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Photo ID # 05.15.03_007_FEL_REA_0066_1
Car #: #7
Driver (s) : Leroy Felty
Location: Reading, PA
Date: 1966
Photographer: Harry Mccaughey
Photo provided by: Jim Brewer
Comments: Comment by Jim Brewer:  This is of Leroy Felty at the Reading Fair in 1966. This car was sponsored by Hackenberg Chevrolet which was Leroy's usual sponsor for his "Bug" on the Wil-Sel circuit in Central PA. The car was originally built for the 1964 Langhorne National Open and I saw it run on the asphalt at the Horne in 1965 (first year for pavement). Leroy drove it to a 6th place feature finish at Reading on Sept 9, 1966. Back in the mid-60's Leroy was an infrequent visitor to Reading. They generally towed the "Heavy" down from Jonestown, PA to run the bugs out prior to Langhorne.   (Jim Brewer)
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05/16/03 3-Wide Was Leroy a brother to "Electrafying Elvin" Felty?
05/16/03 Russ Dodge Leroy Felty was "the man" at Port Royal Speedway and later ran URC. He is not a brother to Elvin but a cousin I believe. As good and well known as Leroy was when he raced, I'm sure there are people out there who can help me out with accurate info.! Thanks, Russ Dodge
05/20/03 Harry Mccaughey I believe Leroy is Elvin's uncle. I watched Leroy race many times at the Grove. I remember the 65 Chevelle he raced I think only one week before it was totaled. I remember Elvin running a mini stock at Hershey and later did some lettering on a mini modified for him. A red white and blue Gremlin style body number 46. Elvin raced at Silver Spring in a sportsman also.---
07/03/04 Chris Felty Hi I am Chris Felty, you are correct Harry, Leroy is Elvin's Uncle.  Leroy won the 1968 Port Royal Track Championship, 1971 and 1973 United Racing Club Titles, Also Leroy has a 35 lap record of 14 mins 8 Secs. Elvin has won 3 championships at Silver Springs and 3 at Penn National.  If you guys are wonder who i am, I am the great newphew of Leroy and is My Grandfather Albert Felty's brother.

 Bruce A. Felty

This car was built by Elvin Felty Sr. (as were the modifieds driven by Leroy Felty & Gene Kohr) Elvin Felty Sr. was the older brother of Leroy Felty and the father of the "Electrifying Elvin" Elvin Felty Jr.

Leroy Felty now lives in Ft. Myers, Fl., Elvin Felty Sr. is 86 years old and lives in Port Charlotte, FL., Elvin Felty Jr. lives in Myerstown, Pa.