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Old 02-15-2020, 04:24 AM
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Default 70 355 ci Limerock Vintage Race 2010

Wow 10 years ago already. Limerock, CT
This 70 Corvette gets better & better with each lap & race.
Listen to the purr of that small block!
Prepared by Jim Glass.

The Silver colored XKE Jag-u-r's were ex Factory lightweight models which were often the winners. (? Donovan Racing. ? MA ?)

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Old 02-15-2020, 12:22 PM
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I like the huge grill behind the front tires. I wonder if those flares came from Duntov.
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I don't know if Duntov designed those flares - but I'm sure he would have approved. Jim Glass did some work on this beauty - so he may know.
In the future at Limerock I'll ask Jim.
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Not really racing, but Leno interviews are pretty good.

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I don't know if Duntov designed those flares - but I'm sure he would have approved. Jim Glass did some work on this beauty - so he may know.
In the future at Limerock I'll ask Jim.
Yeah, be interesting to hear any background, I meant these flares:

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The extra wide ones.
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I don't recall ever seeing a Pantera racing. Don't know why maybe I just missed it. It sure pulled away in the 2nd race.

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I don't know if Duntov designed those flares - but I'm sure he would have approved. Jim Glass did some work on this beauty - so he may know.
In the future at Limerock I'll ask Jim.

the "father" of the L-88 flare is a former GM styling engineer and Owens-Corning team member Randy Wittine, also responsible for many of the racing Corvette paint schemes we all know and love...including the original psychedelic blue-white-purple on my former car when it raced in Germany 71-72
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Old 02-17-2020, 12:59 AM
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Duhhh - Duntov GS Replicars OK
If I had more garage space I'd like a Duntov Grand Sport. A local Body Shop built a replica, even put Webers on it. Sold well.

Somewhere lost in my clutter is an obscure list of GM race parts - IIRC some are fiberglass.

That 70 Vette was purring. In that last race, number 3 the Pantera was on the pole, with the 911 followed by Marks 70 Corvette. The Pantera was DNF before the first lap got to where we were filming. He blew by the 911 and nobody challenged him. Supposedly a 355 ci SBC; but I never saw the hood open.
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Old 02-29-2020, 09:30 PM
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Default Does 10 years ago count as Vintage ?

Went to Limerock web site to get an track side RV spot for this July race with the C8R - and they are sold out! Bummer.
Plan B get Corvette Corral Parking.

Rain or Shine.
2010 Practice in the RAIN
A real Rain Dance - he almost got stuck crossing the grass.

This chicane was added to slow the fastest cars down. Previously they went straight up the hill & the air got under one & it flipped over upside down. This is a favorite viewing spot at this track. You can see them coming on the back straight & then turn right & up the hill for fast cars. Or through the chicane for vintage cars & slow models.

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When John Wayne Walker took delivery of this beauty at Bloomington - it was just a VIN tag & the under body tub. Historic. Huuuh.
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