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submitted on January 10, 2016 11:09 PM EST
Name: Paul Murray
Email Address: Lawmanpjm2@aol.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Nice Job on the website Nancy. Brings back a lot of memories, I lived in the area of Pacers auto and used to ride my bike to the shop when I was a teenager. I got to know your Dad and George. They were always nice to me as I walked around the shop or watched them work on the Tasmanian Devil, muscle car's or speed wagon's. What an Education I had which really means a lot to me know looking back what your Dad and George Accomplished. And still to this Day I'm a big fan of the Pacers Auto. I met Scott on face book and since went to a Crackle Fest in 2014 in which I met with Scott and George, what great experience. I'll always cherish those memories. Looking forward to going to Henderson, NC. in the near future.
How did you hear about this site? Face Book
How/When did you meet Charlie? @ the Shop in Oceanside.....

submitted on July 16, 2015 11:45 PM EDT
Name: Jerry Joaquin
Email Address: tasmanian63-altered @yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Great Man new him but not that well. Built my first engine for my 56 Ford 1961
How did you hear about this site? From Nancy
How/When did you meet Charlie? Meet Charlie when they had the shop in Hewlett LI in 1959

submitted on May 2, 2015 11:09 AM EDT
Name: John Vescuso
Email Address: johnvescuso@ellsouth.net
Web site URL:
Comments: Charlie was some one who was very special, I used to see George & Charlie useing the PACER's Trailer to move furniture for Georges mother in law .
How did you hear about this site?
How/When did you meet Charlie? Through George's Brother in law Deny. Used to go the shop bought part's for Dune Bugy at the time .

submitted on February 3, 2015 3:22 PM EST
Name: Eugene L. Wagner
Email Address: prostock2010@comcast.net
Web site URL:
Comments: Wonderful. Thank you ever so much. You have made my day Sir. Brings back so many memories of my racing career from 1957 to the present. I started with the street racing my 58 315hp, 4 speed, 4:11 rear at Cross Bay Blvd at the BowWow. Oak Street in Hempstead, Islip Speedway, Natioal Speedway and pretty much every track from Florida to Canada and as far west as Chicago. Great times with the likes of Jack Jacobs, Eddie Akam, Stevie Pauling. Retired from racing a bit from 1974-1990 to buy house, raise family, etc. Racing bug bit me again in 1990 and fielded a new Mike Spitzer Super Comp dragster and won the 1991 Summernationals at Englishtown. Well up the road and 3 new dragsters later, Undercover, Horton and the current Miller 4 link car keep me busy. I am currently building a bracket racing 2007 Corvette to teach the grand kids a bit about how it feels to accomplish what you set out to do. The Pacers gave me the inspiration to do just that when I was a snot nosed kid hanging on the fence, with my mouth open in amazement, watching the PACERS so their thing. Peace and Dedication. Gene Wagner, NHRA Winston Champion.
How did you hear about this site? Marty Shorr.
How/When did you meet Charlie? Early 60's at the various racetracks on Long Island and New Jersey.

submitted on August 21, 2014 5:23 PM EDT
Name: Bob Lipori
Email Address: bobo@nffs3.com
Web site URL: http://www.nffs3.com/sky2.html
Comments: Impressive website
How did you hear about this site? Just looking on the internet for the whereabouts of old friends.
How/When did you meet Charlie? We were born within a month of each other and were buddies from grade school.We both lived within a few blocks of each other in Richmond Hill, NY. We both were interested in model Airplanes in the 40's, I still am. In between the model flying I drove stocks at Freeport, NY, even put together a couple of Hotrods, but always came back to the model airplanes. Last talked with him around 1997 or 1998 when he was having health problems.

submitted on October 27, 2013 5:39 AM EDT
Name: Robert Jason Stewart
Email Address: Jasonspec@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Found an interesting photo and now here
How did you hear about this site? By the coolest of chances
How/When did you meet Charlie? Didn't have the honor but would have loves to !

submitted on October 11, 2013 9:35 PM EDT
Name: Tom Maliszewski
Email Address: Brokentommy@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Hey Nancy, Somehow stumbled across the site. Now & then I look up his stuff. Found this. Really nice. I have some really good memories too even though it was later in his life, he was god to me an Dave. He taught me how to 'properly' shoot a bow. I have passed the knowledge on to other kids and his wisdom radiates through these parts of Michigan still to this day. I weld with his passion and hope I can only scratch the surface of his ability and vision. As charlie said about Howard when he passed, "or world just got a little dumber" I think on endless occassions, the fun, wisdom, and energy he gave us all. we all cherish his memory and miss him dearly, our world got alot dumber when he passed on. A brilliant man. Charlie life WAS like a car, we were all just in it, some were in the front seat, some in the back, but either way, he gave us all a ride that no horsepower can match! Thanks, An thanks nancy for the website! pretty damn cool. jus like your dad.
How did you hear about this site? Stumbled upon it.
How/When did you meet Charlie? Mid 80's I met Charlie. I was a teen who rode my dirtbike as hard as it would let me. 1 speed. all or nothin! I was 100% all the time and It drove him nuts! I like thing there was a spark put back in his plugs with Dave & I back then. he helped shape who we are today. My brother Bought &2 Chevy pick up from him. (3 in the tree, I loved that truck!) It was through Dave we all met Charlie, Mom & I, than our whole family out here. A good time of my life those years, good times. an his stupid F'n dog Nathan... (miss that dam dog!!) I miss it all.

