1955-10-08 – Fonda. This was Ken’s first win at Fonda. This particular race was held the night before the big Langhorne National Open (won that year by Pete Corey), and some of the fastest cars/drivers had skipped Fonda in order to be at Langhorne. Thanks to Ed Mudd for the information. Photo by Dan Ody, via Bill Ladabouche.
Photo from Vintagemodifieds.com
Photo via Otto Graham, from Bill Ladabouche’s blog.
1962 – Otter Creek. This car was owned by Chris Drellos. Photo from Bill Ladabouche.
Photo by Dan Ody, from Bill Ladabouche Collection.
Monroe County Fairgrounds, car owned by Chris Drellos.
This car was owned by Frank Trinkhaus.
Photo by John Grady.
This was one of Pete Corey’s cars.
Langhorne. Photo by John Grady
Langhorne. Photo by John Grady, from Tom Ormsby Collection via Racingthroughtime.com
Fonda. (Thanks to Ken Shoemaker Jr for the information). The 2x coupe was driven on dirt by Jim Hurtubise, Gene Bergin, Rene Charland and Don Wayman, in addition to Ken.
This is the famous 2x coupe after its windows had been enlarged and it had been turned into a full-time dirt car. In 1970 builder/owner Bob Judkins sold it to Tiny Lombard, who campaigned it as #3 with Rene Charland as his regular driver. Photo by John Grady, from Racingthroughtime.com.grady
1970 – Airborne. Photo via Bill Ladabouche.
Photo by Joe Towns via Bill Ladabouche.
Rene and Ken discuss the philosophy of racing. From the Shoemaker Family collection, via Bill Ladabouche.
1973 – Syracuse.
Photo by John Grady, from Racingthroughtime.com.