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« on: June 09, 2009, 23:56:22 pm »

Don't know if you guys have seen this one from the past. ... From Custom Car, April 1973.

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 00:05:12 am »

Awesome article Dean.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2009, 00:21:22 am »

Let me be the first to say........... Bitchen! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 07:53:24 am »

Very cool.  I remember seeing the car when new. What was the controversy with the car regarding the convertible vs. hard top issue.  Is seem to remember it years back but have forgotten the whole story. 


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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2009, 09:45:55 am »

The NHRA objected to the hardtop as it was not a factory fitment, so Darrell had to revert to a soft-top. While doing so, he took the opportunity to chop the windshield to exploit the top-chop rules. I think the car looked better with the hardtop and we'd love to restore it to that look but the original is long gone and many other changes made to chassis etc since it looked like that. Darrell also says engine access was a pain with the hardtop.
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2009, 10:10:23 am »

it is a nice racecar. maybe it sums up to what a racecar with all the innovations and all improvements combined could look like. this thing looks like it was build up from scratch. 
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2009, 10:17:45 am »

My Dad has a collection of magazines in his lowft, including pretty much the first five or six years of CC - I think the car mags stopped when I was thought of! I'm sure I read that issue years ago, before I got into VWs. I might have to dig it out! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2009, 15:15:10 pm »

Anyone notice which way the Fiat is going in that wheelie shot at OCIR?

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2009, 15:18:37 pm »

nice car
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2009, 15:29:29 pm »

Anyone notice which way the Fiat is going in that wheelie shot at OCIR?

KS..... are you in California presently?
in the reverse side of the track  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2009, 01:22:32 am »

Anyone notice which way the Fiat is going in that wheelie shot at OCIR?

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yes sir! See you at Rich's later?
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2009, 17:34:17 pm »

The NHRA objected to the hardtop as it was not a factory fitment, so Darrell had to revert to a soft-top. While doing so, he took the opportunity to chop the windshield to exploit the top-chop rules. I think the car looked better with the hardtop and we'd love to restore it to that look but the original is long gone and many other changes made to chassis etc since it looked like that. Darrell also says engine access was a pain with the hardtop.

Chopped with the hardtop may have looked pretty wicked Wink
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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2009, 20:34:11 pm »

ran a Porsche 917 transaxle?

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