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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. carl s
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    Note: Larry Pfitzenmaier of Sonoita AZ is the current owner of The Hunt 99 car which is the twin to this car.
    Link to The Hunt 99: https://www.flickr.com/photos/91981316@N06/23858786792/in/album-72157633528002567/
    Link to some commentary from Larry concerning both cars: https://www.flickr.com/photos/91981316@N06/24104400186/in/album-72157633528002567/
     
  2. flatheadtommy
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    the absolute Great , Bill Schindler , killed at Allentown, Pa. in the Beal Offy sprint car. IMG_0304.JPG
     
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  3. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Rodger Ward leads Don Freeland, Williams Grove 1954. 1x-3-a wg 54.jpg
     
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    Henry Banks, Indy 1948. 1x-3-b-banks 1948.JPG
     
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    Bobby Unser Terra Haute 1967. 1x-3-c-un-th 67.JPG
     
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    Lee Wallard and Walt Faulkner at Indy IMG_0341.JPG
     
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    Jimmy Bryan IMG_0339.JPG
     
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    Aggie and Johnnie IMG_0338.JPG
     
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    another good shot of Jimmy IMG_0337.JPG
     
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    Offy the king IMG_0343.JPG
     
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  13. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Carl Williams, Red Riegel, Chuck Booth-IRP 65. 1x-4-a-wil-reig-booth irp 65.JPG
     
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    Johnny Thomson Indy 53. 1x-4-b-thom 53.JPG
     
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    Gene Force, San Jose 51. 1x-4-c-force 51.JPG
     
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    1x-5-a-kel-east-61.jpg Al Keller inside of Rex Easton at IRP 1961.
     
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    1x-5-b- eg-1.JPG Mari and Elmer George circa 1957.
     
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    Frank Kurtis, along with Henry Banks, checks out some of his handiwork, Pat O'Connors 1954 Indy ride. 1x-5-c-kur-ban- 54 po.JPG
     
  19. Rand Man
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    I love the look of the old sprint and Indy cars. I'm a firm believer that they were THE major influence for hot rods driven on the street. I'll be adding lots of sprint car features on my T roadster, one being nerf bars.
    It looks like most racing nerfs were about the same size as the radius rods. Could the experts give me some advice on what was used or my have been required by rules? Thanks.
     
  20. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    I have no idea what was required in the day, but I'll give you a tip. On my current build champ car I went to a boat salvage yard and bought a mound of salvaged, polished stainless steel boat deck hand railing. Most is 7/8" diameter and many pieces already had mandrel bent radii on them which could prove useful is saving time fabricating nerf bars, not to mention stunningly beautiful. My radius rods are made from 7/8 OD 4130 moly tube.
     
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    A.J. Foyt on the high side#24, Bill Chennault #5, and John Paulson #3 nearest the camera, Shreveport LA 1956, McEachern photo. sfoyt_shreveport56.jpeg
     
  22. BZNEIL
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    Midgets usually had 7/8" nerfs and sprints 1".
     
  23. haroldd1963
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  24. Bob Cicconi
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    Check that guard rail out! :eek:
     
  25. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Jack Rounds in the Schmidt 44 1961 1x-6-a-61.JPG
     
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    Pat O'Connor works on Rex Easton, Salem 1957. 1x-6-b-57 ocon-east.JPG
     
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    1x-6-c lang 59.JPG Elmer George and A.J. at Langhorne 59.
     
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  28. re post #23612 this page, car #36, any info on this car? checked usac hist. but no #'s listed for '65
    nor a car name starting w/letter "H". also no car owner starting w/ H.
    notice now has diff. tail(w/headrest).
    mlight9
     
  29. Rootie Kazoootie
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    1x-6-d.JPG 1x-6-e.JPG
    After a bit of "sluething" it appears the #36 was registered to a Bill Dixon in 65 and was driven by Booth on several occasions. Don't know the significance (if any) of the letter H in the bumper. Others probably know more
     
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  30. re car #36, thanks for info,
    mlight9
     

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