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Old 12-04-2009, 02:03 PM   #11
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Yeah--there's been a few----my first car (1970)--was a 65 rambler marlin--looked like a charger--rand like s&&t----6 months later while working at a chevy dealer on so. colo blvd--i bought a 69 SS396 of the back lot---and after a year in vo tech in hi school, and workiung at the dealer--i built it into a copy of a Yenko sc--427 with a muncie--etc---fast car--too fast----56 points on an 8 point licence fast----sold it at evntually went stock car racing--wished i still had it----another car I wish we kept is 70's petty ent car in my avatar---but we ran the goodie out of it and the chassis went to nebraska in 85---and the last car was the all starr/ rick carrelli/terry stubblefied modified I ran in 85 and 86 with the sam sauer plymouth body on it--chassis went to butch wallace's cousin. and I don't know where the body went--kt
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:33 PM   #12
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Yes the one that got away. I have had several, the one I remember most is a 1969 Ford Ford Torino Talladega.

We got it new in '69. And it made short work of trips from Denver to Colorado Springs.

It was a basic Torino fastback, that had a 428CJ, 335 horse, C-6 automatic, and that extended front end. Staggered rear shocks, an oversize diameter exhaust system; bench front seat, a in-dash tach.

About '71 it suffered some hood damage, and other maladies, I decided not to mess with it and sold it for cheap, through "Rocky" and was sold on the third day. All I remember about who bought it was somebody by the name of Barton.
Ford model "T" 1969 version.
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LAKESIDE - Late at night by the old Lakeside Speedway, you can hear the ghosts - The barking, crackling "Flathead Fords", the zinging "Chevy Stove Bolt's", The rumbling of the "KK-Offy's", and the snarling "Ford V8-60's". Listen and faintly hear the announcer say, "Ladies and gentlemen, the line up for the trophy dash," and the place would erupt with the mix echoes of cheers and boo's...Remember...

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