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Back in the 70's there was a shop in Kansas City, Ferguson Motors.
The owner Clayton, was around 60 back then. His dad was a Board Track Racer.
He had many pictures hanging in his shop of the old tracks and races.
He had alot of cool stories about watching his dad race.
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Back in the 70's there was a shop in Kansas City, Ferguson Motors.
The owner Clayton, was around 60 back then. His dad was a Board Track Racer.
He had many pictures hanging in his shop of the old tracks and races.
He had alot of cool stories about watching his dad race.
Sounds like he had a mini museum in his shop. Bet the story's were pretty interesting.
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Back in the 70's there was a shop in Kansas City, Ferguson Motors.
The owner Clayton, was around 60 back then. His dad was a Board Track Racer.
He had many pictures hanging in his shop of the old tracks and races.
He had alot of cool stories about watching his dad race.
I know this is an old thread but OMG! WHAT a flood of memories! I frequented "Fergie" back in the 70's as the surest source of Whitworth fasteners needed to keep my pre-unit 58 BSA RGS on the road. I once mentioned to him that i was preparing for a ride to Winfield KS that weekend to watch my brother participate in "Flat picking" contest. "Fergie" perked up and commented that he'd been to a race in Winfield and he pointed to an old B&W photo on the wall of a woman sitting on an old open rocker pedal Indian that i took to be a board racer. I'd seen that photo hanging there many times and always assumed it was his wife in her youth or??

He said it was "Mother" Maybelle Carter of the Carter family (the ORIGINAL "guitar hero" from the 30's... ) and that she had just ridden the thing all over the fair grounds with superb skill. Somewhere in Missouri, i think... maybe Sedalia?? Who even knew Mama Maybelle even rode?

Always wondered what ultimately happened to Fergie's "museum". That photo had no writing around it but might have had something written on the back?? If found, it would make a great addition to a Carter family museum... ?? Thanks for the mems...
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Clayton went out of business in the early 80's. Rumour has it he developed a Coke habit. Not sure if there was any truth in that. He quite the colourful guy. I worked at Hatfield's Highwheeler Haven back then. Went over to Claytons to get a part one day. Clayton was pretty busy and the phone kept ringing. He got pissed and threw in the trash and kept on writing sales tickets.
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