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History A Gem Hiding in Plain Sight

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Sep 13, 2022.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    A Gem Hiding in Plain Sight

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  2. krylon32
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    Was that car raced at Bonneville painted blue and white before it was restored. I remember a car being raced in the mid 90's that looked like that. The shape was the obvious inspiration for many to follow being built by the Rolling Bones. A very special car.
     
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  3. @krylon32 Here's when Jim Travis raced it. He first acquired it in 1970 from John Moxley and raced it into the 90s with first a flathead and then it was powered by a SBC. He set an unblown record with the flathead at Bonneville going 142.999. When Moxley had it it had a Hemi. I'm not sure what kind of numbers he put up when he had it.
    Jim Travis' #86 B-CC (old SoCal Coupe) @ SW '90.jpg

    After all of these years of seeing this car and having seeing it in person, I've never noticed how the rear window appears to be sunken in when it was chopped.
     
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  4. tywester1955
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    Are you saying Bruce Canepa restored it after Don Orosco restored it?
     

  5. @El Hueso - Cool photo! ... it looks "almost" :rolleyes: like the pic I shot of Jim Travis' #86 B/CC in the pits @ Bonneville Speed Week '90:

    Jim Travis' #86 B-CC (old SoCal Coupe) @ SW 1990.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2022
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  6. That's what @Jive-Bomber wrote:


    . . . but I'm guessin' he meant to write:

     
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  7. tywester1955
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  8. tywester1955
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    original pieces from the 34 so cal coupe
     
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  9. bangngears
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
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    if its in plain sight, how can it be hidden?:rolleyes:
     
  10. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    hidden as in not where you would expect it to be. The cars around it aren't hot rods and the gent who restored and owns it isn't usually known as a hot rodder. I don't know the particulars on the upstairs museum but would bet that it is far better known among the folks in sports car racing brigade than among hot rodders. The car may pretty well go unnoticed by the sporty car bunch who stand and look at and study some of those race cars you see behind it while discussing their history.
     

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