When this picture wsa taken, Bill was a young, full-time farmer.
Photo by Bob Mackey.
The #113 was owned by Hal Kempeny, whose cars were also driven by Dutch Hoag and Rene Charland.
1957 – Langhorne. Bill is in the #213.
1960 – Stafford Springs. Bill Wimble was a fine driver, one of the very best “combo” drivers who excelled on both asphalt and dirt. In his autobiography, however, Bill said something unkind and, I believe, inaccurate about Ed. We’re giving him a place on this website, but only a small one.
Morris County Fairgrounds – an early McCredy car.
1961-09-04 – Norwood. Jack Malone is in the 79. This was a rare appearance at Norwood for Bill, who would have come there as part of a trip that included the Stafford Springs dirt track the night before. In 1961 Bill was chasing NASCAR points, and that took him to many tracks that he otherwise would not have visited. Photo by Paul Conley.
This Gulf service station was owned by Larry Easton’s father. That may be Larry in the car.
1963 – Langhorne. Al Tasnady is in the #707.
In 1963 at Daytona, Marvin Panch was driving a Maserati and shooting for a new speed record. He lost control of the car, which crashed and burst into flames.
Five men who saw this ran to the blaze and pulled Panch out before he was killed by the smoke and flames. Four of them are in the picture. L-R: Jerry Raborn, Panch, Steve Petrasek (standing), Ernie Gahan and Bill Wimble. The fifth, not in this picture, was Tiny Lund.
Bill (second from left) and Ernie (third from left, next to Bill), along with Tiny Lund (far right) are receiving the Buddy Shuman Award for pulling Marvin Panch (far left) from a burning car at Daytona.
1964-06-18 – Fonda. Jerry Townley is behind in the #47. Photo from Tami Corbett Ray.
Photo by Howie Hodge.
Photo from Tami Corbett Ray.