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Re: Vintage Racing Images
« Reply #210 on: May 19, 2022, 12:39:43 PM »
Jim Adams with Sunbeam Tiger, and Tiger girl, June 5th. 1965, Mosport Ontario, Canada. Pretty slick how the side pipes come
 through the rocker panels.

great pix - thanks for posting
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66 Tiger / 65 Thunderbird

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« Reply #211 on: August 09, 2022, 09:50:20 PM »
I was rescuing photo files off a crashed PC and came across great detail photos 1968 Sebring Shelby racing mustang
the source is Revs Institute® Archives; Karl Ludvigsen Photograph Collection, (author of great book "The Inside Story of the Fastest Fords")

I note the TA dual 4V enclosure looks patterned after the MK-IV 427 design..... a bit of crossover??

many small details found

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« Reply #212 on: August 09, 2022, 09:54:18 PM »
I was rescuing photo files off a crashed PC and came across great detail photos 1968 Sebring Shelby racing mustang
the source is Revs Institute® Archives; Karl Ludvigsen Photograph Collection, (author of great book "The Inside Story of the Fastest Fords")

I note the TA dual 4V enclosure looks patterned after the MK-IV 427 design..... a bit of crossover??

many small details found

enjoy
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current: 66 GT former day 2 track car 6R07
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« Reply #213 on: August 09, 2022, 10:07:09 PM »
more Jerry Melton photos
https://www.cliffreuter.com/etceterinisteelcities.htm

1968 Steel Cities Ohio National SCCA Pegasus Racing Team 5R108, Sidney Finkel
6S179 John Mahler
CSX3023 Charlie Lowe
CSX3028 Jack Hurt
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« Reply #214 on: September 08, 2022, 04:37:55 PM »
This might have been here before ? I believe this is a '66 GT350 with crew Gilles Vincent & John Catto, in the 1966 Shell 4000 Rally

 that  ran from Montreal,Quebec to Vancouver British Columbia.

First they tried aviating, then they tried to eat a calf, and finally ate a deer, and had numerous flats  :o  ::)

They got the car patched up and continued but were eliminated by exceeding max allowed time.

Talk about perseverance ! !

Does any one know the number on this car ?

Mike

(photos: Canada Track & Traffic magazine, and Ed Deak)
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« Reply #215 on: September 09, 2022, 09:59:43 PM »
'67 I think,  GT500, hill climb, British Columbia, Canada.

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« Reply #216 on: September 09, 2022, 10:19:10 PM »
image in my files, can any one ID this driver ?

Mike

Had a reply from 6S1918 who put a name to the driver, Dick Hutcherson, he also drove MK.11 at Le mans in '66 with

Bucknum....Thanks !
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« Reply #217 on: September 14, 2022, 09:16:13 PM »
An endless task  ::) sorting the unidentified pics in my files , who is this in the Falcon ? I think in period, looking at the cars in the

background. Could it be at Kent, Washington ?

I don't know if it helps but the code under the pic was    JNRSO_176

Different times, smoking in the race car !

Always get a lot of help from forum members...thanks guys ! !

Mike
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« Reply #218 on: September 14, 2022, 10:18:28 PM »
Bob Johnson.

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« Reply #219 on: September 14, 2022, 11:01:29 PM »
Bingo ! one hour and we have it, quite the history with that Falcon !

You steered me in the right direction, I have a whole file on that car, but it was in the wrong place.

Thanks CSX4781, you have come up with the answer to many of my posts !

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« Reply #220 on: September 24, 2022, 02:09:10 PM »
Not a race car, but at Daytona in '69. Must have been some promo vehicle for lights, Maybe Cibie ?

How much power would those draw, and what sort of electrics would you need ?

Just the thing for running those dark desert highways looking for the Hotel California   ;)

I had a friend with a '66 GT350 that had aircraft running lights in the grill, you could see into the next county when he turned them

 on  8) I can't remember now what the electrical on that one was.

Mike

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« Reply #221 on: September 24, 2022, 03:58:41 PM »
That's very interesting photo.  I have no guess, except maybe a Ford Motor Company lighting test.  Why at Daytona and not at the Proving Grounds?

That's quite the rigging for mounting the lights.  However, the height of the lights are all lower than the Mustang's stock headlights. So, the results of the test wouldn't correlate exactly to how they'd do at the correct (production) height.  I've done a lot of lighting comparisons over the decades, and height matters.

Notice the orange signs standing on end, in the background.   I can read PORSCHE on one and LANCIA on another. Can't make out what the third reads.

A ha, I do now have a guess:  A test mule for lighting setups for a Daytona race car.  That makes the most sense to me.  That needed to be done at Daytona.
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« Reply #222 on: September 29, 2022, 12:46:20 PM »
I've seen a similar photo with a 66 GT350 with light test rig, also at Daytona if I recall correctly.

The height would likely align with Ford GT-40 or any other current FIA chassis?

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