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  • #8590
    dino
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      Just talked to Drake! he relocated Down here to N.C. ,like me .He’s in Troatman,N.C. waiting for the “VINDACATOR” to check in.Plenty of photos of most of his cars in the ODF Members only Gallery. Almost completely programmed ….any day now

      #12154
      dino
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        DRAKE SAID: HEY DINO…YOU FINALLY “DONE” IT…THE SITE LOOKS REALLY GOOD…AND KNOWING YOU….YOU’LL KEEP “TUNING” IT UP….MAKING IT THE AWESOME SITE…YOU,I AND I’M SURE A LOT OF OTHERS WERE HOPING FOR…I’LL BE BACK ON TOMORROW TO SIGN UP

        #12279
        vindicator
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          HEY DINO…JUST :LOOKED@THE GALLERY…”PICS” BY T. O’SHEA (TERRY TO US!)…REALLY “SPECIAL”SEEING MY DAD,ANTONE ADDESSO,BRAZEE BROS.&CHUCK SABIS,OWNERS..JOE&CHET…(WE DID TRY TO MAKE A “DEAL” WITH THEM ,AFTER THEY “PULLED THE PLUG”…TO NO AVAIL)…JOE T,CHARLIE, THE VALENTINES’ LEE& DAD-TOMMY,”TINK” SCHAFER, RICH&GIL SHOTT,BOBBY LAREGINA,SKIP NORTH,RONNIE FROST,BOBBY LAGANA,BILLY MASIELLO,FRANK “THE RESIDENT COP” CUTILLO,STARTER AL, HARVEY WILSON W/ AL JONIEC’S WINTERNATIONAL WINNING SS/CAR(which he bought from us),BILLY CASEY’S SUMPER PUMPKIN,THE AWESOME TERENZIOS’,VICTOR,GENE,ANTHONY(MY DAD,(ME TOO), LOVE(D) THESE GUYS…PROBABLY, AN ITALIAN THING!!)THEY STILL BE “COOKIN'” TODAY W/THE TAFC CAR (S)…ANTHONY, HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO KEEP RENEWING MY FC LICENSE..(WHY I DO THIS,I DON’T KNOW!!)…THEY ALL “SPANKED” ME PRETTY REGUARLY AT SOME POINT ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS…HARD TO IMAGINE 45-PLUS YEARS HAVE GONE BY…DIDN’T RACE MUCH@DOVER THE LAST 3-4 YEARS OF OPERATION…(MAYBE, YOUR “DEPARTURE” HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT!!)ACTUALLY,”SUSCRIBED TO ANDY WARHOL’S 10 MINUTE THEORY”….THE FUNNY CAR DEAL(GONNA’ MAKE YOU A “STAR”…BOY!!)..USED UP A LOT OF $$$,PARTS…FORD, CHEVROLET/RODECK,DONOVAN…WE COULD MAKE THEM ALL “BLOW/BURN UP”…AND TWO VERY “TOP SHELF” WOMEN ALONG THE WAY…10 YEARS OF “RUNNING UP AND DOWN THE ROAD” WILL DO THAT!!!…IF ONLY, TWO REAL FRIENDS…”MENTORS”…WILLIE HORMERETE & NAZY CRATE WERE STILL “ON THE PLANET”…BOTH OF MY KIDS’ CARS WOULD RUN A “BUNCH” BETTER…WE DID AN AWFUL LOT OF $$$ “BUSINESS” AT DOVER DRAG STRIP…JOE,CHET, AL,( your brother TED’S GT-350H…AND A “BIG” PILE OF OTHERS)WERE LONGTIME CUSTOMERS…BEFORE AND AFTER ’61-’76..MET A LOT OF TRULY “GOOD PEOPLE”…A “MAGIC” TIME IN THE “LIFE” OF A BOY AND HIS “DAWG”…EH! SEE YA’ @ THE “ROCK” IN THE FALL,DRAKE VISCOME 🙂

