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|Flemington, NJ (Thanks Herb)
|Bill Young (Y & B Photos) (Thanks Herb 57)
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|A favorite of many, there was a time when this car was
unbeatable at Flemington and other area speedways. Gerald has the reputation of
being one of the cleanest drivers who ever put on the goggles. We all knew when we
watched Gerald drive the Joe Bullock owned, Gus Frear wrenched, little Falcon with the big
Ford power stuffed under the hood, that we were watching something special. Who
would have thought some 30 years later we'd still be remembering it like it was last
I had an opportunity to speak to Gerald in June of 2004 who lives way out in Everitt, PA. We hope to have him make the long haul east once again to attend future reunion events as he will always have a place with the Flemington faithful!
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|always had that gomer pyle(gollee) look on him until he got behind a gus
frear wrenched b.b ford!
|I have seen many race drivers in my careerv - none better than Al Tasnady, followed closely by friend Mr. Chamberlain
|Unfortunately, I didn't get to see Al race at what many consider his best years, but I got to see Gerry in the 70's at Flemington... and for a while, it just didn't get much better than that. What a clean style of driving he had. I don't think I ever remember him doing anything out of line out there. I guess with the Bullock #76, powered by Gus Freer.... clean and fast was the way to the front!
|Charles W. Harbaugh
|Gerald Chamberlain used to drive 30 X 90 modified @ Hagerstown, Williams
Grove and Bedford Speedways. I saw him drive many times and win many races at all of
these tracks, but the most memorable was when the "Sprint" car was just entering
He drove for Don Rice Ford out of Bedford PA. and they rolled into Hagerstown one Sunday afternoon with a Red # 31 Sprinter on the trailer, after warm up and practice, all of the regulars refused to run if they left him race the sprinter, so the speedway officials, bowed to the majority and informed him that they could not run the car. So.... they pulled the old # 31 30 X 90 modified out of the truck and proceeded to kick their crybaby butt's anyhow.
I will never forget that day. I followed his career and ended up buying parts from him for my own racing endeavors.