MORE PHOTOS FROM THE THUNDER ROAD FLATHEAD COUPE ERA
Bob Doyle Photos Courtesy of Cho Lee, Unless Otherwise Stated


Keith Ballard, who won
a hobby class track title
at Otter Creek Speedway,
the next year, leads a field
at Thunder Road.
 

Spade Cooley, one of the
track owners, awards a
trophy to Pappy Forsyth.

Spade Cooley interviews
Rex Shattuck, another driver
who spent a lot of 1961
 at Otter Creek Speedway.

Gilles Brochu, one of
the first stock car drivers
in Quebec, brought down
his supermod with his
customary # B14.

Dale Hatch poses his
Hudson with one of
the Eastman kids.

Charles Ely delivers
Johnny Gammell's
#88 to the track. Ely may
have had one of the first
slant bed haulers.
 

One of Perley Densmore's
last [and best] cars. He had
been a regular at
Northeastern Speedway.

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
Henry Montandon,
The Frozen Logger.

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
Ron "Satch" Hunt
 

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
Northeastern Speedway
[left] Lloyd Hutchins, Leland
Ingerson, Henry Montandon,
Freddie Mills, Unknown Man

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
Henry Montandon,
The Frozen Logger.
Very Poor Quality Shot.

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
A driver poses after
his crash at T Road.

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
Russell Ingerson in
Ed Pelletier's 51.

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
The Wayne Vincent wreck.
He sustained serious head
injuries. Certain figures of the
day, such as Tony Collicchio,
John Untied, Skip Easter, and
Lee Ingerson are seen.

 

Chester T. Wood,
Orange, VT
The Ultimate Shoestring
racer.

Norm "The Flying
Frenchman" Chaloux in
Victory Lane. His car owner,
is at left, along with the
race sponsor and starter
Archie Blackadar [right]
 

A 1960 pit meeting.
The Bardahl presence is
from dealer Bob Doyle,
also this photographer.

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
Norman McIver Photo

A Northeastern pileup with
many of the same cars running
Thunder Road in 1960. That
same 55, as shown above, is
in the middle of it. HMM

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
Norman McIver Photo

Officials run to a crash
on the Widowmaker. Track
nurse, Rose Cooley is seen.

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
Norman McIver Photo

Archie Blackadar joins
Rose Cooley at the
crash site.

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
A car thought to be Rex Shattuck dances along the Widowmaker.

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
Ronnie Marvin,
Bethlehem, NH
A huge, scary man.

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
Satch Hunt and Car 4 hit
the wall as drivers like Denny
Dearborn, Henry Montandon, and
Ronnie Marvin get by.

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
Norman McIver Photo

A very young Ken Squier
interviews an equally -
young Lloyd Hutchins, as
Lee Ingerson looks on.

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
Officials help out with a crash
on the Widowmaker. John
Untied and others stand
on the Nick Tigenson 52 and
pull a very tall Denny Dearborn
out of his #7.
 

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
Norman McIver Photo

The track flag flies
hopefully in front of a very
threatening sky.
 

Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
Keene, NH star Buddy
Bardwell supposedly built
this car to run at
Thunder Road. Most of
his equipment was for dirt.

Cigarette in hand, Archie
Blackadar keeps an eye
on the action at T Road.

T Road flagger Archie
Blackadar displays the
green to signal "start next lap".

Norman McIver Photo

The dreadful Ray Stygles
tree crash off turn 3.
 

Archie congratulates
Canadian star Jean - Paul
Cabana during 1965, the
last year of the coupes.

 

Rene Charland, headed
for one of his national
titles, gets the Governor's
Cup from then - Gov.
Phil Hoff. Bob Doyle is
at left.
 

Dale "Tubby" Hatch,
Groton, VT

Jack DuBrul, on the
T Road track, around
1963. Very Blurry.

Bardahl dealer Bob
Doyle [left] and
Emilo Girelli.

Norman McIver Photo
Grant Bashaw, in the
Ping Puentes Flying A

 

Courtesy of Scott Haskell
Glenn Andrews, an
Oxford, ME driver with
a local car, wins at
Barre. [from left] Bernard Perkins,
Gene Remick, Andrews, and Harold Bates.
 

Norman McIver Photo
Harold Hanaford enjoys
his trophy from John"
Untied as Ray Cooley
looks on.
 

Norman McIver Photo
The unique Marty
Harty sedan, driven by
 Roger Lancey. Once in a
while, Ernie Gahan would
climb aboard.
 

 Photographer Unknown
Ray "Jr" Coffin, one of
the drivers of the Barber
46.
 

The green flag flies
in 1960 heat races.

 


Bruce Pierson,
East Corinth, VT

 

That same car 55 blasts
off turns 1 and 2 - probably
at the beginning of the
wreck shown in above
cells.

Courtesy of Neal Davis
More early coupes.

Courtesy of Neal Davis
Grant Bashaw, in the
Puentes Flying a
chases Norm Chaloux.

Courtesy of Neal Davis
Ronnie Marvin goes to
the outside of Mutt Dexter.

An early lineup, from
the front.

Courtesy of Mark Austin
Ronnie Marvin gets
flag from Archie.

Courtesy of Mark Austin
Rex Shattuck gets
flag from Archie.

Courtesy of Mark Austin
The Bud Messier 50 -
early edition, maybe
with Larry Granger.
 

Courtesy of Mark Austin
An ascot - clad Ken
Squier awards Roy
Forsyth.

Courtesy of Mark Austin
The First Governor's
Cup. F.Ray Keyser looks
at the damaged Couillard
75 of Rex Shattuck. I think
Rex won the Cup.
 

Courtesy of Mark Austin
The Ping Puentes -
owned Flying A took
some serious damage
here.

Courtesy of Mark Austin
Peter Bryant's odd -
looking coupe spins as
car 59 gets by.
 

Courtesy of Mark Austin
Unidentified car 65
wins a heat.

Courtesy of Mark Austin
Mike Osborne [91]
ahead of Glenn Andrews.

Courtesy of Mark Austin
44 is possibly the Lackey car;
72, Emilio Girelli; and 91
is Mike Osborne.

Courtesy of Mark Austin
A well - used car 54
takes the checkers.

Courtesy of Mark Austin
Archie was always ducking,
jumping or running. Here's
Mike O. again in a
different car.
 

 

DONALD DODGE 1963 PHOTOS
Courtesy of Troy Dodge


View from Bud Hill. The
yellow car is the 3J
Cote - owned car of Jim
Martell.
 

View from Bud Hill. The
inside car is one of the
George Barber cars.

View across the
track.

View from behind
the grandstands.

Similar view from behind
the stands.

Fourth turn action.
The red 19 is
Rex Shattuck.

View from Bud Hill. The
3J is seen as well as
the yellow and black
Ed Pelletier 51.

Sylvio Bilodeau
in the purple 92
paces the field.
That same car
visits the track
yearly with NEAR.

Another action
shot.

View from Bud Hill.
Here come de
pace car .

 

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