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« Reply #375 on: October 12, 2017, 05:36:07 PM »

We picked this car up in Alameda,  engine and trans were out along with everything else.  was a roller  .  The Pirate had a great idea to rent a tow dolly and tow the car like that to Green Bay.  He had a full size van and we started out.  As soon as we got to about 45 MPH  we learned a valuable lesson that you need an engine in a car to use a tow dolly as it started bouncing and jack knifed. We proceeded to put our friend John McCoy in the car and he would hold the steering straight until we could get to a metal fabrication shop where we proceeded to take all the front suspension off and fabricated a trailer hitch  that connected to the front frame where the bumper arms attach.  After that we were cruising 70 MPH.  We stopped in Iowa 2 days later at a restaurant and watched a Local Sheriff take two laps around the parking lot checking the rig out. He waited for us to get on the east bound on ramp before he pulled us over,  mainly out of curiosity.  We made the explanation , he bought it ,  shook his head and said get this thing out of my state. We said will do and headed out. 
The Pirate really didn't do anything to it and ended up trading it to Mike Gaffney and Cliff Hornback ended up putting it back together as it sits today. It was just another adventure in our travels early on with Shelbys


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« Reply #376 on: November 07, 2017, 09:11:31 AM »

Here's a nice catalog from MG Mitten in 1965. I believe the photo is from the LA Times Grand Prix at Riverside on October 13, 1963:



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« Reply #377 on: November 08, 2017, 09:58:07 AM »

This photo was in a Willow Springs Road Races program (March 29/30, 1966). It's a really nice photo of Jerry Titus & 5R002 at Riverside on 4/17/65. I had never seen this particular photo of 5R002 before, so this was a nice find in a program that Jim recently acquired:



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« Reply #378 on: November 08, 2017, 11:30:07 AM »

Nice one Jim...Thanks Kieth!

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confirmed, Riverside photo

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« Reply #379 on: November 08, 2017, 11:36:54 AM »

   Turn 7(A) was a very popular turn for photographers as you can see.

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« Reply #380 on: November 08, 2017, 11:38:35 AM »

Turn 7(A) was a very popular turn for photographers as you can see.

Thanks for ID'ing the corner Randy. I had to reacquaint myself with turn 7a. Here it is:





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« Reply #381 on: November 09, 2017, 10:00:00 AM »

confirmed, Riverside photo

Thanks Rich!

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« Reply #382 on: November 09, 2017, 03:23:35 PM »

      The pictures are actually taken in turn 7 ( in you track layout by the straight line) and back then ( for the major races) they went on up to turn 8.  I put the A in parenthesis as it was another popular photo point. Photos from 7A are harder for most to identify. Turn 7 was a really nice slightly down hill left hander with some banking so good shots were easy without worry of the cars losing control and joining the photographer. LOL Turn 8 was flatter and a decreasing radius with a slow exit before the way over 1/2 mile straightaway. A left hand "dog leg" near the end of the straightaway by the left side of the "oval" portion was added to slow down cars after the death of Ken Miles in turn 9. Many cars still found the turn 9 wall including 5S137.

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