Joe Tinty's   PLAINVILLE STADIUM



Courtesy of Dave Dykes
The flamboyant Joe Tinty, creator of Plainville Stadium [with his horse, Sugarfoot].

          Special Note: I have never been to Plainville Stadium, and I don't pretend to know much about it. I only know the reverence wit hwhich it is discussed. So, I decided to put as much Plainville material on one page as I could. I invite information, correction, and more material. The following write-up pretty much says it all about Plainville. My sincerest apologies to the author, but I could not ascertain who he or she was on the site I found this on:

   "Plainville Stadium was originally known as Tinty's Flying Ranch, for horse shows, circuses and small plane air shows, there is rumor that it was also a horse track. 
In 1948 it was opened as Plainville Stadium it was a 1/4 mile dirt track for 1 week but complaints from the fans prompted Owner Joe Tinty to lay down ashpalt. Many 
great drivers have links to that track, Don McTavish, Pete Hamilton, Denny Zimmerman, Ed Flemke and Ron & Ken Bouchard, Tony Mordino, Billy Greco, Dick Watson, 
Dave Alkas, Sparky Belmont,  Stash Greger, Jap Membrino, Charlie Jarzombek, Lou Carangelo and Reggie Ruggiero just to name a few. The track was closed in 1981.  
The rising cost of insurance, security and low car draw forced him to close the track. It is true that a group of drivers from Danbury wanted to buy the track and 
reopen it after Danbury closed but the deal fell through.  Joe and Don Tinty held out selling the property to a developer for quite a few years and after Joe Tinty died, 
his son Don sold the property to a developer from N.Y. (it is the same developer that built the mall on Danbury Racearena.)  Currently on Plainville Stadium Property
 is a Lowes home Improvement, Loews theater, K-Mart  and A.C. Moore plus several fast food restaurants."
THE OPENING SHOWS
 
Courtesy of Plainville Site
A pretty early ticket.

Courtesy of Dave Dykes
A very early field at Plainville [or Tinty's
Flying Ranch].

 
 
Courtesy of Lew Boyd
An early field comes
to the green.
 
Courtesy of Plainville Website
A mixup in an
early program.
  
Courtesy of Plainville Site
The opening stock car program at Plainville.
Notice it's dirt. Before, Tinty held other events
at the location.
 
Source Unknown
Grand Opening
Poster.
 
 
Thort Haag
From an early stock car program at Plainville. I recognize 8Ball, Dick
Dixon - usually a Riverside
runner.

	
EARLIER YEARS
 
Courtesy of Tom Ormsby
and Dave Dykes

Bill Bergenty with a sharp - looking Plainville car.

NE Vintage Mod Site
Don Spazano with an earlier Plainville
support division car.

 
 
Courtesy of Tom Ormsby
Elton Hill with an earlier,
pre - 74X car.
 
Courtesy of Tom Ormsby
Frank Manafort with a Plainville sedan.
 
Courtesy of Tom Ormsby
Danny Gallulo, Sr with  what appears to be one  of his earlier cars.
 
Source Unknown
George Hotchkiss'
Village Mobil car.
 
Courtesy of Tom Ormsby
and Dave Dykes

George Lombardo.
 
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Fuzzy Baer with one of those hairy cutdowns.
 
Courtesy of Phil Smith
Harvey Vallencourt.
 
NE Vintage Mod Site
Plainville's always - interesting Jap Membrino and the 00 car.
 
Donn Cote Collection
Another of Jap's Plainville cars.
 
Courtesy of  Dave Dykes
Jo Jo Farone, with
a refreshingly different
flagger.
 
Courtesy of  Dave Dykes
Jo Jo Farone, with
an early hobby car.
Check out the connection with the Garutis.
 
Courtesy of  Dave Dykes
Johnny Manafort in one of those Manfort
sedan entries.
 
Courtesy of  Dave Dykes
King Cambino, not
enjoying his time
at Plainville.
 
Courtesy of  Dave Dykes
Future Plainville
official Moneybags Moe
Gherzi.
 
Courtesy of  Dave Dykes
Future Plainville
official Moneybags Moe
Gherzi, in the cutdown
era.
  
