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Cuba Lake Raceway, 50's stock car racing, 12th annual reunion/luncheon for 50s and 60s stock car racing interests, July 30th 2014


The 12th annual Cuba Lake Raceway(CLR) reunion/lucheon will be held on Wednesday July 30th, 2014 at Moonwinks restaurant just north of the village of Cuba, NY on Rt. 305 and 1/2 mile from the site of the old CLR track.  This year is very special as the book I have been working on the past 8 years will be released the first time ever at the reunion.  The book is "Stock Car Racing in the '50s", 230 pages of great photos and memories that I feel everyone will enjoy @ $15.00/book.  I will have my pen ready to sign your book for all that want their's signed.  A book signing has also been confirmed at the Wellsville, NY library on July 31st, 2-5 pm for any folks that can't make the reunion.

Many drivers from the 50s/60s era are planning on attending such as:  Stub Weigartz, Bill Brainard, Tom Danialson, Mike Clark, Charles Duryea, Larry Dye, Jim Jones, Ray Jorden, Imo Jean Layfield, Jim Scott, Al Skiver, Bill Tinque, Vic Whitney, Jimmy Worthington, DeVere Bliss, Bucky Dew, Dick Ferraro, Otto Goodwin, Dolly Gosper, Jerry Gradl, Cal Lane, Ted Renshaw, Sammy LaMancuso, Blinky Litzinger, Chuck McKeirnan, Doug Pringle, Leon Reed, Billy Schroth, Ken See(the mystery man), Ron Williams, Sonnie Wittmeyer, Dick Close, Herb Layfield, Ron Baker, Art Clark, Dick Hurd, Bill Rafter, Ed Ortiz, Squirt Johns, Tom Dill, Harold Sager and Basil Shutt to name few.  Several 50's track owner/builders are planning on attending too:  Paul Amidon(Hornell Raceway), Howard Boyce(South Senaca Speedway), Don McNitt(Roll-O-Bowl Speedway) and last but not least Helen Smith(Hunt Speedway). Past luncheon/reunions have had drivers and other notables of that era of racing from 7 States and Canada attending.  The MC duties again this year will be in the very capable hands of Larry Dye who raced at CLR and was the announcer at many local tracks.

Registration starts at 10:30 with lunch at 12:15pm. Sit-down luncheon has an entree choice of Scampi style Haddock or Roast Turkey with Stuffing & Gravy along with all the trimmings.  Cost of $14.00/person includes full meal, beverage(alcohol drinks not included but may be purchased if desired), tax and gratuity.

RSVP and payment of $14.00/person required and to be at Florida address by July 19th along with name(s) of person(s) attending and choice of entree for each.  Advise with your RSVP and payment your choice of entree for each person attending.  Check or money order made payable to: Ford Easton, 5200 28th St. N. # 651, St. Petersburg, FL 33714. No tickets will be sent back to you. You will be on master list so just go to registration.

Program:

I am pleased to announce that Larry Dye will be putting on a great video and audio program recapping the previous 11 reunion/luncheons we have had. Great pictures and stories of those that have attended over the years.  Some have left us but this will give them a way of revisiting with everyone on the screen. I will be doing the book signings before our sit-down dinner and after the program.

Price is the same as last 11 years, $14 for an unbeatable sit-down meal and a great program unequaled anywhere along with being able to visit with the greats that attend that were our heroes 50-60 some years ago.  Dress code is casual so come early for registration, grab a coffee or tea, courtesy of Moonwinks, and visit with all the other 200 or so that are attending with you.  Many drivers and fans bring pictures and related memorabilia that is available for viewing in the room just off the main dining room.                                                   

Any questions contact Ford Easton at fjeaston@aol.com or 727-522-4042. Special note:  remember RSVP and payment must be at my Florida address on or before July 19th. No day of event registration or payment allowed. Payments are non refundable because of restaurant requirements. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone. Going to be a very busy day but we all will have fun. 

 

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