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Wheel Racing
12-13-2005, 12:25 AM
I thought it would be fun to post pictures of some of our favorite cars from the past. It doesn't matter what division (it would be nice to keep it as local as possible), just post them and have some fun! I will start it off with a Fred Harbach pic and a John Blewett, Jr. pic

W. J.
12-13-2005, 03:52 PM
Old time picture? Here's a few, without racecars.

The cars come later. Enjoy! :)

W. J.
12-13-2005, 04:10 PM
Okay, here's some cars, a little Pocono ROC SS nostalgia. :)

W. J.
12-13-2005, 04:20 PM
Here is Charlie J in his Cavalier Modified at Stafford, 1984.

W. J.
12-13-2005, 04:21 PM
Greg Sacks in the Miller Lite 77 at Pocono (1986?) (Available by request through email.)

gzenduro12
12-13-2005, 09:28 PM
:p Great stuff, please keep them coming!!!!!!!!!!

Wheel Racing
12-13-2005, 10:27 PM
How about a couple of Mike Ewanitsko pics

RGeeProductions
12-14-2005, 12:00 AM
Eddie D'Hondt and Roger Maynor

RGeeProductions
12-14-2005, 12:02 AM
And my all time favorite, Tom 'Racer' McCann with the Dillion Modified, powerglide transmission and notice 180 degree crossover headers....

kart34
12-14-2005, 09:21 PM
would anybody happen to have pics of Don Howe, either in the #2 or 34 Mod or figure eight car?

Mortgage Guy
12-14-2005, 11:43 PM
Hey RGee, you know who drove that car beside Mr. McCann???

RGeeProductions
12-15-2005, 12:33 AM
Maybe Gil Hearne? The Freddie Harbach of Wall Stadium???

Mortgage Guy
12-15-2005, 09:24 AM
IT WAS WALL BUT IT WAS ACTUALLY MARK MARTIN WHO DROVE THE CAR AS A FAVOR FOR MR DILLON. SOME USELESS INFO THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW, HUH.

W. J.
12-15-2005, 11:24 AM
You wanted Don Howe, here's Don Howe at Riverhead 1985. Enjoy, I'm looking for more of everyone. (Available by request through email)

W. J.
12-15-2005, 01:56 PM
Here's some more old time pics. Enjoy these, more to come. :)

W. J.
12-15-2005, 01:58 PM
Last one's today, more coming soon. I'm sure you know these guys.

Teds Race Tours
12-15-2005, 02:08 PM
Ok, some from the 110 camera Vaults. Sorry about the lack of quality, but I don't have a scanner, and these are through my digicam. Broz may have an interest in these two. :)

Teds Race Tours
12-15-2005, 02:12 PM
The 1st one was a big fire at Riverhead I believe. It's not my pic, but one purchased from the track photographer. The 2nd was one I took at Age 11 or 12 I guess.

Teds Race Tours
12-15-2005, 02:16 PM
Some figure 8 cars from mid 70's, and the 8 Mod at Westhampton.

Teds Race Tours
12-15-2005, 02:24 PM
Don Howe and Jim Tyler at Westhampton.

Teds Race Tours
12-15-2005, 02:26 PM
Robin V's Bomber in the pits at Westhampton, and Wayne's Big Block Pinto.

Teds Race Tours
12-15-2005, 02:29 PM
Freddie at Westhampton, and another track photographer purchased photo, which is one of my all time favs.

Teds Race Tours
12-15-2005, 02:47 PM
Halpin playing golf? how did that get in there?

DriveitinDeep
12-15-2005, 04:43 PM
the picture of the fire at Riverhead involved Tom Baldwin and Bobby Lane. I remember it well as I was sitting in turn 1 where it happened. Baldwins car burned right up to the firewall in back of the motor but he had it all back together to race the following week.

Teds Race Tours
12-15-2005, 05:00 PM
Bobby Lane, I couldn't remember who drove the 6, thanks.

broz
12-15-2005, 05:15 PM
Those are awesome Ted! :eek:
Thanks for sharing :applause:

Question though...
Hard to tell, is that my Dad next to CJ or Joey. I really can't make it out, but what a classic.

I'll be sure to share these with him as well. In fact they are being emailed now :wave:

Teds Race Tours
12-15-2005, 05:21 PM
99% sure it's Joe. I was a fan of your dad, but Joe was my guy back in the day. Those coupes sure looked AWESOME!!!

Wheel Racing
12-15-2005, 06:33 PM
the picture of the fire at Riverhead involved Tom Baldwin and Bobby Lane. I remember it well as I was sitting in turn 1 where it happened. Baldwins car burned right up to the firewall in back of the motor but he had it all back together to race the following week.

The legend as i remember is that both Bobby Lane and Baldwin raced the next NIGHT at Islip. I also remember the story that Baldwin lifted Freddie Harbachs car out of the flames with his bare hands so Harbachs car would survive. I was there that night,but I was young, so my recollections may be off a little.

Nice job keeping this thread going.I told you it would be fun.

randomrodder
12-15-2005, 07:11 PM
Last one's today, more coming soon. I'm sure you know these guys.

Would you believe that's me, my wife and daughter sitting up on the top row at the start/finish line? Now that is funny. Just had my wife come in and verify it. We used to sit behind the Sacks' when Greg was running Islip.

Mortgage Guy
12-15-2005, 07:42 PM
Nice pictures guys, this is a great thread...Anyone have any pics of some old Charger cars/ Street Stocks???

W. J.
12-15-2005, 08:20 PM
I will attach a photo of the fire after I get it scanned. (Having trouble finding it!)

wayne
12-15-2005, 09:02 PM
Here is some pics of my old man. I'm going to try to dig up some more to put on.

wayne
12-15-2005, 09:19 PM
more pics. One was autographed by the King.

wayne
12-15-2005, 09:28 PM
Can anyone put some names to these faces? 70's Era

DriveitinDeep
12-16-2005, 10:54 AM
ah, Craig Meyer.
I remember when they had a claiming rule at Riverhead in the early 80's. I seem to remember Craig having his motor claimed and not giving it up to the guy. The track told him never to bring that car back again. So the next week he painted the car a different color, put a different number on it and went racing. The good old days :)

wayne
12-16-2005, 12:35 PM
If I'm Not Mistaken, The Story Goes..... My Father Was Racing The #43, And The Turbush's And John Ambrose Put Up The Money To Claim The Motor. He Wouldn't Give It Up, Went Home, Painted The Car, And Put The Old #88 On It, And Went Racing The Following Week. And Then I Believe, Feola Sr. Came Back The Next Week And Tried To Claim The Turbush's Car. Dynamite Dan Might Remember The Story Better. I Was Pretty Young At The Time, So There probobly More To The Story Than I Remember..

