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« on: February 24, 2010, 08:16:19 am »

I pulled some of my old ECKTACHROME slides out from early events had some prints made.  See if you Orange County guys can identify the guy walking behind the car.  He raced a 67 sedan for a long time...and is pretty young in this shot.  I still remember him telling me how he heat treated his ring and pinions in his own stove at 350 degrees...

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 21:43:50 pm »



    The guy walking behind the car  look to be Rich Cowles he drove a blue 67 with his name on the door and was a BMC ( B Modify Compact Class ) Look similar to Dave Andrews car if I remember right.

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 22:19:31 pm »

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 23:12:06 pm »


    If you look at the picture real close you see Gary Berg if I am correct pushing Rich Cowles car on the right side and in the foreground you can see Bill Taylor looking on with his arms crossed. Cool shots

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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2010, 00:47:13 am »

Frenchy,

I knew it would have to be one of the old school guys,  someone like you, to recognize Rich.  He was pretty young in the shot.  The picture is from the 70's. Haven't seen Rich in years and have often wondered what is up with him.

Good catch.

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2010, 01:35:56 am »



     I talk to Rich last year at the Bug In and he still has his green Karmann Ghia he had when he was in DVB .

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2010, 02:29:26 am »

I say doug berg..?
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2010, 02:48:10 am »

Bill,

Yeah...that looks more like Doug and not Gary.

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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2010, 19:13:36 pm »

another one from you rick
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2010, 01:40:48 am »


     That is a good picture . Also on the side line near the guard rail you can see Jere Alhadeff from Hot VW'S with the white hat on ( Jacky Stewart style ) also responsible for the February 1974 Hot VW cal look on the cover of Jim Holmes car.

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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2010, 05:08:02 am »

another one from you rick

I'd be willing to bet he was paired up against "Craig's Toy", always a tough competitor in BMC.
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2024, 18:20:15 pm »

Does anyone know where Rich Cowles' blue 1967 is now? Is it still around?
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2024, 07:33:41 am »

Does anyone know where Rich Cowles' blue 1967 is now? Is it still around?

Larry Schultz told me Rich blew his motor up bad at Riverside raceway and may not have raced it again after that.
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« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2024, 15:43:07 pm »

Does anyone know where Rich Cowles' blue 1967 is now? Is it still around?

Larry Schultz told me Rich blew his motor up bad at Riverside raceway and may not have raced it again after that.

Interesting. So the car could still be around?
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