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wa its wondering why old school racers like jay obrien and other builders aren't in your back in the day stuff i grew up learning how to work on stuff he built cars for a lot of drivers the builder back in the day was
Much respect to the drivers of the past!!!!!
Herb Shannon drove stock car for Merle Ice in the 60's and 70's for my father in law Merle Ice car # 03 I was so cool knowing him
Just saying hi. Sent you a e-mail with old photo of some of the drivers back in the day, including my Dad (Jim Landers)
Im so happy to have found this! I grew up watching my uncle race for years at the speedway.. I wished you had a pic of him on here! John Coonce # 7 mid 70's 80's era.. I also recall Strube, bolander etc.. wow.. this is amazing.
Very Nice Replica Mike ..... Thanks for Posting !!!
I Added Your Photo to the "PORC Model Stock Car Museum" Page ..... Scott
Mike Fuller says...Thought my recent build may be of interest. Opal Voight owned, Jim Raptis drivien 75 Laguna S-3. Best,Mike
Thought my recent build may be of interest. Opal Voight owned, Jim Raptis drivien 75 Laguna S-3. Best,
I have strong ties to PORC and would like to say of all the things I've heard about it; they have been nothing but fantastic compliments. Congratulations!
- Dallas Hays
Great Granddaughter of Freddie and Opal Voight
Love the website! Absolutely Love It!
Thanks for this interesting site. Hope I got signed inokay. It keeps saying not right info. Born and raised in Pekin. Attended many races from early 50's at least thru 70's. Seems like work and family got in the way after that. Never a racer. Always a spectator. Even remember going with parents to watch the Hell Drivers at Pekin Airport for years. Also remember seeing Lee Lott's old car, a Hudson possibly in a yard somewhere near Zepherhills, Florida in the 90's.
I am looking for pictures from the Lincoln Speedway. Can anyone help?
I just wanted to take a moment of silence for those beloved members and participants who have past away....
I was looking thru Craigslist where I saw a car for sale @ PAL Automotive with a tribute to Darrel Melvin (in memory of) on the car. Oh My, that struck a cord with me that he had passed away and I went down memory lane of all the drivers that myself, my brother Karl, and many friends had helped pit on their cars and we had Raced in the mechanics races with... I did not know this site existed.
Thank you to such a wonderful man Scott Shults for putting this together and allowing us to pay respects to those we love!
My brother Karl has passed away three years now and Many here will and have missed him so much.
God Bless You All!
Antal J. Baksai Sr.
Herb Shannon Drove the HissoX at Peoria (Mt. Hawley) Speedway and has Wonderful Memories of the Car ...... You Can Contact Herb Shannon on FaceBook .....
Was on web looking for old photos of stock cars hoping to find one of grandpa's car . And I did . Was under a photo of Herb Shannon . Hiss-O Or other wise numbered X O with the X being circled . Why this pic was with Herb shocked me . That car was mostly drivin by Bud Kinsel of Canton Illinois . I have only two pics of the car and the one on the web is one of them . I would lik to share the other one . It's a group pic of the car . Raymond Jett, Builder,owner and grandfather, Bud Kinsel Driver,another driver Johnny Joy and an unknown person .
What a wonderful caring man. We have know Jim for years and years even before we had Tobin's in 1998. Moe will miss him so much and and the long talks they had. We are proud to have known him....
hi scott, things were sure different this year at the speedway. i really was shocked when i heard they let you go ( or however it went), i know i missed you. i made it through august, but after that i gave up. i hope to make it to the party in december, and i would like to see you back at the speedway next spring. keep up the good work!
To Rita Schroeder (via the post to David Bogard) - I just stumbled on this site because I am getting ready to celebrate my 57th birthday, and i wanted to find a picture of Don's "57" car. My Dad (Bob Hentrich Sr.) was good friends with Russ growing up in New Liberty. We would stop occassionally at Russ' house in Davenport, just a few blocks off Locust, where Russ was ALWAYS in the garage working on the stock car. We rooted for Don every Friday night at the Miss. Valley Fairgrounds, and often got to go down to the pits after the race to talk with both Don and Russ. What great memories I have of those days!
dennis piefer says... Jack Rebholz #99ran across some old Peoria pictures on another site. Help me out. Who drove a 1963 1/2 Red Ford #99 sponsored ny Bush-Wykoff Ford
Jack Rebholz #99
ran across some old Peoria pictures on another site. Help me out. Who drove a 1963 1/2 Red Ford #99 sponsored ny Bush-Wykoff Ford
Mary Lee Standridge passed away on Aug 13. She was long time scorer at Lil Springfield and Jacksonville. She was also mother to the Standridge Clan.
Rita Schroeder says...My Dad is Russell Ewoldt. He owned a stock car or two. He raced 1960 - 1973. Don Bohlander was the driver part of the time. Russ passed away on Dec. 19, 2008. Wish he could have seen this site, he would have been in his glory!
I'M a cousin to the Strube brothers and remember going to the track every Forth of July when my folks and I would visit Peoria during the holiday. I have great memories as a youngster going to the track on that holiday and watching the races....even got a checkered winners flag from Fred on evening...wish I knew what I done witth it.
Are You Don Dane from Mt. Hawley Speedway - I was a BIG Fan of Yours - Loved the #123 Purple '57 Plymouth ..... Scott (PORC Founder)
Lots of good memorys
Scott, great site. Brings back many memories of when I used to help Chuck work on his cars. Spent many a saturday night there.
I just came across this site.... Having "grown up" around Peoria Speedway in the 70's and early 80's this brought back a flood of memories... My Dad (Jim Van Oppen) raced there during those years, Orange and Black #46 ..Thank you for including his obituary on here... Racing was a BIG part of Dad's life and it makes me happy to see him represented here. Thanks again. Dason
I just came across this site.... Having "grown up" around Peoria Speedway in the 70's and early 80's this brought back a flood of memories... My Dad (Jim Van Oppen) raced there during those years, and upon "googling" his name recently I came upon this site.. Thank you for including his obituary on here... Racing was a BIG part of Dad's life and it makes me happy to see him represented here. Thanks again. Dason
Scott, Thank you for the kind mention of my father,Freddie Voight, on your site. He was born in Peoria, the only child of Henry and Violet (Crafton) Voight, on April 23,1927 and died August 4,1973. He was father to the four of us and (at that time) grandfather to five.
Lloyd Caldwell' s Son
Daughter of Lloyd Caldwell.
Fun to remember! Thanks!
I was wondering if you would post who recieved what in each driver class on hard charger most improve driver rookie alll that stuff b 4 the dec party thanx for your time
Hey Scott,Just found this website and WOW what a great job you are doing with it.Hope you and all my old friends at Peoria Speedway are doing well.
Danny Irvin ( the racing auctioneer )
Thanks so much for this site and for honoring my dad, Ed Bolen. Building and racing cars was what my dad did and who he was. He loved it.