Doogers' Cars

If he had some other first name, I don't know what it was. Popular lore says tha Dooger Jones made a lot of money by being in the right place at the right time. Supposedly, he was the owner of a very modest trucking firm when he somehow landed exclusive rights to truck for the then - burgeoning Avon company, out of New Jersey. Apparently an avid race fan, he started to become involved in racing when he moved to Poultney, VT. With temperamental but brilliant mechanic Stan Durrum, Dooger's team woulod field modifieds, midgets, and even one late model sportsman. He had drivers such as Russ Shaw, Nelson Moore, and more. It is said he kind of lost interest when he lost his eyesight.


Courtesy of Russ Shaw
Dooger's 25VT, which
is driven here by Russ
Shaw. It went on to have
such drivers as Flemke
and Charland, too.

 

Courtesy of Ed Fabian
Dooger's 8VT, a former
Jack DuBrul car. It
may have been the 1st
in Vermont with tuned
headers. It was later driven
by Nelson Moore.

 

Courtesy of Ed Fabian
The 25 VT, in the
pits, at Catamount.
Shaw [blonde hair] and
head mechanic Stan
Durham [glasses] are
nearby.

Courtesy of RUss farr
Another shot of Nelson
with the 8VT at D. Bowl.

John Grady Photo
The 8VT, with Russ,
at Malta around 1967.

Courtesy of Russ Shaw
Ed, here's the color scheme
you didn't recognize.

Photo Source Unknown
Apparently an earlier
version of the 25VT, at Devils
Bowl. This is said to be
Nelson Moore.

 

Courtesy of Russ Farr
A shot of Nelson winning
with the 8VT at D. Bowl.
Note the 222 helmet - that
was the number of the team
midget, later owned by Durrum.


Rutland Herald Photo
Courtesy of Russ Farr
A shot of Nelson in the
Durrum/Jones 222 midget.


Courtesy of Marty Kelly Jr.
A shot of Nelson riding the wall
at D. Bowl with a Mustang. It must
have been being treating as a late
model, seeing as he is running
against Bob Gaskill here.

Courtesy of Russ Farr
That same Mustang, again in
trouble with a late model
competitor.

Courtesy of Russ Farr
A Stan Durrum photo with
that popular 8VT.

 

     

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