View Full Version : Mystery # 438 Race Car and Race Driver's Photos

07-24-2007, 09:18 AM
Who's the Driver?:cheers:
Who's the # 438 Race Car Owner?:wave: :rolleyes:
What's the Year?:p
Where's the Race Track?:applause:

07-24-2007, 05:39 PM
Islip Speedway, late 50s/early 60s. Rest I don't know. Railroad rails and poles surrounding the track for the "chicken wire" and cables gives away the track as Islip. (?) LOL

07-24-2007, 09:30 PM
MMMMM, Islip Speedway in the Nostalgia Freeport forum.
May be a trick question.....

07-24-2007, 11:11 PM
Noted. I should really look at what forum I am in. I just use the "NewPost" button all the time. Still looks like Islip, LOL. Then again, it just might be wishful thinking.

07-27-2007, 01:07 PM
That sure looks like Dexter Park. I have a list of the car numbers and drivers somewhere here but I can't find it right now.

07-29-2007, 04:32 AM
OLDRACER is right about Dexter Park race track. :cheers: :applause:
Since I'm from the Virginia, neither heard of Dexter Park race track.;) :wave: I search the web. I got Marty Himes website with an excellent article on Dexter Park's baseball and racing history. :)

Auto racing started at Dexter Park in 1951 and ended at the end of 1955 season. 1/4 mile, 3 turns race track in which race cars could race up to 70 mph. :cool:
Because of complaints from neighbors, :mad: all racecars were required to have mufflers.:rolleyes:
The article didn't tell why the race track closed up in 1955???:confused:

Photo # 1. Is a article photo of race driver Axel Anderson sitting in the "Uncle Axel" # 590 race car holding the (Mobil Oil Racing Gasoline)(Red Flying Horse logo) (8 black squares blocks + 8 white square blocks = 16 B&W squares blocks) victory checkered flag. Also holding the checkered flag is Dexter Park flagman Myke Collins.:cool:

Photo # 2. and Photo # 3. ( No. 1-4, shows same poles, fencing materials), (No.5 shows same black striped that was painted on the white painted wooded guardrails.)

Photo # 4. wide shot of Photo # 3.

The model and year of # 438 Race Car?:) slightly used 1938 Plymouth Coupe?
Who's the Driver? :cheers: Sal Franzese??? Jim Lacy???
Who's the # 438 Race Car Owner? :wave: :rolleyes: Sal Franzese???
What's the Year?:p 1955?
Where's the Race Track?:applause: Dexter Park race track:applause:

Dwight Clock
07-29-2007, 10:20 AM
Dexter Park was a victim of too much racing on Long Island, if you can believe that. Back then Freeport ran on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Islip ran on Wednesdays and Sundays. Combined with the aforementioned complaints about noise and the lack of good attendance, it just wasn't viable to continue.

07-29-2007, 02:31 PM
I'm sorry to say that Dexter Park was a bit before my time. Never ever made it to Deer Park either. I guess I'm part of that inbetween generation. :(

09-03-2007, 08:56 AM
Who's the Driver? :help: :cheers:

Teds Race Tours
09-03-2007, 10:42 AM
According to the book "History of Americas Speedways", at 1 time, there were 17 tracks active racing on Long Island at the same time. Boy, was I born too late for that.

09-04-2007, 07:37 PM
Where exactly was Dexter Park?...Just curious.

09-04-2007, 07:39 PM
I just read the article.
Woodhaven, Queens.

09-21-2007, 10:54 AM
You can email the newspaper from Glendale maybe they will know more..

WEB SITE www.Timesnewsweekly.com or
Another link is

you can put the info you are looking for and if anyone knows the will post it.