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Forum: The Mighty Midgets 10-18-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Best auto racing photo...ever.

I have the photo on my computer and it's a large file, the detail is amazing the left front tire of the #55 car is just lifting off the ground, and the lead car with Neil Carter driving, he is just...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 09-27-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 508
Posted By Mitch G.
Honorable mention...great sprint car photo.

Don't know who the photographer was, but it's Larry(Crash) Crocket, who's actual name I think, was Larret in #31. Next to Mike Nazaruk #73 in Offy powered sprint cars in the early 1950's....
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 09-21-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By Mitch G.
Best auto racing photo...ever.

With over 100 years of auto racing history, and the millions of auto racing photos from the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, Formula 1, midgets, sprint cars, stock cars, sports cars, dragsters, world...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 04-19-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 901
Posted By Mitch G.
Sam Sauer, inter net find.

Here is a shot from a post on Facebook, I could not find any info if was just a random post. Looks like 1975 at Lakeside Speedway, Harry Conklin bought this Edmunds VW from Howard Linne. You can see...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 04-19-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 695
Posted By Mitch G.
Dirt Champ car at Amelia

Al Unser Sr. was the featured driver at Amelia Island this year, here is the Grant King built dirt champ car he drove in 1973....
Forum: Chit Chat 04-19-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 981
Posted By Mitch G.
Time to complain

Granted Facebook has remarkable software, photo and video loading are effortless, and as for auto racing you get to see historical racing photos from private collections, that you would never get to...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 04-19-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 936
Posted By Mitch G.
Watson roadsters at Amelia Island, FL

Went to my first fancy pants "Concours" at Amelia Island a few weeks back, amazing cars in an amazing setting. How they repair that golf course is beyond me, but the displays are incredible. Of...
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 04-19-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,614
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Ken Coles Racing Photos

Vin Tag,
posted a photo on your original post, I would say try to contact photographer Jim Chini, and historian Buzz Rose.
Rose Racing Publications, P.O. Box 10879, Glendale, AZ
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 04-19-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
History... Bruce Walkup, 1964
Views: 994
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Bruce Walkup, 1964

Found this in Buzz Rose's book "California Hot Shoes CRA sprint cars 1955-1970 Vol. 1" not a great shot, but maybe it can help....
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 03-03-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,734
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: New member

Welcome aboard, Facebook takes the wind out of the sails of lots of web sites, but there is great stuff here!!
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 03-03-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,614
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Ken Coles Racing Photos

Bruce Walkup spent the late 60's most of the 1970's in the midwest with USAC. This is 1968, and Walkup is driving for long time car owner Dr. Ward Dunseth, that is a Paul Leffler built sprint car....
Forum: Race Tracks 03-03-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 118
Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
Views: 112,725
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

Great work Andrew, sorry I've been away from this site for awhile, my password keeps needing re-setting, and I'm lazy.
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 12-05-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,448
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Anderson Sprinter

Any updates on your condition Bob?
Forum: Race Tracks 12-05-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 118
Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
Views: 112,725
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

Interesting find Andrew! must be a lot of old tracks scattered about the United States, like this one. Good job!
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 10-13-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,673
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: progression of sprint cars

Thanks Jake, and great job!! you have to be having a blast. Keep us posted on your racing adventures and....when you going to try a non-wing race? again, great photos we appreciate you sharing with...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 10-11-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,681
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: old timer

How bout' photos and more details, would love to see what you have.
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 10-11-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,673
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: progression of sprint cars

Jake, put up some more pictures of you and your race car, we would like to see what you've been up to this past season!!
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 10-11-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,184
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Would anyone be able to tell me more about this car ??

To me it looks like what some clubs used to call a "1/2 midget". These were generally 1/4 midgets large enough for adults, the engine was in the tail, just like yours. A more common 3/4 midget has...
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 07-11-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Reminiscing... Hello From Colorado
Views: 2,108
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Hello From Colorado

Great to have you hear John, Facebook has taken most of the traffic from most of the smaller auto racing websites. This site is still a great resource, lost of fun stuff and important history. Me my...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 07-11-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,218
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Lakeside photos from George Green collection

John, I believe the scary looking shot with the upside down midget, the driver is Walt Moffat, but I am not sure.
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 06-22-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,440
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: Balboa Stadium Jalopies

Welcome aboard!!! bet you have lots of history stored in your noggin, enjoy this site.
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 06-09-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,914
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: looking for some information

That's going way back...I found that the track in Columbus Indiana, by have been known as Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. It's listed as a 1/2 dirt oval from 1937 till 1973 and had a 1/4 mile dirt...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 06-08-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,852
Posted By Mitch G.
Lone Star JR, a rare miss.

1972, and Johnny Rutherford failed to make the field for the annual "Hoosier Hundred" at the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds dirt 1 mile oval. Looks like a older model Ward/Watson chassis Offy power...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 06-08-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,751
Posted By Mitch G.
Ron "Sleepy" Tripp

Back in the mid 1970's, me and webby eagerly awaited the annual USAC National Midget Series races to come to Colorado. In 1975 two surfer type dudes came out of So. California, a two car team of blue...
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 05-12-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,673
Posted By Mitch G.
Re: progression of sprint cars

Excellent, thanks for posting that Jake, good luck this season.
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