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Jim Ratto
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« on: December 02, 2008, 22:46:58 pm »

One of, if not my favorite VW race car of all time. Was it once a hot street car that progressed into a drag sedan or? When was it first raced and last raced?
I know the 1977 issue of Hot VW's listed the car ran various engines, was this adjusted with ballast too, to keep legal?
Thanks for any stories,

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 03:30:49 am »

.... I think I'll pull up a chair and wait patiently for the replies!
The cover shot on Hot VWs is just perfect!
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 10:44:54 am »

I'm sure KS said it's still racing, just not as we know it. C'mon Keith, which car is it?! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 11:33:09 am »

roger has told me a ton of stories about that car. He ran it in SS/CC 16.5 lbs per in. and SS/BC 15.5 lbs per in. It had a 1800cc engine 74x88 and I think it ran 11.80 at 110-111

Roger has the doors, The engine is still around and the car is primered white or grey and has a fiberglass front end on it now.

Also I think there is a picture of the car in the NHRA rule book about '78-'79 in the modified compact section.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008, 13:24:33 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 14:49:31 pm »

i like that car as well and i have been able to contact the owner off the engine a while back and it seems like that engine is still used today.

i don't want to say who owns it, but i think i can post the specs off the engine...

Some engine specs.: 1,810cc; 78.4 Okrasa crank destroked to 74.4; empi 88mm slipper skirt pistons with biral cylinders; Jet titanium connecting rods; custom Babe Erson roller cam in VW block; hand made 1 5/8 inch header by Chas Morse; modified 48mm IDA weber carbs; heavily modified/welded VW dual port heads with titanium valves, retainers and triple valve springs. Horsepower well over 200.
 
Engine runs flawlessly and comes to life over 7,500rpm.

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 15:56:13 pm »

i remember a guy from hawaî , it's gino c , he's on the lounge ,he  send me a mail about some car i 'had post on my blog  , and in the mail he said he's a friend of roger and own the original motor from the bad company , he want to return the engine to roger like a present  Cool Cool

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008, 18:20:10 pm »

.... I think I'll pull up a chair and wait patiently for the replies!
The cover shot on Hot VWs is just perfect!
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2008, 18:21:31 pm »

Mische's Ghia is in same issue.
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2008, 19:36:36 pm »

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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2008, 19:45:53 pm »

I'm sure KS said it's still racing, just not as we know it. C'mon Keith, which car is it?! Cheesy

Close Neil it not racing any more and the car is now Blue.
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2008, 20:20:04 pm »

I'm sure KS said it's still racing, just not as we know it. C'mon Keith, which car is it?! Cheesy

Close Neil it not racing any more and the car is now Blue.

Go on then Mart, spill the beans! Wink
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2008, 20:38:07 pm »

That all i know about it. Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2008, 03:35:49 am »

Rogers car has always been a personal favorite of mine as well.  I attached a shot of the car I took at one of the Bug-Ins I attended.  I have some other shots of the car but they are stored away right now.  Enjoy!

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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2008, 06:34:00 am »

hey Zach I have one like that too.
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« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2008, 10:41:15 am »

here's  BC at the 1st or 2nd bug run
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« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2008, 13:07:54 pm »

mmmmmm, lovely

does anyone have pics off the interiour or off the car when it still was a street car? that would be nice.
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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2008, 13:58:37 pm »

don't remember ever seen a picture of the car without the bad company sign writting on the door
 but here's the report from the april 77
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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2008, 14:02:35 pm »

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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2008, 14:18:48 pm »

here's the inside nicolas , Very close to a street version  Shocked

and the seat were red black , and beige or pale yellow

watch the color pictures  Wink
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« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2008, 14:23:59 pm »

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« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2008, 14:28:52 pm »

i remember saw an advertiser in an 80's hot vws but i can put my hand on  Undecided
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« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2008, 19:27:15 pm »

what a cool looking car  Cool
especially dechromed with 1/4 lights and aronson decklid!
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« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2008, 16:28:43 pm »

very cooooooooooooooooooooooooollll....

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« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2008, 18:00:36 pm »

I recall seeing the old Bad Company '67 at JCL, about six-to-eight years ago, being updated. It was still (sorta) green at that stage, just a gutted shell, but I understand all the green paint is now gone. That photo of Roger and Bill at the Bug In is my photo by the way (with the big OCIR tower in the background).

Now, do you know why Roger's car is pointed in the direction it is for the HVWs cover shot? For those who attended OCIR, you will know that is is pointed backwards on the track (which is going right into the back fence). But why???
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« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2008, 18:15:43 pm »

roger said to methis year at rbi2 , that you asked roger for the shooting but the car doesn't run , and You put a jack below the car to feign a wheeling and put a smoke to make the burn out aspect  Grin Grin but i don't know why  the picture was taken in the reverse of the track

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« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2008, 20:32:46 pm »

roger said to methis year at rbi2 , that you asked roger for the shooting but the car doesn't run , and You put a jack below the car to feign a wheeling and put a smoke to make the burn out aspect  Grin Grin but i don't know why  the picture was taken in the reverse of the track

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staging = the photoshop off the 70's  Grin

btw is that Rhoads car in the background in the last picture? it must be.
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« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2008, 20:35:38 pm »

roger said to methis year at rbi2 , that you asked roger for the shooting but the car doesn't run , and You put a jack below the car to feign a wheeling and put a smoke to make the burn out aspect  Grin Grin but i don't know why  the picture was taken in the reverse of the track

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btw is that Rhoads car in the background in the last picture? it must be.

I think so Smiley

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« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2008, 20:39:25 pm »

so which one would you rather have???

two green cars on BRMs...

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« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2008, 20:39:28 pm »

 sorry for the off topic , but watch behind roger's car it look like the tera soar with the white paint  the same in the terasoar topic

what do you think Huh
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