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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Joshua Shaw, Jan 17, 2008.
Foyt and Mario Sacramento 1968.
Ron Burke Terre Haute circa 1968
In very recent years I believe Burke showed up at the Chili Bowl with a midget and ran in some of the preliminary events.
Rookie Pole Sitter Walt Faulkner in Aggie's KK2000. 1950
This is one of my favorite threads ever. Hate to post this but just saw on Facebook a guy got his car stolen. Y'all keep your eyes peeled. Info is in pic. Hang the bastards.
Why the hell would someone steal a car like that? How the hell are you gonna get rid of it, or even part it out??
I worked in a prison here in California the last 15 years of my career teaching auto mechanics to inmates. I enjoyed it but it could get frustrating at times. After one particularly difficult day, I was discussing it with a guard and he put in a nutshell so to speak. He said "They don't call it "DOPE" for nothing!". I have found that to explain lots of criminal behavior and could explain this brain trust action. Sort of like the guy that strolled into my shop many years ago with an impact in his and a sob story about being down on his luck and having to sell his tools. I asked him what brand and after looking it over for some time, said rather confused "CP". I am not the brightest person but I sure know the brand of my impact without a search of the unit! I do hope the car and trailer is found safe and sound and the "Dopes" that took it are found and spend a very long time driving another prison instructor crazy with brilliant questions. Not for the instructor's sake, but also of ours.
I've seen that particular car run in vintage events and it is a very fast midget.
Don Edmunds and George Amick lead Jimmy Bryan at Springfield 57.
Chuck Arnold, Indy 1961.
Clay Smith operates the state of the art refueling equipment while Aggie tends to Ruttman. Raleigh 1952.
Ed Terry. Langhorne 1948.
Yes, I know it is a midget, but many of you on this thread have been very helpful in getting the restoration of the Edmunds CBM-7 this far. No more dummy block and head. Full race engine has been gone through and installed and the "hand" lettered, silver leaf lettering, says 1965. Upholstery, plumbing, and.... Getting close.
Did Josh's dad do the lettering? Looks good
I contacted Dan Shaw (Josh's Dad), but he was really busy and coming to my home added an extra effort. So David Root, of Root Bros. Design, did the lettering. David is the son of Andy Root, who painted the car.
Car looks great! Are you upholstering side panels, seat and back to tail, or just the seat? Great job.
Old school - side panels, seat and back to tail.
.....oh Blacki...that is so nice.....could be one of ''twins''........
.....here are a few more from Cuba...
A FEW MORE FROM CUBA....
Boy that ' 90 ' car is a beauty and do I ever miss Ascot what a cool track ' Priceless '
Here is a small info about Marianao track(reply post for Cuban racing):
Johnny White in Norm Demler's Watson 1964.
...THESE ARE THE ONLY PHOTOS THAT I HAVE.....
Zora Arkus-Duntov's Talbot, Langhorne 47.
Bob Scott relieves Andy Linden Indy 54.
My granddaughter on a test drive lol
Sorry , its not really on topic. But, I just wanted to say thanks too everyone for all your cool post! Ron...
Bob Scott also relieved Ed Elisian in 1954.
His friend Bob Sweikert was signaling to him as he attempted to qualify in his own car that year late on (I believe) the last day of Time Trials. Bob got in three laps more than fast enough to make the show when the excited Sweikert ran onto the pits waving his hands together over his head in celebration. Poor Scott misinterpreted Sweikert's gesture as a signal that he had finished his qualifying run and slowed and came in on what would have been his 4th qualifying lap. Either there wasn't enough time for another attempt or it was the last strike against the car. I can't remember which.
Scott died at Darlington in July of that year.
Paul Russo's rookie ride at Indy 1940.
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