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    " Here are two more of Balchowsky's 1959 Old Yeller II "

    Thanks Ken H, appreciate the thought !.

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    "A 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR, valued at $ 100 million, was unveiled at the Velocity , Invitational, Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, November 2021."

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    A 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Carrera Panamericana Vignale Berlinetta # 4 that was driven at the event by Derek Hill the son of Phil Hill.Name:  110_1097.JPG
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    Some information on this car.
    https://scottgrundfor.com/rememberin...ri-340-mexico/

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    Derek Hill also drove in the Porsche Can Am demonstration laps event.
    Here driving the Porsche 1972 917/10 # 6

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    Chasing the 1969 Porsche 917 K # 2 driven by Bruce Canepa, through the Corkscrew Turn

    Two # 6 Porsches.
    A 1972 917/10 followed by the powerful 1973 917/ 30 KL driven first by Mark Donahue and I think here by his son, David
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    Left sitting by the 1971 Condor McLaren Team motor-home was the earlier mentioned McLaren by Trojan 1972 M8 FP/10-72 # 7

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    A bit of France at Laguna Seca.
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    I may need help with this one.. Is it a Renault 4 CV about 1952 ?


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    The Renault pictured is known by a few names! yes 4cv (4 fiscal horsepower just as a Citroen 2cv is 2), also known as a 750, and for some odd reason in Australia there was a 760. Hino made them too! 1947 to 1961.

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    Thanks Rhys.

    A bystander mentioned "It had a cute butt." I think they were referring to the 4CV !

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    Ferrari 250 GTs from the early 1960s that are now valued in the millions of dollars !
    e.g. The # 20 1963 GTO is up for sale at US $ 70 Million !
    (Wow , I wonder what the insurance bill was to go racing a Laguna ?)

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    Even on my 62 Mini Cooper with the original Lucas wiring harness I can get the wipers to park in the correct position ! By the look of the road it hadn't even been raining. !

    ( Ken H. )

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    Although left out in the open without shelter like some of the other groups, the Historic Trans Am 1966 - 1972 and later Trans Am cars, these original vehicles are always a welcome sight.

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    1970 Bud Moore Boss 302 Mustang #16
    Originally driven by George Follmer.
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    1972 Trans Am AMC Javelin #2
    Originally driven by Mark Donohue.
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    1970 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird #8
    Originally Driven by Jerry Titus
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    Jerry Titus also drove and prepared this 1970 Pontiac Firebird # 92

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    1969 Sunoco Camaro #6 - Originally Driven by Mark Donohue and Milt Minter

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    They had a few snippets from the meeting on the TV3 CRC Motorsports programme yesterday.

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    Jim Farley is the current CEO of the Ford Motor Company. He enjoys participating in historic racing events.
    Here he is waiting to enter the track in the 1969 Boss Mustang # 1 originally driven by Peter Revson.

    A 2016 article about the Revson and Peter Gregg Mustangs.

    https://www.hemmings.com/stories/201...ds-in-monterey


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    Farley also competed in the pre 1966 over 2.5 L GT Class race.
    He won the race by just over 1/2 a second in his 1964 Shelby Cobra Coupe # 96. from another 1964 Cobra # 89
    (Captured at the Corkscrew in this John Adams photo. )

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    A recent addition to the Historic Trans-Am field was this 1969 University of Pittsburgh Camaro # 19
    It raced originally in the 1970 24 Hour Daytona and later in 1971Trans-Am events.

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    Mike Eddy, the driver of this 1963 / 64 Ford Falcon # 17, asked me how the Paul B Falcon was doing in NZ. (Mike is always ready to help others.)
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    An interesting article about Mike and the Falcon.
    https://www.streetmusclemag.com/feat...-am-race-cars/

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    "This Falcon, and one other, were used as chassis development mules by Shelby for the GT350, in trade for parts.This car raced from 1963 through 1973 in A Sedan and Trans-Am, then went to Europe where it raced for many years. It is one of the oldest surviving Trans-Am cars."

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    I am back in town after being away on a trip that included my son's wedding. So excuse the delay in that it is over a month since I attended the Velocity event.
    One car there that is so original it even has it's original paint that is now beginning to wear away after years of racing
    It is the 1991 SCCA Trans Am Championship winning Camaro # 33, originally driven by Scott Sharp.
    Now owned and driven by Bill Ockerlund;
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    (Note the paint. )

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    More of the Scott Sharp Camaro # 33.
    As I noted before, the Trans Am group had to prepare out in the open away from the shade and other amenities.
    (Not a problem with battery power and a floor jack !)
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    Scott was very good friends with Tommy Kendall, another young talented US driver, who had an awful crash at Watkins Glen in June 1991 while driving a IMSA GTP Intrepid. Tom's legs and feet were badly broken and even now 30 years later he still walks with a noticeable limp. But he did bravely return to racing including the 1996 Bathurst 1000 driving for Dick Johnson. Kendall holds the distinction of being the first US driver to have ever finished that race.
    While he was recovering Scott Sharp had this message written on the rear of his Camaro.
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    "On June 30, 1991, Kendall suffered serious leg injuries at Watkins Glen when a mechanical failure caused his Intrepid RM-1 IMSA GTP car to leave the track and crash head-on into a tire wall. This occurred along the same area of track where J. D. McDuffie of NASCAR Winston Cup fame was killed only a month later, and both crashes led to the addition of a bus stop chicane on the backstretch. (Wikipedia)

    1991 WatkinsGlen - Tommy Kendall crash
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    A 1965 Sunbeam Tiger # 32 known as "The Monster".
    Has quite a history as noted at this site.
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...iger-race-car/

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    Some of the Cobras at Laguna Seca.
    Ernie Nagamatsu in his 1964 289 Shelby Cobra # 7

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    A 1962 Shelby Cobra # 04

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    A beautiful 1965 Cobra Daytona # 9

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