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Dan, I don't think that was the car. Pete died in 1971 driving a full bodied car with a weird mid frame downforce system. Something broke, and all ............broke loose. A series of failures resulting in Pete perishing in the carnage.

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22 minutes ago, iBorg said:

Dan, I don't think that was the car. Pete died in 1971 driving a full bodied car with a weird mid frame downforce system. Something broke, and all ............broke loose. A series of failures resulting in Pete perishing in the carnage.

You're right. You saying that reminded me of just such a conversation on the Standard 1320. In my defense, it was over twenty years ago!

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Nice old pics.  Got me to thinking about the time I spent at the local drag strip and the things we use to do.  Yeah.....I don't remember even thinking about safty.  Just going fast.

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This one really caught my attention, look at the front springs, just doesn't seem possible that they could be doing anything except holding the axle to the frame..crazy man!! Then theres the rear shackle!!!!!

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1 hour ago, Painted Black said:

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This one really caught my attention, look at the front springs, just doesn't seem possible that they could be doing anything except holding the axle to the frame..crazy man!! Then theres the rear shackle!!!!!

Did you notice the engineering on the rear shackles ?  That would be scary driving in the pits let alone at speed.   

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4 hours ago, Painted Black said:

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This one really caught my attention, look at the front springs, just doesn't seem possible that they could be doing anything except holding the axle to the frame..crazy man!! Then theres the rear shackle!!!!!

Imagine trying to run that car on a prepped track with a good set of slicks 😁 It definitely has a cool factor to it, not sure I'd wanna drive it  though.

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On 10/5/2021 at 5:37 AM, Painted Black said:

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This one really caught my attention, look at the front springs, just doesn't seem possible that they could be doing anything except holding the axle to the frame..crazy man!! Then theres the rear shackle!!!!!

This was a wheelstander or exhibition car, depending upon which source you read. Supposedly the owner tried to convert it into a race car and gave up. 

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