|Photo ID #||H09.04.11_044_UNK_UNK_0070W_1|
|Driver (s) :||not sure|
|Photo provided by:||Paul Irving|
|Comments:||Not sure who is behind the wheel of this nice looking Pinto in this Paul Irving photo. Kinda looks like Gary Balough, but I don't recognize the car or the helmet.|
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|09.12.11||Harry Cella||Driver of the #44 Pinto was Pat Watson. He ran Orange County and Nazareth around the mid to late seventies.|
|10.08.11||Jim Maxson||The 44 is indeed Pat Watson. That car became Leigh Greene's #76 and I crewed with him. He then bought his Oliver/Van Horn Chassis. I bought this car for $700.00 and found the chassis to be in really bad shape. I sold the pinto body and some other parts. I kept what was good and used them on the car I got from my Dad. The chassis was cut up. Pat Watson also helped my Dad build one of his modifieds. Pat was a great guy.|
|10.11.11||Jim Maxson||If you look at the center of the headers and look directly
down at the main chassis rail you can see this car was clipped. For some
reason back then when they damaged the frame they cut it off and capped it.
They then ran a new2x4 box rail along side each other and welded them up.
One of Dads cars took a bad hit at OCFS and it also was clipped the same
They way we do things now and the way it was done back then sure has changed alot over years. I remember going to the junk yards with my Dad looking for stuff. We would fill up his pickup with anything that would work. At one time we had 2 complete pintos in the yard waiting to cut the bodies off. I also remember him buying doorskins, roof panels and quarters and putting all together in the shop.
That was a long time ago but I learned so much about racing and building race cars. Times where fun back then. The cookie cutter stuff just doesn't get it for me these days.