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Old 05-14-2012, 08:26 AM
ancrdave ancrdave is offline
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I absolutely love this 1968 photo from a Sunday afternoon race at New Smyrna... Four guys that were THE best! - Jim Alvis leading Dave McInnis, Billy Gill and Ernie Bass... If I had a dollar for every race each of these guys won, I'd be rich!
The reason for posting this picture is that this #24 that Billy drove was one of his best cars... He ran this '61 Chevy even after most all the bowtie guys started running Chevelles and beat them all the time... I think he won two track titles at The Gate with it. Marty was right about 1969.... Hialeah decided to "one-up" Golden Gate and run their own "South Florida Championship 200" and Gill showed up with his big Chevy and blew their doors off... I think Marty is right when he says Billy never ran Hialeah again although I think he did run a few big shows at West Palm...
We are simply losing too many of our old heroes right now...
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