BrianYou did a great job on the web-site. I can't believe how the museum looks. Can't wait to see it.
absolutly great site, i love the history and i,m proud of the accomplishments your father made.love you all. lou sr.
Brian & Mike,The new website is Great! I'm honored to be the first "commentor" on it. I look foward to your updating it periodically. Oh by the way, you can use our photo in the "visiters" gallery if you want to.. Keep up the good work!Bill Ferguson
website and museum are awesome!!Your friend, Gordon
Brian and Michael:I will be showing my thirteen year old nephew your website. I know he will be excited about coming by with me one day.The website looks real good and I enjoy reading family success stories. Your family history is great!Tom Woodruff
We visited your museum earlier this year. Great catching up with you and Mike. We noticed you have finished the No.3 midget since our visit. Good work.Will recommend visiting your website to our friends in Australia. Best wishes for the festive season to all your families. Gordon and Joan
brian and daddymike, i think everything came out really nice and im glad to see everything is going good. see ya guys soon! mike
We really enjoyed the photos of all of your accomplishments. The race cars look great. We will recommend all of our friends to visit your website. Happy Holidays.
Don Kelly introduced me to racing when we were growing up. I helped pit for him a little and envied him. I was the shy friend and he was the popular one. Thanks Don for mentioning this site the pictures of the Midget's from way back are great.George Keller
A Museum is History and I look forward to seeing this one. I have seen the one in Indy and Daytona. Don Kelly has been a big part of me being able to see off-road racing.
Great website and beautiful restored cars. Don and Debbie Kelly have been long time friends. We really enjoy the fun of racing and watching history be restored in the classic race cars. Thanks for your website.
THis is an incredible website, I am friends of Don and Debbie Kelly. I love the restored cars. Racing has such great history. Thanks for sharing it.
Mike Caruso was my great grandfather and this is a wonderful tribute to celebrate his legacy. Excellent job Brian
To Mike & Brian, Best to all of you. Great website. Well done. Have a good new year and stay healthy.
Great website and some beautiful cars, we plan on visiting some day"Doc" ParsonsTulsa Okla
Dear Brian:What a spectacular job you've done launching this website! It's so wonderful how you and Dad (Mike Caruso, Jr.) have preserved and showcased the memorabilia about Daddy Mike's championship race cars and the events surrounding his life. I'm sure Uncle Biff also had a hand in recalling and detailing the rich events and times. I love how Nanny (Rose) is so prominently included on the website. She was a powerful force behind Daddy Mike's success and a role model mother, grandmother and great grandmother to an extended family that will forever be influenced by her boundless faith and love. May the Christ-filled spirit of Mike and Rose continue to touch the big family they loved and the many friends they had!Thank you for sharing the Mike Caruso Midget Auto Racing legacy and for continuing the same standard of excellence through your work with Micar Fabrication and Design Company. You and Daddy are a championship team for the 21st century!Love always,Mike Caruso
Hi Brian,Congratulations on this web-site remembering your grandparents and family involved in auto racing.They were in it almost from the beginning and thru the Golden Years of racing in the US.Hope Uncle Biff, Mike and you can publish the whole history in a book.It would be a wonderful and interesting tribute as well.All the Best, Kent Koenig
Hi Brian,I really enjoyed what you did with this website. I am glad you let me in on it. I am glad that my Dad picked your place to honor his beautiful cars that I had the pleasure of driving from age 3 1/2 till age 16. My Brother and I had the best childhood of all because of him and he passed on that knowledge and love for raceing because of it.You have done a wonderful job with the museum and I am proud to tell anyone that wants to know "What ever happened to your race cars?" exactly where they are they can go see them anytime.agian thanks so much to you and your family for this wonderful thing you have done. All the best, Mary-Ellen (Bobby too)
Hi Mike Came acros your ad in Vintage oval magazine and checked it out on the internet. You realy did a great job on the muzium. The cars are realy done up beautifly and bring back some nice memorys. The story about mom and dad is realy interesting.
Mike,It's really great to see your website. I owe you a visit in Las Vegas. Everything looks great, my dad and Uncle Zeke would really get a kick out of this. A beautiful tribute. GOOD JOB!!!
put in a posting on june 22. I see it was viewed, & got 2 replies. How do I access the replies to my posting?
Just heard about your web site and the museum and must say it sounds very interesting. Someone called telling me about it about a month ago, and I just found your site. I am actually the former auto racing writer at the R-J (1974-85 before becoming real estate editor from 1985-89). I'm a true auto racing enthusiast and in fact, I hosted the Nevada Motor Sports Awards in 1983-84at the Frontier Hotel. Anyway, the combination of your site and the museum creates an awesome combination. We'll have to stop by and say hello sometime.
Mike, Thank you for visiting our website. Please stop by and visit us. Brian
Brian; As expected you did a great job. As you see I am now on the internet. Dorney Park is having a bash on thier racing backcround. You may be interested. Your Good Friend "Gene Smith"
Uncle Michael and Brian, This is a great website,you guys should be proud of yourselves my son can not believe how cool the museum is,he is a motor head. Just changed the rear in his 98 mustang to a posi,always working on his car. If I come to Vegas look forward to seeing you guys! Michael McGeever
Do you mind a slight correction? Bill was ARDC champion in 1948 with 53 wins, and second in 47 to George Rice, with Bill having 53 wins. You have it reversed. Other than that - great website! Hope you don't mind if I might possibly use some of the photos in some up-coming photo articles on New England Tractor.
