|Photo ID #||K06.04.14_057_OLS_REA_0060_1|
|Driver (s) :||Budd Olsen|
|Photo provided by:||Ed Shaub - Ed Shaub Collection|
|Comments:||Comment: Great looking car with some really excellent lettering. Check out the flag next to the #, and also the golf scene on the hood. Not sure how long Budd Olsen drove this particular car but hoping that some of the Reading guys out there will be able to fill the rest of us in....|
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A lot to look at in this pic. Being a sign painter, the lettering caught my eye first...nice! The conditions of the wheels were next, especially the rear. Ironic that there are rims on the ground over by the speed shop truck and WHOA, check out that 55-56 Ford custom, T bird hood scoop, DeSoto grill, not sure on the headlights but they are trick too.
|06.05.14||Mike Shaub||Attached is a color photo of the #57. Hal Reifinger started
driving for Bob Wertz in a 1937 Ford coupe around 63/64.
Bill Williams took over the driving chores around 1967, because he had a big wreck on the frontstretch. Then some rookie started driving for Bob Wertz by the name of Kenny Brightbill. I believe that Budd drove the car for a short period around 1965-66. Budd also drove the "Socks" Valeriano #6jr Mushroom Special.
picture above was taken at Hal's Atlantic, "Hot Rod's" Atlantic gas station
on Rt 222 (the Fifth Street Highway) north of Reading. The picture is taken
facing north. Off the left side of the picture is the gas station itself
and behind the station the first and second turns of "The Fastest Half Mile
in the East."
I was looking
at this Olsen pic again, look at the hood. In the background is what looks
like a 64 or 65 Mustang, making this a mid to late sixties pic. Williams
was in the car in 67 I believe so this was probably in the period between
Hot Rod leaving and Williams (actually Bill Brown) taking over.