50's NASCAR - Henry A. Yelinek - Need some help
Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:25 AM
This puts the car as a 40's Ford Coupe. Now suposedly the color scheme was a dingy maroon body, flat black fenders, and a white top with white lettering. The engine was hopped up with three carbs and could "run like the dickens". I have already picked up a Lindberg kit and will probably be modding it heavily to make it work, so I was curious if anyone has any recommendations or hints on this?
Any help would be appreciated.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:39 PM
It looks like that front fender might make it a '38 or '39, it's hard to tell from the photo.
Are you coming to the RAMS meeting Thursday night at Hobbytown? If you are bring
the photo, Gene will be able to tell you what it is for sure, being that he has a real '39
standard sedan and all.
Rick in Richmond
Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:51 PM
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:52 AM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:04 PM
Henry died in 1992 and I never got to meet him, but he and his dad ran an auto repair shop here in Richmond back then. That's why a lot of his bodywork seemed to be cobbled together. Henry also used to race Daytona back when it was nothing more than a big sand oval. We are still looking for more info on his car and other guys that raced with him. Lee Petty was one of his good friends as well as his son Richard.
Great ideas, guys!
Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:25 PM
Edited by Fat Brian, 02 May 2012 - 01:28 PM.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:25 PM