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customstude53
06-12-2005, 03:26 PM
hello all my name is adam and I was refered here from the hamb board I'm in search of a car my father owned in 1970 71 it ia a 1953 champion chopped and shortened it was popular around the north shore massachusettes area in the 70's it was built by john silva around 68 69 the head lights were frenched into the front fenders and it had a custom molded dash and console I have pic but I'm not smart enough to know how to post them here if this car sounds familiar I can e mail pics. I have loved this car since I was a kid my father and I would love to find it again any info on this car would be greatly appreciated
thanks
Adam

65cruiser
06-12-2005, 04:00 PM
Adam,

If you want to send me a pic to my email address, I'll post it here.

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Mark Anderson
http://home.alltel.net/anderm
1965 Studebaker Cruiser

customstude53
06-12-2005, 04:16 PM
thank you mark I just sent you an e mail I hope you got it
Adam

65cruiser
06-13-2005, 09:31 AM
Here you go:

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/hawk1.jpg

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/hawk2.jpg


quote:Originally posted by customstude53

thank you mark I just sent you an e mail I hope you got it
Adam


________________________
Mark Anderson
http://home.alltel.net/anderm
1965 Studebaker Cruiser

Chris Pile
06-13-2005, 11:41 AM
Wow, Adam! You weren't kidding about the car being shortened. It almost looks like a Cheetah kitcar. I'll start looking through all my old rodding & custom magazines.........

customstude53
06-13-2005, 01:22 PM
thanks chris . ya know you are right and I never thought about that it does look like a cheetah.thanks for any help.
adam

Dick Steinkamp
06-13-2005, 01:41 PM
Actually the Cheetah was a production car from the shops of Bill Thomas Race Cars. Here's a brief history....
http://www.cheetahcars.com/history.htm

I remember when I was in high school in Tacoma, WA, in 1965 watching the Allen Green Chevrolet Cheetah at Puyallup Valley Raceway (no longer there). Ate up a lot of Cobras.

-Dick-

Chris Pile
06-13-2005, 02:00 PM
Dang! You're right, Dick........

customstude53
06-15-2005, 02:59 PM
bttt

Dwain G.
06-15-2005, 03:09 PM
quote: I remember when I was in high school in Tacoma, WA, in 1965 watching the Allen Green Chevrolet Cheetah at Puyallup Valley Raceway (no longer there). Ate up a lot of Cobras.

-Dick-
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Do you remember strip manager Richard Rogers? He had a '56 GHawk that was a push car for his dragster. There was also about a 1940 Champion 2 door sedan (Chev. powered)that was always there. I still have a Puyallup Raceways shirt (doesn't fit <G>).

Dwain G.

Dick Steinkamp
06-15-2005, 08:05 PM
Dwain,
Don't remember those (brain cells are fewer now <g>). I do remember the "Red Carpet" BRG Cobra, and Jerry Ruth making a full pass with the tires smokin', neat B Stock Stick 62 Chevy 409 station wagon, Jerry Reeves with 4 2's on his '53 Stude Starlight, getting hit in the foot with part of a U-Joint from a '50 Ford, and probably other stuff (after a few beers <g>). Bring the T shirt to Spokane. I'd love to see it.

-Dick-

customstude53
06-17-2005, 05:56 PM
bttt

Dick Steinkamp
06-17-2005, 08:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by customstude53

bttt


Sorry Adam. Got a little OT there. Any luck on finding your father's car?

-Dick-