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Since I babbled about Bob Hourihan on the USA forum, how about some Hourihan trivia....

Identify the significant aspect of the relationship between Bob Hourihan and:

1) John Campbell

2) Doug Shepard

3) Doug Woods

4) Gene Shepard, Scott Harvey

5) Why was there a relationship between Doug Woods and Bob? Extra points for reason, event, year and finishing position.

6) Burt Reynolds, Brock Yates and Loni Anderson (Loni is a maybe and I'm too lazy to look it up, Brock and Burt are the big clue)

7) Tom Grimshaw and Dallas, Texas

8) Hell, Michigan. Paradise, Michigan (this one is iffy, and I might have my facts wrong)

9)Bob claimed a certain professional distinction. What was it?

10)What was Bob's license plate number and what did it stand for?


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2 - Dougie's first ride.

10 - FYJIMO, and I'm not printing that here.

Now you want to tell the one about the train that was crossing the route in front of him?

press on,


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>2) Doug Shepard
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>10)What was Bob's license plate number and what did it stand
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>2 - Dougie's first ride.
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>10 - FYJIMO, and I'm not printing that here.

"Blank" you Jack, I'm moving on.

5. Bob and Doug ran the 1,000 Lakes Rally in Bob's Datsun 510, year around 1973, finished 15th, I think

7. Bob used to spend time with Tom when he lived in actually Denton TX with his first wife, Betty.

6. Me thinks Bob ran the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash.

8. Whasn't Bob part of organizing the Hellenbach Road Rally which actually went to and from Hell, MI?

9 Bob never had a real job.

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>Now you want to tell the one about the train that was
>crossing the route in front of him?
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>press on,
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>>2) Doug Shepard
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>>10)What was Bob's license plate number and what did it stand
>>for?

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http://www.studbug.com/OldPics/IMG03083214253C.bmp

The insulated tube at the bottom of the door sill isn't part of the cage, it's a coolant pipe going to the rear mounted radiator, which is fed air by the big NACA duct in the rear quarter panel. The center of the firewall was moved back to clear the volvo inline six. The roll cage was very basic, and none of the welds near the roof went more than half way around the tube.

photo taken 3/03
 

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I'll try some of these. I don't know them all, but here goes...

>Identify the significant aspect of the relationship between
>Bob Hourihan and:
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>1) John Campbell

Co-chairman or rallymaster w/Bob for POR (73?, 74?)

>2) Doug Shepard

Shepherd's first navigator gig was with Hourihan.

>3) Doug Woods

Rally of 1000 Lakes (I cheated to get this answer)

>4) Gene Shepard, Scott Harvey

Need a hint. Sure you don't mean Walt Shepherd (Doug's dad?)

>5) Why was there a relationship between Doug Woods and Bob?
>Extra points for reason, event, year and finishing position.

See #3

>6) Burt Reynolds, Brock Yates and Loni Anderson (Loni is a
>maybe and I'm too lazy to look it up, Brock and Burt are the
>big clue)

This could only be The Cannonball Run. Maybe he was a consultant to the movie? Or was he a 'competitor'?

>7) Tom Grimshaw and Dallas, Texas

?

>8) Hell, Michigan. Paradise, Michigan (this one is iffy, and
>I might have my facts wrong)

Yes - Hellenbach.

>9)Bob claimed a certain professional distinction. What was
>it?

Claimed to be a professional rally driver (i.e. unemployed)

>10)What was Bob's license plate number and what did it stand
>for?

FYJIMO - see other replies.
>Good luck!

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Everyone mostly has these except for one or two, so here are the answers:


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>Identify the significant aspect of the relationship between
>Bob Hourihan and:
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>1) John Campbell

John Campbell was chairman of the POR in 71-73 when Bob was rallymaster. The significance of this, of course, is that the '71 event was inspected and the '72 became listed.

>2) Doug Shepard

Doug's first ride

>3) Doug Woods

Rally of the Thousand Lakes, 1973, 15th was right (Doug?)

>4) Gene Shepard, Scott Harvey

Oops. No wonder no one got this. That should have been Gene Henderson. Gene, Scott and Bob were founding members of Ralligators.


