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« on: May 30, 2009, 12:33:34 PM »

Thought some of you might like to see a piece of history in motion.  Yesterday here in Midland,TX at the Chaparral Gallary, Jim Hall fired up the Chap 2E and took her for a spin.  Not to be confused with the 2E continuation cars, this is the real deal. 
If you ever find yourseld on I-20 about 350 miles west of Dallas, stop in and check out this world class collection of Chevy powered race cars.

Enjoy  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2009, 12:34:34 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009, 12:36:28 PM »

Oops post the first one twice, here is a third.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2009, 06:33:58 PM »

Thanks, I'm jealous. I need to get to Midland to see them.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2009, 08:49:13 PM »

Thanks for sharing, I love the Chaparral's!!!.......RatPack........
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2009, 10:01:35 PM »

Jim Hall still owns all of the Chaps, and they are based in the Permian Basin Petroleum musem, Chaparall Gallary.

Here's a link if you liked to look.

http://www.petroleummuseum.org/Gallery/CarsonDisplay.html


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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2009, 10:40:17 PM »

Here are a couple of the photos I took at Riverside in 1966 in Pit Lane.

I was working on Follmers T-70 and wanted to find out what Jim Hall was doing.  I stood behind Phil's car when he started it.  Push shifter forward and then back to find first, hit ign then starter with NO THROTTLE.  It started and idled at about 600 rpm, he never reved it (No Netural !) and motored out of the pits sounding like a motoboat.  I would sure like to see it again.  I took a bunch of photos for a model company as Cox Models had the official rights.



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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2009, 11:03:53 PM »

Very Cool.  I'll share these with my neighbor Ronnie.  He is the guy helping Jim with the 2E in the garage.  He's also the care taker/mechanic for the Chaps.  If you ever make it out here, I'm sure I can get you an after hours pass to the Gallary.

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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2009, 06:11:18 PM »

Thanks for those pics, they are great to see. Did you see the ZL-1 Can Am engine?
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2009, 08:31:16 PM »

I'll check with Ronnie to see if the engine is still installed. 
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2009, 09:52:55 PM »

Just had these photos of the 2E emailed to me.
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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2009, 09:54:12 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2009, 09:07:03 PM »

This is another photo I took of the same car 43 years ago in the hot pits. 
Similar photos are in the best book on these cars "Chaparral" by Richard Falconer

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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2009, 03:37:38 PM »

I spoke with Ronnie and the 2E has a small block chevy.  The 2H and 2J both have ZL1 engines still in them.

Come on out and take a look.    Wink
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