Joey Campbell

#34 Celt Special

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my Dads car from the old Dixie Circuit. PeeWee Martin was a regular driver of this car as was Gifford "Flip-Flop" Wood.
Jim Paschal drove this car at Daytona in the Modified Sportsman race on the beach.
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   8 years ago
Love the license plates on the backs of the cars.
Andy Towler
@andy-towler   8 years ago
Great Photo Joey Did you happen to no my uncle from danville Va. nascar driver Bob Mcginnis
Robert Mitchell
@robert-mitchell   8 years ago
Awesome shots! I've seen some photos of this car driven by Pee Wee Martin at Peace Haven Speedway in early 1950. This shot looks like 1949 according to the license plate. The grandstand looks like Greensboro Fairgrounds. I hope you have more, these are great.
Joey Campbell
@joey-campbell   8 years ago
I may be wrong , but this maybe at the Draper Speedway....unfortunaltely, my dad cant remember exactly where this was taken,... I have very few photos of him and his racing years....Ill look to see if I can find anymore. thanks so much for your comments!
Joey Campbell
@joey-campbell   8 years ago
Andy,,,Ive met Bob McGinnis years ago at a meeting of the old va/carolina dirt racers and I remember Dad talking about racing against him..great driver!
Clyde Mangum
@clyde-mangum   8 years ago
Love that 34, I saw Pee WEE Martin win at victory Stadium taking the bounty money for outrunning curtis Turner, this was back in the day, it's nothing like being an I-witness to something as great as that, keep in touch.
Clyde Mangum
@clyde-mangum   8 years ago
Robert, it does look like Greensboro Fairgroung, Hardy came to Danville and ran agarade in town, changing the 34 to 705, It's Andy's turn, Bobby McGinnis and B, illy Myers drove the car with that number at the Danville Fairgroung,winning a lot of races, not sure which one was driving the night the car was wrecked beond repair they had placed a crome bull dog off of a Mack truck on top of the car above the windshield
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   8 years ago
Here's a 1952 Illustrated Speedway News photo from Greensboro Fairgrounds as posted by Karl Stark on the site JalopyJournal.com.
Robert Mitchell
@robert-mitchell   8 years ago
Clyde, it's great to hear from you. I couldn't think of any other VA/NC track that had a covered grandstand in the 1948-50 era. Dave, great photo. I'd love to have every copy of that magazine from the 40's - 50's. Here's a shot from Greensboro Fairgroundscirca 53-54 showing a little bit of the covered grandstand for comparison -
Joey Campbell
@joey-campbell   8 years ago
Clyde I was able to talk to dad today for a while, and he doesnt remember ever changing the number to 705..he also said he sold the car to a man from roanoke,, and is trying to remember his name. he did say that after he'd sold it, Wendell Scott asked if he could use the #34 on his car....Im sorry but his memory isnt what it used to be. Celt came from the names of Hardy Campbell, George Eanes, Dick Lawrence, and Andy Taylor...all of the guys who orignally went in together and bought the car. one by one, they all dropped out of racing and left dad with the car. Bob McGinnis drove quite a few races for him. Pee Wee Martin was leading at Daytona on the last lap and the engine blew due to a hose that leaked from an oiling system they had rigged so that Pee Wee could add oil during the race.
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