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Forum: The Mighty Midgets 12-23-2013, 02:18 PM
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Posted By JimmyK
Re: A Few Photos from Ken Paprocki

Here is a enlarged view of the clipping text.
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 12-23-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,539
Posted By JimmyK
Re: A Few Photos from Ken Paprocki

Well, I was thinking we'd all have to guess, but I found this newspaper clipping, which confirm it was Earl. Earl often did wear white shirts and sometimes a whire silk jacket. Almost always he wore...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 12-22-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,539
Posted By JimmyK
Re: A Few Photos from Ken Paprocki

From the posture, I think that's Dad (Earl Kouba) in the #2. That's how he taught joe and i to "dive for the basement".
Forum: Chit Chat 06-17-2012, 01:31 PM
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Views: 1,415
Posted By JimmyK
Father's Day

In honor of the day I posted quite a few pics of Dad (Earl Kouba). Many are racing related, so I made the album public and sharing the link for any that are interested.
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Forum: New Members Post Here First! 04-15-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,789
Posted By JimmyK
Re: Looking for info, pictures, history

Here are a few pics. The trophy girl in the last one is Bonnie Pastor.
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 04-10-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,789
Posted By JimmyK
Re: Looking for info, pictures, history

Hi Brian:
I'm Earl Kouba's youngest son (Joe's little brother). I have a few pics of Gordon that I can share when I'm back home this weekend. I was too young to know/remember him personally, and...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 02-12-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,804
Posted By JimmyK
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 02-11-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,358
Posted By JimmyK
Re: Joe Giba

We just scanned a few more photos of Joe...
I like the one signed by "Joey"
Forum: The Drivers 02-10-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,444
Posted By JimmyK
Re: GENE PASTOR - The Two Minute Interview

The #18 is a Vic Felt chassis circa 1946. It was originally powered by a Norberg engine when Earl Kouba had it. Earl put an Offy he bought from Dean Gardner in it after suffering one-to-many blow-ups...
Forum: The Drivers 02-10-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,661
Posted By JimmyK
Re: Forest Fishor -1946

Adding a couple more pics
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 02-05-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,395
Posted By JimmyK
Re: Merchant's Park 1938-39

it was located NE of the bend in I-25 at the Santa Fe Drive exit. There was a small shopping plaza built on the actual site and had a Merchants sign perched so you could read it from the freeway. All...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 02-04-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,395
Posted By JimmyK
Re: Merchant's Park 1938-39

I understood it was a ball field. the owner/promoter was very insistent they didn't race over or ruin home plate. Made for a very tight corner around home...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 02-04-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,395
Posted By JimmyK
Re: Merchant's Park 1938-39

Here's the article...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 02-04-2012, 01:16 PM
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Views: 3,395
Posted By JimmyK
Re: Merchant's Park 1938-39

And a few more...
Look's like Earl was about to lose a nose (or something).
the last shot is a group (including Earl) pulling Don Nelson from his wreckage. When Jamie (my wife) scanned this, she...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 02-04-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,395
Posted By JimmyK
Merchant's Park 1938-39

A few vintage action shots from the Earl Kouba scrapbook.
#6 is Earl, The #4 is Bill Logan (I think).
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 01-08-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,001
Posted By JimmyK
Re: What is the hand pump for?

Here are some pics of the hand brakes in use, in 50s, 60s, and 70s:
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 01-08-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,001
Posted By JimmyK
Re: What is the hand pump for?

The hand pump was to pressurize the fuel tank. For carbs, they provided enough pressure, although some folks put various mechanical fuels pumps to avoid forgetting. Typically, the driver could pump...
Forum: Race Tracks 03-25-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,594
Posted By JimmyK
Re: pikes peak hill climb

I think I posted this before. Despite the fading, I still like the action shot with the backdrop of the mountain view.
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 03-05-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,516
Posted By JimmyK
Re: 2011 Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductees

Looking forward to the induction. Here's a casual shot of Dad (Earl) from 1949. Also, my first driver's suit was a hand-me-down from Jim Malloy, via Warren Hamiloton. Is there anyplace I could donate...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-10-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,669
Posted By JimmyK
Re: To Please A Lady Movie

I beleive Johnnie Tolan did most of the stunt midget work on "To Please a Lady" (for CG) and Johnny Parsons did the champ car work.
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 12-25-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,403
Posted By JimmyK
Englewood's Midget bunch

Its not a Christmas photo, but does look like a party. The shot has Llyod & Emily Axle, Earl & Ethel Kouba and Ray Koch identified. Can you all name everyone else?
Forum: Chit Chat 12-24-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,488
Posted By JimmyK
Re: A MERRY CHRISTMAS THREAD

Merry Christmas to all!
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 12-13-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,953
Posted By JimmyK
Burton & Miles Spickler Nu-Enamel #3

A beautiful hand tinted portrait of a class team. From Ethel Kouba's album, photo by Duchess Studio. Mom really like these guys, her photoalbum has a #3 decal alongside Lloyd Axle's #5 and Bert...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 12-13-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,912
Posted By JimmyK
Re: Lakeside midget video

the dates/years could be off... Mom dated most of these late in life, so memories could be off. The drivers and autographs are right on though :) Mom always had a crush on Mr. Tolan, along with 90%...
Forum: Race Tracks 12-13-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 82,754
Posted By JimmyK
Re: Lakeside Speedway - Denver Colorado

A shot of Lakeside in 1946. Looks like the Buzzard Taxi #6 in the shot.
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