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  • Kinda quiet around here, how bout a bomb?

    I love nicknames. Some are really neat: The King, Loan Star JR...
    Who are these guys?

    The gas man...
    Buffer Red...
    The Tinley Park Express...
    Danny on the gass...
    The dirty Indian...
    Upside down...
    Clown Prince...
    Cactus Jack...
    Smokey...
    The flyian Hawian...
    Scooter... (too many to list)
    Fresno Flash...
    The Bear...
    Gentleman Jack...
    Fonty...
    Crash...
    The Cowboy...
    Iron Mike...
    The guy who talked to engines...
    Ted Tappet...
    A J.... before Foyt...
    Zazooom.....
    The Captain...
    Drunkin Duncan...
    Babe....
    Spyder....
    Engine Charlie...

    I'll have some more... I hope this keeps you busy for a few minutes....
    ZOOOM
    "Doc, just set them fingers sose I can hold the wheel"
    James Hurtubise, June, 1964

  • #2
    The Virginia - North Carolina modified circuit of the 60's and 70's produced some of my favorite nicknames. Puddin' Swisher, Paddlefoot Jones, Runt Harris. Coo Coo Marlin from Tennessee and Rat Lane from Alabama also come to mind.
    Dwight Clock

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    • #3
      The gas man... TOM SNEVA
      Buffer Red... PAT FLAHERTY
      The Tinley Park Express...TONY BETTENHAUSEN SR.
      Danny on the gass... DANNY ONGIAS
      The dirty Indian...
      Upside down... I dunno but Jack Turner gets my vote.
      Clown Prince... EDDIE SACHS
      Cactus Jack... JACK TURNER
      Smokey... ED ELISIAN
      The flyian Hawian...ONGAIS again?
      Scooter... (too many to list)
      Fresno Flash... BILL VUKOVICH
      The Bear...DENNY HULME
      Gentleman Jack... JACK BRABHAM?
      Fonty...
      Crash... The 2005 Target Chip Ganassi Team
      The Cowboy...
      Iron Mike...MIKE NAZUREK
      The guy who talked to engines...
      Ted Tappet...
      A J.... before Foyt... AJ WATSON
      Zazooom.....
      The Captain... ROGER PENSKE
      Drunkin Duncan...
      Babe....
      Spyder....
      Engine Charlie...
      "Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Zooom
        I love nicknames. Some are really neat: The King, Loan Star JR...
        Who are these guys?
        I'll take two Zoomie and leave the rest for others
        The gas man... Mr Richard Griffin - the Aviation Fuel Dealer from NM and former SCRA Champ in the Jory #50
        Buffer Red...
        The Tinley Park Express...
        Danny on the gass...
        The dirty Indian...
        Upside down...
        Clown Prince...
        Cactus Jack...
        Smokey...
        The flyian Hawian...
        Scooter... (too many to list)
        Fresno Flash...
        The Bear...
        Gentleman Jack...
        Fonty...
        Crash...
        The Cowboy...
        Iron Mike...
        The guy who talked to engines...
        Ted Tappet...
        http://www.near1.com/HALL-OF-FAME/phil_walters.htm
        A J.... before Foyt...
        Zazooom.....
        The Captain...
        Drunkin Duncan...
        Babe....
        Spyder....
        Engine Charlie...

        I'll have some more... I hope this keeps you busy for a few minutes....
        ZOOOM
        See above
        Please leave the easy ones for Axe
        Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MichaelP
          Upside down... I dunno but Jack Turner gets my vote.
          I dunno either but I thought his was "Front stretch Jack"...

          but I always liked the ones that were unofficial and were given out by the railbirds of the day...

          the 1995 Indy 500 winner's uncle who after like his 5th wall tag in like two years they started calling him "Jacques absorber"
          Last edited by Frank Capua; 10-21-2005, 10:43 PM.

          "Ooh woo, I'm a Rebel just for kicks, now
          I been feeling it since 1966, now..."

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          • #6
            Upside down-Jack Rounds
            Crash Crockett
            The Cowboy-Jimmy Bryan
            The Dirty Indian-Al Kellar
            Babe Stapp
            Fonty Flock
            Here`s some more-The Bad man-Johnny Thomson
            Wally-Crazy Wheels- Campbell
            Ziggy-George Snider
            Captain Nice-Mark Donohue


            Buildy

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            • #7
              How about...


              Herbie Horsepower?
              Chickie?
              Jigger?
              Black Jack?
              The Rat (F1)?
              Fletcher (F1)?
              The Mad Russian?
              The Flying Scot?
              The Wee Scot?
              The Shunt (F1)?

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              • #8
                My all-time favorite....

                "Traction"...........



                ...........



                ...............Bob Veith

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                • #9
                  Herb Porter
                  Chickie Hirashima
                  Jigger Johnson
                  Black Jack Brabham
                  The Rat-Niki Lauda
                  The Mad Russian-Vuky
                  The Flying Scott-Jim Clark
                  The Wee Scott-Jackie Stewart
                  James the Shunt Hunt
                  I have NO idea who Fletcher is or was.


                  Buildy

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                  • #10
                    Another Jigger-Frenchy`s kid who almost had the pole in 1969-I can`t spell his name.

                    Buildy

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                    • #11
                      Here`s one-Pelican Joe-------?

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                      • #12
                        "Gentleman Jack" McGrath.

                        "The Flyin' Hawaiian" was a drag racer, but I cannot remember his name. Also was a dude I knew in Atlanta who was quick.

                        Jigger Sirois of course. Heck, I thought that was his name.

                        Smokey Yunick, Smokey Stover, whole lotta Smokeys.

                        Ted Tappett was Phil Walters, who retired on the spot after the '55 Lemans tragedy and became a successful VW dealer, one of, if not the, first.

                        The rest look like they're covered.

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                        • #13
                          That Drag racer is Danny Ongais-also known as Danny on the Gas. Fast at Indy, fast in dragsters and Funny cars. He was known to leg Roland Leong`s dragster "The Hawiian", before his Champ car exploits.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by FLB
                            How about...


                            Herbie Horsepower?
                            Chickie?
                            Jigger?
                            Black Jack?
                            The Rat (F1)?
                            Fletcher (F1)?
                            The Mad Russian?
                            The Flying Scot?
                            The Wee Scot?
                            The Shunt (F1)?
                            Black Jack (Brabham)
                            The Rat (Niki Lauda)
                            Fletcher (Jody Scheckter)
                            The Flying Scot (Jim Clark)
                            The Wee Scot (Jackie Stewart)
                            The Shunt (James Hunt as in Hunt the Shunt)

                            Okay guess these:

                            Baby Bear
                            Seppe
                            Moco
                            Purls
                            Super Swede
                            A.J. (F1's A.J.)
                            Il Leone
                            The Professor
                            The Monza Gorilla
                            Revvie

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Buildy
                              Here`s one-Pelican Joe-------?
                              I do believe that would be Joe Leonard.
                              "Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate."

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