Thanks metalshapes as I said on the H.A.M.B. sight we are appreciative and I will start to post just as soon as I figure out how on this sight. Allstarracing
Yea man, bring on all those pictures of the muscle cars we killed on the dirt and blacktop tracks when they weren't worth anything. I might have to see if i can scan in the few pictures i have from my street stock/hobby stock car days.
I wrote up a big into page, but it blew me out when I tried to post it, maybe another day, I type 2 fingers at a time.
Just came over from the HAMB! I needed a place to satisfy my love of stock cars AFTER 1965 and I guess this is the place! Like the pics I've seen so far, and I'm looking forward to more.
Tri-County 2010...this is an old Harry Gant short track car that has been restored by Larry Brown. J. Hildebran was driving when the motor let go. Luckily, the car was not damaged. (Drew Hierwarter photo)
These pics are of Spider Kimel, a two time Bowman Gray champ and winner of about 50 races at the stadium. 1st pic is a blunderbust win in 1976, 2nd is a street stock win in '79, the 3rd is a sporstman win in '82, the 4th is his new Will Hobgood built T-bird for the '84 season, and the last is Spider collecting his championship trohy in '84 with Aubrey Fishel to his right and Jimmy Johnson to his left.
Here are a few for Indybigjohn: These are from one of the ASA shows at Atlanta International. I'll post a few more along.
For you dirt fans here are a few from the N. GA area. These are from an NDRA race at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA.
Might as well add a few NASCAR:
Originally Posted by Falconred
They still look like the cars they are based on.
Are these still steel bodied cars with production frames and floors?
Or were they already Glass bodies with fabricated floors and frames?
( I think they are running glass bodies today, but I could be wrong about that...
But I have read that the acctual body shapes of the different brands are about identical now, with just different decals for headlights etc...)
When was the switch?
And was it a gradual switch or did it happen suddenly with a rulechange?
Those NASCAR bodies were and are steel although they were "Smoothed" a lot back then with dent straightener (bondo) they were still the car manufacturer's parts. The frames were fabricated and so were the floor pans. The whole body is fabed now and all are almost the same. They started adding frames to uni-body cars back in the mid to late sixties, these frames were based on the '65 Ford frame and later used trailing arms like Chevy pickups used. Hutcherson and Pagan (I think) started the use of front steer chassis, might have been Mike McLaughlin, the old Banjo Mathews chassis were rear steer. This is true of the Ford and Chevy, I'm not sure how the Mopar boys did it. Before '65 or so they used stock type chassis along with suspension, if it came with coils on the front and leafs on the rear then that was the way they were run and etc. '65 and up they started using coils all around if my memory is correct. There is a lot of discussion on this back on the Holman-Moody thread on the HAMB.