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Forum: The Checkered Flag 02-03-2017, 01:31 AM
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Views: 2,853
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Grier Manning

Rest in peace, Mr. Manning. Did our sport well. Say hi to Ed for me.:checker:
http://autoracingmemories.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=454&pictureid=5816
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 02-02-2017, 02:07 AM
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Introduction... new to site
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Posted By RJ Butz
Re: new to site

Hello, Mike. Thanks for the memories too. Could this be the pic you were remembering? Took this from the Kurtis Midget Genealogy book pg 21. I recognized your dad as soon as I got this book since...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-03-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,880
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Olen McGuire has left us

Man, so sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to Jerry Lee and the clan. Here's to you, Olen.:first:
Forum: Chit Chat 06-11-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,354
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Get Well Prayers needed

Thoughts and prayers to the entire McGuire family. Here's to a speedy recovery, Olen. God Bless.
Forum: The Checkered Flag 06-04-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,836
Posted By RJ Butz
"Speedy" Bill Smith

Most of you might have heard, but for those who haven't - We lost a great rodder/racer and businessman, "Speedy" Bill Smith on Friday the 30th of May. He was 84.:checker:
Forum: Chit Chat 06-02-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,562
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Happy Birthday Mitch

Happy Birthday, Mitch! Keep the memories alive.
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 05-27-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,913
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Joe Giba

Yeah, had it a while and finally able to get back on here to post it. I know some people remember the photo and wanted to see it again. Glad to be back!
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 05-27-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,913
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Joe Giba

http://autoracingmemories.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=454&pictureid=7844
Here's that great color pic from LIFE Magazine with his yellow/purple and maybe orange pinstriped Johnson outboard...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-31-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,232
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: What Does Your Avatar Mean!!

After using the Offy one from ARM for a while, and finding this old thread, I was finally motivated to put my own on here. Many of you raced and use your car and thought I'd add my own. My Winston...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 07-20-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,355
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Midget racer buried in Lakeside parking lot?

Joe Giba in top photo(superstroke has a better res pic) his regular ride until he got sick one night, yeah, Jerry Lee that is Harold Ridell bottom photo. Think it was earlier than wreck 7/7/46 when...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 07-14-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,913
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Joe Giba

Hey, all. just wondering which issue of LIFE magazine was Joe featured. Want to get a copy if I can. Think his car was yellow/purple. 1971 also year he retired (racing). Uncle said he would retire...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 07-03-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,678
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Lloyd Axle poses in the #5 Mapelli Offy

Hey, Superstroke. I know this is an old post, but been diggin' in some old books and found out this is the original Gilmore "Red Lion Special"! How cool is that? Mitch G should be able to...
Forum: Race Tracks 12-13-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 81,528
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Lakeside Speedway - Denver Colorado

Hey, guys.
I live right across the street from Lakeside and know there was an indoor pool in that big white casino building. My mom remembers swimming in it. Anyone else? Too many beers,...
Forum: Chit Chat 09-10-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,351
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jerry Lee

Beat on the brat, Beat on the brat, Beat on the brat with a - wait, wrong song. Happy Birthday to You, Happy B - Oh, you get it! Have a GREAT one, Dude! Rock on!:wave:
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 07-02-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,532
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Lakeside/RMMRA 50th Anniversary

Yeah, I've got one of that one, too. Beautiful car. Some more pics on the way. I was there as well(west stands) - young kid but still remember the crash in turn one. Glad they were alright!
Jim Butz...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 07-02-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,475
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Harry Conklins other hot Edmunds VW

Here's some more from my album "Eddie Jackson" of this car. Very special to me as this is what I remember his car looking like when I was/still a kid. Only later growing up I learned of his great...
Forum: Chit Chat 06-12-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,321
Posted By RJ Butz
What happened to Tami's?

Anyone know why Tami's Burger Haven closed? Drove by Jim's on Sheridan and it was still open. How about the other Jim's and Grandpa's? Tami's was a cool place to hang out with the hot rods, classics...
Forum: Chit Chat 06-02-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,867
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Happy Birthday Mitch,

Hey, cousin-in-law! Hope you have a Great one! Good luck settling into the new place! Hi to Karen and all there, too!
Forum: Modifieds 05-19-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,923
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Englewood modifieds

Here's some from Uncle Dick, seems he was willing to help out whoever needed it. He's in every pic. Think first one is Billy Ager? Dick couldn't remember but studied pic and hood has "billy Vaughn(?)...
Forum: Chit Chat 05-18-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Reminiscing... Circa 1950s: Safety First
Views: 8,271
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Circa 1950s: Safety First

Thanks, Jerry Lee! Hope this pic was staged but now I'm not to sure, look at me leanin', WHEEEEE! Also I remember moving to a new house about '76 and rode in Dad's '60 Biscayne on top of the boxes!...
Forum: Chit Chat 05-16-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 14
Reminiscing... Circa 1950s: Safety First
Views: 8,271
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Circa 1950s: Safety First

Here's me in mine! Kinda like Olen's old hang-on, but a little beefier by early '70's. Don't think we had to use them 'till we were 4 foot whatever like today so I still remember the "playin' in the...
Forum: The Drivers 05-15-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5
Profile... Chuck Mauro
Views: 13,699
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Chuck Mauro

Thanks, guys. Mitch, kept trying to convince my uncle it was in fact a midget but he insisted it was a sprint(looks kinda big in photo) - even with that Cosworth(thanks) in it! I'll inform him -...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 05-13-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,913
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Joe Giba

My Uncle Dick still speaks highly of Joe "Geebah" as he says his name. Here's another pic from his collection, with Ed. RJ
Forum: The Drivers 05-13-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Profile... Chuck Mauro
Views: 13,699
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Chuck Mauro

Hey, guys -Love this thread and thought I'd bump it up. Pretty long post but great stuff! Here's one I got from uncle Dick also. Sprint at Englewood? RJ:kurtis:
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 05-10-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 19,518
Posted By RJ Butz
Re: Eddie Jackson - Number 5

Thanks, Thomas E, and Mike511 - that's the car I remember growin' up. The BLACK #5! Old Betsy was much more beautiful, some say - the most! On the model car, Tom, check out webby's album Chuck Mauro...
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