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Old 12-10-2012, 05:04 AM
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Darn...I was thinking Honda "Civic". Oh well.
LOL That works. We would have had to give it to you had you been first.

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:26 AM
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I thought smokey started with Hudson for some reason, Before Pontiac ?


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Yes you are correct Jester, Something like 50 wins across the early dirt tracks of the South. Remember the movie CARS?

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Bonus question: What was the name of the town where the movie CARS took place?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:18 AM
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I remembered Pontiac because Smokey told me himself! LOL, No kidding, that guy was such a cool dude. About twenty five years ago I called on an ad in Hemmings motor news on a Buick race engine. Smokey himself answers the phone and I had about a 30 minute (maybe an hour) conversation with the man. He told me about the Pontiac Tempest 4 cyl he had, that is the only reason I knew he ran Pontiacs. I didn't know if they were the first of course, it was the only thing I ever remembered about him other than Chevys and I got it from that phone call.

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Bonus question: What was the name of the town where the movie CARS took place?
Radiator Springs, but the Jester already has the floor.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:30 AM
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Not a question but do you need a new source for your next build? Here's a couple of places!
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Yes you are correct Jester, Something like 50 wins across the early dirt tracks of the South. Remember the movie CARS?
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I know a guy that has 3 hornets and he knew Smokey and has pictures on his wall of the 2 of them working together at the tracks! I thought when someone posted Pontiac and won , maybe no one on the internet or in books knew! Shows you everything isn't recorded!! How did you find out?


> What Caddy model had 2 explores names?"

I worked on a prototype in the mid 70s! that never went into production from the 30s! It was found in England and shipped over by boat! "Antique Motor Car" was doing the restoration I was working there in the 70s. We went home one night and the whole place burned to the ground! That car the only one of its kind is lost forever!! Along with about 50 other rare Cars ) There's a pic of the up stairs of the shop in my journal! I think a small corner of the cars hood open and side panel is in one pic.


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Cadalliac was an explorer who founded Detroit along another was La Salle interesting note is.leland was part of the group who later had a car named after him
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Cadalliac was an explorer who founded Detroit along another was La Salle interesting note is.leland was part of the group who later had a car named after him
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I know a guy that has 3 hornets and he knew Smokey and has pictures on his wall of the 2 of them working together at the tracks! I thought when someone posted Pontiac and won , maybe no one on the internet or in books knew! Shows you everything isn't recorded!! How did you find out?
I have a book about NASCAR Legends and he is one of the chapters, it was published before he died.
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I have a book about NASCAR Legends and he is one of the chapters, it was published before he died.
I have an old book that talks about Henry Ford having the Detroit cops open fire on his employees when they wanted to Bargain for better pay ( before unions LOL) That's what you call a rough Boss and a Corrupt police force!

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I know a guy that has 3 hornets and he knew Smokey and has pictures on his wall of the 2 of them working together at the tracks! I thought when someone posted Pontiac and won , maybe no one on the internet or in books knew! Shows you everything isn't recorded!! How did you find out?


> What Caddy model had 2 explores names?"

I worked on a prototype in the mid 70s! that never went into production from the 30s! It was found in England and shipped over by boat! "Antique Motor Car" was doing the restoration I was working there in the 70s. We went home one night and the whole place burned to the ground! That car the only one of its kind is lost forever!! Along with about 50 other rare Cars ) There's a pic of the up stairs of the shop in my journal! I think a small corner of the cars hood open and side panel is in one pic.


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Cool stories Jester!

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When Don Alexander was promoting "Think to Win" he had Smokey Yunick and Joe Leonard as guests. When asked questions they would just go on and talk about their experiences, It was really neat.
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My Dad has a Chilton Automobile Directory from 1923 that lists the name and address of just about every automotive part/supply/tool manufacturer of the time.







I've spent many hours paging through it.....
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