VINTAGE STOCK CAR LINEUPS
Starting Heats and Features in the Good 'Ol Days


 


FAIRMONT SPEEDWAY

Courtesy of Saratoga Auto Museum


Ladabouche Photo
A 1961 high handicap
heat lineup.
7, Joe Spellburg; 33 1/3
Red Smith; 33, Art Cody

 

Ladabouche Photo
The same 1961 high
handicap heat
lineup.

7, Joe Spellburg;
33 1/3 Red Smith; 33,
Art Cody; 6 Ed Baker

 


Ladabouche Photo
The same 1961 high
handicap heat
lineup.

33 1/3 Red Smith; 33, Art
Cody; 13, Buddy Bardwell
 
From Dan Ody's 8MM
Old Speedways DVD

A 1962 feature re-lining up.
5&10 is Bob LaBarge, Red
Smith and Jack McClure
[red car] are ahead.
 
From Dan Ody's 8MM
Old Speedways DVD

A 1962 feature re-lining up.
13 is Buddy Bardwell and
the other car is Joe Spellburg.


From Dan Ody's 8MM

Old Speedways DVD
1962 field re-lineup
Some cars include 7A Bill Threw, 33 1/3 Red Smith [ahead - left], and Gene
Tetrault - 6.

 
From Dan Ody's 8MM
Old Speedways DVD
1962 field re-lineup [from left]
Jack McClure, Dick Germaine,
Buddy Bardwell.
 
|From Dan Ody's 8MM
Old Speedways DVD
A 1962 lineup comes out
onto the track. 61, John Ballantine,
P_61 Bob Loomis, and Bob
Boyd is in the white car behind.
 
From Dan Ody's 8MM
Old Speedways DVD
Same lineup about one second
later. You can see Vern Hall's
white Mercury coupe in
the background.
 
From Dan Ody's 8MM
Old Speedways DVD
The 1962inaugural feature
lineup for CJ at Fairmont.

Courtesy of Neal Davis
Although the label says  1962, this has to be around 1964, based on George Rogers' car. Some cars include 9, George Pritchard; 27 Lou Searing, 77, Stan Wetmore, UP2, George Rogers; 311, Sonny Rabideau; C33, Lefty Casey; 4, Rudy Charbonneau. 

Courtesy of Ed Fabian
1965 feature lineup in Turns 1 and 2
Some cars include M3, Bob Leach; 8NH
 Ted Brown; 31, Art Johnson; 54, Charlie LaDuc; 3, Vince Quenneville; J2, Charlie McMahan; 467, Carl Moore;
and 24 Roger Gauthier. The 60 is the old Dumas/Bosworth Beany and Cecil  #0 - anyone know who ?
 

Ladabouche Photo
1965 pit lineup
Some cars include 71 Harry Duffany,
 Jr.; 3, Vince Quenneville;, 31, Art Johnson
 - with Curt Dragon's car.
 
Courtesy of The Davis Family
1966 field lineup ready to start:
M3, Bob Leach;  8NH Art Cody; 311, Sonny Rabideau; 88, Ted Brown;
3, Vince Quenneville.
 
From Ed Fabian
A special All Star field lineup :
Cagle, Schneider, and
Reutimann.

FONDA SPEEDWAY


 


Fonda History Photo
A late 1950's
heat lineup.
K-9 is Ken DeLong

 

Fonda History Photo
The famous 1959
promo photo

9, Walt Roberts;
104,Herb Roots; 61,
Steve Danish; 36 Spence
Parkhurst

 


Danish Family Photo
A 1961  heat
lineup.

