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Msg ID: 2571473 Nazareth stands 1952 +0/-0     
Author:Jack Kromer
5/13/2019 2:15:09 PM


"Nazareth Fairgrounds Grandstand-1952"

Lots of great race car drivers raced by this old Nazareth Speedway grandstand, while on their way to a victory at the old half-mile track. Most notably, 60 years ago, some kid named Mario Andretti, won his first race in America, in front of this grandstand in 1959.

(I purchased this Paul Stull negative a few years ago, that shows the old Nazareth grandstand. Stull shot this picture on July 21, 1952, after the fairgrounds received some minor wind damage (wires down/roof damage) from an earlier storm. This grandstand was later torn down, after a new steel grandstand was built on the opposite side of the speedway in 1966.)



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Msg ID: 2571494 Nazareth stands 1952 +0/-0     
Author:Oldtimer
5/13/2019 3:11:42 PM

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And here's the car he did it in.  My model of Mario's 1948 Hudson - his first stock car that was also sometimes driven by his twin brother Aldo.




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Msg ID: 2571498 Nazareth stands 1952 +0/-0     
Author:Jack Kromer
5/13/2019 3:21:59 PM

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Nice! That's cool.



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Msg ID: 2571533 Attn. 3wide +0/-0     
Author:Oldtimer
5/13/2019 6:21:11 PM

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Jack, I believe I sent Joe a sequence of 3 photos from Nazareth 1959 showing the Andretti Hudson on track. My sister-in-law Doris took them because my brother Norm (her husband to be) was in the race.



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Msg ID: 2571534 Nazareth stands 1952 +0/-0     
Author:kjeyres
5/13/2019 6:21:52 PM

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Speaking of Andretti, the month of May and wine. Went to Andretti Winery in Napa this weekend and hit a few other wineries and the consensus of the group was Andretti was the favorite. Ending up spending a few hours there in the company of Mario’s partner, former CEO of K-Mart Joe Antonini (?). Could not have been nicer with some great Mario and racing stories. Must see if in the region. 



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Msg ID: 2571612 Nazareth stands 1952 +0/-0     
Author:Roger Laureno
5/14/2019 6:14:42 AM

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`Good country, America



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Msg ID: 2571584 Nazareth stands 1952 +0/-0     
Author:indy-legs
5/13/2019 9:37:50 PM

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Is that a water tower in the background?



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Msg ID: 2571744 Indylegs_Nazareth stands 1952 +0/-0     
Author:Jack Kromer
5/14/2019 5:00:05 PM

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Yes. That water tower was part of the cement mill way back in the day.



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Msg ID: 2571634 Nazareth stands 1952 +0/-0     
Author:George Perkins
5/14/2019 9:06:06 AM

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Loved those covered stands, the track just didn't have the same appeal after the stands were moved.



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