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General Discussion about Racing History Vintage auto racing has a very special place in most race fans heart and mind. The cars, the drivers, the spills and thrills. Please share your auto racing memories. Feel free to start threads/topics in this forum that are non-specific to drivers, cars, or tracks.



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Old 03-15-2012, 01:17 AM   #11
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Like the Burger King ad Jerry Lee posted. I use to work at the Texaco 4895 south Broadway when I was going to school in Denver. I remember when they built that Burger King across the street in 1967.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:40 PM   #12
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Like the Burger King ad Jerry Lee posted. I use to work at the Texaco 4895 south Broadway when I was going to school in Denver. I remember when they built that Burger King across the street in 1967.
I remember when they built the one on S. Federal in the Brentwood area around that same time. I always thought the best King they ever had was the original round faced one with the pointy shoes. Just sittin' on a big ol' burger, holding a frothy shake....what a life! The Kings seemed to get creepier over the years.

Looks like the King drank one too many shakes as he topled over here at the
one that used to be across from Lakeside Speedway on 44th & Sheridan.


(From the Michael Correnti collection)




1969 - The King had a great view of the Lakeside Speedway
races perched atop that big burger.




1975 - Lee Simms & his Platte River Band are still playing great C & W today. Club 70's not.
Little did I know that some 24 years later I would end up making a good friend in Burt Simms,
the kid on the left.




1974 - Something tells me that Dave Tansey and Darrell Smith
did a lot of time here.




1975 - This ad features Chuck Jarman's Late Model and
Roger Avants' Figure 8 car for the year.




1966 - Man, Don really sold some big bottles of Ten High!




1972 - Dig cool Spyder Anderson.

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Old 03-16-2012, 11:19 AM   #13
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Jerry Lee, Ollie's Roundup was a great place, but man if you talked to the wrong girl, you could easily wind up getting your butt handed to you. The place could get a little rowdy. Kind of like "Bob's Country Bunker" from the "Blue's Brothers."

There was one ad that used to run in the Englewood program that I alway got a kick out of, for Lane Liquors, "Don't be a stroker let Lane be your liquor broker."



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Old 03-16-2012, 12:26 PM   #14
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Great stuff. I just might steal that "streaker" ad for my program this year.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:32 PM   #15
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Great stuff. I just might steal that "streaker" ad for my program this year.
Go for it, Big J, it's not stealing, just "continuing the tradition of the ad".
Who knows, you might jump start this fad again!

Professor: it's a good bet that I can find that Lane Liquor ad.
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1976 - This car was famous for one of the most spectacular fires
in Englewood history when driver Evan Perago jumped from the
burning Late Model and the car crashed into a truck in the infield.
They couldn't put out the fire and had to let it burn itself out.




1973 - Lynn & Larry Hunter always had some great looking Late Models.
Too bad you can't experience the psychedelic orange sparkle paint job
on the car on the left, it was gorgeous!




1966 - Dig the old fuel truck. What exactly is a "jobber"?? One who has a job???




1965 - Supposedly, the Progress Plunge closed in the late '60's because
of a drowning, some of the Englewood race crowd hung out at Tino's Pizza
down the street from the track, and the Silver Tire was not only legendary
for selling tires, but liquor as well.




1975 - Tom Frantz's Indy car is featured here.



And one the Professor mentioned earlier.....


1975 - A good way to spot a stroker is if he rolls out on to the track with boat oars.

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Old 03-18-2012, 03:17 PM   #17
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Jerry Lee, Thanks for finding the Lane Liquor ad. Chuck Kacin and I used to call each other "Stroker" all the time. I guess you could say we didn't have our oars in the water.

I was in the pits the night Evan Perago's car caught fire. I was standing at the pit wall talking to Roy Jackson's dad Roy when Evan's car came out of turn 4. Roy made a remark to the effect, "Oh no this is bad." Right in front of us the fuel cell mounting broke and the cell was dragging the track as he passed us. It wasn't but a few seconds later the leaking gas ingnited and the car burst into flames. Evan jumped out of the car on the back chute and the car continued until it hit Steve Hartman's new Ford 4X4. Chuck Jarman looked like an Olympic sprinter when he raced across the infield and jumped in the truck and moved it before it went up. The side of the bed on the left side was banged up but there wasn't fire damage. Now the remakable part of the story. Mr. Perago and his buddies worked all night and the car showed up and raced at Lakeside the next night. You should have heard the croud when he pulled out on the track with his yellow and now scortched race car. Peggy and I were the the stands that Sunday.

Miss Peggy learned to swim at Progress Plunge when she was a little girl.



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Here is another don't be a stroker from 1972
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"Give pint's for half pints", I do
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:11 PM   #19
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And a great one from Englewood in 1968
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:21 PM   #20
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Jerry, I can admit I as a little boy spent alot of time at the Brown Bottle/Green Bottle after the races.. That was when kids weren't booted out after 9 pm. Parents drank beer and played pool and we drank sodas and played pinball until it was time to go home... Those were the days!



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