December 16 - Dick Beaty

TMC Chase
@tmc-chase
7 years ago
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Long-time NASCAR inspector and a NASCAR driver and motorcycle racer, Dick Beaty, was born on December 16, 1923.

Beaty in his motorcycle racing days.

Beaty started 38 Grand National and 18 convertible races from 1955 through 1958. His best GN finish was a 5th at Asheville-Weaverville on March 31, 1957. His best convertible finish was a 3rd at Martinsville in 1957 behind winner Bill Amick and Jimmy Massey. From Spartanburg Herald .

Photo from Greg Moore / Perry Allen Wood book "Bud Moore's Right Hand Man" (available on Amazon.com I might add).

Dave Fulton has posted about Dick Beaty a couple of times that I could find:

June 2011:

http://racersreunion.com/community/forum/general/7304/colorful-characters-dick-beatys-nose

April 2013 here:

http://racersreunion.com/community/forum/stock-car-racing-history/22726/we-could-use-a-man-like-nascars-dick-beaty-again

Here is a really good 1991 article from the LA Times about Beaty:

http://articles.latimes.com/1991-07-14/sports/sp-3402_1_dick-beaty




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updated by @tmc-chase: 12/16/19 10:19:49AM
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
7 years ago
9,132 posts

Dick was a fine fellow to work with.




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Leon Phillips
@leon-phillips
7 years ago
626 posts

Love the guy he would stand up to anybody even Harry Hide lol

Jay Coker
@jay-coker
7 years ago
177 posts

At some point, maybe I'll upload a Dick Beatty story or two from my Stock Car Legends Reunion video. Nascar truly misses people like him and Bill Gazaway and Harold Kinder.

TMC Chase
@tmc-chase
7 years ago
4,029 posts

Good call. I have that DVD series & remembered he was on it. But I couldn't recall which disc might have a story by him in the time I had to make this post. Such a great series - I need to watch it all over again.




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TMC Chase
@tmc-chase
one month ago
4,029 posts

Beaty Bump




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