Andrew Sumpter "Buddy" Quick, Jr.

1929 - 1984

 

          Buddy Quick was born in Oklahoma on January 8, 1929 and moved to Wichita, Kansas sometime in the 1930s.  He fudged his age by a year to join the U. S. Navy in February of 1946.  He was discharged in December of 1947 and returned to Wichita where he made his living driving hot rods, jalopies, and eventually sprint cars somewhere in Kansas or Oklahoma nearly every night of the week during the summer months.  In the winter months, he drove a taxi cab for the City Cab Company. He retired from racing in the late 1950s to become a full time taxi driver. Buddy moved to Oklahoma City in 1963 where he continued to drive taxis. He passed away there on May 3, 1984.

 

 

 

 

 

Buddy Quick of Wichita, Kansas raced this Ford Crown Victoria at Winfield, Kansas in 1955.  The car was owned by K. O. Christian also of Wichita Gary Virden photo

 

 

 

Buddy Quick of Wichita, Kansas at 77 Speedway south of Arkansas City, Kansas.  The car was owned by Cecil Hamilton of Wichita - Gary Virden photo from the Larry Brooks collection

 

 

Buddy Quick 77 Speedway Arkansas City, Kansas

Gary Virden photo from the Larry Brooks collection

 

 

 

Andrew Sumpter "Buddy" Quick, Jr.

               1929 - 1984

Kenneth Ovid "K. O." Christian
1914 - 1961