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Author Topic: BSW Hall of Fame???????  (Read 40933 times)

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Offline blkflagagain

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Re: BSW Hall of Fame???????
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2008, 10:17:45 AM »
Question for Glenn or Statsman!!! Was Ted Watson ever a track champ??? If so he and Glenn would be the only father/son to turn the trick as champs if I am not leaving anyone out???

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Re: BSW Hall of Fame???????
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2008, 10:20:18 AM »
Nope, Ted (the Oro Flash) was never a track champ as a driver, only as a car owner


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Re: BSW Hall of Fame???????
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2008, 10:44:50 AM »
Thanks for clearing that up Glenn. I can still remember your dad when he raced!! THE ORO FLASH!!!LOL Had forgotten all about that nicname!!! I think your dad retired from driving around 80?? that in the ball park??? So I would of been 10!!!LOL OHHHHHHH the memories!!!

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Re: BSW Hall of Fame???????
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2008, 12:35:23 PM »
No FLYBY I think TEX has is right, that Labreque raced #55 in the 6 cyl. while Mike "Beaver" Vallincourt raced #55 in the 8cyl. from what I recall. And he had a brown and yellow car where Lebreque's car was red and black!!!

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Re: BSW Hall of Fame???????
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2008, 01:34:58 PM »
Yes, I remember John's wedding Statsman.  I can't remember for sure, but there may have been another wedding there - we'd have to check the archives.

I thought Vessair drove for Rono, but I guess you have it - maybe the Vessair brothers bought the car from Ernie??

Labreque in the #55 6cyl and Beaver in the #55 8cyl

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Re: BSW Hall of Fame???????
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2008, 01:40:10 PM »
There was actually a wedding there just a couple years ago as well!!! One of Thunder car driver #1 Charlie Smith's crew members I think!!

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Re: BSW Hall of Fame???????
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2008, 02:20:00 PM »
I had occasion to meet Mr. Ted Watson a couple weeks ago at the shop. It was very nice to meet such a pleasant man (as are any of the members of his family that I have met) who is a pioneer of our sport here locally.

I think it would be a great idea to add a history / hall of fame area here. We have to honor and respect those who came before us.

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Re: BSW Hall of Fame???????
« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2008, 04:14:03 PM »
Hell yeah, I was old enough to drive - someone had to get the hauler home  :)

Thanks Thunder6


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Re: BSW Hall of Fame???????
« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2008, 06:18:04 PM »
 The reason that Vassar's car looks like the old Rono car is because it is . Ernie Dimonte sold the car to him after Cook retired .

 gwatson , Ernie Dimonte did race the #57 car one time in one heat race . If you knew Ernie who was probally one of the nicest guys i ever met in racing he always had a case of Crown Royal in the trunk of his car and would always want you to have a drink with him .

 Around 1980 there was a guy that had a beautifully prepared six cylinder 69 Buick Skylark "Peter built"  car that i am pretty sure won the points . Anyone remember who he was ? The car was faster then most of the 8 cylinders  street stock cars of the era .

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Re: BSW Hall of Fame???????
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2008, 06:44:09 PM »
Well around that time was when Al Reed was winning all his 6cyl titles and as TEX stated he drove a Chevelle!! But if I'm throwing a guess out there maybe your talking about Barry Sweeney?? Or Al Turner?? Seems to me both those guys tended to race Peter Built cars in the day??? But then again I remember both those drivers raced mostly 8 cyl. division I think???

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Re: BSW Hall of Fame???????
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2008, 07:10:08 PM »
oh yes Sleepy, I was going to mention the little purple bags in the trunk of his car, but thought I would leave that out - CR in one glass, and coke in the other

I knew it was the Rono car, just wasnt sure if Ernie owned it when Vessair drove it.

I was thinking Scarlett too Statsman


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Re: BSW Hall of Fame???????
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2008, 07:14:05 PM »
Dave I think Al Reed won in 82 - 84 time period, but I could be very wrong on that.

I started attending BSW in about 1980, I was 6 at the time so my memory may be somewhat incorrect.

I'm not sure who Sleepy is talking about, but Dave you're right Al Reed's car was a very immaculate light metallic blue with red numbers. And I'm fairly sure it was a '70 - 72 Chevelle, the rear pillars were slightly different than the '69's.

I think Sweeney had a Chevelle around that time, I believe he drove quite the assortment of vehicles... Turner had a mid 70's Nova around this time did he not?

Although the Chevelles of the era were very similar to Skylarks...

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Re: BSW Hall of Fame???????
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2008, 08:29:57 PM »
 Yes it was Ron Scarlett in that #17 Buick Skylark my memory is pretty good if you just give it a little bit of a nudge. . Besides being beautifully prepared and very fast the other thing that stands out about that car was that it was whisper quiet. Around 81 they had a ASA race at Cayuga and they held a street stock invitational they had a ton of cars and he ran in the top 10 with that little 6 cylinder , very impressive on a 5/8 with a 6 cylinder if you ask me . I always liked the six cylinders at Barrie back then because they had a pretty diverse field of different brands . There was a very fast Ford Maverick that was painted spray can flat black , Ken Cole maybe ? and a white AMC AMX but i don't remember who drove it .

 If i recall correctly the hot dog in the 8 cylinders back then was Jacobson (sp)

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Re: BSW Hall of Fame???????
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2008, 10:21:13 PM »
I think you are right sleepy - ken cole in the old maverick - cant think of who the amc was

You're really dating yourself now

Turner did have a nova, but i think it was a late model or did they have diamond cars at that time?


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