Another Knoxville visit!
On August 3rd and 4th, 2013, Chuck & Nancy Alm were invited to attend the racing at the
famous Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.  This in part, was due to "The Patchman" being
asked to donate some of his patch collection to complement the Mario Andretti
exhibit at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum!
 The following photos by the Alms take you on a partial tour of the Museum.
So strap in and keep your eyes straight ahead!


Patches for Mario Andretti


Salute to Mario Andretti


Holman -Moody Ford Fairlane #11.  Mario's winning car at the Daytona 500 in 1967


Holman-Moody 1971 Mercury that Mario drove at Talladega


STP Wildcat/ Cosworth #40 USAC Indy car. The car was owned by Pat Patrick.
 Mario finished second in the 1981 Indy 500


STP #1 USAC dirt car built in 1970 by Grant King. Mario drove it at Springfield, DuQuion
 and Indy Fairgrounds


Mario driven roadster in 1964 and 1965 on the USAC Champ Trail


Mario drove the Gapco Special sprint car and won the Pat O'Connor /Joe James Memorial
 at Salem Speedway.That year he came in 3rd in points


In 1964 Mario drove Charley Sacks owned offy sprint car used on dirt only


Mario's first sprint car ride was a Harry Lewis car built in 1938.  He made his debut at
 Lebanon Valley Speedway in the URC sprint car series


Mario in cardboard (nice smile)


Mario's achievements


Cheryl Glass- first woman to drive in the USAC dirt series!


Hot laps on the beautiful 1/2 mile dirt at Knoxville, Ia. There were 96 sprint cars for the
305 and 360 Nationals.  Great show! This is a must for your bucket list. Great Museum and
 a super track doesn't get any better than that


More pictures of cars that are on display seven days a week in the
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum.

 

 

2013 UPDATE!
The now-famous "Patchman" Chuck Alm recently visited the grand opening
of a new Mega Menards store in Schererville, Indiana where NASCAR's
Richard Childress and Paul Menard were present.  Chuck took a framed patch
collection of the 2011 NASCAR scheduled tracks to show Menard and Childress.
They commented that they liked what Chuck had put together with Paul pointing to
the Indy patch, where he won that year!  Chuck asked Richard about his grandson's
blossoming career and they talked briefly.  Then the three posed for a nice photo
taken by Chuck's wife Nancy.

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The Patchman, Chuck Alm has submitted some more photos of his Patch Collection
which is displayed at the Sprint Car Hall of Fame Museum in Knoxville, IowaTake a look at these and if you should have any inquiries or like to share a story with Chuck, e-mail him!
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This year's driver tribute at the Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum went to Jeff Gordon.
The following are photos of Jeff's career from midgets to the present NASCAR racing.


"IT'S BEEN AN HONOR TO HAVE BEEN ASKED TO ASSEMBLE SOME PATCHES
FOR THE MUSEUM TO ACCENT THE GORDON TRIBUTE!"
CHUCK "PATCH" ALM


As you enter the Museum, you see the "Salute to Champion" banner!
 


It's really neat to be a part of this!


A nice painting of Jeff


One set of patches on display


Jeff Gordon related patches


 A proud Chuck Alm with his Museum collection!


Jeff Gordon's 1994 Cup car


Gordon's Busch Baby Ruth car won both Charlotte races in 1992


Gordon drove this winged sprint car in 1989-90 at the age of 16!


This was Jeff's Silver Crown car.  In 1991, he had 3 wins
 including the Hoosier 100 at the Indy Fairgrounds


Gordon's USAC non-wing sprintcar from 1990.  He ran 11 races that year with 7 wins,
 2 seconds, and a third place finish.  He won at Winchester, Salem, IRP,
and Mesa Marin, to name a few!


Jeff won 10 National point races in the Diet Pepsi Midget


Jeff drove this Bob Trostle sprintcar at Knoxville at the ripe old age of 15!


"I found a car as old as me!"

THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS ARE JUST A SMALL PART OF WHAT'S ON
DISPLAY AT THE SPRINT CAR HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM.
IF YOU'RE  EVER NEAR KNOXVILLE, IOWA, IT'S WORTH
THE TIME TO STOP AND SEE THE HISTORY AND MEMORABILIA!

Can't wait to see who's honored next year.  We like our trips to Knoxville. 
I would like to give a BIG thank you to Bob Baker (Executive Director), and Tom Schmeh
(Curator), for all their kindness and hospitality.  Always a pleasure!
Nancy Alm Photos
 

The Patchman standing by Tony "Smoke" Stewart Patches

Close up of Tony Stewart patches for his tribute at Knoxville Sprint Car Hall of Fame Museum

Picture frame with Knoxville patches and related race patches.
Note the RaceStar Publications.com patch?

Patches for Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Vintage Sprint Car

Vintage Midget patches hanging in Midget section of Sprint Car Hall of Fame Museum

Association patches for Knoxville Sprint Car Hall of Fame Museum
Note the IMOD patch?

Vintage Midget patches hanging in the Sprint Car Hall of Fame Museum in Knoxville

Winning IROC Series car - 2006

IRL Indy Car Series Champ - 1997 winning car

Winning Silver Crown USAC Dirt Car Series 1995. That year he won Silver Crown & Sprint Car Title, USAC and Midget title Triple Crown

Vintage Modified
(Stewart Tribute in background)

Winning Sprint Car
Series Division 1995
Triple Crown

Brickyard 400 Winning Car 2007

Vintage Sprint Car in the Hall of Fame Museum - Knoxville

Read more about Chuck and his passion of patches