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  • #9580
    dino
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        HOW WE (And You) Can TRACK DOWN OLD RACE CARS
        ….I google Everything and also use http://www.whitepages.com to find people. works most of time. When all else fails POST here and everybody gets on the case . Best to know Who owned-drove …correct spelling important. Need: make -yr-class -when raced -sponsors- color-was it lettered. Photos Tell a lot.
        IF YOU HEAR or FIND one…try to track down currnet owner -name- phone number -E-mail. TAKE PHOTOS …If you can’t follow-up … -post and maybe someone else can——————> In The Northeast …Brian M. our track Historian LOVES to follow-up on this stuff. He has found incredible cars -relics -even people. His user name on forum: dover1320 To Contact Him Or ANY one : go to ‘members” ,click on it, find them alphabetically …click on their user name ( also Works where-ever you see user names) That takes you to their Profile page …where you can E-mail Or “PM” -private message them.

        #24167
        jason-68-l78
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            Dino I have tried everything you have mentioned above. I know all the owners of my car back to 1978 time frame. My car wasn’t a drag car that I know of. (It wasn’t all lettered up,no cage or tubed). So maybe it was street raced or even stretched its legs a couple of times at Dover. Possibly sold new from Mid Hudson chevrolet? It was last in Pleasent Vally NY around the 1977-78 time frame? I would be willing to pay someone if they wanted to dig up some more information on my car if they are from that area? MY car is a 1968 Nova SS 396 375hp 4 speed car, green exterior with gold bucket seat interior and a black vinyl top. Very rare interior and exterior color combination. This is what it looks like after the restoration I did. Any info feel free to call my cell 518-301-1486.

            Jason

            #31462
            captiainchaos
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                :Dino;
                i still have my black 1962 corvette that ran at dover from 1966 to 1969. will send to you & Brian.
                kenny menz newtown, ct
                e-mail kmenz@cranaelectric.com

                #31463
                dino
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                    Send the car ? 😆

                    #31660
                    super-sport-pete
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                        i just ran into the guy i sold my 67 SS 396 chevelle to. haven’t seen him in 25 years.he was at LVD on 7/9 and saw “our” old car. it has some features that he saw PLUS, HE said a DOVER win sticker! the owner wasn’t there when he looked at it.i sold it to him 30 years ago. i put it together in 1972,so its been “raced” for close to 40 years. i also heard it was raced on the street.i hope to see it at the track, maybe soon.

                        #31680
                        mikey
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                            I wish I could find one of my 66 Chevelle’s. The last I new, it was in Reading, Connecticut. Guy by the name of Dave Johnson had the car. My first good /MP car. Last I heard, he was still racing it sometimes, but that was several years ago. I have since lost track of him, and the car. …………….Mikey 🙁 😆

                            #31682
                            babycakes
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                                I’m with you Mikey,wish I knew where my Willys went to after it was sold in late ’64’ to a guy in Pa.I was taking advanced infantry training at that time,and me and my partner,sadly,had to part company with it.It probably wound up in a ‘bone’ yard,or perhaps survived,and maybe a ‘neat’ street rod.Boy,S/S Pete is ‘very’ lucky to find his old ‘hot rod’! Wish I had some of that luck finding our old Willys.

                                #32159
                                patina
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                                    Anybody recognize this car? Its on HAMB under New England Dragway in Epping. Got photos? Someone said “The Anglia bodied dragster… Is the A&B Speed Shop B/C. These picture look to be from Sanford 1963. In 1964 they built their Loghee chassis A/FD, that put many AA/FD on the trailer. They won thier class in 65 at the Nationals.”

                                    I know where a body just like this one is. Could it be 😮 😮 😮

                                    Pat

                                    #32160
                                    patina
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                                        Here


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                                        #32184
                                        dino
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                                            ‘You Can Get Anything You Want at ODF Restaurant”….Sorry Arlo:
                                            Bill Cullen Collection IN ODF GALLERIES…Also long shot from Tower in Hibbert Collection.Both ’63


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                                            #32185
                                            patina
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                                                I’m 87-3/4% sure I know where this body is 😮 😮 😮 Maybe brother Mike can be talked into putting the body on his dragster 😎 😎 😎 . I’ll go looking Monday and will report back.

                                                Pat

                                                #32202
                                                babycakes
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                                                    As a ‘gasser’ nut,I hated to see that Anglia body ‘mutilated’.But I’m the one who’s being selfish.Different ‘strokes’ for different ‘folks’,like they say! Yes Pat,could be a ‘diamond’ in the ‘rough’ I guess!

                                                    #32203
                                                    dino
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                                                        Real close …but not the same as original…Wheel well cut too low …original went through that body line and is close to window.Most ofthe hard work done -Chopped and ready for media blast .

                                                        #32204
                                                        mikey
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                                                            Dino, that could be the car!! If you look close, especially in the last picture, the car does have 2 wheel well openings, and the one in front goes to, and through the body line. Look at it again, tell me what you think. …………..Mikey 😆

                                                            #32205
                                                            john-sachs-sr
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                                                                Bottom picture looks right.
                                                                Top picture………..butchered body. 😥 Damn shame. 😮
                                                                John

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