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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.



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Old 08-10-2012, 11:59 AM   #31
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Danny ran at Pike Peak for a year in the early 70s with that yellow 56 chevy. He worked at performance auto parts for Ralph Young. Was really a nice guy.
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Here is a great shot of Danny O'Connell's 4 door 55 from a 1968 Speed Wheels paper that was piloted by the great Wayne Stallsworth, this car was rebodied as a Nova and became the "Chevy II"
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:46 PM   #33
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Here is a great shot of Danny O'Connell's 4 door 55 from a 1968 Speed Wheels paper that was piloted by the great Wayne Stallsworth, this car was rebodied as a Nova and became the "Chevy II"
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Thanks Bruce and 83x! Those 4-door '55-'57 cars at Lakeside and Englewood always caught my attention. Our cars up in Cheyenne were completely gutted from the driver back to the rear bumper. Our doors were just skins and we didn't use grills or full-stock front bumpers. But, those Colorado 4-door cars were still wicked fast even with all that extra weight in them.

Help me out here as my memory may be off on this one. Didn't the Caputo's build some trick '57 4-door cars to run at Lakeside in John Pachello's shop just north of the speedway on Sheridan Blvd? If so, was it Don or Fritz who drove them? ~VB
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Here is a great old 55 crash shot of driver John Bilodeau at Catamount Stadium in Milton Vt. from a Illustrated Speedway News dated Aug 20 1968.
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J. Fishbeck's photos taken at the 2012 Bonneville Speed Weeks near Wendover, UT on the Salt Flats. ~VB



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Old 04-20-2013, 10:12 AM   #36
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Hey Bigdad-- Welcome to ARM! ~VB

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Back in the early 70s when I was a teenager my dad used to take me to the Anderson Speedway here in Indiana on Saturdays. I loved to watch those nasty looking dirt track cars. There were a lot of 55 - 57 Chevys on the track back then. I've decided to take an old 1/18 scale die cast 55 Chevy Belair that I have had for a long time chop it up a bit and make a beat up old race car out of it. I'm going to grind the wheel wells out for bigger tires and fab up a roll cage. I'm thinking about painting it plum crazy purple I want it to end up looking something like this picture. I'll post progress pictures as I go along.

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