THOSE LITTLE NEW HAMPSHIRE COUPES 


Ladabouche Photo
The Henry Merrow 33 gets a little attention from the crew as a tired - looking Cody walks away in the background. Fairmont 1963.

        That which I call the New Hampshire style coupe, was an early 30s, usually three - window, flathead coupe. The coupe was mounted low on a frame with any unnecessary weight removed. I suspect the roll cages were minimal. Many of these cars had cabin mounted air cleaner systems to keep dust out of the intake. Hoods seemed optional and, often, the over-seized radiators rode up so high in the front that vision was not always clear for the driver.

CLAREMONT JALOPIES & CHESHIRE COUPES

CHESHIRE FAIRGROUNDS / SAFFORD PARK SPEEDWAY


Courtesy of Cho Lee
A small field flies past the announcer's tower at Cheshire Fairgrounds. 4, Ernie Johnson, 13, Buddy Bardwell outside of George Schnyer.

       The two tracks that seemed to define and shape New Hampshire racing in the southern part of the state were Claremont Speedway, with its Claremont Jalopy Owners and Drivers' Association - and the track at the Cheshire Fairgrounds near Keene. There was also the track in Hudson, operated by Oscar Ridlon, but this one did not affect Vermont racing much; so, I don't know much about it.


Keith Collection
Ted Brown, trophied
at Cheshire.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Buddy Bardwell
at speed, at Cheshire.
 

Ladabouche Collection
A very young MIke Cody
wins one at Cheshire with
the oddly - numbered 40
eighths.
 

Keith Collection
Art Rousseau [left] and
Rene Charland get
Cheshire trophies.
 

Courtesy of Cho Lee
A heat field flies into turn one.

Ladabouche Photo
The Ed Jennings 21 may
have run at Cheshire.

Ladabouche Photo
The Mike Cody 8 may
have run at Cheshire.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Dave Todd probably ran
at Cheshire.

Ladabouche Collection
Roger Dutton, with an
earlier car
at Safortd Park Speedway,
Cheshire Fairgrounds.


Ladabouche Collection
Buddy Bardwell, with a rare
Ford
at Cheshire. He was more
known for Hudsons.

Keene Sentinel Photo
Ladabouche Collection
Lionel Arel having trouble
with an earlier Cazchini DN3
out of Northhampton, MA
.

Keene Sentinel Photo
Ladabouche Collection
Ted Brown drives by at
Safford Park as they
clean up the wreck of the 777..
 
Courtesy of Dick Monahan
via Lew Boyd
Action at Safford Park, 1957:
George Monsen leads Charlie Zipp
and Ernie Gahan.

Courtesy of Mark LeFrancois
Photographed at Fairmont Park Motor Speedway, this car likely ran at Safford Park, Cheshire  fairgrounds. Might have been team mate to Henry Courtemarsh 

Courtesy of Dan Ody
Lineup at Safford Park, Cheshire
fairgrounds. Visible are Henry Courtemarsh
 964, Ray Sanborn - 640, and Charlie Zipp.
 
 Courtesy of Geeorge Hill
The Stroker Smith 311 leads a pack that includes the Suffield Auto Parts 5 of Buddy Krebs
.
 
Courtesy of Crystal Snape

Rabideau and the crew with
the Cazchini DN3 at Cheshire.
 
Ladabouche Collection
Ernie Gahan, in the Stoney's
Diner 50 - one of his first
cars. It raced at Cheshire, as well
as Dover NH, Sanford, ME, Brattleboro,
and other tracks.

Keene Sentinel Photo
 
Courtesy of Chip Cormie
Roy Forsyth gets a trophy
at Rhythm Inn Speedway.
he ran this car at there, Cheshire,
Brattleboro, Pico Raceway, and other spots.
 
NE Mod Site Poto
Ray "Zero" Brown
ran at Cheshire, Rhythm Inn, and  Brattleboro, as well as tracks like Arlington, Poughkeepsie, Riverside, and Empire.
 
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Race lineup at Cheshire that includes Art Rousseau in the Bob Oliver cutdown 621 and George Schnyer in Henry Merrill's 33. Joe Ryan is barely seen at right. 
 
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Rene Charland and Leo Matte's 107 sometimes
ran at Cheshire.
 
