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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2020, 11:57:31 PM »
Baja 1000 addendum

Garner also competed with his American International Racers fielding a team modified SC/Ramblers.

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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2020, 02:33:20 AM »
And his '68 Corvette 427 L88 team cars.  Pix (in link below) with crew was in back of Dick Guldstrand's shop, next door to Traco's engine shop, in Culver City, CA.

https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2014/07/21/actor-and-former-corvette-racer-james-garner-dies-at-86/

I think his crew included Wally and the Beav.

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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2020, 08:14:19 AM »
And his '68 Corvette 427 L88 team cars.  Pix (in link below) with crew was in back of Dick Guldstrand's shop, next door to Traco's engine shop, in Culver City, CA.

https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2014/07/21/actor-and-former-corvette-racer-james-garner-dies-at-86/

I think his crew included Wally and the Beav.

I think that the Garner team was just an example that you just can't "buy in" to a winning formula and you need to develope it through a school of hard knocks.

I think it was also an example of lack of development of the L88 by Chevy and that it wasn't such a great racing engine "out of the box".

Chevy didn't need to support Garner like Ford supported Shelby.
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