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« on: May 04, 2012, 09:08:25 am »

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Bug In 25
Orange County International Raceway
Orange County, California
October 26th 1980

A History in Images
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 09:36:11 am »

ooh, can't wait to see this!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 10:07:49 am »

ooh, can't wait to see this!  Grin

I'm trying. Having to learn the site, the scanner, the image editing software. Are you seeing anything?
I think this is going to take a little time at first. Its 2am here, I'm getting tired.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 10:11:48 am »

A couple of teaser's
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 10:32:05 am »

The Pre DELUX67 at a city park in Anaheim Ca. Goss and I were there fooling around taking pictures of the car.

However the Officer of the Anahiem P.D. failed to recognize or appreciate our creativity in using the city's park for a photo op.
So much so that I got a pretty stiff fine for the ticket he gave me.
We should have tried to outrun that 1975 Chevy barge with the 140hp V8 the cop rolled up on us in. Power to weight ratio you know.
No Guts No Glory. No glory that day  Sad
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 10:45:00 am »

New posting on the way
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012, 11:23:29 am »

This was the DELUX before it was the DELUX. It was a nice car. It had dual 42DCNF carborators 87mm pistons and cylinders making it 1641cc's and an engle 120 cam shaft. This was the car my good friend Roger Grago saw on his way to Cal Stater Fullerton each morning. One day he stopped and left his DKP membership card under my wiper blade. This is roughly mid 1976
One thing led to another and I get bit hard by the Bug bug.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 11:57:20 am »

This is going to be cool. Nice car!
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 12:36:09 pm »

This is going to be cool. Nice car!

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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 12:57:34 pm »

Some images of the places and people that helped make what the car came to be, possible. Some things and faces you may recognize. The man working on buggy is Ron Fleming of FAT Performance, then there is Mark Thurber (shirt off) the "T" in FAT at the time. Then the man leaning on the cane is Pete Bagnard, who has since passed on. Pete was at one time the chassis builder for the drag race celebrity of the day, Raymond Beadle. And finally a view of the side of the building that was the FAT Performance location in the late 70's and 1980's. This is where the vast majority of the work on the DELUX was performed .
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 13:29:32 pm »

This is truly awesome! Thank you very much for sharing. It's great to see what the car looked like before it was transformed into one of my favorite Cal Look cars of all time. So glad I was around to see it in person. Please keep the good stuff flowing, sir.

Carry on.
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2012, 13:40:57 pm »

This is truly awesome! Thank you very much for sharing. It's great to see what the car looked like before it was transformed into one of my favorite Cal Look cars of all time. So glad I was around to see it in person. Please keep the good stuff flowing, sir.

Carry on.


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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2012, 14:05:05 pm »

DKP II meeting at the carpet store (our club house at the time) on Commonwealth Blvd. in Fullerton, Ca.
Top image Mike Martinez and Ron Griener talking together.
Second Image Doug Mische with his 1969 Karmen Ghia. This car has an interesting history. Long story short, car was stolen and then about 10 years later the car is located minus all the good stuff. Doug found out about it, Keith Goss was somehow brought into identify the car. The car had been altered so much that the key evidence that the car was in fact Doug's was Keith recognized some specialized work he had done around the car's engine compartment years earlier. BUSTED!!
Third is an image of the 1775cc Weber motor in Roger Grago's car.
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2012, 14:27:40 pm »

Club outing to a Bug In at Orange County International Speedway, about 1978 ish. Need to double check this.
Looks like we're on our way into the event, Roger in the lead towing his KG#2 (although the image is incorrectly positioned in #2 spot) for participation in the days car show.
The caravan follows close behind with Doug in #2 position and Mike Martinez in his Chop Top in #3 position.
Cool Huh?
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2012, 14:59:07 pm »

Some DKP pals and gals. Note Doug Berg. This guy was everywhere and he likes hangin with the cutie VW chicks. Yep that was her car. He shows up in many photo's from that era. That's my buddy Keith Goss next to Doug (sitting on the stinger) and the Berg family race car at the Winter Nationals at Pomona
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2012, 15:11:07 pm »

waouww super coo picture mike , thx for sharing those with us

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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2012, 15:12:47 pm »

that girl  is Connie lowry(ken's daughter)  and the car with purple graphics is one from DDS and was stolen

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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2012, 15:18:02 pm »

Some more shots of DKPII buddies.
Top shot my two very good friends Keith Goss and Bill Rogers (back up singer with his brother Paul for the rock group Bad Company. Bill has a terrific joke telling voice, but his singing eeaahh??? I still find it interesting that Bill has no British accent whatsoever. Berlitz?)

Second shot, Keith painting the headlight rims for His now Russel Richie's Chop Top.

Third, some guy made a wise crack about quality of this strangers car and the guy made a crack right back at him.  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2012, 15:26:35 pm »

waouww super coo picture mike , thx for sharing those with us

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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2012, 19:08:08 pm »



    Mike

    Glad you are posting some of these pictures for all of us to see. Did I get you all wound up at the host hotel last Saturday I think you need to build another car as the 67 was. Keep in touch nice hanging out with you good memories.

