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#26 Jason Holmes

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 09:22 PM

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Your right about the Bank it hand a built in ladder to climb to the top a little over 7.5 ft tall

 

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:32 PM

If you happen to have any pictures from Thunder Thumb please send me a few , sho1pearl@yahoo.com , thanks
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Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:01 PM

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Not me wish I did  Gunner might Have some of it shortened when he Moved it 

 

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:38 PM

The track in the picture is one of mine. Most of the Engleman style tracks we built were about 160 to 220 feet and we did not build many of the big ones. Most of the big ones we built with a set of esses, this track was an exception. They were popular at 160' because of a smaller footprint and because you could put the long straight against a wall, saving more space.

    We built a 235' long Purple mile for a fellow in New Jersey. It barely fit in our 65' by 40' shop. We built it with a round donut and it really was just like a king with 2 fingers. It was 24 feet wide, I do not remember the overall length but it was close to 65'. It went in our shop on an angle, corner to corner.



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:08 PM

Bob, your post #18 photo looks  very much like the layout of the Ogilvie 185' Engleman we had in Manchester, NH from 1996-2010. That track went to Danbury when Need for Speed closed. Rochester, NY had the mirror image of that track at one point, that may have came from the Buffalo area.


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:21 PM

The track in the picture is one of mine. Most of the Engleman style tracks we built were about 160 to 220 feet and we did not build many of the big ones. Most of the big ones we built with a set of esses, this track was an exception. They were popular at 160' because of a smaller footprint and because you could put the long straight against a wall, saving more space.

    We built a 235' long Purple mile for a fellow in New Jersey. It barely fit in our 65' by 40' shop. We built it with a round donut and it really was just like a king with 2 fingers. It was 24 feet wide, I do not remember the overall length but it was close to 65'. It went in our shop on an angle, corner to corner.

Was this in the early 90's?  If so, I probably ran on the track.  It was located in the Randolph/Ledgewood NJ area


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 10:02 PM

Bob, your post #18 photo looks  very much like the layout of the Ogilvie 185' Engleman we had in Manchester, NH from 1996-2010. That track went to Danbury when Need for Speed closed. Rochester, NY had the mirror image of that track at one point, that may have came from the Buffalo area.

 

The chairs on the right are facing the Need for Speed track (possibly at the driver's panel). The track replaced a hill climb which was the victim of a roof leak (or so I heard.)


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 05:28 AM

I had heard that both these tracks (post #18 & the NfS) were in danger of being thrown out because nobody wanted to pay for their trucking, after they were offered free. Since then, I've heard nothing. Is there any local CT scuttlebutt at to what happened to them?


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:12 PM

There were (I believe) five tracks,including an orange and two smaller ones. The smaller three were sold (heard that from Jim @ HVR) but never knew where they went. I heard a rumor one of the Englemans was headed to a private club in central CT but never anything solid. My life was spinning at that point so I couldn't get involved.


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 03:43 PM

Thanks for the update Bob.


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 10:14 PM

Yes, that track was built in the 90's.



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 06:03 AM

Steve, I recall when you & Brian came to Manchester in 1996 to install it, a trioval, & the small hillclimb at Queen City Speedway. I was one of those helping Don Bryants install the flat track about 2005. 


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:19 PM

The best part of my job was doing installations. A lot of people usually came out to help and it was always fun getting a new track up and running. 


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 05:02 PM

The two biggest tracks at the raceway in Danbury I am pretty sure are now firewood. Pete who owned the raceway left insructions when he past away to sell the tracks and if a certain dollar amount could not be gotten then scrap them. There was a real offer on the pictured track from down south but the shipping cost ruined the sale. I spent many a Tuesday nights racing Flexi cars on that track. There was also weekly Group 12 going on too. You can just see part of the orange track in the picture. That pic looks like it was taken from the second floor where the two smaller tracks were.


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 06:55 PM

Thanks for the update Mike. :(


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