 
Ladabouche Collection
Four - time NASCAR National Sportsman Champion Rene Charland began at places like Cheshire.
 
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Race action at Cheshire that includes Art Johnson in the 4, Buddy Bardwell's 13, and George Schnyer inside with the 909.
 
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Race action at Cheshire that includes Art Johnson in the 14, trailing car 100.
 
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Race action at Cheshire that includes  Buddy Bardwell's 13 [bullhorns], and Ray Schnyer inside with the 23.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Race action at Cheshire that shows
Sonny Rabideau leading the way
in the potent Cazchini DN3.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
A Cheshire car lineup that includes Mike Cody, 964 and Dick Chouitti in the 192. The 43 of well - known Whitey Brainerd is seen in the infield.
 
Courtesy of Walt Perkins
Victory Lane at Cheshire
in the early 1950's for Roy "Pappy" Forsyth
.
Roy is not visible in the shot.

Courtesy of Rounds Family
The very well - traveled Don
Rounds ran at Cheshire out
of Rhode Island.

Courtesy of Walt Perkins
Roy "Pappy" Forsyth with a win at Cheshire
in the early 1950's. His T-shirt
advertises a track near Montreal. 
 
Roy "Pappy" Forsyth with a spin in the race he won
at Cheshire. Frank Smith's
111 is going by.
 
Ladabouche Collection
Future NEAR Hall of Famer
Moran "Sonny" Rabideau
with his first ride, his
brother's #7.
 
 
Courtesy of the Davis Family
Big George Schnyer, with
Henry Merrow's 33.
 
Courtesy of Lew Boyd
Harrisville, RI's Fred Crockett.
 
Courtesy of Lew Boyd
A field comes by that includes the 11 of Fred Crockett.
 
Heath Collection
Harry Heath with
Ray Sanborn's 640,
which sometimes ran
at Cheshire.

 
Courtesy of the Davis Family
Lionel Arel [cigar] and Sonny Rabidewau [other white driver suit] with the Cazchini  DN3 at Keene.
 
Courtesy of Walt Perkins
Ernie Gahan with a win at Cheshire
in the early 1950's.
 
Courtesy of the Davis Family
Art Rousseau at Keene.
 
Courtesy of Walt Perkins
Forsyth with a win at Cheshire
in the 1950's.
 
Courtesy of Walt Perkins
An earlier 1951 season Forsyth car.
 
Courtesy of Walt Ryan
Joe Ryan leads a Safford
Park field that includes Sonny
Rabideau in 1953.

Courtesy of Robertson Collection
Tom Forcier and Ken Robertson pose by a Cheshire car.
 
Courtesy of Robertson Collection
A young Ken Robertson looks on
as the Rabideau family #7 is loaded.
 
Courtesy of Robertson Collection
The Stroker Smith crew works
on an earlier version of the 311 car
right on the Safford Park frontstretch.
 
Courtesy of Chip Cormie
Ed Cormie, a Rhythm Inn
regular, must have also run
Cheshire somewhat frequently.
 
Courtesy of Neal Davis
This pappy Forsyth
shot could be either
Cheshire or Claremont-
can't tell.
 
From Dan Ody's 8MM
Old Speedways DVD's
Joe Ryan [shown here at
Brattleboro] ran at Cheshire.
 
From Dan Ody's 8MM
Old Speedways DVD's
Roy Forsyth [shown here at
Pico Raceway] ran at Cheshire.
 
Ladabouche Collection
Art Rousseau and
Bob Oliver at Cheshire
with the famous 621
cutdown out of Manchester, CT.

 

 


Courtesy of Cho Lee
A Safford Park Speedway lineup that includes 4 John Bell; 5, Kenny Briggs; Walt Bourassa [in front of Bell], ; and Ray Harris in Chet Cashman's 37.


Both Posters Courtesy of the Davis Family


Courtesy of Walt Perkins
Safford Park SPeedway, Cheshire Fairgrounds. Probably Cecil Bosworth in Frank Smith's 111 leads Roy Forsyth in the 80, Art Rousseau in the 20, and Dave Todd.


Courtesy of Cho Lee
Art Rousseau navigates turn one at Cheshire Fairgrounds. Note cars in the infield. One looks
a lot like Don Rounds' 101. Rousseau usually drove the cutdown # 623.


