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Ken Walkey

As a spectator at Gilmore Statium in the 40's I loved those 60's. Later racing on my own at Bonneville (300+)I still wanted a 60. I'm 81 now. Drive a '27T, and would love to have a late model 60 in it. Love 'em.

Jim Watt

Thanks, Al, for your informative and well-documented history. There's not a lot on the web re: midgets that's not either incomplete or inaccurate. I'm trying to put together a history of my dad's connection to midget racing for my siblings. He was a 'stooge' as a kid at Gilmore Stadium and went with the Gilmore gang to Indy in the thirties two or three times. I have a picture of him in a Gilmore Special midget (no date). Dad drove a pick-up push truck in the fifties at races at the Josephine County Fairgrounds outside Grants Pass, OR. I remember watching Bob Christie win in #23 a V-8 60 powered beauty. I'm trying to get more info on racing there, but not having much luck. You know anything?
Thanks, Jim Watt

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That V8 sounds like a great little engine. I remember my father having one back in the day.

 Gene Ingram

Al, Another great article covering a section of racing that well deserves the attention.
Thanks for your efforts!
Gene Ingram
Winchester Old Timers

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