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Vintage shots from days gone by!

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

  1. indyrjc
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    Looks like Don Brown at Terre Haute; I'm guessing around 1967-68. However, somehow the car doesn't look like one of his "Mechanical Rabbits". The car in the photo has a somewhat more traditional roadster look. Maybe he changed things around later?

    Do you have any more details on this photo, Rootie? And thank you for posting!
     
  2. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Yeah it's Don Brown getting a little behind on his steering at Terre Haute probably 68. I think the reason it looks different is that his roll cage is different than the other two and Weld's car was photographed a lot more. Otherwise they are pretty much the same. Here's a color Consoli shot with the same paint scheme. BTW, Brown was fond of giving his cars nicknames whereas Weld and Saldana didn't much care about that kind of stuff so in the beginning his car was the only one with that name and it was only through the press/history writers that all 3 became branded as "Mechanical Rabbits."

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    Is that Manny, Moe, Jack, Dave and Ralph ?
     
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    We've been through this on the vintage sprint car thread, but does anyone know where the third "rabbit" went? Joe's car is either in Speedy Bill's museum or at Knoxville. Todd Gibson bought Don's car and tried to convert it for pavement, which didn't work, and crashed it to the point of being totaled and scrapped the remains. The last time I saw Greg's car was at Anderson, Indiana for pre-little 500 practice about 1970 or 71. Lee Brayton had the car and managed to drive it out of the ballpark at maybe 40 mph. The car had cosmetic damage , but didn't appear to be badly hurt otherwise, but it disappeared after that and I don't know what happened to it.
     
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    Well, I'm not saying I'm right and everyone else is wrong but I did some research a while back and came up with the following:
    As you said the Saldana car is alive and well in Neb/Iowa.

    I believe the car that Brayton raced was Welds car and was totaled in a crash at Reading but I have also read that the remains were taken to the Brayton shop and may very well still be there today ???????

    The best I came up with on the Brown car is this that comes from the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of fame. Though the picture is very small it certainly looks as if it could be the Mechanical Rabbit. Now this is in your neighborhood so you may have better insight. What happened to it after the crash at Anderson in the 80s a mystery to me. ?????

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    Al Silver, out of Ohio (Akron?)
     
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