Considering he is one of the great Northeastern stock car owners, it is darned near impossible to get any significant information on Fred "Sharkey" Gaudiosi. I tried for quite a while to get anything on him at all, but the information is always about the numerous drivers who twisted wheels for him - never about Sharkey. I simply don't have time to go CIA to try and get something on this interesting owner who was inducted into the NEAR Hall of Fame. Judging from a sign on one of his earlier cars, I assume Sharkey's Garage was kin Waterbury, Connecticut. If anyone wants to help me, they can contact me via one of the historic facebook pages or at wladabouche@comcast.net.

DANNY GAUDIOSI 


Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Dan "Little Danny" Gaudiosi appears with many Sharkey flat top coupe photos. I don't know if Dan was a brother of Sharkey or what. This shot is at Savin Rock, West Haven.

Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Dan "Little Danny" Gaudiosi  with the same car at Plainville. That might be Sharkey with Dan - anyone know ?

Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Dan in either the same car or another just like them. UNK track.
 
      Courtesy of Ed Ryan
 via  Roger Liller and Dave Dykes

Danny Gaudiosi appears in the Pine Bowl
Victory Lane.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Danny with a different
Sharkey coupe.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Danny with that newer
Sharkey coupe.
 
      Walter Mateer Photo
  via Chas Hertica

Danny Gaudiosi appears at Langhorne with the
Plymouth coupe.
 
Courtesy of Edw. B. Brown III
Dan's car, on hauler.
 
 Steve Kennedy Photo
 

Danny Gaudiosi appears at Plainville with one of the coupes.
 
 Phil Hoyt Photo via Dykes


Plainville again. The
coupe appears to be a more advanced, lowered, model.
 
 S. Kennedy Photo via Dykes
 

Danny Gaudiosi appears at Plainville with one of the coupes.
 

 

NUMEROUS OTHER DRIVERS 

 
          Irv Condron Photo
 via Leb.Valley Classics

An earlier Sharkey car
winning a race at
Empire Raceway. Driver not known.
 
Ginny Ross Collection
Courtesy of Dick Hansen
and Chas Hertica

A very early Sharkey sedan lies on its side at Empire as Ray Brown comes to a halt just in time.| No idea of driver.
 
Courtesy of the Herbert Family

Pete Corey with the  Sharkey coupe at
Empire, joking with
Steve Danish.
 
Courtesy of Sam Barlow

An early Sharkey coupe
seen arriving at the Pine Bowl Speedway;
driver unknown.
 
Courtesy of Lew Boyd
Gene Bergin arrives at Stafford with the  Sharkey sedan. He would not have good luck there in this car.
 
   Shany Lorenzent Photo
Courtesy of Dave Dykes

Gene Bergin nearly killed himself in this Sharkey sedan.
 
   Shany Lorenzent Photo
Courtesy of Dave Dykes

Gene Bergin nearly killed himself in this Sharkey sedan. 
 
Mike Shaub Photo
Eddie Delmolino did a
great job on the dirt at
the Valley with this Sharkey sedan.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Eddie Delmolino wins one on the dirt at
the Valley with this Sharkey sedan.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Eddie Delmolino poses
with the Sharkley sedan
at the Valley.
 
     J ohn Grady Photo
Courtesy of Dave Dykes

A better look at
Delmolino.
 
Shany Lorenzent Photo
Courtesy of Dave Dykes

The great Eddie Flemke
took a turn on the Stafford dirt  with the Sharkey sedan.
 
 
      Source Unknown
This is said to be Ron
Narducci in a Sharkey coupe.
 
Source Unknown
Ron Narducci and Sharkey on some starting grid
.
 
   Source Unknown

The same starting grid
moments before or
later.
 
  Howie Hodge Photo  
 

Journeyman NY driver
for hire Don Wayman spent time in this coupe.
 
Howie Hodge Photo  
 

Don Wayman obviously had his moments in this coupe.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes  
 

Journeyman NY driver
for hire Don Wayman spent time in this coupe.
 
      Shany Lorenzent Photo
|Courtesy of Dave Dykes 
 

Gene Bergin with the sedan at Stafford in happier times.
  
    Courtesy of Dave Dykes  
 

Bill Greco with the coupe
at Pine Bowl. Often, Riverside cars ran there.
    
   Shany Lorenzent Photo
Courtesy Dave Dykes  
 

Message boards contributor The Bullfather says this coupe was Sharkey's first and the driver is Narducci. Dave Dykes says it is Bill Greco.
 
 Tony Mordino Jr Photo
 

One of the coupes,
today under restoration.
 
 Steve Kennedy Photo
 

One of the coupes
at a present day car show.

NE Vin. Mod Site Photo
 

Narducci with an early
Sharkey victory.

    Courtesy of Phil Miller  
 

Another coupe
at Pine Bowl. Can't
ID driver.

    Courtesy of Phil Miller  
 

Another coupe
at Pine Bowl. Can't
ID driver. Could be
Greco.

    Courtesy of Otto Graham  
 

Another driver for the
Valley. This time it's Harold Montayne and
one of the coupes. Could be Sharkey there, too.

Courtesy of Chas Hertica 
via Dave Dykes Site 
 

Another driver for the
Shark - Hoppy Jensen,
maybe at Riv. Park.

 Courtesy ofThe Bullfather  
 

Another driver for the
dirt. Ed Flemke at the
old Stafford oval.
 

 

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