Tuesday, July 16, 2013

State-Of-The-Art And A Challenge To Say The Least

BARCBoys photo

Above: Dr. Dick Thompson's Sting Ray arrives for the SCCA National at Cumberland, MD, on May 15, 1960.  He won the Championship for the C Modified class that year, in the Sting Ray on the trailer.  This rig was state-of-the art for a national campaign at the time.  Briggs Cunningham and Lance Reventlow had transporters, but few others did.  Enclosed trailers were just as rare.

Below: to borrow from Bob Dylan, "You can do what you want, Abe, but... the next time [I wouldn't pull a 2500 lb. tow with a 2500 lb. Corvair]."  Bonus Difficulty Points if the Corvair was on cross-ply tires.


Chris said...

Look like American Racing Libres on that roadster. But can't be certain what the car is.

Pilote Ancien said...

It's an Alfa Giulietta. I was wondering about the wheels. Duh-should have known them from the BRE Datsun 510's. So I guess that makes this a late '60's/early '70's pic?

Chris said...

I've got a set in storage off a 71 Z I used to drive. That Corvair has a strong roof!

Pilote Ancien said...

Sounds like you've got enough parts squirreled away to build another Z!

You just reminded me: there was a 240 at the ACC HSAX with a big V-8 in it. Didn't get to learn about the car or a time because I was on a corner. Biggest wing I've seen on a Z. If I can find a club pic, will post it for you to see.

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