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#51 John Gorski

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 04:24 AM

Here is a great article by Bob Emott on Nutley getting started
this shows the old 165 Engleman Flat Corners with the short straight in the donut Tony P. & the locals
new the secret of going fast in that donut....I only got to race once on that track
thats where i started racing with the Pro Boyz 1968 competition was intense.
It was the first time i saw the racers put Glue on all the corners for a race
I thought that was crazy cool & it worked!.
Nutley was noted for having the best group of young kid drivers I ever saw
I think the great family atmosphere made by the Tango family was the trick. ;)

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 08:03 AM

Great memories... Loved that engleman. Great home track advantage for us Geeks. When I first went there they ran the track the wrong direction until PVA & Emott showed up and told Mike to change it.

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#53 Larry Mattingly

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 08:25 AM

A 165' King... R-Geo had an Ogilvie that size.

Love the 90... less track calls under the bridge?

Square donut... local advantage... :unsure:

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 08:36 AM

Great memories...I had forgotten about that track (I had assumed it was always a King) until Tony mentioned when the roof leaked and ruined the Engleman.
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 08:38 AM

Leaked right over the lead-on and the water ran down the slots on the main straight. By the time Mike got in 2 days later it was all warped...

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 08:48 AM

I remember when we got the King track. It was pretty crappy. We ran it just for a short time in stock condition. Than one Saturday night Bob Emott and Phil Rubin said it sucked and we should redo it. Off came the braid and Bob decided epoxy would make the perfect surface. Now the issue was would the epoxy stick to the wood with years of glue on it. We spent a week washing the surface with chemicals and ever day the glue would again rise to the surface. It was a site to see all the pros there helping out with Phil Rubin sitting in the race directors booth giving orders.

After a week with zero progress, Bob and Mike decided to go for it and epoxied it anyway. The rest is King track history. John Gorski was the first to run a lap in anger and was like .30 or more faster immediately..

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 08:50 AM

Tony became "Tony P" because Mike Sr. couldn't fit his whole name on the lap counter.

The local racing there was as good as it gets. Gorski is right when he said this raceway had some of the best young racers in the country. I forgot about Sammy until I saw the article again. He always had a really cool black leather jacket.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 09:06 AM

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Here is a pic of one of he nicest guys I ever met in my life who is in the picture in this post next to me. This one was taken in 2008 when he came to one of our races at Zeps.

Here is what Tony P wrote at that time..

"Barry was one of the Nutley regulars and probably spent more hours at the track helping kids and other racers than he ever spent working on his own equipment. Barry used to always be the one you could count on for a ride home or to a race. Barry saved me many a late night bus ride home when I was a kid."

I have spoken to him since and at 84 he is as spry as ever. He doesn't live far from SpeedZone so I am trying to get him to come to one of our races again.

And Tony..yes...he still has that 68 Mustang that he drove in the great races to the Lido Diner.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 11:47 AM

In reading the recent history of the Teenager Revolution, I came upon this:

Brady continued until 1971 when Tony P took the Nutley Raceway over from Mike Tango. That was in February, one week after the 2nd Hinsdale Manufacturer's Race (where still 164 racers entered, despite the fact that most pros had already retired).

You took over Nutley Tony?

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 11:51 AM

HUH????? We got together and bought the king track. Stored it in Anthony Paterno's garage with the body of Jimmy Hoffa and Big ****...

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:33 PM

LOL his Pop was A capo for the Gambinos. He was Carlo Gambinos personal emmisary with his business in Jersey.. Joe died in 1988 of cancer after he and his wife accepted a plea in Florida. He plotted to wack his cousin and her son so he wouldnt have to pay back a 1 million dollar loan. Ahhhh the old days.
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:44 PM

I liked the knit shirt Noose.....You be stylin!!


