1956 – Langhorne.
Martinsville. Photo by T. Taylor Warren, from 3Widespicturevault.com.
1960 – A small portion of the wreckage from the 37-car crash in the Daytona Modified-Sportsman 200.
1961 – Old Bridge. Although Ed was 1961 Old Bridge track champion, I don’t believe his car is in this photo, which appears to be of a heat race. Rene Charland is in the brown #3 on the outside of the front row.
1963 – Trenton. Visible are the Junie Donlavey #90 driven by Red Foote, the William Mason #45 coach, the Don House XL-1 driven by Joe Kelly, and Pee Wee Griffin’s yellow #72.
1969 – Martinsville. This is the start of the 1969 Cardinal 500. Leo Cleary is on pole, then Ray Hendrick in #11, Lou Austin and Bugs Stevens in the second row, Gerald Compton and Perk Brown in the third row. About halfway back one can see Bentley Warren’s #44 coach, and near the rear Maynard Troyer’s distinctive #6 Falcon.
This was the Parodi Cigar 150 on the Pocono short track in June, 1970.
Lebanon Valley. The Turner brothers’ cars, #s18 and 81, were usually driven by Dutch Hoag and Lee Osborne. Here Lee is behind the wheel.
Waterford. This is Seabury Tripler in what was the very first Pinto-bodied Modified car. It did not however race in NASCAR. Bob Judkins’s 2x Pinto which came along about three months later was the first Pinto to race in NASCAR.
Martha “Ma” O’Rourke, wife of Big Bob.
This was the first Pinto Modified, shown here with driver Seabury Tripler. Bob Judkins, who built and owned the famous 2x, first NASCAR Pinto, said that he got the idea from this car, which preceded his by about three months. Rene Dugas photo.
1973-06-03 – Pocono Parodi Cigar 150.
Super-modified great Bentley Warren.
This is Billy Corazzo’s Sherri-Cup car often driven by Ken Bouchard.
“Seymour the Clown”, whose real name was Butch Farone, was a highlight for many years at Stafford Springs. Photo by Howie Hodge.
1979 – Hickory. Ron Bouchard was in the #7, Richie Evans in the #61, and Paul Radford in the orange #17.
Not certain, but this group has the look of dirt track specialists.
Legendary NASCAR official “Big” Bob O’Rourke, with his, er, back to the camera.
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