Jean Guy Chartrand


Courtesy of the Mr. Chevy Black Website for Model Cars
Chartrand in my favorite of his cars, at Fonda - in the mid 1960's.


Courtesy of Otto Graham
Guy Chartrand in the 901 days.

    One disappointing Saturday night in the summer of 1963, my uncle and i had traveled all the way to Fonda Speedway, from Rutland, VT, under cloudy enough skies to where I guess we should have known enough to turn around and go back home. The speedway was deserted, the races apparently having been called hours before. As we were sitting by the closed ticket booth in the front entrance of the track, a car hauler pulled up to the site, paused briefly, and rolled away, back where it came from [but not before I got a shot of it with my trusty Kodak Brownie box camera]. It turned out to be my first and only glimpse of Guy Chartrand for many years thereafter. Thanks to some photos of my own, sites on the internet, and a collection from Richard Chartand [courtesy of Neal Davis], I have enough for a page on the man most famous for driving the Ed Cloce Hemi -Cuda #69 out of Potsdam, NY.


Ladabouche Photo
I wonder if Bob, of Bob's Chevy, is Chartrand's relative - Bob Chartrand. Notice the other disappointed people standing around
in the background. Fog is rising off the warm ground. This is when the cars went in a different gate than today.

THE REMAINING SHOTS ARE IN APPROXIMATE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
A Few Photos Are of Older Chartrands


Richard Chartrand
via Neal Davis

Bob Chartrand, at
Bouvrette Speedway
circa 1956.

Richard Chartrand
via Neal Davis

Supposedly Guy Chartrand,
at Bouvrette Speedway
Year unknown.

Richard Chartrand
via Neal Davis

Chartrand in Bouvrette Speedway crash circa 1958.
Note both of the Gaylord
Rowe cars [26 and T800]
are involved.
 

Richard Chartrand
via Neal Davis

Bob Chartrand, at
Bouvrette Speedway
1950's.

Richard Chartrand
via Neal Davis

Bob Chartrand, with
checkers, at Bouvrette Speedway circa 1956.

Richard Chartrand
via Neal Davis

Supposedly Bob Chartrand, at
Bouvrette Speedway. He's
the car on its side.

Richard Chartrand
via Neal Davis

Bob Chartrand, at
Rigaud Speedway.
I never heard of it.
 

Courtesy of Otto Graham
Guy Chartrand, with
an early sportsman.

HAMB Site Contribution
Guy Chartrand, at Daytona Permatex race in the
early to mid 1960's.

Courtesy of Gerard Major
Guy Chartrand, at
Riverside Speedway
circa 1966.

Ladabouche Collection
Bob Chartrand, at
some Canadian speedway
with checkers.

Ladabouche Collection
Guy Chartrand, at
Devils Bowl Speedway
circa 1967[background].

Ladabouche Photo
Entering Fonda Speedway
in the twilight around 1967.

Courtesy of Jo Towns
via Otto Graham

Guy Chartrand, in
the Sonny's Tire
car, which many stars
drove in Quebec.
 

Courtesy of John Grady
Myf avorite shot
of my favorite of
his cars.

Richard Chartrand
via Neal Davis

The Chartrand crew
somewhere in
Quebec.

Richard Chartrand
via Neal Davis

Disaster #1 -
a fire at Fonda.

Richard Chartrand
via Neal Davis

Disaster #2 -
rearranging the
track infrastructure
in Quebec somewhere.

Richard Chartrand
via Neal Davis

Another shot
of the Sonny's Tire
sportsman.

Richard Chartrand
via Neal Davis

A wreck in the
sportsman ranks.
That is Black Jack
DuBrul on top
of Chartrand's car.
 

Ladabouche Collection
Guy Chartrand, at Fonda Speedway with my
favorite of his cars.

Courtesy of Pascal
Cote Website

An Guy Chartrand
sportsman shot.

Courtesy of John Grady
Guy Chartrand, in
the beginning of
the Ed Cloce, with
a pre-Hemi -Cuda coupe.
 

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock

A rare shot of
the Cloce coupe in
a mod heat at Airborne.

Courtesy of Jo Towns
via Otto Graham

Guy Chartrand will
always be best known
for driving the Ed Cloce
Hemi - Cuda.

Richard Chartrand
via Neal Davis

Another shot
of the Hemi - Cuda
in action against
Richie Evans.

Richard Chartrand
via Neal Davis

Preparing to take
out the most conspicuous
modified at Langhorne.

Source Unknown
Guy may have taken
a turn in the well -
known X-2 late model Sportsman.

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock

The Cloce Cuda
a mod heat at Airborne.

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock

A rare shot of
the Hemi - Cuda
without the script
69 on the side.

Courtesy of Doug Fetterly

Another Cuda win.

Romano Family Photo
Courtesy of Otto Graham

Guy gets in on a
conversation with
promoter CJ Richards,
along with Andy and
Joe Romano.

Courtesy of Arnie
Ainsworth

The Cloce modified on
way out to time trial.

Richard Chartrand Photo
via Neal Davis

Parked and waiting.
 
         


From the Pascal Cote Website

Guy Chartrand [second from left - blue sweater] at a Quebec old timers' reunion.

THE HEMI CUDA WRECK THAT FINISHED A CAREER
All Courtesy of Richard Chartrand via Neal Davis


Looks like the car
of Pete Corey, Jr.
with the Crescent
Auto Body ad.

 

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