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Event Coverage The Hillclimb... And One Hell Of A Ride...

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  1. Ryan
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The Hillclimb... And One Hell Of A Ride...

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  2. Stogy
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    TunnnderBirrrrd...The Monster versus the Pipsqueaks...That was great coverage and definitely proved itself no slouch on the field. That looks like an exciting ride...and the pipe held on...Thanks for sharing @Ryan and @Jeff Norwell
     
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  3. chiro
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    Incredible
     
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  4. BrerHair
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    Right front wheel damn near off the ground . . . holding on with his "big bakelite steering wheel" . . . HaHa! Damn Yank stealing the show. Beautiful.
     
  5. More fun than anyone should have with his boots on! Loved it.

    Ben
     
  6. What a cool way to "punish" the Bird. The driver showed a lot of skill and looked to be in control all the way. Great job; what engine/trans for drivetrain?
     
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  7. Jeff Norwell
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    Not sure of the trans....but it runs a 430 MEL ..pushing over 600 h.p. ........... I sure would love to know more on the Drive Line.
    This Bird and it's driver are pure excitement to the core of your soul.
     
  8. corncobcoupe
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    Nothing like sliding old American Iron.... in the land of go carts.
    Very impressive and Absolutely Bitchin '
    Yank car stole the show.
    The Dane is a hell of a driver.

    I also heard...... not sure if it was the Bird or not.
    5 second penalty for going through the Chicane........ ya think - it got in the way !
     
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  9. slowmotion
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    That thing's actually pretty nimble for a tank! Driver did a helluva job, keeping it right on the edge, yet under complete control. Poetry as said...
    Wonder how many times 'damn yank.....' was muttered during that session! :eek::D
     
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  10. luv it!


    now... that's the way to enjoy the drive!
     
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  12. jroberts
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    It must have been a bit scary to look into the rear view mirror while in a much smaller Austin or Morris or what have you and seeing that big bird coming into view in big hurry. Great video.
     
  13. slowmotion
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    Yes, it's pretty obvious it wasn't his first rodeo, by a long shot! :D
    He could probably control a creeper on a frozen lake.....major talent!
     
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  14. What a beautiful car..... form AND function!
     
  15. Great drive in the tank. Those A40 Farina's are fun, Raced one as a Ministock.
     
  16. Jeff Norwell
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    Some footage from Bill Shepard racing.....

     
  17. Jeff Norwell
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    I asked a wide range question and Bill Shepherd Gave a reply...so interesting.....

    Screen Shot 2017-09-18 at 1.05.09 PM.png
     
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    And to think the Monte Carlo Falcons used to turn me on....this is another level....
     
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  19. foolthrottle
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    The idea of a big American luxury car as a road racer is not a new concept and trust me not well accepted in most club racing circles. having something no one else has and making it go, for me is the fun.
     

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  20. I keep watching the original clip,Love it every time. Now I have more! Thanks Mr. Norwell!
     
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  21. foolthrottle
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    So if someone was to have or build a car like that where could you run it?
     
  22. Some crazy driving too bad it was all for not when the exhaust started falling off and he was forced to pit.
     
  23. Jive-Bomber
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    Like I told you guys in my post last week... Goodwood Revival is Bucket List!
     
  24. Here's a couple more images of Bill Shepherd's 1959 Ford Thunderbird at the 2017 Goodwood Revival:

    Bill Shepherd's 1959 Ford Thunderbird @ 2017 Goodwood Revival .jpg
    'Billy Bob' Shepherd's 1959 Ford Thunderbird (driven by 'Tommy Lee' Kristensen).jpg
     
  25. catdad49
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    Lovin It, The SquareBird! The little cars were running for their lives from Terrible TBird. Fantastic.
     
  26. Steve Naive
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    More V8 driving skills at Goodwood in the wet this time - absolutely unbelievable!!!
     
  27. BrerHair
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    What a ride! Picking 'em off like flies, so fucking cool.
     
  28. catdad49
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    Steve, my palms were sweating just watching! Thanks for sharing.
     
  29. 2935ford
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    Ridem cowboy!
     

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