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Forwarded to me by a friend....Please email me, or post here if you have any leads....Thanks, Holly Remington - email: [email protected]
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I heard a wonderful story from Ned Ritchie, a fellow here in the Pacific Northwest who attended this event in 1984.

As the story goes, John Buffum and Rod Millen raced in this autocross-style final stage at PIR in Portland, in each other's cars during one part of the event. Many people didn't realize that they had traded cars, and there were apparently some issues with the track officials afterwards too, but they made the day very special for those who knew what was happening and were there to watch them go.

There was also a three car demonstration stage that turned into a race on snow tires in the rain around PIR between Buffum, Millen, and Woodner. The match apparently got started "just horsin' around" between them and turned into an amazing demonstration of car control by these drivers.

I've confirmed the basic facts by phone or email with John Buffum, Rod Millen, and R. Dale Kraushaar. Several people have tried to help me find a tape or a lead.

It's believed that somebody made a video, which I want to find. Might you have a copy? Do you know who might have a copy? I would like to locate this clip and show it at one of our Club meetings.

I'm also told that ESPN was there and broadcast the Oregon Trail that year. It may have had footage of this last stage.
 

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I dont have the stuff you are looking for, but I have some old footage of both Buffum (I think in a TR-7) and Millen (in a 1st gen RX-7) battling it out. I have no idea where it is from, and it is narrated by by someone as if it were on TV at some point? The car control is absolutely incredible and the speeds are wide open!!! If anyone wants this, or wants to host it on a site, contact me.

Chris
 
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