It was the "High Rolls" later on after that. And man..when those paisley shirts came in Ed Sohl used to wear some outrageous stuff to the races. That's back when Mike Katz had his "fro" goin on. :D

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:46 PM

Remember the short period when one of the magazines complained about they way the pro looked and Jerry & PVA showed up in suits... If they could only see wing racers now. LOL.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 04:59 PM

Here's the flyer for the last "Nutley Nationals".

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 05:21 PM

very cool! may print a copy of that to hang at the raceway!

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 08:17 PM

Other than the three NAMRA races I won at Nutley :) I remember running in a very big evening race where Jerry Brady and I qualified poorly and had to move up through several consi's. We ran 1,2 through two consi's until the first consi that Jerry won and I ran third missing the move up to the semi. I should have put new tires on!
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:22 AM

this stuff is really really awesome to find out all the background info and little tidbits on noose, gorski, and alot of the retro east guys makes me wish i grew up in the 60-70's
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:51 AM

Reading all this an enjoying the picturers makes you wish there was a time machine. Noose I never meet Barry ,but he sure look like a class act from your picture ! :)

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 09:02 AM

Wasn't there an "Oops" situation when one of the magazines (Car Model?) written by a prominent racer (Ray Gardner?) made reference to a certain raceway owner's girlfriend, causing much concern by his wife? Or is that story another slot urban ledgend?
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#70 John Gorski

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 09:09 AM

This is the Actual body I tried to win concours with at the 1968 car model...

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:01 AM

Happy New Year all . Those were the days.
When i blew up my corvette and Richie Sansonia took it apart to fix it and it was laying out in his driveway with parts everywhere for 3 months Mike Tango rescued me by coming over and hauling it all away to his buddies shop.I was driving it a week later.Thanks Mike.
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:11 AM

That's a sweet body, John! And the mirror detail of the red car BEHIND is fantastic! I notice you didn't say you WON that Concours... (?). That's hard to imagine; yours is a beauty!

Check out the first car in post #4 of this thread. Look familiar? I won Concours with it at DA Sano II: http://slotblog.net/...showtopic=10836
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:52 AM

I really miss those days at the Nutley Track, especially when i set off a rocket motor in the pit room. Tony P came in the back and said watch out Tango doesnt see the smoke. :shok: ....Just for kicks me ,Beltz and Wayne would run our cars backwords out of the bank down the straight and into the wall just to see who built a better car.........Now I just do it in the right direction :laugh2: :laugh2:
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:11 AM

Tex
Nice Penske Lola...Nobody new who I was back then
so i wasn't going to get picked that day no matter what.
I can't believe I still have the body...
Don't remember who won it some local? :rolleyes:
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:18 AM

[quote name='Howie Ursaner' date='Jan 1 2010, 08:01 AM' post='214600']
Happy New Year all . Those were the days.
When i blew up my corvette and Richie Sansonia took it apart to fix it and it was laying out in his driveway with parts everywhere for 3 months Mike Tango rescued me by coming over and hauling it all away to his buddies shop.I was driving it a week later.Thanks Mike.

Howie, I remember Richie, he was a tech at some Chrysler dealer on Long Island and worked on Bruce Clark's Hemi Charger when we used to run it a NY National Speedway. I recall Richie telling you that a lot of the bolts on your Vette's engine were "Marked" as if it had been worked on before. I forgot that Mike Tango had helped you out with that.
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:34 PM

Noose caught me signing up :shok: so the cats out of the bag, it's nice reading all the good things your old friends have to say about you, even if most of them are not true.
Believe me I wish I had done all the things that I have been given credit for. the truth is everyone of you made it possible for Nutley raceway to be a success I was closeist with Tony P. and Bob Emott, who booth worked or ran Nutley a lot of the time. I was also very close to Gorski, John Gorski Sr., Noose and the rest of Team Nutley. I think of you often and have spoken to some of you thru the years, boy how they fly by.

