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Photo ID # 02.01.03_35A_35B_OLD_0060_2
Car #: #35A & 35B
Driver (s) : Richie Massing and Wally Dallenbach 
Location: Old Bridge, NJ
Date: 1961
Photographer: $ Bill
Photo provided by: $ Bill
Comments: Known as the Candy Cane Race Team, Wally and Richie were cousins...or was that brothers in law....
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02/03/02 Ed Duncan 35a Wally Dallanbach at Old Bridge in 1961
02/03/03 Russ Dodge The 35a pictured was a beautiful white car with red numbers. Wally cousin Richie Massing drove the team car the 35b. The "Candy Cane Racers" were just pristine. Wally had come out of drag racing thus his early 35a had a Buick engine with a GMC blower with six Carburetors. Which Wally soon found out was over kill in a stock car. Driving his own car and later the XL - 1 and Dick Barney's 14 , was a smooth driving feature winner. A real fine gentleman. Thanks, Russ Dodge
02/09/03 Russ Compare the two pictures carefully. Not the front firewall location on the cars in relation to the windshield. Then note the distance from the crack on the back edge of the door to the rear fender location. Wally, with the 35a was one of the first to start playing with weight and body location. The 35b was a traditional car. Note the tarp on the 35a covering the blower and carbs.. Wally had a Buick motor with a GMC 671 blower and 8 carbs. Wally came from drag racing and didn't realize you could have too much motor.
02/09/03 Bill Force They at one time were known as the candy cane special.  Drivers -Wally Dallenbach and his relative Richie Massing.  , Both ran Wall, Old Bridge, and Vineland  Both of these cars at one time even had blowers on them., Bill Force
02/20/03 Russ Dodge (Regarding the race teams name "Candy Cane Racing"),  I found out by asking Wally. Wally and the boys did some drag racing before the stock car days. Their dragster had a hand brake, much like the old midgets, with the kill switch on it. The brake arm was wrapped with red tape and appeared something like a candy cane. They thought it looked like a candy cane so they called themselves the Candy Cane Racers. I have one of the Candy Cane Racers jackets.
 08.01.12 laytonronald  WALLY LET TOMMIE ELLIOT DRIVE THE 35A  AT WALL STADIUM ONE NIGHT IN THE SIXTIES WHEN WALLY WAS DRIVING ANOTHER CAR, AT THE START OF THE RACE A TANGLE OF THE TWO FRONT CARS TOMMIE HIT GAS INSTEAD OF THE BRAKE AN FLEW OVER THE CAR IN FRONT OF HIM LANDING ON PETE FRAZEE'S CAR AN TAKING THE BODY OFF PETE'S CAR ,THAT WAS THE LAST TIME I EVER SAW THE 35A RAN.
     
     

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