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#1 brucefl

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 07:51 PM

Ready, set, go!!!
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 08:23 PM

The person with the largest collection right now. :)
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 08:39 PM

Roy Crawley.
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 08:49 PM

Right off the top... John Cukras, Mike Steube, Terry Schmid, Bob Emmot, Howie Ursaner and Sandy Gross. I know there any number of others. Lee Hines, Doug Henline, Brady, Tore Anderson. I know, old school, but, hey, they got it done.

I should include Bryan Warmack and Duran Turjillo also. I really don't know the guys back east well enough to include, so, easy fellas.
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 09:22 PM

Tonyp, von Ahrens, Hochdorf, Greenaway, Faas, Boltizar, Sohl, Montague, Kiel, Cotton, Tango, Emott, Wong, Cressi, Kean, Andy Crotty (he was handicapped and in a wheelchair, his hands weren't totally functional but could he race with Greenaway cars; he's gotta be in), me, too.

There are so many more that need to be listed. I'm thinking of having my friend who's a web developer maybe put this together as a virtual Hall of fame and maybe Doc would give me advice to post their photos and build their career history and photos of some of their cars and races. A big undertaking but it'll be a labor of love and for us all, and any contributions of photos and written info as a calaborative effort can make this happen.

As I go through the golden years these shared reminiscences will unite us and brings that child's vitality back to me and hopefully you all.
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 09:26 PM

We best include Jersey John, lest he sends some "friends" to talk to us! :shok:


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 09:28 PM

Wasn't Crawley last in Florida? I lived there near a raceway, and old man Crawley was there and always took time to talk with me. His sons were avid racers who were intense competitors.

That's what sparked my renewed interest in 2006, and I started taking my nephew, to. That was it, I was hooked again, until I moved to where there were no tracks but I've just been collecting memorabilia.
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 09:33 PM

John still owes me $8 from 1970 he ordered from me two rolls of ML winding wire, delivered to Nutley.

That's OK, John, the $8 million dollars in compounded interest of the $8. From 47 years ago, LOL.
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 11:03 PM

Matt Bruce, Willy Custer, Edsel, Bud Bartos, and GVP for his innovations.

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 11:25 PM

Early '70s I raced every week at Crawley's track in Farmingdale. I still have some of the cars. :)
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 12:01 AM

The American driver with probably more national and International titles than any other at any time, Paul Gawronski.

 

Next would be Paul "Beuf" Pedersen and finally Greg Gilbert.


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 12:11 AM

If you are looking for modern racers you can't forget Paul Ciccarello!!

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:34 AM

Roy Crawley I believe passed away.
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:42 AM

Bob Cozine, Chris Vittuci, Ed Hochdorf, Phil Rubin, Walt Lantern, Tom Conlon, Rick Boyington. Noose, Kovacs, Dave Bloom, Mike Staskie, Wayne Williams, Bill Thurwell, Ray Gardner, Bruce Erickson, Jerry Cowan, Jack Garcia, Lee Hines, and a cast of others.


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:51 AM

John Cauthen.
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:52 AM

If it's ever done it should be by eras.

Original pros.
The Camen era.
The Swiss era.
Etc.
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 08:03 AM

John Cauthen :sarcastic_hand:


He would also be eligible for the Tennis Hall of Fame. :laugh2:
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 08:13 AM

He would also be eligible for the Tennis Hall of Fame. :laugh2:


Yes, truly one of the immortals! :)


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 08:21 AM

Matt Bruce, Willy Custer, Edsel, Bud Bartos, and GVP for his innovations.

 

Although he is certainly one of the greats, I feel Matt has to wait a while until he at least goes grey, bald, or complains his knees hurt too much to marshal the deadman.

 

An AARP card should be a minimum requirement. :D


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 08:24 AM

Bob Cozine, Chris Vittuci, Ed Hochdorf, Phil Rubin, Walt Lantern, Tom Conlon, Rick Boyington. Noose, Kovacs, Dave Bloom, Mike Statski, Wayne Williams, Bill Thurwell, Ray Gardner, Bruce Erickson, Jerry Cowan, Jack Garcia, Lee Hines, and a cast of others.

 

And some geek named Tony!


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 08:51 AM

John Ford already did this.


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 08:58 AM

I thought he just made John Wayne movies. :sun_bespectacled:
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 09:17 AM

John Ford already did this.


But it is no longer online as best I can tell.

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 09:46 AM

This Hall of fame must live and breathe, since it's ongoing, and don't forget HO, 1/32, 1/43, right, plus it would be nice if it inspire all of us to add facts to it.
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 10:31 AM

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