www.retroRockets.org Retro Rockets - Photo Archive Volume 15

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Picture File star088-t.jpg 1973 - Jim Martel at the Star. Picture File star089-t.jpg 1973 - Jim Martel at the Star. Picture File star090-t.jpg 1973 at the Star. Denny Wheeler (#96) leading followed by...is that Jim Martel in the #6 or Dave Thomas in the #1 (Dave Thomas drove this car in 73). I don't know who is in the red car.
Picture File star091-t.jpg 1973 at the Star. Jim Martel in the Snapp Special leading a heat race. Picture File star092-t.jpg 1973 at the Star.Whitey Hoyt #1 leading. Whitey always put on a good show. Picture File star093-t.jpg 1973 at the Star.a heat race photo with Whitey Hoyt between two unidentified cars.
Picture File star094-t.jpg Billy Murphy the "Flying Irishman" bought this car from Bob Hamke, who built it. By the time these pictures were taken in '72, this car's technology was well out of date, but no one told Bill and he continued to race and win.
Dave Thomas writes in: " Paul Richardson is in the yellow shirt. Bobby Allison (the former W.C. driver) won alot of races with this car in Florida. My father would love to find and restore this car and notes that this car by no means would be considered out of date at this time, he says it was still an extremely fast car."
Brad Sargent writes in: "This is the pic of Billy Murphy's car but before he bought it it was also driven by Bobby Allison Donnie Allison and Red Farmer. But back then it was the #119 and had 101 feature wins when Bill purchased it from Bob Hamke. As far as [I] know it is the chassis used under the #5 coupe body antique racer of Dave Scott."
Picture File star095-t.jpg Billy Murphy the "Flying Irishman", 1972 at the Star. Picture File star096-t.jpg Billy Murphy the "Flying Irishman", 1972 at the Star.
Picture File star097-t.jpg Billy Murphy the "Flying Irishman", 1972 at the Star. Picture File ow001-t.jpg A photo of Gary Reichert's Supermodified from an old Open Wheel (Vol 1 No 2).This is not the car that they ran as a modified too, that was the old car from circa 1972. In the 1974 Port City 150 of Supers & Modifieds Reichert won the Mod portion of the show and his owners, the Turner Bros., took the body off the body and he finished fourth to Shampine's win. This car was built as a supermodified in 1974 for Gary. It orginally had a supercharger on the motor when it first came. It never ran as well as the older car. Picture File star098-t.jpg From the Star, 1972. The one and only Ollie Silva. Ollie was the King of New England supermodified racing for many years.
Picture File star099-t.jpg From the Star, 1972. Paul Richardson's # 52. Richardson is still active and has raced in many different divisions. Picture File star100-t.jpg From the Star, 1972. A pit shot. The "One" car in the foreground is driven by Bob Millett. Picture File star101-t.jpg From the Star, 1972. The roadster of Bob Powers. The car was later driven by Art Rousseau. This is one good lookin' race car! I think at one time, this was the Ed Bowley Flyin 5.