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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by 35-77 ADAMSON » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:02 pm

My Dads memory as of today,( Approaching 80) His first race in central pa. was at the grove in late 1966 in Hawthorne's 35, Jack gunn called said he was going to open track to outsiders bring all your friends. He drove for Hawthorne from 1966 to 1969. Hamilton's 77 late 1969 untill begining 1973. Few in 1973 in the yankee & rebel 98.
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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by ezstreet » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:49 pm

Brett,
What happened after the Winternationals in 1973? I believe he started the year with Hamilton.

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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by Warthog » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:27 am

oldtimeracer wrote:
Popboon wrote:Plez, fellas, it's Bobbie, not Bobby.

That is the newspaper editor coming out.

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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by grocery1 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:39 am

Remember seeing Bobbie at Susquehanna late in the season in 66, had the wing on then, thought at the time he was just one of the average guys from western pa, boy was i wrong.

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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by Popboon » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:04 pm

Thank you, Warthog. Amen to that comment. So true.

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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by 35-77 ADAMSON » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:27 pm

Hawthorne's 35 (click to enlarge)
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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by 35-77 ADAMSON » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:34 pm

I think port in 68 , I will ask him on this one
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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by 35-77 ADAMSON » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:41 pm

The last car he drove for wilber
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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by 35-77 ADAMSON » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:51 pm

Grove in 67
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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by Al Consoli » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:03 pm

[quote="35-77 ADAMSON"]I think port in 68 , I will ask him on this one[/quote

That is Labor Day '68 at Port Royal. The previous day, I think, he ran topless in that car with URC at Flemmington. I have photos of that somewhere.

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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by 190 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:38 pm

35-77 ADAMSON wrote:My Dads memory as of today,( Approaching 80) His first race in central pa. was at the grove in late 1966 in Hawthorne's 35, Jack gunn called said he was going to open track to outsiders bring all your friends. He drove for Hawthorne from 1966 to 1969. Hamilton's 77 late 1969 untill begining 1973. Few in 1973 in the yankee & rebel 98.
Bobbie was such a great driver and one of my favorites as a kid. I can remember my dad taking us into the pits to see the cars up close and meet the drivers. Bobbie always took time to say hello. 40 some years later it is still a fond memory. It only takes a few moments to leave a life long impression. Tell your dad, THANKS.

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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by trecraft » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:52 pm

190 wrote:
35-77 ADAMSON wrote:My Dads memory as of today,( Approaching 80) His first race in central pa. was at the grove in late 1966 in Hawthorne's 35, Jack gunn called said he was going to open track to outsiders bring all your friends. He drove for Hawthorne from 1966 to 1969. Hamilton's 77 late 1969 untill begining 1973. Few in 1973 in the yankee & rebel 98.
Bobbie was such a great driver and one of my favorites as a kid. I can remember my dad taking us into the pits to see the cars up close and meet the drivers. Bobbie always took time to say hello. 40 some years later it is still a fond memory. It only takes a few moments to leave a life long impression. Tell your dad, THANKS.
Maybe someone can help me with this memory. It was at Jennerstown for one of the Laurel Highlands 101 races. With about seven laps to go, there was a caution. Bobbie was running in seventh at the time. On the restart it seemed he passed a car each lap and went on to win. He was driving for Al Hamilton at the time. Tell me how much of this memory is accurate. Thanks. :dontknow:

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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by 35-77 ADAMSON » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:15 am

I was in the grandstands scoring for him in 72. I have the trophys & checkerd flags from 68 & 72. Well dad what do you remember ?? (I do) If you don't want to post send me the story i will post it for you.

The year i scored for him (72) there was also 77x ( John Grumm driver )

I have hundreds of photo's 35 & 77, The topic (Hawthorne's 35) So i didn't post any of 77's here.

I will try to scan & post. Maybe one of you computer experts can send me an email
or p.m. on the best way to do it. Thanks

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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by supertc88 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:07 pm

NICE pictures! :thumbleft:
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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by 35-77 ADAMSON » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:23 pm

Thank You Al Consoli for taking such great photo's 40 plus years ago.

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