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Message posted by Webmaster on 01 March 2004 at 10:28pm - IP Logged
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Discuss your memories of Pinecrest here.

Message posted by leeshore6@yahoo.ca on 05 March 2004 at 10:08am - IP Logged
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My son sent me this article and it sure brought back some beautiful memories.

I drove in the "ladies Powder Puff" and remember people like Ted Hogan, and Jack Greedy.... If my memory serves me correct Jack Greedy came from Mount Dennis the same as me.

This was indeed a "blast from the past" and also extremely interesting.

 


Message posted by Brian M. on 09 March 2004 at 8:27pm - IP Logged
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Many more Pinecrest photos at  http:/public.fotki.com/predmond

Message posted by tek__1auto@hotmail.com on 24 April 2004 at 5:22pm - IP Logged
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I STILL HAVE PROGRAMS FROM PINECREST SPEEDWAY IN MY HANDS TODAY & I RACED THERE THE LAST NIGHT I RAN THANK YOU FOR LISTENING DOUG BONNELL


Message posted by doug bonnell on 24 April 2004 at 5:34pm - IP Logged
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i would like to talk to some one about pinecrest i you have time some day my e-mail address is Tek__1@hotmail.com from richmond hill

Message posted by Tweeter on 27 April 2004 at 7:19pm - IP Logged
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Can anyone tell me more about the Joe Cappy who purchased the land on which the track was built?  Who was he?  Is he still alive?  What does/did he do for a living, etc.?

Message posted by ELP441 on 15 May 2004 at 8:57am - IP Logged
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Anyone know anything about the racers from the late 40's to the early 50's, possibly 47-52, that ran there & also of any of the racers from the old Speedway Park in Hamilton, specifically a couple of mechanics by the names Jim Sheppard & Red Toomer? The driver they helped was killed while racing, if that is any help. Thanks.

Message posted by Webmaster on 15 May 2004 at 9:59am - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 15 May 2004
Anyone know anything about the racers from the late 40's to the early 50's, possibly 47-52, that ran there & also of any of the racers from the old Speedway Park in Hamilton, specifically a couple of mechanics by the names Jim Sheppard & Red Toomer? The driver they helped was killed while racing, if that is any help. Thanks.

I don't have much info on the 1948-52 era but Dave Boon who can be found at this discussion group: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/CMSHG/ does. He raced at the early
Pinecrest and Speedway Park that were next door to each other.

 

 


Message posted by here_and_back@hotmail.com on 23 May 2004 at 3:49pm - IP Logged
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best race at pinecrest ever the 1966 international Jack cook won it running on 3 wheels after the left front shedded with 15 to go beating joe ruttman dick trickle bob sennacker dick gregory ed howe

Message posted by here_and_back@hotmail.com on 26 May 2004 at 9:01am - IP Logged
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     I remember Hallighan and Cuzzillia having checker plate steel bumpers  I think Cuzzilla even had a cow catcher off an old train at one point in the late 60s ....anyone remember whem someone  broke into the track during the week and writing TURN LEFT HERE GOWLAND on turn 1 and 3 ?with spray paint ? was the greased pole for a 50 dollar bill great fun or what ?


Message posted by hooley33 on 14 June 2004 at 1:38am - IP Logged
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Pinecrest was a very big part of my life, I didn't miss one night from 1964-1973....even the Wednesday night shows..which didn't last too long.  Being from Streetsville...I was a very big Jim Hallahan fan....but Rueffer, Zampino, Howes, Dolphin, Cook, Blaker, Parsons, Hawn, Milligan, Biederman, Gullison and so many others made the competition top notch.  The Internationals were always special...drivers such as Joy Fair, Homer Newland, Bob James, Bob Senneker and Ed Howe..were attracted to the big money put up by Norm Smith.  One night - Carl Smith won the big race and won almost $1,000 paid out in Canadian five dollar bills.  I will never forget the night that Hooley (Jim Hallahan) won the third heat, trophy dash, semi feature and feature (4 for 4). I was so glad to see Jim inducted into the Canadian Motor Racing Hall of Fame.


