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#1 Mark Godfrey

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 00:44

Not sure where this thread may go, but consider it a start for all things Monterey 2012. (Monterey, Calif. weekend of August 17-19 for many events.)

Please post notes, suggestions, lesser known events or cars of particular interest. Could be at Laguna Seca's Motorsports Reunion or Pre-Reunion, literature events, club gatherings, marque gatherings, events & displays at Pebble Beach, Jet Center, Quail, or auctions.

I expect to get around to a number of events, including a newer (and I believe free!) one: Legends of the Autobahn, Friday 17, at the Monterey-Rancho Canada Golf Course, Carmel Valley, CA.

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#2 Mark Godfrey

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 00:05


Laguna Seca Raceway, Saturday noon, I expect to be on vendor island for this awkwardly titled event described below.

"Two stalwart names in the colorful history of Shelby American, Peter Brock and Bob Bondurant, will share some of their stories of those early years at the Picnic with Shelby Cobra Saturday, August 18 at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The 30-minute picnic begins at 12:15 p.m. in the Ford Motor Company display, located at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s Yamaha Marketplace."

Read more at: http://www.mazdarace...rsports-reunion




#3 Mike Summers

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:49

Mark, feel free to drop by and say hello. BRG colored Lotus 23b, #144, group 5a. Not sure where we will be in the paddock

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#4 Mark Godfrey

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:15

Mike, I look forward to meeting you. John Morton should be in your group with the Collier Collection's Elva Porsche. We will be releasing a new edition of Sylvia Wilkinson's book, "The Stainless Steel Carrot". Sylvia, John and Peter Brock will be doing signings at the BRE tent.






#5 oldtransamdriver

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:43

Hi Mark and Mike,

Looks like I will be making another road trip to Monterey - not as mobile as I used to be, and will be hanging around "Trans-Am Alley" - usually the Chad Raynal #64 69 camaro. Hope to see you there.

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#6 blkirk

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 14:54

I don't usually frequent TNF (usually on the Tech forum), but I should be out at the track all day on Friday. I looked over the entry list and there are quite a few cars I'm looking forward to seeing. I'd love to be there for the whole thing, but that would be more than the Mrs. can bear. At least on Friday all of the different run groups get a chance to get on track.

#7 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 18:22

There will be practice all day Thursday too.

Some cars of particular interest to me:

http://www.rmauction...?...D=r117&fc=0 raced at Westwood by Chuck Parsons and Monte Shelton

http://www.rmauction...?...D=r127&fc=0 restored by Rudi Koniczek here in the Victoria area (according to the website, in British Colombia...when did that happen?)

http://www.goodingco...ferrari-500-trc raced at Westwood opening day in 1959 (and elsewhere) by Frank Becker (earlier by Pete Lovely, etc.)

http://www.goodingco...petition-spider won the 1954 Seafair at Bremerton

Mark, will you be at Automobilia Monterey on Wednesday?

Vince H.

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#8 Mark Godfrey

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 22:30

Vince, I may make the Automobilia show late on Wed, though Sylvia's book will not.

Below is info on a lessor known event with potentially great merit.

Hagerty Insurance Sponsored Seminar -- Cobra Racers panel, focusing on the Shelby racing stable from 1963-65, . . . free and open to the public, be sure to RSVP.

Cobra Racers: The Cobra vs. Ferrari rivalry that burned briefly but intensely from 1963-65 was one of racing’s greatest rivalries. Ever since racing at Le Mans in 1959 for Aston Martin, Carroll Shelby wanted to return to the world sports car stage with his own car and upset the status quo. The road to his aspiration drove straight through Maranello — Shelby would have to take on Ferrari to win. Hagerty will present famed Cobra Daytona Coupe designer Peter Brock and his hand-picked panel of some of the greatest surviving personalities from the Shelby racing stable from 1963-65 for an exciting discussion and audience question-and-answer session. Panelists include John Morton, Jerry Grant and Lew Spencer, some of the most well-known surviving Cobra race drivers.
The Marriott Monterey, San Carlos Ballroom
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940
831-649-4234
 
Thursday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 

MORE INFO AND RESERVE at
http://www.hagerty.c...onterey/Updates

Thank you Stuart, for the title change to better reflect the, ah, current year.

MG
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#9 E1pix

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 19:55

Mike, I look forward to meeting you. John Morton should be in your group with the Collier Collection's Elva Porsche. We will be releasing a new edition of Sylvia Wilkinson's book, "The Stainless Steel Carrot". Sylvia, John and Peter Brock will be doing signings at the BRE tent.

Thanks for this, Mark. That is one of the few classic books I never bought, this may deserve its own thread here.

Awesome. :up:

#10 Mark Godfrey

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 20:20

Thanks for this, Mark. That is one of the few classic books I never bought, this may deserve its own thread here.

Awesome. :up:


Thanks for your encouraging words. I will at least add a post to the book thread. With the scope of Sylvia's new chapter in this "revisited" edition, we needed to illustrate John's racing for another 35 plus years. Adding that John is known for racing many different cars, the photo coverage became great.

