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aeronca65t
01-24-2008, 08:22 AM
I'm not *quite* done with this, but mostly, so here it is....

~CLICK HERE~ (https://formula-ccm.tripod.com/old-car-pics.html) to see some of my old, scanned motorsports photos (found in some shoe-boxes) from the '60s and '70s. There are snaps taken by others too (with credit). Doug sent me a bunch of west coast shots a while back and I will try to get to those in a while too.

One of things I miss nowadays are all the "specials" we used to see. Here's some samples from the link above:

(Below) A VW-based car with a body made from <u>Masonite!</u>
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v170/aeronca65t/old_car_pics/auto-x-masonite-racer-b.jpg

(Below) Judy James' very fast MGA special
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v170/aeronca65t/old_car_pics/auto-x-baker-tr3-b.jpg

(Below) A Triumph-based special at Bridghampton
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v170/aeronca65t/old_car_pics/OpedesanoSpecial01Np.jpg

Basil
01-24-2008, 08:25 AM
That TR looks like a Remington Electric Razor /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

aeronca65t
01-24-2008, 10:12 AM
That TR looks like a Remington Electric Razor /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

He buzzes the competition but there are some close shaves on the turns /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/jester.gif

<span style='font-size: 8pt'> Sorry....I *just* couldn't resist.</span>

aerog
01-24-2008, 10:13 AM
More great scans... cripes, some of 'em are ugly though /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

DrEntropy
01-24-2008, 10:24 AM
"Body by Hoover"!!!

JamesWilson
01-24-2008, 12:02 PM
Tin boxes!
Makes my bodywork skills look half decent. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/hammer.gif

AngliaGT
01-24-2008, 03:12 PM
How'd you get a picture of Doc's car (behind the MGA-
-special)?Photoshopped?

- Doug

jsneddon
01-24-2008, 05:38 PM
How'd you get a picture of Doc's car (behind the MGA-
-special)?Photoshopped?

- Doug

that's not Doc's car... doc's car has a special coating of lawn-furniture cushions, milk-crates full of empty CAB cans, and neatly tied stacks of the Weekly World News as to make it invisible to any BCF members

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DrEntropy
01-24-2008, 06:01 PM
SOME bits of it are still stickin' out to see. And those stacks of the Weekly World News will be ~valuable~ some day! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif

AngliaGT
01-24-2008, 06:18 PM
Nial,

GREAT pictures!I just hope that the Torino that
you rode around the track in was one o' them there GT models.
That what a friend of ours said about all of my old
cars - "Some day they'll be worth something",to which I
replied - "Oh no they won't".
I guess if the scrap market goes up that they'll
increase in value.

- Doug

bugimike
01-24-2008, 11:54 PM
Just read the whole thing on your "click here" link, and now I'm sure I know your friend sitting on the back of your Spridget! Can you come up with a name? Your comments on the "band scene", nearby Freehold etc. and Springsteen (pre-fame)leads me to believe we must have crossed paths back in the day. Did you ever hang out in the Red Bank/Asbury/Brookdale CC area much back then? Shadow Lake?

aeronca65t
01-25-2008, 07:26 AM
Mike:
You mean the guy sitting on the Bugeye? (second picture down).
That's Dave Fuch, from Jackson High School (NJ), Class of '69 (I think).

I'll send you a PM on what I know about him....check your mail in a while.

Sherlock
01-25-2008, 10:19 AM
Great photo page! The image quality leaves something to be desired in most cases /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif But the great memories are evident throughout...

My favourite line from the commentary? The one about Roger Penske asking you to get a beer for Mark Donohue, like that would even be allowed anymore...

vping
01-25-2008, 10:42 AM
What's that the Fiat club in the upper corner?

aeronca65t
01-25-2008, 11:24 AM
What's that the Fiat club in the upper corner?

AT first, I didn't know what you wre talking about...then I went back and scanned through the photos.

I guess you meant ~THIS~ (https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v170/aeronca65t/old_car_pics/auto-x-baker-tr3-b.jpg) picture.

Yep! Looks like the FIAT gang with a TR3 thrown in! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/jester.gif

bugimike
01-25-2008, 12:58 PM
Well, Nial, you got me going through old boxes now!!

I found these pix of interesting cars I took with a Brownie box camera at the '77 NY Auto Show

(I tried to add more than 5 pix and it didn't post any!! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/blush.gif ) Doesn't that guy in the fist pic look like Bob Dylan?

DNK
01-25-2008, 03:07 PM
Mike- You forgot something

DrEntropy
01-25-2008, 11:06 PM
/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif

whoops.

AngliaGT
01-25-2008, 11:28 PM
Geez guys,they're invisible pictures.Duh!

- Doug

Sherlock
01-25-2008, 11:44 PM
Yup, the newest thing in photography, the invisible look... /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

PAUL161
01-26-2008, 09:01 AM
Well, Nial, you got me going through old boxes now!!

I found these pix of interesting cars I took with a Brownie box camera at the '77 NY Auto Show

Brownie Box Camera! Well, there's another who just gave away his age. https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/PJ161/A-Icons/happy0148.gif Ahhh, Ahhh, what's a brownie box camera? https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/PJ161/A-Icons/rolleye0012.gif

judow
01-26-2008, 10:10 AM
/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/banana.gif Thanks for the memories. Lived in New England at the time and got to go to Limerock once and never did get it out of my mind. I secretly lusted to be a 'racecar driver.' Unheard of really for a woman to have such a wish. Most of this era was just a blur to me - working, trying to keep a drunk ex-husband sober, during the week at least and caring for a house and child. Making up for this now though! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/banana.gif

2wrench
01-26-2008, 11:22 AM
Brownie Box. Sounds like something to eat.
Nuts! Sweet photos.

bugimike
01-26-2008, 12:40 PM
I guess if you try and post too many pix (over 5) it doesn't accept ANY!!...should always double-check ones post!! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/blush.gif