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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. Rootie Kazoootie
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    12x-28-c-46.JPG Rex Mays, Lou Moore, Duke Nalon- Gasoline Alley 1946.
     
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    Ted Horn at Springfield, Mass. IMG_0310.JPG
     
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    Ray Hebert, a local driver out of Johnny Thomsons home town, Lowell, Mass. he was killed at Dover N.H. dirt 1/2 mile track on July 14 -1935 IMG_0311.JPG
     
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    this is the picture of the Ray Hebert wreck 7-14-35 IMG_0312.JPG
     
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    a close up shot of Ray Hebert IMG_0313.JPG
     
  6. 28dreyer
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    I would guess that to be one of the few flathead V8's running at that time due to the prevalence of the Bangers and the converted Bangers and the plethora of speed equipment available. Notice how nice a car that is and the single carb.
     
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  7. Rootie Kazoootie
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    A.J. Shepard leads Bud Tingelstad and Al Miller, Salem 61. 12x-29-a-shep ting-mill sal 61.JPG
     
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    Freddie Agabashian Indy 53. 12x-29-b-aga-53.JPG
     
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    12x-29-c hulse herk 62.JPG Chuck Hulse and Herk, IRP 62.
     
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    Troy Ruttman Carrell Speedway circa 1950. 12x-30-a-50.jpg
     
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    Sam Hanks wrinkles up the Love Mach. Tool Spl. Indy 49. 12x-30-b-1.JPG 12x-30-b-2.JPG 12x-30-b-3.JPG
     
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    Wagner teammates Riechert/Daniels lead Larson, Duman and Unser Terra Haute 65, 12x-30-c-65. lar dum.JPG
     
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    Hank's car looks bad enough, but man, did that concrete wall pay the price!
     
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    i know this is a big car thread, but i just wanted the folks to see Johnny Thomsons humble beginnings, as he went on to be one of the worlds greatest drivers. this shot is one of his earliest rides, in the Bob McFee v8 out of Salem, N.H. IMG_0314.JPG
     
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    this shot is of an unknown sprint car out of Conn., any body recognize ? IMG_0316.JPG
    IMG_0316.JPG
     
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    The great Bill Holland IMG_0315.JPG
     
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    Bill Cantrell in the Morales 2, Bobby Unser in the Miller 3, Ascot circa 62. 12x-31-a cant uns circa 62.JPG
     
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    George Amick shortens up Snowberger's car Indy 57. 12x-31-c-1.JPG 12x-31-c-2.JPG 12x-31-c-3.JPG
     
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    12x-31-b jones- ates 68.JPG Dee Jones, Sonny Ates lead the field, Salem 68.
     
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    Ed Elisian hard on the gas in Watsons car, Terra Haute 59 shortly before he was killed at Milwaukee. 1x-1-a.jpg
     
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    Johnny Boyd's meltdown, Langhorne 1958. 1x-1-c-1.JPG 1x-1-c-2.jpg 1x-1-c-3.jpg
     
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    The California front row, Indy 52. Freddie Agabashian- Andy Linden- Jack McGrath. 1x-1-d.JPG
     
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  24. Jim Nise
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    Rootie, you can see how the exhaust pipe ran with a low under axle bend. When the fuel tank split, the hot exhaust ignited the fuel!

    When Bignotti rebuilt the car the exhaust was a more normal configuration, above the axle.
     
  25. carl s
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    Tommy, since you mentioned Bill Holland a few posts back - here's a photo and 8-24-40 race report from "The Thompson Speedway Scrapbook 1940" (clicking on the link should lead you to a HD source) 'Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library - Yale University.
    (If you note the write-up, Bobby Sall set fast time and I believe he was in the famous Peters Offy (the former Cunningham Fronty)
    Link to Holland photo:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/91981316@N06/8559126898/in/album-72157632992837539/

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  26. flatheadtommy
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    thank you, Carl for those great pics of thompson, Ct. When Thompson was built before the war it was known as the Indianapolis of the east, owing that at the time it was the biggest paved track back here {5/8 of a mile} it is still going strong after all these years. { all the greats drove Thompson, the great Tony Willman was killed here in 1941}
     
  27. flatheadtommy
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    Carl, that link was fabulous , i urge everybody to view it
     
  28. carl s
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    A few years ago I was able to purchase a digital copy of that scrapbook from Yale. I was told that any future orders for the same would be far less costly since they already did the work at the library top produce my copy. I also sent that link to several 'New England Motorsport Historians' and the newly forming NE Museum but never heard a word back from any of them. lol
     
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    1x-2-a 59.jpg 1x-2-a-59-b.JPG The 1959 version of the BSF Lesovsky with Jud Larson up.
     
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    Jackie Holmes, Winchester 1950. 1x-2-c-holmes win 50.jpg
     
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