Jump to content
NickHolt

H.B. Bailey pics needed and contact info for his daughter too

Recommended Posts

Got this email from one of my out-of-state racing contacts:

 

Nick,

 

Do you know how to get in touch with H.B. Bailiey's daughter? High Performance Pontiac Magazine is after some photos of Bailey's 1973 Pontiac Grand Am as he ran the 366 CI engine at that time. Bailey owned Alameda Auto Parts which still is active with two locations in Houston.

 

He loved his Pontiacs and loved racing and he had to tow a long way to race too. His closest track was Texas World with Talladega next. He ran GN/Winston Cup from 1962 to 1993 for a total of 87 races but never more than 7 in a season and that was 1988. He ran 6 races in 1969 and 1982. Passed away on 4-17-03 of heart failure. Real name Herring Burl Bailey.

 

If you don't have that info, could you please post it on your Lone Star Speedzone website? I'm sure someone has pics or knows how to get in touch with H.B.'s daughter.

 

 

Thanks.

 

Let's help get the requested info to the magazine. PM me if you have information about his daughter. Post any HB pics you might have or email them to me at nick.lssz@gmail.com.

 

P.S. I never knew that's what H.B. stood for.

 

Nick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is a photo I shot at TWS. I have retouched it a bit, and this is the best quality I can get from it. I think I have more and will post them when I locate them.

 

post-3-1332389003.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NICK YOUR RIGHT THERES PHOTOS OF HB CARS POSTED IN MEYER PHOTOS I GOT TO KNOW HIM WORKING FOR PHIL CRONIN WHO DROVE HIS CARS AT TWS HE WAS A TEXAS RACING LEGEND

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just found y'alls post. Let me know if I can help

 

--Saralynn Bailey

 

Welcome to Lone Star Speedzone, Saralynn!

 

I have forwarded your contact info to the folks who were looking for you. I am sure they will be getting in touch soon.

 

Nick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Remember how HB Bailey would blast by everybody on restarts at TWS? What was he doing different? Different 2nd/3rd gear? Or maybe a little extra Juice (nitrous)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I raced with HB Bailey in the December 1971 IMSA Camel GT race at TWS. During that race, which was run in the pouring rain at night, Bailey ran into my friend George Eby's Lotus Elan in the horseshoe, with the rewult that both went off intot he mud, and Bailey's TransAm Pontiac went through the passenger side door and into the Elan. Both pitted. Bailey retired due to visibility, and George's pit crew spent a while putting the Elan back together with duct tape. Eventually it returned to the race, several laps down, but it finished. HB Bailey's Trans Am is still racing in vintage, and I raced with it at Sears Point in 2008. That is Bailey's RED Trans Am behind my Corvette in the attached picture.

0805290003.JPG

Edited by Garrett

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My reply was off-topic, not your picture.  The picture is a great one, for many reasons.

Edited by Bobby

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Bobby said:

My reply was off-topic, not your picture.  The picture is a great one, for many reasons.

I misunderstood....gettin old;-) Thanks for the kind words.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×