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#1 jgf

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 00:48

Found while moving images to new system; no info, but appears to be a relatively recent vintage race in a desert climate. What is that, pardon my use of the vernacular, butt-ugly blue car?

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#2 Todd

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 01:57

This is driving me crazy. I've seen that car. IIRC, it had a chassis that followed Indy roadster practices in terms of suspension, wheel, and brake components while being powered by a big US V8.

#3 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:35

I believe it is the 1954 Cannon Mk IV. Article at this link:

http://www.bylynnmil...weekCannon1.htm

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 20:19

That appears to be the beast. Must be one of the rarest cars on the vintage scene, but it's still ugly (IMO, of course). How on earth did you find that article so qucky?

Now here's another. Filename is "cotati_67", have no idea what "cotati" is, or was (person? place? car?); it looks like a Lister but I'm no expert.

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#5 Stephen W

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 20:24

Originally posted by jgf
That appears to be the beast. Must be one of the rarest cars on the vintage scene, but it's still ugly (IMO, of course).

Now here's another. Filename is "cotati_67", have no idea what "cotati" is, or was (person? place? car?); it looks like a Lister but I'm no expert.

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Too crude to be a Lister - possibly a rebodied Ferrari?

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#6 David Birchall

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 20:29

Cotati is/was a track in the San Francisco area-I think it was on an old airport.

#7 David Birchall

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 20:55

Originally posted by raceannouncer2003
I believe it is the 1954 Cannon Mk IV. Article at this link:

http://www.bylynnmil...weekCannon1.htm

Vince H.


It's listed in the CSRG roster:

1953 Cannon MK I Coupe
Car Class Early Production Cars
CSRG Race # 4
Car(s) History Built by my uncle and his hot rod club, Throtlers of North Hollywood in 1953. 1954-1957 raced in California with 1sts, 2nds and 3rds in 1955 and 7th overall in SCCA National Points.