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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #275 on: November 13, 2014, 11:49:56 AM »
I have a few pictures of Blakes #00 in my programs. .I use to watch him race at The Old Shangri La Speedway.
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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #276 on: November 17, 2014, 08:19:43 AM »
Blake Carnahan ran a '62 Chev bubble top...was team mate to Jim Thompson #01     Jack Naum #22    Wally Burnett #94x   John "Fireball" Roberts # 513 Don Bushbacher #671 Jack Emerson #17

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #277 on: November 23, 2014, 11:32:44 AM »
Jack Emerson is around. he comments on my facebook page from time to time. How about Eddie Thompson..think he ran supers and raced the ex-shampine 8-ball modified coupe on dirt a bit.

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #278 on: November 24, 2014, 02:03:46 AM »
Jack Emerson is around. he comments on my facebook page from time to time. How about Eddie Thompson..think he ran supers and raced the ex-shampine 8-ball modified coupe on dirt a bit.
Eddie was inducted in to the Oswego Speedway HoF in 2012. I hear he still goes up there.


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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #279 on: March 30, 2015, 09:44:47 PM »
I know there are a lot of pass drivers out there i have seen race a few come to mind maybe you remember them or now what has come of them..
      1. Doug Hewitt ( i think last name is right )
      2. Gail Barber ( if i'm correct he drove a #20 or #01 mod at the old shangri la )
      3. Jerry Cook ( red #38 mod raced at chemung and shangri la )               
Dick Emerson  #13 at Lancaster Black and white

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #280 on: April 01, 2015, 03:13:54 PM »
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"Life's too short, man"

Be kinder than necessary as everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle: Attributed to both T.H. Thompson and John Watson

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #281 on: June 04, 2015, 12:37:09 AM »
I'll toss a few out from My mid-seventies LM days at Shangri-La.

Mike Casterline
Duane Ellis
Cecil King
Dick Finnerty

I know ole Jim Zach is still around
Randy Hedger is an official with NASCAR in NC.
Pete Walker passed away an number of years ago.

and Denny McNally ( the guy I used to help) is off to parts unknown.


74' and 75' were good years for me.
Pete Walker was a mechanic a block from my home and I got to know him as any 15 yr old racing fan would. He was a nice man and politely answered any question I asked. The date escapes me but it was around 79-81. Shangri-la didn't have a retaining wall everywhere and I watched him and another driver crash in turn 2 and Pete left the racing surface. I didn't know until now how tragic that turned out. If my memory is incorrect, please let me know. RIP Pete

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #282 on: June 04, 2015, 07:28:57 AM »
I believe Pete Walker was killed in a tragic accident at Oswego, not Shangri-La.

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #283 on: June 04, 2015, 08:19:31 AM »
Pete Walker died from his injuries from a wreck at Oswego in 1977.


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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #284 on: June 04, 2015, 09:36:03 AM »
Pete was dring the Loden Brothers #29, that Mike Loescher had vacated. Mike stated to me the car was a "death trap".
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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #285 on: June 30, 2015, 09:39:44 PM »
Ok Boys and Girls here are a few names for you
1. Herbie Green LM # 88 his last car was all Blue if i remember right .
2. Tommy Gush Mod  purple #55
3. BoB Frisbie LM if i recall all White #2
4. Chub Kennedy was before my time but do have pic of him i what to say year is early maybe late 60's car # was 44 ..
 The first 3 i do remember watching but 1 thing i cant remember either Gush or Frisbie had a nick name what was it or did both have nick names???

Bob Frisbie is still around.  He's at Shang 2 now and then.  I've talked to him on the phone a couple of times.  He's junking for money these days I believe.

Herbie Green is in Florida, that's what Bob Frisbie told me.

Tommy Gush was turning wrenches on the #21 for Danny K at one point.

Not sure about Chub.

Davy Nichols #34 ran at the Original Shang, Satch Worley,  Chubby Chandler (Passed away)

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #286 on: July 02, 2015, 07:06:17 AM »
Davy Nichols #34 ran at the Original Shang

Last I heard, Dave had "gone south", and is working for Penske Racing.....

