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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. easter
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    What a fantastic photo. I'm just guessing, but maybe first row Buzz Barton, Jud Larson, and Johnny Rutherford. Is that Hector in the Bardahl shirt? Second row, second in Jerry Richert and maybe Don Branson. The thin guy in the center of the back row looks like Mac Clingan, but I don't think he was driving sprint cars in 1961. Anyway, fantastic photo. I'd love to have a poster of this with all the names under each man (autographs would be incredible!)
     
  2. flatheadtommy
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    second row, 4th from left, Arnie Knepper
     
  3. Michael Ferner
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    Ten.
     
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  4. flatheadtommy
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    Michael, thats great .can you give some names ?
     
  5. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Eddie Sachs dings up the DVL car at Milwaukee 1961. 3x-22-a 61-a.JPG
     
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    Mickey Rupp saddles up at Salem 65. 3x-22-a-rupp 65.jpg
     
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    Al Keller Indy 57. 3x-22-c-keller 57.JPG
     
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  8. Michael Ferner
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    :D ;)

    Last row: 4 Buzz Rose, 6 Jim McElreath
    Middle row: 2 Jerry Richert, 4 Arnie Knepper, 8 Hal Rettberg
    Front row: 3 Johnny Rutherford, 4 Leroy Neumayer, 5 Harold Leep, 7 Gordon Woolley, 8 Pete Folse

    When I get home to check a few reference pics I'm sure I can add a few more (i.e. I don't want to put egg on my face by going out on a limb! ;))
     
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    great job , Michael, and thats Jerry Shumaker in the sunglass's beside Harold Leep and the car owner Hector Honore beside Pete Folse
     
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  10. Michael Ferner
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    Hah! Needed only one reference pic, as the very same photograph is in "Show Biz Auto Racing" by Buzz Rose, and he identifies them all:

    Back row: Jerry Blundy, Larry North, Jay Woodside, Buzz Rose, Harv Konkel, Jim McElreath, Dick Carter, Sonny Helms, Al Funderburk
    Middle row: Herschel Wagner, Jerry Richert, Hank Rogers, Arnie Knepper, Don Carr, Buzz Barton, Cookie Osterhout, Hal Rettberg, Duane Stoneking, Calvin Gilstrap, Froggie Droz, Pat O'Hara, Dick Hope
    Front row: Ted Ready, Johnny Rutherford, Leroy Neumayer, Harold Leep, Jerry Shumaker, Gordon Woolley, Pete Folse, Eddie Loetscher

    So, yes about Shumaker, but Honore is not in the picture. Obviously, there's one name missing in the front row, but since we're all in agreement about Rutherford (aren't we), it can only be the first or second person in that row, and neither looks like Hector. I don't know how Ted Ready looked, but the guy next to Rutherford looks a bit young for a three-year veteran like Ready. Let's try to "make the picture complete" - two drivers who competed at Tampa that year but have not been named were Cy Fairchild of Michigan, and Ed Frese of Illinois - anyone recognize the guy?
     
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  11. Michael Ferner
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    Found a picture of Cy Fairchild, albeit from 1971 - I think it's him.
     
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    Michael, WOW ! you are the best. thanks. and now i can fill in all the names. i have a connection to Jerry Shumaker because years ago i unearthed his old sprint car and restored it .
     
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    Can you tell me the date on that great picture. I was there for that epic battle. Watched it from the roof rack on Crocky Wright's old Chevy. Parked on the hill behind turn 1 and 2. Crocky gave me his helmet and goggles to wear. Great memories, I was just a kid.

    Bill Treiber
     
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    I believe it's probably 1956, but I can't be more specific.
     
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    Rodger McCluskey, Du Quion 1969. 3x-23-a-mcl dq 69.JPG
     
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    Ted Horn, Indy 1947. 3x-23-b- horn-47.JPG
     
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    Holland's Blue Crown car 1947. 3x-23-c-holland 1947.JPG
     
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    Bobby Unser in the Colvin 6 and possibly Dee Jones in the Gutzweiler 19, 1966. 3x-24-a.JPG
     
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    Jimmy Jackson, Indy 1948. 3x-24-b jim jack 48.JPG
     
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    Caption contest: "Make that two beer when I come around next time..."
     
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    Mike Nazaruk had a great rookie run at Indy 1951, starting 7th and finishing 2nd in the Robbins 83. 3x-25-a naz 51.JPG 3x-25-b-naz 51-2.JPG 3x-25-c naz walkard 51.JPG
     
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    Chuck Stevenson, Indy 1951. 3x-28-b-stevenson 1951.JPG
     
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    Duane Carter 1953. 3x-28-a.jpg
     
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    Bobby Unser Indy 64. 3x-29-c-64.JPG
     
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    Rodger Ward #67 and Frank Armi, Langhorne 1954. 3x-29-b-armi ward lang 54.jpg
     
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  27. Jim Nise
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    Ward really disliked Langhorne. He last showed there in 1958, but DNQ. Probably purposely.

    Thomson had a great 1958. Winning 4 times on the trail, and the east coast sprint title. His lack of points at Indy and Milwaukee 200 did him in for the points championship. Tony B would win the title without a win.
     
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    Shorty Templeman 1961. 3x-30-a s temp 61.JPG
     
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    Duane Carter, Indy 1951. 3x-30-b carter 1951.JPG
     
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