Photo's from the sixties

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Re: Photo's from the sixties

Post by Mr. Port » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:40 am

Ok, I did some research and found Rick Russell first start at Port was July 10 th, 1971 in car #45. He started last in the first heat. I think he drove for his Dad.

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Re: Photo's from the sixties

Post by bubbano1 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:11 am

mr. port i also have a photo dated 8-23-68 it show rick russel standing beside the car

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Post by Mr. Port » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:18 am

Could be, I remember he was pretty young when he started racing.

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Re: Photo's from the sixties

Post by bubbano1 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:25 am

is that a chevy motor in the 66 car that grum driving

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Re: Photo's from the sixties

Post by RT88 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:19 pm

Red Arndt and Boots Podjed had seat time in the 45 during the late 1960s

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Re: Photo's from the sixties

Post by 1080 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:48 pm

bubbano1 wrote:is that a chevy motor in the 66 car that grum driving
I saw that too.....odd in that time for Fletcher not to have a Ford...
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Re: Photo's from the sixties

Post by RacerRose » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:16 pm

1080 wrote:
bubbano1 wrote:is that a chevy motor in the 66 car that grum driving
I saw that too.....odd in that time for Fletcher not to have a Ford...
Indeed a Chevy in this pic. It may have been late 1967 or 1968. I think Harry got their 1st sprint car in 1969 and had Chevy power according to what my Dad had told me.
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Re: Photo's from the sixties

Post by 60s Fan » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:06 pm

This Fletcher 66 was new in 1967 and was Ford powered. It may have run the first year Ford powered. I remember the first night it came to Port Royal with the small block Chevrolet engine; it was some time during the year either 67 or 68. I think this car ran at least part of the 1969 season. Correct me if I’m wrong.

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Re: Photo's from the sixties

Post by old racer » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:24 pm

Great photos. Thanks for posting them :clap: :yessss:

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Re: Photo's from the sixties

Post by 60s Fan » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:23 pm

This is a 1/18th scale model I built of the Fletcher 66.

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Re: Photo's from the sixties

Post by Mr. Port » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:36 pm

Nice job 60s fan, looks like the real thing.

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Post by old racer » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:45 pm

unreal model,60s fan A++++++++

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Re: Photo's from the sixties

Post by supertc88 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:20 pm

Mr. Port wrote:Nice job 60s fan, looks like the real thing.
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Post by GOSHOW » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:09 am

Great stuff 60's fan.. :thumbright:

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Re: Photo's from the sixties

Post by Brent Leach » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:04 am

Mr. Port wrote:Ok, I did some research and found Rick Russell first start at Port was July 10 th, 1971 in car #45. He started last in the first heat. I think he drove for his Dad.
bubbano1 wrote:mr. port i also have a photo dated 8-23-68 it show rick russel standing beside the car
Mr. Port wrote:Could be, I remember he was pretty young when he started racing.
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