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The Life and Times of the Kutztown Komet -- The Freddy Adam Story
Posted on 9/21/2010

Race fans in eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York from the 1950's through the 1980's will remember Kutztown, Pennsylvania's favorite son, Freddy Adam. Dubbed the ‘Kutztown Komet', Freddy started his racing career in 1950 at the famed Yellow Jacket Speedway in Philadelphia, captured the last modified stock car championship on the tight 1/5 mile asphalt bullring at Dorney Park in Allentown, became a 3-time champion on the high-banks at Hatfield, and won the 1964 Race of Champions modified stock car event on the mile dirt track at Langhorne. Freddy was a regular competitor throughout the Reading Stock Car Association days at the Reading Fairgrounds, twice runner-up for the track championship with twenty career wins at the Fairgrounds, and was the only driver to have competed at the Reading Fairgrounds in every RSCA-sanctioned season.

Author Paul Weisel currently serves as a historian with the Eastern Auto Racing Historical Society in Orefield, PA, but over the years has viewed the eastern auto racing scene from an assortment of vantage points. From open cockpit racer, to speed shop proprietor, to race track promoter, Weisel offers a first-hand perspective on ‘The Life and Times of the Kutztown Komet' and he relates Freddy's story from a historical point of view. He knows what it's like to pull the safety belts tight, he's built, repaired, and restored race cars, he's counted cars and fans at his own promotions, and he knows how a Pennsylvania Dutchman thinks!

‘The Freddy Adam Story' is available from KLASCAR, Inc., P.O. Box 75, Orefield, PA 18069 and features 182 pages and more than 200 photos in an 8 ˝” x 11” soft cover format, priced at $29.95 per copy. Please add $10.75 flat rate postage for each shipment of one to five books. Mail orders can be directed to KLASCAR, Inc. at the above address and phone orders are taken at 610-395-5303 where Master Card and Visa are accepted.

Also, look for both Freddy and Paul at many of your local racing venues, car shows, and banquets.

All sales of ‘The Freddy Adam Story' benefit the Eastern Auto Racing Historical Society, a 501(c)3 federal non-profit.

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EARHS "wants and needs"

Wanted: Racing photo collections - share and preserve programs. If you have vintage racing photos, EARHS would like to be able to scan and copy these items. All items will be returned intact and we can provide you with a computer disc of those items from significant collections.

We are especially interested in Dorney Park items from the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's and all Allentown Fair items, including indoor racing events, but all items are welcome.

We continue to fill our showroom - all members are invited to visit and check our progress. Please call Pete (610 398-2188) or Paul (610 395-5303) to arrange a time to visit.

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