Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ronster63

Pete Peterman, Cuddihy and CC Speedway

Recommended Posts

ronster63    0

​I wanted to post a few pictures of some racing memories of my Dad and my Mom from CC Speedway. I've read through many of the stories here in the forums and remember being there on almost all those occasions that occurred at CC Speedway and Cuddihy Raceway during the early to mid 70's. My dad Pete, and my mom Brenda also raced on the Drag strip there at Cuddihy.

 

 

post-16956-0-63105700-1487729892_thumb.jpg

 

post-16956-0-01266200-1487729893_thumb.jpg

 

post-3-0-40052600-1487734835_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ronster63    0

The picture of the 57 Chevy number 6 is my mom driving in the powder puff at CC Speedway in Steve Copelands car. She finished third place.

Edited by ronster63

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ronster63    0

Here's some more pictures and clippings from newspapers etc...

post-16956-0-06220300-1487786943_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-93666000-1487786951_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-75775000-1487786957_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-41966200-1487786961_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-12969100-1487786969_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-92150900-1487786976_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-24597900-1487786983_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-05414100-1487786989_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-01358800-1487786996_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-81964000-1487787009_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ronster63    0

Here's another group of clippings from newspapers and some pictures.

post-16956-0-71497500-1487787180_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-07891000-1487787186_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-43641100-1487787189_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-64875400-1487787195_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-25632800-1487787203_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-35645100-1487787212_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-62153800-1487787218_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-28793500-1487787226_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-27967500-1487787233_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-84100100-1487787242_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ronster63    0

This is all I have at this moment. I hope that you guys enjoy.

post-16956-0-56359600-1487787309_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-64200600-1487787312_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-85268300-1487787316_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-36633100-1487787320_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-83709900-1487787323_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-42273300-1487787327_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-28410500-1487787331_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-51856500-1487787334_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-07940000-1487787338_thumb.jpg

post-16956-0-04089700-1487787342_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HiTech    0

wow talk about memory lane . so many great drivers who left their mark and some of their kids then are still racing .they were the drivers I love to watch and prayed that someday I could race a car and years later I joined racing full time after the oil field died it was those drivers who inspired me . In 71 and 72 I worked the pit gate with melton gater .stapling pit passes on everyone who came in and I do remember your dad and was a fan of his if I remember right he use to pit on the other side of jarret and dubs in turn one ..back in those days it was fight night and a race would break out every once in a while .lol .. if you remember after the feature race the cars were left out on the track and everyone would come down from the stands and get sticky fingers from hot tires ..funny how I was always burning my hand .stupid I guess ..

 

look at the payouts then compared to now / not much has changed in that area ..

Edited by HiTech

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ronster63    0

Yes sir. My dad pitted exactly where you described. I also remember all the kids going for rides after the races ended. Kids would be piled all over the race cars lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HiTech    0

yep and walter would get on his bike and pull what he called a wheelie till he saw my brothers and I go all the way around on one wheel .he did ok for an old guy .miss him .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
arob    0

Thank you for the trip down memory lane. Like hitech said seeing those names really had an impact. I remember the 06 because it was so nice looking that turquoise blue.And a very nice person.I especially love the pictures of the new build.All done in the driveway in the front yard in all hours of the day and night.With very little neighbors complaining (except for late night engine starting) You could barely get a new car in the driveway nowadays without complaints or code enforcement! Thanks so much for sharing as it brought a tear to my eye.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
arob    0

Ah Walter. Always had a float at Buc Days and was instrumental in growing softball in Corpus Christi as well.Good guy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ronster63    0

Thank you for the kind words arob. My dad built the 56 Chevy (that he raced in Mexico) in that same driveway :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Radical    0

Thanks a heap for all the old photos and articles. I really enjoyed them. I see on the car it says "Bluff Stuff". What exactly was Bluff Stuff or what did it mean? I have lived in the bluff for over 42 years now since I first got stationed here in the Navy. I do not recall a Bluff Stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ronster63    0

My dad operated a garage on SPID, it was located right beside Morrow Auto Parts and it was called Bluff Stuff Garage. Hang on, I'll go take a picture of the car magnets that my dad had made and put on the side of the tow truck, which was named "Trucky-pooh" lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ronster63    0

This was the meaning of "Bluff Stuff" as it was taken from "Flour Bluff" as we lived on Oakridge Dr. right near the Flour Bluff schools.

post-16956-0-73501100-1487810016_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HiTech    0

Just keep it coming .we will never get enough ..I wished I could have gotten ahold of all the pics frank hole took over those years he showed me a ton of em and would take days to look at all of em .even had me in a few one he showed me I had long hair cowboy hat a shirt with flowers on the shoulders remember those days was piece love and flower power I was talking to terry ..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NickHolt    0

Awesome history in this section. Thanks for posting all those pics, ronster63!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ratdaddy    0

That is so cool, even seen my dad's name in a few of those news paper clippings! Sure brings back a lot of memories. Thank you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ronster63    0

You guys are welcome. I will try to take some more pictures of ALL the new paper clippings and each page of the racing program. Trust me, there's some really cool memories to look forward to. I have plenty of clippings from the newspapers that are dated by hand on that particular date. I'm just not real sure if this is the correct "topic" location to post these pictures or not, maybe Nick Holt or someone in the administration here can refer me to the proper place to post these pictures that will be on the way soon. Thanks guys for all the positive feedback and I'm looking forward to sharing more. I also have plenty of stories that I lived through, saw with my own eyes and remember that I feel are worth sharing from a historical standpoint.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GaryB1    0

I love these pictures! Thank you for sharing them. It makes me wish I had pictures of my uncle's old cars.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HiTech    0

go back look at the purses ..not much has changed and some classes don't even get that much now ..145.00 feature win fed my family of 8 for two weeks ..I could go out eat and by gas for my car for nearly a month . worked for a $1.00 an hour back then and would take me all month to earn that much ..now it cost most that much just to pay pit passes food and fuel ...you don't get spit for a heat race but 10 laps on tires and wear and tear ..one thing has changed it cost a ton more .a dollar wont get anywhere near what it got you then ...I could go to the movies eat and watch three movies ...

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
Sign in to follow this  

×