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« on: September 12, 2007, 11:19:33 AM »

My mom just gave me my dads 32 Ford Roadster. It ran at Bonneville in the late 60's to the 70's in C-Gas Roadster. It has dash plates for Bonneville and El Mirage, and it has a participant sticker in the window from 1979 from Bonneville. I do remember when my dad got the car. The guys name was George Goodrich. I remember that he called the car the White Tornado. He also had some magazines that the car was in, but he wouldn't give those to us. He even said it was painted by Von Dutch (but I don't know if that's true) I'm just trying to find out some of the history of the car. I will have the car at Bonneville next year. I live in Southern Idaho now, so its real close. Thanks for any help. Terry


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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2007, 05:18:48 PM »

What a great gift! The legacy lives on. Your Mom and Dad are very special people. Good luck with your research. Sounds like they raised a good son.
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2007, 07:03:51 PM »

Thank you. My dad passed away a few years ago, so I hope to caring on for him in a good way. My son will have the car after for sure. Thanks again! Tery
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2007, 11:45:24 PM »

Rod & Custom, April 1969, page 22

Street Rodder, January 1973, page 40

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2007, 11:12:02 AM »

Thank you so much. Now how do I get the magazines or a copy? Any Ideas?

Thank you again!
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2007, 11:30:04 AM »

E-Bay and swap meets are your best bet. At the Long Beach High Performance Swap meet there are a few who bring out old magazines for sale. I have purchased a few where my car was featured. I usually reluctant to buy for anyone due the fact when I have them they won't pay to pay what I paid and they are of no use to me and I'm stuck. Sometimes they don't respond or say they found them cheaper....If you want contact me with a message. I also don't go every month. Pomona has a large one too but I don't go there.

I can also make copies of the results of the meets that the car ran at El Mirage I just need the dates...Your lucky on the timing tags as we will not make old duplicates any more.........  Good Luck
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2007, 07:13:59 PM »

Here are the timing tag for you. Thanks for all your help. I'm hoping to find the magazines that the car was in.

The first timing tag says. Car Number 169
THIS-- C-Gas Roadster
OWNER--GEORGE GOODRICH
HAS BEEN TIMER AT--144.95 M.P.H
AT BONNEVILLE, DATE 1971

The second one says
CAR NUMBER 69
THIS C-GAS ROADSTER
OWNED BY GEORGE GOODRICH
HAS BEEN TIMED AT 138.48 M.P.H.
AT EL MIRAGE, DATE 7-11-71

Thank again. Terry


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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2007, 09:23:02 PM »

Terry, if you need to do more fotos of those timing tags, make certain the light is not straight on to the tag. Let the light skim across the tag and it will show the stamped characters much better. It's called cross lighting.
To demonstrate this to your self, take a flashlight and hold it at about a 10 - 15 degree angle and you will see what I am explaining.

I may have fotos of that car from B'ville in the year that it ran with the number 69. I remember a roadster with that number. If I find it, the negative would likely be  B/W . Magazines didn't really want color images then but I may have a shot of it on the course. All I need to know for CERTAIN is the year that it ran.

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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2007, 09:50:57 PM »

More to come~

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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2007, 09:54:11 PM »

More...

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2007, 09:57:30 PM »

Not Pulitzer-type text, more description of the vehicle would have been nice.

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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2007, 11:18:51 PM »

Next one!  Looking more like it.

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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2007, 11:23:08 PM »

Last page.

Does it still have the Mopar?

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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2007, 08:30:49 AM »

That's its Mike,
That's the guys name and everything. Now I just trying to find the magazines and pictures. I'll pay for it all, but it's worth it for sure. Thanks again for the help.
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2007, 08:35:28 AM »

And yes, it still has the Mopar, but the push button shifter is gone! And a rack and pinion steering has been put in. But still the original paint. Would really like to find out who did paint the car. As I mention before, the previous owner said the name Von Dutch. But I was young when my dad got the car! Thanks again. Terry
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