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Old 01-27-2020, 07:44 PM   #271
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:46 PM   #272
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Final round. Congrats to Don K. for that win !

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Old 01-28-2020, 01:00 AM   #273
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Ya'll, I promise that I am finding SOME, not all, of these videos just by accident, while just watching little snippets here & there.

This one is from the 1980 US Nats. Phil Szupka got RU. Hey, it's a big deal to make it to the finals of the US Nats ! Looks like a '70-'73 T/A. Anybody know all the particulars ?

It's just a VERY short clip, starting at aprox the 26:40 point.

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Old 01-28-2020, 06:36 PM   #274
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He bought it from herslow and morlock then phil monteith bought it from him 73sd455 ta. Stock n super stock record holder
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Old 01-28-2020, 09:44 PM   #275
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He bought it from herslow and morlock then phil monteith bought it from him 73sd455 ta. Stock n super stock record holder
Thanks for that info !

For a lot of these cars it's sorta like finding out who your ancestors were. But I like hearing that a car was passed on to, and raced by several guys, rather than reading about one that was taken off the track, and either never heard of again, or discovered many years later in a barn somewhere.

http://classracer.com/classforum/sho...24&postcount=4

http://classracer.com/classforum/sho...91&postcount=8

http://classracer.com/classforum/sho...95&postcount=9

http://classracer.com/classforum/sho...8&postcount=10

I may have posted this before. But, for this post it relates. On page 5 of this H-O Racing Specialties newsletter, it shows a pic of 2 '73 T/A's. Says Phil Szupka won the all SS/KA final, of the Fall Sportsman Championship race at Maple Grove.

http://missiongarage.com/photogaller...t-nov-1977.pdf

For you guys who have a Mar '76 SS&DI mag, would love for one of you to scan or somehow make a good copy of the inside article about the H&M Bird, & post it here.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPER-STOCK...IAAOSwLIZeBaMe
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Old 01-28-2020, 11:34 PM   #276
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On page 4 of that H-O newsletter, it mentions Glen Tinsley & his SS/KA '73 T/A. I know that, for a time, he was hooked up with John Clegg & his Pontiac racers.

http://missiongarage.com/photogaller...t-nov-1977.pdf

So, who has more info about Glen & his racing career.

I may have already posted these pics. But, a quick search did not show 'em. In the 2nd pic, looks like he was hard on the brakes. If you look close, you can see Tinsley & Osteen on the rear. I assume that Osteen was James Osteen. James worked for Gay Pontiac for 30 + years. He is said to have built most all the cars & engines raced under the Gay Pontiac name. I've read that he was also crew chief on the cars. So, I assume he went to most of the races, with the cars. Don't know if he ever drove any of the cars, or not. I think Gay Pontiac may have quit racing, by the time Glen was racing either of these cars.

https://efregoso.github.io/gassermad.../gay/index.htm
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Old 01-29-2020, 12:56 PM   #278
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This was just called to my attention. Phil Szupka was voted into the div 1 Hall of Fame.

https://www.classracer.com/classforu...23&postcount=1

I assume this 1st pic is from Indy, since there appear to be so many fans, in the stands. The 2nd pic shows him in a '72 GTO.
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Old 02-02-2020, 04:29 AM   #279
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Just accidentally ran across this pic of a '67 GTO big tire Super Stocker.

It is indeed the same car raced by Jay Cason, out on the West coast. Perm number 769.

Have never seen another. No, it wasn't quick. But, it ran quick enuff to go rounds, if no heads-up runs were encountered. Mostly, it was just a very rare car to see in the SS ranks.

https://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCS...r1998#indextop
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While looking closer at this pic of the car Phil Szupka raced, I noticed a couple of things.

(1) Writing over the door says the car was a nat record holder for several years running. Anybody know who owned the car, when those records were set, exactly which records were set, and who was driving when the records were set ?

(2) I noticed the Vitar converters decal. Younger guys may have never heard of that brand. Don't think they've been around for a long time. I bought one of those for our '68 Bird Stocker, for the 1975 season. It worked great. It was a 9" unit, with around 3000 stall, IIRC.

That brand was recommended to me by H-O Racing Specialties.
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