Cool. Thanks for posting it. I sincerely hope someone has collected all of those and scanned them for preservation.
As to the papers, back in the days, I always thought that "Competition Press" (the forerunner of "Autoweek") had excellent Nascar coverage, including the West Coast series'. I've been a subscriber since 1966 but their race coverage now is pretty scimpy. I used to pick somethimng up at the tracks that was centered mainly on West Coast racing - can't remember for sure anymore, but maybe called "Racing Wheels" (???).
Yes, Racing Wheels. The west coast racing newspaper of record for 42 years. Started in July 1962, published in Vancouver, Washington. I was a long time subscriber and I've been hoping to get a whole collection scanned for preservation. I probably have about 75% of the issues.
I'd rather have 10% of the world interested in the ICS than 50% of US that NASCAR currently has
8 year olds driving 1/4 midgets show up in better looking rigs these days.
I always liked the drive up ramp trucks.
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
Keith Koether http://www.kkraceshots.com
Ex ARCA, ASA and local bullring crewdog. I remember when racing was really racing and the Talladega Express!!!
Katharine's Legge is in the gravel!--Jenks
12-7-1941 Never, Never Forget 9-11-2001
Dover Downs 1987. No cowcatcher on the front end and no glass on the passenger side window opening
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NASCAR downsized in 1981.
The massive old cars were legal and the new small cars were optional for the previous race at Riverside,
but the small cars were mandatory at Daytona.
Im going from memory but I think the season opener was actually at Riverside in Janaury back then
Yeah they had no idea what was going on with the '81 cars on the Superspeedways
Kevin, is it possible the pictures are from 1986? The Piedmont Olds has the 1986 headlight buckets instead of the 1987 flush covers, and the 33 usually was all green in 1986, instead of white over green.
The fans should be the absolute last people considered on any decision that could effect a participant. Doc Austin
Lying was a no-brainer for me. Robin Miller
"I thought they booed [Danica] because she was being a complete jerk, but then they applauded for A.J. Foyt. Now I'm just confused."
Bodine won Daytona in 1986. Did they have the Aero Coupe glass that early?
Edit: just looked up the results and Labonte was in a #44 Olds in both 1986 races at Dover. I also Googled Geoff Bodine 1986 and in the images it does show the Aerocoupe. Interestingly enough if you search "Sterling Marlin 1986" into Google images pictures of him in a Bulls Eye BBQ Sauce Monte Carlo come up. It was the Hoss Ellington car Im pretty sure.
Yeah, other than the name over the door and the headlight covers, I don't know how to tell the difference between Terry in 1986 and Sterling in 1987.
I'm guessing that Nascar was willing to give Chevy the back glass for 86, before the minimum number of street cars were built, after Elliott blew past everyone in 85.
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Brings back memories of all the poor weather there in January. Understandably, RIR jumped at the chance to take over Ontario's November date from '81 on.
Found this car for sale just south of Indy...
Label this one under the things that make you go, huh? Nice looking car, but The Wood Brothers never raced that year Mercury, and Pearson cetrtainly didn't drive for them in that time period.
I'll see YOU at the races!
They did make pretty good demo derby cars.
Speaking of un-aerodynamic Mercs, here is a photo I shot of a "formal-window" '63 racing at an early PCLM race at Cotati, Calif. I can't make out the # for sure, but I think it might be Eddie Gray who raced one in the series and even won a race or two with it, if I'm remembering correctly.
Cotati was an old WWII airfield that had been converted into a drag strip and sports car racing track. A promoter got the idea to try full sized stock cars but, financially, he didn't make much. As far as I know, this was the first & last Nascar event ever held at this track. Note nothing between spectators and the race cars but a wood post fence!
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Cotati, Calif -1964
Turn #1 action
Looks like the "formal-window" wasn't of much help in the turns, LOL.
The Plymouth was being driven by Dick Bown and got a podium finish according to the notes I scribbled on the back of the photo 48 years ago.
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