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1963 R2 Lark "The Whistler"

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  • Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    I will give that a try.

    Free STP & Novi Decals from South Bend, IN!

    Records in Scotsdale, AZ near the bottom it shows a Ronald Tanner?
    Formula 7 F/S (Stock) at 16.25 Sec. 83.87 MPH Aug. 28, & 29, 1964.

    That is likely a Stock 259 or 289 (F7) 2 Barrel, with about 3.31 Gears.
    Probably a different Family Member in a different Stude. could even be a Brand New Hawk!

    If it WAS the Whistler it was a REALLY bad run, but I don't get that it was F7, when I ran my 259 2 Brl. I was AHRA I/S -F7

    The J/S Stude. of Wade "Pretty Man" and Bill Ehrsan from Sylvania, Ohio with a 10.51 & 67.96 at the 1/8 Mile Milan, MI Drags would be a 232 c.i.d.

    Here are 3 More Studes.

    Oh, OH... a '53 Comm. running a "STOCK" 232 with a 4 Barrel!
    Since both the AHRA and NHRA rules and classes changed nearly every year in the '60's, it was hard keeping up with what was what back then. Between '66 and '70, I ran 4 different NHRA classes and 5 different AHRA classes with a 232 c.i. in a '52. I held track records at several dragstrips in OH and MI, plus 3 AHRA National records. After I moved to AZ, I added 1 more class designation to the same car and won my class at the '73 AHRA Winternationals with a different '52.

    The only way you can compare speeds and ET, is to know the rules of each association at the time when the recorded passes were run. Also remember that "stock" in NHRA was not the same as "stock" in AHRA.


    • Nor was it the same in UDRA.


      • Golly, if this Chevy is worth $360,000, just imagine what The Whistler will be worth once it's lettered up and has been displayed at The 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals!
        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

        Ayn Rand:
        "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.


        • Well Bob that would be wonderful One would never know what it could bring but that's a pretty nice number. The big show is coming up fast and the excitement is building. The Whistler is coming along quite nice. Don't look forward to driving but it must be done Hope to see you all there to enjoy the excitement and revealing of the Whistler. Thanks John Kroulik


          • I'm waiting on video of the first Burn OUT!


            • Maybe the SNM would be interested in buying the Whistler after losing out on the Indy car?