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Nice shots from the Mile! That is always a fun place to race. We ran some USAC/ARCA races up there also. Don't think I have any pictures though. I do see it's back on the Indycar Schedule for this year. Just something about that track!
Keith Koether http://www.kkraceshots.com
Ex ARCA, ASA and local bullring crewdog. I remember when racing was really racing and the Talladega Express!!!
I cannot remember
The camera showed the interior & you could see the $2 Western Auto cigarette lighter mounted in the dash so Pearson could smoke 'em if he had 'em during cautions
Faster than a bullet from a gun
He is faster than everyone
Quicker than the blinking of an eye
Like a flash you could miss him going by
No one knows quite how he does it but it's true they say
He's the master of going faster. -George Harrison
kkoether, if I had a favorite track while I was flagging for ASA, it had to be Milwaukee. The crowd was always great as well as enthusiastic, the racing was fast and close. The superspeedways we ran (Atlanta and Michigan) were good for us, but I always felt that Milwaukee was as big as we should get, and as fast as we should go. They went fast, but still had to handle.
Hi indybigjohn, I remember you from when I was following ASA. Don Wilbur from Dayton, OH drove the car I worked on. We ran some ASA races here and there. Mostly Winchester, Cincinnati, Anderson and Salem. Those were some fun times!
By the way, you posted a picture of Milt Hartlauf. I remember that name. Didn't he have some kind of official capacity with ASA?
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Another Installment from Daytona 1984.
Buddy Baker and Neil Bonnett
Buddy Baker, Neil Bonnett, Cale Yarborough
Every race I run in is in preparation for the Indianapolis 500. Indy is the most important thing in my life. It is what I live for. - Al Unser Jr.
Everything I ever wanted in my life, I found inside the walls of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. - Eddie Sachs.
DW @ 1988 Coca-Cola 600
DW 1988 600 again. Racing with Hoosiers
Michael Waltrip showcar on the grounds of Charlotte Motor Speedway May 1988. Bahari Racing??
I posted this unspectacular photo from 1985 Speedweeks because it shows just how awful the catch fences were back in the day. Im happy to slam NASCAR these days for lots of things they do, but they sure do catch fences right in 2011. I think thats right at pit in so you know they can and do get up in the fence there. I think it was simply an act of God that no race cars ever got up and over before the newer and taller and better fences went up
Some of the Independants.
Connie Saylor. Talladega 1986
Joe Booher I think. Daytona either 82 or 83?
Buddy Arrington. Talladega 1986
Tommy Gale. Talladega 1986
Dave Marcis. Talladega 1986
Alan Kulwicki. Talladega 1986
Chet Fillip. Talladega 1986
MIS - 06/17/79 "Livin' the Dream"
Lap 64 - "Back to Reality"
More great photos. LOVE the shots of the Little Guys. The shot of Booher was from '83. That T-Bird looks like it had some miles on it. Elmo Langley's #64 looks like it was sporting a special paint job. How could anyone not root for the Helen Rae Special?
The Ayn Rand of Indycar
No one had to badge the Offy.
Ole Helen Rae went away as fast as she appeared.
Seemed like she had the money to stick around for a while.
Those #71 colors always reminded me of a cremesicle
I remember when Kulwicki had the Quincys Steak House sponsorship, most of the top teams of the day had many cars on hand back at the shop
I think AK had 2. One of them was called Sirloin cuz it was so tough
Anyone remember who had a car called Samson?
I think someone had a car named Whitney too after Whitney Houston around the same time
wouldnt want to name a race car after a car wreck like her these days.
A few I have from Pocono in 1983.
Whatever happened to Like Cola?
For giggles I'm working on a rendering of what a modern Cup car would look like if it were built the way they were back in the early to mid 80's. I'm polishing up my Adobe Illustrator skills so it is a good exercise.
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