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Nascars David Pearsons Canadian Adventure

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Wisenheimer, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Wisenheimer
    Joined: Dec 21, 2006
    Posts: 27


    Back in 1965 Shell Canada use to sponser a coast to coast rally and a Canadian rally driver by the name of Scott Harvey who was under contract with Chrysler prepared a 1965 Hemi Coronet for Nascar legend David Pearson to drive. The car entered was actually a detuned 426 Hemi 10.25 to 1 compression dropped from 12:5 to 1.
    The car was equipped with the typical rally lights etc, C-body disc brakes, heavy duty rear springs, Dunlop sp 900x15 tires. The car had front and rear skid plates, a high capacity oil pan, and an extra lancer gas tank mounted over the rear axle for extra fuel and weight. The car apparently was a lot of trouble for Pearson and his co-driver and did not finish the race. The car was returned to Chrysler and was said to have been returned to a ss/aa car.

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  2. john56h
    Joined: Jan 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,767


    Interesting bit of racing history....thanks.
  3. Trucked Up
    Joined: Nov 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,580

    Trucked Up

    The Silver Fox............My favorite. Many don't know that although Richard Petty won more races, Pearson had a better winning percentage.:D :D :D

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