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Relark
03-07-2010, 08:34 PM
A few months ago, Hot Rod magazine had an article about Ted Harbit totalling the Chicken Hawk. Any updates?

Art

JDP
03-07-2010, 08:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by Relark

A few months ago, Hot Rod magazine had an article about Ted Harbit totalling the Chicken Hawk. Any updates?

Art



It's still totaled, and now just a fond part of history.

JDP/Maryland

rockne10
03-07-2010, 08:48 PM
And Ted is fully recovered and burning the competition.

Relark
03-07-2010, 08:50 PM
Any word if he's OK and will he retire from racing?

Art

Relark
03-07-2010, 08:52 PM
Thanks Rockne, I guess I was still typing while you answered the post.

Art

rockne10
03-07-2010, 09:12 PM
Check your January, 2010 issue of TURNING WHEELS for Ted's 2009 Pure Stock postings at Mid Michigan and his own "From the Driver's Seat" article on page 44..

Ted posts on this Forum as Chicken Hawk.

Chris_Dresbach
03-07-2010, 09:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by Relark

Any word if he's OK and will he retire from racing?

Art

He was at the michiana chapters christmas party in December. By then he was doing good and plans on racing a really nice Lark called the "Stude Tommato":)

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N

avantilover
03-07-2010, 10:17 PM
I would imagine someone like Ted will retire from racing only in 2 instances He can no longer do it due to ill health, Death. These guys just love what they do, why give it up?

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

bams50
03-07-2010, 10:25 PM
Here's something I had done for Ted. We all honor our friend and hero, and are thankful for his recovery. That does, however, leave a huge loss for him, and the Studebaker world in general. So this was a tribute to the CH:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a243/bams50/chickenhawkorangeEdit2.jpg

This is a metallic-type finish that looks really neat. It was done by a company I know from my racing. I searched for several months finding just the shot I liked; this one was taken the very day the CH was lost. It took a while to find the photographer and get his permission to use it as well.

The whited-out areas are the website of the company that did the artwork.

The photo was sent to Ted as intended. I am trying to decide what to do next; they can be done in several sizes, and even "blazed" onto a shirt- and at very low prices IMO. Will keep you all posted.

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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Milaca
03-07-2010, 10:32 PM
Ted, do you still have the Chicken Hawk remains in your possession? It might make for an interesting exhibit at the Studebaker National Museum being that it's the most well known Studebaker race car.

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In the middle of Minnestudea

bams50
03-07-2010, 10:51 PM
The CH has been mostly disassembled.

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
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Relark
03-08-2010, 07:29 AM
Bob, that one of the best photos I've ever seen of any race car! I think many would love to have a copy. If you can do the t-shirts, an optonal pocket would be great for us old guys who still smoke!

Art

clonelark
03-08-2010, 07:50 AM
That was very kind of you Bams, Also thanks for posting.

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Chicken Hawk
03-09-2010, 10:27 AM
We were shocked and surprised when we received the photo from Bob (Bam's). There are no words to describe how much Mary Ann and I appreciate this kind guesture by Bob. It really means a lot to us.

A couple of things others asked about: One about putting the CH in the museum. This was the plan when we retired it but I don't think they would be interested in it now with the condition it is in.

Another was if we still have it. Yes, we do. I have taken about everything off it I can get and cleared a corner in our pole barn to store them in and will put the shell there also (still has the rear end in it). We know it will eventually probably be destroyed but we don't have the heart to do it and it will stay here as long as I'm around.

Some mentioned about auctioning off parts. We were not interested in doing that at the time but after almost a year, we think that might not be a bad idea if enough were interested in having something from it. It might let its legacy last a few years longer.

One other thing I really regret is that we never got to run it in a quarter before the accident. I told some people about this but some that haven't heard might be interested.

A couple weeks before the season opened, I removed the stock gas tank as all I had done was put in a larger pick up line and pulled gas from the front just like stock. I removed the tank and put a sump on the rear and added a one inch line from the sump to the new larger injection pump and run larger lines to the carbs.

This made a huge difference, enough I could feel just by driving it. The night of the accident there was a 30+ mph side wind and the strip manager decided to run the eighth mile due to this wind.

On the run before the accident the car ran the quickest and fastest eighth time ever and this was with LESS boost than before. I am sure the car would have run in the mid 9's or better with no wind and good weather. This would have been great to know a 3600 pound Stude powered car could do that.

Sorry for this long post but wanted others to know some of this and to acknowledge Bob's generous donation and guesture to us. Can't tell you how much we appreciated it.

Ted



quote:Originally posted by bams50

Here's something I had done for Ted. We all honor our friend and hero, and are thankful for his recovery. That does, however, leave a huge loss for him, and the Studebaker world in general. So this was a tribute to the CH:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a243/bams50/chickenhawkorangeEdit2.jpg

This is a metallic-type finish that looks really neat. It was done by a company I know from my racing. I searched for several months finding just the shot I liked; this one was taken the very day the CH was lost. It took a while to find the photographer and get his permission to use it as well.

The whited-out areas are the website of the company that did the artwork.

