept was never really much of an advantage at all and only Johnny Thomson was ever able to win another Championship race in one. The laydowns were a great story for a few years but the truth is that you were always probably better off in a Watson roadster with a strong upright Offy.
     

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