www.retroRockets.org Retro Rockets - Photo Archive Volume 36

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Picture File RG_BN-1976-006-t.jpg Supermodifieds at Berlin Raceway 1976 Larry Blaisdell. Picture File RG_BN-1976-007-t.jpg Supermodifieds at Berlin Raceway 1976 Larry Shellenby. Picture File RG_BN-1976-008-t.jpg Supermodifieds at Berlin Raceway 1976. Believe that this is Galen Short from Ohio.
Picture File RG_BN-1976-009-t.jpg Picture File RG_SB-1977-001-t.jpg Sammy Sessions I think this might be taken from South Bend Motor Speedway This must be right around 1977-78 Picture File BH_Doug-t.jpg Doug Henderson, 1969 at the Star. Doug drove Buster Taylor's (Frank Bartel built) #91.
Picture File BH_Doug91-t.jpg Doug Henderson, 1969 at the Star. Doug drove Buster Taylor's (Frank Bartel built) #91. Picture File warrenconiam-t.jpg Warren Coniam's Solvay Automotive 04. Mike worked on the 04 from 69-76. Picture File DOF_PA-001-t.jpg 1967 Mobile, Alabama. Clyde Johnson from Waco, Texas won a 200 lapper at Mobile in this car in 1964. One of the ugliest supers I've ever seen. DNQ for 1967 300.
Picture File DOF_PA-002-t.jpg 1967, Mobile, Alabama. The #3 of Ray Thomas from Kokomo, Indiana. Ex-Indy roadster. Ray moved to Mobile in 1965. Kevin Thomas, USAC driver is his son. Picture File DOF_PA-003-t.jpg 1967, Mobile, Alabama. The #71 of Donnie Hamilton from Santa Anna, California. I was told that this car was at one time driven by Billy Vukovich Jr. This one burned to the ground after a low speed rear-ender on the main straight in the 300. To say the least, the track was not prepared for a major alcohol fire.
Jim Thurman writes in :"His name is Don Hamilton and he raced out of El Cajon, California, not Santa Ana. The car is one of the famous Peat Brothers "T". This car, with Don Edmunds and then Bob Hogle at the wheel, dominated the San Diego Racing Association Modified Sportsman (their name for caged Sprints/Supers) in 1966 and 1967. Billy Vukovich Jr. did in fact drive the car, at Cajon, I was there that night! (he threw a heck of a tantrum after a heat race incident, standing in the cockpit and pounding his fists on the top of the car as the cars lined up to exit the track)
I had heard the car burned to the ground at an open race in Mobile, Alabama, but hadn't seen a picture. What a great shot it is to see this car on what sadly proved to be it's last day. I had read the Peat Brothers also ran (or were planning on running) a few other events in the South on this trip, one being Pensacola, Florida. Don Hamilton went on to win the 1973 CRA Sprint Car championship.
The SDRA didn't allow wings, so the Peat Bros. T ran without one at Cajon. The brothers built two more cars, one of which was raced in Northern California and Washington for years and the other which reportedly met it's demise on an Iowa dirt track."
Picture File DOF_PA-004-t.jpg 1967, Mobile, Alabama. The #66 of Dale Hammac from Mobile, Alabama. This car was originally driven by Gene Tapia. He held the 1/2 mile record for a while in 1965. (17.60 at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola)
Picture File DOF_PA-005-t.jpg 1967, Mobile, Alabama. The #V-8 of Ellis Palasini from Leland Mississippi. Long time driver in the Memphis area. He was a big winner on the Mobile-Pensacola circuit. Picture File DOF_PA-006-t.jpg 1967, Mobile, Alabama. Bobby Davis from Memphis, Tennessee in the #81. Father of Bobby Davis Jr. ex-World of Outlaws star. Picture File DOF_PA-007-t.jpg 1967, Mobile, Alabama. The #89 of Sonny Hoover, Memphis, Tennessee.