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The site is: http://www.rallyalmanac.com

I've started a new thread because the other was getting long enough I started having problems making sure I had all of the picture identifications.

I uploaded an updated database tonight, posted a couple more pictures, and made some software changes.

I think I got all of the identifications made that everyone posted. Thanks so much for helping out! If I missed something, let me know.

The software changes let you filter by driver, event or vehicle manufacturer. Right now, there are 39 identified drivers, 9 events (often multiple years) and about two dozen different manufacturers.

I also fixed the documents page where I had managed to zap out the links to the old routebooks.

I scanned about 30 more negs from 1972 POR last night and only recognize a few of them, so put your thinking caps on, they are coming. I also found what I believe to be about the only picture I've ever seen of Dick Zwitzer at speed. (If I remember right, Zwitzer was the first winner of the MONY series.)

Things upcoming, include the 1974 Big Bend Bash, more POR, Rideau Lakes (including the Stratos at speed) and others.

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RE: A few clarifications

Here is some info from my 72 POR program about your latest batch:

Wayne Zitkus co-drove for Karl Goering of Northville, MI in one of the three Pacesetter Z's. The other two were crewed by Tom Jones/Ralph Beckman (who were the only finisher of the three in 2nd place IIRC) and Guy and Gilles Vanier of Quebec.

Car 105 (you listed as an Arrow) was Maurice Blondin and Robert Thiebault of Quebec. The entry lists a Datsun 510 which this obviously isn't but I think it's a Datsun 610.

Gene Henderson was in car #24 in the 72 POR. His and Erhard Dahm's "Whales" were white that year. I think this could be 1973.

Harry Kallstrom/Gunnar Haggbom were Car #101, a Lancia Fulvia HF. The second works car was Sergio Barbasio/John Davenport at #102.

Harry Ward's driver in car #129, a Dodge Colt, was Jim Doidge of Midland Michigan.

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RE: A few clarifications

Thanks Kent.

I updated the information and lightened up a couple of the pix as they looked too dark on the site.
 

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RE: A few clarifications

>Harry Kallstrom/Gunnar Haggbom were Car #101, a Lancia
>Fulvia HF. The second works car was Sergio Barbasio/John
>Davenport at #102.

Kent/Eric:

Lancia entered two cars. Only one showed up for the rally. It was driven by Harry Kallstrom/John Davenport (and is shown in the photo).

John Buffum in his Ford Escort led the rally for quite a while until he rolled at the end of a long fifth gear straight with lots of jumps (when the steering wheel came off in his hands!). Kallstrom and Henderson then had a great battle for the lead. The Lancia eventually retired with brake failure and Gene went on to his famous victory, the first for a four wheel drive vehicle.

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RE: A few clarifications

>Harry Ward's driver in car #129, a Dodge Colt, was Jim
>Doidge of Midland Michigan.

Jim and BarB Doidge still live here in Tulsa and stay in touch with many old-tiome rally folk including the Chalmers. I'll call Jim this week and entice him to join in here and also see if he has some old pics/results he can share.

I met the Doidges thanks to my association with John Crawford in the 80s. They helped as adjunct service crew and accomplished maintenance and/or repairs between events when the CMC shop was in Oroville, CA and we were supporting two cars doing a far-flung series. The late Dick Maxwell drove our backup car at select events and Jim even codrove for Dick at the 1985 Carson City International Rally in Nevada.

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RE: A few clarifications

Oh yeah, I had forgotten about Buffum's adventure. Bill Potvin of Toledo was co-driving for him that year. I remember Bill telling us how after the steering wheel came off that JB then drove the car for a while using two pairs of vise-grips on the splines of the steering wheel shaft. :eek:

Also, Potvin told us that JB got hacked every time that Bill would try to get back in the car and end up in Buffum's lap (right-hand drive Escort). :7

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Looking for pictures of 1973 Quebec Rally(FIA) my friends and sponsors were there. Endo was sponsored by Bridgestone and Coke.
It was supposed to be in a Mitsubishi Lancer but the ship was delayed and he had to use a Ford Escort rental.
Tajima was a Datsun 240(???260)
There were 3 Japanese teams there.
Endo , Tajima and ????(the guy who just won the Paris-Dakar).

If I could get some pictures I would appreciate it.
I will pay for them too.

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>Looking for pictures of 1973 Quebec Rally(FIA) my friends
>and sponsors were there. Endo was sponsored by Bridgestone
>and Coke.
>It was supposed to be in a Mitsubishi Lancer but the ship
>was delayed and he had to use a Ford Escort rental.
>Tajima was a Datsun 240(???260)
>There were 3 Japanese teams there.
>Endo , Tajima and ????(the guy who just won the
>Paris-Dakar).

Robert:

You have the wrong year. 1973 was the WRC Rally of the Rideau Lakes which did not have any Japanese competitors. I believe that you are thinking of the Criterium du Quebec which was a WRC event from 1977 through 1979. I can remember that there were three Japanese drivers one of those years.

Your best chance of getting photos is to place a post on the following forum:

http://www.guideauto.com/forum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=2&CAT_ID=2&Forum_Title=Rallye

This is the rally forum in Quebec. It is in French but you can post in English. Explain what you want and why - you might get lucky.

