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...Stop by Coastal 181 at this weekend's Motorsports:


 "Coastal 181"   (long time supporter of 3Wide's Picture Vault) will have a full display of racing books and DVDs in booths 816-17 at the Motorsports Racecar and Trade Show in Oaks, PA,  January 17-19

A highlight of the show will be a book signing event for Chad Culver’s new book, “Legends of Delaware Auto Racing.”  Co-hosted by Coastal 181 and Brett Deyo, promoter of Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway, the signing will take place at noon on Saturday in the Georgetown Speedway booth (#516).  Among those signing the book will be Kenny Brightbill, Ricky Elliott, Curt Michael, Ron Keys, Gary Trice, and Ken Covey who was car owner for Gary Gollub, as well as the author and Deyo himself. 

Please be sure to stop by the booth and say hello to Cary and Lew, while checking out the great assortment of racing books and videos!

It's Feature Time...
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...we asked:
"What is the Best Looking Mustang Bodied Modified or Sportsman that Ran on dirt?" 
...and the winner is, as voted on by those who responded to our question on 3 Wide's Message Vault:

Howie Cronce "Mr. Dirt" #9c

Above photos as marked (photographers John Lucas, Terry Shaub, Wayne Bechtel and Ace Lane Jr.)
Howie always had cool looking cars (above photos are of a few different versions/maybe different cars?), but the response for the "Mr.Dirt #9C black Mustang with gold lettering was over the top. making it one of the most popular dirt modifieds ever!  

Recently added - Note from driver Howie Cronce below: 

"The pics of my car are as follows: Top 3 are the first Mustang, and lower 2 are the second one (My Favorite)..The next to last one is at Syracuse Oct 1977 when the race was snowed out and run in April when I flipped and was the first one on the scene on the backstretch BIG ONE...Lowest pic is at the final Boone race at reading 1977...The next week we went to Nazareth for Frankie Schneider Day for the 200..Was so cold they shortened it to 100 and we won that race...John had a few interested in the motor that winter and sold it to Jeff Flurry for Fla Speedweeks,  .He was working on it at the track and (I heard) got sand in it somehow, that ended that Rocket Motor...Thanks for all the interest in my cars----Howie"  

Other multiple vote getters for the category of "Dirt Mustang" included the Anthony Furniture #1 driven by Toby Tobias (Reading), the Kennedy #56 driven by Donnie Varner (Reading), Bob Rindgen's #19 (Flemington Sportsman), Bob Farber #300 (OCFS), and Stan Ploski's #27 (Flemington/EWS.)

For a look at the thread, and all of the nominations received, click on the link below, and then scroll down to the thread
"TRIVIA: Best Looking Dirt Mustang - Nominate 1:"


2019 Racing Pictorial Now Available:

From photographer Bob Yurko:
"Growing up, I always looked forward to the AARN Pictorial and The Cavalcade of Racing final
issues, so I thought I'd do my best to highlight 2019 from the events that I attended.
Starting with the Motorsports show and Indoor Series, then to the dirt tracks to capture
Modifieds, Sprints, Midgets and more....  On one page the flagman is throwing the green flag... the next, the winner enjoys the checkered flag! - All 32 pages in full color, pitside to trackside!"

3 Wide's Picture Vault is Brought to you by:

..Remembering Our Area's Auto Racing From the Past... Flemington Speedway, East Windsor, Bridgeport ... Vintage Modifieds, Racing Photos, Old Cars, Modified Stock Cars, Open Wheel and more - 3 Wide Style!
 Photos and Comments from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's... and Beyond!

Introducing a new section to The Vault:
Mel's Photos

We are grateful that Mel Stettler, one of our sport's most respected photographers, has offered to share some of his original photos with us, selected from his decades of work from many of our favorite area speedways.

We thank Mel for the offer, and hope that you will enjoy viewing his original images here in The Vault, as much as we enjoyed creating the new section!
Mel's Photos are sure to bring back the memories for us all...
Click here for a trip to "Mel's Photos"

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Speedway Memories Index

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Alcyon Speedway Memories

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Dorney Park Memories 

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Old Bridge Speedway Memories

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"Forever Young"
Rich Young Photos

Original images from the lens of photographer Rich Young from many of your favorite tracks!
Flemington, Harmony, Langhorne, Nazareth, Oswego, Reading, Trenton & Wall...
Click on the "Flying 11" for the index page to:
"Forever Young."

Ace Lane "By The Numbers"

Click on a Number or a Category Below and If you see something you like... give Ace a shout!

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Because of the Lane's we have a history to look back on.  Because of their dedication and hard work, Jackie and Mike, Tas and Tex are never far away.

George Koyt 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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2019 "Our Racing Community News"

Jim Grbac Passes

Jim Grbac (left) with AARN's Earl Krause at a 2011 visit to New Egypt Speedway

I received the very sad news from Chris Grbac, that his Uncle Jim Grbac passed away yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 11/13/19) at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. 

Jim Grbac (facing the camera) creating racing t-shirts in this Ace Lane Sr photo (1960's)

Jim in victory lane at New Egypt Speedway with modified winner Mike Isles (2011.)

Jim was involved in all aspects of racing, and was a wealth of knowledge for those who were fortunate enough to know Jim, and to have a chance to talk with him.  Jim was also a big supporter of the Matheny Christmas event each year, and a frequent visitor here on our Message Board.

We, along with the entire racing community, will miss our friend Jim.

We send our condolences to the Grbac Family, and the many, many friends of Jim Grbac.

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Front Row Features:
...a few 2019 favorites from 2019 from photographer Bob Yurko:

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...a few 2019 favorites from 2019 from photographer Jim Smith:

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...a few 2019 favorites from 2019 from photographer Jack Kromer:

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A Visit to Pumpkin Run 2019:

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

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