Tony do you remember the aricles we wrote for car model magizine? who took the trip with me to race in california? Bob Emott I remember you making a hand controller for RC cars with a steering wheel on top at our Belleville shop, amost like they use today.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:16 AM

Mike Great to see you on the Blog!
I went with you to California for the race at Don's in La.
It was my 1st plane flight and a fun trip we went to dinner with the Russkit guys
met a lot of the California Dudes for the 1st time.
You said it was your 1st California Burger you ever had.
Are you still flying RC planes?
Peace & great times ;)
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:59 AM

Mike, I was never at Nutley, but it's good to see you here. I do recall the Mike T./Tony P. articles that appeared in Car Model & still have at least one of the issues they were in. Welcome! :)

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:56 AM

Hi Mike. Glad to see you here! Yes your old crew is still at it!

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 02:54 PM

The Man is back. Great to hear from you Mike........We talk about you often. Only good things LOL
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 03:04 PM

Hello Nutleys, :laugh2:

I have posted some of the Nutley photos before and will try to get them up again :rolleyes: As stated above the local racing was awesome and wish Big Jim (my ride at the time) had gone more often, it was usually for the Saturday races after the Glen Oaks racing went flat. Friday's was Buzzi's

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 03:15 PM

Hi Fred! Happy New Year to you and thanks for posting the pictures! :)

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 03:47 PM

PDL,

And a Happy New Year to you!

I know i promised the photos to you for your book, someday, but until the lawyers (recommended by JP) work out the detailed rights to them and royalties I will not burn the disc of TIFF files for you :laugh2: Maybe soon if you are still interested.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 03:50 PM

Mike,

Don't know if you remember me, I used to run around with Team Pooch/Team Camen) and introduced "Stick-it". I really enjoyed running at Nutley. Those were the fun days.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:10 PM

Fred, now is the time before we go to press, which is coming pretty soon now... so if you are willing... now would be the time. :)

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 05:56 PM

Thanks for all the kind words" Happy New Year to all of you.

I still have a bunch of fond memories from Nutley Raceway, you
guys have just jogged an old man's memory so I looked for some pictures
that I had, funny how I saved them! I'm not the saving type.
I found quite a few with most of you in one or more, when
I get to work and have some time I'll scan and post them.

Some of you have asked where I reside now, I still live in North Jersey,
with my better half Veronica :rolleyes: we got married after the Nutley days have
raised five children and now have eleven grand childern.

Some of my hobbies are street rods, offshore speed boats, Fly fishing,
hunting, RC Flying and watching my grand children play sports. :D

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:35 PM

Mike,
Welcome! Lots of people would love to hear your side of the stories... :)

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:50 PM

another Nutley

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:53 PM

Three serious customers! :laugh2: Where is Mitch nowadays? :) And Brady?

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:58 PM

Some rare shots at Nutley 1968 Bob Lenz of lenz motor fame & Team Cobra's own Sandy Gross ;)

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 07:13 PM

come on Mr flash Just give it up. This is Slot history. I have met MR PDL in pearson And I am sure you willl not get cheated out of any $$$. It will save you all the legal fees.
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 07:36 PM

another Nutley

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Joel, Mitch and our own hero Pete Von Ahrens aka "Black Bart"!!!

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 07:52 PM

Old Pink,

Let me put it this way.................................

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:00 PM

fred looks really mean there, does he not? :)

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:29 PM

is this an inside joke I do not know about???? or is Fred in Bed with Larry H Parker he will fight for you!!!! LOL,
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:34 PM

Mr P you are supose to ask. do you like it ? no. your from across the pond. they always say do you like it no!!! :D
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:48 PM

This one is not really up to my photographic standards :rolleyes: but here it is, for the first time anywhere...................

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:25 PM

MR FLASH DID YOU RACE OR WERE YOU JUST PHOTOGRAPHING THE PASSING PARADE? CLUE LESS IN CALIFASTAN!
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:00 AM

How about these Flash!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:15 AM

Here were some Good Races!
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