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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.

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  1. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Rootie, your photo looks to be an early one of the Ross Page car. I've always wondered just what the story was behind the unique, for the time, layout of the car.

    Also, I've seen photos of the car being built at Kurtis (circa 1946) that show Ronnie Ward (Rodger's brother) doing part of the fabrication on the car. I don't know just when he started at Kurtis but the Page car might have been one of his first projects there. Ronnie seems to be one of the unsung heroes of race car construction in that era as at one point he was working for both Kurtis (days) and Watson (evenings) at the same time. Of course, he later went out on his own[/QUOTE]
    I've kinda wondered if wasn't originally conceived pre-war as sort of a tube framed copy of the Joel Thorn late 30s car. When you come down to it, both were essentially built like the old 2-man cars with a centered drive line and offset driver but with a fuel tank where the riding mechanic would have been. Also the suspension was pretty antiquated whereas Kurtis's other post war cars were more modern with T-bars, ifs and such. Just a thought.
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  2. Say it ain't so!
    This has to be one of the biggest POS's I've ever seen.
    Somebody get a rope!
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  3. TheDevilsRide
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  4. verde742
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    awww come on "hotrod A" !!! don'tcha recognize the Grabowski car in that mess.?
     
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    How was to know she was only 13?
     
  6. seb fontana
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    I think she was his cousin too..
     
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    For the 10% that don't know it, this is the last 409 powered production Chevrolet.
    Approximately 2800 cars were built with this engine, a 340 hp and a 400 hp version.


     
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  9. hotrd32
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    Yes it is a very sad story, to my knowledge it still has not had a happy ending.

     
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  10. deucendude
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    Now we know what a clown car is!
     
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  11. verde742
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    awww, come on guys !! that's "Kookie's Car"

    the owner loves it and won't even discuss selling it !!!
     
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  13. Jimbo17
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    Rootie, your photo looks to be an early one of the Ross Page car. I've always wondered just what the story was behind the unique, for the time, layout of the car.

    Also, I've seen photos of the car being built at Kurtis (circa 1946) that show Ronnie Ward (Rodger's brother) doing part of the fabrication on the car. I don't know just when he started at Kurtis but the Page car might have been one of his first projects there. Ronnie seems to be one of the unsung heroes of race car construction in that era as at one point he was working for both Kurtis (days) and Watson (evenings) at the same time. Of course, he later went out on his own[/QUOTE]
    I raced at Thompson Speedway back in the 60's and I remember the old road course very well. The worst part of racing at Thompson was trying to sleep in the back of an old Chevrolet station wagon at night because the mosquitoes were so big we used to say they had landing lights!
    Back in the 60's the only place to get food was by driving to Webster, Mass. and finding a diner. There really was nothing in Thompson, Ct. back in those day's.
    Great Memories from Thompson Speedway.
    Jimbo
     
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  15. chryco
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    So Long Bannatyne
     
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  16. Yup. In the 60s, you didn't even get noticed at the car shows unless you were showing an outrageous "if one is good, two is better" over-the-top custom car craze. The same era as Munster Coach, all the Big Daddy Roth model car kits with green monsters dripping slime sitting in the driver's seat of of space-agey creation.

    Here's another shot of the same "bucket" - if one slick is good, two is more good, two blowers, etc. Hey don't forget, the drag racing guys actually did all that for real too. just saying...

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