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NorCal SAAC event, 5R098 the #98 ESSEX Wire Car
« on: January 29, 2019, 07:19:14 PM »
This is another post I'll attempt to re-create after it was lost in the crash of SAAC Forum 1.0

As most of you guys know this was the car previously purchased, restored and raced by Rick Kopec after he (if I remember correctly) Rick was tipped off that this car was in Canada in the early 80's. I'm sure he or someone can fill in the blanks. Anyway, Rick vintage raced it since the late 80's. Rick Kopec ended up selling it to Marty Beaulieu.

At the time when I photographed 5R098 (Nov 2012), it was in the building of one of our NorCal SAAC meeting events, I was VP of NorCal at the time. Marty B was attending as was Drew Serb who brought CSX3022 (I'll post CSX3022 separately). Marty opened up 5R098 for everyone to take a peek.

Enjoy the pics.

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Re: NorCal SAAC event, 5R098 the #98 ESSEX Wire Car
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 07:20:28 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 07:21:44 PM »
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Re: NorCal SAAC event, 5R098 the #98 ESSEX Wire Car
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 07:23:18 PM »
The second image is the passenger side inner fender. I thought that was interesting if you know what I'm talking about.

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Re: NorCal SAAC event, 5R098 the #98 ESSEX Wire Car
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 07:25:00 PM »
Someone on the forum asked recently requesting the seeing mounting tabs for the R model radiator. There you are.


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Re: NorCal SAAC event, 5R098 the #98 ESSEX Wire Car
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2019, 07:26:24 PM »
This is not a concourse car. This is currently (at the time of the photo) a race car. So the pieces you see...

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Re: NorCal SAAC event, 5R098 the #98 ESSEX Wire Car
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2019, 07:28:12 PM »
The same can be said about the front and rear suspension. This is a race car. I did notice the welded in reinforcement plate above the rear top shock absorber and heim joints on the links.

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Re: NorCal SAAC event, 5R098 the #98 ESSEX Wire Car
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2019, 07:32:54 PM »
Nice photos documenting arare piece. Thnx
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Re: NorCal SAAC event, 5R098 the #98 ESSEX Wire Car
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2019, 08:20:13 PM »
Definitely some great pictures.  Who doesn't love an R Model?!?!
Nothing beats a classic!

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Re: NorCal SAAC event, 5R098 the #98 ESSEX Wire Car
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2019, 08:52:47 PM »
What!  Rick didn't sign the dash?  Must be a fake clone... ::)

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Re: NorCal SAAC event, 5R098 the #98 ESSEX Wire Car
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2019, 09:42:40 PM »
Definitely some great pictures.  Who doesn't love an R Model?!?!

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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2019, 10:54:40 PM »
What!  Rick didn't sign the dash?  Must be a fake clone... ::)

LOL!!!!!!

And, Brian...LOL!!!
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Re: NorCal SAAC event, 5R098 the #98 ESSEX Wire Car
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2019, 08:56:40 AM »
Thanks for posting the pics.

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Re: NorCal SAAC event, 5R098 the #98 ESSEX Wire Car
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2019, 09:42:53 AM »
One of my SAAC highlights...riding in that car with Rick for a couple laps at speed on Charlotte
Motor Speedway...PRICELESS! Thanks again, Rick!

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Re: NorCal SAAC event, 5R098 the #98 ESSEX Wire Car
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2019, 10:46:22 AM »
I remember a ride in the Essex back in Watkins Glen in 1993. Amazing machine! Thank you Rick.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"