Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] Re: Surprise! (Playboy go-karts)
I remember my Uncle, Johnny James was a member of the Competition Cart Club (CCC). I would go with him on Sundays to various shopping center parking lots in PG County which were closed because of the Blue Laws and watch him race. We would load the kart in the back of his 1956 Ford station wagon with dual glasspack mufflers. I would always fight with my cousin over who would get to sit in the kart seat in the back of the station wagon on the way to races. I would also wear my CCC T-shirt that my Uncle silk screened for the club in has basement in Camp Springs. I still have a article I wrote for the Camp Springs Elementary School newspaper the "Little Dipper", it described a trip to one of the races, it might have been Marlboro. I also remember another member I believe he went by the name of "Bama". He had dual Homelights on his machine. Great times.
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To: "Marlboro Raceway" <Marlboro_Raceway@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 8:10:39 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] Re: Surprise! (Playboy go-karts)
I had seen your name and photo album on the Marlboro group a long time ago
and wondered if you were the same person I watched in the early days of karts in
DC. Great to hear from you.
At one point I seem to remember you and a couple of other guys running very
fast karts with one big Mac chainsaw engine. Maybe yours was a Bug? I was just
starting then and running the little class A carts and we used to run at
Prince George's Plaza parking lot and on the sports car track at Marlboro. Then our
club, the Competition Cart Club got together 5K and built the course inside
the oval and the sports cars then used our main strait as their pit lane.
Adolph ran his business called "Electronic Balancing Service". He was good
friends with my mentor, Jim Murphy and I vaguely remember going to his place
with Jim. When he retired Pete Barrett ran the business under the same name and
for a time was in the basement of Custom Speed Shop when Ray Courtney moved it
from down on Main Ave. Ray Courtney died of cancer long ago, don't know what
ever happened to Pete.
It would be fun to reminisce if you could make the Marlboro reunion.
- #92 is the ex-Monty Winkler car. I purchased the car from Monty thru Pete van der Vate in 65. This was my first outing with the car(I think the only time I was in front of Bob).I still have the car(and the origonal trailer)in my collection.The car is as origonally race prepaired,although I drove to Pittsburgh and "borrowed" the O/D trans.from the pink MGB( Donna Mae Mimms) when it was with Don Yenko. I always constdered Marlboro to be my "home track",drivers school 1959 with Doug Diffenderfer,many" Bowls",Marlboro 300, and last event in 68. Ken Williamson MGC GTS
From: glen sullivan <glen_sullivan2000@...>
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 4:07:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] Re: Surprise!The first of those scans shows a light blue MGB next to Bob that is probably Monty Winkler. It also has a "Wall Bar".Glen
From: "scshmoo@earthlink. net" <scshmoo@earthlink. net>
To: Marlboro_Raceway@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 3:55:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] Re: Surprise!
Some scans of Bob Tullius in his TR4 at Governor's Cup 25 April 1965.
Steve Knoll wrote:
> Didn't know there were 2, after my timeSteve,
> I did discuss the car with Paul Brand a couple years ago, but forgot most of the details,
> but I thought he told me there was only one, which would have made it car that the Group
> ran the longest... could be wrong, but that is my recollection
> 1 National Championship for the Group & 1 for Paul as a privateer, if there were two cars,
> maybe 1 Championship for each
> Anyway neither ran at Marlboro for sure
> --- In Marlboro_Raceway@ yahoogroups. com, glen sullivan <glen_sullivan2000@ ...>