White 35 won the 67 open, blue car the 68 open, white car the 69 open as the Wasson 5. Wasson 5 also won 68 tuscarora 50. 1967 35 finished second to Walkup in usac reading race. Guess the blue 35 became the orange and white 35 in 1969. One of the 77's was i think the 68 tilley car. leroy felty also had it as the 7. There was an all white 35 also, Cassella drove it some. Read where Adamson drove the old 88 as the 35 but i think it was the 77 then.
A little more on the White 35. My Dad (George Speck )owned and drove this sprint in 1969 (#25) and 1970 (#6). In this case the white 35 could not have won the 69 open.
This is an excerpt from a e-mail that I received from the man that bought the car from my dad.
Your dad's car was one of the first true sprint cars that Floyd built. It was built for Wilbur Hawthorn. Bobby Adamson was the primary driver, although Wilbur put a couple of other drivers in it from time to time including one of my friends, Ronnie Dunstan.
Wilbur sold the car to Gary Wasson. It was the first of many Trevis cars that Gary would own. I think Wilbur may have quit racing at this time because Bobby drove the car for Gary for a while. In the 1968 Stars and Cars Yearbook, there is a picture of Ronnie Rough driving the car for Gary. The car was mostly driven by Mitch Smith to many wins. A lot of people in the know, think this car won more features than any other Trevis car. I could never pin down the actual number it won, but I think it must have been close to 100 features.
Your Dad's wrench was John Ditzler. John's son-in-law was Bud Grimm. John thought that either your Dad's car or Bud's car were the winingest Trevis cars of all time but even he wasn't sure of the exact numbers. (The great Ray Tilley drove for Bud).
PS. This is the car that Wilbur and Bobby took to California to race a CRA 50 lapper at Ascott. The west coast guys laughed at the car because they thought it was a shit-box. Bobby set fast time, broke the track record and ran away with the feature!
Unfortunately, after Chip had the car for a short time, he sold it to a fellow from Philly who never did anything with it other than let it sit in a junkyard near Quakertown where I believe it eventually got cubed.
The first driver for the Hawthorne Special#35 was Robert Burriss, of Lisbon,Ohio.Wilbur's first dirt super(sprint) was a converted Kurtis Indy roadster,and then he bought,for Bob,a new Trevis sprint. When the car was new, Bob set a new track record in qualifying at Greater Pittsburgh Speedway,otherwise known as Clinton.
was a while ago....