Steve Webb

'64 Comet Dirt Car

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'64 Comet dirt car sporting the Good Time Charlies lettering. Looks like it might be at Natural Bridge Speed Way.
Steve Webb
@steve-webb   8 years ago
Was talking about Carl H. in another post, found this picture. Beautiful car.
HM Spracher
@hm-spracher   8 years ago
Good Time Charlies,was a local Waynesboro area establishment.Somehow?I don't recall actually going in at that time?Any idea who's car?I can't imagine the Carl Hewitt I worked for and know so much as allowing his name on a Ford/Mercury of any sort?He is pretty rough on that brand loyalty thing.And neither of those are his choice.
Steve Webb
@steve-webb   8 years ago
I remember "Charlies", I believe it was on 250 heading up towards Afton Mountain, or that was the "Hi Hatter" - not that I was old enough to go into either one. I'll have to ask dad who's car this was. All I can see is Carls name on it.
HM Spracher
@hm-spracher   8 years ago
You got the Hi Hatter.Charlies was in the building that was most famous?For being "The Shamrock" and more recenly "Wendy's" and the "T&C's".The building is located on 250 W just past Hite Ins and just before you turn left to go to Augusta Memorial Cemetary.Carl has been in there and so have I!Dad will perhaps be able to share how Carl's name ended up on a Ford?I have to admit that stuns me,I agree it is a very nice looking little car.Only thing I can think of is that possibly it was connected to Otis Alford in some way?He and Carl were pals,but it seemed that they enjoyed fighting with each other as much as anything?
HM Spracher
@hm-spracher   8 years ago
Good Time Charlies was only in business from about '73 until maybe '77-ish?Then I think that building housed "The Corral" very briefly?I am pretty sure that by '79-'80 Wendy Pela who owned the building had moved back in and was running it as "Wendy's" up until around 2000 when he retired.
Steve Webb
@steve-webb   8 years ago
Oh ok, now I know where you're talking about. I've been in Wendys before, back in '89 or "90. I knew of Otis Alford, think he had a shop just off of 340 near the intersection with 250 (behind the Arbys?)close to Big A auto parts (Ken Dickersons store)and the old Exxon, both long gone.
HM Spracher
@hm-spracher   8 years ago
Otis had his last shop that is the metal bldg behind Arby's.Before that he ran what was "Wayne Amoco and the 2-3 minute quickwash" which were in the Subway and Ray Carr Tire buildings.Actually the 'Quickwash' closed first and he turned it into his shop after he closed the service station iirc?I don't recall him running any Exxons but he well may have run one of the multitude of Essos we had in W'boro alone.The one out near where Ken had Big A was run by Joe Hall until Ray D went in there before it became yellow and whatever it is now?That's funny,I realized typing that Big A I think after Ken sold it was in the Quickwash/Ray Carr Tire bldg during around 1990-ish.And then it moved back out to where it was until closing and S&W paints moved in.What goes around,,and 'round?
HM Spracher
@hm-spracher   8 years ago
I spoke with a pretty good source about this car moments ago.He told me that he was pretty sure that this was a 'sportsman' class car driven by George Sullivan.As to ownership and the like it is hard to say.
Steve Webb
@steve-webb   8 years ago
I remember George, I think he had a parts store at one time. If I remember correctly, one of his shops (in waynesboro) was just passed the bowling alley (after you go under the rail bridge) on the right, beside the barber shop.
HM Spracher
@hm-spracher   8 years ago
I think that one is the door place now?He also had the old Augusta Blox showroom on Main just east of the bridge stuffed full of parts for a few years,I think that was some sort of thing affiliated with Simmon's Parts out of Staunton fwiw?
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