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    Although the Flying Tigers were popular beyond management's wildest expectations, they were quite limited in technology, and the movers and shakers decided to move ahead and make two moves. One was the creation of another support division - the Hurricanes. The second decision was to bring their headlining division a little bit closer to the departed coupes. 


Steve Jangraw Photo

    Thus, the Tigers were re-named as Limited Sportsman and were allowed several changes in setup and power that would make their performance and competition considerably more exciting. It was also understood without being said that competitors in the class would try to have their equipment look a little better than the rough and tumble Tigers. Many of the limiteds, that first year, were nothing much more than the old Tigers; but the top teams were sporting better cars.

 

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Lennie Stockwell
Bethel, VT


Steve Jangraw Photo
 

From Rich Palmer

Don Bevins,
So. Burlington, VT

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Jim Gates
Hardwick, VT

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Lloyd & Gregg Gilbert

Bobby Giroux
So. Burlington, VT

COUPES ERA


ACT Archives
Winston Machia

Sheldon, VT

Rich Palmer Photo

 

Lloyd & Gregg Gilbert

Lee Carpenter
Colchester, VT

Lloyd & Gregg Gilbert

Dan Bridges
South Plattsburgh, NY

  

Courtesy of  Lloyd & Gregg Gilbert

  Steve Poulin
North Troy, VT

EARLY FLYING TIGERS

 

Ladabouche Photo

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Jean - Paul Cabana,
Beloeil, QU

 

Denny Dearborn barely misses a spinning Larry Parsons. [The Dearborn car was a former J.P. Cabana Daytona car.]
CLICK HERE for a special page on that car.

 

Jim Gates leads Clem 
Despault and Moe Dubois

 

Burlington Free Press Photo

George Horn
St. Johnsbury, VT

Horn's 409 engine created a brief sensation at Catamount in 1970.


Courtesy of Rich Palmer

 

LIMITED SPORTSMAN

Clem Despault
Waterbury, VT


Courtesy of Rich Palmer

Lloyd & Gregg Gilbert

Chester T. Wood
Orange, VT

 

Courtesy of Rich Palmer

Moe Dubois
Hinesburg, VT

 

Catamount Yearbook

 



Steve Jangraw Photo

Dubois Dodge at practice


Steve Jangraw Photo

HURRICANES

 

Catamount History Program

 A page from the Catamount History program of 1985, featuring Limited Sportsman cars.

ACT Archives

Ed Doggett,
Plymouth, NH

One of very first Chevelles

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Courtesy of Rich Palmer

Bob Dragon,
Milton, VT

Just so you know - he did participate
at Catamount in 1970.

 


Courtesy of Rich Palmer

Lee Carpenter
Colchester, VT

His hugely _ popular Lark
he alternated with Barcomb's
backup  Ford

LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN

Early

Later

 
Courtesy of Rich Palmer

John Tessier,
St. Albans, VT

 

 

 


Bill Ladabouche Photo - What's left of it

Ron Barcomb,
Winooski, VT
1970 State Champion


Steve Jangraw Photo


 

 
Courtesy of Rich Palmer:
Burlington Free Press Photo

Ron Barcomb trails Moe Dubois in this race, but beat Moe in the points in 1970

 

 
Burlington Free Press Photo from Rich Palmer

Stub Fadden,
N. Haverhill, NH

Rich Palmer

 

MINI STOCKS

 
Courtesy of Mike Gilbert

Bobby Giroux grabs one
at Thunder Road.


Free Press Photo from Rich Palmer

Brothers-in-law running tight: Giroux leads Dubois

 
Courtesy of Topaz

Harold "Hardluck" Hanaford,
Plymouth, NH

 
Rich Palmer

Red Fisk,
Northfield, VT

The car had been classified both as a Tiger then as a limited.


Steve Jangraw Photo


 

GRAND AMERICANS


Free Press Photos from Rich Palmer

Jay Yantz,
Monkton, VT

He had a tough time
with his limited.


 

 

 
Photo from Rich Palmer

Gary Bevins,
Milton, VT
 

 
Bob Mackey Photo

Bill Branham
Plattsburgh, NY

 

Ladabouche Photo

G. King Milne
Barre, VT

Ex- Tom Tiller
car

STREET STOCKS

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Courtesy of Rich Palmer

Russ "Wild Child" Ingerson,
Littleton, NH

Courtesy of Steve McKnight

Courtesy of Rich Palmer
George LeClaire
Hinesburg, VT

Moe Dubois Backup Car

 
Courtesy of Andy Borightt

Tom Tiller,

Winooski, VT.
 
 
Ladabouche Collection

Leland Ingerson,
No. Haverhill, NH
 

Tiller Backup Car
ACT CARS

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NEW TIGERS

       
         

 

This shot shows about as many limiteds as anyone could fit into one photo - the beginning of a feature. Identifiable cars in the shot [from left] - Ed Doggett [Chevelle going off the track]; the 03 Mosley's Express Pontiac of Denny Dearborn, Doggett's team mate; 81, Butch Burbank; 36 Dick More; 91 Red Fisk; 1 - Larry Demar [1955 Ford going off track in middle of shot]; 16 Stub Fadden [between Fisk and Demar in dark Chevy with white roof]; 11 - Larry Parsons; 14 - Don Turner [dark car with white circle around numeral]; and possibly 3 - Clem Despault in the rear.


 

Do you have pictures of other drivers from this era at Catamount ? If you would like to make them available for me to place on this site contact me at: wladabou@comcast.net

or

Bill Ladabouche
23 York Street
Swanton, VT 05488
802-868-4339

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