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Old 12-13-2015, 04:20 PM   #11
Thomas E
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Default Re: Coupe faces 1962

Originally Posted by tailpipe47 View Post
Let me see if I can shake a few webs loose. Sometime in the late 50s there were two Hudson coupes at Lakeside and both being driven by guys named Palmer. I remember the cars well, but could not remember who the drivers name was until reading what you guys wrote. The two coupes looked alike and were very loud. They had a trademark that got everyones attention. They both had a forward rake, nose to the ground look. They got the names of the ant eaters. They could hold their own too.
They were...
Number 68 John Palmer. '32 Hudson 2 door sedan. Silver, I think the body was sanded to bare metal and clear coated with some sort of a varnish coating, and number 78 Don Palmer. '32 Hudson coupe.
When John Palmer passed away, Don took over John's Hudson sedan, it became number 78.
As I understand it, Gene Palmer took over Don Palmer's coupe and number 68, that car was maroon. Gene was a family member, a son of one of the Palmer brothers.
I see if I can find photos of the two cars.

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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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