62, Jeep Herbert; 711, Paul Marshall, 61, Steve Danish, RU21, Link Petit - rest unknown
 
       

 Photo Source Unknown
A poor shot of a 1962
heat lineup right
after the green flew

Danish Family Photo
A 1962 feature getting organized.
33, Bill Wimble; 61, Steve
Danish; the rest
unrecognizable

 

Danish Family Photo
A 1961 feature off
and running
32, Jim Luke; 61, Steve
Danish; 37, Pete Corey
 

Photo Source Unknown
An early '60's feature
restart
33, Bill Wimble; 4, Lou Lazarro
     
       
       

VICTORIA SPEEDWAY


 


Herbert FamilyPhoto
A 1962 heat
40, Harold [Bugs Bunny] Betts; 74 Wayne Coon; the 13 is Johnny Jones; the Welch 77 and the Villano 37 are visible further back
in the field.

 

Herbert Family Photo
Another 1962 heat
49, Doc Blanchard;
3,Oscar Porath; 2nd row
inside is probably Jeep
Herbert in Trinkhaus' car;
111, Ken Shoemaker.

Herbert Family Photo
A 1962  heat
lineup.

333, Jollie Ollie or Ron
Quackenbush; 71, Lee
Millington or Don
Wayman; rest unknown.
 

WEST BRATTLEBORO

 


Courtesy of C. Cormie
A mid 1950's lineup
at West Brattleboro


Courtesy of Lew Boyd
Another mid 1950's
lineup at West Brattleboro


Courtesy of Lew Boyd
Another mid 1950's
lineup at West Brattleboro
 
Courtesy of  Cho Lee
Crews waiting around
 for a lineup to form.
 
Courtesy of Joe Crowley
A 1954 lineup of
flathead cars
in the pits
at Brattleboro Speedway.

THUNDER ROAD

 


Courtesy of Cho Lee
A 1960 lineup of
flathead coupes

Courtesy of Cho Lee
A 1965 lineup of
flathead coupes
and V-8 sportsman
cars

 

Courtesy of Cho Lee
A 1965 mixed lineup

Courtesy of Cho Lee
A 1965 lineup of
coupes starts
 

Courtesy of Cho Lee
A 1960 lineup of
flathead cars [and
one curious Hudson
Hornet]
 
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
A 1972 lineup of
LMS cars

Courtesy of Cho Lee
A 1972 lineup of
LMS cars

Courtesy of Cho Lee
A 1960 lineup of
flathead cars. 3J,
Paul Martell chats with
the driver of car 48.
  
 

 

BEECH RIDGE SPEEDWAY


MVRCA Site
A 1951 lineup of
early cars

CMVRCA Site
A 1951 lineup of
early cars

MVRCA Site
Forming a lineup in the pits.

Courtesy of Rogers Family
A 1960's lineup of
B coupes from Beech Ridge
or elsewhere in Maine. The
31 is Carl Rogers.
 
 
MVRCA Site
This lineup didn't get too far.

OTHER VENUES


HAMB Website
A 1960 lineup of
sportsman coupes,
including the 1 of
Irv Taylor and the 3 of Charland.
It is probably Langhorne.
 

Courtesy of Rick Parry
I believe this to be a lineup of
flathead cars
from Canton, NY's
St. Lawrence Valley Speedway.

 

$Bill Photo Benny Nero Site
A  lineup for the
Old Bridge Speedway,
in New Jersey.

 Maynard Johnson Photo
Otto Graham Site

A  lineup for the
big Syracuse race in
the Fall.
 
 Maynard Johnson Photo
Otto Graham Site

A  lineup for a later
big Syracuse race in
the Fall. Ken Shoemaker
and Bob Malzahn are
visible.
         

PICO RACEWAY 




Courtesy of Jerry King
A 1952 lineup of stock cars,
mostly local.
 

Courtesy of Jerry King
Starter Chet Hames watches
a field form up in front of what seems to be a sparse crowd.

 

Courtesy of Jerry King
Another 1952  lineup. 43 Art Morgan:
 13, Johnny DeGraff; 6 7/8 George Connors;6 Jack Barney; and
 last is Jerry King.
 
Courtesy of Jerry King
A 1951  lineup.
01 is unknown;
80 is Pappy Forsyth. 47 is in practically
every Pico shot I have, but
I have no idea who  he is.
 
