Year:  Top Photo 19??, Second Photo Late 70's Third mid to late 70's
Driver:   Bob Hackel
Photo Contributed by:  

Top Photo: Bobby Ely

Second Photo: A friend of Lebanon

Third Photo: Bobby Ely


Photo Credits: 

Top Photo:  Chuck Ely

Second Photo: A friend of Lebanon

Third Photo: Ely Photos

The Back Story:

Top Photo: The undisputed King of the Mini-Stocks, Bob Hackel needs no introduction here.  One has to wonder just how many feature victories Bob chalked up all along the Eastern Seaboard with his familiar #97ís.


Second Photo: Another one of the many sleek and speedy #97ís Bob Hackel was so famous for tooling around not just Lebanon, but the entire Northeast.Bob won anywhere he went as was a big proponent of the Mini Stock Class, until itís ultimate demise in the mid 80ís.

Third Photo: This buggy looks pretty rough, for Bobís standards, I see a whole lot of rubber donuts along side of her, and seems as if Bob took a tumble in this neat looking #97 Mini.As Bob will attest though, they never look ugly in victory lane!


Additional Comments:  

I remember this car, with a different paint job, being called ďThe Teachers PetĒÖ.though Iím not too sure why. Was it just this car, or were all of his cars called that?

-Benny, Cheshire, MA

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