   Thanks
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« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2012, 19:25:46 pm »

Looking forward to seeing more pics!

Thanks Mike.
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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2012, 20:44:40 pm »



    Mike

    Glad you are posting some of these pictures for all of us to see. Did I get you all wound up at the host hotel last Saturday I think you need to build another car as the 67 was. Keep in touch nice hanging out with you good memories.

   Thanks
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Yes...!!! Wound up tighter than a $3 watch.
I've have plans to see people and do things that were not even on the radar as recent as 5 days ago.
Another 67 ? I certainly want to. Already have an idea how I'd go about it. It was good hanging with you too.
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« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2012, 00:56:31 am »

I've have plans to see people and do things that were not even on the radar as recent as 5 days ago.
Another 67 ? I certainly want to. Already have an idea how I'd go about it.

VERY glad to hear that, Mike, and we look forward to seeing what you're going to create. I'll have to dig up the flier that you handed me back when you were selling the red car. Dug on your car so much, I kept it all of these years. There's a picture of it, somewhere, on The Lounge. Even your flier was a class act. HA!

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« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2012, 00:59:03 am »

Looking forward to seeing more pics!

Thanks Mike.


Hang in there, more coming.
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« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2012, 01:53:28 am »

Some images of the places and people that helped make what the car came to be, possible. Some things and faces you may recognize. The man working on buggy is Ron Fleming of FAT Performance, then there is Mark Thurber (shirt off) the "T" in FAT at the time. Then the man leaning on the cane is Pete Bagnard, who has since passed on. Pete was at one time the chassis builder for the drag race celebrity of the day, Raymond Beadle. And finally a view of the side of the building that was the FAT Performance location in the late 70's and 1980's. This is where the vast majority of the work on the DELUX was performed .
Thanks for sharing those old pics, so sad to hear of Pete's passing. What a character! The guy could definitely lay down a bead. Also good to see Gary Rolison's Manx.
That must have been just before we installed the Marvin Miller NOS on it. It sure doesn't feel like 30 plus years have passed, oh wait.  Ouch!...It does.
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« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2012, 03:14:51 am »

How does this work for ya Phil?
Rolison's Myers Manx in all it's glory!

Remember Aronson's panel delivery?
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« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2012, 04:35:52 am »

Man, great stuff!  Love the old pics from "back in the day."  That manx was one of all time favorites and I wore out my Hot VWs that it was on the cover of.   Cool

Thanks for the stories and pics.
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« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2012, 05:08:40 am »

How does this work for ya Phil?
Rolison's Myers Manx in all it's glory!

Remember Aronson's panel delivery?
Do you mean the "we're all goin to lunch wagon" ?  Grin  O'Yah. That and Ron's bus with the 2.5 911  Grin  And the shop Subaru 360 aka "Too Slo".

Or Kenny Youngbloods "2 Low".  Those were crazy days, never a dull moment. [ Attachment: You are not allowed to view attachments ]
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« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2012, 06:14:36 am »

How does this work for ya Phil?
Rolison's Myers Manx in all it's glory!

Remember Aronson's panel delivery?
Do you mean the "we're all goin to lunch wagon" ?  Grin  O'Yah. That and Ron's bus with the 2.5 911  Grin  And the shop Subaru 360 aka "Too Slo".

Or Kenny Youngbloods "Too Low".  Those were crazy days, never a dull moment. [ Attachment: You are not allowed to view attachments ]

I remember a party at Rolison's house in the Spy Glass area of Newport Beach $1,000,000 view. This guy had some serious buying power!
I forgot all about that issue of Hot VW's. The issue looks to be in new coondition.
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« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2012, 07:36:33 am »

My 1967 Ruby Red circa 1977

Bottom Photo DKP Trip to San Diego for the 1/8 drags at Jack Murphy Stadium.
We all stayed at the Holiday In on Hotel Circle in Mission Valley.
We all had such a good time no one can really remeber much about it.

You know what they say about the 70's...
If you can remember the 70's....YOU WEREN'T THERE!!  Shocked Cheesy Lips Sealed

What do they call that Jack Murphy Stadium now?.... ah....Edison, Staples, Home Dept Corporation Field Stadium Incorporporated or something like that?
At least Dodger Stadium is still called Dodger Stadium! No sell outs againt tradition in LA yet. I miss ol Jack.

That race between the Vet and I was special for me but more specifically special for the club members that witnessed it.
There I was with my 90-100hp reving through the 42's behind my head. I semi side step the clutch, the car launches I jerk second gear, hit third, and of course heard the third gear bog giving me a chance to look around to see why the hell I was smoking this guy and then I hear it, then feel my car begin vibrating then all of a sudden my car gets blown to the right by a huge gust of wind pressure and the car goes SCREAMING by me faster than I can really see it.
I was momentarily deflated but realized com'on man, that's a blower sticking out of that guys hood.
Mike Dumphey snapped the picture just as the Vet was overcoming me. Everybody loved the race cause the Vet killed his motor when he launced so he re-started it, re-launched it and then blew by me away and some of them saw the stupid look on my face as I went throught the lights.
What they loved even more was the photo which nobody knew about for a week or two.
A great memory!
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