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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. Hi, I am looking for the person who purchased the Larry Sullivan race car photographic collection. Am being told it was sold to someone in Penn. Thanks, Don.
     
  2. wagoon78
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    Quick update on my Sprint Car #27. Got the OHV banger motor built by Al Clarke of Go Devil Garage in New York and got that chassis fixed up by Jim at Rays Hot Rods. First time driving the car (besides in Jim's backyard) was in the streets and on the beach at the Race of Gentlemen in Wildwood, NJ. Car ran real strong and won the banger class. Still have some tuning to do and hope to find a little more power but man, what a fun car to drive! Trailer.JPG Sunrise.JPG trog.JPG Beach.JPG beach2.JPG beacha.JPG
     
  3. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    That's a beautiful piece of history right there.
    Congratulations
     
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  4. sramoa
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    Jeff Adams, Coal Valley, IL
     
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  5. The37Kid
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    I've got one of Larry's photo indexes, glad the collection is still out there. Bob
     
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  6. Thank You very much!! Still digging up history for my friend and this might be a good lead. Really appreciate it.
     
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  7. Looking for photos and info on sprint cars at Eldora from 1954,55 and 1956. Being told this collection may lead me to history I am tracking for my friend. A racing historian thought the collection went to a group in Penn. Appreciate your input!!
     
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  8. Hi, Tried to contact the new owner of the photo collection. No answer!! Does your photo index list years or cars?? Thanks.
     
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  9. The37Kid
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    Got to find it first. Bob
     
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  10. jimmy six
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    To bad all the sprinters and champ cars aren't here on this thread and no on the antiquated one....better here.
     
  11. Yes, trying to link up a friend who raced underage in Ohio with his past!! Very long struggle but keeping at it for him and appreciate all the help all of you are contributing to get this mystery solved. Medical issues prevent him from recalling details. When we talk about the old days and race cars he lights right up! You can imagine that big smile I see when I find any shreds of info for him. That is my payment which I get a kick out of and also securing historical data! Thanks to all again for your help!!
     
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  13. s55mercury66
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    I believe I have posted this before, but let's review anyway. Ronnie Duman in Victory Lane at the 1960 Little 500, for the second year in a row. This is the third Little 500 win for Hoy Stevens' 6 cylinder 12 port GMC powered car, the first being in 1957 when Johnny White won by a 12 lap margin. Ken Coles photography. 20200405_082306.jpg
     
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    Thanks, it's in a frame with glass, and I'm afraid to take it out.
     
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  16. sramoa
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    Try this number: 309- 235- 7403 Jeff Adams, Coal Valley,IL
     
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  17. DBG
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    I was told it was built from a wrecked sprint car that was a stretched midget with a Dodge engine.
     
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  18. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Actually it began life as a midget and was then made into a track roadster then a sprint car. Go to page 665 of this thread for a rundown of its history.
     
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  21. That is beautiful! ^^
     
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    I ran a few laps at Winchester in Dan's car a few years back.

    Roo
     
  27. s55mercury66
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    I think this shot has been posted before, it is Johnny Thomson at Allentown, on September 24, 1960, the day he was killed. The car, a stretched midget, is the same one that Bill Schindler lost his life in at Allentown in 1952. It later was driven by Bobby Marvin, although it is not the car he was killed in at Langhorne. The car was last seen at the IMCA Winternationals sometime before 1970, owned by a Northwest Ohio welder, and actually leased earlier to Bobby Marvin and his partner in the car by that same welder. The car's whereabouts today are unknown. Thanks to @mlight9 for the history, some of which came from Duke Cook.
     
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    I like the way they fit the headlights into sockets on the frame. I may steal that idea. It looks like they were easily removable to race where none were required.
     
  30. uncleandy 65
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    I'm sure when you have 840 pages of posts that this wasn't the only post.
     

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