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  • Salt2Salt Bonneville update

    Well,
    Speedweek is over, and we were able to run our car 9 times! I ran first, with two runs, qualifying and then establishing the record for F/CGALT. As you recall, we dedicated the first run to Dale M's honor. We dedicated the week to my dear departed wife Carla. I was able to finally get my D license after the first run. It gets a little fuzzy for me after that (I'm sure the other guys can be more specific). Bob ran then, pursuing that record and then CT, who was after a D license as well. We had some teething problems with the engine which I'm certain Digger can overcome this winter. Bob went back in the car and he then qualified and successfully established the F/CFALT record on Friday morning. We pitted along side David and Rosa Livesay and it was really like one big team, especially with Phil Harris and Dave Bloomberg there and numerous other folks cheering us on. We crewed for David and Rosa at the line, and he was able to pass inspection, get thru the bail out check and establish his record Friday morning! It was a little like a chinese fire drill getting both cars prepared for record runs.
    We had a great week, and are now trundling back home, courtesy of Jim McCuan's very capable tow vehicle and trailer (and expertise). Thanks to Dave Bloomberg for his guidance (and tickets to the "two club" banquet) and Phil Harris. I'm sure that Ted Harbit's Chicken Hawk tranny cover was our secret weapon... Now comes the fun part where we unload all that salty stuff!
    I'm sure that we will have more pics and video for you to see.
    Greg
    http://salt2salt.com racing a 53' Stude on the salt.
    http://tribaker.wordpress.com building a 37' Stude boat-tailed speedster 3-wheeler
    http://turbostude.com building a 50' bullet-nose with a turbocharged stude flathead six (site under reconstruction)
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    Awesome job you guys and gals!
    Jeff
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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    • #3
      Hi Greg,

      Any chance of bringing the Salt2Salt car to the North Star Chapter Labor Day Show again this year as a feature vehicle?

      Folks like hearing about your Bonneville runs and t's always a crowd pleaser! . . . . .
      Henry Votel,
      Forest Lake, MN
      Buying & Selling Studebaker Parts in MN & WI

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      • #4
        You guy's certainly do a great job out there on the salt. I always enjoy your reports on the Salt2Salt exploits. Now, when will you be down to run with us at Maxton? We'd love to have you!
        Joe Roberts
        '61 R1 Champ
        '65 Cruiser
        Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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        • #5
          C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S to all the guys and Studes at Bonneville. Great that all your hard work paid off!

          Ted

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          • #6
            Here's a pic of our most top secret speed trick.
            Jim
            Often in error, never in doubt
            http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

            ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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            • #7
              [QUOTE=jlmccuan;482753]Here's a pic of our most top secret speed trick.

              Very humbling. Glad to play a very, very small part. Again, congratulations!

              Greg: So sorry to hear of your loss. I had not heard about this. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

              Ted

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              • #8
                Kind of cool that part of the Chicken Hawk played a role in setting 2 LSR records in addition to it's former tasking in your drag car. Somehow, it seems fitting.
                Jim
                Often in error, never in doubt
                http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

                ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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