submitted on March 22, 2013 6:11 PM EDT
Name: Don Schleich
Email Address: dschleic@optonline.net
Web site URL:
Comments: Raced with Lee Peck back in the 60's and that's when I met Charlie and George.
How did you hear about this site? Surfing hot rods
How/When did you meet Charlie? 1960's thru racing a "C" Dragster then an "A" Dragster with Lee Peck who once worked for your Dad.

submitted on April 10, 2012 11:00 PM EDT
Name: Mike Sinclair
Email Address: moporridge@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: I have read about Charlie Dodge in Cars Magazine and really admired his work.....I really would liked to have known the man....You could tell by the pictures that he really enjoyed his work...
How did you hear about this site? I looked up Charlie Dodge on FB.......
How/When did you meet Charlie?

submitted on February 16, 2012 12:40 PM EST
Name: Chuck (Charlie) Wyrostok
Email Address: wyro@appalight.com
Web site URL: www.appalight.com
Comments: What a pleasure to find this site. George & Charlie played an important part of my life way back when I grew up in NY, first when they had the hot rod club behind my mom & dad's bar & grill in Hewlett. I was only 10-11 years old, but it was definitely the cool place to hang out. They loved mom & dad and were like uncles to me. When they opened the shop in Oceanside, I would bring my Mustangs in, and finally Charlie convinced me to put a Shelby supercharger on it...WHEW! Many times I went with them to the speedway out by the Hamptons. I have a trove of photos taken out there and will post them on the site as soon as I can. I'm so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. He was always someone I dearly looked up to. George, if you read this, I hope you're doing just fine and want to tell you how much I appreciated you guys being in my life.
How did you hear about this site? google
How/When did you meet Charlie? Please see above comments.

submitted on January 3, 2012 7:41 PM EST
Name: Robert H Cooke Jr.
Email Address: rumblefish360@hotmail.com
Web site URL: http://www.forabodiesonly.com/
Comments: A web site for Q & A as well as general chat and bologna between car nutz that own MoPar "A" body cars. (Early Barracuda, Duster, Demon, Dart, Scamp, etc.... The site owner also has site's for "B", "C", "E", "F,M,J bodied MoPars as well as "For pickup trucks only" and a car audio & a site for Ford/Lincoln/T-bird. (Exact name escapes me at the moment.)
How did you hear about this site? Well, from Tino of course!
How/When did you meet Charlie? Through you on a warm summer day at your house.

submitted on August 13, 2011 2:57 PM EDT
Name: rob sforza
Email Address: ssrestos@gmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Excellent
How did you hear about this site?
How/When did you meet Charlie? I met charlie thru my uncle mike

submitted on July 3, 2011 10:22 AM EDT
Name: Bill Cossavella
Email Address: coss57@optonline.net
Web site URL:
Comments: Very cool site. Really enjoyed the the old pics of Charlie and Mike Sforza's cars. I remember the Tasmanian Devil and believe I built a model of it as a kid.
How did you hear about this site? Always checking drag racing news and happened upon it.
How/When did you meet Charlie? Didn't know Charlie. My dad worked for Mike Sforza on and off when he was at S&P. He was a mechanic with the airlines, but had built a number of cars (street cars like a 50 Merc with a 283 small block…sleeper) back then. I remember, as a kid, walking into the shop (before Mike expanded shop into the parking lot) and seeing him and another one or two guys laying out the dragster frame rails on the floor. Never got to see the car completed as I was pretty young at the time, but always remember my trips to his shop. I have a few pics (Kodak slides) of the car on the trailer with his dark blue pickup truck in front of the shop. He was a true craftsman. My dad and I built a number of cars growing up. The one which I kept and I continue to work on is a 57 Belair 2-door hardtop. Recently ran it out at Island Dragway where your pics are from….talk about nostalgia!

submitted on May 2, 2011 6:05 PM EDT
Name: Jerry Joaquin
Email Address: tasmanian63-altered@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Hello Nancy, the site is beautiful. Thankyou for the kind words it was my pleasure to build this car and make it a tribute to your dad.
How did you hear about this site?
How/When did you meet Charlie? I met your dad at the shop in Hewlett. Pacers built my first engine for my 56 Ford that was in 1961

submitted on January 29, 2011 12:33 AM EST
Name: Ken Bausert
Email Address: Passscribe@aol.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Great site, brings back good memories
How did you hear about this site? was Googling "Henny's Welding"
How/When did you meet Charlie? probably met him at Henny's Welding (had work done there on a few of my cars during the 1960s) or seen him at Westhampton (I raced there a few times).

