Flashback Friday: The Wainman Family #1

This week (and next week) the spotlight is on the Wainman family.

The Wainmans have been associated with stock car racing since Frankie Wainman, Sr took to the track in 1970 and they still play a major part in the sport both on and off the track.

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Frankie, Sr shifting the shale at Rockdale in 1972.

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Still in the early 70s, this time at Northampton

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In the staging area at Leicester – this would be circa 1976.

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Fan clubs were a big part of the sport in the 60s & 70s. The Fan Club Derby race was proceeded by a parade of Floats. This is the Wainman entry at a very wet Northampton in the early 70s.

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Frank, Sr battling with Dave Hodgson circa 1977. It was one of many cars from the Wainman production line.

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Frankie Sr in with the gold roof at Northampton (George Marks Photo)

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Frankie, Jr’s turn to hold the gold roof – this is from Baarlo’s last meeting in 1998.

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Lining up at Northampton; names that have been the bedrock of stock car racing throughout its history.

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Frankie, Jr made the trip over to Texel in 2000…

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The final tuned out to be a memorable race between Frankie and Dutch superstar, Ouwe Bijlsma.

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Frankie, Sr also made the trip over…

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Later in the meeting Frankie borrowed the Piet Scholtanus car, and rolled it!

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Frankie celebrated winning the Scottish open at Cowdenbeath in 2004; a title he has won six times.

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Frankie, Jr was the subject of a ‘Motorsport News’ interview during the 2004 season…

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These are a couple of shots the paper requested to accompany the interview.

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Frankie has been a regular visitor to New Zealand; this photo is from 2005.

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Frankie celebrating winning the 2005 world final at Northampton…

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The first time the event was held at the venue!

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Frankie Sr on his Farewell Tour in 2007. This photo was from Sheffield early in the season.

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Father and son racing hard at Sheffield.

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Frankie, Sr at Wimbledon in 2007.

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Frankie, Jr claimed the final win at Wimbledon in 2007, a track where he has won 9 finals.

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Frankie Sr’s farewell toured visited just about everywhere…

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… these photos are from Cowdenbeath and Venray

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Frankie, Sr and Frankie, Jr do battle at Northampton.

Look out for more Wainman photos in next week’s Flashback Friday.

Photos and captions: Colin Casserley

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