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Message posted by Web master on 27 January 2006 at 9:03pm - IP Logged
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Discuss the evolution of the various classes that have existed.

Message posted by Shane on 03 February 2006 at 10:01am - IP Logged
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The picture of Jack Cooks 57 Pontiac (yes its a Pontiac) Biult by Don Delville of Richmond Hill.for the 64 season . When the CNE switched to stock cars Cook and Delville won everything . 3 championships in a row . The only stock car champion the CNE had was Cook

Lelliot with maybe a better car biult by Craig Watling was second most nites.


Message posted by smokefan on 26 February 2006 at 2:54pm - IP Logged
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Love the history... and I love the Canadains. Some of the people still assocaieted with those cars make the trip down to oswego during the classic weekend... nice site !!! :)   

Message posted by Bob Ross on 17 March 2006 at 10:33am - IP Logged
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Jack Cook and Don Delville made a great team-true champions,and Norm Lelliot was a good compet-itor,too but in the first year of latemodels at the C.N.E.(1963) Bill Burr finished second in points in his '57 Plymouth.In fact we had such a good year that we built a new supermodified that was destroyed at Flamboro in late '63 when Jack McCutcheon did one of his infamous 360 degree spins into the infield throwing gravel over the racing surface directly in front of Jack Sharp and Bill Burr who were still side by side .Jack Sharp in his Lobo 1 slid into Bill with such force that we cut the car up .(saved the engine though to set fast Canadian time in Andy Brown's 00 at the Classic a couple of years later)

Message posted by Bob Ross on 18 March 2006 at 10:37am - IP Logged
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Bob Ross here again.I was having a senior moment when I said the first year of late models at the C.N.E. was 1963. It was 1964. 1963 was the year that Gordie Johncock came down in Mace Thomas's #85...The Honker.... Gordie was quoted as saying "racing here is like driving on a toilet seat...it's banked the wrong way"

Message posted by darcy rice on 28 April 2006 at 5:03pm - IP Logged
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does anybody have more pictures of vic brooks at any time?

Message posted by Web master on 28 April 2006 at 11:01pm - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 28 April 2006
does anybody have more pictures of vic brooks at any time?
I do. His brother sent some to me that I haven't posted anywhere yet.

Message posted by Bob Ross on 29 April 2006 at 11:47am - IP Logged
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 On July 15 2006 what started out to be a get-together of a few old diehard fans and friends is quickly becoming a MUST SEE EVENT.Everyone who has ever raced,built, owned,wrenched,or watched racing at Oswego Speedway is invited to attend the first annual reunion being held at the Gary Witter Memorial Grandstand. An old fashioned picnic is planned with hotdogs hamburgs sausage sandwiches and soft drinks supplied by Garofalo's,general admission to the races and a whole bunch of camaraderie all included in the $ 20 ticket price.See you at the races.


Message posted by smokefan on 05 May 2006 at 6:25pm - IP Logged
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Thanks Bob, I shall hope to be there... I contacted Norris MacDonald and he said he would mention it in his next column.
Held an the Gary Whitter Memorial Grandstand!! now that is extra special to some very special people

Message posted by cdnwheels on 06 May 2006 at 10:14pm - IP Logged
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Hey Shane!
I just wanted to correct you on the make of car that Jack Cook drove and Don Delville owned. It was a 57 Chev that they raced and one the three straight championships at the CNE. It was a former Metro Toronto Police Car. It still had the yellow paint job before it became the red and white #82 that was so familiar to everyone.   It wasn't until around 1968 that they changed to a 66 chevelle where it had the bubble style number on the car.   
My dad was the engine builder for a number of those championships.   We have many pictures from those years. One of those includes a picture from the Export A International 75 lapper that was held on July 17 / 1965. This is the one where Jack blew the left front tire and still one the race on the rim.

