#37 BILL MARSH, HASTINGS, NY
Marsh, #37 at CanAm
BILL'S CURRENT CAR IS A 1932 5 WINDOW COUPE WITH A 302 GMC.  
BILL IS AN EXCELLENT MACHINIST AND HIS CAR FEATURES A HOME
MADE CHASSIS, QUICK CHANGE (OFF THE TRANSMISSION), INTAKE,
ROCKER ARMS, PUSH RODS, & PISTONS. HE LEARNED MANY OF HIS
TRICKS FROM HIS FATHER HARLEY WHO WAS A SUCCESSFUL
MACHINIST AND SPRINT CAR OWNER. BILL OFTEN TALKS OF HIS
FATHER AS THE SUPERIOR MACHINIST ALTHOUGH MANY WHO KNOW
BILL'S WORK WOULD AGREE THAT HIS IS OUTSTANDING AS WELL.
Marsh 12 port
THIS IS BILL'S FISHER 12-PORT ENGINE. HE PURCHASED IT FROM
WATERTOWN RACER DON JUNE AND  THEN WENT ABOUT THE
PROCESS OF WELDING IT UP AND REMACHINING IT TO STIFFEN AND
CORRECT ENGINEERING FLAWS. IT IS ONE OF SIX EVER CAST. HE
ALSO BUILT HIS OWN SET OF INJECTORS FOR THE POTENT MACHINE,
WHICH SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE FOR THOSE WHO KNOW BILL.
AFTER RETURNING FROM A STINT IN THE NAVY DURING WWII (HIS
NAVY TRANSPORT SHIP WAS APc-37, HENCE THE CAR NUMBER) HE
GOT INVOLVED IN BIG CAR (SPRINT CAR0 RACING. IN THE LATE 40'S
HE WAS BARNSTORMING THE AAA CIRCUIT WITH HIS MODEL SPRINT
CAR WITH DRIVER HARRY ECKERT. THE PAIR OFTEN TRIMMED
OFFENHAUSERS AND OVERHEAD VALVE CONVERSION SPIRNTS WITH
THIER MODEL A FLATHEAD POWERED BUCKBOARD. BILLS CARS
WON TWO BIG CAR RACING ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN NY
CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 1951 AND 1952. IN THE 60'S BILL BUILT THREE
DIFFERENT SUPERS TO COMPETE AT OSWEGO. FRED GRAVES
DROVE THE BUICK POWERED MARSH 37 TO VICTORY LANE BUT THE
THING HE TALKS OF MOST IS THE GAS MILEAGE THE CAR GOT.
EQUIPPED WITH HIS OWN SCRATCH BUILT HEADS AND FUEL
INJECTION, HE RELATES HE ONLY HAD TO FILL EVERY OTHER WEEK.
HE JOINED TEH MVSCC IN 1991 WITH DRIVER SCREAMIN' SAMMY
REAKES AND PROMPTLY SET US ALL BACK TO THE DRAWING
BOARD.  BILL'S CAR HAS WON AT SYRACUSE WITH THREE DIFFERENT
DRIVERS, SAMMY REAKES, SAMMY REAKES III AND BILL
KISSELSTEIN.
Sammy Reakes with the #37, Fulton Speedway
Sammy Reakes & Bill Marsh, Utica-Rome Speedway
BILL HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH RACING ON & OFF FOR OVER 70
YEARS.  HE'S BEEN A MEMBER OF VARIOUS CAR CLUBS CONSISTING OF
AAA, VSAC, BCRA, VRA, ESRA, CARS, STRA & MVSCC. HIS CURRENT TEAM
CONSISTS OF DRIVER BILL KISSELSTEIN WHO'S A PRETTY DARNED GOOD
MACHINIST HIMSELF, AND CREWMAN RANDY RIEGELMAN.
Jeff Ackerman #B29 & Bill Kisselstei #37
JOE ALEXANDER PHOTO
WE'VE ENJOYED MANY COMPETITVE MOMENTS THROUGH THE
YEARS AND LOOK FORWARD TO MORE.