"Hi Karen, looks like our schedule to go back will be around Jan. 7. Surgery on the neck took Billy a little more than he expected!! Wound up with 15/16stitches. Hope we can see you when you are there again. Tell everyone we said Hi…"
Welcome to Racers Reunion, where every page is full of racing knowledge. While you browse, stop by our page and stay a while (just click on a picture of Billy to pull up his page). If we pass 'Inspection"…"
"And Baker raced Olds as a driver w/Crisco. Switched to Pontiac when Crisco returned and Spencer was hired to drive the 88. So maybe Michael's car was a Baker/Spencer Pontiac show car for 1989 shipped to Australia? Colors just seem too close to…"
"Thanks Dave. I saw the video clip on YouTube but didn't reference it because it was from February. Wish now I had because it's clear Bonnett raced the Pontiac 2+2 in February vs. the newer model Pontiac Grand Prix raced by Shepherd in…"
"And someone (didn't catch who mentioned it) referenced a Martinsville program with a red cover and a black-and-white photo of Rex White in a #40 1958 Chevrolet. Here is what it looked like.
From Motor Racing Programme Covers
"Good listen. Enjoyed the Rex White segment (listened to podcast version). Rex White referenced racing the 1957 Chevrolet a final time at Nashville in 1958 at the track's debut of its new paved surface. Rex said he won the pole, broke a wheel,…"
In February 1988, several NASCAR drivers from the US joined a few Aussies for the much-celebrated Goodyear NASCAR 500 race at the Calder Park Thunderdome in Melbourne, Australia. While many tried to hype it as "the first NASCAR race outside of North America", it was certainly not a NASCAR-sanctioned event. NASCAR approved to test the waters of international fan appeal and corporate interest? Sure. But not an official event.Rightfully so perhaps, Bob Jane was very pleased with the February race. He openly lobbied for future races featuring NASCAR's drivers - and perhaps even a legit, NASCAR-sanctioned Cup race. But the promoter's initial optimism soon turned to reality as is often the case with racing.A second 500 km, 280-lap race was scheduled for December 18, 1988 called the Christmas 500. As the Cup season begin to wind down, several teams had to also make plans for the long haul across the Pacific. Cars were loaded in shipping containers and sent to the track well in advance of the…See More