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Dave Galassi
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« on: October 17, 2006, 23:17:11 pm »

I recently had a chat with Walt at Competition Engineering, the company that first started out in Altadena, California doing Porsche machine work and grew into building engines for drag cars such as Bill Clarkson's Iguana.  They still do Porsche machining out in Lake Isabella, here in California. 
He mentioned a drag beetle I hadn't heard of, called Friar Tuck, which was campaigned by Gary Breckenridge in (he thought) the very early 70's.  Anyone?  Russell, do you know any background on this car?  Anyone?  Bueller?
 
 
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2006, 01:09:04 am »

I am pretty sure there is a pic of that car on the DKP site, I am sure thats where I saw it Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2006, 17:59:17 pm »

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2006, 18:35:48 pm »

Thanks Zach. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2006, 19:25:02 pm »

I knew I'd seen it somewhere - I've got that magazine too Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2006, 10:51:35 am »

Sorry Dave,

no information, just two pictures from my archives:

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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2006, 10:52:38 am »

At OCIR:
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2006, 15:23:07 pm »

 Shocked very cool pictures georg  , never seen before  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2010, 21:09:13 pm »

dave i've those  back from the day  Wink

friar tuck was owned by gary breckenridge 'the chopped version) , it look like that the car was renamed hot & crazy and was driven & owned by "crazy joe" and renamed before or after don't know by another name  prestidigifigitatos something like that  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

here's what i 've about the friar tuck

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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2010, 21:10:27 pm »

friar tuck at winternationals  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2010, 21:12:06 pm »

the hot & crazy   owned by "crazy joe" and the paint sheme was the same just the name changed and some sponsors dissapeared like competition engineering
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2010, 21:15:17 pm »

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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2010, 21:16:13 pm »

That chop looks as nice as Tar Babe. Cool Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2010, 21:17:58 pm »

the prestidigifigitatos  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes or something like that  if someone know the correct name
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2010, 21:28:59 pm »

That chop looks as nice as Tar Babe. Cool Smiley

here's a report how to chop a roof and they took the friar tuck for example
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« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2010, 21:30:14 pm »

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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2010, 21:31:18 pm »

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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2010, 23:40:42 pm »

That is a nice chop. I actually like it better than Tar Babe's.
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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2010, 07:31:53 am »

Very very impressive pictures you posted Fabian!!! Thanks for your work!

Ooopsss, btw, happy holidays Wink
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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2010, 12:16:05 pm »

Now that has got to be worth finding .....
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« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2010, 00:26:03 am »

Zach, its not as good close up.....

I have a few pics at home will get them posted when i can.

where is it now, its either something else or in someones garage and may be closer than we think, when i spoke with i think Bill C about a year or so ago, he was sure it was still around...
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« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2010, 04:04:31 am »

Well, at least the proportions are good Wink
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2010, 05:34:57 am »

Wink
Crazy Joe Crashed that Car At Bug In It was Completely Destroyed he Rolled it going threw the Lights went over the Guard Rail and Tore The Top Almost Completely Off  Lucky he Was Not Hurt He Still Has The Motor Which is in The Black Ghia from VW Goldmine
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2010, 15:41:17 pm »

gary in this one Huh

The name crazy joe said to me something and I knew well that he drove  the ghia gold mine, but I didn't know that it was him who had hot&crazy
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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2010, 16:50:38 pm »

The guy standing on the far right; Larry Perez. A friend and fellow DEEK. Had a red early Type 1 with Porsche 356 chrome slotted wheels and nipple hubcaps. Back then, he worked for VW Gold Mine and gave me one of their license plate frames.
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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2010, 23:56:06 pm »

gary in this one Huh

The name crazy joe said to me something and I knew well that he drove  the ghia gold mine, but I didn't know that it was him who had hot&crazy

Yes thats Crazy Joe he also use to Work At Gene Berg Pictures of the Crashed Car were in Hot VW's Bug In Issue cant remember the Bug In think it was 13,14,15 ?
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« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2010, 09:15:08 am »

Mmm nothing about the crashed car in my bug in report
but i found this one from bug in 10 ,the car was friar tuck and not hot&crazy
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« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2010, 17:29:10 pm »

If it was crashed back in the day then how did Russell see it up close? Something doesn't add up here.
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« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2010, 18:17:09 pm »

I think he meant close up pictures...  Wink
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« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2010, 22:27:38 pm »

gary in this one Huh

The name crazy joe said to me something and I knew well that he drove  the ghia gold mine, but I didn't know that it was him who had hot&crazy

Yes thats Crazy Joe he also use to Work At Gene Berg Pictures of the Crashed Car were in Hot VW's Bug In Issue cant remember the Bug In think it was 13,14,15 ?

gary i've watched my bug in archives and nothing about that crash , at bug in 15 there's a crash but the car was dynamite and owned by jim smissen
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