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« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2012, 01:06:59 PM »

Jon.....What Kind of car is this in the last post?  A/sedan   or A-B/Production....Falcuda?
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« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2012, 02:44:01 PM »

That is a Holman-Moody built Challenger III.  The car has been restored by a fellow in Alabama, and was very pleased to see these great Jerry Melton period photos.

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« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2012, 04:12:37 PM »

Very cool!   Thank you for the post....great story
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« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2012, 11:15:43 PM »

Unfortunately for the Challenger III (Falcon), it was not considered a production car or a sedan so they made it run as an A/Sports Racer. Hence it could wind up running against something like a big block McLaren or a Lola.
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« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2012, 04:58:07 PM »

Thank you Jon...neat car..by the angle of the second picture looks like it would have been hard to see out of that back window and no passenger mirror...Scott
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« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2012, 02:17:50 AM »

Waterford Hills 1969. I don't know the driver of the #1 Corvette but the #96 car is driven by Paul Van Valkenburgh.


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« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2012, 02:24:18 AM »

Waterford Hills 1971. This is the Pontiac Tempest driven by Bob Tullius in the 1971 Trans-Am series however it looks
like it might be Pontiac engineer Herb Adams doing the driving here at the Waterford track.


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« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2012, 12:58:06 PM »

I have a vague recollection that there was a husband and wife team that drove Corvettes at WH, but can't recall their names or whether they shared one car or each had one.

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« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2012, 01:21:16 PM »

Robert, Maybe you're thinking of Tom Swindell and his wife Mary? They ran a white '62 which is currently owned by Franz Estereicher and a Stingray also. There are some photos of them in the Waterford Hills thread.


Waterford Hills circa 1968, Unknown Cobra racer.

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Waterford Hills 1968, Dan Schlames in his 289 Cobra (5 pics below).

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Larry Beaupre's K-code Mustang notchback and Bob Transon's Lotus Cortina following the Cobra.

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« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2012, 01:35:00 PM »

ah, a Cobra! As much as I liked my old camaros, there would be nothing a like a wind-in-the-face Cobra - no airbags, no modern electronic gizmos etc.

Anyone got a spare Factory Five kit they don't want? (I might put a 327 in it).

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« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2012, 01:24:58 AM »

Waterford Hills 1971, Corvette Stingray #93.

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Waterford Hills 1972, Three Corvettes running in a pack.

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Waterford Hills 1972, The Mustang looks like it may be a car that ran in Trans-Am and the Javelin in the back may be ex-Penske.  Huh

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Waterford Hills 1972, A Stingray, a Lotus Super 7 and an early Mustang convertible. A Mustang with no roof or even a windshield just
looks strange to me. It obviously happened but I can't recall seeing another Mustang like this at the races back in the early '70s.

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Waterford Hills 1972, A C-3 Corvette, car #37.

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« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2012, 01:21:42 PM »

Fenders look wrong for ex-Penske Javelin but Boss 302 looks legit.

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« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2012, 01:20:52 AM »

Kent Field (Michigan), May 1964. Dan Gerber's winning A/Production Cobra with Jim Mederer's Cobra in the background.

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« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2012, 08:43:07 PM »

More from Kent Field, May 1964

Dick Doane's aluminum bodied "Chevette" sports racer.

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This shot shows the small block Chevy nestled inside the Chevette's engine compartment.

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Dick Doane was a well-connected Chevy dealer and successful Corvette racer.

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This looks like another Chevy-powered sports racer but not the Chevette. Anyone know what it is?

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Here's Doane's Chevette battling with the Dan Gerber Cobra.

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Doane's Chevette broke a lap before the end of the race and Gerber's Cobra took the overall win.

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« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2012, 09:39:27 PM »

More wonderful Ron Lathrop photos from Kent Field, May 1964.

Lew Draper's Corvette won the B/Production class.

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A.W. "Josh" Joslin's split-window Corvette.

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Joslin hangs the tail out a bit.

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Ed Gelder's 1957 Ferrari 315S (s/n 0684) with Joslin in hot pursuit.

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Gelder's Ferrari is a multi-million dollar car these days.

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Another big-dollar car... Wayne Burnett's 1958 Ferrari Testa Rossa (s/n 0714)

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Wayne Burnett behind the wheel.

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Gerber, Doane and Joslin.

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And now, just for fun, a little Fiat Abarth Bialbero running in D/Production.

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VWs, Porsches and Corvairs are not the only production line cars with their engine in the back.

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Another look at the double-overhead-cam engine.

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