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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. 29AVEE8
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    Johnny Mantz #9 and Walt James #65, Carrell Speedway 1948. Pretty pronounced difference in appearance between the two. I believe the #9 was a very early "Tamale Wagon" and the finish is typical of a Morales car.
    Johnny Mantz first tamale wagon carrell 1948.jpg
     
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    Anybody know what make engine is in Walt James's car?
    I presume it's a flat head 6
     
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    Jimmy Daywalt leads Pat Flaherty at Indy 55. 6-16-a-day-flh 55.JPG
     
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    Starter Bill Vandewater seems to be giving the field one to go. I believe this is Milwaukee 1946. Mays on the pole Tony B. outside and I believe Horn behind Mays.
    Milwaukee 1946.jpg
     
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    Joe James, Winchester 51. 6-17-a-jj win 51.jpg
     
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    Chuck Booth, Langhorne 1968. 6-20-a-booth.JPG
     
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    Johnny Thomson in the Racing Associates Lesovsky leads Dick Rathmann's McNamara Watson, Eddie Sachs's Schmidt Kuzma, Ward's Leader Card Watson, and Jim Rathmann's Simoniz Watson. 1959
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    Mike Salay, Indy 48. 6-21-salay 48.JPG
     
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    George Salih shows off the Metal-Cal roadster.
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    Frank Luptow, Terre Haute 1952. 6-22-lup 52.JPG
     
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    Don Branson, Sacramento. 1965
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    Duane Carter, Indy 1954. 6-23-a carter 54.JPG
     
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    just got these shots from a friends private collection....taken in Cuba in the late 1940's....I'm on my way for a flight to the US,so when I have some more time will post some more....
     
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    Tommy Hinnershitz, looks like Williams Grove 1953.
    TommyHinnershitz williams grove 1953.jpg
     
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    The 56 looks like the car Known as the russo-nickels of 1954 with Thomson driving, but not basement bessie.


    just saying!
     
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    Jim.

    I don't see the similarity. But Thomson did apparently drive it at The Speedway in '53. I robbed one of Rooties pics. of it from earlier in the thread. Page 27 of the 1953 Hoosier Hundred program identifies it as the Sabourin & DelRoy Special. Perhaps Frankie DelRoy built it.

    Thomson 1953 Rootie.JPG

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    I believe that is Del Roy 3rd from the left.
     
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    Bill Homeier does some demolition work on the fence at Sacto 54. 6-24-1954  1.JPG
     
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    Tony Weyant told me this isn't Chuck Weyant. Chuck definitely drove this car in 1955. Tony thinks it might be Edgar Elder from El Monte, CA, who also drove the car in 1955. I found the picture in a calendar that also ID'd the driver as Weyant, but the date they gave 7/22/55 didn't match to any at Ultimate Racing History for Williams Grove. It is still a great photo, whoever it is.
     
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    Shorty Templeman, P.J. and Herk. 1961.

    Herk parnelli templeman 1961.jpg
     
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    Johnny Boyd pit stop 1957. 6-27-b-57.JPG
     
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    I love that shot Rootie. Chief Mech. Bignotti is rolling the right rear. Compare that to today.
     
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    Williams Grove 1949. Duane Carter in the City of Tacoma #33 inside of Mays in the Wolfe #15, Both KK2000's. Directly behind Carter is the Baby Bowes with I believe Tommy H.
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    Jimmy Bryan pit stop 1957. Looks 6-28- jb 57.JPG kinda like Clint Brawner in the straw hat.
     
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    Yep. Mr. Brawner had a fondness for straw. Here he is with Sachs in 1962. Are those sleeves some kind of fire gear? Note the relocated fueling port. Frank McGurk experimented with a similar system as early as '57.
    Brawner 1962.jpg
     
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    Jud Larson, Elmer George, Springfield 57.

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    The refueling connection is standard aircraft single point refueling system.
     
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    Those sleeves might have been for keeping the alky off of his forearms while un plugging the fuel hose
     
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    Wally Meskowski goes under the hood after Jack Turner pits with motor problems, Indy 56. Notice that the injector stacks aren't hooked up to the injectors (?) 6-30- 56.JPG
     
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