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Forum: The Mighty Midgets 09-23-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,596
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: Midget Slot Car Racing!

I too ran at Celiberty lanes a little. If I remember one of the larger ones had a big dip in it. I lived in Broomfield and there was a track on the south end of town on the hill. There also was a...
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 07-03-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,312
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: Cool video, engine rebuild

Love it! He was faster than my best time by just a little.:chuckle:
Forum: Chit Chat 07-03-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,503
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: 1/4 scale Indy Roadster

Thanks for the update Bob. It is looking good! Hope you know how lucky you are to see and hear it run in person! Keep us informed.
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 05-19-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,897
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: Non Wing USAC Sprint Car Model

That is awsome!!! Would love to see one. Do you compete at any model contests? IPMS has a class for your type of work. I have competed at the nationals and your work is better than alot of what is...
Forum: Chit Chat 05-19-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Reminiscing... Circa 1950s: Safety First
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Posted By Racefan 777
Re: Circa 1950s: Safety First

Ah yes Jerry cans and beer kegs for fuel tanks. My cousin and I used a portable air tank in our jr mod (6cyl mod in Ks). We thought that it was safer because it was made of thicker metal. The vent...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 04-28-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,579
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: AJ Foyt outdrives them all!

I agree Terry, my Dad who drove jalopys told me to watch the drivers hands and listen to the exhaust. The one who drove with the gas instead of his hands were the smothest and consquently the...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 04-11-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,897
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: Non Wing USAC Sprint Car Model

Thanks for the help with the tires! If I should choose to go asphalt I could still go the same way just leave off the cardboard. Since a stocker could have three the same size perhaps I should try...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 04-07-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,897
Posted By Racefan 777
Thumbs up Re: Non Wing USAC Sprint Car Model

Awsome work! How did you make the tires? I am working on a 1/16th scale short track car and will need to make my tires and wheels. Still do not know dirt or asphalt, wide 5 or what. Can"t wait to see...
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 04-05-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,369
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: 48/49 Bryan and others

WOW this is great stuff! The records entrys are very cool. They give a look into a part of racing history that most never see. It is too bad that most of the pictures of this time are in B&W because...
Forum: Race Tracks 04-01-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 29,162
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: Colorado National Speedway - Dacono, CO.

Quick one about Alan Batt. He won the main one night after running the last three laps without his lf wheel. I was in the payout shack (tralier) after the show when this lady(?) came in and thru a...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 03-06-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,507
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: What is the hand pump for?

It seems to me that at least some of the midgets at Lakeside (60's) had the pumps on the right side. I seem to recall seeing them pump on them from the stands. Just some of the cars, Lakeside only,...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 03-06-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,110
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: My pics and stories, 1941-1972

It looks to me that the belts in the last photo would bust the ribs in a crash. Have not seen them in other pictures. Were they popular and did they work?
Forum: Stock Cars 03-02-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,110
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: !/8 scale Dirt Late model

Looks great! I to have built that old sprinter, also used the offy even the color is close. I am working on an 1/16th scale short track car. Looks like I may have to build my tires. Did you make...
Forum: Stock Cars 02-12-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,006
Posted By Racefan 777
Need some information

I am building a model of a 60's Dodge charger short track car. No NASCAR a Englewood or CNS type is what I want. The IPMS nationals will be in Loveland Colo. in 2013 and I would like to enter it...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 02-11-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 26,774
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: Joe Giba

I to was a Joe Giba fan. Thought his purple and yellow car was the best one there! Any color pictures of that car? Also looking at those last pictures I thought a mustang would run in the latemodel...
Forum: Chit Chat 02-11-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,503
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: 1/4 scale Indy Roadster

That will be awsome!!! Do you know what one it will be when it is done? By the way thanks for the heads up on that web site. Looks like FUN.
Forum: Chit Chat 02-10-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 62,716
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: Trophy girls!

At our local track the trophy girls used to set in the stands. To get the girls on the track for the pictures I would lift the girls over the rails. I quite that when one night I found out the young...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 01-12-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,189
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: My 50's sprint car model.

To late just spent my petty cash.:chuckle: It is a cool car! My father had a tether car that I drooled over as long as I can remember. He lived out of town and died unexpectedly. When I went through...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 01-12-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,189
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: My 50's sprint car model.

Yeap you nailed it Mitch on the kit. Would love to get another one but he has stopped making them. And thanks on the info about the full size car.
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 01-12-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,189
Posted By Racefan 777
My 50's sprint car model.

Still working on pictures of my other short track cars. Bob hope you like it!http://autoracingmemories.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=433&pictureid=5192&thumb=1...
Forum: Race Tracks 01-09-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 100,043
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: ENGLEWOOD SPEEDWAY The Figure 8 Revolution

Are there many of the old F8 cars still around? I'm sure most were used up!
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 01-07-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,341
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: Restored 3/4 midget......

Thank you. Fantastic workmanship! It looks like an engine that we would use on one of our larger RC airplanes. It would be a real blast to see a field of those coming to take a green flag! I have...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 01-06-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 74,232
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: Sprint car legends

People who have never heard the cars of that era or have never seen those brave talented men drive those beautiful cars. They truly do not know what they have missed. I would love to be able to go...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 01-06-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,341
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: Restored 3/4 midget......

I would be proud to have any of them in my shop. What is the engine in the RC car?
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 11-24-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,892
Posted By Racefan 777
Re: Hi from a new member that's a really old guy

After going to the races at lakeside some of us kids in Broomfield had built a banked oval track for our bikes. We had our bikes painted like the mods and midgets that we saw at Lakeside. Painted our...
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