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Holy Crap! What happened to cause all that damage? Go off the track, or maybe could not stop at the big end? Driver get hurt? Man, that thing is trashed. ………Mikey 😮 😯
This is why lots of the old cars are not here today!!!
Dino…Got a name and year? You mentioned Fairbanks, was it Fairbanks Racing Automatics (Frank Lupo’s dad)?
All ya had to do was find the ‘Fairbanks Racing Automatics” Topic ( Speed Shops Heading) and it said This:
OK ….Stand-by —-Dover CSI REPORT.
Obsession I ’63 max-wedge Plm.stage III -red
Obsession II..40 Chevy coupe -Blue…Both owned /driven by Hank Thayler , Stamford
Joe Lupo (Dad) …Now in Florida Had at one time 3 Fairbanks locations. First one on jerome ave.-Bronx,Then 42 St.NYC and of course Stamford. “Fairbanks” name from phone exchange name in Bronx “Fairbanks -0000’. Frank (son) running the show now in Delaware…worked sunmers back then for dad, pulling motors & odd-jobs around shop.
see Franks website (Dynamic Converters ) for Cantankerous info. Still hid in his garage…”someday” he’ll do something with it.
Obsession was a 3spd stick shift. Anyone that had one of these things ( in a mopar ) will tell you what a pain they were. I don’t remember what et’s Hank was running that day, but he was loaded for bear. He had either 10 or 12 inch slicks, instead of the usual 7 inch cheater slicks that were legal for Super Stock back then. Even at that he was smoking them through second gear. He told me he was going to beat the Black Arrow even up. He had a beautiful, fast car, but I don’t think he had a snowballs chance. Don’t know if he broke something or if it just got squirrely, but he sure was lucky to walk away from it.
Early class on window AA/S