Courtesy of Mark LeFrancois
A 1952 lineup.
White car on the pole is Al Romano;13 John DeGraff;
P38 is Nelson Moore; and is likely Stub Piper.


 
 
Courtesy of Bud Brooks
A 1952  lineup by the judges' stand.
I don't recognize these cars.
 
Courtesy of Bud Brooks
A 1952  lineup by the judges' stand.
303, Al Romano; 36, Spence Parkhurst.
 
Courtesy of Bud Brooks
A 1952  lineup with Walt Roberts
in the front car.
 

BURDEN LAKE SPEEDWAY AND OTHER NEARBY TRACKS

 
LIFE Magazine Photo
Crowds scatter as a wheel off a stock car flies by at Burden Lake.


Courtesy of Dan Ody

A 1950's lineup of
coupes at Burden Lake
Speedway. Note the well - oiled
surface. Try that today !
 

Courtesy of Dan Ody
A big 1950's lineup of
coupes at Burden Lake
Speedway. I can only
recognize Johnny
Flach's 77.


 
 
Courtesy of Dan Ody
A 1950's lineup of
roadsters at Burden Lake
Speedway.
Somewhere there
are Del Moak [Deep Six], Howie
Westervelt [8], and Buzz
Hackel.
 
Courtesy of Phil Miller

A 1950's lineup at Rt 66
Speedway in Averill Pk, NY.
I can pick out: Geo. Gowie [1],
Johnny Flach [77], Fred Searing
[73], Merwin Hommel [43], Lou
Hacker [00], and Johnny
Kettel [102].
 
Courtesy of Phil Miller
A 1950's heat lineup at Rt 66
Speedway in Averill Pk, NY.
I can pick out
Doug Benjamin's
spotted #50.
 
Courtesy of Ken Gypson
A 1956 lineup at the Pine Bowl
Speedway in Snyder's Corners, NY.
This is the Jerry Bollinger Mem.
Race apparently.
 
Link Pettit Collection
A 1950's lineup at The Pine Bowl.
 
Courtesy of Ken Gypson
A feature lineup at the Pine Bowl.
 
An Eastern Hot Rod Mag Photo
Courtesy of Joe Grossetti

A feature lineup at the Pine Bowl
with a classy pace car.
 

AIRBORNE SPEEDWAY


Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Mike Watts

A 1950's lineup of
flathead coupes.
The crewmen are
still conferring final
strategies.
 

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Mike Watts
A late 1950's lineup of
sportsman cars,
includes 2 Rowe cars,
Jackie Peterson, and
the Palmetier 6and7/8


 

1970's modified lineup with the
Rose 93 car, Bob Brunell,
and others.

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Mike Watts

A late 1950's lineup of
sportsman cars takes
the green.

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Mike Watts

A lineup of hobby
cars from the early
1960's.

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Mike Watts

A 1950's lineup of
flathead s wait in the
infield. Among those on
the roofs is Bill Wimble.

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Mike Watts

A 1950's lineup of
flatheads, including the
D9 of Jim Patten, the
8 0f Frank Hart, and the
31 of Gordy Owen.
 

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Mike Watts

A 1960's lineup of
late model hobby cars,
including the 33 of
frontrunner Joe Bruno.

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Mike Watts

A 1970's lineup of
modifieds includes
both coupe and
late model bodies.
The 71 is future LMS
star, Bobby Dragon.
 
Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Mike Watts

A 1950's infield lineup of
hobby cars includes
Henry Jarvis [77],
Geo. Bridges [G1], and
Rod Ritchie [32].

Hart Family Photo
Courtesy of Arnie Hill

A 1950's lineup of
stockers at Airborne.
Frank Hart and Ernie
Barcomb are in middle
row.

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock

A 1960 lineup of sportsman
cars includes: Sherwood Holliday [GM6], Dick Goodelle [T-800],
Charlie Trombley [99], Bill
Wimble [26], Jeep Herbert
[11], Buck Holliday [C-38], and
Don Smith.