Wheel Racing
12-16-2005, 06:38 PM
Neal Sr. actually liked the paint on the #43 so much that he introduced himself to Craig that day, and told him he had an idea for the following week. My father then brought both of his cars to Riverhead the next week, John Saraceno (Joe's brother) drove the second car. He posted the $1600 ($800 per car) to claim both Rusty's AND Danny's cars (pretty sure the claimer was entire car, not just motor back then), but Bob O'Rourke put a quick end to the claimer rule that day. Back then, it was Islip guys versus Riverhead guys and the rivalry was intense. I remember everybody from Islip hating the Riverhead guys because they would show up at Islip and beat our guys easily.This was a chance for my father to get even them. I was just a kid, but man, that was exciting to be a part of. The re-painted #88 actually looked great, but my father was heartbroken about the Petty 43 being covered. Pretty funny how friendships begin. My father would probably tell you now that the Turbush family, collectively, is the best group of friends he now has at the track and some of nicest people he has ever met. Damn Wayne, now I have to find pictures of those cars to post. What a great memory! It sure was fun back then
I think I have the story pretty close to accurate, but I would love to hear any other versions or add ons that anybody may have.

Jaws
12-16-2005, 10:37 PM
Here are a couple from Islip that I got from Flawless

Jaws
12-16-2005, 10:39 PM
And a couple more

Jaws
12-16-2005, 10:41 PM
2 More non mods

unowho243
12-17-2005, 01:26 AM
its so cool seeing all of these old pics keep em coming guys!

Wheel Racing
12-17-2005, 02:37 PM
My father just came by with a ton of pics. I will get as many in as I can,but it may take until opening day to finish.I will start with a tribute to my pops Neal "The Wheel" himself. His many Figure 8,Novice/Charger,Ladies Division cars that he owned,and lastly Blunderbust cars. Here are a few old time Fig 8 pics.Enjoy

PS Rgee, I may need your help with 8x10 pics. I can't get them to scan properly. IM me when you have a chance

Wheel Racing
12-17-2005, 02:38 PM
Neal Sr pics

Wheel Racing
12-17-2005, 02:43 PM
Neal Sr Charger/Novice pics

Wheel Racing
12-17-2005, 02:45 PM
How about John Kuzcuda #89 Fig 8. Tower Man How about it?

Wheel Racing
12-17-2005, 02:53 PM
Jack Orlando #99 and Joe Orlando #10

Wheel Racing
12-17-2005, 02:55 PM
Paul Mac's Mustang and Bruce Edwards

Wheel Racing
12-17-2005, 03:05 PM
Axel Anderson and Georgie Tet

Jaws
12-17-2005, 03:09 PM
And 2 more. Mini Mods this time

Jaws
12-17-2005, 03:10 PM
Some drivers, crew and family.

Wheel Racing
12-17-2005, 03:15 PM
Last one today.
Neal Sr in victory lane afer a charger win with Mike Calinoff,Ray Morturano,Bob ORourke and me. Nice Neal Jr sandwich the big fellas are making.

Also added a Roy Deall pic

Wheel Racing
12-17-2005, 03:21 PM
Hey JAWS, is that John III and Jimmy in victory lane with John Blewett JR??

Mortgage Guy
12-18-2005, 11:22 AM
I was going to ask the same thing Neal, it sure looks like it could be them. Hey Neal any pictures of Davey Allison driving Charlie B's Nova in your stash??

chrome horn
12-18-2005, 12:08 PM
Yes, that's John and Jimmy. My dad took those pictures in 84, I believe the last year of the track. I sent them to Jaws, and I am currently in the process of sorting/scanning my dad's slide collection, so if I find more, I'll post them.

Jaws
12-18-2005, 12:55 PM
Flawless when you are done I would love more of those pics.

I was thinking of burning them to a slideshow on DVD. We have to pick some great music to go with the pic's.

Jaws

You know with all these old pictures floating around we should have a link on the Jam just for the old pics!!

LongIslandJam
12-18-2005, 02:15 PM
We've been wanting to do a nostalgia section for a long time. If anybody wants to step up to the plate, let me know, and we will build it:)

kart34
12-18-2005, 02:27 PM
My uncle Jim Malone Sr and Frank "Mississippi" Curtis and McGee, Malone, Zeh I found these on a website.

RGeeProductions
12-18-2005, 02:28 PM
Actually, I am already on that with Fran. Fran and I will be putting together picture pages similiar to the Ferrante picture pages. We will have theme picture pages, racers and tracks. So sit tight and all winter we will have some special surprises, hopefully every 2-3 weeks!!!!! You want it, LIJAM delivers!!!!!

kart34
12-18-2005, 02:29 PM
more Jim Malone Sr pics

Wheel Racing
12-18-2005, 06:37 PM
Mississippi Curtis in the Charlie J Coupe and Bobby Park

Wheel Racing
12-18-2005, 06:41 PM
Pete Pernesiglio almost flips BB and also in action with #7Joey Lombardi,#05 Joe Hartman, and #4 Tom Pickerell

Wheel Racing
12-18-2005, 06:45 PM
#53 Paul Galvin and #11 Dotti Headley from original Novice Division

Wheel Racing
12-18-2005, 06:47 PM
2 more of my old mans Charger cars

Wheel Racing
12-18-2005, 06:53 PM
Tommy Baldwin and the Tom Mcann car that my father bought and never drove

Sorry Tim I don't have any pictures of the night Ray Theiss(in the Hank Kramer Street Stock) put Davey Allison in the wall(in the Charlie Brunhoelzl Nova) But I sure do remember it LOL

JA/RGEE- We have plenty of pics if you want to get that Nostalgia link going. Let me know what you need

wayne
12-18-2005, 09:59 PM
Neal, Anything On The 43 Or 88 ?

RGeeProductions
12-18-2005, 10:07 PM
Hit me in AIM Neal. But will there be any left after posting them all here!??!?!?!

Wheel Racing
12-18-2005, 10:57 PM
Wayne, not sure if this is your old man or not, but I just found another of mine

Mortgage Guy
12-19-2005, 03:58 PM
Great picture of McCann's old Vega, and I think that Lehmann was the one that went in the wall with Davey Allison that night. Someone I'm sure has shots of that.

randomrodder
12-19-2005, 07:28 PM
You have some really great photos posted. Sure brought back some nice memories.

CSLMOTORSPORTS
12-19-2005, 10:23 PM
Hey,Neil
I think that number 43 was Milt Neilsen. I sure hope someone can find a picture of me in my dads number 7 crashing with Davey Allison in Charlie B's Nova. I atill have that Nova. I will be running it at Mountain this year. It still is very fast, right Tim.
Scott Lehmann

wayne
12-19-2005, 11:03 PM
Yeah, I Think Your Right It Is Milt, He Also Ran The #43 Around The Same Time. Definately Not My Old Man .

wayne
12-19-2005, 11:17 PM
First Picture Is Mississippi Curtis And The Second Picture Is My Old Man And I'm Not Sure Who Is In The Number 1 Car.

