Charlie Edwin Hiner

1930 - 2013

 

Charlie Hiner of Wichita, Kansas with the Mercury Flathead V8 rail he raced at Oakley, Kansas in 1962 for car owner Pius Selenke who was also from Wichita.  Other appearances for Hiner in this car were in the National Jalopy Championship at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas (where the car was renumbered 6 for the day) and at 81 Speedway at Wichita, Kansas where this photo was taken Charlie Hiner collection

 

 

 

This is the first rail that Charlie Hiner drove for Pius Selenke at Oakley, Kansas in 1960 although the car was renumbered 43 before they raced it at Oakley.  This photo was taken at 81 Speedway after a minor accident Charlie Hiner collection

 

 

 

Charlie Hiner (center) won a trophy dash at 81 Speedway in 1960 in the Pius Selenke owned Mercury Flathead V8 rail.  The man at right is race announcer, Don Anderson Ken Greteman photo from the Charlie Hiner collection

 

 

 

Charlie Hiner (center) won a trophy dash at 81 Speedway in another Mercury Flathead V8 rail he drove for car owner Pius Selenke in 1961.  Hiner also raced this car at Oakley, Kansas.  The man at right is race announcer, Don Anderson Ken Greteman photo from the Charlie Hiner collection

 

 

 

 

Charlie Hiner told me that his first name really was "Charlie" but that people would not believe that when he told them. He said they insisted on calling him "Charles" instead. He was cremated and his ashes are interred in Oak Cemetery at Ft. Smith, Arkansas.