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Photo ID # c03.07.06_24P_PEL_FON_0074_1
Car #: #24P, 4, 73
Driver (s) : Dave Pelczer
Location: Fonda
Date: 1974
Photographer: Henry J Bahre
Photo provided by: Matt Bahre
Comments: Comment from Matt:    This is a shot of Dave Pelczer aboard the Bahre Racing # 24 on his way to victory in early 1974 at Fonda's first ever 100 lap "Spring Thing". The car is the former Bullock/Frears/Chamberlin # 76 that won so many times at Reading and elsewhere. The car was purchased by Will Cagle (Will didn't like it), wrecked by Ken Shoemaker (Ken hated it), and then bought by Bahre Racing in late 73. Unfortunately, the car was eventually sold and dismantled but we did have a engineer blue print the car during the winter of 73/74.
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03/08/06 Tim You didn't mention Lou Lazzaro in the background, but I have a really good one for you...Isn't the blue coach in the background the same one Will Cagle stepped into when his regular ride blew up and won the Eastern States 200?  Maybe 72 or 73? Sort of an obscure question I know, but back then the Eastern States was second only to Syracuse as far as big post season races went.
03/09/06 John Mc (Response to Tim)  I'm not sure about the Cagle thing, but I believe that's Stan Wetmore in the
blue 73.
03/09/06 Matt Bahre That blue # 73 coach was owned and driven by Stanley Wetmore. He was Valley regular.

{When Will Cagle wrecked his car at the Eastern States 200... the car he won that race with was the (purple # 17 coach driven and owned by Ronny Theil) out of Long Island. It was a amazing performance by both cagle and his crew who quickly reworked the # 17 into a winner.}

Memory by: Mike Humphrey
03/09/06 Ron B That 73 car is none other than a still active Lebanon Valley Speedway regular Stan Wetmore, a very good looking coach that I fondly remember, Great picture Matt, I bet your family has some real shots of their famous cars we'd all love to see!
03/19/06 Ron Blake Another thing about this 24p car is it had an identical twin, that was driven by Butch Jelly, another old fan favorite from the by-gone days, but Butch's car was 24j.......they looked so similar it was very hard to tell them apart....I have a picture of the two cars running 1 & 2 at the Valley, pretty damn cool, again, thanks Matt.
     

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