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                    Dick McCabe showed up on the doorstep of Northern NASCAR very soon after the arrivals of Stan Meserve and Gardiner Leavitt, the first Maine invaders. This was around 1974. The strapping owner of a ocean bait company out of Kennebunkport was soon christened with a typical Ken Squier nickname - The Irish Angel. Having run originally at places like Beech Ridge Speedway and not always on pavement, Dick soon established himself as one of the top drivers in Northern NASCAR [and later, NASCAR North]. When the Vermont - based circuit split with NASCAR, McCabe chose to stay with NASCAR and run the Busch Grand National North series, s direct competitor to the newly - formed - Canadian Tour of Curley and Squier.


Source Unknown - Likely Northern NASCAR Promo Shot

EARLIER McCABE

 
McConnell Family 8 MM Film
Dick in an earlier Beech Ridge modified coupe. KInda explains the color and number of his BGNN car.

McConnell Family 8 MM Film
Dick in an earlier Beech Ridge modified coupe - taking to the inside.

McConnell Family 8 MM Film
Dick inside again.

Courtesy of George Hill
Said to be Dick in a 24 car.
Also said to be at Lee, NH.
 

 

LATER McCABE LATE MODEL


Courtesy ofAndy Boright
I could find no photo of Dick's first Northern NASCAR car.This is an
early McCabe photo because Rosati wasn't around much after 1973.

Denis LaChance Photo
Dick bought a new  Mike Laughlin chassis car the same time as did Beaver Dragon. Both were stout cars.

Courtesy of Andy Boright
The Laughlin car looking
a little more broken in.

Courtesy of Walter Newell
The Laughlin car on the cover of the T Road Program.


Source Unknown
Very likely the Laughlin with new Ventura sheet metal.

Denis LaChance Photo
The Ventura, showing signs of wear, on the front stretch at Catamount.

Courtesy of Paul Mascitti
A Le Mans in 1981, when that body was all the rage.
This is Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Courtesy of Andy Boright
A Le Mans in 1981, when that body was all the rage.

Courtesy of Andy Boright
Looking over a barely - finished mid '80's NASCAR North car at the Spring Green.

Courtesy of Paul Mascitti
Getting into the 1980's
NASCAR North cars.

Courtesy of Sandy Haley
A tee shirt with much
pride in accomplishment.

Courtesy of Andy Boright
Entering Catamount with a Steve Leavitt car, all the rage in the mid '80's.

           

Courtesy of Paul Mascitti
Getting into the 1980's
NASCAR North cars.

Courtesy of Andy Boright
Keeping up with the Joses during the high - spending '80's he comes out with a six banger at Catamount.


Courtesy of Andy Boright
Acknowledging applause at Catamount.

Jim Swanson Photo
Courtesy
of Wiscassett
Speedway Site
A rare visit to Wiscassett.

Courtesy of Chas Casavant
A NASCAR North lineup at Catamount around 1985.

Courtesy of Sandy MacKinnon
Dick did drive a season for Kennebunkport neighbor Sandy MacKinnon.
 
Al Ward Photo
A two tone variation
at Seekonk.
 
Al Ward Photo
A two tone variation
at Seekonk.
 
Al Ward Photo
A solid green variation
at Seekonk.
 
Al Ward Photo
With a different number and a superspeedway setup at Daytona.

 
Al Ward Photo
Possibly the same superspeedway car
at Dover.
 
Al Ward Photo
A two tone variation
on the MacKinnon car with Sandy's number.
 
Al Ward Photo
Al got a good shot of the trunk lid mural.
 
Al Ward Photo
A good look at the McCabe Bait Co. ad he often ran.

 
Al Ward Photo
Apparently using a Dale Shaw car at Catamount.
 
Al Ward Photo
The MacKinnon car on
a road course apparently.
 
Al Ward Photo
The
Sandy MacKinnon car at the Church Street car show.
 
Al Ward Photo
Running a modified at Oxford
.
     
Al Ward Photo
Running a Plum Potter Camaro at Oxford
.
     

 

McCABE BGNN ERA


Al Ward Photo
The  0 at Thompson with a green numeral variation.

Courtesy of Andy Boright
The Six Banger in use
as a BGNN car.

Denis LaChance Photo
The BGNN car with throwback graphics and the Fisher Plow sponsorship. 


Courtesy of Wiscassett Site
The Fisher Plow 0 at Wiscassett.


Al Ward Photo
A BGNN car at
NHIS.

 
Al Ward Photo
The  0 at OPS. Hard
to tell what series he is running here.
    
Al Ward Photo
The Oxford 250 win
 
Found on YouTube
The BGNN 0 six with a win.

Al Ward Photo
A BGNN 0 pose.
   

 

 
Courtesy of Andy Boright
In front of Gene Glover and behind the Emmanuel Zervakis car at Martinsville. That could be fellow NASCAR North guy Claude Aubin beside him.

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