MEMBERS PAGE

Hi vintage racing fans.  The Good Ol' Time Racing Association, races 1928 through 1948 coupes and sedans.

  Currently, we have over 70 members in 4 states with about 40 race ready cars. GOTRA is about rescuing, rebuilding, and restoring old race cars. We update them in most cases to the early 1960's.  Basically, we try to keep the cars as true to the "Good Ol' Times" as possible. Naturally,  a few concessions to originality are made for safety.

I have often been asked by folks who haven't seen a GOTRA race, "Do you parade these cars on the track?" or "Do you put on exhibition races?". No sir, make no mistake about it......

  We RACE  these cars!!!

 

We have the roll-overs, dents, blown motors and a totalled out coupe or two to prove it. 

While we do race these cars hard, GOTRA isn't about winning at the expense of another car or driver.  If you HAVE to win, perhaps IMCA stocks, modifieds or NASCAR late models are a better choice for you.

Some of the GOTRA family in '99

These are photos of some of our member cars.

Click on the image for the member's webpage.

Click to go to Dan's build page!!

Dan Franks #00
Webmaster and all round good guy (just ask me!).  The 'Devil Woman' has a 327 Chevy for power. I hope to beat all the mechanical bugs that have haunted me in the past, attend some races and have a good year. I have been a racing member since 1997. Click on the racecar to view the Devil Woman build page.

 

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Bob French  #5
It's hard to tell who's more vintage, the #5 car or Bob!! Bob is a hard charger who probably used to race to church! Another of our "Ol' Time" racers, Bob hasn't forgotten the fast way around the oval and shows the rest of us how it's done every week. The '35 Plymouth coupe is rusting in Rich Ferguson's field.  Bob rolled it and raced  a sedan  in 2003.

 

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Robert Davis #6


Robert Davis, Beldin, Ne. Winner of the 2003 Lucky Chamberlain Award for the member who reflects best, the philosophy of GOTRA.

 

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Howard Sheets #17
Howard Sheets, 46 Ford coupe.  Howard has been a member for many years.  He used to run a 300 Ford six, but has a 327 now I believe.  He is a very good driver in a competitive racecar, a tough combination to beat. Click to see Howard's web page.

 

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Bill Harm #7H
 The Garfield car is now the #7h car of Bill Harm's.  Bill is a two year  member who raced with GOTRA for the first time at Nebraska Raceway Park in the 2002 season opener.  Bill is from Council Bluffs, Ia.  Bill is also an artist who paints wildlife. His brother Bob will be entering the race arena this year. Bill is a proud member of the  "Rollover Club".

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John Ferguson #31
John Ferguson, our promoter, drives a 35 Chevy sedan.  John has done another great job of scheduling race events again this year. It's going to be another exciting season of vintage racing. Click on the 31 car to see John's page!

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Dave Snedeger #155
Dave Snedeger, 39 Ford coupe I believe.  It's the old V-8 car and has a long track history. Powered by a small block Chevy these days, this car has seen many motors over the years.  Dennis is one of our Missouri members.

 

Click here to see Larry's page....

Larry Aldrich #33
The 33 car is 327 Chevy powered. Always a contender, Larry is getting faster each season. "PLUM CRAZY" about racing, Larry has won a few races, giving him more success than most and he deserves it. Another of those nice guys that GOTRA is blessed with, Larry is always willing to help out. Larry has been a member since 1997. Click on the 33 car to see Larry's homepage.

 

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Dick Gappa #77
Dick Gappa died in 2001.  When the checkered flag dropped, Dick was the one to beat. Dick  won more races than any other GOTRA member.   Dick was  a 'smooth' racer, he made going fast look like a 'Sunday drive'.  

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Jim Scheffler #69
Owner/Driver Bob Schalk's  39 Plymouth  has a 327 engine,  350 Automatic Transmission and a  quick change rear.. Click on the coupe to go to Bob's webpage.

 

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Steve Hultgren #36
Steve Hulgren,  36 plymouth coupe, (I think).  Powered by a 327 Chevy .

Click to go to the Bonney's page!!


This car was sold to Rocky Fagen and is now owned by Jeremy Franks.  You can see it on the Backyard Racing Team page. 

 

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Ron Stohlmann #48
  Ron Stohlmann, '48 Plymouth coupe.  powered by small block Chevy.

 

 

Click to go to Carroll's page!!
Carroll Behlen #55
Carroll is one of our longtime members and also servers on the steering committee.  Always a hard charger, Carroll is a very nice guy as well. Click on the coupe to view Carroll's page.

 


Dennis Witthuhn
Dennis Witthuhn's 36 Chevy is powered by a 305 Chevy. Click on the #36 to view Dennis' page.  

 

Jeremy Franks #66
No longer a rookie, Jeremy has potential and that desire to race and preserve the old cars that GOTRA is all about.  He has sold the '34 sedan and bought the 11M from Rocky Fagen. Hopefully, 2006 will be his year!! Click on the racecar to view the 66 build page.

 

Click to go to Wray's page!!
Wray Fisher #86
Long time builder Wray Fisher from the K.C. area.  Wray built cars for many years in California and finished a GOTRA car for 2001.  Wray sold this car and retired from work and racing! 

 

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Rich Ferguson #81
Ever hear the expression, "He's the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet!"?? ...They're talking about Rich. One of my favorites, in a group chock full of nice guys, he still stands out!! Everyone's favorite, Rich  joined the "Rollover Club" at Webster City in 1999. Click  on the coupe to see Rich's page.

 

 

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Jerry Lee Bonney #95
Piloting the first flathead GOTRA car, Jerry Lee has one of the most "vintage" racecars in the midwest. The car has been raced in the Bonney family for...well, a coon's age or better!!! It belonged to his grandpa.  Click on the coupe to view the Bonney's page.

 

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Wes Cerveny #93c
Car 93c: Wes Cerveny, Wes sold a Chevy sedan  to Bob Harm.  

Rich Anderson  #9

Rich Anderson has shown his abilities behind the wheel of the #9 car. He is the man to beat when the green flag falls!!

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Dennis Hundley #111
Piloting the  only other flathead GOTRA car, Dennis Hundley has shown what a flathead is capable of, winning our Avoca feature race in 2001.  Although a member for the past two years or so, Dennis has raced with GOTRA from time to time over the years. Dennis is also the webmaster of the Midwest Vintage Racing Association racing in eastern Iowa. 

 

John Orlowski Jr

Jesse Orlowski
Jeremy Orlowski John Orlowski III

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