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Offline AutoAssembler

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Re: Pinecrest, those were the days.
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2009, 11:18:05 AM »

The fights between Bruce VanDyke

Funny you mentioned Bruce Van Dyke, B.A.R., we had the 27 car of Andrew's on display down at Merrittville a few weeks back and this guy comes over to the car and says, "Do you know who I am?". I almost fell over when he said Bruce Van Dyke, because back in the late 60's, he was the guy I always cheered for over at Flamboro, partly I guess because he drove a Ford and also because he was good. That's back when Bruce had a 427 Ford Tunnel Port, Scannell had the 426 Hemi and Earl Ross just put a 427 Rat motor in his Camaro. I remember a blue late model with a 366 cu inch truck engine I believe that ran at Flamboro too. Those were the good old days for sure.

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Re: Pinecrest, those were the days.
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Re: Pinecrest, those were the days.
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2009, 12:14:27 PM »
Those big block Late Models are some excellent memories. I only got to Flamboro once back then but they did show up sometimes on Sunday nights at Sunset in the early 1970s.  It was a little sad when all those mouse motors started nipping away at heels of the big ole rats :)

Very cool to bump into Bruce Van Dyke at the track. I recently came across a pic of a dirt track Fairlane that he ran I expect at Speedway Park. I'll have to dig it up.

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Re: Pinecrest, those were the days.
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2009, 11:58:52 AM »
Thanks for the info. I drove past Elliot's last year but couldn't see much because of the high fences.  I'll look up Roblins and see what they have. NOS is a great way to go, cheaper than repro?

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Re: Pinecrest, those were the days.
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2011, 03:44:43 PM »
One more thing I would like to add....
Even though the cars were tuff, there were always plenty of them and feilds of 30 cars were the norm at most tracks.
I also remember that if you went to the races, and they started at 7:PM, you better get there by 5:PM in order to get a seat.

Who remembers doing this....
When they had the intermission time and you wanted to go for a hotdog, you had to get someone to watch your seat for you in order to save it...if you didnt, you were shit out of luck when you came back to the grand stands !!

In thoses days, everyone knew the Drivers, and when they won a race regardless if it was a Heat, Trophy Dash or the Feature, every Driver would come to the start finish line, get out of their cars and wave to the cheering fans who were always on their feet.

I miss the days of watching the Super Modifieds, Hobby Cars and Late Models at places like Flamboro and Delaware, as well I miss watching the Modified Sportsman's at Cayuga on Friday nights, but most of all I miss the days when Racers went racing with what ever they had, and put on a great show.
The fights between Bruce VanDyke and Andy Brown, the Roof Jumping from Rich Grady on Beidermans car, the days when guys like Scooter Scannel, The Wild Mouse Earl Ross, The " I cant race on Sunday's" Kenny Reimer, The Always Late Ronny Smith, and guys like Jack Cook, Bill Daniels, Chucky Booze, Ralph Book, Terry Kitchen, and so on...

They were the guys that made Stock Car Racing what it is in our part of the world !!
Back then NASCAR was just another series, and the likes of Ross and Beiderman even took them on, but always came back to their home tracks.
Today that would never happen as we dont have any tracks big enough for ego's and Motor Coaches.... Racing was good back in the day...and we need to get back there !! �
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I rememer the ole racing days, such a shame those days are got and we don't have racing like that now ........... "racing has gone for a shit in a basket" LOL

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Re: Pinecrest, those were the days.
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2011, 04:52:12 PM »
Wow, did you have to blow the dust off this forum. Lol

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