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#1 The Brown

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 09:40

Hello,

we are a little team of hobby historic car racers from Germany. Our race car is a 1959 Ford Custom 2door (yes!).

Due to the official authorization and homologation of the European Racing Commission we need at least one historic picture which shows such a 1959 Ford (not Thunderbird) at any race.

We found out that in the years 1959, 1960 und 1961 some american teams started with such 1959 Fords at some Grand National Races. One of that teams were The Wood Brothers with their drivers Glen Wood (the founder), Junior Johnson, Bob Welborn and Jimmy Massey. Some weeks ago we asked the Wood Brothers Team to send just one picture of one of these cars to us but there was no answer.

Anonther 1959 Ford driver was Fred Harb who raced until 1961 which his old 1959er Ford at the Grand Nationals.

Holman & Moody used exclusive 1959 Thunderbirds at that time, not the 1959 Ford, in the following year the 1960 Ford Galaxie.

So, here is our entreaty request: Do you know where we can find an old picture showing one of these old 1959 Race-Fords?

Thank you so much for answering
Martin

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#2 HistoricMustang

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 22:17

Someone here should be able to help:

http://www.galaxieclub.com/

I believe one is pictured here but not 100% sure:

http://www.fireballr...tures_55_59.htm

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#3 The Brown

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 09:04

Thank you for your answer, Henry.

I have contacted the US-galaxieclub now. I will report, if/when an answer will follow.

No, in the Fireball-Roberts homepage is no picture of a 1959 Race-Ford. As far as I know Fireball Roberts never started which a 1959 Ford.

Greetings from Germany
Martin

#4 Ray Bell

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 12:03

You mean something like this one?

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#5 The Brown

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 17:08

Yes, Ray, exactly.
The mine is april green with standard steel rims cause of historic commission.

Martin

#6 Gerr

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 05:29

Hi, The Brown,
There is a pic of a racing '59 Ford sedan on the second page of this site. The only pic on the whole site without a caption..........the pic just below it may be a '59, as well

http://www.stockcarr...60917/index.htm

#7 The Brown

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 08:59

Yes, Gerr. You got it. Thaaank you so much.
The pic without caption shows a part of the front end of a 59 Ford. I hope this will satisfie the European historic commission.

(The pic below it does not show a 59 Ford. Please note the 'normal' A-pillar of this car. The 59 Ford has the typical late 50s inverted A-pillar of these panoramic windscreens. Is 'inverted' the correct word in english?)

Thank you so much

Martin

#8 Ralf Pickel

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 09:05

:clap:

Hello Martin - I am glad, that you finally found a photo !!! :up:

( I am of course derbyspecial from the other forum...... )

Greetings,

Ralf :wave:

#9 HistoricMustang

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 21:12

In the past couple of months a new member of TNF was searching for a photo of I believe a 1957 ford in racing trim to document the car he was building to vintage race in I think England.

Well, if I have the information correct this may help as it is a replica of the Glenn Roberts NASCAR racer.

Sorry I could not seem to locate the original thread.

Henry

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As a side note, this car will be at the AIRPS September 9th event. :cool:

#10 Twin Window

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 21:14

Originally posted by HistoricMustang

Sorry I could not seem to locate the original thread.

Maybe someone else will remember or find it?

#11 bradbury west

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 11:51

Brilliant photo. Colours and setting almost like a Tim Layzell painting

RL

#12 Sharman

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 12:24

:rotfl: I thought it was the OFF side of the conveyance one was allowed to pass water against .

#13 teegeefla

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 12:44

This is the thread with the original request.

http://forums.autosp...&threadid=85655

#14 teegeefla

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 12:47

Some possibly helpful info on this thread

http://forums.autosp...&threadid=87795

#15 Ray Bell

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 13:33

That car's a couple of years too early...

Now this thread is resurrected, I wonder where I found that photo?

#16 The Brown

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 15:53

Great picture of the 57 Ford.

In the meantime I found same days ago a picture in the book "Forty Years Of Stock Car Racing", Volume 2, years 1959-1964, by Greg Fielden. On page 113 you can see Tim Flocks 1961 Chevrolet, starting at the Virginia 500 in Martinsville VA. And in the background the honorable Mr. Fred Harb in his good old 1959 Ford. Unfortunately the picture is blurred.

Greetings from Germany
Martin

#17 HistoricMustang

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 21:06

Sorry I missed the year. Photograph of '59 was needed, not '57! The memory continues to slip! :

Please allow me to expand the thread and put up a couple more that have committed to the September 9th event. These are coming up from the Living Legends of Auto Racing in Daytona.

Rex White's Chevrolet, Glenn's Pontiac and hopefull Glenn's '63 Ford will be ready.

Henry

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