From The Brattleboro Reformer
This should have included Rhythm Inn Speedway, which was often in the association.

CLAREMONT SPEEDWAY


Courtesy of George Hill
An emblem from the Claremont jalopy era.




LeFrancois Family Photo Courtesy of Mark LeFrancois
A field lines up at Claremont in the early days of the track.


Courtesy of Ernie Bodreau
Henry Merrow was best know as the owner of the yellow 33 coupe shown at the top of the page. On the outside door it says "Henry".

 

 
Courtesy of the Harty Family


Ladabouche Collection
The Roger Canfield 8 NH

Courtesy of Ernie Bodreau
The
Mike Cody 32, from
the Cheshire era. It also ran at Claremont.

Ladabouche Photo
The Chet Cashman 37
[shown here at the Rutland fairgrounds] was a regular at Claremont.

Ladabouche Photo
A later Roger Dutton 657
photographed at Fairmont
Speedway. It was a
Claremont regular.

Ladabouche Collection
Buddy WIlder with the former Roger Dutton 657

E. Bodreau Collection
Ernie Bodreau and
his 211.
 
Ladabouche Photo
Bruce Wylie's 107
[shown here at the Rutland fairgrounds] was a regular at Claremont.


Ladabouche Photo
Buddy Bardwell's Hudson
[shown here at the Rutland fairgrounds] was a regular at Claremont.

Cavlacade of Auto Racing
Ladabouche Collection
Al Sanville, from the Claremont Jalopy
Ass'n. era.

Ladabouche Photo
The George Ingalls 888
out of Keene, NH driven
by Cecil Bosworth.

Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Ladabouche Collection
Bill George, from the Claremont Jalopy
Ass'n. era. He had raced for years by this time.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Ladabouche Collection
Butch Watson, from the Claremont Jalopy
Ass'n. era.
 
Courtesy of Phil Chastenay
 Claremont jalopy era
car on fire.

Photos Courtesy of Phil Chastenay
 Claremont car 11
from 1964.
 

  
Courtesy of Phil Chastenay
 Claremont car 00
from 1964, said to be
Gary Philbrick.
 
Ladabouche Photo
Chet Doaner's 5 car, shown"here at Fairmont,
 was a former Claremont regular.
 
 
Courtesy of Phil Chastenay
 Claremont car 29
entering pits around
 1964.
 
Photos Courtesy of Phil Chastenay
 Claremont car 1
enters pits in 1964.
 
 
Courtesy of Phil Chastenay
 Shorty Collins' early Claremont car 172. It also
ran at Brattleboro, Rhythm Inn, and Cheshire.
 
Courtesy of Phil Chastenay
 Claremont car U2
with the 11.

 
Courtesy of Phil Chastenay
 The Hastings 622 and another car burn as
Lloyd Severance's 711
passes by.
 
Ladabouche Photo
 Clarence Heath's car
611 ran at Claremont.
 
Wayne Carter Photo
Courtesy of Ernie Bodreayu
Buddy Newspaper shot.
 
Courtesy of Phil Chastenay
 A man works on the Claremont car 211. Might
be Frank Smith.
 
Courtesy of Phil Chastenay
 Ernie Boidreau working on the Claremont car 11 back home.
 
Courtesy of Phil Chastenay
 Hartland, VT's Larry
Davis with a big
Claremont win.
 
Courtesy of Phil Chastenay
 Frank Smith's first
car 311 after a wreck.
 
Courtesy of Phil Chastenay
 Frank Smith's first
car 311 after being
bought by "Dynamite Al"
Sanville.
 
Courtesy of John Snarski
 An early color of Claremont
while still dirt.
 
Courtesy of John Snarski
 Another early color of Claremont
while still dirt - 1971.
 
Source Unknown
 The Don Lawlor -
piloted Roger Canfield 8NH.
 
Courtesy of Racers Bored Site
Danny Ferland.
 
Ladabouche Photo
 Dick Gerard, shown here at Fairmont, was a Claremont car.
 
Courtesy of Davis Family
 Dick Skillen went on from Claremont to the Winston
Cup.
 
Courtesy of Chris Companion
 Another Chet Doaner
car that had been a
regular Claremont car.
 
