I spent many great nights at the track as crew chief and car builder of the #15 Jim Perry Jr supermodifyed. I miss those days and its to bad that great old track is gone.
michael lee moses said:December 24, 2011 12:10 pm PST
i remember seeing my dad beat the pants off of pombo at alviso with the acme glass mid engine num 10 back in 57.I also remember my childhood friend mike sargent.My and his where best friends. david leroy moses WAS his name.
Clyde Henningsen said:October 30, 2011 11:56 am PST
What a great site. And so was the San Jose Speedway in the late 50's. Although there did not seem to be a lot of kids there on Saturday night. It wa a great place for a kid to be. My friend Barry Moreland's dad worked there so we arrived early,walked around the pits as the drivers arrived, scoured under the bleechers for loose change and it was always worth our time. Driver's uniforms consisted of white t-shirts with a pack of cigs rolled up in the sleeve, blue jeans (501s) and engineer boots The Safety equpment consisted of seat belts or surplus aircraft harness. And the old brain bucket was everything from a leather football helmet to the classic bell helmet. What a great time to be a kid and what a great time it must have been to be a driver. My best recollection was the pace car in the rear. You know the guy in back that never drove fast enough to put his cigarette out, and the race wasn't over till he crossed the line. Sometimes he was more than several laps back.
Thanks for the great memories. Just one quick question. Do you think Jeff Gordon carries a K-bar in his engineer boots?
carrie anne said:October 27, 2011 2:45 pm PST
Frank, Im Lloyd eldest granddaughter, would love to see some pics from the old days.
Dennis Foley said:September 15, 2011 8:09 pm PST
Hi Dennis! I drove AAA Tow Truck for Alongi Bros and they painted my v-8 60 Midget (shalalla chassis) to look real pretty (Bud Jackson #3 Chevy Midget Actually) was my mentor. Then Big Mike McCreary showed up and I soon learned a whole lot about racing. I miss Mel Fernandez ... Best Flagman Ever...
Is there any www. tribute to the best flagman that ever lived? Just Curious... BTW: the Guine Hen "watch-dogs" @ Mattish Towing were quite entertaining... (& the albino walking catfish) I'm ramling, so I wil check out now...
- Dennis Foley
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