Barnfind to be the 1970 Daytona 500 winning Hamilton Plymouth Superbird
Since we published the story about the #28 Dodge Charger barnfind, the history of the car appears to have popped out really big within the MOPAR community! It looks like it is the long lost Pete Hamilton Superbird. There is a very interesting discussion about it on the Randy Ayers NASCAR modelling board. As you might guess, the modellers are much more knowledgeable about history and details of these racecars as any crew chief from back in the day may be able to recall. So here is the discussion!
Michel Disdier's and Sagamore Noonan's Shake and Bake racing week-end at Le Castellet (F)
These pictures are from Adrien Paviot of Com'On Racing Agency. I'll let the excellent shots speak for themselves as you can see our progress to a Top Ten finish! Shake and Bake!
Found in a barn in Iowa: NASCAR Dodge Charger with Petty chassis
From time to time, well preserved former NASCAR glories surface here and there. This one has a 1974 Dodge Charger body on a late 60s or very early 70s Petty chassis. It might have well been a Superbird, but only that car can tell!
HEMI barbecue sauce @ Arrington Engines HEMI Shop
With the BBQ season well on its way, here is what you need to match that HEMI car that you have in your driveway, garage, trailer or on the racetrack. It can be ordered directly from Arrington Engines out of Martinsville, Virginia, by clicking here! Here is what Shop HEMI says about this superior sauce: The original Mopar recipe to HEMI power your next meal. Next time you grill out let others know what kind of power a HEMI packs. This sauce has just the right amount of heat and comes in an 18oz collectable glass jar that makes a statement even when the barbecue sauce is gone. Get your grill on!
1st Miller High Life 500 at Ontario Speedway 1971
You need to go to the 4:50 to 4:56 or so, you will see a No. 41 car, that is Hershel McGriff out of Portland having a pit stop. But the real interesting part for you is - you will notice there is a guy holding up a gas fill can and at 4:55 he turns with his face directly into the camera. That is "Duck" Collins - the guy that was the brain behind the Oly Charger that ran Le Mans in 1976. We built the car is his garage at his home in NE Portland. He worked for Hershel off and on for awhile and went to Le Mans with the car.
Precision Engines Seattle NASCAR 426 HemiWedge
Built by John Todd of Precision Engines in 1976 for the McGriff Charger. Ran at Le Mans 24 Hours, but blew a couple of pistons due to inapropriate compression ratio for low octane Le Mans gasoline!
Holman Moody builds NASCAR front clips again
Rapid Roy Blumenhagen at Langley Speedway, Canada
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Camaro Hotshoe Billy Clarkson at Langley
Here is more 70s vintage racing action from Langley Speedway, as it comes in from Bud Bussiere! Now that Trophy Girl has an attire close to making a riot among the mullet crowd! So much for tastefull ceremonies...