Mark
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#11 TEJ

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 21:21

I will be there with my Atlantic car. Johnston JM3 number 3 group 8A driven by Marty Knoll. We are assigned to pit space K03, no idea where that is. We race on Saturday



#12 E1pix

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:36

Thanks for your encouraging words. I will at least add a post to the book thread. With the scope of Sylvia's new chapter in this "revisited" edition, we needed to illustrate John's racing for another 35 plus years. Adding that John is known for racing many different cars, the photo coverage became great.

Mark
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Cool Mark. When it arrives I'll do a blast email to many friends who'd be interested.

Maybe it'll inspire Mr. Posey to re-release The Mudge Pond Express. (another of the few I missed in the day)

#13 Mark Godfrey

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 21:21

Another no cost event is Bonhams Quail Lodge 2012 – Auction Preview. Recommended for low key / high value race car viewing in the Carmel Valley before Friday.

http://www.sportscar...auction-preview

Sessions
• Automobilia 16 Aug 2012 11:00 PDT, starting with lot 1.
• Motorcycles 14:00 PDT, starting with lot 301.
• Motorcars 17 Aug 2012 11:00 PDT, starting with lot 401.

Online book lots
http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20322/

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#14 JacnGille

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:07

Maybe it'll inspire Mr. Posey to re-release The Mudge Pond Express. (another of the few I missed in the day)

Didn't I promise you my copy in my will??? :cool:

#15 E1pix

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:46

Didn't I promise you my copy in my will??? :cool:

:lol: Well yeah, but... you're still here. ;)

#16 JacnGille

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:48

You know where "here" is. You're welcome to stop by and borrow it.

#17 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:07

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Chad Struer (left) and I at Automobilia Monterey...Tom Johnston (TEJ) and Simon Taylor.....Gene Felton

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#18 E1pix

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:26

Vince, do you know where the Atlantic (etc.) results might be posted?

#19 Tim Murray

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:54

Results here:

http://www.mazdarace...rsports-reunion

I see a goodly number of TNFers took part. :clap:

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#20 Peter Morley

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:39

Results here:

http://www.mazdarace...rsports-reunion

I see a goodly number of TNFers took part. :clap:


I suspect that people who complain about Judy Lyon's performances should avoid looking at these results.

#21 E1pix

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 18:01

Thank You very much, Tim! :up:

#22 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:38

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Former Shelby Cobra employees; Bill Krause on left with white shirt, Allen Grant crouching with dark shirt and sunglasses; Sherry MacDonald on right with white t-shirt. Can anyone identify others?

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Bill Krause after signing the box of the '62 Riverside Cobra model.

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Sherry MacDonald and son Rich...Sherry McDonald with Allen and Dixie Grant

Vince H.

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#23 Wouter Melissen

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 16:09

Here is our coverage with 270-shot gallery: http://www.ultimatec...ts-Reunion.html

There are at least ten shots of each group. One highlight:

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#24 Bob Riebe

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:27

I love the shot of the Garcia Corvette.
Good Job!

#25 E1pix

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:04

Nice work, Wouter. :up:

#26 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:10

Pebble Beach Tour:

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Martin Rudow with 1956 Ferrari 410 formerly driven by Carroll Shelby

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David Cottingham and friend with 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB. DK's 1955 Ferrari 857S was auctioned by Gooding for $6,270,000.

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Former racer Jack Nethercutt with 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K

Vince H.



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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:26

Pebble Beach Tour:

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Martin Rudow with 1956 Ferrari 410 formerly driven by Carroll Shelby

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David Cottingham and friend with 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB. DK's 1955 Ferrari 857S was auctioned by Gooding for $6,270,000.

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Former racer Jack Nethercutt with 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K

Vince H.


For David Cottingham and friend read Jeremy Cottingham and James Cottingham


#28 E1pix

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 22:42

Anyone have any photos of the blue elf-liveried #15 March 75B from the Pre-historics?

The driver might be interested in prints, his first time in an Atlantic car and he did rather well.

Thanks.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:50

Anyone have any photos of the blue elf-liveried #15 March 75B from the Pre-historics?

The driver might be interested in prints, his first time in an Atlantic car and he did rather well.

Thanks.


We do. I can PM you my e-mail address.

#30 E1pix

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:05

Thanks Wouter, that'd be great. :up:

Just so you know, I did see your shot of the car on your site... of my friend's friend driving on Weekend 2. My friend drove on Weekend 1 to a 2nd and a 1st, in the Pre-Historics, but I'd love to see whatever you have.

Appreciate your reply, and your covering the event. :)



#31 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:00

Just so you know, I did see your shot of the car on your site... of my friend's friend driving on Weekend 2. My friend drove on Weekend 1 to a 2nd and a 1st, in the Pre-Historics, but I'd love to see whatever you have.


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"Your friend's" dad, Paul Jaremko at Monterey...still racing Datsun after 50 years !

Vince H.

#32 E1pix

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:11

Thanks Vince, can I send these to Mark?

