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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.

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  11. This is an early post war homemade big car, un-know history.

    Found in Springfield Mass and Owned by Dick and Jeff Ackerman

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    Homemade Q.C. and In-Out box

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    Myself playing the big winner!

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    AJ Shepard Williams Grove 1961. 9-27-a.JPG
     
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    Bud Tinglestad Reading 1963. 9-27-b.JPG
     
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    Bobby Unser in Mutt Andersons car Terra Haute 1967. 9-27-d-67.JPG
     
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    Jim Packard in the ex-Aggie/Malloy 2/Carter Miracle Power car Williams Grove 1958. 9-27-c.JPG
     
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    Someone told me that Jerry Blundy ended up driving an ex-Duane Carter car in IMCA at one point. I don't know if that's true or not but if it is could this be the car?
     
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    It's very possible, My information shows that in the 60s it was owned by a Ted Pfeiffer out of Ind. who had a connection to Dizz Wilson and he ran it in USAC and other sanction races.
     
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    9-27-e.JPG 9-27-f.jpg The first shot is of Aggies prewar rail frame at So. Ascot. The second shot is of Aggies car just before he sold it to Malloy 1949. While there are changes the nose, grill, cowl make me think the prewar 21 could be the genesis of the Malloy/Carter/etc. car.
     
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    Or is it possible that this car ended up being the Speedy Helms car out of Indy that Blundy drove?
     
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    Rootie,
    What track in Phoenix was that?
     
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    The state fairgrounds mile.
     
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    I don't believe so. The ownership trail that I'm aware of is - Aggie/Malloy/ Carter/ Watterson/Pfeiffer/Ankeney- who had it restored to Miracle Power colors and then donated it to IMS museum.
     
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    Thanks, Rootie.
     
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    The last car Speedy had (Red #3) was bought new from Hilligas (? spelling), (was possibly a sister car to Hectors Black #2) 1st with an Offy then Chev, and Blundy was one of several drivers.
     
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    Vuky didn't run the sprint cars much but in early 51 he drove the Malloy 2 at the Pomona fairgrounds then in 52 he drove the #42 car at what appears to be Williams Grove. 9-28-a.jpg 9-28-b.JPG 9-28-c.JPG
     
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    Joe Sostilio in the ESS-AHR Engineering Spl. stretched midget 1951. 9-28-d.JPG
     
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    These are some great pics from the era I am starting to study more.

    On the cars from the late 40's- early 50's that ran ford axles and drum brakes, What spindles did they run? Passenger car or larger truck? I know later in life they ran the ford 10 truck spindles but I was not sure if the passenger drum brakes fit the larger truck spindles? I know some cars ran the v860 ford tube axle but to run the truck spindles the kingpin journals would have had to have been reamed to the larger kingpin size.

    Thanks again for the great pics!!
     
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    Rootie , you probably know this but, the ESS-AHR Spl. that Joe drove for one race was owned by Steve Richardt from long island the ESS- AHR was for his initials . I'm not sure of the spelling of his last name. Joe Sostilio was one of the greatest drivers out of New England, the other one being Johnny Thomson. Sostilio raced from coast to coast and was teammate at one time with Johnnie Parsons on Johnnie's 2 car sprint team and then a couple of years later with Sam Hanks on Ed walsh's champ car team. it was reported once in the Boston Herald that Joe earned more in 1947 than president Truman made. Joe reportedly made 54,000 dollars to Trumans salary of 45,000 dollars.
     

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