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Old 07-21-2009, 08:43 PM   #1
JimmyK
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Default Forest Fishor -1946

From the Ethel "Pucky" Higdon (Kouba) collection. Autographed hand tinted portrait of Forest Fishor, 1946. Please post any background/biography you have on Forest. I remember Mom & Dad talking about him, along with many of the other early Denver midget guys, but don't know much beyond that.

To Forest Fishor: Best Wishes and Thanks.
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:48 AM   #2
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I'll post what I gathered up from Bill Hill's great book "Decades of Daring"

In the former Miles Spickler #3, at Pikes Peak Speedway in 1948
Fisher drove Bob VanBuskirk's Kurtis, for a short while in 1947. Noted that he jumped the guardrail at Lakeside Speedway in 1946, and punched a hole in the wooden fence surrounding the track, without injury. He owned a track roadster and Howard Wolfe drove it at Brighton Speedway in 1947. He was the president of Colorado Midget Racing Association (CMRA) a stock block (non Offy) club, in 1947 and 48'.

1947 Pikes Peak Speedway, Colorado Springs CO, RMMRA race, Roy Bowe in the Koch #93, Forrest Fisher in his own #15, Buddy Shay in the Koch#2, Lloyd Axel in his own#5, Earl Kouba in the Bussard#6, and Carroll Helms in the Kouba #11.

A page from a old Lakeside Speedway RMMRA midget race program, from my collection, 1948 "Forrest Fisher's neighborhood Gulf Service, complete washing, greasing and everyday motoring needs" 3201 N. Speer Blvd. at W. 32nd ave. Cool eh?
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:33 AM   #3
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A page from a old Lakeside Speedway RMMRA midget race program, from my collection, 1948 "Forrest Fisher's neighborhood Gulf Service, complete washing, greasing and everyday motoring needs" 3201 N. Speer Blvd. at W. 32nd ave. Cool eh?
That is cool Mitch, I enjoy looking at those old programs.I noticed that they haven't added a digit after the exchange name yet, so they must have started that in the early 50's.~Olen
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:30 PM   #4
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Olen, one of my 1954 CARC Lakeside Speedway stock car programs.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:12 AM   #5
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Default Re: Forest Fishor -1946

This is a great old thread I had forgotten about.

I don't remember where I had heard this story (possibly from talking to the late Bob Hartman), but someone once told me that Forrest Fisher used to drive his Midget racer back and forth from his old Gulf station on 32nd & Speer to and from Lakeside Speedway on race days. And I think I remember they had said that he would just leave the car parked out by the gas station over night after the races. Of course, it was a whole different time back in the '40's, you could get away with that type of thing.
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Forest Fisher is one of my favorite race car drivers of all time. He is a 6 times US national Champion.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:40 PM   #7
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Adding a couple more pics
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:31 PM   #8
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Fantastic pics as usual, Jimmy. In the background of your third photo (with Forrest standing alone) it looks to be the Walt Killinger rear engine Elto up on a trailer. That was the car that was "rumored" to be buried in the parking lot out at Lakeside. Although there was never any evidence of this ever happening, we sure had a lot of fun discussing the subject! If anyone wants to, they can check out the story HERE!
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