Wheel Racing
12-19-2005, 11:47 PM
How about a couple Joe Saraceno pics.
2 Famous cars:The all fiberglass Buick Regal and the "Cherry Hill High" Car

Wheel Racing
12-19-2005, 11:54 PM
RJ Faveau pics

Fat Albert
12-19-2005, 11:56 PM
Great pictures of Joe Saraceno, Neal! I can barely see my brothers' name on the left quarter panel of that "Cherry Hill '56 Chevy"! That brings some great memories! Thanks!!!!

Wheel Racing
12-20-2005, 12:02 AM
Clarence Harris and some "Poet" Guy

Wheel Racing
12-20-2005, 12:08 AM
2 Figure 8 Legends:

Sammy Atkins and Benny Giaraputo

Wheel Racing
12-20-2005, 12:13 AM
Old time Islip Speedway Demo and Tommy Baldwin racing CJ in CJ's own car

Tracy87BB
12-20-2005, 10:00 AM
Ahhh, Neal, I knew I could count on you to have a picture of the poet's car somewhere!

broz
12-20-2005, 10:37 AM
That is Milton Nielson in the 43. Dynamic Speed on left rear fender was my Dad's business and he sponsored Milton and a few others at that time.
Anyone on here who may know Milton, please tell him The Ambrose's in Texas say hello and wish him and his family well during the holidays! :D

Mortgage Guy
12-20-2005, 11:26 AM
Yeah Lehmann, she is a little dinged up, but still pretty fast. Neal I think Tommy was actually passing for the win in that picture. What a great shot.

hollywoodmic
12-20-2005, 11:42 AM
No as the Tommy Baldwin version of the story goes, he was leading and Charlie caught him and passed him. In victory lane Tommy went over to Charlie to congratulate him. Charlie was not happy at all, he said he let TB run the car that night so HE could win. CJ thought Tommy waited for him and let him pass. Tommy said, no one could've stopped Charlie that night he was just flying. TB had that picture right over the desk in the office at the shop it was his favorite.

originalpoet
12-20-2005, 01:22 PM
Here's a tough question for Neil Jr. How many cars has your Dad owned over the years?!! (love those pics by the way)

The Bullfather
12-20-2005, 02:53 PM
Who thought a model A would have been good in a demo, i cry everytime I see that photo!

Wheel Racing
12-20-2005, 03:14 PM
Here's a tough question for Neil Jr. How many cars has your Dad owned over the years?!! (love those pics by the way)

I will try to figure that out today. I will try to break it down by division(Fig 8,Ladies Division,Charger/Novice,BB) It has been a lot though.I just found some pics of the 7 Ladies Division cars he owned as well as the WBAB Novice car. I will try to get those up by tomorrow. It has actually been a nice trip down memory lane going through his collection. My father has been involved in Long Island racing for a long time and it feels good for others to now realize that. I have a ton of respect for my father, for his dedication to this sport, and hope he someday gets recognized for that. Here is a pic of Neal Sr holding off Jim Malone Jr and Rusty Turbush for a Novice feature win at Islip and picture of my Aunt Lurene's Ladies Division championship car. So far it is my father's only championship as a car owner or driver, so far!

Mortgage Guy
12-21-2005, 08:33 AM
Hey Neal, sorry to bother you but you seem to have the most pictures so I will ask. Do you have any photos of the Buick that my brother bought from your Dad that he ended up buying back?

Teds Race Tours
12-21-2005, 10:58 AM
Is that Chris Economacki in the ABC Blazer interviewing the Islip Demo Winner?

Wheel Racing
12-21-2005, 07:27 PM
Is that Chris Economacki in the ABC Blazer interviewing the Islip Demo Winner?
I believe it is although the winner was not from the demo. It is Benny Giaraputo(father of SPT#36 Tony) after winning the first ever World Championship Figure 8 race at Islip Speedway.

Wheel Racing
12-21-2005, 07:38 PM
Hey Neal, sorry to bother you but you seem to have the most pictures so I will ask. Do you have any photos of the Buick that my brother bought from your Dad that he ended up buying back?
Here are 2 pics for you, and then 2 more in the next post. The first is from when my father bought me the car and had to drive a few races himself(since I was still 14 and had to wait) The second pic is where this whole #16 thing began

Wheel Racing
12-21-2005, 07:44 PM
Next Mortgage Guy is my first win of any kind(16 years old) and then the re-painting of the car(the way you guys got the car)

Wheel Racing
12-21-2005, 07:47 PM
Sticking with BB: Hank Hallock in the car my father eventually bought and how about Richie Hubbard in a non-yellow car

Wheel Racing
12-21-2005, 07:50 PM
2 classic crashes; Tom Smalley/Frank Curtis flip and Buzzy Ericksons BBQ

Mortgage Guy
12-21-2005, 10:05 PM
Yup Neal, that is the car, it never hit the track but it did make a nice work bench for a couple of years, where is it now?? Gershow???

Wheel Racing
12-21-2005, 10:29 PM
Yup Neal, that is the car, it never hit the track but it did make a nice work bench for a couple of years, where is it now?? Gershow???

Too far rotted from sitting, so Gershow is absolutely correct

RGeeProductions
12-21-2005, 10:37 PM
would anybody happen to have pics of Don Howe, either in the #2 or 34 Mod or figure eight car?
I found 4 and these 2 were the best.

unowho243
12-21-2005, 11:05 PM
Keep them coming! this is very cool!



HERES AN IDEA! You know the count down we have? Let's make it more challenging in giving the option of putting a picture of the number car that you are using? not mandatory, but still cool.

RGeeProductions
12-21-2005, 11:48 PM
Both pictures from A Turkey Derby....

kart34
12-22-2005, 09:23 AM
Thanks Rgee

originalpoet
12-22-2005, 11:31 AM
My contribution... Neil Sr. and Poet. Two pretty Blunderbust cars from the old days... Did I say "pretty" and "Blunderbust" in the same sentence?! (both Skunkworks chassis').

Tracy87BB
12-22-2005, 10:42 PM
Nice pics, poet...yes, indeed, over the years there have been some rather pretty Blunderbust cars (took you long enough to post the pic of your car...ha ha)!

J.D.
01-01-2006, 09:50 AM
Here's Ed after a Westhampton Win, on a Friday night.

randomrodder
01-01-2006, 01:39 PM
Does anyone else have any shots of the old West Hampton track? I only got out there once when they tried running the mods there again. Drivers didn't care for the D shaped track, nor the fact that it was a 1/2 mile, I believe.

RGeeProductions
01-01-2006, 11:35 PM
Not real old nor Westhampton but 15+ years. Did anyone ever root for him???
A little trivia.
Who drove this car?
Who built this car?
This picture was taken right after the car was painted.

unowho243
01-02-2006, 12:03 AM
thats is a nice looking car! i like that malibu body style!

RGeeProductions
01-02-2006, 12:53 AM
Same driver as above, the following year, with a new chassis. 3rd chassis in as many years.

Mortgage Guy
01-02-2006, 07:49 AM
2 beautiful cars driven by Rich Vilaci (sp) I think the first one was a Rod Shop car and the 2nd Matlach. Where is he now, man he was quick and clean.

Drumz1959
01-02-2006, 10:02 AM
Rich Vlacci

RGeeProductions
01-02-2006, 11:15 AM
Yes it is Rich Vlacci. These pictures were our 2nd and 3rd charger car. The first year we ran Blunderbust using Fred Rogers car, finishing 2nd to Mark Tooker in our 1st season racing. I very much remember that season as Mark was famous for using his inside tires below the white line that year and really tee'd me off that officials NEVER did anything about it. The second year we moved to Charger and Rich bought Peggy Smith's last Chevelle, which was a well built car but a lead sled by today's and then's standards. The 2nd Charger, the 1st pictured above, was actually built in R&K Precision Automotive's shop, Rich's business, by Frank Curtis who worked for Rich at the time. It was a pretty much a straight up car. The 3rd Charger, the 2nd pic, was built by John Matlach, which we couldn't afford an aftermarket body, which was allowed that year, was deamed too low, even though it was bone stock, and wouldn't be able to run the following year and the track imposed the height rule. This car was ran 1 more year with an aftermarket body then sold to the #77, Skip. Rich then tried his hand with Pro Stock's at Thompson with limited success. That car was also sold when Rich had an accident with his son and a racing kart which broke both his bones in his lower arm. He hasn't had the desire to return but now back into street racing cars. Rich is still around and still owns R&K Precision Automotive on Sound Ave in Riverhead. And Tim, I agree, Rich had a great, cool attitude in his racing style.

Jeff T
01-02-2006, 12:55 PM
The driver of the cars was Rich Vlacci from Riverhead. I believe the first car was a Rod Shop car. Not sure, but it has all the characters of a Rod Shop car (Ray Theiss built)

RGeeProductions
01-02-2006, 05:28 PM
The driver of the cars was Rich Vlacci from Riverhead. I believe the first car was a Rod Shop car. Not sure, but it has all the characters of a Rod Shop car (Ray Theiss built)
See story above....

figure849
01-02-2006, 08:14 PM
my question now is where is Ray Theiss now? anyone know

RGeeProductions
01-02-2006, 08:50 PM
Yup..................He's here (http://www.joegibbsracing.com/current_season/jgr_lm_20/lm_20_crew_chief.php)!!!!!

BOWATCHER
01-02-2006, 10:50 PM
Ray currently works in the shop at JGR. The crew chief job position he no longer holds.

JunkYardRacer34
02-24-2006, 01:41 AM
I remember that car being built. It was along time ago when my father Frank Curtis built that car. I believe that was his first year in the Blunderbust class.

RGeeProductions
02-24-2006, 08:10 PM
I do believe you are right, FC3.....

Old Man
02-25-2006, 01:12 AM
Where are the pictures of the cars Richie V. drove that Frank C. built???? :confused: :cool:

JunkYardRacer34
02-25-2006, 09:02 PM
You have to go back one page.

RGeeProductions
02-25-2006, 09:30 PM
Where are the pictures of the cars Richie V. drove that Frank C. built???? :confused: :cool:
Go back up to post #103 I posted here. That was built by Frank in R&K's shop. The other picture later in the thread, post #105, was the year later and a new Matlach Chassis. I believe, Skip Von Holt bought both cars. And I do remember FCIII there a few times!!!! Oldman, if you would like a copy, let me know. I will carry it with me and the few times I go to 7-11, as I make coffee home now, I know I'll see you!!!!

J.D.
03-02-2006, 06:38 AM
I have about 20 photos of Riverhead,from 1960 to 62 by Pecora Photos, looking for more from Pecora, to fill in what I dont have.
Thanks John
Photo of Silas, I think at Langhorne.

Fireitinthere
03-02-2006, 11:19 AM
ah, Silas Hitchcock in the "Flaming 7"! I remember that he had a longer wheel based modified as well, powered by a Caddy engine. Anyone have a picture of that?

J.D.
03-05-2006, 08:53 AM
Teddys Crash at Riverhead 1962 ?

J.D.
03-05-2006, 12:04 PM
Black and White 10 cents

J.D.
03-16-2006, 05:25 PM
Riverhead 1960-62

Garfield
06-14-2006, 11:55 PM
This is was my favorite car then, is my favorite car now, and will always be my favorite car. There are a whole lot of memories and mixed emotions captured in this one pic for me, especially after I saw the Gentleman Jim article. :*-( :(

The second picture was a surprise :eek: I found tucked in between the picture and the picture frame. It is for a kid, so I must have been younger than 12 years old when I got it.

J.D.
07-23-2006, 03:54 PM
Coupe at Islip

RickFigure8
08-15-2006, 01:29 AM
Also as for the fire, the car Bobby had was an ex-Fred car. Fred had that nice padding done in the interior and part of that, the seat, and steering got burned. And I have a ton of photos just so far no way to scan them. I plan on bringing them to the old timers day.

Rick

Tower Man
09-07-2006, 05:37 PM
I can't believe I took this long to look at this thread. Oh man....

Wheelman, I raced against that yellow #89. Wait, let me rephrase that. I drove around while he raced. Any pictures of Figure 8 cars, the 39, the 77 and the 310?

What memories. Keep'em coming.

Dwight Clock
01-19-2007, 11:39 PM
Axel Anderson and Georgie TetThis picture is actually Wayne Anderson with his fathers '37 Ford sedan. I would say that the picture was taken in 1965, probably on the night Wayne drove in his first modified event in this car. I remember that he finished 7th in his heat and 12th in the feature that night. This car has always been one of my all time favorite modifieds. In another post, the one with Benny Giaraputo when he won the first ever World's Championship Figure Eight, that is certainly Chris Economaki in the photo with Benny. Go to post 48 in this thread to see the Anderson picture.

unowho243
01-22-2007, 10:31 PM
Is there any info of where any of these cars are, and if any of them can ever hit the track again? I happen to like how the old charger cars looked before they went to after market bodies. The early 90's pictures bring back a lot of memories, because that's when I first started going to the track.

dynamite
01-26-2007, 05:00 PM
Got pictures of my first second and my cars through the years, some at Pocono, Thompson and many more. I'll have my son scan them and put them on here.

