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Russell
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« on: March 13, 2009, 20:26:35 pm »

Guys

Last week Mr Webb was approached at Bakersfield and asked if he knew anyone who would buy the Italy 1 Race Car, this car has had the same owner/builder/racer since the late 60's and was still racing last weekend. Well Its now in LA before heading accross the pond to share stables with some of the other Gassers of the day. I would like to thank Richie, Jo, Dave and Mike for their help in this.

Im sure we will see plenty of older pictures of the car on here and im so looking forward to it......... post away guys.

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 20:34:21 pm »

Seems like some are'nt affected by the economy huh Wink Congrats, another fine example of times past.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 20:49:29 pm »

I spent along time thinking about how many times this car had been at the track with its original owner and it's quite a trip when you consider it. A great little car.

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 20:49:44 pm »

cool russell another one old gasser in europe
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2009, 20:56:40 pm »

cool car! it must be nice to pick one up that doesnt need a major body resto! this isnt the secret you know but cant tell anyone is it?
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009, 21:09:57 pm »

Cool car Russell,congrats.(I like those flared wings on those old gassers.)
But why was the car named"ITALY 1"?(what is the link with Italy).Can someone tell?
Sorry guys,but I didn't know this car,so...............help.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009, 21:12:40 pm »

peter check here  Wink http://www2.cal-look.com/nostalgia/italy1.html
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2009, 21:13:22 pm »

Cool car Russell,congrats.I like those flared wings on those old gassers.
SO why was the car named"ITALY 1"?(what is the link with Italy).Can someone tell?
Sorry guys,but I didn't know this car,so...............

probably because of the owners name been italian
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2009, 21:14:47 pm »

i prefer the older color  Cool ,the one without the blue flames
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2009, 21:17:27 pm »

THX,Fabs  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2009, 21:23:24 pm »

i prefer the older color  Cool ,the one without the blue flames

We did talk to him about this,the wings were showing signs of age and he chose to revive them in this way,he gave me a few pics of it through the years which I will scan and put up later Smiley

cheers richie
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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2009, 21:25:56 pm »

Guys

Last week Mr Webb was approached at Bakersfield and asked if he knew anyone who would buy the Italy 1 Race Car, this car has had the same owner/builder/racer since the late 60's and was still racing last weekend. Well Its now in LA before heading accross the pond to share stables with some of the other Gassers of the day. I would like to thank Richie, Jo, Dave and Mike for their help in this.

Im sure we will see plenty of older pictures of the car on here and im so looking forward to it......... post away guys.



just a case of being in the Right place at the right time Smiley well except for your bank account Cheesy

cheers richie

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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2009, 21:38:07 pm »

i prefer the older color  Cool ,the one without the blue flames

We did talk to him about this,the wings were showing signs of age and he chose to revive them in this way,he gave me a few pics of it through the years which I will scan and put up later Smiley

cheers richie
thx  for the info   Wink
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2009, 23:12:28 pm »

Wow, I wasn`t expecting that. That car has been a part of the central valley for so long but it`s gone to a good home. Very cool.
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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2009, 00:34:54 am »

Damn, Russel, how many race cars does one guy need?. Seroiusly though, congratulations! I'm glad it's going to a good home. BTW, what do you do for a living?
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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2009, 00:39:43 am »

BTW, what do you do for a living?
Give me grief! Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2009, 01:49:25 am »

Answers:

No its not the secret, not long now....

Please remember when opertunity comes along take it, as you might not get the chance again, money ! you can always earn more.

I work very very hard as the MD of a Speacilised inspection company inspecting oil rigs all over the world, and my one vice is Volkswagens, maybe beer and currys too, but no-one is perfect.

Keith, your so much fun to annoy  Wink

Anyway back to the car..................
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2009, 03:43:10 am »

Heres the pictures Mike O gave me with the car,the first is during the build up

cheers richie
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2009, 07:24:03 am »

Wonderful job guys! Cool
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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2009, 08:11:11 am »

Awesome newss Russell! We definitely are very lucky to have a guy like you with such a cool vice!!!

Anyway: here is a link of a section I have compiled a while back with interesting info I think.. Enjoy Russell!

http://www2.cal-look.com/nostalgia/italy1.html

See you soon!

Ooops, just realise Fabian already posted the link, sorry... & Thanks Bro!
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« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2009, 09:05:48 am »

Awesome newss Russell! We definitely are very lucky to have a guy like you with such a cool vice!!!



True!

We are waiting now for a Gasser Museum  Wink
A sanctuary were crazy people as us can go on a pilgrimage to  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2009, 10:11:53 am »

Awesome newss Russell! We definitely are very lucky to have a guy like you with such a cool vice!!!

Anyway: here is a link of a section I have compiled a while back with interesting info I think.. Enjoy Russell!

http://www2.cal-look.com/nostalgia/italy1.html

See you soon!

Ooops, just realise Fabian already posted the link, sorry... & Thanks Bro!
Wink we 'have the same vice too el dub , and i know the good links   Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2009, 11:33:15 am »

BTW, what do you do for a living?
Give me grief! Tongue

Your not the only one KS he had me looking at some old truck this week. Cheesy


Cool car anyone got what times it has run and the motor that is in it.
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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2009, 11:56:22 am »

russ if i had the money i would be doing the same as you.  luckily you're a nice bloke as well Smiley

But as i have previously suggested, you need to rent the downstairs of VOWO show next year and put ALL the gassers there.  Now that would be awesome.
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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2009, 13:30:04 pm »

Answers:

No its not the secret, not long now....

Please remember when opertunity comes along take it, as you might not get the chance again, money ! you can always earn more.

I work very very hard as the MD of a Speacilised inspection company inspecting oil rigs all over the world, and my one vice is Volkswagens, maybe beer and currys too, but no-one is perfect.

Keith, your so much fun to annoy  Wink

Anyway back to the car..................

"Speacilised inspection" Now that's a classic ! LOL !
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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2009, 14:00:57 pm »

Cool Russel!  Cool
This one looks like the brother to Der Express! Can`t wait to see them side by side Grin
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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2009, 19:33:15 pm »

Great buy Russell. I have raced against Italy 1 many times, the best part about it is it's race ready. I like that it is a Bug In winner and a cover car on Volkswagen Greats Magazine. The owner has been thinking about selling it for at least 5 years and no one took him up on it. It was racing at Bug O Rama with a for Sale sign a few years ago.
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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2009, 02:08:17 am »

great!!! Italy1 in EUROPE! Grin
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« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2009, 11:54:56 am »

Nice Addition to a already nice collection, Russell.
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« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2009, 17:38:25 pm »

great fine ;o)
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