Ladabouche Photo
 Don Miller, shown here at Fairmont, was a Claremont car.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Ladabouche Collection
Frank Blake, from the Claremont Jalopy
Ass'n. era.
 
Courtesy of Racers Bored Site
Don Miller, 1972.

 
Courtesy of Racers Bored Site
Donny Ayer
 
Courtesy of Racers Bored Site
Don Miller, Roger
Canfield's 8NH.
 
Courtesy of Phil Chastenay
 Another Ernie Bodreau Claremont car.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Ladabouche Collection
Frank Hall, from the Claremont Jalopy
Ass'n. era.
 
Ted Vogel Collection
Lloyd Severance enters the Devil's Bowl pits as Ted Vogel looks on. This was a Claremont car.
 
Ladabouche Photo
Leo Howland with Curt Dragon's 31 at Otter Creek Speedway. It's a Claremont car.
 
C. J. Richards Collection
Howard Stevens, at Devil's
Bowl with a Claremont car.
 
Ladabouche Collection
Jack Bateman with the Pelletier 51, a later Claremont modified coupe.
 
Ladabouche Collection
Jerry Bly with the Albro 9 NH, another  later Claremont modified coupe.
 
John Grady Photo
Mark O'Neill with the 49NH, a later Claremont modified coupe.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Ladabouche Collection
The unbeatable combo of
Frank Smith and Sonny Rabideau..
 
 
Ladabouche Collection
This Claremont car
still exists - as a Dick
May B29 tribute car
in the Midstate club.

Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Ladabouche Collection
Mark O'Neill with the Albro 9 NH, another  later Claremont modified coupe. 
 
Ladabouche Photo
Mike Cody brought this
Claremont car to Fairmont
around 1963.
 
Ladabouche Photo
Ted Brown brought this
Claremont car to Fairmont
and Otter Creek Speedways.

 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Ladabouche Collection
Sonny Rabideau with the Former Leo Vallancourt coupe. 
 
Racers Bored Site Photo
Gene Pysz, with Rocky Cusinelli's 51, a later Claremont modified.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Ladabouche Collection
Robert Hodgman from the Claremont jalopy era. 
 
Ladabouche Photo
Ray Harris brought the former Chet Cashman car to Fairmont around 1963.
It ran mostly at Claremont.
 
Racers Bored Site Photo
These Rhythm Inn cars,
including 12 - Rene Charland, would have also run at Cheshire.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Ladabouche Collection
Rocky Cusinelli from the Claremont jalopy era. 
 
Ladabouche Photo
Gene Pysz brought this
Rocky Cusinelli Claremont car to Fairmont around 1963.
 
Ladabouche Collection
Ted Brown with Curt Dragon's 31.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Ladabouche Collection
Roger Lessard from the Claremont jalopy era.

Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Ladabouche Collection
Roger Day from the Claremont jalopy era. 
 
Courtesy of Norm Vadnais
Bob Frazier Photo
Roger Dutton of Keene, NH wins at Fairmont.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Ladabouche Collection
Roger Ranade from the Claremont jalopy era.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Ladabouche Collection
Howard Stevens from the Claremont area, had two good years at Fairmont with a NH style coupe.
 
Racers Bored Site Photo
Walt Brown, Jr. earlier car.
 
Ladabouche Collection
Walt Brown, Jr. later Claremont car.
 
Ladabouche Photo
An unknown Claremont - style coupe entering Fairmont.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Ladabouche Collection
Walt Billington from the Claremont jalopy era.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Ladabouche Collection
Wayne Wheeler from the Claremont jalopy era.

Ladabouche Photo
Rosie Rosendahl may have run Claremont. He was a NH entry.

 Claremont Daily Eagle Photo
Courtesy of Ernie Boidreau
Burning off fuel  around
the wreck car of Roger Ranade.
 
 Courtesy of Ernie Bodreaul
Al Sanville gets by
as Gary Philbrick wrecks
at Claremont.
 
 Courtesy of George Hill
Bill George sometimes
ran at Claremont.
 
 Courtesy of George Hill
Unknown Claremont -
style car.

 Courtesy of Ernie Bodreau
Unknown Claremont -
style cars 8 and 200 in
a fracas.

Courtesy of Ernie Bodreau
Action from the Claremont jalopy era.

