I was so blessed at the OSCAAR banquet, not only to have three of my sponsor reps there, Quaker State, Lincoln Electric and Grind Stone Property Management, but also one of my crew members Stephen and Lucy Lippert. We won both the Best Appearing Car and Sportsman of the Year awards.
This was the 15th time for our team to win Best Appearing Car, the first time in OSCAAR Modifieds. The Don Hawn Sportsman Award was our 12th time winning the Sportsman of the Year award and the 4th time in the 5 years we’ve raced in OSCAAR.
My sponsors and crew had a great night, as did everyone that was there. It was truly a fun event with lots of couples dancing and boys doing shop talk. The venue was very nice and the food was awesome. Thanks to Dave Gainforth and his team for putting on an excellent year end festivity.
My Dad left his family and his Nova Scotia home, to go to France to fight against the Nazi drive to take over Europe. What really upset Dad was when Hitler suggested they would be heading to Canada after Europe.
Dad was 19. He drove a jeep and a big truck taking supplies to soldiers.
While overseas his Mom (Ally) died. Losing his Mom while he was so far away hurt him more than anything else. He came home a very hurt and an angry young man.
He would carry hurts from this war for years, and did his best to love and care for his family in spite of all his battles. Dad became a top welder for the Boiler Makers Union and often fixed my race cars.
God bless you Dad and all those who served in the crazy wars on this planet.
We are working hard on David’s 2015 Championship car, getting it ready for our season opener at Flamboro Speedway on April 28th. There is lots to do, and now, man hours will be very important for us to get this car ready and lettered to start the season. My crew have been extremely helpful this year, and in this photo, David, Eddie and I get some things done.
My 50th year will have many high lites, but one is sharing this ride with my son in 2017.
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We have completed the work on the car other than the drive line, side bars, lettering and a few small details. Hopefully by next weekend we have the engine ready to go in. Thanks for visiting our site.
Wishing all our fans and families a very Merry Christmas and safe holiday.
It’s that awesome time of year again when bright lights and beautiful colors line the houses and streets. My team mates and I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed 2017.
Jesus is the reason for this season, He is the reason we celebrate. We give presents, gifts, and that’s okay because God gave us the greatest gift of all, His Son Jesus, who came to set us free from the power of death. Jesus gift to us is eternal life, and has made a home for us.
May the spirit of the One who came into this world to change lives and bring peace, joy and love, encompass you and your family this Christmas season.
………….we will be back on the race car between Christmas and New Years to bring up dates…..thank you for visiting our site.
This past Sunday we tackled more of the body fabrication. Both Louie and Randall are new at this, but they are doing fantastic. Louie works at Toyota on the assembly line for repairs giving him a good sense for any type of repair.
Once the body is done, and the front bumper finished we will strip the body off the car and start on the chassis.
We have a lot to do before Josh Watson will paint it but we are getting there.
The hood in this picture is our 2008 40th Anniversary hood, used to get our fenders lined up close.
More to report soon.
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Louie, Randall and I started working on the Late Model today. We finally got a few parts to start first with the body, then once it’s done we will take it all off, have it painted by Josh Watson and work on the chassis, brakes, suspension bars and try to make it faster than this past year.
I will post pictures as we make progress. We intend to work up until mid December for sure.
At some point during the winter both Lloyd and Stephen will get out to help as well. Meanwhile getting sponsors on side and getting the car redone is priority to make the car show in March and that’s our plan for season #49, more pictures to follow soon…..thanks for visiting our site.