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rkapteyn
09-23-2017, 09:17 AM
http://www.coastalview.com/news/cleary-classic-carpinteria-family-speeds-into-history-in-restored-racecars/article_f44a8a76-9d7f-11e7-953c-ef538c656c33.html

52-fan
09-23-2017, 10:00 AM
Nice article. Too bad there weren't more pictures of the Studebaker.

t walgamuth
09-23-2017, 10:34 AM
Nice article. Too bad there weren't more pictures of the Studebaker.

Exactly!;)

rkapteyn
09-23-2017, 10:45 AM
Learn more from Gay Ash about this car

http://forums.aaca.org/topic/229361-1932-studebaker-indy-car-build/?page=3

http://www.dochemp.com/9stude.html

52-fan
09-23-2017, 12:01 PM
Wow, that AACA thread is a long one. I love this kind of stuff. My tiny projects are nowhere near that involved.

Studebaker Wheel
09-23-2017, 12:58 PM
Mike is a friend of mine.

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StudeRich
09-23-2017, 02:20 PM
If Mike Cleary worked for the Boeing Co. he had to have been a Northwest Washington Resident at one time, that must be why the name is familiar. :!:

64Avanti
09-25-2017, 04:21 AM
Well if that is the same Mike Cleary who has the 37 Bugatti then he worked for McDonnell Douglas in their gun group (25mm chain gun). That group was originally part of Hughes Aircraft.

t walgamuth
09-25-2017, 06:38 AM
He has some serious lean going on in the corkscrew there. Pretty brave man driving that tall machine with virtually no protection in case of a crash.

garyash
09-25-2017, 10:40 AM
As I recall, Mike Cleary's son Jamie was driving the car at some event and put the car onto its side without serious consequences. The car does have a bolt-on roll bar, fire suppression system (when it races), and fuel cell, making it infinitely safer than when it was new. As Mr. Quinn can attest, the biggest issue is getting in and out of the car, especially with Mike at 6'5" and Quinn nearly the same. And, never, never touch that 4" diameter exhaust pipe!

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skyway
09-25-2017, 02:04 PM
Is sitting on that fire bottle that's causing Richard's apparent "discomfort"?

Studebaker Wheel
09-25-2017, 06:43 PM
I can attest to the cramped quarters. I might also mention that Mike drove #18 (Motor Trend entry) from California to Indianapolis during The Great American Race way back in 1981 when it was sponsored by Interstate Batteries. And that was close to 2000 miles with a passenger in the middle of the summer! Glad it was not me!

Studebaker Wheel
09-25-2017, 06:46 PM
As I recall, Mike Cleary's son Jamie was driving the car at some event and put the car onto its side without serious consequences. The car does have a bolt-on roll bar, fire suppression system (when it races), and fuel cell, making it infinitely safer than when it was new. As Mr. Quinn can attest, the biggest issue is getting in and out of the car, especially with Mike at 6'5" and Quinn nearly the same. And, never, never touch that 4" diameter exhaust pipe!

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Thanks for the photos Gary....Cedar Rapids 2009.

64Avanti
09-25-2017, 11:15 PM
As I recall, Mike Cleary's son Jamie was driving the car at some event and put the car onto its side without serious consequences. The car does have a bolt-on roll bar, fire suppression system (when it races), and fuel cell, making it infinitely safer than when it was new. As Mr. Quinn can attest, the biggest issue is getting in and out of the car, especially with Mike at 6'5" and Quinn nearly the same. And, never, never touch that 4" diameter exhaust pipe!

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Well Mike is quite thin!

64Avanti
09-25-2017, 11:25 PM
Now that I know who owns this car I will have to go see it!