 Courtesy of Ernie Bodreau
Unknown Claremont -
style cars 67 and others in
another fracas.

 Claremont Daily Eagle Photo
Courtesy of Ernie Boidreau
Action in the early '60's.

 Claremont Daily Eagle Photo
Courtesy of Ernie Boidreau
A field paced by Larry Davis' 404 takes the green.

 Claremont Daily Eagle Photo
Courtesy of Ernie Boidreau
Claremont was huge deal in the 1960's as evidenced
by this crowd photo.

Courtesy of Ernie Boidreau
Car 21 assists a rival
in rolling over.

 Courtesy of Phil Chastenay
Early '60's Claremont -
poster.
 
Courtesy of Ernie Bodreau
Ernie Bodreau's 1965 Claremont entry.
 
Courtesy of Ernie Bodreau
Ernie Bodreau's 211 Claremont entry [ the
former car 29].
 
Courtesy of Ernie Bodreau
The former Don Miller
11 entering Claremont.
 
Courtesy of Walt Perkins
George Barber's first car found trouble at Claremont with Stub Piper driving.
 
Ladabouche Photo
Henry Abbott, with the Timmer Macheski 44 was a Claremont
regular seen here at Fairmont.
 
Courtesy of  Davis Family
Larry Davis,
from Hartland, VT.
 
Courtesy of  Davis Family
The George Ingalls 888
outof Keene with driver
Cecil Bosworth, of Athol, MA.
 
Courtesy of  Davis Family
Buster Dyer rt] and
Wally Hadlock celebrate.
 
Courtesy of Mark LeFrancois
A very early field at Claremont.
 
 Claremont Daily Eagle Photo
Courtesy of Ernie Boidreau
Walt Ruffle's 32,
driven by Mike Cody, being worked on.
 
Courtesy of James Howard via Neal Davis
Cecil Bosworth in
Chet Cashman's 37.
 
Courtesy of  Davis Family
Later Claremont poster..
 
Courtesy of  Harty Family
Maybe Jerry Bly.
 
Courtesy of  Davis Family
An early pileup in a Claremont turn. Larry Davis [404], Ted Brown, and the 37 of Chet Cashman are
distinguishable.
 
Courtesy of  Harty Family
An early Claremont lineup.
 
Courtesy of  Harty Family
Early Claremont cars lining up. One or both of these
car appear in photos of the West Lebanon, NH track, as well.
 
Courtesy of  Harty Family
Early Claremont cars lining up. Seen from turn three.

Marty Harty Collection
Mike Cody, with the Walt Ruffle 32, from the Claremont jalopy era.
 
Courtesy of  Davis Family
Dick Skillen with a
pre - NASCAR Grand National
Claremont car.
 
Courtesy of  Harty Family
Early Claremont crowd
watching the action.
 
Courtesy of  Harty Family
Early Claremont cars on the track. Cleaning up a rollover.

Courtesy of  Harty Family
Early Claremont cars on the track. Pop Brown on the pole.
 
Courtesy of  Davis Family
The Gerard 737,
lilkely driven by Dick Gerard
 
Courtesy of  Harty Family
Don Ayer with a later Claremont coupe.
 
Courtesy of  Davis Family
Yet another Bodreau 211 coupe.
 
Courtesy of  Davis Family
Punky Caron with an early
car
.
 
Courtesy of  Davis Family
Skip Neilsen.
 
Courtesy of  Davis Family
Walt Brown, Jr's Bug car
car
.
 
Courtesy of  Davis Family
Art Cody, Henry Merrow, Buddy Bardwell and
other Claremont figures in what is supposed to be a promo shot for the boxer in the foreground
.

Courtesy of  176 Racing.com
Buddy Bardwell, with,ons gary and Bud, Jr.
 
From Dan Odys's 8MM
Old Speedways DVD's
Lloyd Severance.
 
Courtesy of  Davis Family
Mike Cody, with car owner Henry Merrow.
 
Courtesy of  james Howard
via Neal Davis
Another shot of the Chet
Cashman 37 with Cecil Bosworth.
 
Courtesy of  james Howard
via Neal Davis
Jim "Dizzy" Dalzell.
 
Courtesy of  Davis Family
Mike Cody, with car owner Henry Merrow.
 