Courtesy of Plainville Site
Skip Ziegler with
a late model.
 
Courtesy of Plainville Site
A Skip Ziegler sedan.
 
NE Vintage Mod Site
Tony Mordino
 
Courtesy of Plainville Site
Tommy Sutcliffe.

Courtesy of Phil Smith
Russ Faust. 
 
NE Vintage Mod Site
Butch Farone with a
hobby car.

 
Courtesy of Plainville Site
Unidentified Sedan. 
 
Courtesy of  Dave Dykes
Future Plainville
official Moneybags Moe
Gherzi and Billy
Greco - both with
Gaudiosi cars.

 
Courtesy of Plainville Site
Unidentified Sedan.
Maybe he's the owner.
 
 
Courtesy of Plainville Site
Local boy Gino Spada.
 
Jimbo Photo
Sparky Belmont
with a Garuti car.
       
Courtesy of Phil Smith
Wild Bill Brown is still in the car here.
     


LATER YEARS 
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Bart Rocco. 
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Bill Harmon had his
turn with the Judkins
coupe.
 
 
Jimbo Photo
Bobby Bard with
the Czarnecki
20 coupe.
 
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Bobby Knox's
three window.
 
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Bob Vivari. 
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Dave Alkas with a
coupe.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Dave Alkas with the
Roland Cyr sedan.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
A Plainfield field,
at speed/.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Dick Dixon sports a
coupe that has
obvious ties to
 Charland.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Dick Watson in the
Norm Kies 21.
 
Courtesy of Tom Ormsby
Don Moon in the
Flying 9.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Don Moon with Dave
Alkas in hot pursuit.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Don Spazano, at
speed.
 
Courtesy of Tom Ormsby
Ed Flemke in the
Worcester Sand and
Gravel 10 Pinto.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Fred Colossa with the
Buddy Rouleau Z.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Gary Membrino
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Gary Membrino, in
an earlier car.
 
Lee Totten Photo
Harry Bliss and the
Flying 8.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Jap Membrino, with
maybe Ron Berndt's
car.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Jap again.
 
Courtesy of Plainville Site
Another Jap shot.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Bubble Gum Joe
Bubbico.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
John Anderson
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Lenny Orfice
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
A Nicky Porto spin.
 
Courtesy of Tom Ormsby
George Lombardo
victory.
 
Courtesy of Plainville Site
An injected coupe.
 
Courtesy of Plainville Site
Late model action.
 
Courtesy of Plainville Site
No. 59 wins one.
 
Courtesy of Plainville Site
Judging from the number,  maybe Skip Ziegler.
 
Hoyt Photo
Courtesy of Dave Dykes

Repairing the old
wooden barrier.
 
Courtesy of Plainville Site
Track owner Joe Tinty
awarding car owner
Roland Cyr and [probably] Dave Alkas.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Pud Noble.
 
Courtesy of Tom Ormsby
Reg Ruggierio with Mario Fiore's 44.
 
Courtesy of Plainville Site
Richie Gallulo with
Rocky Germano's
Cent Sign coupe.
 
Courtesy of Plainville Site
Sparky Belmont.
 
Courtesy of Tom Ormsby
Ronnie Wyckoff with
Rocky Germano's
Percetn Sign.
 
Courtesy of Phil Smith
Ronny Rocco.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Ronnie Wyckoff with
Joe Tinty.
 
Courtesy of Plainville Site
Ron Van Nesse.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Another Wyckoff.
 
Courtesy of Brian Danko
via Tom Ormsby

Stan Gregor

Courtesy of Tom Ormsby
Jerry Wheeler

Vintage Mod Site
Warren Lee

Courtesy of Mike Pa
Another Dave Alkas car.
 

MORE TINTY


Courtesy of Tom Ormsby
Joe and Sugarfoot
award Joe Garuti and
George Lombardo.

Courtesy of Tom Ormsby
Joe, with Don Moon
and Joe Spazano.

Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Joe, with Cyr and Alkas.

Courtesy of Tom Ormsby
Joe and the beloved Sugarfoot.

Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Joe, with Ronnie Wyckoff.

 
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