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Re: Trenton Speed Shop '57 Chevy
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2011, 07:54:56 PM »
Did you know Bob Clayton? He raced probably in the early 70's. He had a 10 second primered 67 Mustang with a Cleveland / Tunnel Ram setup. I think I remember him telling me he raced at the barricades.

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Re: Trenton Speed Shop '57 Chevy
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2011, 10:52:41 PM »
No, I didn't know Bob.

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Re: Trenton Speed Shop '57 Chevy
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2011, 11:45:02 PM »
i've herd some stories about the barricade
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Re: Trenton Speed Shop '57 Chevy
« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2011, 08:53:48 AM »
The sedan delivery was owned by the Kovach (?) brothers who owned Trenton Auto Glass on Firman st off of S. Broad near the intersection of Hamilton Ave. Clayton Wright's Slo Motion was also sponsored by Capitol Motors Chrysler Plymouth on Artic Parkway in Ewing. The car was kept there sitting on it's open trailer in front of the dealership when I worked there. Clayton followed that car with a 69 Road Runner Hemi and then a 70 Hemi Cuda, neither of which was as successful as the 63 car. He later had a 68 Hemi Cuda SS/AA car and finally a W/SA Plymouth station wagon.

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Re: Trenton Speed Shop '57 Chevy
« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2011, 07:50:31 PM »
 The guy standing behind the old black and white challenger photo is Norman Brown,

 My Dads Best friend he lives in Isla Mirada Florida now. He has helped me build cars for 20+Yrs before he retired and moved south,  he and my dad built his 38 4 door togther in the driveway,

 Norm wrenched on the "Whale Motor" that was in the Challenger and he was Partners with Harry Bickford for a while.. He always tells me the story of when the throttle stuck on the challenger and it ended up on its roof at Etown. Back when the water was still on the sides of the track before barriers were up.  Harry reached down to lift the pedal with his hand, when he got back up the car was in the air going upside down into the ditch...  He is also in "Blown Gassers of the 60's" book.  He is standing next to the Challenger's driver side with a white shirt on....Norm and his Dad used to have a  Gas Station on Artic Parkway where they "hopped up a bunch of the Bonderchuk Vettes" and when they used to tune the Kirby built Challenger at the station right after it got here from around Irwindale California I think? They would tune it, then test it on the Artic before going to ETown to race it back around 68/69....My Pops new the Trenton Glass shop guys as well.  Back then my dad raced a white 63Plymouth Sport Fury with a red interior down at both the AirBases as well because he was stationed there right after Highschool.  
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Re: Trenton Speed Shop '57 Chevy
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2011, 05:26:19 AM »
Our ol' pal Phil Quinto owns the Challenger now.
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Re: Trenton Speed Shop '57 Chevy
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2011, 06:51:12 AM »
I was told Phil Sold it not too long ago,  hope not I used to live up the road from him when he was in Allentown..also was told that it may go up on Mecum Auction??? Not sure if its true or not but I sure hope not.  Like to see it stay in the hands of someone who appreciates the real history of it.
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Re: Trenton Speed Shop '57 Chevy
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2011, 11:59:54 AM »
Our ol' pal Phil Quinto owns the Challenger now.

Phil sold the Challenger before he moved to Florida. I think the current owner is in Ohio or Indiana. The car still gets out to events but I don't think the new owner races it.
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Re: Trenton Speed Shop '57 Chevy
« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2015, 09:30:25 AM »
One of the The Franks bros wagons
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Re: Trenton Speed Shop '57 Chevy
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2015, 09:42:25 AM »
Is this the Trenton Speed Shop wagon you guys were talking about?

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Re: Trenton Speed Shop '57 Chevy
« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2015, 10:25:07 AM »
Thanks for posting the pics Haeg. It may take a while for a response because this thread was from 2011.

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Re: Trenton Speed Shop '57 Chevy
« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2015, 11:13:24 AM »
I just happened upon this site. My name is Scott Franks, I'm Eds son.
I have some other photos I can post when I get a chance.

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Re: Trenton Speed Shop '57 Chevy
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2015, 12:21:46 PM »
Hey Scott, you should check out our robbinsville hotrods facebook group as well.

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Re: Trenton Speed Shop '57 Chevy
« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2015, 09:28:34 PM »
Another paint rendition of my fathers 1957 wagon.

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Re: Trenton Speed Shop '57 Chevy
« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2015, 05:50:17 PM »
Great pictures.
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