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post #721 of 796 Old 07-31-2017, 11:07 AM
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Thanks for that, Admiral - most enjoyable video. I hope you won't be the last owner to take it for joy-rides: when you do part with it, you will have to make it a condition of sale that it gets regularly exercised.

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post #722 of 796 Old 09-01-2017, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Dear Dinosaur followers,

With all the talk about Classiche and their vaunted red book, I though I would post a shot of the Black Book I prepared for the 2008 briefing to the Pebble Beach judges. Seems like it did the job for Best in Class and Best Ferrari on the Field awards.

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Admiral- Cannot argue with results.

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Yesterday at the new location for Cars and Coffee in Santa Fe I brought the blue car and Bryan brought his recent eBay acquisition - the black 1970 E type Jaguar 2 door Series 2 fixed head coupe. Perfect early morning weather and traffic for the C&C.

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Verrrry nice. E-types are cool - here is mine:
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Dear Dinosaur followers,

Back from an East Coast trip and continuing the never ending struggle to clean out old paper junk. Came across this photo of the car when it was still in the red paint that I applied in 1960. Photo was taken in the driveway of our home in Shopes Gardens, PA in August of 1973. Note it still had the racing number 75 from May 1967 at Bryan Motorsport Park, Loudon, NH.

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Admiral- Those old SCCA roll bars were sure ugly, but the car looks beautiful. Is that a Corvair in front of her?

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Dear Terry,

First, that is the rear end of a 1972 Opel.

Second, the SCCA roll bar stories from the late 50's and early 60's are quite a ride. When I bought the car it had a single drivers side hoop which literally came off in my hands when I grabbed it and gave it a good shake. The welds looked like bubble gum. I then installed the post type with the flat top plate. Next rules change I replaced the post with a hoop with some coverage on the passenger side. The next rule change was the bar you see in the photo which was for both sides and had the required rearward braces attached to the top third of the total bar height. By the time I ran the mighty Mini Moke in 74 and 75, SCCA rules required a full roll cage.

During the 2000 - 2008 conservation project, I removed all the roll bar pieces to return the car as completely as possible to the as raced condition at the 1st Grand Prix of Venezuela in November 1955. At Laguna Seca for track time at the 2015 FCA National I ran with no roll bar. One session I brought my son Bryan along for a ride and was black flagged. The stewards said I had no roll bar to which I replied that it was that way for my earlier laps. Their response was that now I had a passenger who was a young man with a family. Moral of the story: if you are an 80 year old it is just fine to run Laguna Seca without a roll bar!

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Dear Terry,

First, that is the rear end of a 1972 Opel.

Second, the SCCA roll bar stories from the late 50's and early 60's are quite a ride. When I bought the car it had a single drivers side hoop which literally came off in my hands when I grabbed it and gave it a good shake. The welds looked like bubble gum. I then installed the post type with the flat top plate. Next rules change I replaced the post with a hoop with some coverage on the passenger side. The next rule change was the bar you see in the photo which was for both sides and had the required rearward braces attached to the top third of the total bar height. By the time I ran the mighty Mini Moke in 74 and 75, SCCA rules required a full roll cage.

During the 2000 - 2008 conservation project, I removed all the roll bar pieces to return the car as completely as possible to the as raced condition at the 1st Grand Prix of Venezuela in November 1955. At Laguna Seca for track time at the 2015 FCA National I ran with no roll bar. One session I brought my son Bryan along for a ride and was black flagged. The stewards said I had no roll bar to which I replied that it was that way for my earlier laps. Their response was that now I had a passenger who was a young man with a family. Moral of the story: if you are an 80 year old it is just fine to run Laguna Seca without a roll bar!

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Admiral- Quite a history of roll bars and an interesting interpretation of the rules.

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Dear Dinosaur followers,,

This morning the count of the number of views of the Petrolicious video about my car (
) reached the 200,000 mark!

That is about 190,000 more than I ever expected. Folks must like blue.

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Admiral- Pretty impressive. I watched it again.

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Dear Dinosaur followers,,

This morning the count of the number of views of the Petrolicious video about my car (http://youtu.be/HpfJ1b-X7p4) reached the 200,000 mark!

That is about 190,000 more than I ever expected. Folks must like blue.

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Tidbit posted on the other site regarding Eugenio Castellotti and his driving skills:
BryanP posted:I forgot to add that a few years ago, I was able to speak with Sir Stirling Moss at the Santa Fe Concorso and asked him about any recollection he had of Castellotti. The only thing he was willing to share was "He was very quick!"

To which I added: To add a specific instance in support of the Moss statement, according to the Gestione Sportiva report to Enzo of the action at the 1st Gran Prix of Venezuela in November 1955 the fastest lap was set by Fangio in his 3 liter Maserati at 1' 47" averaging 135.924 KPH and Castellotti in his 500 Mondial factory entry (my car - a two liter machine) posted a 1' 49" fastest lap averaging 133.431 KPH. Looks like in the right hands the blue car can really move out.

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Dear Dinosaur followers,

Updated my cell phone and in going through the "clear out the trash" process I came across an nice photo. It was an early morning start to get to the Santa Fe Cars and Coffee a couple of months back. Think you will like it.

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Great photo, full of atmosphere and shows your car off to best advantage. Thanks for that, Robert - made my morning!
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Admiral- Very nice, great subject.
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Admiral,
A very nice photo, it sure makes me want to go for a drive.
However, no C&C for a few more weeks - there’s an inch of snow here in DC and an equal layer of salt!
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Ended my workday with this video; almost a religious experience(says the atheist). Admiral well done and the story is very compelling : "A love story between a man and a machine".
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