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Sam Traylor Offy Sprints

Post by DavidM » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:29 pm

Two examples of art in Motor Sports.

The 55 of Van Johnson

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Post by DavidM » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:31 pm

The # 9 of Johnny Thomson

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Post by supertc88 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:34 pm

NICE pictures! :thumbright:
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Post by RT88 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:25 pm

Great photos the cars are gems.

Here is Johnny Thomson, Bill Holland, Sam Traylor and Charlie Musselman with the 9 in 1954 at Williams Grove
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Post by supertc88 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:33 am

NICE picture! :thumbright:
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Post by DavidM » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:57 pm

Thanks RT88! I've been reading up on Sam and his racing endeavors. The best part for me on shooting a vintage event, I always learn something new and come away with a greater appreciation of the history of racing.
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Post by Buildy » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:09 am

:thumbleft: :cheers2: :clap:

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Post by Jim Nise » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:10 am

I don't see Bill Holland in that picture, but Al Keller has the hat on. Mussleman isn't in it either.

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Post by RT88 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:31 pm

Yeah, the guy I received the photo from has it marked on the back with the names. I went off of what he had written down. Cannot miss Sam Traylor. When I was a kid we lived outside Allentown for a while, in fact real close to Eddie Sachs. My early years were full of stories about Sam and Jake Vargo. My dad and Jake became good friends and he used to fill me in on Jake's happenings.

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Post by BLT 777 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:33 pm

Good to see the 55 wasn't roughed up too bad after it went through a fence post there the night before (note the scratches on the windscreen). Paxton later told the owner of the car the he just happened to hit the only gold plated fence post on the Latimore Fair Grounds
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Re: Sam Traylor Offy Sprints

Post by GOSHOW » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:31 am

The Traylor cars are beautiful with a great history. If you missed the round table discussion with Sam's wife a few years ago you missed a good one. Sam owned one of the original AC Cobra's and last I knew they still had it. She said Sam loved to drive that car. :cheers2:

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Post by CTtoPA » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:59 pm

The cars will be on display at the Wheels of Speed museum in Allentown for the next year.
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Post by zepplinrox » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:19 pm

Nice set!

But there is something about that second shot that really makes it stand out....excellent shot!
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Re: Sam Traylor Offy Sprints

Post by DavidM » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:23 am

zepplinrox wrote:Nice set!

But there is something about that second shot that really makes it stand out....excellent shot!
Thanks Brian!
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