Way too cool (as if there's such a thing :) ).


(Vince, were you there at the Pre-Historics? See that blue elf #15 75B win the thing? :up: )

Edited by E1pix, 05 September 2012 - 07:14.


#33 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:38

Sure, you can send them to Mark.

I wasn't at the Pre-Historics.

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Pebble Beach Tour stop in Carmel...Simon Taylor shows Sir Stirling his AC Ace...SCM apparently hadn't seen it before.

Vince H.

Edited by raceannouncer2003, 06 September 2012 - 05:56.


#34 E1pix

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:14

Sure, you can send them to Mark.

Thanks, I sent him the link! :)


Oh, and :up:

Edited by E1pix, 06 September 2012 - 06:16.


#35 Ted Walker

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:29

I understand that Corvette is the featured model next year ??? Does anyone know the dates as I need to book the hotel.

#36 E1pix

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:50

August 15-18

http://www.vintagemo...ar.asp#August13

#37 Tim Murray

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:50

According to this link it's 15th - 18th August 2013:

http://www.sportscar...s-reunion-2013/

#38 E1pix

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:13

< You're slowing down, Mr. Murray >

 ;)




#39 Tim Murray

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:25

:rotfl:

(How does that saying go? - 'The older I get, the faster I was' )

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#40 E1pix

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:48

That's it, that's the one! :lol:

#41 Bill Wagenblatt

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:02

A little late, but I've (finally) added all the race groups from this years event

http://trackthoughts...rsport-reunion/


Bill

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:45

Formula Atlantic

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Pierre Phillips, who was working on Wade Carter's winning March 76B...James King and Dan Marvin

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Dwight Matheson's March 77B, Chassis No. 005, ex-Joe Sposato. No mention of Price Cobb. Did he drive it in 1977?

They had chassis numbers in the program :clap: Let me know if you are looking for any.

Vince H.




#43 E1pix

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:16

Vince: You may know that Price's 77B was brown and tan, with graphics saying "Charles Jourdan" on the tub sides. IIRC, he ran that car all through '77.


Just a boring vintage note:

After doing over 500 cars in the '70s and '80s, I walked away from hand-painting race car graphics around 1990 to pursue broader pastures.

In the top two photos, seeing such wonderful cars restored to such perfection, but with terribly wrong fonts pains me a bit.

I guess I'm shocked none of these vinyl "artists" can even manage to match a simple driver's typestyle as it was originally done...


Big question: Are there any actual race car sign artists available out there, vinyl or not, properly servicing the vintage racers?

Bigger Question: Wouldn't the owners rather they they were done as original, or at least matching the way the car originally looked?

:rolleyes:


I'm half-tempted to break out the brushes again, provided I know there's a niche market for it.

Edited by E1pix, 04 October 2012 - 06:21.


#44 JacnGille

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 13:40

Vince: You may know that Price's 77B was brown and tan, with graphics saying "Charles Jourdan" on the tub sides. IIRC, he ran that car all through '77.

Ah, great memories of Price on a charge trying to run down the leader after getting held up at the start at the Runoffs.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 17:49

I don't recall the start holdup, but yes, it was awesome. Quite a field as well... Cogan won the race in a RT1, Price closing in 2nd, perennially-fast amateur Ken Duclos was 3rd in a B34 (I think), and Jeff Wood 4th in another 77B.

They tell me it was an amateur race. :)

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 00:46

Yes, thanks for the memory nudge. Price was stuck behind Duclos for far too many laps. I used my Worker pass to watch/shoot pics from the inside of T5.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:02

Just a boring vintage note:

After doing over 500 cars in the '70s and '80s, I walked away from hand-painting race car graphics around 1990 to pursue broader pastures.

In the top two photos, seeing such wonderful cars restored to such perfection, but with terribly wrong fonts pains me a bit.

I guess I'm shocked none of these vinyl "artists" can even manage to match a simple driver's typestyle as it was originally done...


:rolleyes:


I'm half-tempted to break out the brushes again, provided I know there's a niche market for it.


:up:

Fingers crossed there will be a huge gap in the market for you :smoking:

Edited by arttidesco, 05 October 2012 - 01:02.


#48 barrykm

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:29

Just love those Atlantics, pure race cars in my view.

#49 Marc Sproule

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 13:10

Formula Atlantic pics.....

http://www.flickr.co...57623186773769/

All my sets....

http://www.flickr.co...81980@N03/sets/

My recollection is that the Jourdain livery was on Price's 78B for a few races only. I'll have to dig into the files to confirm my recollection that the car was red.

Don't hold your breath, it will probably take a fair bit of time.

#50 E1pix

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 18:52

Yes, thanks for the memory nudge. Price was stuck behind Duclos for far too many laps. I used my Worker pass to watch/shoot pics from the inside of T5.

Yes, that's tight. I was at the Bridge. :love: :eek:

:up:

Fingers crossed there will be a huge gap in the market for you :smoking:

:) Thanks Artti, one never knows until one starts flinging paint. :cool: