Rear-Engine Supermodifieds

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Tom Sneva 4 wheel drive. 1971

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1976, Dennis Litchy in the former Todd Gibson rear engine car

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Jim Howard's #38 can be seen here mixing it up
during the '68 season at Oswego.

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Jim Howard's #38

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1970 version of the Doug Duncan 07 and driver Johnny Spencer.
Were the mirrors legal??

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Dick Berggren at Star

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Geoff Bodine

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Geoff Bodine

Recent photo of same car (2009 or '10)
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Warren Coniam in Bill Hites last re creation

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John McClaren, 1977. See image #21 for more...

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Fred Graves Hite super

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Fred Graves Hite super

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John McClaren, Winchester 1977. from Bobby G

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Roger Bible, Winchester 1977. from Bobby G

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Butch Harris, Winchester 1977. from Bobby G

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1976, Dennis Litchy in the former Todd Gibson rear engine car (again)

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what remains of the Duncan 07

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resurrected Hite car

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Dick Berggren at Star

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Freddy Graves Hite 4wd

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Cloce sidecuda

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Chet Fillip Hite, 1979
See more about this car on this archived page, from
coloradoracingmemories.com

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John Maclaren Hite car

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John Spencer and his Duncan ride, 1969

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Warren Schoeberlien's #0 built with Kevin Reep. Might be Kemp Dates shaking it down

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Chet Fillip Hite, 1979

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Todd Gibson

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I believe this is Jack Laird

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Gene Lee gibson was very fast with this rebuilt Hite car in 2004
Here is a VERY interesting page concerning this restoration.

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Joe Magari, 1965

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team Sneva 4 wheel steer. 1989

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This rear engine super is a Lola T-142 Formula 5000 car that was converted to a super.
The car was based out of Windsor Ontario. As I recall in 1970 the car was driven by
Serge Tesselon (sp?) from Windsor and in 1971 by Barry Brush from
Amherstburg, Ontario, near Windsor

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In those years it was a regular at Delaware Speedway near London and never
terribly successful. At the time they "claimed" over the PA that the Lola factory
was closely following the effort and if successful they were going to look at
producing supers, as mentioned the car was never successful and we never
saw the Lola factory looking at supermodifieds.
Yours in racing, Pete turford

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Butch Harris

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Gary Albritain at Winchester

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Ed Cloce sidecuda, driver Guy Chartrand

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Ellis Palasini

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Dick Berggren at Star

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Tom Sneva in 1970 in his Fathers
all wheel drive rear engine #64

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John Spencer's Duncan car in 1969

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In 1972, Duncan again rebuilt the 07 and changed the color scheme to gold and white.
They had a pretty good year with the car and finished 4th in the classic

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Steve Newman at Star in 1976

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Steve Newman, 1973

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Todd Gibson

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Todd Gibson

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The Pine in '79. Warren Coniam was so fast in that years Classic with this car
that rear engine designs were then banned

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Mike "Kapper" Kapuscinski started the construction of a rear engine car during the off-season that they were banned. never hit the track, and he cut it up

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Fred Graves, 1974

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Graves Hite '76

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Gary Albritain battles Bob Stelter

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Nolan Swift built a rear engined car in 1968. The swing axle, Ford powered machine did not do very well, however and Swift went back to his old car for the classic
Here is a shot of the car under construction.
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1965... Jack Laird in the Ernie June #65.
This car is said to have set fast time in a special sprints vs supers event at Trenton in 1967. Neil Tooley may have been at the wheel...
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John Davis

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A pic of the double decker trailer hauling Art Bouliannes and Ed Crombies supers
from British Columbia Canada. Picture at the 1974 Classic from the
1975 Eagle Classic Yearbook

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John McClaren

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Wally Pankratz

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Rick Ott

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Spencer 1972 (again!)

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Armond Holley

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Gene Lee Gibson was at the wheel of a "vintage" Hite built machine in 2004 for a one-off "run what ya brung" show at Oswego
Read and see much more about this car!

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Norm Ellefson, circa 1971, in a Jim Tipke rear-engined supermodified. Norm orginally raced out
of Alberta, Canada, then moved to Spokane, WA, and drove Tipke cars. Norm won the CAMRA
title in 1966, 1967, and 1969. Went to Minnesota for the state fair race there and won with
a Tipke roadster in 1969 and might've done the same with the rear-engined car but...well,
there is a conspiracy theory there

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Ricky Ott

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1978

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1969

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1976

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I saw this quote on the net..."Ed Bellinger Sr. showed up for the 1963 International Classic with an innovative race car that turned out to be the first rear-engine supermodified car ever to compete at Oswego"... does anyone have any info on this car? ...well, see below!



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