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Topic: PHOTOS: In Memory, Luther Brewer One Of The Legends Of Our Sport Email this topic to a friend | Subscribe to this TopicReport this Topic to Moderator
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Sprint97
March 10, 2009 at 02:09:19 PM
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Posted By: brian26 on March 10 2009 at 11:43:54 AM

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Brian,...Do you carry your magic wand all the time ? Those are the 2 cars I was referring too. Notice the front wheels on the red one are dragster wheels (not knock offs). I always used the Ford truck colors in red & white. It was enamel and easy to use. This red seems to have an orange tint.

I think they are nice enough to inspire any car builder. This car appears to be 86 inch wheelbase.

Thanks Brian..I'm excited just looking at this picture ! Luther



brian26
March 10, 2009 at 02:52:35 PM
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Have some more, the first one is with the present car owner and Hank Arnolds widow,

 

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brian26
March 10, 2009 at 02:57:40 PM
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Throwing dirt in Tuscon

 

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brian26
March 10, 2009 at 03:01:49 PM
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In all fairness, the twister was and is a pretty car. But from what I've been seeing, Luther your car won a lot more races. Don't get me wrong, your car was pretty too, but it's legend is built on its record. In the end, that matters a whole lot more.




brian26
March 10, 2009 at 04:39:06 PM
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forLuther.jpg picture by brian26_photos_2007




redbandana
March 10, 2009 at 11:59:05 PM
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This message was edited on March 11, 2009 at 12:15:58 AM by redbandana
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Posted By: brian26 on March 10 2009 at 03:01:49 PM

In all fairness, the twister was and is a pretty car. But from what I've been seeing, Luther your car won a lot more races. Don't get me wrong, your car was pretty too, but it's legend is built on its record. In the end, that matters a whole lot more.



I seen alot of Luthers cars back in the 60s,back then they didnt have chrome as easy to get as today,,and alot of the parts you used were home made one of a kind. Luther was great at building a car and it was not a factory built car. Very few were back then. Luthers cars were good looking Race cars.He always had one of the best looking cars with that Red and white he used on lot of them . His cars were Fast,, and good looking,, and always clean ,,and well built,, and safe,, and ready to race.His cars were tested to there safety a few times and they past the test.

The pictures on here dont show the true color of his cars like i have seen,,,and have pictures of. His cars were always one of the best looking out there.


Win as if you are use to it.And lose as if you enjoyed 
it for a change.Its hard to get to the top and alot 
harder to stay there.

Sprint97
March 11, 2009 at 10:27:41 AM
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Posted By: brian26 on March 10 2009 at 02:52:35 PM

Have some more, the first one is with the present car owner and Hank Arnolds widow,

 

donbrown-robertachapman.jpg picture by brian26_photos_2007

 

 

twister-2.jpg picture by brian26_photos_2007

twister--2.jpg picture by brian26_photos_2007



Nice pictures. I did not know if the frame was single tube or space frame. The photo with the hood off shows it to be a space frame & I did not know it ran a blower. Also, nice to see that is restored and looking good. ...Luther



CG5KC
March 11, 2009 at 12:59:29 PM
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Brian

That's a good picture of Stan Borosfky, but thats not one of Luther's cars. This is a picture of Jerry Weld in his old super which was sold to Borosfky and was ran for a couple years. Stan had the cage removed and rebuilt as a sprintcar which is the car in your picture.

Curt Grogan



rustyrail
March 11, 2009 at 01:59:02 PM
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Posted By: brian26 on March 10 2009 at 04:39:06 PM

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Curt and Luther

Do you know where this picture was taken and who the cars are in the background? I am trying to remember if Harry Ivers ran #58. Also, any ideas what the vice grips are holding on the right front? Did he pinch off the brake hose to kill the RF brake?



Sprint97
March 11, 2009 at 02:04:32 PM
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Posted By: rustyrail on March 11 2009 at 01:59:02 PM

Curt and Luther

Do you know where this picture was taken and who the cars are in the background? I am trying to remember if Harry Ivers ran #58. Also, any ideas what the vice grips are holding on the right front? Did he pinch off the brake hose to kill the RF brake?



Rustyrail,...I don't know where this was taken BUT, the vise grips are to clamp off the right front brake hose so the brake does not work on that wheel !! The vise grips was part of our dirt track set up !! (if you had 4 wheel brakes). Luther



brian26
March 11, 2009 at 02:44:51 PM
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Posted By: brian26 on March 10 2009 at 04:39:06 PM

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This photo according to 'welder' was taken at the BCRA race in 1966 at Hutchinson .




Sprint97
March 11, 2009 at 06:17:25 PM
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Posted By: brian26 on March 11 2009 at 02:44:51 PM

This photo according to 'welder' was taken at the BCRA race in 1966 at Hutchinson .



Brian,...The first car I built fo Stan Borofsky was after the 66 season & ready for the 67 season. I appreciate all of these pictures. I print off some of them for keeps. ..Luther



brian26
March 11, 2009 at 06:19:01 PM
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Here's an old picture of Arnold from back in the day

 

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brian26
March 11, 2009 at 06:20:41 PM
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Posted By: Sprint97 on March 11 2009 at 06:17:25 PM

Brian,...The first car I built fo Stan Borofsky was after the 66 season & ready for the 67 season. I appreciate all of these pictures. I print off some of them for keeps. ..Luther



Luther,

These pictures are really from everybody else, I just drop them in. Thanks to all the guys kept these pictures all these years.

 

Dwane sent the BCRA picture.




brian26
March 13, 2009 at 09:11:01 AM
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Here's a better shot of the Twister without the hood.

 

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rustyrail
April 15, 2009 at 06:58:41 AM
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brian26
April 15, 2009 at 07:36:48 AM
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This message was edited on April 15, 2009 at 07:40:25 AM by brian26
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Posted By: brian26 on March 10 2009 at 11:53:18 AM

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Notice the shine on the side panel where it reflects the nerfbar/wishbone. This must have been impressive to see.

 

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Sprint97
April 15, 2009 at 12:58:25 PM
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Both cars were at the 1964 three day Labor Day meet at 81 Speedway. I had already seen the article in Hot Rod Magazine about the Twister and deceided my next car would be a T Coupe. It was nice to see them & even be in the same pits with them. I think the Twister was on the cover of HRM for that issue. Brian, you will have a picture of that cover here next !!....Luther



rustyrail
April 15, 2009 at 01:55:13 PM
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This message was edited on April 15, 2009 at 01:58:22 PM by rustyrail

Bud Leonard, Albuquerque Speedway, 1967

Luther: You are right. If a car can be called "sweet", it has to be the coupe sprint. I sure hope you do another one when you come back to the heartland. Let me be among the first to say, "Welcome home".



brian26
April 15, 2009 at 02:24:38 PM
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Posted By: Sprint97 on April 15 2009 at 12:58:25 PM

Both cars were at the 1964 three day Labor Day meet at 81 Speedway. I had already seen the article in Hot Rod Magazine about the Twister and deceided my next car would be a T Coupe. It was nice to see them & even be in the same pits with them. I think the Twister was on the cover of HRM for that issue. Brian, you will have a picture of that cover here next !!....Luther



That's beyond my capabilities there. Been looking at the Twister shots for years and haven't captured the Hot Rod cover.






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