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#1 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 23:39

Just got this from Fred Cziska, who runs the ex-Jackie Oliver 1972 Shadow Mk. III Can Am car:

"...just had a big accident in the can am car at Thunderhill, I'm ok nothing broke, car is not ok..."

"...Car will be repaired will take time. Don't know if I will run the Mustang at the Wine Country event, depends on how I recover, slight vision problem...Road America is out take care. Fred"

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#2 Fiorentina 1

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 06:17

Any accident at Thunderhill, is a BIG accident. I saw Van Overbeek get 30 feet in the air in a Porsche last December, after being hit coming out of the slowest corner. Note, the 'slowest corner'. Great track Thunderhill, but nasty if you have an off. That weekend I'm talking about 5 out of 60 cars got upside down.... :eek:

#3 JacnGille

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 18:23

: :(

#4 David M. Kane

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 19:08

At Road America a few years ago, that car reach close to 200mph on the straight going into Turn 1!

#5 Rosemayer

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 17:25

It was also clocked at 202 MPH prior to braking for Canada corner.

#6 Pedro 917

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 17:52

Are we talking about this car?

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#7 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 05:38

Pedro 917

The car in your picture looks like a later one. Fred Cziska's car that crashed is on this webpage:

http://www.vintagerpm.com/shadow.htm

It's the one in the top row, two right hand pictures.

Vince Howlett, Victoria, B.C., Canada

#8 David M. Kane

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 11:47

Resemeyer:

202mph into Canada! I must have acorns where I need nuts! I have driven a March 741 and March 76B through there and this cowboy is NOT remotely interested in going 202mph.

It is '70 technology!

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