CSLMOTORSPORTS
01-26-2007, 08:39 PM
That would be great to see some old pictures of some chargers/street stocks and late models.Maybe I can get some of my old cars scanned and put on,also my dads cars,with those nice vinyl tops.have to fix scanner.
Scott Lehmann

Tracy87BB
01-27-2007, 09:45 AM
Scott, I have a picture of your blue Nova (I'm guessing it was around 1993). I also have a picture of Ed Mistretta's maroon Malibu, probably from 1991. A friend has them right now. He was going to scan them for me so he could post them on here, but had technical difficulties.

unowho243
01-27-2007, 12:31 PM
Please do guys, I love all these old pictures. It brings back many memories of going to the track with my family!

jfp711
01-31-2007, 01:21 PM
The thing I love about all the great pictures posted are the race cars are hand painted and lettered with battle scars, as far as the street stocks ????? It's great to how tight they were, surprised the LF'S are not smoking, lololo. I was not a regular at any of the Long Island tracks, but some of the cars brought back some cool memories from my visit's, great, great pictures...... I thought I'd send this one from my home track the Danbury Racearena

badone07
02-09-2007, 02:05 PM
A couple of early 90's. Richie Carmen. Then Mike Mortimer & Mark Wells.

badone07
02-09-2007, 02:07 PM
Couple more. Bill Eastman & Russ Thorsen.

badone07
02-09-2007, 02:09 PM
Howie Brode & Mike Mortimer.

The Bullfather
02-09-2007, 03:13 PM
I miss the red and white walls, the walls look ugly in white. At least tire marks bring them color!

Tracy87BB
02-09-2007, 03:41 PM
Wow, sure brings back some memories! Thanks for sharing...

badone07
02-11-2007, 03:43 AM
Howie "Double Deuce" Heidrick.
Howie getting a little too excited while getting Mike Mortimer's autograph. :)

rydogg97
02-11-2007, 10:10 AM
Just a quick question? Does any one have any pics of the 33 Charger of Rick Marsh or of Billy Barnes and one more the 49 of Jerry Bowers fig 8?? Jerry was one of my favorites growing up! Thanks! There is one more that I used to have, but was lost with the rest in the shuffle was the yellow #37 Camaro of Dave Ryan he used to race in the Novice division with Craig Meyer & Co. Thanks! ;)

Tracy87BB
02-12-2007, 12:07 AM
Hey, is Mortimer even old enough to have a NASCAR license in that pic? :lol: That's a great one!
I used to have a pic of Marsh's car...not a track pic, but a pic I took in the pits when he was parked next to Mistretta. I'd have to dig through the box of stuff I brought home from college with me that I never unpacked after I got home (unfortunately, the chances of that happening any time soon are pretty slim, as right now I don't even know where to look for the box). :rolleyes:

unowho243
02-12-2007, 01:49 AM
I remember most of those cars great pics man

RickFigure8
02-18-2007, 08:01 AM
My car, warmup weekend 1980 and early in the season 1980 in the Islip pits.

RickFigure8
02-18-2007, 08:02 AM
Roy Pizzo owned car I drove in 1987, the first year the street stocks were called late models.

figure849
02-21-2007, 08:46 PM
Anyone have pictures of Tommy Ryan's cars

RickFigure8
02-24-2007, 08:09 AM
I have a few Artie. I'll post them somewhere once I can get them scanned.

fisherman
02-24-2007, 12:16 PM
Hey Rick, nice picture of the 88, but that was the F-8 car. Look at the other cars in pickure.

RickFigure8
02-27-2007, 01:43 PM
Nope, those are all street stock/late models. The yellow and blue car on the inside is Jim Malone Jr.

RickFigure8
03-04-2007, 07:51 PM
Okay, I got a scanner. Here's a test photo. Trying to get them as good as possible and keeping them under the 97k limit. After this will be 4 photos from one of the patchogue street fairs. I had to shrink these way down. If anyone would like a full size version just let me know and I can send it either in email or msn/yahoo messenger.

RickFigure8
03-04-2007, 07:58 PM
The four patchogue photos.

figure849
03-04-2007, 08:26 PM
Rick how about pictures of Tommy Ryans box nova

Wheel Racing
03-04-2007, 08:41 PM
Okay, I got a scanner. Here's a test photo. Trying to get them as good as possible and keeping them under the 97k limit. After this will be 4 photos from one of the patchogue street fairs. I had to shrink these way down. If anyone would like a full size version just let me know and I can send it either in email or msn/yahoo messenger.

Is is safe to assume Danny Avondet behind you?

RickFigure8
03-04-2007, 08:55 PM
Neal, yes it is. I have a few more I'm adding now. Just random. I'm still not sure the best way to make the filenames for the scans.

RickFigure8
03-04-2007, 08:58 PM
Last couple for now. Artie I'll look for something of Tommy.

RickFigure8
03-04-2007, 09:16 PM
Here's 2 of Tommy Ryan. I might have more, I'll have to see as I go along. I know I have some of him in the 42.

RickFigure8
03-04-2007, 09:32 PM
Not a photo but it's interesting.

RickFigure8
03-04-2007, 10:07 PM
I've had this photo all these years and only now with it blown up some have to figure he's got some awful stiff suspension or his wheelwells didn't stay like this. Thing sure was pretty though.

Wheel Racing
03-04-2007, 10:27 PM
Last couple for now. Artie I'll look for something of Tommy.

Nice shots Rick.I love the Ernie pic with JP Gallagher's Street Stock in the background.I loved that car

RickFigure8
03-05-2007, 05:51 AM
If I remember right that had a 300 ford 6cyl in it.

art11758
03-05-2007, 10:08 AM
If I remember right that had a 300 ford 6cyl in it.
Yes it did. If I remember correctly (something that seems to be happening less and less these days....) that engine came from a car that was originally driven by Chris Youngs brother (Gary perhaps). A fairly large rather hideous lime green sedan was the "donor" for that. Ah yes, the good ol' days with ingenuity being the order of the day.......
BTW, nice pictures Rick.

figure849
03-05-2007, 05:53 PM
Rick can you send to my e-mail Ernie and Tommy Ryan pictures so I can print them. the pictures of Ernies car will help. I am at the point where I will be painting his car soon. thanks Artie

RickFigure8
03-05-2007, 09:26 PM
Art, yes it was Gary. I have a photo or two of Gary which will be posted as I get to it. I have one or two of R J too and Hank Kramer.

Artie sure no problem. I'll get them sent tonight and any others I find I'll send.

