Colbert Seagraves

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My Dad (Ralph Seagraves) painting the number on Dale Sr. car at the old RCR shop.
William Horrell
@william-horrell   9 years ago
Mr. Seagraves was a man of many talents I see. Love to watch a good sign man at work. Paint pallette in hand and mahl stick on floor, he definitely seems to know his stuff.
paul mascitti
@paul-mascitti   9 years ago
Are you serious!?! - That is an AWESOME photo, caputuring a moment seldom Earnhardt fans ever see! "old-school"
Tommy Buxton
@tommy-buxton   9 years ago
Mr. Seagraves in a business suit minus the coat,getting it done the "Old School" way,sitting on the tire, a pack of Winston cigarettes on the tire,in the scruffy old backyard looking shop,oil slick on the non painted floor,cluttered bench,dirty hands,pants and shirts on the crew guys,not to mention ole bubba leaning back with nothing to do,this is one of the coolest pictures I have seen on RR and I have looked at nearly all of 51,000 plus. This is hands down my favorite picture on here because of what it represents to me. May God bless Mr Seagraves.He brought a lot to the sport. Could you ever even imagine an exec from Sprint trying this in this environment?This was a really special era in stock car racing and I miss it terribly.Thanks for the memories!
paul mascitti
@paul-mascitti   9 years ago
Yeah, could'nt agree more ! -There's just so many angles of intrest here.So many questions.-Did he do that just spontaniously,or was that a regular occurance?- D id he do it for other teams as well?
William Horrell
@william-horrell   9 years ago
Paul, Do not know how many other teams he did this for but he most definitely was a professional sign man at one time. I have done hand lettering for 30 yrs. and when I saw the mahl stick on the floor and him doing it ''pinky down'' I knew it wasn't his first go 'round with a can of one-shot!..... Mr. Seagraves even had racing under his fingernails, now that's hands on. Tommy, you expressed EXACTLY what I felt and saw my friend. God I miss those days!!!
Colbert Seagraves
@colbert-seagraves   9 years ago
Thanks for all the positive feedback. My Dad was a man of many talents and was very hands on. He loved doing stuff like this and that is why he was so well liked and respected by the racers.
William Horrell
@william-horrell   9 years ago
Tommy, By the way, the 'ole bubba leaning in the background thatyou were referring to in this picture is none other then Kirk Shelmerdine.
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