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PROOF! I am JA'd

Postby thunderlungs » Sat May 03, 2008 4:17 pm

Gang:

Following a deeply ritualistic and spiritual ceremony at York last year,
your humble servant was officially annointed - by the aforementioned Mr Redd hisself - Jack Approved!

And here's proof!

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Postby Rapid Randy Baker » Sat May 03, 2008 11:04 pm

LMAO at ^^^^^^ :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby draglist » Sun May 04, 2008 10:41 am

What a great shot! bp
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Postby Jack Redd » Thu May 08, 2008 11:25 pm

New members of the (JA) Jack Approved Decal Flyers Club. Willie Zapata, Willie's Willys, Lew Becker, Larry Holland, Sy Sybotham, Jack & Mindy Bowman, the "Almost Famous Mopar", Dave Koffel's "Flinstone Flyer" Pachard, "Hemi Fred" Ristagno & Son, Mashie Mihalho, Eddie Stegman, Bob & Dottie Plumer, Ray Gramlich's AA/F boat, Jeff Unfried, Annie & Stacey Montgomery, Dave Cohen, Fred Bear's Gasser, Julio & Rosa Marra, DMLMarra's website, Bee-On Videos, Joe McNally, Troop 1320,Jim Swagler's "Git-Go", Jerry & Pat Baltes AA/FD, Bob Pine, Brad Adams, GeorgiaDrag Racing.com, Dave Dilbeck, Julian Magway, with more to come later!!!
After telling the story of how the (JA) deal got started, I forgot that many of the readers were now around when Fred Forkner & Tom Raley were drag racing. They were also great party goers. Fred and his side kick Ruth raced the AA/FD "Quarterhorse" out of Wilmington, Delaware.
Ruth's husband was the "main" chauffeur for the DuPont family. Now if you think the "Great Wall" of China is something, if you ever in Wilmington, checkout the Dupont Estate at the hospital. Any way, Ruth was one of the first womam crew chiefs, along with Allison Lee.
Tom Raley was the Md. NASCAR Modified Champion in 1964. He then teamed with with Ronnie Vito of Champion Automotive in a A/FD and was the NASCAR Drag Racing Champion in 1965 and runner-up in 1966. He also ran the NASCAR Grand National Circuit (later the Winston Cup) at the same time. He than drove the Jim & Allison Lee "Great Expectations" AA/FD. I loved fishing on the Lee's Estate in The Plains, Va. He also drove George Reese's "George of the Jungle" Chevy funnny car. Up until '04 he race in NASCAR's Late Model Sportman class, where I was the "Video Camera Man". After retiring from his towing company, one of the largest on the East Coast, he now resides in Daytona Beach. Both Fred & Tom raced in my Top Fuel Circuits -- "Dragsters Unlimited" and the circuit that Tom Chastang and I started "Pro Fuel Dragsters Associates.
After each meet we had a party. Cantore's in Englishtown, Thomasville Inn at York, Benedict Pier at Aquasco, White Gables at Capitol, The White Barn at Vargo, the Eagles in Catawissa (Numidia), New England, right at the track!, National Trails at Holiday Inn et.
If I don't forget, I will tell about Fred Forkner and Ray Marsh racing on Md. Rt. 301 after a race at Capitol Raceway.
Hope you have enjoyed this "lil bit'. C U later! JAck
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Postby jim sanders » Thu May 08, 2008 11:38 pm

8) great reading Jack
GOOD TO GO !!
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Postby RH » Fri May 09, 2008 8:59 am

Cool Jack.
How about the Whitehouse in Waldorf and Berk Motleys in Colmar? Used to stop in there coming back from Budds Creek or Capital and a crab house/beer joint in Clinton that I can't remember the name of. I saw Jim and Allison Lee at Old Dominion 3-4 years back and they both looked fantastic! Some friends of mine ran LMSC and had the Lees along for the night. They brought along some old photo albums,very cool. Nicest folks on the planet.

Dealt with Raley lots when he had the tow company and I was a regional mgr with a large insurance co . Had sparks fly more than once :lol: He really built that operation into a big player in T&R.

Your post have brought up a lot of names and memories.I grew up in Alex. and knew Ed Sloper,Eddie Schwarz,Dennis Whitestone and a bunch of that crowd.

Still talk with Dennis occassionally.

Please keep posting........good stuff.
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Postby Dino » Sun May 11, 2008 1:21 pm

Jack you ol fart...remember me? Dino From Dover.
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Postby Jack Redd » Tue May 13, 2008 10:25 pm

RH & Gator, I hope that your homes are okay after this wild week of storms. My butt is dragging from limbs and leaves.
Because of that, I was hurrying on the post the last time, and excuse any mistakes. I am going to also skipped the (JA) JAck Approved Decal Club and the Forkner-Marsh Rt 301 Grambrills drag race with their tow trucks with trailers and race cars this time. Next time!
RH, I was the one that got the Lee's to the stock car race at Old Dominion. Raley had a race shop in West Va., and Al Watson and I would stop in and visit them on the way to the shop. Ed Sloper flipped his dragster on Rt. 1 in Alex., Va. testing it one day. He also had the first Miss Hurst Pat Flanney on the cover of his first catalog. There were three Miss Hurst, one being JaNeen and of course, Linda Vaughn.
Eddie Swartz, one of the three in the Swartz Bros. Speed Shop. I towed his B/D over to the Bill Holz (York Dragway) custom show in Baltimore for upholstering my '57 Ford 500. The Ford was the 1963 AHRA Springnationals E/SA Champion at Aquasco Speedway. It was also third in the AHRA National Points Championships. The last time I saw Eddie was at his shop in Merrifield, Va.
Dennis Whitestone did all of my mechanical work when he was at the Shirlington Texaco. It was just around the corner from DRAG TIMES. He later moved to Alexandria and opened his own shop. A great drag racing mechanic also. Isn't he now working with "Bunny" Burkett?
DINO, I still have the "Dover Gang" photo in my scapbook taken at the Holiday Inn in Indy where we had the (JA) Party and me with too much (JA) Grog backed into a car where you all took up a collection. I think the last time I saw you was when the Lee's match race at Dover got rained out. It is great to hear from you.
This the second time I wrote this. The first time the computer cut-off. So I don't know if this is typed twice. If so, sorry!
Oh well. if Washington weighs ton, what does Iowa weigh?
Soon to join the "Pistol Club". Drinking beer till twelve and pistol dawn!
Thanks for your time! (JA)ck
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Postby RH » Wed May 14, 2008 10:13 am

Jack,
Just water and limbs here,the Tornado damage was s/w of me by a few miles. Thanks for asking.
And my apology,I did meet the Lee's with you guys that night .I know 4-5 guys that ran late model there and my younger brother worked at Posner and he helped a few teams so we always did a lot of visiting in the pits. I think Big Al or maybe you took some pics of me and bro with the Lees inside Raleys hauler that night.Small world.
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Postby Barb » Wed May 14, 2008 10:31 am

Man, y'all are bringin' up some names from the past. I also grew up in the DC area and remember bits 'n pieces from the old days.

Swartz Bros Speed Shop was something. Went to a party at Tommy's once and his decor was maniquin's dressed in racing gear.

RH .. that crab joint .. wasn't it Capt. Phillips?
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