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #287 on: July 02, 2015, 03:45:20 PM »
"Big Bad" Bob Frisbie for his nickname as it was even lettered on his car
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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #288 on: July 09, 2015, 12:46:00 PM »


Tommy Gush, stables/mechanics/ and is crew chief for the Danny K #21 Sportsman and ROC Mod
(at SL2 regularly) or where ever the they are running, both driven currently by Tony Hanbury...
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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #289 on: June 02, 2016, 09:55:21 AM »
I like this thread, so let's hear about a few more from days past....Dave Seils, Tommy Leeson, Bud Schilling, Bobby Hudson, Cam Gagliardi, Danny Mason, Gary Mason, Vic Lewis, Leo Lewandowski, Dick Fowler, Ralph Holmes, Norm Schmidlin, Harry Peek, Jerry Hayes, Graeme Bolia.  FYI, I met Vince Randisi at a car show in Spencerport in 2012 or 2013. He was actually in the middle of a boat trip in the Erie Canal and stopped by my car to look it over and to chat...nice guy, and he won a lot of Super Stock races!  Also, just recently met Ron Martin, who had some success in the #4 Modified at Lancaster in the '70s. He apparently attends most of the current races at Lancaster as a spectator....nice guy too.  Next!

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #290 on: June 02, 2016, 10:56:31 PM »
I like this thread, so let's hear about a few more from days past....Dave Seils, Tommy Leeson, Bud Schilling, Bobby Hudson, Cam Gagliardi, Danny Mason, Gary Mason, Vic Lewis, Leo Lewandowski, Dick Fowler, Ralph Holmes, Norm Schmidlin, Harry Peek, Jerry Hayes, Graeme Bolia.  FYI, I met Vince Randisi at a car show in Spencerport in 2012 or 2013. He was actually in the middle of a boat trip in the Erie Canal and stopped by my car to look it over and to chat...nice guy, and he won a lot of Super Stock races!  Also, just recently met Ron Martin, who had some success in the #4 Modified at Lancaster in the '70s. He apparently attends most of the current races at Lancaster as a spectator....nice guy too.  Next!

I believe Tom Leeson passed away a couple of years back, as did Harry Peek and Jerry Hayes if I recall correctly.  Graeme Bolia is still around.  And yes, Vince is a very nice guy.  Still remember when he took out the front stretch pit gate at Shangri-La.

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #291 on: June 02, 2016, 11:42:52 PM »
Cam Gagliardi passed away in 2011 at age 82. Vic Lewis has been gone for years too.

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #292 on: June 03, 2016, 07:32:59 PM »
Tommy Leeson did pass away a couple years ago.

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #293 on: September 21, 2017, 12:50:38 PM »
I like this thread, so let's hear about a few more from days past....Dave Seils, Tommy Leeson, Bud Schilling, Bobby Hudson, Cam Gagliardi, Danny Mason, Gary Mason, Vic Lewis, Leo Lewandowski, Dick Fowler, Ralph Holmes, Norm Schmidlin, Harry Peek, Jerry Hayes, Graeme Bolia.  FYI, I met Vince Randisi at a car show in Spencerport in 2012 or 2013. He was actually in the middle of a boat trip in the Erie Canal and stopped by my car to look it over and to chat...nice guy, and he won a lot of Super Stock races!  Also, just recently met Ron Martin, who had some success in the #4 Modified at Lancaster in the '70s. He apparently attends most of the current races at Lancaster as a spectator....nice guy too.  Next!

Ralph Holmes still owns and operates "Ralph's Collision" in Oneida. In fact, he just opened a mechanical shop just a little west on Rt.5 too. He's doing well.
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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #294 on: September 21, 2017, 04:01:10 PM »
Thanks for the info, Allen.  Only took 1.25 yrs. to get a response to my post!  Anybody else??

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #295 on: September 25, 2017, 01:17:21 AM »
Bobby Hudson is in a long-term care facility, and is not in the best of health.
I believe that Danny Mason, Gary Mason and Dave Seils are still in the Rochester area. I don't know what they're doing though.

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #296 on: September 25, 2017, 02:26:45 PM »
I talked to a guy at the US Open yesterday, who said that Kenny Meahl had been behind him in the bleachers during the race (yesterday's). He must be what....late 80's / early 90's? I guess he's relatively healthy, but mostly deaf.

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #297 on: September 25, 2017, 04:25:50 PM »
Meahl sometimes shows up at Lancaster and Ransomville. He's pushing 90 at age 86, and he is definitely hard of hearing.

 


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