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« on: February 15, 2008, 00:04:48 am »

This is how it all started...Photo were taken at the Bahamas in 1964.The Article is in the Auto Motor&Sport from 65 (no.1)
Very cool ! If you are not into the german language I translate a bit,or better I try...
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Not less tan 1000 Dollars were the prize for the VW race class.Gurney No.9 had such a strong car that he could manage to push Foyt`s car constantly to give him more speed.Before the finnishline Gurney passed Foyt. But Gurney were disquallified and the Dollars were given to Foyt...
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Gurneys VW was running so good that he gave his car the Iron cross.



Sadly I sold this issue of AM&S at DD1 to Kobus, I was young and needed the money more for gasoline as for paper Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 02:06:29 am »

Foreign Car guide had an awesome 8-page article about these Bugs racing in Nassau, in its April 1965 issue.
Picture of the Inch Pincher on the cover, too.
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 07:19:00 am »

Here's the Nassau Races from Foreign Car Guide.. Bit large but at least readable  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008, 07:19:45 am »

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008, 07:22:05 am »

More..
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2008, 07:25:31 am »

Damn, one of the arcticle scannings was too large to upload. I'll reduce size and repost the Dean Lowry / EMPI article from home if Fabian doesn't beat me doing it  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2008, 08:15:00 am »

That's a great article  Shocked

Thank you dude  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2008, 11:16:58 am »

More Early Stuff... Wink

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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2008, 11:18:07 am »

More... Grin

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2008, 11:31:58 am »

Nice magazine Frank!  Cool
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2008, 14:40:26 pm »

Damn, one of the arcticle scannings was too large to upload. I'll reduce size and repost the Dean Lowry / EMPI article from home if Fabian doesn't beat me doing it  Cheesy
sorry tero but i don't have those magazine  Cry , this time you win  Grin Grin*
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2008, 17:29:31 pm »

Nice magazine Frank!  Cool

Thanxs...

I have more, only need time to dig them out... Wink Grin Grin

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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2008, 17:56:05 pm »

superb inch pincher book frank
really  Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2008, 00:32:42 am »

Thank`s Tero !!! That scan is so NICE !
Here is another AM&S article from 68.






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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2008, 18:14:51 pm »

More Early Inch Pincher Stuff...

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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2008, 19:51:26 pm »

Did you read the part about how the Inch Pincher had 250,000 miles on it by 1964? That's 31k each year since 1956. I thought Darrell went to school in Riverside, not Eugene, Oregon.
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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2008, 00:34:42 am »

so after the inch pincher was retired.....they lifted the body off and used the pan and running gear for inch pincher too, correct ?

so where was this task completed and by whom and do we have any confirmed statements on what actually happened with the shell ? Is there any other photos than the ones Jeff had in VW Trends ?
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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2008, 08:05:42 am »

so after the inch pincher was retired.....they lifted the body off and used the pan and running gear for inch pincher too, correct ?

so where was this task completed and by whom and do we have any confirmed statements on what actually happened with the shell ? Is there any other photos than the ones Jeff had in VW Trends ?

I  THINK THAT IP1 BODY IS GOING TO TRASH!!!!
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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2008, 16:04:31 pm »

Mark Schley told me that when Filter Dynamics purchased Empi (and not Mr. Bug...), Joe Vittone told the "kids" to clean out the back shed, which included the Inch Pincher #1 body. As it was one step away from being pitched to the dump, a fellow VW/Empi enthusiast, who lived near Mexico City, came by and wanted that body. Darrell gave him to him, just to get rid of it, and clean out the shed. Now, according to Mark, that guy drove up a beater sedan from Mexico, and switched bodies there at Empi, and DROVE the Inch Pincher #1 (body) home..... never to be seen again. Schley told me that story last summer. Okay "Indiana" Russell, time to get your plane ticket and Fedora hat and head for Mexico City. You're are only hope.
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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2008, 21:23:42 pm »

Mark Schley told me that when Filter Dynamics purchased Empi (and not Mr. Bug...), Joe Vittone told the "kids" to clean out the back shed, which included the Inch Pincher #1 body. As it was one step away from being pitched to the dump, a fellow VW/Empi enthusiast, who lived near Mexico City, came by and wanted that body. Darrell gave him to him, just to get rid of it, and clean out the shed. Now, according to Mark, that guy drove up a beater sedan from Mexico, and switched bodies there at Empi, and DROVE the Inch Pincher #1 (body) home..... never to be seen again. Schley told me that story last summer. Okay "Indiana" Russell, time to get your plane ticket and Fedora hat and head for Mexico City. You're are only hope.

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caramba  Grin Grin olé
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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2008, 23:19:15 pm »

Mark Schley told me that when Filter Dynamics purchased Empi (and not Mr. Bug...), Joe Vittone told the "kids" to clean out the back shed, which included the Inch Pincher #1 body. As it was one step away from being pitched to the dump, a fellow VW/Empi enthusiast, who lived near Mexico City, came by and wanted that body. Darrell gave him to him, just to get rid of it, and clean out the shed. Now, according to Mark, that guy drove up a beater sedan from Mexico, and switched bodies there at Empi, and DROVE the Inch Pincher #1 (body) home..... never to be seen again. Schley told me that story last summer. Okay "Indiana" Russell, time to get your plane ticket and Fedora hat and head for Mexico City. You're are only hope.

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
russel know how to dance cucaracha
caramba  Grin Grin olé

olè ?  You mean Ole, or ?! That`s the best man for mexico adventures !  Grin

Oh man, that pic with the IP half butcherd and parked in an dark corner of a shack is a REAL heartkiller...
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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2008, 01:17:12 am »

Deano

I love a challenge, if they can find the titanic, put a man on the moon and do 9's with a floorpaned beetle, IP1 cant be that hard  Huh

If at first you dont succeed, look look again.
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« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2008, 01:38:25 am »

does anyone know something about the brm fitted car infront of IP1 with the big no.1?
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« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2008, 03:15:04 am »

Empi VSR racer
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« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2008, 04:20:31 am »

Empi VSR racer

Yes, Dave Cormack knows all about those....
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« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2008, 06:14:27 am »

..., a fellow VW/Empi enthusiast, who lived near Mexico City, came by and wanted that body. .....
That shouldn't be too hard, Russell.  Only 22 million people to interview!
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« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2008, 08:12:57 am »

more  Wink
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« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2008, 10:06:18 am »

This is a little something I found on the VSR:




And a couple of pics of the body swapping:





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« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2016, 15:03:12 pm »

This picture I had never seen before  Grin It was taken during the Bahamas Speed Week in 1964

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« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2016, 16:23:55 pm »

This one looks like another angle from one of the pictures in the article in the first post
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