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So I'm digging through old magazine clips when I see a nearly nude Loni Anderson. I flip through the pages of the 1983 Saga Annual, which I sold a piece to about rallying, and there, just across from Loni wearing nearly nothing is Kent Gardam wearing a helmet and driving a 240Z. I think this was the last issue for Saga, and they never returned the originals, although I did get paid.

Anyway the picture, published in 1983, is from the 1975 Marathon and answers the question as to what Kent was driving back then.

Knowing that, I found posted a Marathon pix of Kent along with a black Fiat someone asked about.

Those are up along with another '72 POR shot, and the last set of corrections/additions.

I should have more stuff up later in the week.

(Kent, if you'd like a copy of the mag, let me know.)
 

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Forget the mag, just send Loni... No seriously, I would like to get a copy if you have one to spare, I never knew about that. You could just mail it to Kent Gardam, 4259 Rose Garden, Toledo, OH 43623. Include abill for what I owe you.

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http://www.rallyalmanac.com


New stuff tonight:

The Lancia Stratos on Rideau Lakes, the Lancia Beta on Rideau Lakes and POR (I particularly like both the Beta and Stratos shots from Rideau Lakes), Scott Harvey and Eric Jones at the 1974 Big Bend Bash, Millen completely sideways on the 1981 Sunriser and some other odds and ends.

A bunch of Big Bend Bash stuff is on its way, and I don't recognize anyone other than Eric & Scott. This should be fun.

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Eric, those are some great pictures. I really miss seeing the cars go by sideways. 4wd is fast, but it's just not as much fun to watch. The picture of Millen is just too good.

I think the picture of the Omni 024 is Don Jankowski & Ken Nowak. That is if that was taken on the 1981 Sunriser.

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The pic really points out how cramped the cockpit is in those Stratii.

http://www.rallyalmanac.com/images/lancia4.jpg

Pictures of the car certainly belie it's actual size, especially the inside. The first one I saw in the flesh was the machine Anatoly Armaisavich Arutunoff imported to run the IMSA GTU endurance race series in the 70s.

Toly consistently ignored my taunts of blasphemy and had a great, albeit largely unreliable, 100% tarmac run with the car. I got to slip behind the steering wheel one day in the Automobiles International race shop at 46th & Memorial in Tulsa, but it took the two resident race mechanics to unwedge my knees and help get me out! I never looked on a Stratos the same way after that.

Besides hauling a couple of Skip Barber's mechanics around the circuit in the rally Vega after dark - including an unannounced shortcut through two gates and a piece of the infield - spending a little time with a live Stratos was a definitie highlight of my time as caretaker at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit.

Keep the pics coming Eric! Great stuff!!!

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Wow! Thank you! I need to check out this forum more often. I don't know if they are too "contemporary" or not, but I have many photos from the early 80's (AMC Eagles of Hendersons, Buffum Quattros, Millen and Woolf RX7s, etc.) as well as some cool pics from more recent rallies (airborne Carl Merrill Escort at jump in park at Sunriser).

I would love to see them be appreciated by others. I can scan and send if you are interested.

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>I would love to see them be appreciated by others. I can
>scan and send if you are interested.
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>Eric Burmeister

Absolutely! I figure anything prior to the 90s is "vintage" enough to make it worth scanning and posting!

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You know, Hawkridge Developments out of UK makes what is supposed to be an excellent Stratos kitcar. Several are apparently club rallying over there. Except for spaceframe construction vs. monocoque, they are supposed to be incredibly close to the real thing. With Zetec power, several are club rallying over there.

Which begs the question: are kit/component cars legal? haven't seen anything in the regs...or maybe I missed it.

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>Wow! Thank you! I need to check out this forum more often.
> I don't know if they are too "contemporary" or not, but I
>have many photos from the early 80's (AMC Eagles of
>Hendersons, Buffum Quattros, Millen and Woolf RX7s, etc.) as
>well as some cool pics from more recent rallies (airborne
>Carl Merrill Escort at jump in park at Sunriser).
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>I would love to see them be appreciated by others. I can
>scan and send if you are interested.
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>Eric Burmeister



Scan 'em and send them to me if you want me to put them up on the rally almanac site. There's plenty of space available.

Routebooks, event schedules or similar would be great too.

I have more stuff coming, but the last couple of weeks have been some very long workdays. Nice for the checking account maybe, not so nice for the fun things.
 

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>Forget the mag, just send Loni... No seriously, I would like
>to get a copy if you have one to spare, I never knew about
>that. You could just mail it to Kent Gardam, 4259 Rose
>Garden, Toledo, OH 43623. Include abill for what I owe you.
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You probably don't want Loni... too high maintenance I suspect.

But the mag is on its way to you.
 

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>Which begs the question: are kit/component cars legal?
>haven't seen anything in the regs...or maybe I missed it.

Not really legal - see 10.2.B (since they'd be Open category cars).

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Eric,

Email me your snail mail address. I have a nice Sno*Drift printed program from 81 I believe. Very nicely produced. Rallygators. Since you are building a site primarily around the preservation of US rally history, I can't think of a better recipient for this item, so long as you post it.

Also have many rally posters. Huge poster of Pug 505. AMC poster of Eagle SX4, Carl Merrill's Norseman poster, Mich. Int'l Pro Rally poster, etc. If you have a large format scanner and would like to add these, you are welcome to them as well.

A lot of this stuff I got when I was 10 or 11 y/o and fell in love with rallying.

Lurch
 
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