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Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« on: November 01, 2011, 07:49:08 PM »
Tomorrow 11/2/11,  Bath, New York's legendary racecar driver Dutch Hoag will turn 85 years young. If your a little to young to remember or never got a chance to see Mr. Hoag race then you should by all means check out this web page.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Hoag  -  Or just Google the name Dutch Hoag.
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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 08:22:17 PM »

Happy Birthday tomy HERO of around 60 yrs ago when my Dad used to take me to the races. Boy those were the days.

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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 08:26:45 PM »
happy birthday to my one and only racing hero.


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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 09:36:33 PM »
Happy birthday Dutch from everyone at Dave Yehl racing#19

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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 09:50:33 PM »
Happy birthday see you saturday

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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2011, 11:32:35 PM »
happy birthday Dutch


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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend - Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2011, 03:18:23 AM »
Happy Birthday, Dutch!! The word legend deservedly fits when you won as many track titles and features as he did along with the Langhorne National Open (Race of Champions) event five times on both dirt and asphalt. Celebrate in style!
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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2011, 07:47:51 AM »
Happy Birthday Dutch!  :)
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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2011, 08:10:46 AM »
Happy birthday Dutch....

From Wiki....
"He also won the unofficial New York State Modified Championship held at the NYS Fairgrounds (Syracuse, New York) in 1967 and 1968, which were the first two years cars with overhead valve engines were allowed to compete in this race."

 Can someone shed some light on the rule preventing overhead valve engines until 1967? Was this rule unique to NYS Fairgrounds? When were overhead valve engines widely accepted? etc?

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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2011, 08:21:53 AM »
Happy Birthday my friend keep on chargein Tom & Sharon Wiest
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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2011, 08:59:01 AM »
Happy Birthday, Dutch (Dean, I know you're lurking here, so please pass it on to your Dad for me)!  You'll always be my 1st and only hero.  Seeya Saturday!

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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2011, 09:50:29 AM »
Happy Birthday to a good man, above all else.  Hope sunshine and laughter fills your day.
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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2011, 09:51:21 AM »
Can someone start a thread like this on DTD.  I'm having problems with my screenname over there.- Thanks

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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2011, 09:52:39 AM »
1 of American Racings "Living Legends" & thats a very Elite List
Happy Birthday "Dutch" ...& Thanks

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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2011, 10:10:44 AM »
Happy birthday Dutch....

From Wiki....
"He also won the unofficial New York State Modified Championship held at the NYS Fairgrounds (Syracuse, New York) in 1967 and 1968, which were the first two years cars with overhead valve engines were allowed to compete in this race."

 Can someone shed some light on the rule preventing overhead valve engines until 1967? Was this rule unique to NYS Fairgrounds? When were overhead valve engines widely accepted? etc?


My understanding is that at the time they tried to have the same rules that were used at Waterloo - 280 or 300 cubic inch limit.  Why that was done I am not sure. 
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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2011, 05:20:17 PM »
Happy Birthday Dutch - and many more!

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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2011, 12:32:57 PM »
Happy Birthday Dutch!! My father started taking me racing when I was 5 years old in the 70"s and you were my favorite driver! I always went to the pits to see you and your car. What a great era of racing! I hope that you have many more wonderful years ahead.

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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2011, 12:49:54 PM »
Happy Birthday to a true legend & gentleman!

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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2011, 07:03:35 PM »
Happy Birthday Dutch from WAXXY Willys Motorspor ts #32, and my uncle Kieth Day.
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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2011, 07:18:37 PM »
How about Dutch's second-place finish in the 1969 Permatex 300 at Daytona! I remember seeing Dutch's car from the Permatex race on display at Fulton Raceway later that Spring.

Unfortunately that race is also remembered for other reasons.

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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2011, 08:44:40 PM »

It sure was a sad day, lost an acquaintance that day. RIP

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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2011, 05:54:25 PM »
Well never fails, I'm always a day late & a dollar short. Happy Birthday Dutch! One of your cars was my dad's  street car. (Red Barkley)  you bought it down by Roseland Park from Glenn Dean. Thats how our family got into racing, to watch you race the family car.  At the age of 6 yrs old dad started taking me to the races. By this time you were in the blue & gold #7 coupe. And we did follow you around from track to track. It didnt take long for you to become my hero, and to this day you still are, and always will be. (Thanks dad for takin' me to the races.) Thanks for doing what you did so well Dutch, Race! Happy Birthday! Bob B.   

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Re: Happy Birthday To A True American Legend Donald "Dutch" Hoag
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2011, 08:52:15 PM »
Best to you , many many more.


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