The #505 Merkler Machine Shop Hisso

 

Billy McGee of Zanesville, Ohio is shown here in the #505 Merkler Machine Shop Hisso – Jeff Adams collection

 

 

 

Billy McGee is shown here at left in the #505 Merkler Machine Shop Hisso with Glenn “Pee Wee” Northern in the #4042 Merkler Special at right.  The photo was taken at New Bremen, Ohio on July 4, 1949.  Northern lead the featire for 12 laps that day before being forced out of the race with gear trouble.  McGee had set the quickest time in time trials and won the feature from the pole position.  McGee’s real name was William Spinks and he was called “Billy McGee Spinks” by many.  Click your mouse on the photo above to see another photo of “Pee Wee” Northern in the #4042 Merkler Special – Jeff Adams collection

 

 

 

This photograph was also taken on July 4, 1949 at New Bremen, Ohio.  That is Billy McGee in the #505 Merkler Machine Shop Hisso on the outside and Bill Mackey of Dayton, Ohio on the inside in the #3 Doc Bowles Offy – Jeff Adams collection

 

 

 

 

Billy McGee in the #505 Merkler Machine Shop Hisso leading Gene Alldredge in the #6 Morris Offy – Alldredge family collection