Message posted by Dick Mahoney on 10 May 2006 at 6:54am - IP Logged
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I believe that it was a Pontiac You could tell by the rear fenders .That was the view most of us had

Message posted by Dick Mahoney on 15 May 2006 at 12:07am - IP Logged
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That car became the 007 of Ted Brown if I remember correctly

Message posted by Dick Mahoney on 15 May 2006 at 1:51pm - IP Logged
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Hey Neil I just hung up from Don Delville The first car was indeed a 57 Pontiac

Message posted by pauline on 27 August 2007 at 4:42pm - IP Logged
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Need more pictures of these old racers brings back memories of my dad. please put more on

Message posted by Jim Ingram on 06 June 2009 at 9:35pm - IP Logged
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I believe it was the summer of 1965 and Ted Brown had purchased

Jack Cook's car and numbered it 007.  One sat. nite at Wasaga Speedway

I had arrived with my 49 ford coupe no. 177 which I competed in the B mod.

class .   The crew from the 007 car came to me to drive the 007 car as Ted

was a no show.    With no practice time I went in the heat and qualified the

car.    Started on the inside sec. row feeling realy intimidated with Jack Cook,

Norm Lelliot, Rick Spence, Vick Parsons, Ross Howes and others

 surrounding me.  I was running a strong 3 rd when Rick Spence spun to

the infield at Wasaga which was loose soft sand and not wanting to get

stuck Rick headed towards the track throwing a rooster tail of sand and


Message posted by Jim Ingram on 06 June 2009 at 9:42pm - IP Logged
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came back on the track right in front of me, I had no choice but to cut him in half or head for the dingweeds, I did the latter which saved the car and ended my fantasy nite. 

Message posted by William on 23 June 2009 at 11:52pm - IP Logged
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We still have our 1971 Wheelspin magazine in which my uncle Bill Sheldon, driving #91 "B" or "Hobby" class , a '32 coupe was shown racing at Humberstone International Speedway, Ontario.  He was a regular winner at this track (started racing in the 50's) and continued driving right through to the new millenium. Do you have much info on the early racing here or in Merrittville International Speedway?

Willam


Message posted by Web master on 25 June 2009 at 10:42pm - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 23 June 2009

We still have our 1971 Wheelspin magazine in which my uncle Bill Sheldon, driving #91 "B" or "Hobby" class , a '32 coupe was shown racing at Humberstone International Speedway, Ontario.  He was a regular winner at this track (started racing in the 50's) and continued driving right through to the new millenium. Do you have much info on the early racing here or in Merrittville International Speedway?

Willam





There are articles on the history of Merrittville at the track's web site. I have some scans of Merrittville and Humberstone from Wheelspin.


Message posted by Mick Reed on 11 November 2009 at 1:02am - IP Logged
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Chuck Walker is a friend of mine, and he was very well known in the St. Thomas area as the pilot of 2T. He hates to see his name mispelled.

Message posted by Mick Reed on 11 November 2009 at 1:05am - IP Logged
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Jack Sharpe is also a friend of mine, and has to be one of the most talented and well known drivers in this area. I don't understand why he didn't get a mention in the short list of popular drivers.

Message posted by Leland on 09 February 2010 at 6:21pm - IP Logged
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I worked for MacLeod & Richmond in the mid '70s and remember building all out inline 6 cylinders for Hobby at Cayuga and Flamboro. It was great fun going to the races and listening to those screaming sixes coming down the straight with the front wheels just touching the track.

We also built Limited Sportsman engines and one of them hit 145mph in the back straight at Cayuga. As I remember, it was a track record at the time for the class.

I find the racing just isn't the same anymore, the fun seems to have left.

Message posted by Auldmagoo on 06 June 2010 at 2:18am - IP Logged
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Great reading. Wonderful stories and recalled memories. But I have one area I need clarified.
One photo says that Late Model cars didn't appear at the CNE until 1964. I was a regular at the CNE for years, but I joined the military in 1964 and never returned to the track. Yet, I remember quite well Late Models running there, which must have been prior to 1964. And a name from that era you missed was Jack Greedy, a very skilled and talented Late Model driver.

Message posted by Hellenparis on 07 June 2010 at 3:07am - IP Logged
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Chuck Bass unendingly ‚lan

Message posted by Web master on 07 June 2010 at 11:59pm - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 06 June 2010
Great reading. Wonderful stories and recalled memories. But I have one area I need clarified.
One photo says that Late Model cars didn't appear at the CNE until 1964. I was a regular at the CNE for years, but I joined the military in 1964 and never returned to the track. Yet, I remember quite well Late Models running there, which must have been prior to 1964. And a name from that era you missed was Jack Greedy, a very skilled and talented Late Model driver.

The Late Models used to visit for special events but they only started as a regular class in 1964. There are more details in the CNE article.

 


 


Message posted by Supermod Fan on 09 June 2010 at 10:57am - IP Logged
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I don't remember "Smilin" Jack Greedy driving a Late Model at the CNE, only Super Modifieds in his famous # 110.   Did I miss something?

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