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Pinellas Park, FL
[track thumbnail] Tyro Motor Speedway
Tyro, NC
[track thumbnail] Metrolina Speedway
Charlotte, NC
[track thumbnail] Lincoln County Speedway (CLOSED)
Lincolnton, NC
[track thumbnail] Friendship Motor Speedway
Elkin, NC
[track thumbnail] East Lincoln Motor Speedway
Stanley, NC
[track thumbnail] Bowman Gray Stadium
Winston-Salem, NC

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Chevrolet :: 3100
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Year: 1952
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Member for: 5 years, 5 months, 5 days

small , independent bodyshop with 25 plus years experience in autobody and fabrication.
i come from racing blood in fla and grew up in a junkyard in tampa. started street racin in tampa in 1 of 5 '70 chevelles i had, then moved up to racin my 67 olds 442 convertible.
in '83 i stumbled apon a factory v8 '72 gremlin X ..wow what a fast little car. after that i had 4 more gremlins and shoehorned a chev 350 in 1 , talk about a suicide ride !!too fast to keep in her lane =)
i also raced my 76 chevelle on the street. in '84 i took my 64 impala ss to sunshine speedway and raced bracket ... that sucked, i kept breakin out...lol, the car kept gettin faster the more i drove it!
moved to NC in '85 and dabled in roundy round ... i am in nascar country =)15 mins from mooresville otherwise known as nascar usa. now i just paint the race cars and show my street cars at car shows . my 30 model a ratrod 5 window truck took 1st place @ tilley's hd in salisbury in ratrod class and its unfinished !! all in all ive owned more then 75 cars since i was 18 and 80% were muscle cars.


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Location:Salisbury, NC
Favorite Car:pre 76 chevrolet / 66 oldsmobile 442 / 70-74 gremlin
Buyer or Seller:Both
Years Racing: 31 years
Membership Level:Basic
Member for:5 years, 5 months, 5 days


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Date Posted: 2010-01-29 00:04:40
as a child i went to golden gate speedway in tampa (now closed)and watched my uncle race , as well as eastbay raceway and others i now cant remember . my uncle raced the east coast in sprint cars , he raced # 23 ,the purple people eater and #9 ,nitro 9. some people may remember him ... jerry "rod" rodreguiz (out of brooksville , fla )who was buddies with the allison brothers ,donnie and bobbie , and art malone , as well as don garlits.my great uncle raced in tampa way back in the day when flat head fords were the main stay , uncle dick (richard ) hope was the 1st in tampa to race with a non flat head ford , was rumored you could hear his car above the flat heads 10 miles away. my cousin owned "Rebel Auto Salvage" in lutz , fla, where i grew up
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