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« on: March 07, 2010, 22:18:08 pm »

who's remembering rickey sandman fiat 600 called JUMBO SHRIMP Huh

i remember having seen that car in old hot vws from mid 70's to early 80's , but there isn't a lot of picture or info about that car   Roll Eyes

some of you are remembering this car Huh she was running at bug in 18 to around bug in 28 , and at some hot vws drag day

hope some of you  have some info  , she looks simple and clean and  powerful

here're the few picture i know about that car

fabs  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 22:19:48 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 22:21:04 pm »

 Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 22:23:06 pm »

 Wink
not sure if the second picture was the shrimp , but very similar just the lettering was missing
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010, 22:48:54 pm »

Not sure who the original owner was but I was told by Ray Walker that pat Mcdermot baught the car and Ray told me pat and himself drove the car a few times at terminal island,  he always told me it was a funny little car.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2010, 22:53:53 pm »

yes its the same car. both ray walker and pat micdermit owned the car after the sandman owned it i think the engine ray told me he had in it was a nothing 1835 ida engine but still ran low 12/11s ray said the front end would come up with ease probebly due to the aluim floor pans Shocked. deffenetly a cool ride. i remember it running. UD .
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 00:20:28 am »

I happen to know a guy by the name of Jim Nolan who knows a lot about the Shrimp.
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2010, 02:07:06 am »

Hey Fabs, like that early shot of the Little Giant Killer and the Jumbo Shrimp.  It is amazing how well my ecktachrome slides preserved the look of both cars in that shot.

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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2010, 15:37:46 pm »

Hey Fabs, like that early shot of the Little Giant Killer and the Jumbo Shrimp.  It is amazing how well my ecktachrome slides preserved the look of both cars in that shot.

Rick M

sorry rick but i reworked the color on the picture  Roll Eyes...... Wink

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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2011, 21:08:08 pm »

found this one today  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2011, 23:45:12 pm »

Here is one I took many Bug In's ago
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2011, 02:45:19 am »

Cool Fabs  Wink but you are giving me a lot of work to update the Threads Thread ! Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2011, 09:34:48 am »

Find this car !!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2011, 12:08:29 pm »

Someone already did!

If I'm not mistaken it is fully restored by now. It is the very nice Yellow car running Erco wheels of the late Mark Borden, a good friend of FiatDude. I suppose it is still in the family's possesion.
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2011, 12:32:16 pm »

Want..... Grin
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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2011, 15:52:40 pm »

Nice! Always wondered what happened to it.
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2011, 19:47:33 pm »

Oops, i have to stand corrected the yellow car and the Shrimp are not one and the same. Though both have been owned by Pat McDermott of blue fiat 850 fame.

So Jumbo Shrimp should still be out there to be saved!
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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2011, 20:07:57 pm »

Owned by John Borden in Riverside CA. It was actually bought and rebuilt by Mark Borden and He had it almost done and got seriously ill and John finished it right before Mark died. These pictures were taken at Mark's memorial.  The only thing that was really holding up the completion was finding a set of front rims that would work with 124 disc's and fit on the 600 spindle/bolt pattern, when I found CMS, I had 3 sets made, one for me, one for the Bordens and the 3rd set went to Mark Christensen for a Fiat Project he still has on the shelf (literally LOL) I don't know if this was Jumbo Shrimp, but it was owned by Pat McDermitt

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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2011, 20:33:06 pm »

Just talked to Pat and this car is NOT the jumbo Shrimp car -- Pat had a great story of going to the races and just loved watching Lloyd's 'Little Giant Killer" and 'Jumbo Shrimp' -- Well, at the age of 19, he saw an ad in the recycler for a VW-powered Fiat and he knew he had to have it. Went to the guys house, walked into the back yard and into the garage and there was 'Jumbo Shrimp' -- Pat said he lost any ability to negioate down the price at that point and bought the car, it came with the trans in a box and no motor, But under the terms of the sale, Pat had to remove the name from the door. Sandman was building a full tube chassis X19 at the time, but Pat did not remember if that car was ever finished. Pat drove Jumbo Shrimp on the street (with the wheelie bars) and raced it around and got it into the 12.20's with a small 2 liter. He sold the car at some point (Pat's cell phone started to die died at this point) and he had heard that the car had got wadded up in an accident on the street and guy driving had got hurt. -- -- So JUMBO SHRIMP is gone, and the one you see here is Pat's second Fiat 600
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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2011, 21:59:22 pm »

so this one was maybe  one with pat behind the wheels , same car  without the shrimp name


and where is pat Huh , may be he can share with us some stories about the shrimp
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« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2011, 01:23:19 am »

I told him about the thread -- He might come looksee and add something
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« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2011, 07:58:15 am »

I think the Fiat 600 really is a nutter little car....darn I miss mine....

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« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2011, 22:56:05 pm »

 After Pat sold the shrimp. It went to a a guy in L.A. then Anthony Vaughn purchased it and painted it Blue and then graphics were later added and the car was called blue by you. The car was then sold and then the guy who bought it crashed the car. The car could not be saved. Anthony ran a few different engine combos in the car for a while and even a turbo and even let Jack at Jacee barrow it for  a few races. LOL, that car was driven very hard.

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« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2011, 23:21:48 pm »

After Pat sold the shrimp. It went to a a guy in L.A. then Anthony Vaughn purchased it and painted it Blue and then graphics were later added and the car was called blue by you. The car was then sold and then the guy who bought it crashed the car. The car could not be saved. Anthony ran a few different engine combos in the car for a while and even a turbo and even let Jack at Jacee barrow it for  a few races. LOL, that car was driven very hard.

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I was just with Anthony yesterday. I'm interested to find out more, too. There was even a "Jumbo Shrimp" t-shirt. Wonder if there are any of those around?
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« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2011, 16:03:41 pm »

i want one gary  Grin Grin
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« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2011, 22:53:22 pm »

After Pat sold the shrimp. It went to a a guy in L.A. then Anthony Vaughn purchased it and painted it Blue and then graphics were later added and the car was called blue by you. The car was then sold and then the guy who bought it crashed the car. The car could not be saved. Anthony ran a few different engine combos in the car for a while and even a turbo and even let Jack at Jaycee barrow it for a few races. LOL, that car was driven very hard.

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I was just with Anthony yesterday. I'm interested to find out more, too. There was even a "Jumbo Shrimp" t-shirt. Wonder if there are any of those around?


 Did he show you a picture of the car(600) on the back apron with all the wheel off the ground with the turbo motor in it ? He pulled wild wheelstands with that car. I am quite surprised it lasted as long as it did.

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« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2011, 10:38:07 am »

another one  Wink

and i've a pictures of a blue fiat doing a wheeling
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« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2011, 11:55:56 am »

here's the blue one don't know if it's the shrimp after when anthony own it  Huh

there's an empi bumpers bar on the front of the car
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« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2011, 03:49:24 am »

 That's it. That is the Jumbo Shrimp. Anthony said when he bought the car the guy in L.A. the guy(butchered)Ooops sorry about that I mean radius the rear outter fenders to fit a bigger slick so Anthony said he did what he could to fix it. That is why the fenders are a little rounded over the top and they are missing the original lip at the bottom but all in all he did a decent job. Notice the roll bar...

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« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2011, 05:41:20 am »

I remember when Jack Sachette was racing the blue Fiat.At Sacto he had a 1776cc (so he said..) with a boatload of NOS. It was probably a 10 sec car.  He would just put the dial in of whoever he was racing on it & fender race all day long. This was probably '85 or so, long before Jaycee Ent. Sure were fun times back then.
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