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School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« on: October 29, 2009, 11:32:55 PM »
I think buses that are turned into race car haulers are awesome.

I remember in the 90's someone from DTRP had one for a sportsman.

Anyone have pics of any

How much work/money is involved in doing it?


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Re: School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009, 11:49:41 PM »
Tom McGrath....."Gus the Bus"
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Re: School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2009, 11:51:22 PM »
  We have just began to convert a 92 bluebird (flatnose) into a toter to haul our 48ft. trailer should be done buy the beginning of next season we will be putting pics up as we go along on campcourcy.com our guess is when its all said and done we will have around 5 grand in it all together!

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Re: School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 12:41:04 AM »
dave black "gus the bus".. many good times had ..
i used a bus to tow my trailer and made great hauler for the crew!!
joe toreci(sp) used a full size bus turned into hauler..

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Re: School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009, 02:02:30 AM »
Both Bill and Joe Torrisi used the converted school bus as a race hauler.
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Re: School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 06:19:23 AM »
I believe Wayne Edwards had one as I remember at Shangri-La.
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Re: School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2009, 07:06:02 AM »
Basil Shutt (Curt Vanpelt's car owner)had one in the early 90's at Woodhull, As did Tim Thortons team. Vanpelt also traveled some of the DIRT series small block races with it .Also Adam Ferri's (DIRT small block, late model)team from Canada uses a short bus to carry crew and pull the trailer, Just don't get stuck behind it leaving the track I think it tops out at about 45-50 fully loaded. LOL
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Re: School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2009, 08:08:23 AM »
The first bus/hauler I ever saw was Ron Zarpentine's. As a kid in the '60's,I thought it was pretty cool.
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Re: School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2009, 06:36:46 PM »
 We had one and really liked it because , we where involved in a accident with it and it saved our lives because it was so well built for safety that we didn't get hurt . It was small bus we had a couch in there, shelves and bus seats for pass. We now haul with a ambulance and it is just not the same . Would rather have the old bus back .
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Re: School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2009, 08:17:19 PM »
Basil Shutt

Theres a name I haven't heard in forever.....  Used to watch him race at Woodhull when I was a kid...
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Re: School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2009, 10:38:22 AM »
Mike Rizzo used to haul his Super Mod in a converted bus years ago.

As I recall the bus had a wood stove in it. (lol)

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Re: School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2009, 09:17:28 AM »
Don McGinnis had one that he used to haul his #20 to Ransomville and Canandaigua that was really cool.  It had an observation deck on the roof to watch the races from, which was rare at the time and nice to have, except of course when his son Jeff (races 358's now) fell off it and broke his arm, at least that's what I remember.  Jim Ruston had one, too, that made a few trips to my Dad's shop when Dad built cars for him.

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Re: School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2009, 11:14:28 AM »
Jim White from Savona maybe. Dave Machuga and Bill Miller drove for him a few times. Alcohol burning 460 if i remember right. big blue flame out the side goin into the turns. lol
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Re: School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2009, 12:26:02 PM »
theres a  fella in woodlawn-- Dave kresconko (sp) 1st street salvage-- that used to build them. hauled his mud bogger in one. he could probably build you one or tell how what or whatever you need to know.
thats Dave Kreskonko   1st Street Salvage   Woodlawn, NY  (thats hamburg/lackawana) sorry don't have a phone number.

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Re: School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2009, 12:42:56 PM »
   My favorite was Marcel LaFrance's. Mike Jeffrey also had onein the late 80's.

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Re: School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2009, 02:00:58 PM »
I believe Wayne Edwards had one as I remember at Shangri-La.

I remember that one well.  Bob "Outlaw" Stevens had one for the #57 asphalt mod that Ed Conoran used to drive as well.

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Re: School Bus/Race Car Haulers
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2009, 02:19:27 PM »
agree with Modcrew 18 about Lafrance. He was in the aluminum siding business and I think one of his buses had siding on it. If you visited Cornwall & Brockville in the late 70s/early 80s, there would be about a dozen bus haulers in the pits.
 Heard something about Adam Ferri building another bus hauler since he's gone from late models back to mods.
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