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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Joshua Shaw, Jan 17, 2008.
Yes it is.
And the trophy for The Ugliest Race Car of 1948 goes to............................
Deb Snyder circa 1952.
Bob Tattersall, Ralph Ligouri, Greg Weld, Sacto 1966.
It's a TIE!
Not sure if this a repeat of already posted news, but I just read in the Vintage Motors Sports newsletter that Jim Travers died this past week at age 95.
RIP to one of the greats.
According to stats, that should be midget driver Al Keller in what looks to be a Tucker Torpedo #66, and Andy Granatelli in his home built job in which he crashed and broke his arm. Neither of the cars made the show. Probably a good thing!
Another loss of a major figure in innovation. But he's back in "Thunder Alley"! RIP
Such a cool thread - thanks for posting it!
I ran all my customer engines for 10 yrs in the 70's and early 80's on the Traco dyno and got to know Jim & Frank , two great guys with a ton of engine info and such a great history
Sorry to hear of his passing, and he sure put his big mark in the sand
Sincerely Don Nowell
Rodger McCluskey getting ready to mount up at Phoenix 61.
Tony Capanna and the DVL hemi effort, Indy 55.
Buster Warke circa 1954.
So I thought I would post this request again and see if anyone new would answer. I'm looking for information about Mack Terry of Tulsa, OK and later Torrance, CA. Mack drove for both Pete and Red Forshee in 1960 and 1961. I am told he built his own sprint car for the 1962 IMCA season which may have carried the #77, livery unknown, but the car could have been blue.
Sometime in 1962, he moved to Torrance, CA and ran the car in the CRA at Ascot during the 1962 - 1964 seasons as the South Bay Auto Body Sprinter. Sometime in 1964 Porky Rachwitz took over driving the car and in early 1965 the car was retired.
I know there's a picture of the car out there somewhere, I just need to find it! If anyone can help fill in the blanks, I would be greatly appreciative.
Jim Rigby, Bay Meadows 1951.
Hal Cole has some wheel issues, Indy 1950.
Thanks for all the great photos everyone!
Rootie, is the #16 the former Tuffinelli Offy ?
It was the Tuffanelli car in 1950, Pritchard was Tuffanelli's head wrench.
Records for Mack Terry - IMCA year books - 1960 no record - 1962 - 23 in points no record for 1962
Rootie Buzz Rose book CRA Sprint Cars 1955-1970 shows this photo was taken at De Anza Park in Riverside, CA in 1958. Wayne Weiler left for the mid-west and Parnelli Jones took over
Tony Bettenhausen in the Blakely Oil Spl., Las Vegas 1954.
Herb Swan Reading 57.
Henry Banks' Hopkins Blue Crown, Indy 51.
That's Henry leaning into the cockpit.
Is the swan car Tommy Hinnershitz' old car?
This is the original Kurtis chassis the team bought in '48. They then built two "copies" the next year. Quotation marks, because they weren't really copies, they were visually and technically completely different, yet they are often confused.
Gary Bettenhausen, Sacto 66.
Johnnie Parsons, Indy 53.
Hank Rodgers, Trenton 46.
Here's an article about Rex Mays death at Del Mar that I found while going through my archives. Thought there may be some interest. It was printed in the San Diego Union, October 20,1987 as an announcement for the Camel Grand Prix of Southern California.
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