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Old 11-06-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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Not what they were built / intended for, but proof that they are so beautiful, they look cool in every kind of racing (OK - except NASCAR) The bottom three are from my old home track in Marion, SD.

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From 1971

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From 1970

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Dang, all I see are little red 'x's! We just went to the Hot Rod Reunion at Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield and there were more than a few Corvette drag cars there! Of course, the paint on all of them were stunning.
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Dang, all I see are little red 'x's! We just went to the Hot Rod Reunion at Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield and there were more than a few Corvette drag cars there! Of course, the paint on all of them were stunning.
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Sometimes, our server gets the paranoia thing going, not often though!



Oh well, I saw a whole day of drag racing at the Hot Rod Reunion and there was so many vintage Nitro cars there, it was unbelievable! All the greats were there, Don Prudhome, Tom McEwen, Roland Leong and many others. Already booked for March Meet! Gotta smell the Nitro!
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:40 PM   #5
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Kool stuff, thanks !!!
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Astoria Chas' Ko-Motion

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Bernie Agaman's SS Championship Corvette

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Old 11-06-2012, 10:51 PM   #7
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Astoria Chaz.......man, what a sad story, huh?

Anyway, this ain't a C3, but it's bitchin'!

http://www.automedia.com/Gasser_Corv...es20080701gv/1

I'm still waiting to see a C3 gasser. I just hope my head doesn't explode!


Keep the shiny side up!
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Astoria Chaz.......man, what a sad story, huh?

Anyway, this ain't a C3, but it's bitchin'!

http://www.automedia.com/Gasser_Corv...es20080701gv/1

I'm still waiting to see a C3 gasser. I just hope my head doesn't explode!


Keep the shiny side up!
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That C2 gasser looks bitchin'!
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:14 AM   #9
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Took me a while to find it, and it's not C3's but this is a great video of Corvette drag racing.

No Tears video

Used to follow C5 drag racing a lot when I had my C5. Here is a pic of my short career as a drag racer.

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Old 11-07-2012, 12:01 PM   #10
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Bernie Agaman's SS Championship Corvette

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Love that car! Super tough looking - and anything running SS class is

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AWESOME.

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Thanks for the link Scott!

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cool, thanks for sharing !!!

The "Pizza Man" car was up for auction in October

It was bid up to, but not sold at $120,000



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HIGHLIGHTS

- A landmark car in Corvette racing history
- 9-time NHRA Record Holder, Modified Production
- 3-time NHRA World Champion
- Owned and raced by Earl Britt, proprietor of Earl’s Pizza Palace in Sioux Falls, SD
- Modified 292 CI GMC inline-6 engine with 3 Weber side-draft carburetors
- Custom-built B&M Turbo Hydra-Matic 3-speed transmission
- Positraction rear end
- Polo White with Black hard top and Red interior
- Chrome 15x8 steel rear wheels with 7-inch Goodyear slicks
- Aluminum 15x6 Halibrand front wheels with rare Firestone Drag 500 tires
- Ladder bars
- Billed as the "World's Fastest Six Cylinder Corvette"
- Campaigned from 1962-1971
- Believed to have won more World Championship Points in 3 consecutive years (1967-1969) than any other car in Street Eliminator history
- Beat Dick Landy and the Dodge Factory Team at 1968 Winternationals
- Fastest official time: 12.17@118 MPH

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LOL... is this a corvette??
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Thanks for starting this tread Adam ..... and to all who have posted pix ..... Awesome !!!!
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How about a few of the ugly side of racing........

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thanks for the pic's , saved them all.
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Not directly on topic but one of the funniest corvette videos.
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