The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 4woody, Aug 10, 2009.
Oh baby that's nice. Unrestored and black plates.
The ERA pictured is owned and driven by Greg Whitten. I don't know which model the car is. It didn't run as good as it looks. Whitten parked it for the full week; and didn't start the following week at the Historics; so obviously he broke something big. There was another ERA, a dark green one (again, I don't know the model). It went very quickly at the hands of a hired gun from Ireland. But, at the Pre Historics, it crapped out; allowing me to inherit third place. However, at the Historics, the ERA finished second. I dropped out on the second lap with fuel contamination problems
295 cubic inch ford, which I must humbly say was built by me, fast time and race winner at the historic,s kicking all that exotic euro stuff in the process. The Kurtis Midget pictured is also one of my efforts, it is set up for circuit racing with a ford v8 60 engine, tilton multi plate clutch, on board starter, 6 spd sequential transmission, has been successful with Mark Sange behind the wheel, our next race is at Infineon raceway september. cheers.
Great drive for third place, driver of E.R.A chassis R2A is Paddins Dowling of san francisco area, to the best of my knowledge is a U.S citizen. Car owner is Mary Smith of Carmel, they actualy ran low on fuel in the pre historic,s.John Kerr is that you?
thank you for the pics - love the detail shots, especially appreciate the alfas
couldn't make it down this year as i was under my truck much of the weekend working on the brakes and rear end, getting the rear wheels set up etc...
Which car has your 295 Ford? I'm confused..
The Midget was cool. and I especially liked the display that told the history. I think that for those of us without a lot on knowledge those displays really make an event more fun & interesting.
Very nice photos, thanks.
Some really cool machinery...
BTW, that jack, the Brunnhoelzi, is a really, really expensive jack (you wouldn't expect a Harbor Freight cheapie THERE, would ya?) that are used by a majority of high-dollar racing teams...
Thank,s for the kudos John, my ego is growing by the minute. For those that don,t know, old dawg stands on the gas and drive,s the snot out of his Miller Ford sprint car. Many a toffee nosed road racer has seen the tail end of his beauty.
Glad you liked the midget, a pretty cool story for sure. We will be racing it at Infineon raceway 26-27th september. The 295 cubic inch ford is the Manning special owned by John Streets, it is the picture just showing a view of the engine area, wilson and wood cylinder heads and triple carb set up. great photos of the event and I hope you enjoyed the weekend.
Great Photos! I think I'm going to have take a trip to Lime Rock on Labor day.Its not even close to Monterey ,but its always a good take.
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