submitted on November 13, 2010 9:15 PM EST
Name: TOM SFORZA
Email Address: BESTAUTOSERVICECENTER@yahoo.com
Web site URL: www.bestautoservicecenter.com
Comments: HI, MY UNCLE JOE SFORZA SENT ME AN E MAIL. ABOUT THIS SITE. I AM AL SFORZAS SON TOM. I REMEMBER GOING TO THE PACERS SHOP WHEN I WAS A KID WITH MY DAD. I HAVE MY OWN SHOP IN THE POCONOS.
How did you hear about this site? JOE SFORZA
How/When did you meet Charlie? NEW HIM FROM MY DAD.

submitted on October 13, 2010 6:48 PM EDT
Name: Ed Bollinger
Email Address: ebolling@optonline.com
Web site URL:
Comments: I am Mike Sforz's brother-in-law
How did you hear about this site? My son Jeff found it
How/When did you meet Charlie? Never met Charlie but have heard many stories about him from Mike!

submitted on June 24, 2010 4:21 PM EDT
Name: Dan White
Email Address: djwhite1@windstream.net
Web site URL:
Comments: I remember seeing the dune buggies at your dad's shop when I was a child riding in the car with my mom going to pick up my grandmother who worked next door at H&G toys.
How did you hear about this site?
How/When did you meet Charlie? First met your dad at the Methodist Church after I joined in 1979.

submitted on June 5, 2010 10:03 AM EDT
Name: Jim Crawley
Email Address: digepix@hotmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Thanks Nancy for putting such a wonderful tribute together for your Dad.
How did you hear about this site?
How/When did you meet Charlie? We were from Valley Stream and my Dad became friends with Charlie and George when Pacers was in Hewlett NY. I just remember saying to my Dad lets go see Charlie Dodge, lets go see Charlie Dodge! My Dad would stop in at Pacers on Lawson Blvd. on Saturdays and it would make my week. I always remembered the car smell, grease, oil and gasoline. Then your DAd would appear out of the back of the shop bigger than life, I was in awe as a little kid. Great Memories!

submitted on April 22, 2010 1:21 AM EDT
Name: Jerry Joaquin
Email Address: tasmanian63-altered@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Charlie would be proud of you (Nancy) and your family. I am proud of you and your family and it is my honor to have know your dad and a honor that I now know his family.
How did you hear about this site? Nancy Hagenmayer Lopez
How/When did you meet Charlie? I met Charlie when I was 15, 1958. I used to ride my bicycle to the Pacers Shop in Hewlett Long Island NY to see the racing Fire Trucks they built.

submitted on April 20, 2010 9:41 AM EDT
Name: Ray Mara
Email Address: ray@raymara.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Fantastic job. Your Dad is smiling up there.
How did you hear about this site?
How/When did you meet Charlie?

submitted on April 2, 2010 12:10 AM EDT
Name: Scott Snizek
Email Address: pacersauto@gmail.com
Web site URL: www.pacersauto.com
Comments: Nancy- Terrific job with the site! It looks great. -Scott
How did you hear about this site? Nancy
How/When did you meet Charlie? I met Charlie when I was born. ;) He was my father's racing and business partner and a close family friend. I will always remember him as Uncle Charlie.

submitted on April 1, 2010 3:01 AM EDT
Name: naomi mastrogiacomo
Email Address: nomedome@aol.com
Web site URL:
Comments: dear nancy, thank u so much for sending me this awesome tribute to your father....
How did you hear about this site? u e mailed me this work of art biogrophy of your dad
How/When did you meet Charlie? ill never forget "mr hegameyer" my sisters and i lived near u, our yards joined by an ugly chain link fence......i remeber your dad always working in the shed or garage, i remember him working hard on inventing something or fixing something, i remember his hands...they were filled with grease and big and dirty from a days work....he seemed to b a man of few words but i remember when he walked in the yard, he commanded respect.....i remember his always coming home and chilling in that shed, and i envied that cause my dad was never home.....RIP mr hegemeyer......i hope your with gina........peace and love...naomi

submitted on March 31, 2010 10:16 PM EDT
Name: William (Billy) McNaught
Email Address: mensministrybilly@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: This was awesome. Mr. Hagenmeyer was so surreal to me...larger than life. I remember going to Pacers with Nancy and Charlie Vota and looking at whatever car he was beefing up..I loved the dragsters. I remember the deer that we got (he got) together. It was an amazing time and I miss him.
How did you hear about this site? Nancy
How/When did you meet Charlie? I met him through Nancy. Ohh the stories!!!!

submitted on March 31, 2010 9:35 PM EDT
Name: Jack Hagenmayer
Email Address: jhagenmayer@bex.net
Web site URL:
Comments: Nancy, as I have said before, you did a great job with this website. I learned so much about my uncle, your Dad. Thank you for that. Jack
How did you hear about this site? From you.
How/When did you meet Charlie? He was my uncle