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    Default Hirschfeld - old time rally pics ...

    I was poking around for some pics of weird Yank rally cars for another thread (https://www.specialstage.com/forums/s...337#post201337)
    and ran across this site - http://dan.hirschfeld.googlepages.com/motorsportstuff

    Go there and you'll find Dan has some pics from the 1979 NARRA 20 Stages Rally in Michigan - http://dan.hirschfeld.googlepages.co...a20stagesrally

    I've posted him an invite here but in doing so it dawned on me that THIS MONTH I celebrate 35 years of rallying! Yup, thirty-five years ago this month I embarked on my first rally contest, a benefit gimmick rally ("Who is the tree surgeon?" Answer was a rusty Dr. Pepper sign nailed to a dead oak tree.) in San Angelo, Texas! Talk about afflictions ...
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    Default First pics from the Hirschfeld collection ...

    Dan and I exchanged several emails after my first post to him and I've come to find he was pretty busy working Ohio stage rallys back when I first started this sport. I offered him some RealAutoSport disk space to host any pics he cared to scan and here are some of the coolest so far. The ret can be found here - http://www.realautosport.com/OldPics/Hirschfeld

    He promises more, "from the 1978 Sunriser 400 ... the 1979 Ohio Rally Championship Tulip 200." and the 20 Stages rally in MI. like this one:


    Buffum at 20 Stages


    Blok's Mikuni/KC HiLiTES Arrow @ Sunriser '78.


    A Z-28 @ Sunriser '78.


    The Hairy Canary 'Stang @ Sunriser '78.
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    78 Sunriser results are here - http://www.rallyracingnews.com/scca/rally/sun78.html

    Wow, I was in the top-20 overall stage times at the end of Leg 1 from 68 entries in a crappy old Chevy Vega. Wish I could remember why we DNFed on Leg 2. Time heals, I guess ... ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Mike
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    Well looky thar. Halley is featuring my 911 in message #2. No wait...he dumped it. He thought it was Bruno's car..."OldPics/Hirschfeld/Bruno_s_Porche_Sunriser.jpg", but now that he knows it was mine it is no longer featured.

    I'm crushed......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens
    Well looky thar. Halley is featuring my 911. Nope, wait.... he thought it was Bruno's car..."OldPics/Hirschfeld/Bruno_s_Porche_Sunriser.jpg". Oh well I guess the photo will be burned from Mikey's server :-)

    Hey... BTW.. I took that picture... well at least I think I did. That was quite a while ago. Either way: give me credit, or mail me a check.
    Finished the rally, too, I see. At least it wasn't identified as Hourihan's Porsche.

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    There are now 39 pics on - http://www.realautosport.com/OldPics/Hirschfeld - ALL taken by Dan and his "little Kodak Instamatic camera" and recently scanned from prints he's had laying around for, ohhhhhh, thirty years now.

    He promises even more, sooner or later.

    Enjoy!
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    - What a cool pics! Thanks guys.
    - I love American V8 rally cars. That Z28 is $ 20 000+ today, so is Mustang FastBack...
    - The other wild ones I saw: '65 Pontiac GTO (Reno International), Rolls Royce body on Chevy 4x4 V8 chassis (East of Indio) and Hollywood's own Crazy-Mike in Indy AMC V8 powered Gremlin (Tostidos Rally).
    ***RWD rocks***

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topi
    - What a cool pics! Thanks guys.

    Hollywood's own Crazy-Mike in Indy AMC V8 powered Gremlin (Tostidos Rally).
    You're welcome! I know Dan is pumped finding out folks are enjoying them and I'm always tickled to host more old time pics.

    Mike Hurst was in Arizona with a Gremlin rally car? I had no idea ...

    Hey Topi, I still have my petrified wood 'dash plaque' from that rally, do you still have yours?

    Two pics sure to stir lots of memories, the one-off Harvey 4WD Aspen



    and Jim Walker in the Fiat 131 Abarth rally car complete with Alitalia livery

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    This Mike:
    Michael Noval, Santa Monica, CA - AMC Gremlin V8

    - Mike was one of the most colourful guys I ever saw. Real NUTS! Always flatout, ending deeeeeeeeeep in the bushes - every time! (sounds like you, Mad Mike, doesn't it?)
    - He had connections to AMC and got a killer Indy AMC proto V8 engine with millions of hp but no handling
    - Yes, I still have the "Plank"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topi
    This Mike:
    Michael Noval, Santa Monica, CA - AMC Gremlin V8

    - Mike was one of the most colourful guys I ever saw. Real NUTS! Always flatout, ending deeeeeeeeeep in the bushes - every time! (sounds like you, Mad Mike, doesn't it?)
    - He had connections to AMC and got a killer Indy AMC proto V8 engine with millions of hp but no handling
    - Yes, I still have the "Plank"
    Ah, thanks.

    Don't honestly remember a Gremlin being there. Really don't remember much about that weekend at all other than an Australian Rules Football game (first time I'd seen such) that was on TV at the bar where registration was, the VLA radio telescopes spread across New Mexico and how upset Jimmy Leonard was with me (when he finally caught up) for saving the brake pads on the downhill tow toward Socorro when his fiancee was in the truck with me!

    - BTW, I have managed to calm down a little in the intervening 25 years!
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