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  • #8572
    6t5frlane
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    I seem to remember racing on a Sunday and they had some local law about sound. Wasn’t there like an hour when you could not run on the track or in the pits??

    #12116
    dino
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    Yep…every Sunday I’de say “We’ll take our usual 1 o’clock to 2 o’clock lunch break”
    ….Seems to get permit to operate ..had to be quite during some Church service.

    #12163
    masracingtd1167
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    most of our pit crew would go to sams for holy water

    #12165
    dino
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    Ah.yes Sam’s Later changed to “Gene’s 1900 club” Whew! glad I don’t drink like that anymore.

    #12196
    billy-casey
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    quote dinotheweirdo:

    Ah.yes Sam’s Whew! glad I don’t drink like that anymore.

    dino; i guess thats why after lunch stockers were gassers ,gassers were aitereds , 😆 altereds were modified prod. etc…. etc.

    #12197
    masracingtd1167
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    Hey Willy looks like you have two cars to tune next year.A long one and a short one.

    #12199
    billy-casey
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    quote masracingtd1167:

    Hey Willy looks like you have two cars to tune next year.A long one and a short one.

    O BOY. i hope we have a new driver. 😆 😆

    #12251
    Bruce Hertel, 541 474 0010
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    Sams place about 1 mile east of the strip, near the RR tracks is open again after 20+ years closed. Or at least it was open in 2006 when I was there. The amazing thing was — everything was exactly the same!! The bar, furniture, jukebox, & floor were unchanged from 40 years ago!! The same 60’s songs were on the jukebox, it was a “Time Warp” for sure! Maybe I was dreaming, so someone should go and take a Sunday ride in the country & verify!!
    When ever I won Middle Eliminator I would go there and give the check (usually a$100) to Sam and tell him to let me know when it ran out, he never did! Alot of guys drank on those checks and that was a lot of Sundays. Probably was the best time of the day, other than beating DeSantis in his Ford powered Coupe.
    Bruce

    #12275
    dino
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    Thought you guys would like this …found it in old ’74 Modified Meet program…..


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    #13884
    dino
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    BRIAN or ??? Where is “GENE & ELAINE” ?? Maybe asking a little too much here …But thay took it over From Sam, and were local…Never knew their last Name…If still around …Should show up for Dover Fest Jan.10 ???

    #14344
    dino
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    Had to say it ….”THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN”….Jan. 10 !

    #14355
    masracingtd1167
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    It’s going to feel strange walking in there the last time was the day dover closed.

    #14633
    robert
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    Upstairs Bob here. Gene passed away, but Elaine Ford is still kicking and still owns the building. Don’t be surprised if she shows up on Jan. 10th. I ran into Brian the other day at Jayce’s. I told him Elaine has the original benches from Ol’ Sams that were in the dining area and is willing to donate them to the museum, I showed them to Brian.

    #15571
    dino
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    Top floor Bob…ever find the signs ?

    #30690
    dino
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    Bob did find the signs…thats another topic …BUT its been awhile since we remembered Lunch at Sam’s -then Genes..We had our first “Dover Fest’ there in ’08 and then the place closed…still is ….just thought of some of my silly actions there during lunch….. how I made it through the afternoon is a mystery. use search for all the related stuff .( Sams-Genes-Jayces)

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