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no nerf bars
July 12, 2012 at 01:10:19 PM
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Posted By: linbob on July 12 2012 at 12:10:43 PM

why destroy a antique car to make a street car? You can take any car that is not an antique



Well,

I never thought about it that way, but you make a good point!

Do you know where I can get one?



linbob
October 25, 2017 at 07:22:34 PM
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Posted By: linbob on July 12 2012 at 12:10:43 PM

why destroy a antique car to make a street car? You can take any car that is not an antique



It would make more sense to restore the car and then take it to vintage meets.  You could buzz around tracks at half speed and have a ball.



alum.427
October 25, 2017 at 09:46:30 PM
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What was so unusual was Bob Trostle was building cars for Tognotti, Gambler and who else out there ?  I have no doubt in my mind he understood totally what was going on. I can only say that his name will never be forgotten in the world of sprint car racing and maybe he  also understood that. I remember Ferkel running the Tognotti's, but I think that deal came about with the help of Kear's speed shop. Pretty sure that they sold Tognotti chassis. LOL, I wonder if Ferkel was running a Trostle with Tognotti stickers ? Win on the weekends Kear's sells Tognotti cars during the week. Hummmmmm.   



Dryslick Willie
October 26, 2017 at 05:05:25 AM
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Posted By: doublenuthin on September 10 2010 at 09:13:56 PM

the first 6 Tognottis were Trostles. Soon after they started building chassis. The first two Gamblers for CK Spurlock were also Trostles. Soon after, they started building chassis. Bob doesn't get the credit he deserves for the ideas and inovation he brought to the sport. Kept a lot of low buck racers racing by repairing cars and parts and pieces.



Not that is interesting!    Never knew that.   



wolfie2985
October 26, 2017 at 12:07:25 PM
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And, as told to me, J&J started as Gambler copies. So, if you follow the bloodline, Bob Trostle's cars are still winning a few races here and there with some guy by the name of Schatz.

Quite a legacy



mystic racer
October 27, 2017 at 01:01:43 PM
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Posted By: tognotti1826 on September 09 2010 at 09:04:47 PM

hi,just after some imformation on tognotti chassis ,when and where they where made and from what years as im restoring a non down tube chassis at the moment, any info would help thanks michael



Tognotti cars were built in the 80's by Has Paulson in woodland Ca. all non down tube cars, his prother Peter still races locally in the sacramento area. In the 90's they were built by BMB corp out of Rancho cordova, I believe Jeff Macafey still works there.



linbob
October 27, 2017 at 04:11:38 PM
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Posted By: alum.427 on October 25 2017 at 09:46:30 PM

What was so unusual was Bob Trostle was building cars for Tognotti, Gambler and who else out there ?  I have no doubt in my mind he understood totally what was going on. I can only say that his name will never be forgotten in the world of sprint car racing and maybe he  also understood that. I remember Ferkel running the Tognotti's, but I think that deal came about with the help of Kear's speed shop. Pretty sure that they sold Tognotti chassis. LOL, I wonder if Ferkel was running a Trostle with Tognotti stickers ? Win on the weekends Kear's sells Tognotti cars during the week. Hummmmmm.   



Trostle told me himself that at times if Fred Kaine got an order for a chassis and did not have one built he would buy one from Trostle and send it out as a Kaine car.  Bob did not seem to care.  He sort of thought it was funny.



beezr2002
October 27, 2017 at 10:21:20 PM
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Life's Tough On The Circuit is a great book about Bob Trosles life in racing. Its a thick book but if you are a sprint car fan you will not be able to put it down once you open it up. One of the best racing books I have ever read, and I have many books in my little library.



TforTexas
October 29, 2017 at 06:46:51 PM
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Posted By: wolfie2985 on October 26 2017 at 12:07:25 PM

And, as told to me, J&J started as Gambler copies. So, if you follow the bloodline, Bob Trostle's cars are still winning a few races here and there with some guy by the name of Schatz.

Quite a legacy



J & J  chassis might very well have started as Trostle copies but not via Gambler.  I'm pretty sure J & J's were around 10 years before gambler.  I  remember a local racer in West Memphis buying one in '71 and it seemed they had been around a few years already.  Also the M A Brown 44 driven by Bubby Jones and Chuck Amati in the early 70's was a J & J.



DRIVESHAFT
October 29, 2017 at 07:19:07 PM
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Thanks T for Texas Jack Elam started welding up cars

for Auto Speed Supply who built sprints or super

mods. He was about 18 or so. Then around 1970

he bought 1/2 of Auto Speed Supply. Owned by

Mr. Hill. Then became H&E Engineering. Then around

1973 jack bought the other 1/2. Became J&J

enterprises. Then later J&J Auto Racing still owned

By jack

 

 

 

 





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