CSLMOTORSPORTS
03-05-2007, 09:44 PM
Hey Rick,is that Hank Kramers Chevelle next to Gallgers car.That was a nice car a lot like my dads 70 chevelle street stock.
Scott Lehmann

RickFigure8
03-06-2007, 12:16 AM
Scott I'm not sure. It sits like it. There were quite a few chevelles back then. I do have a photo of Hank on the track with other cars. I'll look for it after I post a few more I have scanned already now.

RickFigure8
03-06-2007, 12:22 AM
Here's more photos. Artie, a few more of Ernies vega. Art one with the Gary Young car I think you were talking about. Looks like it was a galaxie bodied street stock. This was back when we (fig8's) ran on the oval with the street stocks on sundays.

RickFigure8
03-06-2007, 12:23 AM
A few more.

RickFigure8
03-06-2007, 12:25 AM
4 more photos.

RickFigure8
03-06-2007, 12:26 AM
The last 4 I have ready now. I'll take a look for the one with Hank.

CSLMOTORSPORTS
03-06-2007, 12:50 AM
Nice stuff Rick,the two of Fortin how come my car is not in background .I must have been on the track my trailer looks good lol.Keep them coming it sure brings back some good times.
Scott Lehmann

RickFigure8
03-06-2007, 01:31 AM
You were camera shy? Here's some with Hanks car. It's fun trying to pick out who everyone else is. I think the 61 is Yolanda. 99 Carl Miller? The 2 Robin?

RickFigure8
03-06-2007, 01:33 AM
okay last couple. Artie who was driving the 49 then?

RickFigure8
03-06-2007, 01:35 AM
Scott is that Spider in the red and white nova? Looks like a 91 on it.

CSLMOTORSPORTS
03-06-2007, 01:56 AM
yes it looks like Spider in the bomapa 91,nice front row of Robin and Billy Barnes.I like the street stock photos.hope you keep them coming maybe my dad will pop up in some
Scott Lehmann

Mortgage Guy
03-06-2007, 08:21 AM
Hey Rick, do you have any pictures of that Nova Lehmann drove, that was when we all used to help each other out that year, when was it 93?? Great photos though, keep em coming.

figure849
03-06-2007, 03:18 PM
Rick,
I would say that looks like the early years for the 49, so it would have to be Chris, could possibly be Jerry Bowers.
Thanks for the photos of Ernies car. I did'nt remember it white. I was all ready to paint it red. but now i'm thinking about going to white. Your pictures are great . Thanks

figure849
03-06-2007, 04:02 PM
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let's see if I have this figured out. not sure if I know what i'm doing

RickFigure8
03-06-2007, 08:53 PM
I have lots more coming. I gotta have 200 to 300 I'd say. I also have from the race of champions at pocono 86 or 87 and a cup race at Dover 89/90 I think.

Artie I've been trying to remember what I was doing when Ernies car was white and can't remember, lol. 1977 I started and had the 56 ford. Ernie had the corvair. 1978 I spent the summer clipping, changing the cage and the body over to the mustang on my car so I didn't run much. I drove Al Tyrells 011 one week and a car Freddy Dunlop gave me to run the last part of the season I had number 02 on. Ernie still had the corvair. That was the year he was running New Egypt on Wednesdays and the week before 4th of July he hit the point of the wall at the pit exit there hard enough to push the water pump into no1 cylinder. He had to run Bill Howards car at Islip that week. It's the same week I drove the 011. 79, 80, and 81 I ran my car with the mustang body on it. I know I took the photos but I can't remember if he changed over to the vega in 79 or 80. At most the vega was white for 2 years and possibly only 1. It was red when he had the crash in 82 wasn't it? The winter of 81/82 George Brown and I cut off the rear clip on my car and ran new rails under the rear. With everything I had going on then it wasn't ready for 82 so I ran Johnny Krafts chevelle, the old Dave Louden car, the first 3 weeks of 82. Ernies crash was the 2nd week.

RickFigure8
03-07-2007, 12:44 AM
Anyone ever seen a rod do this? This was out of my 223 cu in ford motor. U-joint came apart and worked it's way apart at the rear right in the middle of the straightaway and god knows how much rpm got up to. The piece of crank still spun in the rod too.

RickFigure8
03-07-2007, 01:07 AM
2 photos of my mustang just before opening day 1980. 2 photos of Tommys car. The 42 was championship 1982 and the other was, I think, 84 or 85.

RickFigure8
03-07-2007, 01:11 AM
Me with Fred Dunlops car 1984. This was originally the Mike Knoud car. A few more street stock/figure 8 photos.

RickFigure8
03-07-2007, 01:12 AM
More street stock/figure 8.

RickFigure8
03-07-2007, 01:58 AM
Three Jim Hendrickson photos. Two are in reference to the thread on the Permatex 200 in the Islip/72 Trivia section of the forum. Credit for the two Permatex photos goes to Ed Appoldt.

nascar071
03-07-2007, 11:16 AM
Great pics , Keep them coming. Does anyone have some from Freeport, Islip Or Riverhead Street Stocks? Thank Ron langdon

Richie
03-07-2007, 11:23 AM
You wanted Don Howe, here's Don Howe at Riverhead 1985. Enjoy, I'm looking for more of everyone. (Found another from Pocono ROC, just scanned and added it.)

WJ Same car different paint. Come to the Old Timers Meet in Riverhead this year and maybe see her again.

wayne
03-07-2007, 01:54 PM
First picture is my old man on the outside of Pro. The second picture is my old man in his figure 8 race, that he eventually went on to win.

wayne
03-07-2007, 01:59 PM
My old man, early 80's street stock or late model.

DriveitinDeep
03-07-2007, 02:40 PM
chasing "Stormin" Norman in the Agway 11

nascar071
03-07-2007, 03:29 PM
Hey Wayne Did your dads car say Daytona or bust on the back? if so I remember racing against Him. Ron Langdon

wayne
03-07-2007, 05:04 PM
Hey Ron, He Say's He Did Have It On A Car, He Cant Remember Which Car It Was Though.he Said The Florida Heat Gets To His Memory. I Think Its The Cocktails.. Lol

CSLMOTORSPORTS
03-12-2007, 02:30 PM
Hey Rick, I'm having with withdrawal symptoms. I'm sure I'm not the only one, please don't cut us off cold turkey.
Scott Lehmann

unowho243
03-12-2007, 06:00 PM
Yeah Same Here Keep Em Coming!

horsepower
03-12-2007, 10:48 PM
Rick ,Scott & Artie : Primer chevelle in photo was taken during warm ups 1980/81. At the time Ray Theiss built and owned the car he raced it in the first three shows and sold it to Hank Krammer. JP.

