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Old 12-25-2011, 04:23 PM
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I wasn't in Austin, but I was at every Green Valley race. Unfortunately, all my Polaroid's haven't faired so well over the years. My Dad always pulled for Dave Dooley in his XKE, but in the open feature, the Grand Sport made the Jag look silly.
Another friend still owns the Testarossa, which had a small-block Chevy with 3-duces under the hood....thanks to A J Foyt, who wasn't willing to pay the price Ferrari wanted for a new engine!
Those were the good old days.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Wizzard View Post
I wasn't in Austin, but I was at every Green Valley race. Unfortunately, all my Polaroid's haven't faired so well over the years. My Dad always pulled for Dave Dooley in his XKE, but in the open feature, the Grand Sport made the Jag look silly.
Another friend still owns the Testarossa, which had a small-block Chevy with 3-duces under the hood....thanks to A J Foyt, who wasn't willing to pay the price Ferrari wanted for a new engine!
Those were the good old days.
Um............I'm not trying to be argumentative here, but, I believe that the Ferrari TR with Chevy was TONY Foyt's, that is AJs DAD. I saw it at "AJ Foyt Automotive" on Shephard Drive in Houston (I lived four blocks away on Albans Rd). Tony tried to sell me that car for (I believe) $4000, which I didn't have, didn't think it was worth, and bitterly regret NOT buying now

Oh, and Jeff, please tell your Dad that I said Hi, and wish him (and Y'all) a very Merry Christmas
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Originally Posted by 63Corvette View Post
I am from Houston, grew up in the SOW division, and my first competition was at Green Valley Raceway. I also raced at the defunct Austin street races (held in conjunction with the Austin Aqua Festival), and won my class (AP) there in 1977. I knew and raced with many of the people (and cars) shown in these wonderful pictures.
Many of these drivers are characters (like Delmo Johnson shown in his 1963 Corvette Grand Sport) I will identify and comment on some of them. I'm almost 71, so please consider that if you differ with my opinions

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If you don't mind, I'd like to copy your story back to the list I got this from (StL Bench Racing). I'm sure they would be interested in hearing your comments.
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No problem I would like to add that Shreveport, LA Volkswagen dealer Harry Washburn (2.5 Cooper Climax F1 and Cooper Monaco 2.5 Climax) was THE absolute best driver in the SOW Division, bar none. He is shown in several different pictures in this link that you have posted. Again, I thank you for posting these pictures, and hope that people who disagree with my comments will consider the ramifications of age on my memory
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Finally, #17 Maserati Chevy (several pictures) say that it was driven by Alan Sevajian, owner of today's Duntov Motors. I contacted Alan, but havin't heard back from him, so I can't confirm or deny? Great story tho.
I HAVE heard back from Alan, and here are his responses

Garrett,
Merry Christmas to you as well! That is not me in the pic, but I was there. Here is a pic from the same weekend. I am warming up my dad’s Maserati with my buddies looking on.
As I recall, the Maserati in your pic had a Chevy in it. It was loud but slow.
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Garrett,
Upon further review, my pic was from June 1962 at Green Valley. Here is a pic from March 1965 showing me driving our highly professional rig to Sebring.
Alan

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You had a Maserati Birdcage and a Grand Sport??
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Originally Posted by RJ1 View Post
You had a Maserati Birdcage and a Grand Sport??
To resurect a dead thread...................
Yes, Alan did have a "real" Grand Sport, and a Maserati, but it is a 250S, NOT a "Birdcage"
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Do any of you recall Bill Jobe,aVette racer from Dallas?
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Great pics, Thanks!!!

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GREAT to see the pics in this old thread!

Shelby doesn't look too happy with the King Cobra, AIR it never lived up to its expected potential. The Kurtis Aguila looks TOUGH, like a true front mid-engine machine. Wonder how Toly Arutunoffs's Stude Hawk did? I would presume it had a Paxton-supercharged South Bend 289.
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Originally Posted by TexVette66 View Post
Do any of you recall Bill Jobe,aVette racer from Dallas?
YES! I knew him. I met him at the races. He was National Champion in the early 1970s. I have pictures somewhere (he is on the cover of the Feb/Mar 1974 Corvette News Magazine) after winning the 1973 BP championship at the Road Atlanta runoffs. (BTW I got my first Comp license with GVRA)

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Never saw these before. Great pictures. Thanks for resurrecting an old thread.
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Great pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Any idea where Jobe's old race cars may have ended up? Jerry
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Originally Posted by TexVette66 View Post
Any idea where Jobe's old race cars may have ended up? Jerry
Well, I WAS going to say "I have no idea"
BUT..............I "think" that the Bill Jobe car was auctioned at the SVRA Indy race (Brickyard Invitational) in June by Motostalgia.
http://www.racecar.com/Motorsport/Ne...lgia/73916.htm

At the Motostalgia Auction the beautiful # 4 ex Bill Jobe was a no-sale coming well short of $ 330k – 375k asked for this 1964 Fuelie called the Supernova. The dilemma facing bidders is (A) if raced this car is uncompetitive and can be messed up; and (B) if collected it is unlikely to appreciate with only early SCCA Club racing history that seems to be forgotten with each passing year. Google Motostalgia lot 148 2015 Indianapolis as the link to the auction description was disabled as of this writing. The photos alone are worth the effort.
http://www.corvetteblogger.com/2012/...eele-monterey/
Catch this report on the 2014 Inaugural Indy Invitational Vintage races

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