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« on: January 25, 2019, 11:29:27 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... tongue
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 11:59:52 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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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.
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 09:58:55 AM »

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1940s-bellytank-lakester-bellytank-lakester/

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 10:08:21 AM »

The video kind of captures the 'Philosophy of Making a Run' in another thread!  cheers
The dog sure gets it!  grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 01:27:35 AM »

Yeah, I thought the video was pretty classy.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 11:46:36 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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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 01:56:09 PM »

Neil, duplicating that wobble may have been the hardest part of the restoration!  shocked grin rolleyes
Ditto on the hound!  cheers
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 02:38:15 PM »

It's up over $100,000 !!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2019, 07:10:20 PM »

Fools and their money  rolleyes  cheers
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2019, 07:27:21 PM »

Ya – but it will look great at the Stateline with the rest of the race cars.
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2019, 08:56:58 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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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 12:11:40 AM »

I guess we will see if the buyer actually pays....
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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2019, 09:36:30 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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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2019, 10:04:12 AM »

Did anyone see Al and the Saad/Teague/Bentley roadster at the Pomona  Roadster Show this past weekend with .
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2019, 01:53:52 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.
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