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Remember Dane Smith from Medford.  Rating:  Rating
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 Posted: Monday May 5th, 2008 09:58 PM
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Here's Harlan Koens Chevelle from 1977

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Any guesses on who this is? This is a tough one....

This is Guy Nemer-Kaiser from the Medford area.

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Not sure the year of this shot of Harlan Koens at Medford?

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Wade,

Based on the 1977 photo, yours must be around 1974 or 1975 maybe? I have another shot of your dad's car in 1976 and it doesn't look like that shot. Very cool!

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Here's a shot of Dane Smith's Nova in 1977 before he switched to the Camaro that's in my avatar. I really liked how this car looked with the gold and burgundy together.

In the background on the back wall right to left:

25 Scott Holt, 61 Rick Hunsley, 89 Ed Funderberg, 43 Ross Payant, 70 Jay McCleary, 0 Dave Machado, 66 Glen Goodson, 34 Clarence Vershoor, 55 Bruce Rayburn and 56 Guy Nemer-Kaiser.

To the left of Dane's Nova is the 22 of Pete Cartwright and the orange 35 of Dick Turner.

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great pics, guys.  I wish at had some to share.  I was there for much of the action in the 70's and early 80's.

lately I've [still] been reliving it in DTR2...

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enalnitram,

Those DTR shots are cool. I wish I had the time!!!!!

I will try to get some more Medford photos scanned and uploaded in the next few days. No time to do anything right now but work, it sucks....

But, I have a racing trip upcoming to the midwest in the next couple weeks, can't wait.

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hiplainsdrifter wrote: How about this guy? This Camaro was originally built and driven by Claude Benson, but it's not him in it in this picture....

This is Medford's Dick Kyker.

Every time I see new pics in this thread it totally makes my day.  I somehow missed this one.  I lived across the street from Claude on Alameda St, and I was friends with his son, Brian.  In the mid-70's he was #77.  When I was 7 years old, I was completely in awe of him working on his cars.  And I've already told you about how close we were to Dane.  I live in Michigan now.  It's a thrill just to hear that someone knows who he is. 

thanks again for posting all these pics.  I'm loving it.

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A while ago, I saved all of the pics out of this thread, and I emailed them to my dad.  I didn't know this, but he is still in touch with Dane's sister.  so he emailed them to her, and then she emailed them to Dane.  so, Dane told her that he got a huge kick out of seeing all of these pics.  I guess he has a lot of pics of his own cars, but not so many of the others. 

If these are thrilling memories for us, it must be even more so for the drivers. 

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enalnitram,

That's great to hear. I share my photos for that exact reason.

I know there are more stories and photos out there, share them with everyone if you got them.

HPD

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I finally had some time to scan some more Medford shots.... Can anyone name the drivers in this shot from 1978?

 

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holy crap, I forgot I had this picture.  Dane himself gave it to me about 24 years ago...


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here's a pic of the car Dane is currently driving.

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Dane won the LM class at SOS in Medford this last Saturday.



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I have a DVD copy of a race from Redwood Acres Raceway here in Eureka from 1984 I believe that Dane's in.  I need to rip it on my computer and put it on YouTube for folks to see...

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StreetDreamer83 wrote: I have a DVD copy of a race from Redwood Acres Raceway here in Eureka from 1984 I believe that Dane's in.  I need to rip it on my computer and put it on YouTube for folks to see...

Matt
wow!  if you could do that I would love it!  even just a short excerpt.

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I'll try to post the video sometime soon, in the meantime here are two screencaptures of Dane's car from Redwood Acres in 1984.


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I believe Jay McCleary owns all of the negatives of the photos taken by Ray's Action Photo in Central Point.  Another guy has put a lot of these photos up on Photo Bucket.  This is an amazing collection of Medford Raceway photos that I was blown away by:

http://s559.photobucket.com/albums/ss32/DirtRacinBear/

 

 

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I got the biggest kick out of Dane at Medford on July 3rd...............he was having a dickens of a time with the laminated tear offs. (not laughing at you Dane, laughing with you!) He would go to pull one off and they would all come off.  Chance gave Dane a tip on how to prevent that from happening so Dane, hope that tip is working for you!



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old  80's superstock picture

 

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Here are pics of Dane's new car.  These pictures were taken a few days ago.




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I (finally) uploaded the races I mentioned in this thread earlier to YouTube.  You can find them here: http://www.youtube.com/user/RedwoodAcresRaceway  They're from 7-6-85 and 7-7-84.

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Cool Matt.. thanks for bringin this thread back up!



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Thanks streetdreamer!  you've just made a lot of old fans happy.  I think I figured out how to get a list of the videos from each of those nights.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Redwood+Acres+Raceway+7-6-84+&aq=f

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Redwood+Acres+Raceway+7-7-84+&a...q=f

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Glad to be of service.  I wish the quality were better... but it's better than nothing I suppose.

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Old Possy grounds. Went down a few times to watch the Sprint Cars run there.



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enalnitram wrote: Here are pics of Dane's new car.  These pictures were taken a few days ago.





Dane has this car up for sale. Say's he's hanging it up...........



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Wow-I looked at the date I started that thread and can't believe it's been four years ago-I wish I would have had my camcorder out there that night that Dane was in the sprint...



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I love the 'old' days. Stands were packed, racin was king. Racing in the NW needs a lift.

My dad Harlan, is still racing. He races a super late model in Roseburg on asphalt and still racing hard and finishing with plenty of top 5s.

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I just put up an article on Dane Smith with focus on his experiences at Redwood Acres Raceway here:

http://chroniclesoftheacres.com/

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If you clicked on Dane's picture you went to this.

http://chroniclesoftheacres.com/2014/06/15/dane-smith/



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Awesome job, Tim! Thanks for putting that together.

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Thank you! Check out the Tom Wyatt article there too, some good Medford promotion stories and car tech. I've got one on Harold Hardesty but need to verify some facts first before putting it up.

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