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  • Vintage Racing Thompson Speedway, CT [ More pics added 6/24]

    Took my dad down to Thompson to watch some vintage racing. Nice to be back! I am not a pro photographer, but they came out pretty good for a cell phone! figured I would try it out. Enjoy! More pictures coming. I will update.

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    Last edited by dge467; June 24, 2021, 09:11 PM.

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    • Mickey thumbs
      Mickey thumbs commented
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      Wow! Looks like a great outing.

  • #3
    Any idea what #39 is?

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    • #4
      Originally posted by WB2 View Post
      Any idea what #39 is?
      Unfortunately I can't remember. Here is another pic. Someone here surely knows! I can ask my dad too.

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      • Silberpfeil
        Silberpfeil commented
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        It's a 1957 Devin Special.
        283 Chevy V8.

        ...and here's a 1:32 kit of it if you're so inclined.

        https://www.pendleslotracing.co.uk/p...t-1957-59.html
        Last edited by Silberpfeil; June 24, 2021, 08:37 AM.

      • BIG E
        BIG E commented
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        Thanks Jeff!
        Looks like you and Dad had a great time for sure!
        Thanks for sharing. -- Ernie

      • WB2
        WB2 commented
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        My first thought was a Devin but I’m not an authority on them.
        I was introduced to these specials at the Weathertech/Brian Redman race at Road America. All are very interesting, along with other front engine cars like Scarabs and Listers.

    • #5
      TOM...HOME RACING GOO GOO!!!
      Warren, Ohio

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      • #6
        Echidna, maybe?
        Come Race at The Trace!
        Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN
        https://www.thingiverse.com/chappyman66/designs

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        • #7
          Cool pics!

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          • #8
            What a collection, so many beauties!! Great photos.
            -Harry

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            • #9
              The only thing better than your photos would having been there. Lots of nice cars! Thanks for sharing with us.

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              • #10
                Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!!!

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                • #11
                  Thanks for those pictures.
                  Maybe not an Echidna, but at least very similar. Three Echidnas were built circa 1958 and had Chevy engines. All of the pictures of Echidnas that I could find showed cars with exposed side pipes. Possibly #39 is another special that used a Devin body.
                  I have been meaning to get to Thompson for one of those events. I used to go there often in the '60s to watch the modifieds, but I also went to a SCCA race when the road course was separate from the oval. I got to one more sports car race in 1970 for the SCCA nationals. By that time the oval and the road course had been combined, cars taking a wide line as they entered the oval could come airborne.

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                  • #12
                    ....1957 Devin Special.
                    Mark

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                    • chappyman66
                      chappyman66 commented
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                      Yup, Devin was the other option. Good call.

                  • #13
                    The entry list confirms that's a Devin Special - The car is listed right at the top for the test day...


                    https://www.motorsportreg.com/index....27A71B427DB1A9

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                    • dge467
                      dge467 commented
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                      Matt, how's it going?

                  • #14
                    Nice pics. It helps to have the soft light of a cloudy day when taking pics at the track. The overcast skies are neutral in color keep contrast in line with the latitude of digital sensors (and film).
                    Team SCANC
                    Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
                    OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
                    Leadfinger Raceway

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                    • #15
                      Bill Devin never built cars, he did a fiberglass re-pop of a borrowed Ermini body and sold lots of those. I expect that many of those bodies went to people who never completed their cars. Someone looking for a nice body might be able to locate an unused one in a barn someplace.

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