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The Mabee Special Returns To Texas

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,501

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,553

    from Garner, NC

    that thing is pure bad ass... glad to see it home....
  3. Are you going to get in trouble again for posting pictures :) :)

    If I was still in Texas this would be a must attend.
  4. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,501

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Ha. I got permission this time!

  5. Prop Strike
    Joined: Feb 18, 2006
    Posts: 651

    Prop Strike

    Jim Hall's Chapparralls (sp?) were some of the favorite cars from my youth.
  6. Bluto
    Joined: Feb 15, 2005
    Posts: 5,113

    Member Emeritus

    You can push it with Clark's Muntz :)
  7. rixrex
    Joined: Jun 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,433


    not familiar with that it an MGA with some aerodynamic bodywork?..whats it powered by?....
  8. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,501

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  9. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,660


    Will it be on permanent display?
  10. TRuss
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
    Posts: 549


    That's a great story and the car looks amazing.

    It's funny that all of this road racing stuff has popped up over the last couple of days.
  11. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,122

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    At the price of addmission I'd have to sit out in the parking lot. I'll see if I can get a Lubbock group together to make the cruise.
  12. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    A great event for sure, but what's with the ticket prices? A sponsership/fund raising sort of deal I suppose. It would be nice to soak up the atmosphere though.
  13. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,501

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    It's a temporary display, but I have no idea how long it will be there.

    And yeah... The prices are high, but it is for an excellent cause. It's a fund raiser for the museum.
  14. Pete1
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,901

    from Wa.

    I saw the Mabee special run at Bonneville in 1953 and met the Mabee's..Great people.
    I'm wondering if there is anything left of that dynasty.
  15. InDaShop
    Joined: Aug 15, 2004
    Posts: 2,785

    from Houston

    I drooled on it at last years Classy Chassis Concours event in Houston. Very very nice car. At least I think its the same car....
  16. Terry
    Joined: Jul 3, 2002
    Posts: 1,825


    Me too, Mike you bring the cokes and I'll bring the baloney! LOL

    What is cocktail attirer anyway?

    Just kidding, great car, great cause!

  17. oldspert
    Joined: Sep 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,259

    from Texas

    Don't think either of the grandsons of Joe are gearheads. Guy was into muscle cars a number of years back but seems to have lost interest. John runs the ranching business and other businesses.
  18. diceman
    Joined: Apr 10, 2007
    Posts: 27


    Ryan, Thanks for the Promo on the Mabee Special. Joe stopped by the Museum today to see the car for the first time in over 50 years. You could see the memories flooding back into his mind. It was awsome! I am going to keep the car under wraps until the reception on the 28th. After that it will be on display in the Chaparral Gallery for 3 months. The current owners (Jim and Lea Ann Robinson) sent a 3 inch notebook with the car that is full of vintage pictures and magazine articles about the car. They have done an enormous amount of research. There is a picture of Denny Larson and Roy Rogers with the car. By the way, I am taking the Chaparral 2J (the sucker car) to the Classy Chassy show in Houston in June. If anyone is in the area come by and see me.
    Thanks again, Ron "Diceman" Low
    Chaparral Specialist
    Chaparral Gallery
    Petroleum Museum

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  19. PurHell
    Joined: Dec 17, 2004
    Posts: 375

    from So Cal

    It's a Victress S-1a ... love to find one of these ...

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  20. safari-wagon
    Joined: Jan 12, 2008
    Posts: 1,457


    I got this info from My pal Hugh Nutting in Montana:

    "This is a car that was built in Texas in the 1950s. The body is a Victress S-1

    It was designed by Hugh Jorgensen, my auto design instructor at Art Center.

    He did the design when he was a student then worked for Ford for a couple

    of years. This car has a Hemi and flathead chassis parts. It had a ZF 4-speed

    like the one that was in one of the 1956 Daytona Corvettes for a while. It was

    found in Mexico - trashed. A new body was found for the restoration. I think

    the owner lives in Indiana. Years ago it was in a magazine story titled

    "the fastest sports car in the world" ."

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  21. swimeasy
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,067


    This is to cool! I will come over from San Angelo. Can we bring cameras?
  22. Hey Mike you can sit with Terry and me in the parking lot. Come on down. There will probably be about 6 to 10 cars from my club along with the vette club who will probably have 10 - 12 cars.

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