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Steve Bubb  Steve Williams
50s Racing At The Park - A Look at Dorney Park Speedway

Philadelphia Midget Racing - 30's & 40's 
Former PA Drivers - Career Wins

Racing during the 50's
Allentown IMCA Sprint Show 1968
First Race Winners  
Feature Winners at Former Pennsylvania Tracks

Gone, but not forgotten  Part I  Part II
Circle M Speedway article
Ft. Lebanon Speedway article
Late Model driver Steve Smith!? 
Berwick / Beach Haven Speedway
NASCAR at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds
Tom Avenengo Ken Johnson Collection 
Ah yes, I remember it well
Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7
Atlantic Coast Old Timers Banquet

A Visit - Much Too Short
Remembering Bob Green
A Step Back in Time to Paterson's "Gasoline Alley" and Hinchliffe Stadium
Photographer and collector Ken Johnson shares some of his historic photos in his online scrapbook.
Volume I
Volume II
Barry Skelly Photos "Racer" Rich Boteler
Pennsylvania Race Photographer shares some of his classic photos
Jim Nise Collection Scott  Pacich
Jim's 50's & 60's autograph collection
Jim Nise's Photo Album 
Driver Portraits
Glenn Tunney  Daniel Demarco Photos
The Hellcat Challenged the Ghost at the Thornton Race Track
Unusual Race Provided Intermission Entertainment at Thornton Race Track
Dan has agreed to share his outstanding photo collection here in TVR. This collection includes many great photos from the famous Reading Fairgrounds, as well as many other historic speedways.

Photo Album 1
Al Tasnady  

Larry Jendras, Jr. Al Consoli 
TVR proudly welcomes this very knowledgeable Racing Historian.
This outstanding and award winning master photographer  has agreed to share some of his classic photos
Mike Feltenberger Skip Dyrda Collection
This accomplished photographer and race official shares some of his classic photos.  60's & 70's Reading Fairgrounds
Dick Worley Collection Lloyd King Photo Collection
An outstanding selection of the late Dick Worley's photos from the central PA area.

October 12, '75 through April 18, '76
April 18, '76 through September 10, '76
September 10, '76 through March 27, '77
March 27, '77 through April 15, '77
April 15, '77 through May 13, '77
October 2, '77 through October 11, '77 ('77 Nat. Open)

R.L. "Bob" Manley Bob Joos
The Golden Years of Auto Racing?
A Letter to Lenny
Former Speedways 
Dave Herrold Henry Brillinger
Ray Tilley The Harrisburg Fair Grounds Race Track 
The Pennsylvania Turnpike High Speed Trials
The White Hill Speedway
What is a "Big Car"?
Dargan Watts & Jim Skinner Will Eberle
Southern Auto Racing - Early Days
A great collection of early NASCAR and its pioneers.   
TVR welcomes this writer and life-long race fan and his articles about the "good old days".

Road Trip
ByGone Days
Going Fast
Still Going Fast  

Gary Miller Rich Morganti  
This well known PA racing photographer shares some of his shots from the 70's and 80's.

NASCAR 70's & 80's - Part 1
NASCAR 70's & 80's - Part 2
Daytona Speedweek - 1976  
Late Models & Stock Cars - Part 1
Late Models & Stock Cars - Part 2
IROC @ Daytona in the 70's  
Sprint Cars of the 70's  
A Tribute in Pictures to Kenny Weld
USAC Champ Cars at Trenton, NJ - 1974  

Rich compiled this interesting look back through time after being offered the use of several excellent photo collections.  We're sure you'll enjoy this trip through western PA racing history.

Western PA at it's Best - Dave Miller Collection
Western PA at it's Best II -Dave Miller Collection

More Western PA - Mel Cogley Collection
Still More Western PA

The Auction Barn Collection - Kessler and Neal Collections
The Cubic Photo Collection
Remembering Buddy Barris

Marvin E. Scattergood  Steve Zautke
I remember Jimmy Packard too! 
A Tribute to the Springfield (Illinois) Speedway
A Tribute to Merle Bettenhausen

Auto Racing Roots - Springfield, Illinois
Dangerous Racing Years Following End Of World War II
A Chronicle of Indianapolis 500 Relief Driver Cyrus Patschke
Steve Zautke's Collection - This Wisconsin based auto racing historian and writer, shares the following images from his personal collection.
Mike Winslow Henry Jones
Millers at Milwaukee - Mike shares his photos from the 2004 Millers at Milwaukee Vintage Indy Car event, the Henry Ford Museum & the Novi Museum. Racing Through History
Fred Hoster Tom Couglan Collection
Profile - Rollie Velte Williams Grove Speedway 1958
Marlboro Speedway - 1964
John Sokolovich   Dennis Unger
Remembering the PRA & Penn Western Racing Association Dennis shares some of his outstanding photos.

If you're a racing history fan and would like to share your materials, contact TVR 

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