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(Waving his hand)
Please teacher, call on me! I know the answers!

Says Paul Jaeger as the teacher ignores the old farts to let the younguns answer the question.


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>(Waving his hand)
>Please teacher, call on me! I know the answers!

(Spoken with that Snidely Whiplash snarl) Since it's more likely to befuddle the newbies even more Paul, give us Hint #3 and tell everyone what state these two machines called home.

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>Since it's more
>likely to befuddle the newbies even more Paul, give us Hint
>#3 and tell everyone what state these two machines called
>home.
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>Halley ...
>http://www.realautosport.com


They were both manufactured in the State of Texas!


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Well, this is one old fart that's hornswoggled (seems that living north of the 49th doesn't help in this instance).

C'mon Paul, the young punks are scratching their heads. Mike, let him answer. Pleeze.
 

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Dick Turner and Tom Grimshaw of Texas in the tubeframe Ford EXP.
Eric Ford and Mark Long of Texas in the Kelmark GT.

The EXP was reportedly built on a modified sprint car chassis or so I remember. I don't think it ever finished an event. The Kelmark GT was a fiberglass body kit car. Most of these were based on VW chassis or running gear. Perhaps someone knows more about this.

Both photos were taken on the 1981 POR. (I cheated a little to find out the event. I looked at other pictures on the site and found John Buffums FWD Audi. Knowing it ran only one year, I went to Ed Brennans site to find an event that included both cars with the appropriate scenery)

There are some great old pictures on Mikes site from Rally Dave. I recognize scenes from PORs from 1971 to probably 1975. There are even some earlier shots of Plymouth Barracudas and such. It would be nice if someone could caption them or a least put some titles on the file names. It took me a long time to go through all 100 plus photos and now I can't remember the good ones to revisit.

Thanks Mike and Dave

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PJ hits the home run!! It is, indeed, Dick Turner & Tom Grimshaw in Turner's tubeframe "If you can't be fast be weird." Ford EXP and fellow Texans Eric Ford & Mark Long in a Kelmark GT kit car. I believe the latter car was Porsche powered later in its life but had VW air-cooled engines most of the time. You'll notice some interesting roof work accomplished so the driver's helmets had a little room.

Mark Long, by the way, rode in the Peugeot with me at Colorado and I'm thinking my choice of parking places had something to do with never getting him in the car again. ;)

http://www.realautosport.com/pics/Peug504/colcreek.jpg

>I recognize scenes from PORs from 1971 to probably
>1975. There are even some earlier shots of Plymouth
>Barracudas and such. It would be nice if someone could
>caption them or a least put some titles on the file names.
>It took me a long time to go through all 100 plus photos and
>now I can't remember the good ones to revisit.

You got what I got. I haven't even posted them all yet! If folks know what these are, be sure to let me know. If I can figure out how to convince MS FrontPage to splash the filename with the thumbnail I'll get them rearranged in filename order at least.

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>Thanks Mike and Dave

No worries.

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