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Roadrace cars... vintage, nostalgia, historic

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by zman, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. zman
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    1st race was at Sebring. Bob Tullius won the over in a Dart. Jochen Rindt in the under, I think in an Alfa.

    2nd Race Mid America. Over was won in a Mustang (yuck :p) Tom Yeager, under again I think was an Alfa can't remember the driver though.
     
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  4. roadracer
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    Roadracin's always been my passion (hence my screen name); here's the 55 that I purpose-built to be faster on the track than my GT40 replica that I sold to build this..

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    More pics in my profile..
     
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  11. zman
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    My thoughts as well. Kinda like a lot of the new nostalgia cars. Old looking body with all new stuff underneath.
     
  12. Warbird7
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    This is more like it. The Herb Adams built 1964 Tempest that ran in the 1971 Trans-Am against the factory Javelins and ex-factory Mustangs. Shockingly fast.

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  13. gnichols
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    Bingo. Gary
     
  14. ROADRAT EDDIE
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    Hey Brian, you know what times that ran there....I used to run a tube-framed Mustang there before it closed and ran a best of 1:52
     
  15. Scotch
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    I love the classic road racers! The Can-Am and early Trans Am stuff is the coolest.

    I run this at road courses, open road races, and autocrosses now:

    Thanks to the HAMB's own Jangleguy for the autocross pic!
     

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  16. stude54ht
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    Big block chevy in this over-sized go-kart!!
     

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  17. Buford Solomon
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    Great thread, with wonderful photos. Makes me want to share a few shots I took back in the day--CanAm at Watkins Glen in 1969.

    BS
     

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  18. stude54ht
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    old Bugatti
     

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  19. This thing is just Beautiful! Nice job! ;)
     
  20. zimm
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    this is cool keep em comin
     
  21. Yes, please!
     
  22. 37Nash
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    Midair shortcut... I bet the landing wasn't as pretty as that shot! Thanks to all for the wonderfull pictures :)
     
  23. indybigjohn
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    Don't get a chance to contribute to this thread much, but I enjoy looking at it. Those Corvette GTP photos reminded me that one day while I was news director at IRP, those folks rented the road course. I hustled over there with a camera...

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  24. zman
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    Those Vette's are getting just a little to new... vintage, nostalgia, historic... more HAMB friendly roadrace cars are what we're looking for.
     
  25. zman
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    Cheetah's are awesome...
     
  26. Fiddytree
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    Cheetah in the rain? that would take some attachments . . . .ah, but what a ride!
     
  27. Buford Solomon
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    Until now, I never gave this any thought, but it occurs to me that a hill-climb is kind of a blend of road-racing and drag-racing. No competitor is in the next lane; you are racing against the clock. But you do accelerate just as fast as you can. The facts that you are running up a hill and negotiating turns just add to the interest.

    I don't know how these events are run these days (I plan to hit a couple of them this summer), but I am sure spectators are more tightly corralled now than they were when I took these photos. At Topton, the denizens just sat in their front yards, right by the road/track. At Duryea, I sat on the inside of a hairpin turn and shot with a 35mm lens, so I was real close to the action.

    One last thing. These are all pretty approachable, achievable racers for most of us.

    Cheers,

    BS
     

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  28. model.A.keith
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    1920's at Shelsley Walsh hill climb....you could get really close to the action

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