Vintage Dirt Track
Hot Rods
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Earl Mills' hot rod at his salvage yard in Newton, Kansas in the late 1940s Mills collection

 

 

Bill Perkins at left with Earl Mills in Mills' hot rod in the late 1940s Mills collection

 

 

The driver is probably Bill Perkins.  He is in an Earl Mills' owned hot rod in the late 1940s.  The other two men are unidentified Jim Loudenback collection

 

 

Bill Perkins with Earl Mills' hot rod in the late 1940s.  Note the measure taken to keep the engine from being seen in this photo Lies collection

 

 

An unidentified driver in hot rod #122 takes the starter's green flag at Jayhawk Park Speedway in Newton, Kansas in the late 1940s Mills collection

  

Kenny Adkins of Wichita, Kansas sitting in his hot rod in 1947 Mills collection

  

Harold Forrest in his own hot rod in 1947 Mills collection

 

The driver of this hot rod is labeled on this 1948 photo as being Chet Kerr of Woodward, Oklahoma Mills collection

 

#17 Kenny Adkins and #8 was owned by Marvin Church.  It was probably being driven by Red Taylor.  The hot rods are shown here lined up before the start of a race at Jayhawk Speedway in Newton, Kansas 1n 1948.  This photo was taken just seconds either before the next photo just below was taken.   Mills collection

 

#17 Kenny Adkins and #8 probably being driven by Red Taylor are shown here lined up before the start of a race at Jayhawk Speedway in Newton, Kansas 1n 1948.  This photo was taken just seconds either before the photo just above was taken Mills collection

  

The #10 hot rod at the bottom of this photo was owned by the Forrest family of Wichita, Kansas but the driver here is unidentified.  The #355 hot rod in the center of the photograph was driven by Charlie Lutkie.  The white #81 hot rod, third from left, was owned by Earl Mills of Newton, Kansas and probably driven by Bill Perkins.  Drivers of #3, #4, and #15 have yet to be identified.  The photo was taken at Jayhawk Speedway in Newton in 1948 Mills collection

 

The only thing that has been identified in this photo so far that was taken at Jayhawk Speedway in Newton, Kansas is the #81 hot rod at the far right side of the photo.  It was usually driven by Bill Perkins and both the hot rod and the racetrack were owned by Earl Mills Mills collection

 

The second hot rod from the left in the center of this photo is #18 driven by John Conley and sponsored by Butts Buick.  The #8 was owned by Marvin Church.  This photo was taken at Jayhawk Speedway in Newton, Kansas c1949s Mills collection

 

Nothing at all has been identified to date in this photo taken in the late 1940s at Jayhawk Speedway in Newton, Kansas Mills collection

 

This photo was taken as the cars were coming over the hump and onto the smaller racetruck in front of the bleachers at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1948.  The only hot rod identified so far is the #312 running in second place and driven by Harry Everhart Frank McElhaney collection

 

#119 Charlie Lutkie of Wichita, Kansas coming over the hump from the larger racetrack onto the smaller racetrack at Cejay Stadium in Wichita in 1948 Frank McElhaney collection

 

#119 Charlie Lutkie of Wichita, Kansas coming over the hump from the larger racetrack onto the smaller racetrack at Cejay Stadium in Wichita in 1948 Frank McElhaney collection

  

#27 Jim Roper of Halstead, Kansas sits atop the famous hump at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1948 Frank McElhaney collection

  

The cars in this phot have yet to be identified as they come over the famous hump from the longer racetrack onto the shorter one at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas 1948 Frank McElhaney collection

  

The cars in this phot have yet to be identified as they come over the famous hump from the longer racetrack onto the shorter one at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1948 Frank McElhaney collection

  

The cars in this phot have yet to be identified as they come over the famous hump from the longer racetrack onto the shorter one in front of the bleachers at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas in 1948 Frank McElhaney collection

 

Glenn Morrison of Great Bend, Kansas in his first hot rod c1950 Stan Morrison collection

 

The #11 hot rod is currently unidentified but the #400 hot rod next to it was woned by C. W. Sampson and driven by Frank Lies both of Wichita, Kansas c1949.  Please contact Bob Lawrence if you can identify the #11 hot rod Jim Loudenback collection

 

#400 Frank Lies in a hot rod owned by C. W. Sampson both of Wichita, Kansas c1949 Jim Loudenback collection

 

 

 

   

 

 

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