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Old 08-25-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default I'm guessing this a C2?

But if I'm missing something stupid, don't bit my head off—I need it to wear my favorite hat! Seriously, look how hard this driver is working at keeping this monster on the track!

http://www.corvetteforum.com/c2/in-c...topiccnews.php
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:57 PM   #2
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Going by the steering column,fender-hood bulges,and rear window shape. I would say it's a later C3.



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Old 08-25-2011, 05:58 PM   #3
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That's gotta be power steering in that thing!

Doesn't look like the inside of any C2 I've ever seen ?
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A-Pillar/Drivers window looks like a C3.

The passenger side mirror also looks like a C3, up to when Chevy began using sport mirrors...1977?
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:30 PM   #5
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different race same car ....C3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IccgxL3Kavk
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different race same car ....C3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IccgxL3Kavk
In the wet? Terrifying... And thanks for posting!
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It is a 73 Corvette, and a replica of the "Budd Corvette" Race car that Tony Delorenzo of Owens Corning Corvette fame, built in 1973 and was destroyed at the Pontiac Street race. There are a couple other videos that show the entire car.
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"Dick Christian literally wrestling this 600HP C3 around the course"

According to this, it's a C3.

However, I don't see a lot of difference between WET and DRY..................(as far as controllability)
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Half the controllability issue is the guy's driving ability. I think he needs to go back to driving school.
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In the wet? Terrifying... And thanks for posting!
In 1992, a friend and I were co-driving mine and we ended up stuck in a race in the rain while on slicks.

Even on slicks, I never got as far out in the grass as this guy did, and I bet he isn't on slicks.
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In 1992, a friend and I were co-driving mine and we ended up stuck in a race in the rain while on slicks.

Even on slicks, I never got as far out in the grass as this guy did, and I bet he isn't on slicks.
Yeah, I ran an IMSA race on slicks at TWS in December of 1971. It rained the whole race, but the slicks were the only tires that I had
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Smoothness is the key to going fast in ANY racecar, but especially in a high hp one. Also looked like he has a bad push. Fun to watch but not very fast.
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Yeah, I ran an IMSA race on slicks at TWS in December of 1971. It rained the whole race, but the slicks were the only tires that I had
Fun, isn't it?


When I was in driver's school, my instructor was an FF pilot. One of the guys in his group said to listen to him, he knew his stuff, and was one of the smoothest drivers around, enough he could race an FF in the rain on slicks.

He came to look at my car, a rental Corolla ITC, and made the comment that even he wouldn't drive on those tires in the rain.


First day was typical beautiful Florida sunshine.


The second day rained like no tomorrow.


After the first lap or two, which was scarier than (well you know), I decided I couldn't be fast, so just have fun, and ran the best I could. Only had one off track excursion in the rain.

When I got my permit back at the end of the weekend, he'd signed it off for the end of school.

I always liked the rain. The car ran cooler. The truckload of money guys with cubic horsepower couldn't get it to the ground any better than the rest, rain was the great equalizer, and I was still immortal in those days.
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