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..Remembering Our Area's Auto Racing From the Past... Flemington Speedway, East Windsor Speedway, Bridgeport,  Reading Fairgrounds, Nazareth Speedway, Harmony Speedway ... Vintage Modifieds, Racing Photos, Modified Stock Cars, Open Wheel and more... You've found us... It's 3 Wide's Picture Vault.
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"Vintage Modifieds"

This site is about appreciating the history of our area's modified short track racing, and vintage race cars are a huge part of that.  Whether original cars left unrestored... or cars that have been meticulously restored.. or tribute cars carefully recreated to provide us all with a life size representation of the cars that we thought we'd never see again...., all provide great memories of some of our most favorite times.

Skilled craftsman have put in countless hours restoring/recreating and doing everything else necessary to bring these cars to life, and they, along with many others do whatever has to be done (provide maintenance, storage, transportation) to make them available so that they can be seen, and enjoyed.

As a way of showing our appreciation for those who make it all possible, we recently took some time to go through our digital folders containing pictures of vintage cars that have their roots in the NJ/Eastern PA area, that we've seen at various events over the past 15+ years, and decided to put together a "Vintage Dirt Modified List" and a "Vintage Asphalt Modified List."

The challenge in putting together any type of list, is in making it complete. We know there are many more cars out there... maybe sitting under a tarp in a garage... maybe sitting in a field wasting away, waiting to be "found"...  And while there's no way of listing all of them, we thought we would start with what we had... those pictures we had taken over the years, of the vintage modified stock cars that we've enjoyed seeing up close... that help us all remember when....

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Our Racing Community News:

Racer/Fabricator Steve Springsteel Passes

12/26/22:  Very sad news has reached us that racer and well respected racecar fabricator Steve Springsteel has passed.   Steve raced in the Modern Stock Division at both New Egypt and Wall Stadium from 1972 to 1984, and was the 1983 Modern Stock Champion at Wall.

Steve Springsteel at New Egypt Speedway (top photo)/Steve Springstell at Wall 1983 (bottom photo.)

Friend and fellow driver Kevin Eyres added his thoughts on Steve's passing.  "Steve was a former Wall Stadium Modern Stock Champion and an avid Wall Stadium fan.  Steve was an extremely talented fabricator building many race car bodies, stock cars, and street rods. In the 80's you bought a new car and had Steve fabricate and hang the body on it, much nicer than Troyers."

"Steve and his father Charlie were avid race fans and they both went to Wall as often as possible.  I was real glad to see Steve at this years Turkey Derby and spent twenty minutes talking. He was real proud of his latest street rod creation and showed me pictures. Steve always told you the way it was or the way it should be and has never changed in the 40 plus years I have known him."

"Rest in peace my friend and Godspeed."

We offer our condolences to son John, and to the entire Springsteel Family.


John Wyers Passes

John Wyers in New Egypt Speedway's Victory Lane after winning the 305 Sprint Feature Event (October 2010).

12/6/22:  Veteran racer John Wyers has passed away.  "Gentleman John" had great success in many racing divisions over the years including Go-Karts, Micro Sprints, Small Block Modifieds and Sprint Cars, with his most recent victories coming in the highly competitive 305 Sprint series.

A gentleman on and off the track, John's race cars were always the finest appearing, and when you got to meet John, it all made sense as you knew from talking with him that he approached things in a professional manner, and with a smile.  The success he achieved was not by accident, but a result of who he was.

We send our sincere condolences to John's wife Patty, and to the entire Wyers Family.


Racer Chic Cossaboone Passes

Chic Cossaboone  #7A & Dom Buffalino at East Windsor

Chic Cossaboone  #7A at Bridgeport Speedway

11/26/22:  The racing community is saddened by the passing of Chic Cossaboone, one of the sports all time most popular drivers, pictured above in modified action in the late 70's at East Windsor Speedway (top photo), and also at the Bridgeport Speedway during the early 80's (bottom photo.) 

Chic was one of those drivers that could always be counted on to be near the front when the checkered flag was waving.  He won many features at Bridgeport Speedway where he also won multiple championships, as well as winning many feature events at the East Windsor Speedway.

We are very sorry to hear of Chic's passing. My sincere condolences go out to the many fans, friends, and to the Cossaboone Family.

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George Koyt, Curator of "The Vault" at New Egypt Remembered

George Koyt (left) with Modified and Winston Cup driver Tighe Scott looking at photos from George's collection of the many cars Tighe had driven throughout his career in this 2008 photo from New Egypt Speedway.

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"Thanks for taking me to the races all those years Dad.."

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