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Reference Thread: Post up your favorite short track cars!

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  • Reference Thread: Post up your favorite short track cars!

    When I started building a car for this series I went online and started looking at old pictures or new pictures of old short cars for inspiration.

    I thought it might be cool to share them here, so that others may get ideas, but also because they are just flat cool!

    This Camaro I saw at PRI last year is definitely at the top of my list of cars to replicate in the future!

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    I don't know what it is. But the hard lines of these cars interrupted by huge fender cut-outs just looks cool!

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    The original Camaro.....Ed Howe

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    • #3
      Oh this is gonna be good!
      -Harry

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      • #4
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        • ZackM
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          That is pretty sweet! I even kinda like the wing.....

      • #5
        Originally posted by ZackM View Post

        This Camaro I saw at PRI last year is definitely at the top of my list of cars to replicate in the future!

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        Ed Howe the founder of Howe Racing Enterprises at the front of the car in white shirt with Larry LaMay gray shirt to his left, both are Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame inductees.

        DAVE - MI, USA

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        • ZackM
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          Cool!

        • olskoolslotz
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          In my racing days I raced with Howe chassis' exclusively, in 1987 my first year racing late models I competed weekly with Ed and his son Chas and even had my reserved pit space right next to them. They were both top runners and I got lapped by them countless times that year driving an already 15 year old Howe 3rd design chassis. In later years after Ed retired from driving I competed closely with Chas weekly driving a new Howe chassis car we had purchased. And after I retired from driving my father and I helped crew on a car Chas drove for some friends of ours, I learned more during those days than I did when I was driving myself. The Howe's are good people and run a first class operation.

      • #6
        First car and driver I rooted for was the 00 driven by Buzzie Reutimann at Orange County Fair Speedway in NY back in the '70's.

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        Then Billy Osmun started showing up in this #73 Grant King Gremlin and some great battles ensued.

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        Soon the old coupe bodies disappeared and all the cars had Gremlin, Pinto, Vega, and similar bodies.
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        • ZackM
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          Sweet, those wheels are awesome!

      • #7
        Here are a few of my favorites. Click image for larger version  Name:	08_01_2015 bob gada 36_dugas.jpg Views:	0 Size:	60.7 KB ID:	44256Click image for larger version  Name:	T5.jpg Views:	0 Size:	128.0 KB ID:	44254Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG9505671 (3).jpg Views:	0 Size:	82.9 KB ID:	44255
        Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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          Here are a couple shots of Chris Bargetzi. I worked as a pit crew kid on his team.

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          -Harry

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          • #9
            Originally posted by ZackM View Post

            I don't know what it is. But the hard lines of these cars interrupted by huge fender cut-outs just looks cool!

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            Mercury Comet.

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            • ZackM
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              Ha! I knew it was a Comet. I meant i dont know why i like that look so much. Hard lines and buf circular wheel wells.

            • waaytoomuchintothis
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              The '64 Ford Falcon looked almost identical, but WB2 is right, this is a '64 Mercury Comet. The Falcon didn't have the same rear corners. How old am I? Oh well.

          • #10
            Bugs Stevens' #15 car still exists!

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            • #11
              Hottest Modified in New England early to mid 70's. 1970 NASCAR National Modified Champion Fred Desarro from Hope valley, RI driving the iconic Lenny Boehler built welfare special ! Click image for larger version

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              • #12
                I have always considered myself lucky to be so close to a couple of the best upstate NY Dirt Tracks Lebanon Valley Speedway 30min away Albany Saratoga Speedway 30min away and Fonda Speedway Like an hour away anyway here's a few of my favorite cars and drivers Click image for larger version

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                Mert Hulbert in the Kennedy's #8

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                Kenny Coon in the #302

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                Carlton Hughes in the #57

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                • #13
                  I received a box of old racing photos many, many years ago as a birthday gift from a family friend. These are just a few of them. They are from various California and Arizona tracks and I was told they were submitted to various racing publications back circa mid 70's.



























                  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do

                  Regards
                  Rico


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                  • #14
                    ..........................................Some of the 70's-80's short-trackers from Illinois/Missouri.......................................... ...........

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                    ..............A few short-trackers I've owned (& occasionally tried to drive) in the good ole days.......

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                    • #15
                      I have to admit I was never a fan of the “BelleClair stockers” but it’s neat seeing cars with long ago businesses as sponsors.
                      More info on the #1 Sieveking T-Bird, please.

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