ALLIE SWEARS
The Owner Whose Cars Survived Many Years and Many Drivers



Bob Mackey Photo, Courtesy of John Rock
Allie Swears, himself, in 1962.


Bill Ladabouche Photo
The familiar Swears coupe, then being driven by Paul Marshall,
is towed into Fonda as promoter Jim Gage looks on.

      Allie Swears operated a NASCAR sportsman racing team out of the Glens Falls, New York region in the golden era of coupe racing in the Empire State. Swears doesn't get the recognition he deserves for what he accomplished with not too large a racing budget and no apparent sponsorship. Heck, several books don't even spell his name right [going with Swires instead of Swears].


Bill Ladabouche Photo
The coupe is towed
into Fairmont in 1964 with Nelson Moore as driver.

Bill Ladabouche Photo
After the wreck.

Courtesy of Cam Gray
An early Swears car,
with Bob Bruno, at
Canada's Bouvrette
Speedway.


Bruno Family Photo
At speed. at Airborne with Bob Bruno.

Bruno Family Photo
A Fonda win for Swears.

Mike Russo Photo
Bob Bruno,
Schuyler Falls, NY
Driver du Jour

Bruno Family Photo
A Victory lap at Airborne for Bruno and the for Swears 51.

Bruno Family Photo
Bruno at Airborne.

Bruno Family Photo
Bruno at Airborne.

Bob Mackey Photo
via Mike Watts, Sr.

Bruno at Airborne in the late 1950's, chasing Ken Shoemaker
and Jim Luke in Hal Kempeny's 113.

Bob Mackey Photo
via John Rock

Bruno at Airborne
chasing Shoemaker and the 83
of Howie Westervelt.

Nephew Family Photo
Dick Nephew,
Mooers Forks, NY
Driver du Jour
Dick is the driver Swears
used at Daytona both years

John Grady Photo
Paul Marshall,
Schenectady, NY
Driver du Jour
   
John Grady Photo
Paul Marshall,
at Fonda.
     


      The best - known Swears car was a Chevy coupe which ran from around 1960 until its untimely demise at Fairmont Speedway around 1964, in the hands of Dutch Reed and Nelson Moore. Guy Swears, a son, also tried Daytona Speedweeks a couple of times, as well. If I have any inaccurate information on this page, I will probably get it straightened out by Allie Sr. or Jr., who have emailed me at times.


Bob Mackey Photo, Courtesy of John Rock
Dick, with the latest
radio setup of the day.


Nephew Family Photo
Dick Nephew,
in the pits at Daytona.
That might by Allie
walking by the car.

Nephew Family Photo
Dick makes a pit
stop during practice.

Bob Mackey Photo, Courtesy of John Rock
Nelson Moore [a Swears driver],
and Charlie Bowen - at Daytona. The shot is blurry.


Nephew Family Photo
Dick and the
Swears Chevy


Nephew Family Photo
Dick in action at
Daytona, 1st year

Nephew Family Photo
Dick with the
Swears car, the
following year.
 

Courtesy of Gary Nephew
The 1961 car - awaiting
some servicing.

Courtesy of Gary Nephew
The 1961 Swears crew.

Bob Mackey Photo, Courtesy of John Rock
Swears car, at speed, in 1961.

Courtesy of Gary Nephew
New York is well
represented here, with
Bill Wimble [McCredy 33]
and Dick Nephew [Swears
1962 version]. The 2 were
just coming off that tie
for the national title in '61.
 

Bob Mackey Photo, Courtesy of Mike Watts
The 1961 car, in color.

Bob Mackey Photo, Courtesy of Mike Watts
Looks like Dick Nephew and
wife - outside the car. So, who's
in the car ?
     

 


Ladabouche Photo
Third generation Guy Swears' car, at Devil's Bowl, in 2009.

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