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock

A 1959 lineup of
cars for the annual "World Championship Ice
Race". That is Dick
Nephew on pole [6
].

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Mike Watts

The 1960 lineup of
an ice race with Bob
Bruno labeled.

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock

A 1970's lineup of
modifieds includes
Jim LeClaire [70]
and Andy Romano [97].

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock

A full lineup of
support division
hobby cars
with a
what looks like a Buick
right off the road.

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock

A 1970's lineup of
modifieds includes:
Guy Chartrand, Andy
Romano, Ed Pienazek,
Wes Moody, Bob Dragon, Joe
Thomas and more.

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock

A 1970's lineup of
modifieds includes:
Harold Ormsby [10],
Dick Nephew [6],
Don MacTavish [24],
and Ken Platt [99].

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock

A lineup in front of the
grandstands around
1959 or 60.
 
Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock

A 1962 lineup of
sportsman cars takes
off with Bud Besor [50],
Mack Miller [M1], and
Charlie Trombley [5 7/8].
   
Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Mike Watts, Sr.

A 1970's lineup of
mods with Phil Spiak [X],
Fowler [11],and Dick Nephew
[6].
 
Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Mike Watts, Sr.

Lining up sportsman cars
in the pits around 1960.
 
Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Mike Watts

A mid 1950's lineup of
sportsman cars: Wimble,
[pole], Jackie Peterson
[V1], C. Trombley [99],
and Ernie Reid [88].
 

 

COLCHESTER, VT TRACKS


Hart Family Photo
Courtesy of Arnie Hill

A 1950's lineup of
stockers at Colchester
Raceway: right - Ernie Barcomb,
UNK, Bob Bushey, Frank
Hart, and Len Barcomb.

 

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Arnie Hill

A 1950's lineup of
stockers at Colchester -
Bayview Speedway.


 
 
Owen Family Photo
Courtesy of Cliff Owen

A 1950's lineup of
stockers at Colchester
Raceway
.
 
Courtesy of Jack Anderson

Another 1950's lineup of
stockers at Colchester
Raceway.
 
Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Mike Watts, Sr.

A 1959 lineup of
stockers at Colchester
- Bayview Speedway.
 
Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Mike Watts, Sr.

A 1959 lineup of
stockers at Colchester
- Bayview Speedway gets
the green.
       

STATELINE SPEEDWAY [No. Bennington, VT - not Busti, NY]

 
Herbert Family Photo via Otto Graham


Courtesy of Vogel Family
A 1950's lineup of
early cars includes a Gerow,
Jeep Herbert, Geo. Baumgardner,
Steve Danish, a Trinkhaus car,
and the Clark Bros. 45.

Courtesy of John Danish
The familiar 1953 3 abreast
 lineup for a memorial race.

From Dan Ody's 8 MM
Old Speedways DVD

Likely the same race as
at left.

From Dan Ody's 8MM
Old Speedways DVD
A cluster of cars on the starting grid
for one of the big memorial races.
 
 
From Dan Ody's 8MM
Old Speedways DVD
A cluster of cars on the starting grid
for the other of the big memorial races. One was for George Welch; the other
for Don Henderberg.

Courtesy of Joe McCarty
A 1954 lineup of early cars
in front of the older, covered
grandstands.

JM Johnson Photo
via Otto Graham

A lineup of
sportsman cars
for the Don Henderberg
Memorial race. I see the Trinkhuas
62, the Vine 75, Caputo's 111,
and the Kittler/Wolfe 37.

JM Johnson Photo
via Otto Graham

A lineup of
sportsman cars
for the Henderberg race. Don
Rounds is on the pole.

From Dan Ody's 8 MM
Old Speedways DVD

More of the starting grid
from the race above.
 
 
From Dan Ody's 8 MM
Old Speedways DVD

A different race lining up.


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