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          vindicator
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            HEY DINO…DIDN’T FORGET (“GEEZERVILLE” HAS STRUCK) OL’ FREDDIE MURPHY/”YELLOW FEVER”…OR THE SMIRTIC FAMILY/STORM KING…LONG SUCCESSFUL MOPAR TEAM & JUST ALL AROUND…GOOD… GOOD..PEOPLE…A FEW GUYS, WHO HAVE “PASSED” AS WELL…HOW ‘BOUT CHARLIE CASTALDO.. “MY MAN” WESTERN BUNNS…USED TO COME OVER PRETTY REGUARLY FOR ALCOHOL/NITRO BEFORE HIS UNTIMELY DEATH…AND AL HOFFMAN…”HANG ‘EM HIGH”…”SUNDAY’S CHILD”…FUNNY CAR STAR(A REAL ONE…NOT MAKE BELIEVE) USED TO COME OVER ALL THE TIME ALL THE TIME FOR NITRO/ALCOHOL IN THE “CHINA SYNDROME” DAYS…HE TOLD ME WHEN HE BOUGHT THE CAR FROM RADICI/WISE…HE DIDN’T “KNOW” HOW TO START IT UP…THAT, ANTONE ADDESSO GAVE HIM A LOT OF HELP…TO GET HIM GOING…YOU JUST HADDA’ LOVE AL…NO “BULLSHIT”…STRAIGHT UP…OLD TIME TOUGH GUY(A GENUINE REAL TOUGH GUY!!!) REAL RACER…KEPT IN TOUCH PERIODICALLY OVER THE YEARS…SAW HIM @THE AUTO FAIR, IN CHARLOTTE A COUPLE YEARS AGO…WILL MISS THAT “WILEY COYOTE”…GUESS, I’LL JUST HAVE TO HOLD ON TO THE MEMORIES…AND THOSE, I HAVE MANY OF!!! DRAKE 😆

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            vindicator
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              😀 HEY DINO…JUST ONE LAST COMMUNICATION FOR TODAY(I PROMISE)…I’M HEADING UP TO SEE MY MOM…SHE’S 88 AND STILL DOING A-0K…I’VE GOT TAKE CARE OF SOME “BUSINESS” FOR HER…NOT” ROCKET” SCIENCE STUFF…MY TWO BROTHERS& MOM PUT ME IN “CHARGE”(SCARY THOUGHT!)…BUT IT’S TIME TO RE-NEW A LEASE ON SOME PROPERTIES FOR HER… COLLECT SOME RENT $$$ AND MOVE SOME MONEY AROUND FOR HER, BANK-WISE…JUST THINKING TODAY ABOUT HOW MUCH MY DAD…GREG,AND I HAD SUCH A TRULY INCREDIBLE BOND OVER THE YEARS…HE PAID THE WAY…ALL THE WAY, FOR OVER 25 YEARS…ALWAYS NOTHING, BUT QUALITY EQUIPMENT TOP TO BOTTOM, FRONT TO BACK…HE FORGED THE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE AL JONIEC’S,WAYNE GAPP/JACK ROUSH,”OHIO GEORGE” MONGOMERY,ED PINK’S OF THE WORLD THAT CARRIED US ON FOR THE AFOREMENTIONED, MANY YEARS…AND HE COULD & DID “TURN A WRENCH” TO SAY THE LEAST…FOR SURE, WE HAD OUR SHARE OF “MOMENTS”…HE JUST COULDN’T BRING HIMSELF TO BE PART OF ANY NON-FORD POWER…AND ULTIMATELY…THAT ENDED HIS INVOLVEMENT…BUT, WE REMAINED CLOSE…VERY CLOSE…UNTIL HIS DEATH @AGE 80…HEALTHY FROM BIRTH TO HIS LAST DAY…SMOKIN’ THOSE PALL MALLS…NEVER COULD COULD IMAGINE JUST HOW MUCH I’D MISS HIM..THE “DOVER PERIOD” WAS THE CREATION OF A BOND BETWEEN FATHER&SON…THAT LASTED A LIFETIME…YET, STILL WASN’T QUITE LONG ENOUGH…OUR TWINS & I ARE ON THE SAME “PATH”…IT’S A WAY DIFFERENT WORLD TODAY…AND I’VE HAD SOME CANCER ISSUES..THE ATMOSPHERE AT THE RACETRACKS WILL NEVER BE ANYTHING LIKE THE “DOVER DAYS”…BUT THE “GOOD THING” IS WE’RE STILL @ IT!!! CALL ME ON MY CELL 845-216-5337…IF YOU NEED ANYTHING IN KATONAH!!! OR GENERAL AREA…BE BACK NEXT WEEKEND…DRAKE

