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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. 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.
     
  2. The37Kid
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    I'm back, it took a while with a lost password. I've changed my Avatar, that is the ANSEN SPECIAL that ran in Southern California. Help me find it, or any info you have on it. Lou Senter the owner is on the right. Note the curve to the cowl, back of the hood a feature that should help ID any remains that are still out there. Photo is from around 1951. Bob
     
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  3. .....don't know what this is,but if you like them both,every body wins.. :)
     
  4. clibb1
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    Hello Guys. I haven't been on here for a while. What happened to the forum? Took a while to find the last postings. Hello Joshua Shaw. Great thread!!! Craig
     
  5. LEE GREENAWALT
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    Latimore Valley 5-17-14 Josh Shaw on the Gas!

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  6. LEE GREENAWALT
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    more from Latimore!!!!

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  8. Dick L
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    Great shots!!
     
  9. MrExcite
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    Another of Josh Shaw from 1965 . . . I mean May 17th, 2014 !!

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  10. Joshua Shaw
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    Howdy fella's! It took me a while to "re-engage" as well. Great photos from Latimore this weekend are popping up everywhere. What a trip!!

    Stan Lobitz- Your hospitality was amazing and your Fried chicken out of this world! We had been on the road in the rain for 10 hours straight... it was much needed! Thank you so much for the tour!! AMAZING doesn't begin to describe your collection.

    Here's another picture I stumbled onto on the JALOPY SHOWDOWN facebook page.
     

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  11. big duece
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    Fantastic photo's Lee...
     
  12. LEE GREENAWALT
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    Latimore action 2014...
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  13. Buildy
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    I was there,too ! Total surprise to see race cars at the show down,no one told me anything about it. Happy to see Josh and the boys for sure !



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  15. lrs30
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    ^^WHITNEY/SHAW/KERR/ROOT^^
    KILLER JOB GUYS ON ALL THE CARS! Mike, David, Ryan I'm blown away by how good the SPIRIT OF SAYLER PARK turned out! This is how I saw it last. Guess that's what 18 days in ICU gets ya! Killer work guys! Ryan

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  16. Speedwrench
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    Love the shot from the Showdown page. I haven't seen a rooster tail like that in years. Did take the diamond off and put on a knob?
     
  17. slobitz
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    Josh, you and your crew are welcome at my place anytime. Gage is a lucky Kid ! He will make a fine young man traveling with you guys.
     
  18. RABs32
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    I shot This shot of Josh putting the Ellison thru it's paces and it Brought back a memory of Me as an 11 year old Kid that snuck up to th first turn during the 71 National Open and was able to get off a few shots til Mr. security Guard grabbed Me around the third lap........................Rich
     

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  19. RABs32
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    Mike Whitney getting in laps in The City of Saylor 44.....................Rich
     

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    Jo Kerr Getting laps in the 23...................Rich
     

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    Got a few more of Josh out for a Saturday afternoon cruise................................Rich
     

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  22. Bob Cicconi
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    Great shots! They remind me of when I was young and would watch the USAC sprint cars race at Reading, PA. I wish I knew about the Latimore event. I'd love to catch one of those shows! You guys did a great job restoring the cars, too!
     
  23. RABs32
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    I shot a sequence series of Josh HAVIN A BLAST, Kickin up a little dust.................Rich
     

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  24. Buildy
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    Here was a cool Model A based sprint car at the Show Down. IMG_1243_cr.jpg IMG_1259_cr_cr.jpg
     
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  25. Joshua Shaw
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    The Latimore visit was kinda "last minute". We knew we were invited months ago but not sure if we'd have cars ready.. if INDY and the month of May would intervene... if the Show program would change at the last minute.. OR if the rain would allow it! Plus, it was a "Trial deal" to see if it would work.. if the Museum board okay's it we'll be back next year and we'll do our best to get the word out.

    GREAT PICS everyone! Wow.. Thank you!
     
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  26. dirt in ur beer
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    I've been lurking on this thread for a long time . I just can't get enough of these gorgeous old race cars . The company that I own has been involved in a few restorations of vintage sprints , champ cars and midgets including the last "old " trostle built . In a few weeks I'm coming to the fine state of indiana to take in midget week (1st time). Could any of you purveryers of vintage speed possibly point me in a direction of some collections of antique race cars to see while I'm there ? Already planned on a trip to IMS museum and greatly look forward to it but really looking for dirt cars . Thanks in advance ,Eric.


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  27. dirt in ur beer
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    Purveyers .... Sorry


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  28. Speedwrench
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    Dirt in ur beer - I think some of Don Smith's collection is on public display in Terre Haute, Indiana.

    I'm not sure of details. You might ask on the Indiana Open Wheel site.
     
  29. myjalopy
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    Josh, the cars looked great and some how sounded better... Thanks for letting me borrow your helmet... Hope you guys bring them back to the showdown next year...


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  30. Buildy
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    Josh and Kevin Gill both put on a show in the #49 Sat ! IMG_1343_cr.jpg
     

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