JUST MOPAR'S

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Re: JUST MOPAR'S
« Reply #80 on: November 18, 2017, 01:32:45 PM »
I believe this is the car built for closed course speed trials.

1965 Dodge Coronet - Supercharged NASCAR Stocker

The supercharged '65 Coronet set a new course speed at Daytona.

From the February, 2009 issue of  Hot Rod
 
Hot Rod published a special issue titled Mopar: Rare Vintage Photos '62-'72;  In that magazine, we printed these photos by Petersen Publishing's Bob D'Olivo depicting a supercharged NASCAR stocker, and since we couldn't find any information about it other than a mention in a Hurst ad in 1966, we asked readers for help. And we got it.

Reader Dave Stine was the first to point us to a May '67 Pocket Books publication called The Dodge Book of Performance Cars that included a story on the '65 Coronet shown here, using information likely gleaned from a Chrysler press release of the time. It describes how Lee Roy Yarbrough, then 28, used this NASCAR stocker prepared by Ray Fox with a fuel-injected, blown 426 Hemi to set a new closed-course speed record of 181.818 mph at Daytona in February 1965. It was a glorious tale of running in the wind and rain, fishtailing in blow sand, and crossing the finish line sideways for the record. According to the Pocket Books story, Yarbrough said, "I never had the chance to use the power. It was sandy and slick and the tires just wouldn't get a bite. The only time it began to get a real bite, the wind almost blew me off the track." A subsequent attempt saw a straightaway speed of 230 mph, but a bolt stuck in the right front tire ended the day.

We also heard from Debbie Burdick, daughter of Ray Fox Sr. who prepped the car and whose name appears on the fender. At 89 years old, Ray still manages the Living Legends of Auto Racing Museum in South Daytona, Florida, which can be seen online at www.livinglegendsofautoracing.com. The museum has the hood of this unusual record-setting Mopar on display.-David Freiburger
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Re: JUST MOPAR'S
« Reply #81 on: November 18, 2017, 01:34:44 PM »
1965 Hemi
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Re: JUST MOPAR'S
« Reply #82 on: November 18, 2017, 01:35:35 PM »
1973 Plymouth Satellite
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« Reply #83 on: November 19, 2017, 11:37:47 AM »
In 1934, Walter P. Chrysler shakes hands with his company's Vice President, Bernard Edwin Hutchinson, as Hutchinson drives the one-millionth Plymouth. Joe
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« Reply #84 on: December 08, 2017, 01:15:49 PM »
1958 Plymouth Cabana concept car
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« Reply #85 on: December 08, 2017, 01:17:46 PM »
Ambush 1972 Dragway 42 photo by Todd Wingerter
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« Reply #86 on: December 08, 2017, 01:18:56 PM »
Hemi Dart
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Re: JUST MOPAR'S
« Reply #87 on: December 08, 2017, 01:21:39 PM »
Road Runner
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Re: JUST MOPAR'S
« Reply #88 on: December 08, 2017, 01:23:21 PM »
Daytona
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Re: JUST MOPAR'S
« Reply #89 on: December 08, 2017, 03:53:57 PM »
Hemi Dart

I'm not sure how well that puny radiator will keep that big engine cool!  Joe
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