I hope Eric doesn`t mind that I assembled this from our PM`s but it just shows what is out there
Now if I can copy that picture of her butt, maybe I can twist a few more of mine/ours from her!
Originally Posted by Alfar7
Do you know when the picture was taken of your dad`s car & you guy`s on the Corvair in that post on 1-21??
My last race there was in `74 so I wouldn`t have been there later.
But I keep seeing that girl in shorts, and if that isn`t Beth`s (Dash One) butt I`m loosing it !
Originally Posted by genericwood
Richard, the gold car burned in a house fire in the Fall of '76, so it had to have been before that. I'm not sure if Dad raced that year, so most likely it was '75 or before. Based on my size in the picture, it was probably '74 or '75. In the summer of '74, I would have just turned 9. I was a really big kid, but I'm guessing I couldn't have been younger than 9 in that picture.
If you look closely, the girl in the shorts is walking next to a dark-haired guy in jeans. Might be you? You can pull the pic off of Curtis' web site and blow it up for a better look. ThisCrazyGarage.com
I'm still thinking about your mystery track picture. Not sure which tracks you travelled to. Doesn't appear to be an airport course. Looks more like a park. Maybe Lake Afton or Lake Garnett. Don't think it could be Wentzville. As you can tell, the tracks I remember are all in the midwest.
QUOTE=genericwood]Cool! I wish my Dad was still around to enjoy the memories. The world is very small. A few years ago, I contacted Tom Turner to inquire about a race car he had for sale. In the conversation, he mentioned that he had lived in Kansas when he began racing. We later realized that he had helped my Dad pull an engine under a tree limb at Ponca City after a broken rod had holed the block! It might have been the same weekend that the picture was taken!
"Is this the "Don`t Call Me Dickie" Tom Turner who`s discription of his parked car at Roebling was an "Electrical Problem" because the #4 rod took off the starter?
The very same. In the case of my Dad's car at Ponca, we didn't have a spare engine. But we did have a spare rod. So the motor was pulled, and a Coke can was sacrificed to cover the hole. It was pop riveted and epoxied, and car was raced the next day! You could still read "Coca Co" on the side of the block.
By the way, I was in Wentzville a couple months ago for one of my son's football games. MAR is now a big subdivision. Not sure if you have seen the book "ghost tracks". But you might enjoy it. It was written by the SCCA historian and includes write-ups on a bunch of the old tracks that no longer exist.
Originally Posted by Alfar7
The world is too small!, It was Ponca City, in `72, and although I`m cut off, it appears to be me & Beth walking past your dad`s Alfa, and it was his wheels & rain tires I was on in the pic in the muddy car race in the college Sta. Pic! First National win for me in the wet.
But what is more important, is that the pics unlock a wealth of seamingly lost information and memories since the accident in 2003. Like a back entrance into a warehouse!
I had totally no recollection of racing at MAR until you mentioned Wentzville.
Cool! I wish my Dad was still around to enjoy the memories. The world is very small. A few years ago, I contacted Tom Turner to inquire about a race car he had for sale. In the conversation, he mentioned that he had lived in Kansas when he began racing. We later realized that he had helped my Dad pull an engine under a tree limb at Ponca City after a broken rod had holed the block! It might have been the same weekend that the picture was taken!