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
asked to donate some of his patch collection to complement the Mario
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)
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.
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
collection of the 2011 NASCAR scheduled tracks to show Menard and
They commented that they liked what Chuck had put together with Paul
the Indy patch, where he won that year! Chuck asked Richard about
blossoming career and they talked briefly. Then the three posed
for a nice photo
taken by Chuck's wife Nancy.
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
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
"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"
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
Gordon drove this winged sprint car in 1989-90 at the age
This was Jeff's Silver Crown car. In 1991, he had 3
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,
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
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
Nancy Alm Photos