Donno, but its a ’63 dodge with a ’65 nose on it.
I have tryed everything in my graphics program to read the rear quarters …think it says Dodge Charger ??? of someones Name. Think Laganas should know…. gotta get ahold of “Jr” Lagana and find out
😀 😀 😀 HEY GUYS…ANDY..I BELIEVE THAT CAR WAS…THE “PLAIN BUSTED” CAR…DONNIE COLLANDRO…USED TO BE VERY FRIENDLY WITH BOBBY LAGANA @ CHAMPION AUTO ENGINEERING (WHEN BOBBY HAD THE SHOP IN EASTCHESTER)…OWNED IT…ALSO DONNIE IS RELATED TO JOHN…WHO HAD THE ORIGINAL “BRANDED” MATCH-RACE CHEVELLE (SOLD IT TO RICHIE MARCEY)…DONNIE HAS A TRUCK/DIESEL REPAIR SHOP IN LAGRANGE,NY…AND LAST I KNEW…(IT’S AWHILE AGO NOW) HAD A PRO MODIFIED/TOP SPORTSMAN “LIKE” MUSTANG…LAST TIME I “SAW” IT…IT HAD BEEN DAMAGED IN A ACCIDENT @ LEBANON VALLEY…MAYBE 4-5 YEARS AGO…BUT DRIVER ( I THINK WAS DONNIE) WAS A-OK… 🙂 🙂 🙂 DRAKE
I remember a guy from Eastchester bought the car, but not his name and I think someone else bought the nitro engine. The only thing that throws me is the rear wheels. Not close enough to the rear of door. Unless it is the angle of te photo?
Didn’t Vic Ferris originally run the “Branded” Chevelle before he built the Chevy II ?
Thats the name on the quarter! -Donny Colandro…fits the letter proportions…need some clarification from some Champion Auto guys
Just e-mailed Bobby Lagana Jr. to try to get Dad to fill us in on this and other Lagana-Champ.Auto Eng. Info.
😀 😀 😀 HEY DINO…MAYBE YOU COULD CHECK WITH BOBBY LAREGINA…WHEN HE WAS DOING CHASSIS/RACE CAR WORK PART-TIME (I THINK HE WORKED A “DAY” JOB @ VINCE BYRNE CHEVROLET,MT. KISCO,NY)…SEEM TO REMEMBER ( I COULD BE WRONG FOR SURE)…HE DID SOME CHASSIS WORK ON OUR FALCON…AND I “MET”…JOHN COLANDRO…WHO TOLD ME HE OWNED “BRANDED” CHEVELLE.. (MAYBE WAS ONE OF THE OWNERS?? WITH VIC FERRIS??) HOPEFULLY…THE LIL’ ‘OL WHINEMAKER’S A BIT LESS “FUZZY” ON THIS THAN I!!!…I KNOW RICHIE MARCEY RACED THE CAR(“BRANDED”) IN A/G IN ’66…WE RAN AGAINST HIM SEVERAL TIMES WITH OUR A/G COMET…THEN SOLD RICHIE A ’66 427 FAIRLANE…WHICH HE RACED IN SUPER/STOCK… 😀 😀 😀 DRAKE P.S. I THINK DONNIE IS JOHN’S NEPHEW…
pretty sure Drake is very close … the collandro’s had a garage gas station in tuckahoe and they were very much involved with bobby lagana back then … when bobby had to move from eastchester he set up shop in that garage …
i’m pretty sure vic ferris was the 1st owner of the branded chevelle .. they were all pretty much involved together with those cars and also others.. Billy
Ok, another one solved.
Just got off the phone with Donny Calandro’s wife. That was the old Plain Busted and she will pass on the website info to Donny in the morning. He should be checking in soon.
Andy “gets his man” AGAIN …Senior Dover CSI investigater!…besides …it was driving him nuts.
Vic Ferris was the original owner of Branded. I sent in some photos of it and they are under Historic Dover Photos. Not sure who he sold it to.