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Offline Jack Gifford

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Old lakester
« on: January 25, 2019, 10:29:27 PM »
On bring-a-trailer website there's a really neat 1940's lakester. Bidding is now up to $35,000.

I'm not sure I'd like having my arms over the frame hoop to reach the steering wheel though... :-P
« Last Edit: January 25, 2019, 10:32:34 PM by Jack Gifford »
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Re: Old lakester
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 10:59:52 PM »
Jack, most lakesters built before 1990 probably will not pass tech today unless it has been upgraded and updated a time or two since built. 
I doubt that one is being bought to race  :cheers:
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Re: Old lakester
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 09:08:21 AM »
The video kind of captures the 'Philosophy of Making a Run' in another thread!  :cheers:
The dog sure gets it!  :-D
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Re: Old lakester
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 12:27:35 AM »
Yeah, I thought the video was pretty classy.
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Re: Old lakester
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 10:46:36 AM »
I noticed a little wobble in the RF wheel. Interesting to see the order of the dog's paws hitting the ground as he runs.

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Re: Old lakester
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 12:56:09 PM »
Neil, duplicating that wobble may have been the hardest part of the restoration!  :-o :-D :roll:
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1940,s lakester on sale at Bring a Trailer closes within the hour
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 01:38:15 PM »
It's up over $100,000 !!!

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Re: 1940,s lakester on sale at Bring a Trailer closes within the hour
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2019, 06:10:20 PM »
Fools and their money  :roll:  :cheers:
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Re: 1940,s lakester on sale at Bring a Trailer closes within the hour
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2019, 06:27:21 PM »
Ya – but it will look great at the Stateline with the rest of the race cars.
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Re: 1940,s lakester on sale at Bring a Trailer closes within the hour
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2019, 07:56:58 PM »
There are exhibition events in Europe and the UK where the car can be driven and it would be unique over there.  It would not be a surprise if it is an overseas buyer.

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Re: 1940,s lakester on sale at Bring a Trailer closes within the hour
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2019, 11:11:40 PM »
I guess we will see if the buyer actually pays....
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Re: 1940,s lakester on sale at Bring a Trailer closes within the hour
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2019, 08:36:30 AM »
There are exhibition events in Europe and the UK where the car can be driven and it would be unique over there.  It would not be a surprise if it is an overseas buyer.

I’m not sure who would buy it here in the UK to be honest or even run it. Certainly not unique as there are a few around. We do have a number of guys that run flathead dragsters here. But if it was over here it could run at Pendine Sands on the beach.... other than there I don’t know where it could run. Certainly interesting and I hope it goes to a good home.
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Re: Old lakester
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2019, 09:04:12 AM »
Did anyone see Al and the Saad/Teague/Bentley roadster at the Pomona  Roadster Show this past weekend with .
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Re: Old lakester
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2019, 12:53:52 PM »
No but I hear Greg Adams took some great shots of this old Street Roadster that was there... I know I've seen it before.... just trying to remember how far you have to stan back to take this pic
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Red Hat 228.039, 2001, 65ci, MSA Bockscar Lakester with a little N20 
MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.