September 17, 2008

Wally Marks Vintage Modified Stock Car at New Egypt Speedway  


The #1 Modified originally owned by Wally Marks was on display at New Egypt Speedway on Saturday September 13, 2008. What I like best about vintage cars is their unique character. There were no store bought chassis, so every car was different. The front end on this car is pretty unusual. Also, check out the body panels on either side of the driver, and the slope of the roof. Aerodynamics at play here?

According to Joe at, the Wally Marks car was restored by Ray Neary, racer and former Modified Champion who had worked with Wally back in the day.

Updated 9/19/2008: I discovered a cool link from Jeff who left a comment on this post, It's essentially a tribute site for Wally Campbell, a very successful racer from New Jersey who died in a racing accident at only 28. Check it out. As I mention down below, Wally Campbell won some championships driving for Wally Marks in the early 1950's.

Here are some more pictures:

I believe both the 1951 Modified Championship and the ASCRA Championships were won by Wally Campbell driving for Wally Marks.

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2 comments: to “ Wally Marks Vintage Modified Stock Car at New Egypt Speedway

  • September 18, 2008 at 8:04 AM  

    Dave Deblasio, who help build this car originally, tells me that the firewall was made from his mother's discarded washing machine!!!

  • September 19, 2008 at 2:36 PM  

    Thanks for being the very first to leave a comment on my blog. Great Info!