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Hawthorne 35's

Post by old racer » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:07 pm

The white car I shot at the Port, The blue car I shot at S-grove. Bobby Adamson was my favorite driver. I don't remember the year I shot these.
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Post by supertc88 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:03 pm

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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by ezstreet » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:20 pm

Bobbie Adamson was my favorte too. The top photo is 1967. The blue car was '68.

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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by old racer » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:16 pm

ezstreet wrote:Bobbie Adamson was my favorte too. The top photo is 1967. The blue car was '68.
Was it the same car(White) or was the blue car a new car?

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Post by 1080 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:39 pm

2 different cars.....the older one became the 5 car I believe.

Didn't Bobby win the 100 lapper at the Grove in 1967 in that blue car. Seems to me they brought that out at the end of 1967....not positive.
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Post by old racer » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:50 pm

1080 wrote:2 different cars.....the older one became the 5 car I believe.

Didn't Bobby win the 100 lapper at the Grove in 1967 in that blue car. Seems to me they brought that out at the end of 1967....not positive.

I think you are right about the blue car winning the open,also about the old car,sold to was it Garys auto mart(Gary wasson). I think Gene Varner won a nat. open in the car. I was very young at the time,Now I'm very old :doh:

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Post by 35-77 ADAMSON » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:32 am

The blue car was a new one, Both cars won the open. Do you still have these pictures?
I have been looking to find any of the 35's or 77's to restore. Dad drove them in late 60's
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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by old racer » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:43 pm

35-77 ADAMSON wrote:The blue car was a new one, Both cars won the open. Do you still have these pictures?
I have been looking to find any of the 35's or 77's to restore. Dad drove them in late 60's
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Yes, I still have the photos. pm sent

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Post by 60s Fan » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:24 pm

Another picture of the 35 at Port Royal.

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Post by supertc88 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:55 pm

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Post by ezstreet » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:18 pm

Nice shot!

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Post by jmarsicano » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:38 pm

I have a picture of your dad driving my car (an old 98 Y&R car) from 73 I believe. Not sure what his complete tenure was, but he wheeled it for part of that year and the national open.

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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by grocery1 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:39 pm

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.

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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by trecraft » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:18 am

grocery1 wrote: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.
Wow. Now that is some history. I have a picture of Ted Wise with the orange and white 35 that has always been a favorite. :D

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Re: Hawthorne 35's

Post by jaskfs » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:54 am

grocery1 wrote: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).
Chip Bachman

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 ****-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.

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