Message posted by Dorothy on 07 July 2004 at 8:54pm - IP Logged
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Who rememers George Pringle?

Message posted by Dorothy on 07 July 2004 at 8:55pm - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 07 July 2004
Who remembers George Pringle?


Message posted by OLDracer on 20 July 2004 at 11:31am - IP Logged
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I recently purchased the Ted Hogan restored 38 Ford coupe # 7 and am looking for photos and history on the car and driver. Can anyone help? Thanks, George LeBlanc.


Message posted by topdog on 27 July 2004 at 10:15pm - IP Logged
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  re: "Who remembers George Pringle?"

  Unfortunately I was at George's funeral yesterday, George succumbed to

  an accident with a garden tractor at his cottage near Bancroft last week.

  I met George 35 years ago, and found him to be a true gentleman then,

 and he remained so, all the years I knew him.

 topdog58@sympatico.ca

 

 

 


Message posted by Bettie Carcone on 19 August 2004 at 10:21am - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Administrator on 01 March 2004
Discuss your memories of Pinecrest here.
I have very fond and excitin memories of Pinecrest Speedway.  My husband Tony and I raced there for many years along with our good buddies Sam Snider and George Symons and Mac Bound.  We would race in Capital City on Wednesday nights also.  We raced from 1956 till it closed. (then the late models came in)  I had a blast racin there with the girls.  I won a lot of Championships and a couple of "Winter Woolies" and still have my trophies.  It was a wonderful era for Tony and I.  Thank you for bringin back the memories.  I understand there is goin to be some kind of a Re-Union comin up at the Pinecrest Restaurant.  Does anyone know about this?  Thanks for listenin.   Bettie Carcone   (Nascarbettie)

Message posted by thompsett45 on 19 August 2004 at 6:14pm - IP Logged
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Anyone out there race with my father Jim Thompsett (nic name was Skunk), from West Hill/Scarboroough. His number was #45. It was likely in the early 70's...he's the big 6 0 - now so it was a few years back. I know he raced at Pinecrest, and Westgate. If there are any other pictures out there, please send them to me.

K Thompsett (his 1974 addition, and I am not a car either..haha!) ....kellylynn3@hotmail.com

 

 


Message posted by Web master on 19 August 2004 at 11:08pm - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 19 August 2004
Quote: Originally posted by Administrator on 01 March 2004
Discuss your memories of Pinecrest here.
I have very fond and excitin memories of Pinecrest Speedway.  My husband Tony and I raced there for many years along with our good buddies Sam Snider and George Symons and Mac Bound.  We would race in Capital City on Wednesday nights also.  We raced from 1956 till it closed. (then the late models came in)  I had a blast racin there with the girls.  I won a lot of Championships and a couple of "Winter Woolies" and still have my trophies.  It was a wonderful era for Tony and I.  Thank you for bringin back the memories.  I understand there is goin to be some kind of a Re-Union comin up at the Pinecrest Restaurant.  Does anyone know about this?  Thanks for listenin.   Bettie Carcone   (Nascarbettie)

Glad to hear from you Bettie. I came across your name (and your husband's) many times in my research. Please feel free to add more stories of particular events at the Pinecrest that were memorable.

The Pinecrest Reunion is on Sept 11 at the Pinecrest Restaurant at 11:00am. For more info contact Nate Salter at honest.nate@sympatico.ca or 905 881 6700.


Message posted by warren huffman on 31 August 2004 at 8:29pm - IP Logged
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who knows   What  the  prices of old  pinecrest books are listing for  ?......and who out there Remebers Bill Cromb #11 at Pinecrest and at CNE 

Message posted by AJJA024 on 08 September 2004 at 7:26am - IP Logged
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   PINECREST FROM 1973 TO 1977 WAS THE BEST. SEEING JOE RUTTMAN IN THE #70 AVR CAMARO FROM MICHIGAN SHOW UP IN EARLY 1975, BEAT EVERYONE SOUNDLY IN THE FIRST CARLING 100 LAPER OF THE YEAR. THE CAR SOUNDED LIKE NOTHING ELSE. AFTER FLAMBORO A LITTLE WHILE LATER; DUTCH DEBOER BOUGHT THE CAR LESS ENGINE AND DID NOTHING WITH IT.

