Fort Dix. The 21 coupe was built by Norm Kies. It was originally numbered “121”, nicknamed the “Red Ram”, and driven for Norm by Denny Zimmerman. In early 1962 Ed bought the car from Norm, changed the engine from Norm’s favored Mopar to a Chevy, re-numbered it “21”, and raced it very successfully in 1962 and ’63. Thanks to Bruce Cohen for the information.
1962 – Old Bridge Stadium. Photo from the Chervenak Family Collection.
Thompson. Ed’s car – white roof and hood, black sides – can be seen in the center of this photo from an open-comp show. On pole is Gene Bergin in the red “Crown 7” sprint car. Ollie Silva is in the #0 at the rear.
1962 – Wall Stadium 300-lap race. Ed led for 190 laps until, when he had a 1 1/2 lap lead, a mechanical problem forced a 5-lap pitstop. He came back to finish 7th.
Looking into the car is Perry Hampalton (apologies if that spelling is incorrect), who was part of Wendell Scott’s crew. Photo by David Bennett.
In the upper photo, that is Ed in the Norm Kies #21. Photos by Paul Conley.
Norwood. Photo by Paul Conley, from the R. A. Silvia Collection.
1963-01-01 – Bowman Gray. Ed is starting on the inside of the fifth row at the Tobacco Bowl event. He won the race for the second year in a row.
Islip. George Flemke is in the $, Ed is in the 21. The photo is from 1962 or ’63. Al DeAngelo is in the 18 and Rene Charland is in the 3. Photo is from Brad Charland. Thanks to Robert Clock, Bruce Cohen and Denny Zimmerman for help in identifying the drivers.