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Help for a former Flat Track champ needed

Moderators: Curt!, Pa


Posts: 328
Location: north central Ma.
Hi Gang.

I had posted this in the TALK TO US section but not sure if many read that section.


A buddy of mine had a small stroke then fell and hit his head hard and is not doing well.
His name is Frank Antonelli. He is a former Flat track champion from the boston Ma area. Frank won the Canadian dirt track championship in 1960.
Frank went on to build winning motors for other racers and made a huge impact on single cyl 1/4 midget types and formula fords cars etc. Frank sold his bike to a collector museum who scammed him and we lost track of them but then we found them and the guy who has them now has worked with Frank on setting them up just like they were raced. He let Frank race them again, up until 2 years ago when Frank had a mild heat attack he would ride his old bike at the Gun Stock and Rochester NH races.

Franks in a rehab place and is very lonely for company and phone calls cards etc. He can't see very well out of one eye and still has head akes. He keeps trying to get me to spring him and drop him off at an bike shop so he can get dirty.

FRANK ANTONELLI
BRAINTREE REHAB.HOSPITAL
250 POND ST.
BRAINTREE,MA.02184


Thank you for listening

Tony Leary aka 44Dwarf
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"Smok'in the competition NOT Tobacco"
"Transplant organs, Don't bury them!"
Why dwarf? 5/8 scale race cars! http://www.dwarfcarracing.com

Post Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:19 am
Pa Site Admin

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Location: Ohio USA

I sent a card out to Frank Tony. I hope it cheers him up a bit. Pa

Post Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:13 pm

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Location: Crewe, Great Britain

No probs, Tony, we'll do...

Patrick

Post Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:23 pm

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Just wondering what did he race, KR's or Brits ? I have old photo's of both I can send him.. Tim
spring him :)

Post Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:34 pm

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Location: north central Ma.
Kr and KH's
Somewhere aorund here iv'e got pict of his bike after they were restored.
I'll try to scan them and post links.
"Smok'in the competition NOT Tobacco"
"Transplant organs, Don't bury them!"
Why dwarf? 5/8 scale race cars! http://www.dwarfcarracing.com

Post Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:26 pm

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Location: north central Ma.
PA, Frank got your card! Thank You he was tickled pink.

Talked with him tonight. He rodes Kr's KH's and had a BSA Goldstar and a T100.

44dwarf
"Smok'in the competition NOT Tobacco"
"Transplant organs, Don't bury them!"
Why dwarf? 5/8 scale race cars! http://www.dwarfcarracing.com

Post Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:23 pm
Pa Site Admin

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Location: Ohio USA

Glad to hear his spirits were lifted. :) Pa

Post Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:48 am

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Location: north central Ma.
Frank was finally discharged Wednesday and is home with his family.
He still has some bumps ahead but don't we all.
Thanks you to all that send cards and prayers.

44dwarf
"Smok'in the competition NOT Tobacco"
"Transplant organs, Don't bury them!"
Why dwarf? 5/8 scale race cars! http://www.dwarfcarracing.com

Post Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:48 am
Pa Site Admin

Posts: 5672
Location: Ohio USA

Awesome !! Home for the Holidays !! :D Pa


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