Courtesy of  Davis Family
Norm Wilson, with car owner and crew.

Courtesy of  HAMB Site
Ed Jennison, from the Claremont jalopy era.

Source Unknown
Allen Whipple -
earlier car.
 
Courtesy of  A. Ainsworth
A later Rabideau
Claremont 311
 
Courtesy of  Moses Family
Ted Brown, with the
Coffin modified.

Courtesy of  Arnie Stetson
Dave Harris and crew.

Courtesy of  Walt Perkins
Ticket used by Roy Forsyth.
 
Courtesy of  Walt Perkins
Adfor a race that pitted
Cheshire against Claremont
teams.
 
Claremont Daily Eagle Photo
Courtesy of Walt Perkins
Gene Pysz, in the Claremont jalopy era.
 
Claremont Daily Eagle Photo
Courtesy of Ernie Boidreau
George Watkins, in the Claremont jalopy era.
 
Courtesy of Walt Perkins
Harold Barrows, in the Claremont jalopy era.
 
Courtesy of Arnie Stetson
Larry Davis. 
 
Claremont Daily Eagle Photo
Courtesy of Arnie Stetson
Larry Eaton, in the Claremont jalopy era.
 
Courtesy of George Hill
Eddie Puffenberger may have driven at Claremont during the Claremont jalopy era.
 
Courtesy of George Hill
Opening day 1962 program from the Claremont jalopy era.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing Photo
Courtesy of HAMB Site
Leo Howland, in the Claremont jalopy era.
 
Courtesy of Arnie Stetson
Bridgewater, VT fur trapper Lloyd Severance. 
 
Courtesy of George Hill
David Moses may have
driven at Claremont during the Claremont jalopy era.
 
Courtesy of Walt Perkins
1952 trophy at Claremont
for Roy Forsyth.
 
 
Ladabouche Collection
Howard Stevens with the Leo Vallancourt 333 at Claremont.
 
Courtesy of Arnie Stetson
Paul Parker's
Claremont car.
 
Courtesy of Norm Vadnais
Ted Brown's holey
Claremont sedan was
as terror at Fairmont
until he wrecked it
the same day.
 
Courtesy of Arnie Stetson
via George Hill
Vic Jarvis.
 
Courtesy of MVRCA Site
Ernie Gahan would have likely raced at Claremont in its earlier years.
 
Courtesy of Ken Paulsen
Art Cody's orignial
helmet.
 
Courtesy of Arnie Stetson
via Neal Davis
Claremont, under construction [in the late 1940's, I think].
 
Courtesy of Arnie Stetson
via Neal Davis
I call this the Ernie Hastings fire [622] because I don't know the other, more fully involved car was.
 
Courtesy of Arnie Stetson
via Neal Davis
I call this the Ernie Hastings fire [622] because I don't know the other, more fully involved car was.
 
Courtesy of Arnie Stetson
via Neal Davis
1971 roster in the latter years of the dirt surface.
An interesting mixture of the older 1950's drivers with the younger guys. Also, a lot of Devil's Bowl guys.
 
Courtesy of Arnie Stetson
via Neal Davis
1969 action in the latter years of the dirt surface.
 
Courtesy of Ken Paulsen
Art Cody, with restored
Henry Merrow 33 and a Claremont trophy.

Courtesy of HAMB Site
Roger Lessard, in the Claremont jalopy era.
A different shot than above.

Courtesy of Arnie Stetson
via Neal Davis
Arnie Stetson's 864
preparing to go.

Courtesy of Arnie Stetson
via Neal Davis
Arnie Stetson's 864
at home base.
 

Courtesy of Arnie Stetson
via Neal Davis
1950 action in the early years of the dirt surface. 

Source Unknown
Either Stub Piper [above] or Roy Forsyth drove this first George Barber car at Claremont briefly.

Source Unknown
Bill George's 64,
with either a son or a fan.
 
Courtesy of George Hill
I hope this track view is different than the  Claremont jalopy era.
 shots above.
 
Courtesy of George Hill
I hope this track view is different than the  Claremont jalopy era.
 shots above.

 Ladabouche Photo
Art Cody, around his car at Fairmont around 1962 after a feature race.
 