CSLMOTORSPORTS
03-13-2007, 12:24 AM
Thanks JP, I thought it looked like that car. Where is Ray Thiess now? I saw his name a couple of times at an NC track.
Scott Lehmann

RickFigure8
03-13-2007, 12:58 AM
I'll get back to scanning more photos this week. SAFER banquet helped keep my away from here this weekend. Check out photos from there in the Figure8 section here and videos at www.youtube.com/figureeightracer or http://www.myspace.com/figure8racer

RickFigure8
03-13-2007, 01:10 AM
JP thanks. I stand corrected. Wow, I don't even remember Hank with the car. Old age, lol. This was a rough warmup day for me. We warmed up on the 8 and I forget who it was but someone lost it and caught my right rear. You'll see photos I took of the car after it. The photos of the car with the darker blue and no lettering were taken the following week after I changed the body and repainted it.

RickFigure8
03-13-2007, 03:50 AM
Just one quick photo. Freeport, 1965, this car took a piece of the turn 3-4 wall home with it.

RickFigure8
03-14-2007, 11:40 PM
I just scanned 27 more photos. I have to resize them and then I'll get them up here.

RickFigure8
03-15-2007, 12:22 AM
Ray Theiss, Danny Avondet, The third photo is kinda special to me. I took this in 1965 at Freeport, which means I was 13 years old, with a brownie camera. This was the initial start of the race and right around the start finish line the front row lost it and everyone else in the race followed suit. Somehow I got this just as everyone was pointed in a different direction and the starter had changed to a red flag. The 4th photo is Ernie in a new car he built with a newer 67 or so falcon body. If I remember right he didn't like how the car felt and Roger was running the old car with the 62 or so falcon body, and he swapped and went back to the old car and let Roger run this one.

RickFigure8
03-15-2007, 12:26 AM
Bobby Davis and John Elder, both in Ernie cars, Ernie or Roger, and Ernie in the older falcon.

RickFigure8
03-15-2007, 12:35 AM
George Sr. I don't think I've ever seen another photo of this car. 1965 Freeport. Notice all the win stickers on it. Ernies older falcon, Bill Stockert, Ernie.

RickFigure8
03-15-2007, 12:49 AM
Bob Davis and Ernies car, Bill Howard and Ernies, and two of my car.

RickFigure8
03-15-2007, 12:55 AM
Ernie and I, Bill Howard and Ernie, Red Wines, Who is there in the pits watching every week, and an unknown street stock. Same car in other photos was in front of Ernie.

RickFigure8
03-15-2007, 01:06 AM
Bill Steen and I forget who was in the other car. I believe this was one of the camaros that broke the body barrier into the late model bodies when Tom Jensen and Tom Murphy came out with the team camaros, #86 and 87. Not sure which of those this car is. Tom Jensen ran for years but Tom Murphy only part of 1 season. His blood pressure skyrocketed when he raced and he quit at his doctors request. My car, street stocks, street stocks and figure8's.

RickFigure8
03-15-2007, 01:08 AM
Last 3 are street stocks and figure8's.

W. J.
03-15-2007, 01:22 AM
Great stuff Rick!!! Just don't burn out the scanner, LOL.

Wheel Racing
03-18-2007, 05:26 PM
Thanx Rick! I am supposed to be working,but I find myself checking out these pics.Between you and my father, I have gone down memory lane and back a few times here.Keep em coming and I will see if I can dig out some more

Duke22
03-20-2007, 03:23 PM
Hey Rick, what Neal said. It's a good thing I'm my own boss. Thanks!

RickFigure8
03-20-2007, 11:28 PM
You're all very welcome. I'll get more scanned either tonight or tomorrow night. I have hundreds to do.

figure849
03-22-2007, 08:42 PM
Rick, I met someone who has a brother that used to race at Islip, maybe you have pictures. I'm not sure of the spelling, but Pierron. Do you know him?

W. J.
03-22-2007, 11:58 PM
I found an Ed Pieron of Sayville, #24 Fig-8 driver (1977 program). Anyone have a picture?

RickFigure8
03-24-2007, 08:35 AM
I believe I do have a photo or two of Ed's car. Ed ran Ed's Auto Body on Greeley Ave just south of the train tracks. I believe it's still there and he very well might be too.

RickFigure8
03-24-2007, 08:45 AM
I'm reading these backwards. Artie it is the Ed Pieron that WJ mentioned. I scanned something like 60 photos the other night but thursday night I got a very nasty virus on the computer. I'm on one of my backup computers now and have the photos on a cd but it will take a day or so for me to get them resized and up here. I'll see if I can find a photo of Ed for the next batch.

Mike33
04-06-2007, 10:44 PM
Is that Mike Gralto in the 36 Modified in the lead in the last shot?

CSLMOTORSPORTS
04-27-2007, 06:50 PM
Hey Rick can we look foward to more pictures soon,I really hope so.Do you have any of my dads car.
Scott Lehmann

RickFigure8
05-01-2007, 04:22 AM
Scott I'll be getting more up this week. I'm back on this computer now and I have some ready on the other computer I just have to move them over here.

RickFigure8
05-01-2007, 04:32 AM
Mike, sorry, I just saw your question. I think that was Lew Hennesy. Can anyone else tell by what they can see of the car?

CSLMOTORSPORTS
05-19-2007, 09:31 AM
Hey Rick, I'm dying to see more pictures, I hope you put some up soon.
Scott

ViscontiRacing
05-24-2007, 11:57 PM
Cookie Visconti Pictures From Freeport Spedway


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650

651

unowho243
05-25-2007, 02:00 PM
Is that last picture of a 67 Belvedere?

Dwight Clock
05-25-2007, 08:28 PM
I hadn't seen that picture of Cookie's coupe in many years. Thanks for sharing!

ViscontiRacing
05-26-2007, 05:01 AM
Thanks Dwight...thats My Dad From Waaaaaaaayyyyyyyy Back. I have thousands...Ill send some more soon.

Ken Resnick
08-28-2007, 01:42 AM
Hello, my name is Ken Resnick,

I was Ray Theiss' partner for almost 12 years on Long Island from Freeport to Islip. We built all the race cars from 1975-1984 in a one car garage in Farmingdale. We built several figure 8's and street stocks (one for Hank Kramer) in the same garage. Ray later became partners with and bought out The Rod Shop on Kean St.

I drove the # 03 , Z28 figure 8 cars we built in the early 80's .I was the owner of the #20 figure 8 that Ray drove and he also drove the #777 center steering Ford Galaxy Bomber at Freeport. The Islip #03 figure 8 was later sold to Johnny Zell (the flying mailman) .
The Race team was named J&R Racing in 1979 thru 1984, in honor of my fathers plumbing & heating company( J & R Installation of Bay Shore).

Our main sponsers were Mid Island Auto Wreckers of Deer Park(thanks Dave and Frankie Morrow), Al Aparo Cesspool Service of Bay Shore, Chets Auto Parts of Deer Park, B&C Automotive of Deer Park, Wren Beverage of West Islip, Amsoil , and my father Joe Resnick for almost all our pipe and tubing.

