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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. Michael Ferner
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    Ascot Park, California. The night races are late 1962 USAC, daytime racing probably early '63 CRA:

    1) Elmer George & Don Branson
    2) A. J. Foyt & Don Brown (?)
    3) Parnelli Jones
    4) Bob Mathouser (?) & Parnelli Jones
    5) Don Branson
    6) Foyt & Brown (?) again
    7) Jim Hurtubise
    8) Dee Jones (?) & ???
    9) Clay Robbins (?)
    10) should know, but don't, sorry - quite a distinctive looking car!
    11) Allen Heath
     
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  2. Michael Ferner
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    I was told it is Wally Meskoski with the hammer[/QUOTE]

    Very interesting!! What did Wally do between 1947 and '52, do you know?
     
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  3. loudbang
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    More from
    "Ascot Park, California. The night races are late 1962 USAC, daytime racing probably early '63 CRA:" Info thanks to Michael Ferner

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  4. loudbang
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    And some more. Lots to come this source has 345 photos LOL :eek:


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  5. wheels53
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    The driver of the #55 car is the late Bob McCoy.
    That car ended up in Australia.
     
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  6. wheels53
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    from Australia

     
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  7. Rootie Kazoootie
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    The Federal Engineering KK3000 1950/51. 11-10-a.JPG 11-10-b.JPG 11-10-c.JPG 11-10-d.JPG 11-10-e.JPG
     
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  8. cheap-n-dirty
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    any more info on this one? my dad and Lee Hamock in Santa Barbara built a caged sprint in 1958 and it looked like this one,

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  9. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Long time Pa. racer/car owner, Ted Nyquist circa 1935. 11-11-35 nyquist.JPG
     
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    No sorry the site just has the photos with no captions.
     
  11. Michael Ferner
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    Very iconic car, the old Sejnost/Fronty, made famous earlier in the decade by Herman Schurch and Billy Winn on the Eastern bullrings. The last really successful Fronty, by 1935 it was no longer competitive in frontline racing, but Ted won lots of Central Pennsy races with it and was leading the 1936 Championship by a long way, only to be stripped of his points due to competing with the AAA. Earlier, Winn had won the 1933 and '34 Hankinson Circuit Championships mostly with this car.
     
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  14. Michael Ferner
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    I'm not going to identify all of them, but the last pic appears to show the leaders in the main event: Johnnie Wood, Clay Robbins, Billy Cantrell and Allen Heath on the inside, with Jim Steele (I think) trying to go around the outside. Has to be the CRA opener; Robbins won, Wood second with Steele third.
     
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  15. loudbang
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    Almost done with these smaller long range shots some bigger shots in the future. :p


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  17. What a great collection of photos from a place with a lot of memories. Thanks for posting them.
     
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  18. loudbang
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    Wait till I get to the ones on asphalt and BIG ones maybe in a day or two. :cool:
     
  19. sideways27
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    Do you know who the photographer was? Looks like it could be Jim Chani.
     
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  20. Rootie Kazoootie
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    from Colorado

    Dave Friedman
     
  21. deucemac
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    • The 9 car with the flat oval single bar grille and the driver wearing the striped shirt, is that the old Bromme car?
     
  22. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Yes, that's Johnny Wood in Bromme's "Andy Gump."
     
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  23. Rootie Kazoootie
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    The Sumar Chronicals, 1955 (or how to turn a silk purse into a sow's ear.) 11-14-a sumar.JPG 11-14-b sumar.JPG 11-14-c sumar.JPG 11-14-d sumar.JPG 11-14-e sumar.JPG 11-14-f sumar.JPG
     
  24. loudbang
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    Last of the small ones, for awhile anyway, it's like Christmas I don't know what I'm going to get when I turn the page. :rolleyes:

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  25. loudbang
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    Bye Bye small ones.

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  26. loudbang
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    A few BIG ones to get them started :eek:

    And if you click on them they are even BIGGER

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  27. loudbang
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    And a few more to finish tonight. :rolleyes:

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  28. ...one of the cars from ''loudbangs'' collection as it is today... DSC08241.JPG DSC08421.JPG
     
  29. Speedwrench
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    Regarding the Sumar streamliner. I believe an earlier poster said the "fenders" were removed at the request of the driver. I was under the impression that USAC/ The Speedway ordered the removal and that Daywalt was Ok with them.

    Can someone clarify for me. Thanks
     
  30. deucemac
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    I believe that car belonged to Don Thomas from El Cajon. It has a Buick engine set at a slight angle running from right to left referenced from the driver's seat. I remember Don with the car at Perris during the salute to Ascot one year. Can anyone else confirm it? There can't be a fleet of cars looking that different out there.
     
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