HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DAVE FULTON!!!!!!

Tim Leeming
@tim-leeming
9 years ago
3,119 posts

Today is Dave Fulton's birthday. From The Lair, wishes for a most Happy Birthday Dave. I hope all reading this will join me in wishing this wonderful, knowledgeable member of RacersReunion a very Happy Day! Dave is the best, even if he has not learn to recognize famous people when in their presence!!!!

Happy Birthday young man!




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What a change! It's been awhile since I've checked in and I'm quite surprised. It may take me awhile to figure it our but first look it's really great.


updated by @tim-leeming: 09/19/20 12:46:18AM
Jim Streeter
@jim-streeter
9 years ago
242 posts

Have a Happy Birthday Dave!

Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
9 years ago
9,136 posts

Thanks, fellas.




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RockHillWill
@will-cronkrite
9 years ago
167 posts

Happy birthday Dave

Dennis Andrews
@dennis-andrews
9 years ago
835 posts

Happy Birthday Dave!

bill mcpeek
@bill-mcpeek
9 years ago
820 posts

happy birthday Dave and may you have many ,many more.

Leon Phillips
@leon-phillips
9 years ago
626 posts

Happy Birthdat Dave

Johnny Mallonee
@johnny-mallonee
9 years ago
3,259 posts

Well you did it again I see some pull it off ok but YOU -- you do it with a flair that would excite John Philp Thomson during the buyout..

ray lamm
@ray-lamm
9 years ago
214 posts

happy birthday dave and lot more.

Blane Moon
@blane-moon
9 years ago
113 posts

Happy Birthday!

Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
9 years ago
9,136 posts

Yup... the 3 Thompson brothers were considered gods when I resided in Dallas. You're a pretty sharp operator Mr. Mallonee!




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Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
9 years ago
9,136 posts

Thanks again to each of you for the birthday wishes.




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Dennis  Garrett
@dennis-garrett
9 years ago
560 posts

DAVE,
YOU'RE "FAMOUS" IF THAT IS YOU STANDING BEHIND 1981 RACE WINNER BENNY PARSONS AND MARLBORO/WRANGLER MAN IN 1981 WRANGLER SANFORSET 400 VICTORY LANE, RICHMOND FAIRGROUNDS RACEWAY, SEPT. 13,1981.
IF THIS WRANGLER REP. ISN'T YOU?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANYWAY !! LOL

Thanks for any information or photos posted.
Dennis Garrett
Richmond,Va.USA

Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
9 years ago
9,136 posts

Dennis, that is indeed me and you caught me without my ever present racetrack prescription sunglasses on. I guess the photographer had me take them off for the pictures.

That day was Wrangler's first-ever race sponsorship. Little did we know that before the year was over we'd sign a contract with the winning car owner, Bud Moore, for our Wrangler driver, Dale Earnhardt, to replace Benny in Bud's car for 1982.

The "Wrangler Man" is L.A. actor, Ray Colbert , who at the time was also doing Buick television commercials without the glued on mustache he used as the "Wrangler Man." He was not the same actor who portrayed the Marlboro Man.

Where on earth did you find that photo?




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Johnny Mallonee
@johnny-mallonee
9 years ago
3,259 posts

The things you find on Racers Reunion -- With or without the glasses !

Johnny Mallonee
@johnny-mallonee
9 years ago
3,259 posts

We had 2 stores during their era in fla and ga

Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
9 years ago
9,136 posts

Winter of 1984 I met Kyle Petty in Fort Lauderdale and we did a deal for southeastern 7-Eleven franchisees at the community college. It had a rising stage in the auditorium that we unveiled a race car on. Afterwards we had lunch in a hospitality tent on an athletic field. I was wearing yellow golf pants (I don't play golf) and Kyle grabbed me out of the food line. Both of my pants legs were covered in fire ants. Ran across the field to a restroom coming out of those pants at the same time. Kyle shook the ants from my pants while I doused my legs in water!




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"Any Day is Good for Stock Car Racing"
Richard Gouldman
@richard-gouldman
9 years ago
86 posts

Day late and a dollar short, but Happy Birthday Dave!!

Dennis  Garrett
@dennis-garrett
9 years ago
560 posts

DAVE,
TODAY'S RACE FANS DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS IS?
LAST TIME I SEEN ONE IS 1986 RACE TRACK BROCHURE.
GOT YOUR PHOTO FROM AN SEPT.12, 1982 RICHMOND FAIRGROUNDS RACEWAY RACE TRACK BROCHURE.


DAVE,

THE ABOVE PHOTO OF YOU IN VICTORY LANE.

#1 DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE "VICTORY LANE, WINSTON IS TASTE, RICHMOND FAIRGROUNDS RACE" METAL SIGN.

#2. WHEN WAS IT PUT UP AND WHEN WAS IT TAKEN DOWN?
Thanks for any information or photos posted.
Dennis Garrett
Richmond,Va.USA

Robin L. Agner
@robin-l-agner
9 years ago
169 posts

I am a day late but Happy Birthday Dave!!

Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
9 years ago
9,136 posts

Dennis, thanks for the brochure photos. I don't know when that victory lane sign was erected. That victory lane disappeared when Paul enlarged the track in 1988 and victory lane ceremonies started taking place in the grass between pit road and the front stretch.




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Alex FL Racing Fan
@alex-fl-racing-fan
9 years ago
221 posts

A belated Happy Birthday to you Dave!

Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
9 years ago
9,136 posts

Dennis, another thing about that brochure. Dan Henley at RJR/Winston in Winston-Salem paid for it and we printed it at our Wrangler printing facility in Greensboro and shipped them to Richmond for distribution. Another example of the huge budgets Winston provided behind the scenes that no longer is available for tracks to tap.




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Sandeep Banerjee
@sandeep-banerjee
9 years ago
360 posts

Happy Birthday Dave!

danny whitener
@danny-whitener
9 years ago
47 posts

Belated Happy Birthday Dave, Your knowledge is so great, I keep wishing you would write THE BOOK that everybody would love to read. I know you keep saying no to the book, but write it anyway. Take care my friend and hope you are doing well.

Dennis  Garrett
@dennis-garrett
9 years ago
560 posts

DAVE,
HERE' SOMEMORE PHOTOS OF THE SEPT. 12, 1982 15TH ANNUAL WRANGLER SANFOR-SET 400 BROCHURE.
9..
10.
11. HARVEST 150 LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT
12. # 9 RACE CAR # 95 RACE CAR
13. 1981 HARVEST 150 #9 PONTIAC RACE CAR? DRIVER? CAR OWNER?
14. 1981 HARVEST 150 #95 PONTIAC RACE CAR? DRIVER? CAR OWNER?
15. TWO DAY QUALIFYING FRI. SEPT.10, 1982- SAT. SEPT.11,1982

Thanks for any information or photos posted.
Dennis Garrett
Richmond,Va.USA

Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
9 years ago
9,136 posts

How about a $18 Winston Cup reserved grandstand ticket and a $15 unreserved grandstand ticket?! Paul Sawyer was definitely not getting rich on what he charged race fans for tickets.




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Dennis  Garrett
@dennis-garrett
6 years ago
560 posts

Happy Birthday Dave Fulton.

Dennis Garrett

Richmond, Va. USA


updated by @dennis-garrett: 01/18/20 05:20:38AM
TMC Chase
@tmc-chase
6 years ago
4,073 posts

+1




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Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
6 years ago
9,136 posts

Thanks guys. Spent a good 69th with family, ate a favorite meal topped off with a coconut birthday cake - my favorite.­čśâ




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