Wayne Carter Photo
Courtesy of Neal Davis
Bruce WYlie,
Bellows Falls, VT
 
Wayne Carter Photo
Courtesy of Neal Davis
Buster Dyer win.

Courtesy of Neal Davis
Cecil Bosworth [rt]
with car owner Chet
Cashman at the big
Rutland Fair race in 1962
.
 
Courtesy of Neal Davis
Cecil Bosworth [rt]
with car owner Chet
Cashman [ctr] in Victory Lane at Claremont. They look thrilled, don't they ?.

Courtesy of James Howard
via Rob Davis
Cecil Bosworth in Chet
Cashman's 37 at
Claremont.
 
Courtesy of the Davis Family
Earlier version of Chet
Cashman's 37 at home base..
 
Courtesy of Neal Davis
Unknown driver with the Nancy Lewis 56 in the overhead era..
 
Courtesy of Neal Davis
W. Gerard 737 -
probably Dick Gerard driving at the time..
 
Courtesy of Neal Davis
Canfield's 8NH,
with driver ju jour Don Miller..
 
Courtesy of Neal Davis
Ted Brown with his familiar Lash Texaco 92 coupe.
 
Courtesy of Neal Davis
Ted Browbn and former owner John Humphrey with the equally familar coffin modified - before Ted took it over.
 
Courtesy of George Hill
UNK Claremont car.
 
Courtesy of George Hill
Likely, Roger Lessard.
 
Courtesy of George Hill
Early Claremont car,
said to be Dave Harris.
 
Courtesy of George Hill
Later era Claremont
modified cars that
include Ted Brown.

Courtesy of George Hill
Claremont regular Walt
Brown, Jr's attractive
1964 version.
 
Courtesy of George Hill
Terry Reynolds.
 
Courtesy of George Hill
Terry Reynolds again.

Ladabouche Collection
Buddy Bardwell winning
first feature at Fairmont
in the CJ Richards era in 1962.

Courtesy of George Hill
Claremont regular Roger
Dutton wins one at
Fairmont, in Vermont.

Courtesy of Ed Wylie
via George Hill
Claremont regular Roger Dutton
 
 Courtesy of Marty Kelly Jr
Mendon VT's Bob Taylor [rt] with a car that had originally run at Claremont..

 Courtesy of Todd Wainwright
Punky Caron with a more
modern version of Claremont coupe.

 Jim Rohde Jr Photo
Ted Brown checking his car and trailer on US Rt 7 outside Middlebury, VT on the way home from a successful run at Otter Creek Speedway in 1963.

 Ladabouche Photo
Art Cody, oits his car for welding at Otter Creek around 1963. Visible with the white sweatshirt is future driver Russ Shaw.

Courtesy of Davis Famiy
Sonny Rabideau with the once run in 1965 by Howard Stevens for Leo Vallancourt. The car was leading Fairmont points when sold out from under Stevens and the crew.

 Ladabouche Photo
Cecil Bosworth, with the George Ingalls 888 at Fairmont around 1962 .
 
Courtesy of Chip Cormie
Ed Cormie, in Fred Snape's 26. This ran in an era where it could have run at either Claremont, Cheshire, or both.
 
Courtesy of Ed Wylie
Maybe Ed Wylie with dad's
107 in Bellows Falls
before it was sold to
Norm Scarborough.
 
 Courtesy of Rob Davis
Mike Cody, in Vic Lane
with the Wilfred Gerard 737.
 
 Courtesy of Gary Bardwell
Gary Bardwell, with dad's
Hudson.
 
Courtesy of Gary Bardwell
Buddy Bardwell, with Gary and Buddy, Jr.
 
Ladabouche Photo
I believe this [tghe Elmer Erickson 27] to be anb old Rosie Rosendahl car from NH.
   
From Dan Ody's 8MM
Old Speedways DVD's

Ted Brown also ran this car at the Bowl and Claremont
around 1967.
 
Courtesy of Mike Richards
Gene Pysz with
Rocky Cusinelli's 51.
 
Courtesy of Tim Rogers
Ted Brown bought the
former Irv Taylor 1NY
from Lefty Casey and used it at the Bowl and Claremont.
 
   

   
Maybe Cavalcade of Auto Racing Pages Courtesy of Neal Davis
Post jalopy era photos of ocars at Claremont..


Courtesy of Harty Family

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