The photo was sent to Ted as intended. I am trying to decide what to do next; they can be done in several sizes, and even "blazed" onto a shirt- and at very low prices IMO. Will keep you all posted.

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

Chicken Hawk
03-09-2010, 10:58 AM
To answer questions about this, the doctor released me six weeks after the accident and the seventh week in June, we went to the FAST/Pure Stock race in Martin, Michigan with the Tomato. Then in September we took the Tomato to Stanton for the PSMCDR.

There are several videos of all the Studes that ran there on Sonny's racing site. Bob Palma posted them and if you look them up, go to the Stude Powered Performance section, then down to the 2009 Pure Stock Drag Video Clips to find them. Here is one (if it works-I'm not computer savy) of the Tomato running the third run of the shoot out:

http://www.youtube.com/user/PureStockDr ... xJGjtkF_Pw

Have some back and shoulder problems from the accident but sure NOT complaining. As long as I'm physical/mentally able we plan to keep racing although I can tell each year, just not as capable as would like.

Ted


quote:Originally posted by Relark

Any word if he's OK and will he retire from racing?

Art

BobPalma
03-09-2010, 11:16 AM
Ted: Something is wrong with that link to the third shootout run; it has a break in it with some periods, derailing it. The following should work for all readers:

Click on the following link to Racing Studebakers. When it opens, click on the tenth link within the opening post. It is Ted's third race at the 2009 Pure Stock Drags; the race reported on Page 42 of the January 2010 Turning Wheels:

http://racingstudebakers.com/foo/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1874

52ragtop
03-09-2010, 11:37 AM
Ted brought the original to the Indy SDC meeting at Studebaker International, and TRUST me! It's absolutley gourges!!

Jim

Chicken Hawk
03-09-2010, 02:51 PM
Thanks Bob. As I said I'm not computer savy and I have no idea why it didn't work.

Also I should have mentioned a thank you to all that were concerned about my injuries and health and wondering about future racing. That is also greatly appreciated.

Ted


quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

Ted: Something is wrong with that link to the third shootout run; it has a break in it with some periods, derailing it. The following should work for all readers:

Click on the following link to Racing Studebakers. When it opens, click on the tenth link within the opening post. It is Ted's third race at the 2009 Pure Stock Drags; the race reported on Page 42 of the January 2010 Turning Wheels:

http://racingstudebakers.com/foo/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1874

BShaw
03-09-2010, 04:21 PM
Here's the direct link to the video:
http://www.youtube.com/user/PureStockDrags#p/u/5/IxJGjtkF_Pw

BShaw, Webmaster
webmaster@studebakerdriversclub.com
Woodbury, Minnesota

showbizkid
03-09-2010, 09:19 PM
Hey, Mr. P.: Welcome back!!


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
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bams50
03-09-2010, 09:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma


http://racingstudebakers.com/foo/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1874



I think it's funny that the link to Sonny's revamped site is just http://www.racingstudebakers.com/ , but any link to the forum has "foo" in the middle. Hidden message, maybe?;)[:o)]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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GOD BLESS AMERICA

Sonny
03-09-2010, 10:54 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50


quote:Originally posted by BobPalma


http://racingstudebakers.com/foo/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1874



I think it's funny that the link to Sonny's revamped site is just http://www.racingstudebakers.com/ , but any link to the forum has "foo" in the middle. Hidden message, maybe?;)[:o)]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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GOD BLESS AMERICA

<LMAO> NOthin' sneaks by here! Ok.... It's a fairly short story but.. Unless you've had to get into root directories on a server you cannot imagine the chaos behind the "window dressing" that you look at when you see a single page on a website, even for a little website like Racing Studebakers, (the main site). Well, even though changes are made in/via the base, public_html directory, the site has to be available to the WWW, making the software "split" the whole process, basically "mirroring" the software, which actually just "operates" it specifically for the WWW.

We had to sort through every single file to clean the hacker mess, then install the new forums database and software. It got so confusing that the engineer gave our "work area" a silly name so we could easily find every file that we were working with. Sooo... when we got everything cleaned/fixed/installed and it "spooled right up" so well, without a single problem, we just said, "Change or move it? NO WAY! Let it ride!" Therefore, the new forum resides on it's new server with a "silly" name. Kinda unique, don't ya think? [^];):D

Sonny
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wise raymond
03-10-2010, 02:27 AM
Thanks guy,s for posting the link,s always enjoy whatching a good race cheers.

rawise

bams50
03-10-2010, 10:33 PM
Thanks for the explanation, Sonny. I will continue to be a multiple-times-a-day visitor to your site, even though one of my favorite bands is the Foo Fighters:D

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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GOD BLESS AMERICA

Sonny
03-11-2010, 06:37 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Thanks for the explanation, Sonny. I will continue to be a multiple-times-a-day visitor to your site, even though one of my favorite bands is the Foo Fighters:D

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

Hey! Don't fight the foo! Let the foo flow! [8D]:D[:o)] ALL-ways glad to see ya there, Bob! Thanks a million for being such a great member! [^]

Sonny
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