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sbca96
10-06-2006, 02:15 AM
Dave "Avanti Kid" Bloomberg sent me some pictures of his Bonneville
Avanti hauler and a few shots from Speedweek which I thought I would
share. I love the 4 Avantis together.

Here is the workhorse to get the Avanti to Bonneville :

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/AvantiKid/truckandtrailer_a.jpg

Here is the salt rocket inside the trailer :

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/AvantiKid/racetrailerandcar_a.jpg

The four Avantis and Dave's email text edited for clarity :

No problem showing the four Avantis on the Studebaker WEB site. This is the first time that 4 Avantis actually raced at Bonneville. They were from left to right : Dan Wathen's Avanti II (Ford engine), Jim Davis' Avanti II (Chevy engine), Jim Lange's Avanti (Studebaker engine), and my Avanti (Studebaker engine). At the meet Lew Schucart from Avanti Owners magazine took some great pictures of the four Avantis together and will do a future article on them. - Dave

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/AvantiKid/SpeedWeek2006188_a.jpg

Picture of Jim Davis' Avanti II with the 408 CI Chevy engine :

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/AvantiKid/SpeedWeek2006143_a.jpg

Tom

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mbstude
10-06-2006, 08:22 AM
Pretty cool indeed! Just got a new background. I'm curious, all the cars but Jim Lange's car have two 'ribs' on the roof. Is that for stability or ???


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mbstude
10-06-2006, 08:22 AM
Pretty cool indeed! Just got a new background. I'm curious, all the cars but Jim Lange's car have two 'ribs' on the roof. Is that for stability or ???


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Chris Pile
10-06-2006, 11:59 AM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

I'm curious, all the cars but Jim Lange's car have two 'ribs' on the roof. Is that for stability or ???

Yes, Matthew. They are required by the rules, and are intended to keep the straight at speed. They also would help scrub off speed if the car got very sideways. I believe (not sure) that Due Cento is grandfathered (meaning that the rule was made after that car began running on the salt).

Chris Pile
10-06-2006, 11:59 AM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

I'm curious, all the cars but Jim Lange's car have two 'ribs' on the roof. Is that for stability or ???

Yes, Matthew. They are required by the rules, and are intended to keep the straight at speed. They also would help scrub off speed if the car got very sideways. I believe (not sure) that Due Cento is grandfathered (meaning that the rule was made after that car began running on the salt).

JDP
10-06-2006, 12:13 PM
They look like straps to retain the front and rear glass.

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JDP
10-06-2006, 12:13 PM
They look like straps to retain the front and rear glass.

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Studebaker On The Net
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Arnold Md.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2 (Sold)
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
57 Silver Hawk
53 Starliner
51 Commander

sbca96
10-06-2006, 03:37 PM
Matt, if you want a better resolution version of the 4 together, shoot
me an EMail so I can reply with it. The one I hosted/posted, is a lot
lower resolution, cropped top/bottom, & small file size for forum use.

Tom

sbca96
10-06-2006, 03:37 PM
Matt, if you want a better resolution version of the 4 together, shoot
me an EMail so I can reply with it. The one I hosted/posted, is a lot
lower resolution, cropped top/bottom, & small file size for forum use.

Tom

Chris Pile
10-07-2006, 02:55 AM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

They look like straps to retain the front and rear glass.


There are also straps for that purpose.

Chris Pile
10-07-2006, 02:55 AM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

They look like straps to retain the front and rear glass.


There are also straps for that purpose.

Thomas63R2
10-07-2006, 05:05 AM
Jim Lange's Due Cento does have the roof stabilizer fins - but instead of being located inboard as on the other Avantis's, they are like rain gutter extentions. Look closer and they will be more evident. There is no grandfathering of cars vs. safety rules on the salt flats. All cars must meet the current safety rules - but they do allow for different ways of meeting the rules.

Thomas

New Stude guy! Long time hot rodder
'63 Avanti R2 4 speed with interesting plans

Thomas63R2
10-07-2006, 05:05 AM
Jim Lange's Due Cento does have the roof stabilizer fins - but instead of being located inboard as on the other Avantis's, they are like rain gutter extentions. Look closer and they will be more evident. There is no grandfathering of cars vs. safety rules on the salt flats. All cars must meet the current safety rules - but they do allow for different ways of meeting the rules.

Thomas

New Stude guy! Long time hot rodder
'63 Avanti R2 4 speed with interesting plans

sbca96
10-12-2006, 04:39 PM
Dave "Avanti Kid" Bloomberg sent me an email today with the results of
each Avanti on their top speed runs - Tom:

The two Avantis on the left are Avanti II's and the two to the right
are the early type Avantis. Looking from left to right in the photo -
the one on the left is Dan Wathen's car # 646 (C/CGC) with a top speed
of 200.453 mph against a record of 214.160. Next car is Jim Davis's car
# 455 (B/CPRO) with a top speed of 191.739 mph against a record of
225.372. Next is Jim Lange's car #9431 (D/CBGALT) with a top speed
of 194.349 mph against a record of 219.624. Last is my car #1963 (D/CPS)
with a top speed of 185.152 mph against my record of 198.143 mph.
Take care, Dave

sbca96
10-12-2006, 04:39 PM
Dave "Avanti Kid" Bloomberg sent me an email today with the results of
each Avanti on their top speed runs - Tom:

The two Avantis on the left are Avanti II's and the two to the right
are the early type Avantis. Looking from left to right in the photo -
the one on the left is Dan Wathen's car # 646 (C/CGC) with a top speed
of 200.453 mph against a record of 214.160. Next car is Jim Davis's car
# 455 (B/CPRO) with a top speed of 191.739 mph against a record of
225.372. Next is Jim Lange's car #9431 (D/CBGALT) with a top speed
of 194.349 mph against a record of 219.624. Last is my car #1963 (D/CPS)
with a top speed of 185.152 mph against my record of 198.143 mph.
Take care, Dave