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Photographer Mel Stettler/Photo provided to The Vault by Mel Stettler.

Photo ID # P07.21.19_057_MAT_FLM_0070_1MEL
Car #: #57
Driver (s) : Billy Mathews
Location: Flemington
Date: 1970s
Photographer: Mel Stettler
Photo provided by: Mel Stettler

Comment for above photo:  One of my top 5 sportsman cars of all time.  I don't ever remember seeing this car at East Windsor, but I sure do remember noticing in the early 70's at Flemington.  I think you guys offered up that it was a former Kenny Brightbill car.  Cool body... cool stance... great colors and lettering...  It was a great time to be a fan of dirt track racing!

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08.11.19 Bob M

When Billy changed the body to a Gremlin a few years later was also a awesome looking Sportsman car for that era.

08.11.19 3Wide Was it this one Bob?
08.13.19 Scott Ely

I believe this hot rod (with the sedan body) was sold by Kenny Brightbill to Bob Toreky, which became his # 14.  It then went to Billy Matthews. 

08.18.19 Bob Mraz

It sure was the same car. I was fortunate to grow up in Bound Brook near Billy and was friends through me being neighbors to Billyís aunt. My rookie engine was bought from Billy in 1980. When I  was a kid I would ride my bicycle over to his garage behind his Momís house and watch him work on his car and took Polaroids during that time while he was building his Ray Liss chassis car.