4294Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] Re: "Oldest" Racing Mustang - 1964 Virginia Reel Rally
- Jan 18, 2014
Did Jackie Stewart finish the race co-driving with someone else - and end up winning? Some years back I attended a talk at the Smithsonian narrated by Chris Economaki with Sir Jackie. At the end of the interview I asked Jackie if he remembered racing at Marlboro? After laughing out loud, he said Lord yes - it was beastly hot he and his co-drivers were trying to trash their cars so they could escape back to their motels AC and the pool. But the car(s?) kept going - therefore one of the only trophies he ever put practical use to was a tray won at the Marlboro 12 hour that sits in his entrance way to collect the incoming mail each day - that's what I remember him saying !
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Subject: Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] Re: "Oldest" Racing Mustang - 1964 Virginia Reel Rally
Yes, I was a "go-fer" (unpaid child laborer) of 14 years of age at that time. We made the long drive to Marlboro from Ft Worth TX to race the Overseas Motors Minis. Did all right with a first and third in class and fifth and tenth overall. Amazing to look at the entry list for that race and see who was there. The phrase that I remember about Stewart was that "he sawed the engine in half" in 45 minutes. I do not know whether that was actually true but he was the first to leave at a very early stage of the race.On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 5:51 PM, MIchael Ling <mikeling@...> wrote:How time flies. Was it really '65? All I remember was the Mustang was hopping all over the place, but Bob told Warren they can live with it. However, came Sunday the car picked up overheating, I went out onto the spectator lot to strip off a Mustang water pump and install it onto the hot engine. Didn't help. Spend the rest of the race watching Jackie Ickx showing the Marlboro veterans how to drift through on opposite locks.MichaelFrom: ajs <ajyes72@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2014 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] Re: "Oldest" Racing Mustang - 1964 Virginia Reel RallyOff topic: I believe that was the 1965 Twelve Hours that Stewart was the first out and the Mouat Mustang second out.(My only trip to Marlboro.)Cheers,Andrew SturgessOn Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 1:58 PM, Rick Mandelson <rollingthunder78@...> wrote:My God Buzz, your upside down.Jackie Steward’s Cortina is now owned by Dan Davis, Owner / Editor of Vintage Oval Racing and Victory Lane Magazines.Rick
My 65 Stang being chased by Tullius at the Glen. 1966. He did not catch me.
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On Jan 17, 2014, at 11:38 PM, MIchael Ling <mikeling@...> wrote:While you all are searching for pictures, I am looking for pictures of Warren Shamlian's Mustang (A sedan)at the 1966 Marlboro 12 Hours. Bob Mouat was the co driver, as well as Dick Thompson. It was painted silver and suffered overheating in the race. Though it listed as next to last on the result sheet, with Jackie Stewart's Cortina the first DNF. I often wondered whatever happened to that car.Michael LingYes, your right.Some of the earliest pictures I sent you were circa 1966 /67RickGood afternoon all,Thanks very much for the responses to my inquiry.To clarify, My interest in Mustangs is in the very early competition cars, those from the car's introduction on April 17, 1964 to the end of that year. What does anyone remember from that time period?Rick and George, your photos appear to be from a later timeframe.One of the earliest events in which a Mustang competed was the 1964 Virginia Reel Rally on May 22-23, 1964. I am trying to locate the "Straight Pipe" with the coverage of that event. Does anyone have it or know who might?Tanks and take care,Mike Matune
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