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Old 04-05-2012, 06:54 AM   #31
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Jerry I got to meet Mickey at Larry Mac's memorial, what a cool dude, now am friends with him on facebook and sharing many great memories of Lakeside & Englewood on their pages, you should join us. I love these old adds and hope I can find many more, thanks Jerry for a great thread.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:00 PM   #32
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Here is a great add from the Speedway Illustrated News dated May 6th 1969, This will ring a bell with the Englewood Speedway Fig. 8 fans.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:38 PM   #33
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Here is a great add from the Speedway Illustrated News dated May 6th 1969, This will ring a bell with the Englewood Speedway Fig. 8 fans.
Ding-Ding-Ding-Ding-Ding!! Oh yeah Bruce, the World Figure 8 Championships were always held at Islip Speedway in N.Y. Cool ad! Many of the Englewood guys made appearances there. Our own Bobby Jackson came within a few yards of winning it all in 1970, but was X'ed out right before crossing the line. (Islip's finish line was just after the X whereas Englewood's was just before it) Wow, $500 was a big purse for winning a weekly Figure 8 race in 1969. The Englewood Eighters had to go on strike in 1968 because they were only getting $30 to win a main.

Here's a couple more program ads that featured Figure Eighters....


1975 - Dusty Hopkins once made an appearance at the
World Figure 8 Championships.




1975 - Bob Craig's Eighter in the Oxford Standard ad. The station used to
be located across the street from Englewood.




1974 - I did a lot of time at this Tastee Freez which was located
across the Englewood Speedway parking lot.




1975 - Even Lakeside Speedway had a Tastee Freez near by. I wonder
what a "Polish Shake" is??



1966 - Bob McDowell always had some fast Modified coupes and sponsored
many cars in his time who carried this "Banner". Remember the "BankAmericard"??




1966 - Any place that featured "race car parking" in front had to be cool.

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Old 04-12-2012, 02:54 PM   #34
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Jerry Lee, I'm lovin' this thread, lots of nostalgia. When going to the races, I'd read all the program ads, my favorites being those that proclaimed, "sponsor of car number such and such". Those with photos were the best. Here are some from the Lakeside Speedway CARC programs during their first decade of racing:

Couple of "Roaring Roadster" ads including this one from Stephens-Frenzel Co. They were real engine inovators, with their OHV Ford flathead conversion one of the most talked about engines among the old time collectors. Bill Smith of Speedway Motors in Lincoln, NE has one. (What doesn't he have!) The Codner's ad had an illustration of their #99 that has been restored and still shows up at car shows in the area. The ad with "#98" was Sammy Gallo when the CARC was still at Englewood Speedway.

In a 1953 program was the Burt Motors Sales ad, showing an engine. Last photo is the Barnum Publishing ad who was the printer of the programs for the CARC and others.
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When reading through a program I'd always try to spot those cars in the ads just for fun. Interesting 1954 ad about asking the fans to look for car #82, only there was no #82 listed in the program! Don't remember if I saw it or not.

Russ Sutherland was the driver for the #69 in a 1959 program, while Bob Robinson drove the Denver Bumper Sponsored #88 in 1960. This '32 Vic had Chrome everywhere!

The fourth photo is a group from one page of the program showing three out of four ads touting the car they sponsored; #27 driven by Royce Newman, #11 by Bill Starks, and #22 by Ronnie Lee. Superior Tire was a long time sponsor of both the stock cars and in the program and provided lots of recap slicks for the racers.

The final photo is a little different in that it was a tall thin ad placed vertically in the center of the car listings. This one from 1960, #91 was Harold Benson.
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Here is a cool one from 1976 Mile Hi Racing Mag.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:40 PM   #37
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From Englewood 1968
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Once again not from a program but a Speed Wheels paper from 1969.
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That Sun Valley Speedway ad is a great old one. BTW, that's Iggy Katona qualifying at Louisville Downs (a half-mile trotting track with a crushed limestone surface) in my avatar.
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1968 - The old Square Deal Liquors "liberal credit policy" was a popular one,
but not many took advantage of it.



1975 - Fred Flintstone and a water blowing elephant was still used as the latest
drain cleaning equipment in the mid-'70's.



1973 - I could listen to her for hours.

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