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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KING CHASSIS, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. quick85
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    No Pat, it was left basically like that and turned into a drag car. (Again, just kidding.)
     
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  2. quick85
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    You forgot the second "AH".
     
  3. bschwoeble
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    Beautiful. My favorite year. I prefer no white letter tires.
     
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  7. 1934coupe
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    I was looking for another picture and came across this. I took it from the tower at Dover Drag Strip around 63.

    Pat MG running blown 62 vette.jpg
     
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    from KY, AZ

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  10. quick85
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    Originally posted by 65pacecar. This is a kool historical photo. I just
    wanted to see how it'd look cleaned up and cropped down a little.
    Think how many small town dealers looked like this. I found old ads
    for Giles Chevrolet Sales in New York and South Carolina.

    zzzzzz63eee44401c2dbe63f148f95e89fe1a8.jpg





     
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    There is also one just north east of Toronto Canada.
     
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    from KY, AZ

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    ^^^ Boy, you dig 'em up, don't you? ^^^

    The car turns to a nice silver when the pic is manipulated,
    too bad it looks like it was taken in someone's cruddy basement.
    With the side headers and the '67 hood I wonder when this was
    taken. That's a Corvette hot rod.
     
  17. enloe
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    It also has something going on with the nose. it probably has the lights in the grille.
     
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    In order to be fully appreciated, any of John's cars (Vette, Willys, Austin) really need to be seen and heard in person and within the context of the era in which they were campaigned. There were other pretty cars, fast cars, and loud cars but John's approach to drag racing was special. I miss those days!

    c
     
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    Just for fun, the black and white car is Delmo Johnson in his XK-SS/Chevrolet doing staged racing during filming for the 1962 movie "State Fair".
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    Later the same year at Green Valley Raceway in TX
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    That above is sweet.

    jp
     
  23. 1934coupe
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    Not knowing a lot about SCCA racing, isn't that a lot of motor for road racing?

    Pat
     
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    Big block SCCA A-Production C2 and C3 cars handle poorly on road courses. Too heavy in front. Small block cars handle much better - see Bill Jobe's "Supernova" BP car for reference. And C2 cars try to fly the front end over 145mph. (Duntov Company C2 replicas have "droop snoots" and tails - Pete Brock is correct about C2 aerodynamics. Lowers front stagnation point.)
    Small humble brag - I passed an A-Production big block C2 on the banking at the old Texas International Speedway while driving an ex-Grady Davis Yenko Stinger #095 - the Corvette driver was struggling to keep his car under control at speed.
    ETA Duntov Co. Grand Sport replica with improved aerodynamics
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    Bill Jobe's 1964 BP car for reference (circa 1970)
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    Grady Davis Z-06 race package
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  25. 1934coupe
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    Boodlum are aluminum blocks and heads allowed?

    Pat
     
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    Boodlum as much as it changed aero I am not sure I can get used to looking at it with any real admiration.
     
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  27. Boodlum
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    These days vintage racing organizations allow wide technical discretion. SCCA rules then were more strict, alloy parts were more critically examined for "legality" and sometimes scrutineering would place the same car in either Production or Modified classes for no apparent reason. As an example, at Green Valley TX in 1964, Carroll Shelby paid Delmo Johnson to enter his 1963 Corvette Grand Sport (aluminum block and heads) in Modified class so Shelby's Cobras could win Production class and Shelby American would get Manufacturer's Championship points (Shelby was concerned about a replay of Nassau). Only time I ever saw a Corvette wear Shelby's Terlingua Racing Team stickers.
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    ETA: I smile at those those "Rampant Rabbit" TRT stickers - a swipe at Enzo Ferrari's "Rampant Stallion" logo - and the 1964 Monza debacle was yet to come.
     
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  28. Boodlum
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    Ed Cole shares your impression.

    Totally off-topic but at that same 1964 Green Valley race a spectator showed up in a Ferrari 212 Vignale. Dunno who it was.
    ETA: It wasn't long after this that Europeans issued restrictions about center-mounted headlights.
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    Back on topic...
     
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  29. 34highboy
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    I haven't been on in a while cause I've been out working on this 59' vette! I call it the "potato chip corvette " because of the chunks of metal flake and clear coat that were probably done in the sixties. Took it on its maiden voyage last week. IMG_5840.jpg
     
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