Nelson's auto Stamford

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Nelson's auto Stamford

Post: # 9073Post ANTHONY TERENZIO
Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:15 pm

Across the street from Grady & Gommi Speed Shop was Paul Nelson's Auto on the corner of West Ave & West Main, which was only a block away from Bee LIne Auto. Alot of racers from that old West side of Stamford.

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Post: # 9076Post DINO
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:27 pm

ANTNEY !....Remind me (US) ...what car(s) ran out of there? ...I can hit the photo vault.
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Post: # 10206Post pmbuick
Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:54 pm

Dino one car that ran out of Nelsons was a big block Nova called Rat Patrol the guy's name was Donald and they had Skip Browns big block chevelle just a few that I remeber Oh and don't forget Chip Zelners 64 fuelie corvette. I just saw that one at the reunion. Just some of the many cars from there. Peter Maple

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Post: # 10255Post Jimbo
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:21 am

Paul Nelson first shop was in Riverside, Conn. at a service station that I think his dad might have owned or had something to do with.

Everyone wanted to become his friend because he had a Sun Distributor machine and was good at setting distributors up.

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Post: # 10503Post Staying Alive
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:57 pm

Four years ago Paul Nelson had a shop on Davenport St. in Stamford. Do not know if he is still there. He was also good at setting up carburators, and is a great person.

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Post: # 10505Post fastlane
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:19 pm

yup hes still there on the corner of davenport in stamford and alive and well and kickin out the car stuff . :D fastlane .

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Post: # 19026Post Redcutlass
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:57 am

I spent my college days working at Paul Nelson's shop in Riverside. His father had the Amoco station, I pumped gas and cleaned parts for Paul. I went off to Vietnam and on my return worked for him for a month in his new (1972) shop I believe on Davenport before heading to Florida. Paul's a great guy!

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Post: # 19027Post patina
Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:32 am

Hey Redcutlass welcome aboard. Do you or anyone around the Stamford area remember seeing Ken Hayn (pepsiman on dover site) 56 Chevy E/G convertable. He said he sold it to a guy who had a garage/gas station in Stamford CT.

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Post: # 24594Post DINO
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:14 pm

Paul's a new ODF member ...signing up at Dover Fest.
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