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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. Jim Nise
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    That is the third version. First it was the JH Rose #27 car driven by Don Davis 1962. Then sold to Walt Beletsky for the 1963 season #7, Don Branson one of the drivers. This is the 1964 livery as the Woodie. Bob Marshman the driver at the start of the season.The car was in a horrible crash at New Bremen, where Jim Maguire lost his arm.
     
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  3. Kathryn Balazs
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    Does anyone have the 1947 Memorial Day Sprint Car Race at the Altamont Fairgrounds in NY video. Would love to see it. Thanks
     
  4. just heard that dick vermeil had a car of his fathers @ pocono this past summer.
    anybody have pix of the vintage cars there???
    thanks,
    mlight9
     
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    Seeing the Jet roadster in the Pocono photos brings to mind a thought. Does anyone know where the cars from Don Smith's collection ended up after the auction ?
     
  7. mr nise, excellent, thanks much,
    mlight9
     
  8. josh, could you please post some pix of the eastwood spl #2 rail sprint car that was @ pocono in aug.
    thank you,
    mlight9
     
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  10. found some pix from 1958, horn schindler memorial, need car info. note name is spelled with "K". 1954  dick fries   bar k ley's offy.jpg
     
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  11. 2nd is #48 jack's garage dick mealy. 1958  dick mealy   qm.jpg
     
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  12. thomson o'connor others look familiar but names escape me. 1957  thomson  o'connor  qm on rest.jpg
     
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  13. Jim Nise
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    Jud Phillips between O'connor and Thomson. Al Herman on the far right.

    Might be Wayne Doerstler in the DA shirt.
     
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  14. more info on #38 or 39, al miller labatie bros. 1958
    id drivers
    thanks,
    mlight9 1958  al miller  labatie bros.jpg




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  15. Michael Ferner
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    This was a Mercury or Ford V8 special owned by John "Jack" Kuhn junior of Trenton/NJ (or possibly Levittown/PA). The earliest record that I have of it is as a #86 in 1954 and '55, driven by Dick Mealy of Trenton. Bill Magill of Levittown drove it in '56, and Bill Singer of Trenton in '57 before Mealy took over again. Usually qualified well down the field, often outside the top twenty, but Mealy had it once in 13th at Langhorne '55 May 1. Best main event finish that I have is 11th, 1958 Mike Nazaruk Memorial at Reading, Mealy up. Probably a prewar build, wish I knew what it was originally!
     
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  16. Michael Ferner
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    Actually, it's the Labadie Bros. Special of Wilson Labadie, an AARC owner from Michigan, I think. An early SBC sprinter, also driven by Clare Lawicki. Ran occasionally with USAC, and once finished 12th in a USAC main (1962).
     
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  17. stuby tire service, red amick, 1958 WG open
    thanks to michael for info.
    no 24 car same date as above, poss hemi, don't know.
    mlight9 1958  red amick   stuby tire service.jpg
     
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  18. #24 w/hemi, never saw before.
    mlight9 shaw  hemi.jpg
     
  19. deucemac
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    The headers are exiting at the wrong angle for any sort of hemi (Ardun or Mopar).

    Roo
     
  21. deucemac
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    However screwy looking the headers are, there is no mistaking the distinctive spark plug location on the valve cover or the fins. Ardun are unique and different from any other hemi style engine.
     
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    from SW Wyoming

    Stuby's is still in operation.
    "Muncie's oldest tire shop"
     
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    The comment was in reply to mlight9's initial picture of the car questioning the possibility of the engine being a "hemi". In the next photo it is obvious that it is an Ardun (in that case but not in the first photo)

    Roo
     
  24. deucemac
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    Gotcha!
     
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  25. Kathryn Balazs
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    Roger Beck chassis and Curt Waters body, I own the coilover car.
     
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    If you have time, post some pics please.
     
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