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Thread: SCCA regional events in Texas etc. 1960s-70s through the lens of Jerry Melton

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    More regarding Greenwood Corvettes.

    " In 1977, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) opened up the rule books to allow full tube-framed cars to compete in their North American Road Racing series. That prompted some of the front runners to opt-in to this new potential, John Greenwood being one of those from Corvette’s camp.

    He joined forces with Bob Riley and the team that would later make a name for themselves as Protofab. The chassis was built by Charlie Selix and Gary Pratt (later Pratt and Miller) from large two-inch chrome-moly tubing, using extensive triangulation for strength." (Andy Bolig.)

    I always thought this was a good looking machine with heaps of grunt but with few results even though it raced until 1983.

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    Greenwood leading the Mancuso Corvette.

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    The same Corvette C3 # TF 001 now raced by Greg Pickett in 1978 - 1983

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    The second Greenwood tube frame Corvette has just had a beautiful restoration by the Bruce Canepa shop and is for sale.
    Check the workmanship in the photo gallery at this site.
    https://www.corvetteonline.com/news/...eady-for-sale/


    Here you are folks with an opportunity to have some fun even if you may have to sell the farm to get it !

    (Ken H )
    Last edited by khyndart in CA; 07-09-2019 at 08:22 PM.

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    In 1972 at Waterford Hills the Austin Mini Cooper seemed to have a slight handling advantage over the Ford Pinto !

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    (Jerry Melton photos..)


    Ken H

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    Some of the sedans racing in 1972.

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    A Volvo P1800

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    A TVR and an NSU competing in the rain.


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    A Yenko Stinger. (Jerry Melton photo..)

    More can be read about the Stinger at this site which also includes the Yenko Stinger Tech Manual.

    http://www.calconnect.com/cars/66yenko/66yenko.htm

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    (Ken H)
    Last edited by khyndart in CA; 10-21-2019 at 11:05 PM.

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