I saw a post about the CARS movie franchise from PIXAR....I nominate the WHISTLER as the representative for the missing Studebaker, the name alone lends itself well to the series, as well as the fact it's fast enough to run with the pack.....
The December 1963 issue of Popular Hot Rodding has the recap of the AHRA National Championship races from Green Valley Raceway in Texas. This is the race where The Whistler won the National Championship for the A/CS class. It appears that Floyd Mendenhall's name is listed incorrectly and the speed listed in the magazine is .02 different than what Floyd listed in his letter to Bob Palma shown in Post #1 of this thread.
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Check it out: In Floyd Mendenhall's letter back in '63, he said they held the Record Speed in class: 104.52.
In that list of AHRA National Winners, they said The Whistler's winning Terminal Speed was 104.50.
Apparently, the terminal speed posted for their class win and the record speed they held in class were set at different times and are different "things." BP
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The Information out there on the web about AHRA is hard to come by and even harder is the race tracks that run back in the day. Like Beeline Dragway Green valley drag way. Most likely closed the doors and all track information was tossed out or is sitting in storage of a older gentle man that has no knowledge of how to get it on the web. So when a little piece of information like what Mike Lynch came up in the old magazine article is a great find for The Whistler project. More to come on great finds on The Whistler .Mikes hot on a new lead as we read. Thanks John Kroulik