>5) Why was there a relationship between Doug Woods and Bob?
>Extra points for reason, event, year and finishing position.

The story I heard -- and Doug might confirm -- is that Bob and Doug ran 1000 Lakes in prep for world championship status for POR and Rideau Lakes. The gist of the relationship question is that both were heavily involved in 1973 world championship events.

>6) Burt Reynolds, Brock Yates and Loni Anderson (Loni is a
>maybe and I'm too lazy to look it up, Brock and Burt are the
>big clue)

Bob was a participant in the original Cannonball Baker race. There's even a guy in the movie who was very slightly modeled on Bob.

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>7) Tom Grimshaw and Dallas, Texas

Subtle. I'm amazed that ACP didn't pick up on this one. Tom lived in Denton, which wasn't the right answer. Rallye Magazine was published out of Dallas with Tom as the editor and Bob as the assistant editor.

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>8) Hell, Michigan. Paradise, Michigan (this one is iffy, and
>I might have my facts wrong)

Hellenback is what I was thinking of

>9)Bob claimed a certain professional distinction. What was
>it?

Bob claimed to be the first professional rally driver in the U.S.

>10)What was Bob's license plate number and what did it stand
>for?
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FYJIMO -- and a couple of other people have already given the gist of the translation.
 

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Eric:

Good quiz. Here are some comments/corrections/additional information.

>Rally of the Thousand Lakes, 1973, 15th was right (Doug?)

No. DNF.

>The story I heard -- and Doug might confirm -- is that
>Bob and Doug ran 1000 Lakes in prep for world championship
>status for POR and Rideau Lakes. The gist of the
>relationship question is that both were heavily involved in
>1973 world championship events.

Correct. We also did the Scottish Rally, Ciruit of Donegal and the Nutcracker Rally (Motoring New Road Rally). We wanted to do some rallies, have some fun, meet people and learn more about how to organize a WRC rally. To our surprise, we found out that we knew a lot more than we thought about how to organize a rally.

>Bob was a participant in the original Cannonball Baker
>race. There's even a guy in the movie who was very slightly
>modeled on Bob.

If the guy was modelled on Bob, then I would have used the word heavily as opposed to slightly. The words Bob Hourihan and slight were mutually exclusive.

>Bob claimed to be the first professional rally driver in
>the U.S.

Actually, Bob had another professional distinction, he was once a goaltender in the American Hockey League.

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>>5. Bob and Doug ran the 1,000 Lakes Rally in Bob's Datsun
>>510, year around 1973
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>See photo at this link:
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>http://ca.f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/bc....com/bc/rallydoug/lst?&.dir=/&.src=ph&.view=t
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>Doug Woods


Niiice. Looks like Ouninpohja or maybe Ruuhimaki? I also like the other photos in that small album. The last one, "1970's rally studs" might be better applied to contributors to this forum (present company excepted, as always).

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PS - Eric - sorry to let you down on Rallye - didn't even think of it.
 

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>Now you want to tell the one about the train that was
>crossing the route in front of him?
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I only remember a tiny bit about this one, so if I try to tell it, I'll mess it up. Any takers?
 

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Did this volvo powered colt (previous post) belong to Hourihan?

Did it ever finish a rally?

Does anyone have any photos of it? I think I remember seeing the car at Northern Lights 1980.
 

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Mike,

The story I had always heard is that Hourihan had somebody near Detroit (a place called Mother's Motors?) build the car for him. The inline 6-cyl Volvo engine--a B30 3.0 liter--was supposedly built by Holman & Moody.
The front calipers were from some model Opel, as were those add-on fender flares.
Transmission was Volvo 4 speed with overdrive wired to work in top 3 gears like Jim Walker used to do in his 142 Volvo's.
The disc-braked rear axle was a stock Challenger/Sapporo unit (3.54 open diff) modified to work with the Colt leaf spring rear suspension. (Don't know why he didn't use a Volvo 140/240 series axle!)
The trunk-mounted radiator was originally from a Citroen SM.

It was a strange collection of parts.

Someone out there have info on its dismal finishing record?


George (Beckerman)

Somebody want this historic "piece" to restore? :+ It's free! I've still got the undamaged top, but there's rust worms living throughout the rest of the body and the doors.
 
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