              #12282
              vindicator
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                HAVE NOT ONE, BUT TWO OTHER “ISSUES”…GAVE SOMEBODY (JUST CAN’T REMEMBER FOR THE LIFE OF ME WHO) ABOUT 14-15 “CANS” OF FILM (8MM-35MM???) THAT MY FATHER HAD TAKEN….MOSTLY OF DOVER…ALTHOUGH THERE WAS SOME… NY NATIONAL,RACEWAY PARK,ISLAND, LEBANON VALLEY…NOT MUCH OF THEM (OTHER TRACKS)THOUGH…HAD SOME BROWN SPOTS IN SOME OF THE FILM….THE “GUY” WAS GOING TO EDIT AND THEN TRANSFER TO DVD… REAL NICE GUY(THAT IS WHY I TRUSTED HIM) CAME TO MY HOUSE…WE PUT FILMS AND OUR PROJECTOR IN HIS CAR…ABOUT 2 1/2 YEARS AGO IN PAWLING… “CASHED IN” AND MOVED TO CAROLINA 6-9 MONTHS LATER…JUST CAN’T RECALL HIS NAME/FACE…WOULD GLADLY PAY FOR SHIPPING OR PICK UP STUFF PERSONALLY(I’M UP IN TRI-STATE AREA EVERY COUPLE MONTHS),PAY ANYTHING I “OWE” …THIS STUFF TO ME IS LIKE THE VISA CARD… “PRICELESS”…SOME STUFF OF MY MOM&DAD…CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW CARMEL FORD BUILDING ON ROUTE 6,ETC….ANY IDEAS???….ALSO,(DID SAY 2 ISSUES) GAVE A GUY ABOUT 100 PLUS PHOTOS (AGAIN, MOSTLY DOVER)INCLUDING SOME OF WILLIE HORMERETE,AND BILL MCGARRY,RICHIE SHOTT(YOU DO REMEMBER, HE “TOILED” AT CARMEL FORD FOR SOME YEARS)”TINK” SCHAEFER, CHUCK SABIS(BRAZEE BROS.) AL THE STARTER,JOE, CHET(OWNERS),FRANK THE “COP”ALL @CARMEL FORD(THEY ALL WERE LONGTIME CUSTOMERS-“PALS” OF MY DAD)…HE&HIS WIFE HAD A HOME-BASED PROMOTIONAL BUSINESS IN LAKE CARMEL..AND THE “PLAN” WAS…HE WAS GOING TO DEVELOP A WEBSITE COVER PAGE FOR VINDICATOR RACING…CONTACTED HIM SEVERAL TIMES FOR ABOUT 18 MONTHS AFTER GIVING HIM THE PHOTOS…HE WAS “WORKING” ON IT….GAVE HIM PHOTOS 5 YEARS AGO…LAST CONTACT 3 1/2 YEARS AGO….LOST(MISPLACED HIS BUSINESS CARD) WHEN WE MOVED…AGAIN, TO MOST ANYBODY….THE PICTURES ARE WORTHLESS…TO ME AS STATED ABOVE…PRICELESS…I’D VERY GLADLY PAY…NO QUESTIONS ASK…NO HARD FEELINGS,ETC. TO GET THIS STUFF BACK….I THINK THE “BULK” OF IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR THE SIGHT…AND FOR MY FAMILY TO HAVE THE MEMORIES OF A COUPLE OF GENERATIONS…DRAKE 😳 😥

                don’t have too much to say today,do ya ? …dino-edit

                #12283
                jmb442
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                  Drake; Never went to Dover (only 12 years old when it closed) but your
                  Vindicator ,has got to be one of the best looking cars.


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                  #12284
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                    😀 HEY JMB442….THANX FOR THE KIND WORDS…MY “POP” TOOK A LOT OF PRIDE IN APPEARANCE…WE KNEW THAT IT MADE HIM “HAPPY” TO HAVE CLEAN STUFF….WE’RE ABOUT 40 RACE CARS LATER NOW…WE STILL TRY TO SHOW UP WITH A CLEAN “PIECES”…THANX AGAIN,DRAKE 😀

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