www.retroRockets.org Retro Rockets - Photo Archive Volume 9

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Picture File os011-t.jpg Bob Stelter in the Solvay Automotive #04. 1969 or 1970. Picture File os012-t.jpg The great Bentley Warren in the Howard Purdy Deuce. 1969 or 1970. Picture File os013-t.jpg Gary Witter in the #19. 1969 or 1970.
Picture File os014-t.jpg John Casey. 1969 or 1970. Picture File os015-t.jpg Wayne Landon in the Gioia #9. 1969 or 1970. Picture File os016-t.jpg Johnny Spencer in the rear engine #07. 1969 or 1970.
Picture File star018-t.jpg "I guess I liked the gorilla", says Tom. This is Buster Taylor's 91 car. Doug Henderson drove this car to some success, also the 197. Doug is his first name, not Don. Doug is still involved in racing today (1999). He owns a 350 super, #91, and drove up until last year. Now his son, 17 yr. old Curtis drives it.
From Dave Thomas Jr.: "The picture (3rd row down in the center-the one with the gorilla on the back) is indeed my father. This is a car that was formally owned by Buster Taylor of Dunstable, Mass. It was nicknamed the "Texas Yankee" because my father and his family was originally from Texas, but later moved to New Hampshire. Along with my father in this picture is his father Phil Thomas. This car is currently #61jr. (for its other former driver Eddie West) and owned by Stu Lord. I have seen the car occasionally at Lee Speedway doing a few "hot laps" now and then!"
The car in the back is the Snapp 6?
Picture File star019-t.jpg Dick Edwards. Picture File star020-t.jpg Steve Eldridge from Hampton, NH.
Picture File star021-t.jpg Steve Eldridge from Hampton, NH. Picture File star022-t.jpg The Snapp Special car. I believe the driver here is Jim Martel, although several guys drove this car including Buzz Gregory. I believe the car is an Edmunds super which was an unusual sight around here. Note that the photos show that the car appears to have been lengthened. Also note the five-gallon "Jerry Can" fuel cell. Scary! Picture File star023-t.jpg The Snapp Special car. Possibly Howard Brown in the car? Dick Mills was the first to drive this car. Dave Thomas drove it one time at Thompson. It WAS a small car, but had a large and powerful 400ci. motor, the car WAS lengthened.
Picture File star024-t.jpg The Snapp Special car Picture File star025-t.jpg The Snapp Special car. Picture File star026-t.jpg The Snapp Special car.