Daniel Hansell

First Car Rene Charland drove? Bud Peck And Bruce Hansell Owned

This car may be in fact the very first or second modified race car that Rene Charland ever drove!! It was a car that my Grandfather on the left "Bud" (Burton Octave Peck) built in the mid to late 50's when he owned "Peck's Service Station in Naugatuck CT, he used a "almost new" V-8 motor out of a Lincoln car crash that was total wreck but the motor was still good and a monster at that! My dad on the right (Bruce Charles Hansell) was the financial supporter. They had two drivers but Rene Charland was the main guy they used. I believe that most of the races were at Waterford Speedbowl.Some may have been at Staford Springs,West Haven or even Thomson. They only raced this car #69 for a couple of years so I'm not sure if they kept in contact with Rene as time went on. Anyway... I just thought that Rene fans would appreciate this little bit of Rene' history. Thanks for reading and If anyone can add to my story please do as I have very little to go by other than what my Mom has been telling me.
Daniel Hansell
Richard J.Crowson
@richard-jcrowson   7 years ago
Rene's first racecar he built himself under a tree in Granby Mass He ran in Keene N.H.,Rhythm Inn Track in Millers Falls Ma.and one in Brattleboro Vt. He also drove for Leo Matte out of W.Spfld Ma.,Roland Huot out of Holyoke Ma.
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