Our pit crew members were Bobby Valitzky , Joe Resnick , Don Cassese, Artie. Our painter was Mike Knoud and our letterer was Billy Valitzky.
Ray and I were fabricators of our own chasis and suspensions , tin work , body work , roll cages etc. Jack R was of great help with our motors. Remember in those years of Islip , figure 8 cars ran straight six motors , ie , 230 and 250 chevy . Pete Tapit of Tapit Transmissions built most of our transmissions to our specs.

Ray was married to a lovely lady named Donna and in the early 80's he had twin boys named Raymond and Nicholas, with her. I was engaged to and later married my childhood sweetheart ,Millie, who became fataly ill from Ovarian Cancer in 1993. I did leave racing in those years , but have now returned due to a friend ( Steve Morris) .We field and drive a two car team of 4 cyl enduros at Riverhead this year.
Its great to be back behind the wheel again as well as turning those wrenches.

Attached below is a photo of the #03 figure 8 car. I was a young lad of 18 years old in that figure 8 main win. The very proud man kneeling down holding the checkered is my dad , Joe Resnick . The flag was given to us by Ray Morturano (starter in those years of Islip, also very proud and happy for us)

See you at the track .

Ken Resnick

unowho243
08-28-2007, 02:05 AM
Does anyone have pictures of the former figure 8 driver Kenny Marsh? He ran in the late 90's. I work with him and he says that he doesn't have many pictures of his car.

Also Al Worth, a modified driver?

And is that picture of the red car on 3 wheels a 1967 Belvedere?

art11758
08-28-2007, 11:43 AM
Yep Al Worth, modified driver. It was a black Vega, number 00 (yellow numbers I think).
Lots of figure eight guys "moved up" or tried/wanted to. R.J. Faveau had Racer Jack's last modified when I was helping out over there. A very tech piece for its day. It was a Gremlin bodied machine with a 389 Pontiac engine in it. I only remember it coming to the speedway with us one time.
Joe Biondillilo Sr. had a Mod for a short while too. Silver Vega number 07.
Chris Young and John Fortin both competed in the figure eights before moving up.

And it may not be a 1967 Belvedere, but it is certainly a mid sixties Dodge/Chrysler product. The early Savoy's were pretty popular too. Sturdy cars with easily tweaked suspension and stout drive trains. Or so I heard, as that was a bit before my time.

Dwight Clock
08-28-2007, 09:14 PM
Art, prior to having that Vega Al Worth had a coupe, also black with yellow #00. Sharp looking car.

Tower Man
09-03-2007, 02:11 PM
Hey Rick...I will never forget driving that #2 Mustang of yours and looping it out of turn 4. The entire field went by me as I faced the wrong way. Then low and behold, T.K. blast me. I looked into the grandstands and who's standing there? You!

Ah yes, the good old days.

Scotty Wolf
09-06-2007, 04:11 AM
Cool pics Neal. Hey, do you have any old Scott Wolf pics, being that your sister was a big fan of mine.

RickFigure8
09-09-2007, 04:46 AM
Joe, yes, they sure were great. And very ironic how one of the best at avoiding things was the only one who didn't miss you, lol.

badone07
09-25-2007, 03:43 PM
Danny Grennan in his 1st Charger car.

Some RBR cars, that I can't remember where I got the pics from.

badone07
09-25-2007, 03:44 PM
Couple more RBR pics. Early 90's of Tim Halpin & myself, with Mike Mortimer in the rightside background.

Tracy87BB
09-25-2007, 04:39 PM
Oh my goodness, that last picture brings back some memories...being 16 and finally old enough to run around the pits. Is that #7 by chance the same car that the young Mr. Lehmann is driving now (CJ, not the old guy...ha ha)?

CSLMOTORSPORTS
09-25-2007, 07:32 PM
This is the OLD guy not the same car that was the old Steve Tooker car that was driven by Al Vetter then sold to Gary Peters. Then Steve and Tim Halpin and myself got it.CJ (the young guy) is driving the old Nova.
Scott Lehmann

Tracy87BB
09-25-2007, 08:26 PM
Thanks for the info, Scott. I couldn't tell from the picture which car that was. Good times, though...

Mortgage Guy
09-25-2007, 10:18 PM
Boy those were the days when charger cars were real race cars. I miss those days.

Tracy87BB
09-25-2007, 10:23 PM
Funny story...around that time, I was helping out Eddie Mistretta. During the off-season, he was selling Christmas trees, and I took a ride to go say hi. We were standing in the parking lot and a Malibu pulled up to the light at the corner, and I remember Eddie commenting that the light was too fast for him to get the driver's number, since he could use a spare body for the Charger car. How many guys nowadays do you think literally get their body panels right off the street?:lol:

Mortgage Guy, speaking of old Charger cars, did you ever get your scanner fixed to scan those pics I sent you last year?

Mortgage Guy
09-26-2007, 02:49 PM
No Black and White only, but I do still have them here, somewhere :confused:

rob
10-30-2007, 05:08 PM
John B at Riverhead

J.D.
10-30-2007, 08:27 PM
Gary Winters at Riverhead.

rob
10-30-2007, 11:15 PM
851 At Riverhead, about 1969, B. Hedges

J.D.
10-31-2007, 07:37 AM
Is that a fiberglass body. Great picture have any more ?

rob
10-31-2007, 04:23 PM
J D I don't think it was, it had a 427 ford motor from H and M in the car. They kept the car in Bridghampton. It was sold to Richie S. I was wrong on the year it was about 67 or 68. They put the hump in the rear for a bigger gas tank to run 50 laps or more. I know he set fast time on one.

rob
10-31-2007, 04:45 PM
853This car was from Wainscott.

J.D.
10-31-2007, 08:45 PM
Here's a picture from around 1962.

Dwight Clock
10-31-2007, 08:56 PM
Here's a picture from around 1962.John Berkoski - what ever happened to him?

rob
10-31-2007, 09:03 PM
The picture that I put up there is a small block in the car looks like a 409 in the one you put up. They built a coupe and went into the swamp the first time out, I think? Also, Jim Malone drove it one night to a 50 lap win. It could have been a Langhone race.

rob
10-31-2007, 09:05 PM
He was living in Bridgehamption.

J.D.
10-31-2007, 09:41 PM
Anybody remember this car, I watched it being built one Winter, when I was a kid. It was from East Hampton, Harry Cullum built it, and Teddy Baranoski drove it.

rob
10-31-2007, 09:49 PM
Yes I do, what was the number of car that Don DeCristafaro drove? I think the next car that Teddy drove was the three ring car.

J.D.
10-31-2007, 09:54 PM
Don Drove the #42, It was a White sedan.