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Msg ID: 2798795 "Twenty One" +0/-0     
11/15/2023 6:23:32 PM

For those who have a knack for noticing things like this... thank you for the emails that I received and the kind words in recognizing that November 13th 2023 is actually the 21st Anniversary of 3 Wide's Picture Vault(It snuck up on me too!)

No kiddin'....  Check out the bottom of our homepage ( ) and you'll see:  Born on date November 13, 2002!

So here's what I hope those of you reading this, who over the years... whether you've only been tuning in for a handful of years... or for those who have been here for the duration... will all please consider making a donation of $21 to this year's Matheny Christmas Party, as a way of recognizing the 21 years that we've been bringing the Vault to the internet, for all to enjoy, and for all to remember some of what we'll always feel are the greatest days of short track racing.  If $21 is not in this year's budget, that's ok... please support in any way you can...  It is all very, very much appreciated, and Kevin and his elves will do all the work behind the scenes to make sure that what is received will help make this year's event a special one.

Hopefully we've provided "a few" hours of enjoyment and entertainment along the way, and if so, please take a moment - (hopefully right now while it is on the front burner!), and help support this year's event by whichever way is easiest below:

Checks or gift cards can be sent to:
RJC Charities
70 Albert Drive
Parlin, NJ, 08859
Attn:  Bob Caramella   (Please Note:  Matheny School Party in the memo line.)

(RJC will return a tax exempt voucher to you if requested - (Please provide a mailing address where to send the voucher.)


Donations via Paypal can be made through a link on the RJC Charities Website:   (RJC will return a tax exempt voucher to you if requested - (Please provide a mailing address where to send the voucher.)


Checks or gift cards to be used for the purchase of gifts for the students can also be mailed to:

Kevin Eyres
144 Mercer Rd
Colts Neck, NJ  07722


If you'd like, please email me 3 Wide @ 3wides picture vault . com (without the spaces) after you've reached out to RJC Charities, or to Kevin, and I will let them know to be on the look-out for "a something" from you.  They will follow up with an email to you so that you know that your support was received, and appreciated!

Thank you for reading this and for understanding what the support of the local racing community means to the kids at the Matheny School.  Thank you to those who started the tradition way back when, and thank you Vault Visitors for allowing our site to help Kevin and his folks keep the tradition going.

Thank you Vault Visitors,


Msg ID: 2798822 "Twenty One" +0/-0     
11/14/2023 7:51:39 AM

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Congratulations Joe!  Thank you for entertaining us all these years. Definately the site with the highest integrity level and you have never waivered on that. 

Msg ID: 2798826 "Twenty One" +0/-0     
Author:John Springsteel
11/14/2023 10:39:10 AM

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Keep up the good work!

Msg ID: 2798828 "Twenty One" +0/-0     
Author:John Mc
11/14/2023 10:59:42 AM

Reply to: 2798795
21 more? Lol...

Msg ID: 2798832 "Twenty One" +0/-0     
11/14/2023 12:29:43 PM

Reply to: 2798795

21 years, thank you!

Msg ID: 2798833 "Twenty One" +0/-0     
11/14/2023 12:32:27 PM

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Thank you for keeping this site going all these years. One of my favorite places on the web.

Msg ID: 2798965 "Twenty One" +0/-0     
Author:Tim McGuire
11/15/2023 9:27:29 PM

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I visit a few minutes almost every day!!!!! Thank You Joe 

Msg ID: 2798835 "Twenty One" +0/-0     
Author:Roger Laureno
11/14/2023 12:50:54 PM

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Blackjack !!!!  Good work Joe

Msg ID: 2798845 Joe, Congratulations on 3Wides 21 years +0/-0     
Author:Pee Wee Fan
11/14/2023 3:03:16 PM

Reply to: 2798835

Joe-  This site, and the people I've met thru it, have renewed my interest in "Saturday night racing".   I confess that I miss the 60s/70s hot rods I grew up but this site keeps those "golden years" alive for me.  I've learned so much stuff about various drivers and/or their race cars that I didn't know previously.  Besides the great photos of drivers and race cars from the past, the 3Wide site has given me the opportunity to develop racing friendships with the likes of Mr. Kevin Eyres, Don Wolfe, and you Joe.  Not to sound corny, but I thoughly enjoy the conversations that you, Don and myself have had at the track.  At the last year of Bridgeport's 5/8s track, 3Wide took me directly down a path right to Kevin, and from that meeting I've come to support the Matheny Christmas Party in any way I can.  That chance meeting with "Mr. Eryes" also led me to getting Flo Racing (I told him that Flo should "shoot" him a commission sales check).   3Widers, enjoy this great site.  I've not found another like it!  Scott Ely       

Msg ID: 2798859 "Twenty One" +0/-0     
11/14/2023 5:53:58 PM

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Congratulations Joe - a job well done - thanks for doing it - brings us back to a great era in our lives 

Msg ID: 2798872 "Twenty One" +0/-0     
Author:Ronnie G.
11/14/2023 6:28:08 PM

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CONGRATULATIONS , Joe & a big THANK YOU . Will be sending a check to Kevin 

Msg ID: 2798914 "Twenty One" +0/-0     
11/15/2023 9:36:57 AM

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CONGRATS Joe !!!!!


Msg ID: 2798915 "Twenty One" +0/-0     
Author:Barbara Kuhlman
11/15/2023 10:07:24 AM

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Congrats,, 21 years! Wonderful to keep up with racing news & friends I don't see often. Waiting for the Matheny gift list so I can finish shopping for my person.  For those of you who have never attended the Christmas gathering at the's a great afternoon with the wonderful people & the hard-working staff. Just keep the snow away!!!

Msg ID: 2798951 "Twenty One" +0/-0     
11/15/2023 3:48:11 PM

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Congratulations on 21 years Joe! The information available on the site is amazing! Keep up the great work and thank you for preserving the history of the sport we all love.

Msg ID: 2799136 "Twenty One" +0/-0     
11/18/2023 8:09:28 AM

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A note of thanks for the kind words about the site and about what we do around here.  I've said it before, and this won't be the last time I say it either.... The whole deal works around here because of the amazing group that we call the Vault Family, which is you... all the folks that stop by, and make the site a part of their day, or week.

Whether you are someone who posts here... or are one of the many that just like to tune in and see what others are talking about, it works, and I thank you for the friendships made, and for the knowledge shared.