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Old 04-16-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default Those cool bonnets they wore

Back in the 40's and 50's drivers came up with some strange looking painted helmets.
Here are a few of my favorites.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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Back in the 40's and 50's drivers came up with some strange looking painted helmets.
Here are a few of my favorites.
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cemar ... here's Denver's own Ronnie Lee



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LAKESIDE - Late at night by the old Lakeside Speedway, you can hear the ghosts - The barking, crackling "Flathead Fords", the zinging "Chevy Stove Bolt's", The rumbling of the "KK-Offy's", and the snarling "Ford V8-60's". Listen and faintly hear the announcer say, "Ladies and gentlemen, the line up for the trophy dash," and the place would erupt with the mix echoes of cheers and boo's...Remember...
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:58 PM   #3
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Thanks, seems those checkerboard patterns were popular.
Wish we had ran in the Denver area as most of you seem to be from around there.
IMCA, USAC and some midwest sanctions were our cup of tea when we weren't running outlaw type shows all over the country.

Heading to Florida to fully retire and I will be seeing some of the old open wheel drivers from those days that went down before me.
Sure I'm going to have a bunch of stories to tell then.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:16 PM   #4
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helmets? see if webby or somebody will show the link/pic of the o'mearaford? car
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helmets? see if webby or somebody will show the link/pic of the o'mearaford? car
nitro4dave...You mean this one...#3 the O'meara KK/Offy, driven by Roy Bowe and owned by Miles Spickler.



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Old 04-16-2012, 08:45 PM   #6
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thats the 1! oh wait....the car matched the bonnet. if superstroke pops up and claims he painted this the line forms here to kick him in the peppers! LOL
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:19 AM   #7
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no.....I am crazy....but I refuse to paint something like that. Can you imagine the hours that took?




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