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Re: 66 Sept. National Bill Dobbins photos

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  • leesacks
    ... Corrections from Lee Sacks: It was a 1964 Cooper Formula 2 chassis fitted with an 1100 cc Renault engine and it competed in Formula C. That was the old
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      --- In Marlboro_Raceway@yahoogroups.com, Sam_Smith01@... wrote:
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      > Hi Steve,
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      > Got to touch old #9 the 54 Bill Spear/Duncan Black/Dr. George Burke 375MM Pinin Farina Spyder down at the Cavallino Classic car show in Palm Beach, FL last weekend -- the new owner is leaving it as is -- not "restoring" her The old girl looks great as is <we  gave her the top preservation award in the Concours>
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      > From: "slloydmarlboro" <slloydmarlboro@...>
      > To: "Marlboro Raceway" <Marlboro_Raceway@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2012 11:47:49 AM
      > Subject: [Marlboro_Raceway] 66 Sept. National Bill Dobbins photos
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      > Folks,
      > The #9 front-engined Ferrari was Dr. George Burke -- the car a 375, the car that won the 1954 President's Cup at Andrews AFB. As I am sure David Seilstatd can attest, it passed through a number of notable owners. It was featured in an issue of Vintage Motorsport.
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      > The Porsche 906 Carerra coupe was driven by Ed Hugus. It was a wild shade of metallic reddish-purple; almost like fingernail polish.
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      > Lee Sacks' modified was powered by a Volvo engine. At a latter race, I saw it blow up spectacularly entering the Esses at Marlboro. It was the first time I'd ever seen an engine in the process of blowing up, and it did so in the most literal sense of the word. I had a movie camera with me, but was so stunned by what I saw that I forgot to shoot it. Lee would later buy one of the last of the 1.5 liter Cooper Formula 1 cars, and he ran it as a Formula A with some kind of Renault powerplant. HHhmmmm... I've got a movie of the Cooper-Renault blowing smoke up Marlboro's straight. Perhaps there's a pattern here?
      > Steve Lloyd
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      Corrections from Lee Sacks:
      It was a 1964 Cooper Formula 2 chassis fitted with an 1100 cc Renault engine and it competed in Formula C. That was the old "block'em with a smoke screen" gambit!

      Lee Sacks
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