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(1929 - 1958)
Inducted into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
Charles R. “Rusty” Kelley was born May 17, 1929. He started his racing
career in California by working on Midgets. He then started his driving
career in 1949 when the driver didn’t show up. He moved to Pontiac, Michigan
in 1952 and met Chet Skiba, the owner of Northside Auto Parts. Rusty built
three race cars. The three drivers were Rusty, Chuck Partello and Benny
Howell. All three were owned by Northside Auto Parts. Rusty’s car was a 1937
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