Bill Mears of Wichita, Kansas left, with Jim R. Robbins standing beside the Ted Kammerer owned white over blue 1932 Ford stock car sedan that Bill raced at Winfield, Kansas.  Mears said the Kammerer owned cars were the most reliable and best over all cars that he raced - Ralph Lowry collection


Bill Mears with one of his first rides - a 1934 Ford coupe owned by Ted Kammerer.

Paul and Opal Kammerer collection


Bill Mears beside the Ted Kammerer owned white over red 1934 Ford coupe stock car that Mears drove in 1952 – Ira Woodward photo


Bill Mears with son, Roger.  The front of the car is elevated as it was hooked onto a wrecker ready for the trip home from the races.  Click your mouse on the photo above to see another one of Roger Mears with a Ted Kammerer owned stock car that Bill drove.

Paul and Opal Kammerer collection




ABOVE LEFT:  Bill Mears with a 1932 Ford sedan he drove for owner Cliff Durr of Derby, Kansas.

ABOVE RIGHT:  Bill Mears in at Ted Kammerer owned car.




Bill Mears drove this Ford sedan for Ted Kammerer in the early 1950s – Maryann Heaton photo



Bill Mears at left with sponsor Bob Moffitt – Anthony Miller collection


Bill Mears on the half-mile racetrack at the Cowley County Fairgrounds, Winfield, Kansas in the 1934 Ford coupe he drove for Joe Collins of Winfield in 1953.  Mears said this was the fastest stock car he ever drove.  Click your mouse on the picture above to see a photo of Bill standing beside this car on the infield of the Winfield racetrack – Bill Collins collection


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