I came back to show my brother Peter, who had never seen the Caruso Museum. What a great collection . Peter was amazed as i am,each time I visit. I was there 18 months ago ,but there is new stuff since then.Many THANKS Mike & Brian for your Hospitality & Congratulations on a Fantastic Job Gordon & Peter Clough Brisbane Australia
I succeeded Nat Kleinfield as tracl ammpimcer when the midgets came back to race at the Danbury Fair Racearena. Oh, what memories you bring back. I will also see tshe Caruso duece and trey in my mind along with the other great drivers. Would you believc, when I got called back into the service, who whould I meet at Bolling AFB ink Washinton but Biff Caruso. We relived some great memories.
Mike, I did find some info on the Antique Auto Racing Association - (the badge on the instrument panel of the # 1 car.) You might want to check out their web site and see if you can get any information from them on the car. It isn't currently shown as a registered vehicle in their club. Go to:http://www.antiqueautoracing.com/index.html and check out the photos there. This club is in northern Ohio - Celina Ohio area and they have several race events a year. Thanks again for having us come visit. It's a great museum. Do you have any problem if I post a reference to it on the Racer's Reunion Web site ? Thanks.Steve
I am proud to be related to you both,Uncle Michael and Brian. You have made my Great-Grandfather and Great-Nanny proud!!!!!!! Excellent job on the website and next time I am in Vegas I have to get to the museum. It looks fantastic! Great info and photos. So proud of our family. Much Love,Kerri
Brian and Uncle Michael,
I want to say that you did a wonderful job in preserving the memories of our family.
It is a great legacy that makes me proud to be part of this family. As a genealogist, I commend you on your efforts with the content and historical perspective. Daddy Mike and Nanny would never believe that you memorialized the family name on after all these years with distinction and honor.
A great tribute to a wonderful life and you should consider writing a book on the history of racing and what you experienced over the years.
Thanks again from all of us,
What a pleasant suprise to drop in with no warning,walk up stairs and meet with you.You're commitment to keeping the past alive is amazing.Ken and I are telling everyone we know ,about you're museum. you are an extrordinary racer,you're enthusiasm is contagious,keep the memories alive.Thanks for spending some time with us,Bill,CAN_AM TQ#3 TorontoCanada Ontario,Canada
Heard from Mary Ellen Wickey-Niessing about this site; you've done a great job with it. It's amazing to see the tributes to Uncle Bob, Aunt Joan, Bobby and Mary Ellen. My husband especially will love this! Thanks for preserving such a part of history for all of us and bringing those memories to life. Sincerely, Dede (and George) Heron, Conway, SC
Great website and well done.
Good pics of Dutch (my grandfather) and all the great ARDC drivers of the era. I hope to make it out there to see it in person some day.
As a former ARDC midget driver I was very impressed when I came across your Caruso Racing Museum website. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to visit your museum while in Las Vegas this past weekend. I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to show me your fantastic museum and machine shop facility. The Caruso family’s long racing history is legendary and the website and museum you have created will certainly maintain those memories. It was very enjoyable to see the cars, talk about racing history and get to know you. The museum, your shop and you personally, are all “first class”. Thanks for your hospitality and I hope to see you when I return to Las Vegas!
Found your site while looking up info - great find! Buddy Chase (#55) was my husband's uncle (Stephen Chase). I located only 2 photo's of Buddy on the site... do you have any further info on the individual drivers? Would love to see more about Uncle Buddy and bio's and stats for each driver. Also, where are you located? I wasn't able to find contact info. Thanks!!
Johnny Duncan was my great grandmother's youngest brother. She always told me about his race driving escapades- am doing family tree research and your website was the first I found that mentioned him. Very exciting, what an act of love your family is engaged in with the museum and restorations. Thanks so much for sharing.
Thank you Brian & Mike for your warm friendly hospitality [ Love The Italians] and giving me your valuable time absolutley awesome museum i did not want to leave.
I made some special friends that day the door is always open downunder guys.
Kind Regards Paul Wheeler Gold Coast Australia
We loved your museum and still talking about it.Our kids loved it as well,right now there running there Jr.dragsters,and doing great my daughter Lindsay running Daddy's Girl just won her first wally and an invite by NHRA too show her car at AZ Nationals ,as for big brother ,he's trying to catch up. Still can't find our picture's but not giving up. thank you,TEAM ORLANDO
Hello, You have a very cool site. Great job on that. I own the original 1930's contract to Burkett from Henry Puckett for the Atlas Chrome Special one of the most famous race cars of the Ascot days. .I also have signed pictures by Wearne and the other great drivers who drove that car. Looking to possibly let the items go(have tons of original newspaper articles, actual film pictures from ground up frame up building,engine, contract, professional studio framed pictures and the very cool original complete duplicate two pieces of the contract.Burkett got the other one. Any interest or if you know of anyone please let me know. Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
I enjoyed your web site.
I know with one or two cars is a lot of work.
A Great Memorial to Mike & Rose and to Midget Auto Racing.
Thank You very much.
Did u see that Caruso midget at the Leake auction / Rolland Collection
No I didn't see that. Where was the auction and is there a link to the auction.