The Sprints and Midgets raced in Kansas during the late 50’s.The Indy picts were promo items from Bardahl and Firestone.
Great Pix!!! Ed
Thanks Ed. I have more that were scanned in sets of three or four. I need to scan them individually.Love the old cars and drivers.
Great vintage pics Tommy!
GREAT IMAGES OF RACING HISTORY.
Thanks Don! I hope you enjoy them.
Wow, what a great gallery. Thanks for taking the time to share. Great photos.
Hello Jay!So happy you enjoyed them. Gotta love the oldies.40’s and 50’s…Remember the little box cameras and the wide roll of black/white negatives? ...... not too bad for old picts.
Very cool, I love the old sprints and midgets. Any of those got you in them? Mike
Thanks Mike;I am in the picture you see at my garage. At the front wheel of the Indy style roadster. I was 5 or 6 at the time and old at 60 now.
The roadster was built by Kurtis for indy car owner Jack Hinkel.Car built in the late 40’s and pict taken about 1955.
My dad was in a couple sprint car picts.
Thanks for stopping by the garage and thanks for displaying the old days.Frank
Love the vintage sprints and Indys. Thanks for rounding up the shots.
Neat family history there! Horsepower in the blood eh?
Yes, love the cars and history. One of the drivers we knew is 83 now and still in great health. One of the top pictures #39 Jerry Shumaker in the Black Panther. He is a fantastic guy!
Nice collection. Thanks for sharing. Awesome history!
The good ole days,man! what i wouldn’t give to go back in time! Hate this 2000 shit! (still working on time machine)
Way to go Tommy..these shot’s made it as a ‘featured vehicle’ on the home page…Great pic’s!!
Thanks Bill! Those were the post war builders. They learned as they went and often used whatever parts that were available at the time.
I wish you could have enjoyed the sites, sounds and smell of the old sprints and midgets. What an era! Like so much of the music we have enjoyed through those years. It was a once in a lifetime event.
love the old sprints n’ midgets! great set of pics, especially your avatar. If youre ever interested in a painting of one of your old photos im your gal ;)
Great photo’s of back in the day. Thanks
There is a lot to be said about the good old days.Thank you for sharing.
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