The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Joshua Shaw, Jan 17, 2008.
Don Branson, Mario at Sacto 65.
Herk at Indy 63.
Elmer George vs Trenton wall 1958.
Very close call. Only one guy went out of the park at Trenton and lived, Eddie Sachs. He backed the Pete Schmidt car over the wall at the same spot in the fall race. Jud larson and Dempsey Wilson drive by.
George Snider leads Larry Dickson and Mike Mosely, DuQuion 1969.
Freddie Agabashian and Russ Snowberger looking over the Fed. Eng. roadster 1955.
Walt Brown, Williams Grove 1950.
INTERESTING guard rail in front of Grandstand.
An absolutely beautiful photo! Thanks Rootie.
BTW, I looked up the results of this Williams Grove race and it shows that Mauri Rose was there in the Keck front drive car (from your earlier photo) but didn't start the race. Seeing the usually rear dirt track tires on the front of that car would make an interesting photo.
Art Pollard leading Arnie Knepper, Sacto 66.
Rex Easton in the Helm Spl. circa 1940s.
Pete Clark bolts up the radius rods on the Bowes Seals Fast Spl. 1950.
That's "Speedy" Helm himself behind the cockpit.
The Cheesman Maserati, driven by Henry Banks 1939/40, DNQ.
Neal Carter's Lutes Spl. 1951.
Wally Campbell's Nascar Champ car circa 1952.
The late Jim Travers with Mauri Rose and his partner Frank Coon circa 1950.
Gene Hartley getting ready to saddle up in the Mel Rae Spl. Indy 52.
Lee Wallard at Darlington 1950. If it looks like they are dressed for cold weather, they were. The race was held on Dec. 10th 1950.
Rodger McCluskey, Trenton 1961.
Lloyd Ruby, 24, Don Branson Hoosier 100 65.
Eddie Sachs on his infamous late race pit stop 1961.
Don Brown 1964 IMCA registered owner and driver of the 14, finished 12th in points, 12 top 10s out of 21 events. Also the guy in the red cap is Hector Honore walking back from the refreshment stand.
Pic 12 car 444 is Wib Spaulding, center of the pic. He won 34 track Championships and over 600 feature wins. Many at Shaheen's Springfield Speedway (IL) Tri-City Speedway (IL), St.Charles (MO) He was from Granite City, IL.
In some ways Clint Brawner deserved as much blame for Sachs wearing out a tire and having to pit as did Eddie. Foyt's pit wasn't very close to the Dean pit so Eddie's crew couldn't see what went on when the Bowes team's fuel coupler broke and Foyt went back out with no additional fuel. However, several people reportedly ran up to Clint and told him that Foyt was going to have to pit again. For whatever reason Clint didn't listen to them and let Sachs continue to run hard with a full fuel load while Foyt was running faster because the car was lighter. By the time Foyt did come back in Sach's tires were likely already damaged. At any rate they were worn out as far as Sachs was concerned.
Supposedly, wasn't there a private "test session" a few days after the race with the worn out tires that lasted less than five laps before the right front popped?
Mike Magill tags the wall at Indy 1957.
Bobby Unser in the ECCA car on the inside of Bob Coulter in the Bromme Andy Gump car, Ascot 62.
A good looking but unidentified Champ car. The solid wheels and drum brakes would date it to around 1951, give or take. The nose with the small grill and the starter hole below is similar to a Pankrantz but not the rest of the car.
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