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 Posted: Fri Feb 8th, 2008 11:43 am
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MMMMMMMMMMMM Purty!!!!!






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 Posted: Fri Feb 8th, 2008 01:04 pm
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It must be Herbie's cousin, right ???



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 Posted: Fri Feb 8th, 2008 09:24 pm
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Who Is Herbie and Why would he be a cousin??

Jim Hall was the creator of the Chapparel Race Cars...

A BIT OF HISTORY BEHIND THIS AMERICAN MADE CLASSIC THAT CHANGED RACING FOREVER!!!

In 1962 Jim Hall and Hap Sharp formed Chaparral Cars, Inc. and immediately began the design and construction of Chaparral 2, a mid-engined car with an aerospace inspired semi-monocoque fiberglass chassis. In it's first race at Riverside near the end of the 1963 season, Hall qualified Chaparral 2 on pole position with a new track record and after the first few laps of the race was a half mile ahead of the field when an electrical problem put him out of the race. Driving Chaparral 2, Jim Hall won the United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) in 1964. With 25 starts in 15 events Chaparral 2 had scored seven overall wins, six seconds, and two thirds. In 1965 Chaparral 2 dominated United States road racing with 16 wins in 21 races, and its greatest win to date, the Sebring 12 hour race against top international competition.

In 1966 Chaparral introduced the 2E for the Can-Am series. With its high mounted wing it was the car that changed racing forever. It scored a one-two finish at Laguna Seca with Phil Hill and Jim Hall driving. 1966 also saw the Chaparral 2D in World Championship Endurance competition winning the Nurburgring 1,000 kilometers event, driven by Phil Hill and Jo Bonnier.

In 1967 Chaparral introduced the 2F, (The ABove Model)a high winged coupe for World Championship Endurance Racing. It set the fastest lap in five of its eight entries and won its final race at Brands Hatch.

In 1970 Chaparral introduced its most controversial car, the Chaparral 2J. This car had a separate engine to drive two fans that exhausted air from beneath the car to create suction down force. The car was quickly banned after sitting on the pole in three of its four starts.

In 1978 Chaparral won Indy with a Chaparral prepared Lola driven by Al Unser. For 1979 Chaparral decided to build its own Indy car, Chaparral 2K. Al Unser lead the race from the outside pole until 2K's transmission failed. In 1980 Johnny Rutherford won both the Indianapolis 500 and the USAC and Cart National Championships in 2K.

In 2005, in partnership with his old Chevrolet R&D friend Jim Musser, Hall starts a new venture with the 2E Continuation Series.




 

Chaparral 2, 2D, 2E, 2F 2H, 2J, and 2K, are now on permanent display in the Chaparral Gallery of the Permian Basin Peroleum Museum in Midland Texas.

AND NOW YOU KNOW......" THE REST OF THE STORY"   :moose:



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 Posted: Sat Feb 9th, 2008 01:34 am
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Who (or rather why) on earth would put a spoiler that big on a car??
You see people nowadays ricing out their imports with wings and all the fancy stuff and no mods to the engine, even though i'm sure that car has the power to back it up but you'd think it'd give more drag than downforce...

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 Posted: Sat Feb 9th, 2008 11:00 am
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Youve got to Keep in mind WHEN this car was running the race circuits.........It was the mid 60's and WINGS were NEW........The Chappy was the first to utilize one......

Shortly afterwards you may recall that Chrysler introduced their Daytona Charger in Nascar and it WON EVERYTHING dominating to the point that Nascar banned it from competing the next year....It also had a Huge wing

(let me see if I can find a picture)



So like i said, this was an ALL NEW technology which is of course common place now although weve lowered the rear wing and Added a front wing as in the case of the Indy and Formula 1 cars..(I have this one and it is sweeeeet!!!!):glad:



My LOLA T70 markIIIB Arrived yesterday.........I'll snap a few pics today sometime!! :thumb::thumb::thumb:



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 Posted: Sun Feb 10th, 2008 01:55 am
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Who Is Herbie and Why would he be a cousin??

Herbie was a VW Beetle, from the movie "The Love Bug"

And before you ask , he wasn't named after me, (or vise-versa)

And the only cousin I have is Cousin Itt

If you don't know him, ask Woodie.

Herb:old dude:



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 Posted: Sun Feb 10th, 2008 02:18 am
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Herb-I ain't seen It for a while. Gomez told me that Uncle Fester took cousin It out to the NASCAR races and It tried to drive one of the cars but kept getting hair in his "eyes"...something to do with those 4 foot high spoilers. Lets see, 4 feet high is 1.5 inches in 1:32 scale. The mind boggles and hits the bottle.

      Say goodnight, Herb..

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 Posted: Sun Feb 10th, 2008 04:37 am
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ytter_man wrote: Who (or rather why) on earth would put a spoiler that big on a car??
You see people nowadays ricing out their imports with wings and all the fancy stuff and no mods to the engine, even though i'm sure that car has the power to back it up but you'd think it'd give more drag than downforce...



 

That what my college professor said back in 1966 and he was the head of the Aero dept. I have raced formula cars with and without wings  give me a wing any time does it make it stick in the corners. In the old days road racing was a drag race from one turn to the next, the guy with the best brakes and most power won. With wings you need a car that can handle also not just squirt and go.


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 Posted: Mon Feb 11th, 2008 12:58 pm
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Now, TG, you know I was teasin ya.:P  I do however appreciate the rest of that story.



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 Posted: Tue Feb 19th, 2008 11:23 am
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Yep, I knew that Chris................Here's the promised Pic....sorry, been Really busy ( nice change, Bills are actually getting paid :) )




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