Vintage auto racing
Rat Rods for SaleRace Car Clip Art

Go Back   Auto Racing Memories | Vintage Race Cars > Auto Racing Memories > Stock Cars

Stock Cars Stock cars have come a long way since the days of the old jalopy but many race fans will tell you the vintage stock cars put on some of the best fender banging action of all-time.



Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-21-2012, 01:45 PM   #11
rapid30
Senior Member
 
rapid30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Age: 57
Posts: 677
Default Re: Mini Stock Racing - 1970's & Beyond

The great Midget & Sprint car driver Randy Roberts started his illustrious career in the Mini Stocks driving a Silver Cortina #48, which was a tribute to his father in law Sam Sauer and here it is, this car went on to become Nick Losasso's first racecar #21.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Randy Roberts.jpg
Views:	282
Size:	30.7 KB
ID:	3065  



"Give pint's for half pints", I do

Last edited by rapid30; 05-21-2012 at 06:46 PM.
rapid30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 05-21-2012, 06:46 PM   #12
rapid30
Senior Member
 
rapid30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Age: 57
Posts: 677
Default Re: Mini Stock Racing - 1970's & Beyond

This is Darrell Stingerie's Bug from Lakeside, mid 70's.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	R&R Racing Team_0005.jpg
Views:	226
Size:	55.4 KB
ID:	3066  



"Give pint's for half pints", I do
rapid30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2012, 08:09 AM   #13
Old Sprinter
Member
 
Old Sprinter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Age: 70
Posts: 63
Default Re: Mini Stock Racing - 1970's & Beyond

In the late 70s and early 80s, in Reno Nevada they raced mini stocks and started a division called mini modifieds. Four cylinder Datsuns and Toyotas with a 1200 cc limit. Most used Weber carbs; side draft. You had to use a VW front end and have a 75" wheel base. Some looked like midgets and others like super modifieds. I built one and they were a blast to race there at the fairgrounds in Reno. I wish I had keep pictures as I can't find any pictures today of this division. FASCAR was the organization at the time. There was around 30 cars built. Very affordable racing at the time.
Old Sprinter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 07:37 PM   #14
rapid30
Senior Member
 
rapid30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Age: 57
Posts: 677
Default Re: Mini Stock Racing - 1970's & Beyond

From a 1976 Lakeside program.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	R&R Racing_0002.jpg
Views:	313
Size:	65.6 KB
ID:	3067   Click image for larger version

Name:	R&R Racing_0003.jpg
Views:	220
Size:	74.3 KB
ID:	3068  



"Give pint's for half pints", I do
rapid30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2012, 09:33 PM   #15
Jerry Lee
Resident Rocker
 
Jerry Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Golden, CO.
Posts: 820
Default Re: Mini Stock Racing - 1970's & Beyond

Here's some more Mini Stock fun from Colorado.....


(J.L. McGuire collection) Bill Felton wheels his '57 Volvo around the Lakeside oval in 1974.




(J.L. McGuire collection) From a 1972 Englewood Speedway program comes this pic of
Ben Weber's #1/2 (Fast) Bug. That's Ben on the right sippin' a cup of Pepsi.




(J.L. McGuire collection) 1976 Colorado Mini Stock Association champion Wiley Timbrook.




(J.L. McGuire collection) John Inman #23 and Don Hagen #42 during 1975 Lakeside action.




(Photo by Jerry Lee McGuire) This sharp looking Bug showed up from Nebraska to run
with the Mini Stock division at Second Creek Raceway in 1996. I'm guessing the driver
was "Brian".




(Photo by Jerry Lee McGuire) Frank Young and his lil' blue Omni at Second Creek in 1996.

Last edited by Jerry Lee; 06-25-2012 at 09:53 PM. Reason: ....Mini Stocks and Mini Skirts are both fun to watch!....
Jerry Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2012, 09:05 AM   #16
rapid30
Senior Member
 
rapid30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Age: 57
Posts: 677
Default Re: Mini Stock Racing - 1970's & Beyond

My nephew Scott began his racing career driving Frank Young's Omni at Second Creek.
rapid30
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Scott Mini SCR.jpg
Views:	190
Size:	48.1 KB
ID:	3175  



"Give pint's for half pints", I do
rapid30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 05:39 PM   #17
este1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Age: 44
Posts: 6
Default Re: Mini Stock Racing - 1970's & Beyond

here are some of the ministocks from the reno fairgrounds. also shows some racing from t-car speedway in carson.
my dad is the #75 black opel kadette in the first scene


este1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 12:59 PM   #18
Old Sprinter
Member
 
Old Sprinter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Age: 70
Posts: 63
Default Re: Mini Stock Racing - 1970's & Beyond

That's cool, brings back memories. I raced supermodifieds at T-Car in the mid 70s and those mini modifieds at the Reno Fairgrounds in 80. Thanks for posting that.
Old Sprinter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 04:01 PM   #19
este1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Age: 44
Posts: 6
Default Re: Mini Stock Racing - 1970's & Beyond

i was at the fairgrounds every wednesday night as a kid.
este1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 10:13 PM   #20
este1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Age: 44
Posts: 6
Default Re: Mini Stock Racing - 1970's & Beyond

charlie stockford. reno fairgrounds
este1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:01 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.