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Gordon Scala raced at Weissglass Stadium SI,NY #743007
07/24/18 6:33 pm
07/24/18 6:33 pm
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Gordon Scala raced at Weissglass Stadium SI,NY

My friend Gordon Scala (deceased) used to race at Weissglass Stadium in Staten Island, NY back in the 50's. He used to meet a guy there named Gomez who used to tune his bike, and prep it for the track after he rode it there!
I got talking to him about AHRMA Dirt, and Flat Track, and in passing I said something like "they only use the break going into a turn", he said "THEY USE BRAKES?". I guess I had no idea that they may have ALL been "brakeless" at that point! He was kind enough to sign the photo he gave me to that effect. We played a lot of pool, and BS'd a lot about old Triumphs. I was glad I got to take him to a "new" Triumph dealer in Metuchen, NJ, and let him see the modern Triumphs! I think he said his bike was a 1949?
If anyone has anything to contribute, or comment on, or knew Gordon please let me know.
Cell 732-690-5498 or text, e-mail: johnrankin54@yahoo.com
Thank you, and Enjoy!
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Re: Gordon Scala raced at Weissglass Stadium SI,NY [Re: John Rankin] #743017
07/24/18 8:13 pm
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Do you know whe re Weissglass stadium was on Staten Island? Cool pics and story!


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Re: Gordon Scala raced at Weissglass Stadium SI,NY [Re: royaloilfield] #743035
07/24/18 10:48 pm
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No I don't. I read some history that it was named something else prior to Weissglass. The story goes that Mr. Weisglass owned the property or something. And the new prospective owners wanted to by the track. Mr. Weissglass agreed on the condition that it be named after him. They did, it was!
I think there is a bunch of old timers that formed a club about the track and it's activities. I think you'll find it if you google it! Let me know how you make out!
Gordon was a pretty cool old friend of mine! You should have seen how happy he was when I took him to that dealership! Neet stuff! Thanks, John
OH, Brian, I just noticed it was you! I'll see what I can dig up and e-mail you.


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