Bonneville

Dean Lowe

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Bonneville
« on: March 08, 2013, 01:48:11 AM »
We have an El Mirage thread. I think Bonneville deserves a thread too.

Lets start with one of my more prized possessions.
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Dean Lowe

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 01:52:34 AM »
One of the prettiest sights a salt racer can see. About 25 miles out of Wendover.
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Dean Lowe

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 01:56:00 AM »
MT, the first year for the Challenger.

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Dean Lowe

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 01:57:15 AM »
The second year for the Challenger with the blowers added.
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Dean Lowe

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 01:58:51 AM »
America's fastest car in 1957.

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Dean Lowe

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013, 02:01:06 AM »
Kenz & Leslie, two engines.

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Tom

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 07:21:10 AM »
Nice pics, Dean !  I can add a pic or two.

Here's Eric Rickman, famous Hot Rod photographer, in his element

Dean Lowe

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 11:18:33 AM »
I took this shot of Jerry Kugel's first race car in ,62. He ran 165 with a 283 Chevy motor.

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Red

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013, 11:30:25 AM »
WOW... nice pics guys!  That old program is very cool 8)  I've never been there for the races (only as a very young site-seer).
Definitely one for the bucket list!  Seeing the Kugel name brought back old memories of hanging out with Jerry's brother Rich
back in the mid '60's.  Rich had a sweet metallic gold VW Bug with Jardine headers and blue plexiglass quarter windows... way
ahead of it's time!

Dean Lowe

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2013, 11:31:03 AM »
Another shot of Jerry's coupe. Note the Chevy valve covers used for air scoops. Jerry never spent money he didn't have to!
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Dean Lowe

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2013, 11:38:13 AM »
Belmont Sanchez's Stude coupe. This was the first Lowey designed Studebaker on the salt  This one started the Studebaker revolution in the coupe & sedan classes at Bonneville.
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Dean Lowe

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2013, 11:40:49 AM »
Belmont's crew. "Beachball" belmont Sanchez on the far right. Note the headlight pods taped back on the front fenders. They smoothed off the fenders to run in the Comp Coupe classes. The pods were reattached to make the car legal for Altered Coupe & Sedan classes, thus being able to claim more records.
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Dean Lowe

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2013, 11:45:58 AM »
Front view.
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Red

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2013, 12:04:36 PM »
Here's a link to the Cal Look Lounge and some more Jerry Kugel pics from the salt taken in the '60's.  John Lazenby wrote the post and supplied the photos.  Unfortunately, you'll have to sign up to see John's pictures but it's worth it as it's a cool site.

http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,17176.msg248568.html#msg248568

Tom

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2013, 03:57:27 PM »
Thanks.  I had been a member of the Lounge before but forgot my username  :-[, so I registered again.  Cannot wait to be approved for registration; I recently found some pics of Jerry Kugel's coupe and it has quickly become one of my favorites !  And I did not know about his brother at all.  It's another good day - I learned something !

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2013, 03:58:23 PM »
A couple more pics of the Belmont-Sanchez Studebaker in comp coupe form.