The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by bigalturk1, Mar 23, 2011.
Heck Yeah that is awesome.
I agree the stance on the car in 2700 above is spot on for the mid 60s, IMO. The car in 2699 is Dick Taylor's great running 57. The black 61 with silver coves is a Nickey build. I believe that car was on eBay maybe 2 weeks ago but not sure if it sold. I really like the car but I may have to ask Doug if the front wheels are appropriate.
A few years ago I ran into one of the guys from Nickey at the Meltdown and I seem to remember he told me that one guy bought six 61 builds but sold most of them.
This is a shot of my 59 in about 1973 or 4. It was taken at Irwindale Raceway and ended up in an issue of Drag News. I primarily raced at Lions and occasionally Orange County. I would have been about 22 or 23 then...long time ago. It had a Hilborn injected 427 and ran 10:20's It's the only photo I can find of this car. They mangled my name in the caption. It's Tony Cortes. I guess my writing wasn't very clear on my sign up sheet I wish I still had that car.
MAN I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE OF THAT CAR.
IT IS PROBABLY A NCRS TOP FLITE CAR NOW. ALL NUMBERS MATCHING OF COURSE
Don't worry, there'll always be more trashed and cashed Corvettes than restored ones.
My mission in life is to never restore the 57!
^^ And that's fine. I'm just not big on ripping on the guys that do restore them.
The auto hobby is a better place because of those that have spent time and money
on restorations. You might want to clock a few for their attitudes but you have to
appreciate the cars.
I fully appreciate restored old vettes, original unrestored even more. But when guys take cool old race cars or customs and make them look like the pictures in the dealer brochures it irks me a bit. I spend some time lurking on a Corvette forum and I have to laugh at some of the guys who spend hundreds of dollars on bolts with correct markings on the heads. I've seen aircleaner wingnuts for a couple hundred dollars, oil pan drain plugs for $150. They will switch engine blocks in a good running engine to get one that is closer to the right date for their car, still not original tho. These are the guys I make fun of. At the end of the day vettes are just old Chevy's.
I love the cars.
everything is always numbers matching. No one ever has a replacement motor.
The 57 has had three vette motors in it. It lost it original mill in the mid 60’s, Dad said he left it in a rental garage he moved out of!
Malco Super Vette
LB, you've been a busy boy, have pics all over the place today. THANKS.
Yes but most of them are only one or two photos. I find a lot of stuff looking around for something else so they end up here in many threads.
Belvins & Scotto
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