Harry Bryant

89 Car at Martinsville

#89 Car at Martinsville
Andy Towler
@andy-towler   8 years ago
Who was This.
Harry Bryant
@harry-bryant   8 years ago
I'm 90% sure it was when Lester was still driving it before Billy Smith got the ride. Both started races at Martinsville.
Harvey Peck
@harvey-peck   2 years ago
It was indeed Lester, the car was built by Skip of "Al & Skips" Auto body on Jefferson Avenue along with the original 57 Chevrolet #64 crew of Dicky, Jerry & Emmett and limited involvement by myself at that point. Was a crew member for Lester from the time I was about 10 up until my mid to late teens. Did Southside every Friday night, South Boston on Saturday and back to Langley for Sunday. Did that all because of Lester and the crews generosity. I was a neighborhood kid from right around corner and was treated like family. They paid for everything, wives bought me the obligatory uniform (white jeans and red shirt) and I rode into every track hiding in the car on the back of the hauler at every track, every week. Wish more people knew about Lester, we were obviously pre social media. When we ran the #64 Limited Sportsman we won many, many races and won track championships I believe it was at Langley and South Boston and both in the same year. Those were some good ol days and Lester was ALWAYS a force to be reckoned with at that time, somewhat of Earnhardt personality at times on and off the track. I truly loved the guy and his sweet wife Juanita, they did treat me like a third son.
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   2 years ago
Is this Lester Gupton that is being talked about?
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   2 years ago
Won best appearing car at Cardinal 500:
Harvey Peck
@harvey-peck   2 years ago
Yep, that was Lester Gupton indeed.... My early days hero ! And that latest picture, I was there.... We went to the Cardinal and the Dogwood 500 every year : ) That's Skip to his right and Al to his left of the aforementioned Al & Skips Autbody.... That WAS one fine car but unfortunately it didn't do as well in competition as it did in looks.
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   2 years ago
Saw Lester some at Southside on Friday nights with a Limited Sportsman car if I recall.
dnred64
@dnred64   4 months ago
This is my late Father-in-Law along with some good friends.
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