   WHO CAN FORGET THE BEIDERMAN/HANLEY BATTLESOR THE BEIDERMAN/MILLIGAN WARS. WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO ERNIE MARTIN? IS HE STILL WITH US? 

FOR ME PINECREST WAS THE JUMPING OFF POINT FOR MORE RACING. WE FOLLOWED DON BEIDERMAN TO MANY TRACKS IN THE US AND CANADA. HE ALWAYS DID WELL.

DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER ED HOWE AND TOM MAIR IN THE GOing & GOne CARS. REMEMBER BOBBY ALLISON A PINECREST? FOR LAUGHS REMEMBER KEN CARTER JUMPING WHATEVER.

PINECRESTS LONG GONE.NEVER CAN BE DUPLICATED JUST REPLACED WITH SOMETHING LESS. 


Message posted by WWHEATLEY @WINSTONSTEEL@COM on 10 September 2004 at 2:47pm - IP Logged
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I remember the first time  that Pinecrest had practice & 3 cars showed up ,Teddy Race; Norm Brio-( Puddicome Special)& Ted Hogan. The reason I was there was my parents had the first concession at the track which I believe was 49/50 ? The name of their restaurant was the Havilland Grill located at Sheppard & Dufferin. I have been trying to find pictures of the practice and the two rows of stands that were built. If everything goes right I will be there hopefully with the pictures.

Regards

Wayne (a close friend of Jack Greedy but much younger)


Message posted by wwheatley@winstonsteel.com on 10 September 2004 at 3:51pm - IP Logged
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who knows   What  the  prices of old  pinecrest books are listing for  ?......and who out there Remebers Bill Cromb #11 at Pinecrest and at CNE 
I remember Bill Cromb. he drove for Jack Greedy before Greedy started driving supermodified as we call them today. His crew was Doug Jones, Jack Moulton, Jack (mouse) Mougenal & Cheesie ( Greedy's ) father- inlaw. One thing I remember was they use to tell Bill to drive deep into  turn one where the barrel was. Unbeknownst to him they keep moving the barrel deeper into the corner.

Message posted by Gord Rowley on 14 September 2004 at 7:43pm - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 31 August 2004
who knows   What  the  prices of old  pinecrest books are listing for  ?......and who out there Remebers Bill Cromb #11 at Pinecrest and at CNE 

I remember Bill quite vividly as we were friends up to the time of his passing.

Bill was a true gentleman in every way and one of the finest racers ever.


Message posted by Mike on 22 September 2004 at 12:41pm - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 20 July 2004

I recently purchased the Ted Hogan restored 38 Ford coupe # 7 and am looking for photos and history on the car and driver. Can anyone help? Thanks, George LeBlanc.


George,

     I know it's already been mentioed above, but I'd suggest that you try the Canadian Motor Sport History Group, color=#606420http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/CMSHG/ . I'm sure that Dave Boon and some of the other guys on that forum can help you. The CMSHG also has ties to the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame's archive, which probably has some photos of Ted Hogan's cars (he's a member of the Hall of Fame).


Message posted by Jackie Cook on 02 December 2004 at 12:14pm - IP Logged
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     My name is Jackie Cook and I am the youngest child of Jack Cook #82 who drove many victoriour races at Pinecrest Speedway and numerous tracks around Ontario and the US. My memories of Pinecrest are of a family that was always at the track together. My sister Karen worked the concession stand as my brother Tom sold pop in the stands. Myself being the youngest sat in the stands on the back stretch (same spot every week) with mymother Margaret Cook. Many of the names listed here were often found dropping in at our home where we lived in Richmond Hill. My father was champion at Pincrest for many features and certainly won the Points championship as well as some of the international races held there. Unfortunately he passed away 4 years ago but we have numerous scrap books, original photo's and over a 100 newspaper articles that all chronicle his incredable career. For me it was a "family affair" we were always there every track every town and every victory.


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