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    mikey
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      😆 Just wanted to let you guys know that I’m going to the Garlits Museum Saturday. I’ve got sort of a list from Dino about some things of interest, and wanted to see if anyone else has a wish list(Within reason), certain car pictures, etc. My 15yr old daughter checked out the web site, said cool, I’m goin too!! 😯 😯 Well, we will have TWO cameras to shoot with!! We will be leaving about 9:30 Sat morning……………………….Mikey 😆

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      dino
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        If You See Don …GET HIS Autograph of Course and tell him to answer his e-mail from me 😉

        #21877
        mikey
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          Yes Sir, Right Away Sir. If I see him, did you think I would NOT ASK?? Jeeze, Dino!!! 😮 😮 😮 😮 …..MIkey

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          jackman
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            Hey Mikey if ya see a Red ’68 Hemi Coronet R/T owned by a knife sharpener by trade; the car was called “El Cortello” (The Knife) it only had a few thousand original miles, last seen at the Don Garlits museum. When I was a kid I would see that R/T a lot just sitting on the side of 9W in Newburgh N.Y. it was spotless often thought of it and one day in the 80’s I found a magazine pic of Don Garlits standing next to it at his museum and a little plack that said car hailed from Newburgh N.Y.,,,,,,,,, if ya see it and want to snap a pic that would be cool 😀 😀

            #21883
            mikey
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              Done…………….if I see it!! 😆 😆

              #21892
              dino
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                Hey this is getting good …Mikey starting to get a “menu” of things to do …Oh- if they have a snack stand,get me a hot dog with mustard.

                #21902
                mikey
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                  Dino, I got a few PMs, and got more requests, gave my regular e-mail to those who PM’d me, I think Cassie (daughter)and me are going to have a fun day!! 😆 😆 😆 ……………………Mikey

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                  dino
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                    Oh- order of fries and a Slurpie…Pick up Anything printed for Free and mail to me…brochures,flyers,ads,order forms and a business card ….. maybe shots of Don’s cars (If they’re all there)that ran at Dover:

                    1962-Swamp Rat III-C..Connie Swingle ,driver…TIME run -?
                    1963-Swamp Rat 5-B..Don Drove…8:12 @ 192
                    1964 (May 3) Wynns Jammer (with Weed Burners)…Don Drove…8;11@ 196
                    1965 (May 24) WynnsJammer (with Zoomies)…Don Drove…8:03 @ 196

                    #21939
                    dino
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                      Mikey’s there now …..Drool


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                      #21944
                      dino
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                        Just Talked to Mikey and daughter Cassie on the Scrambled “Dover Satillite Spy Phone “…He DID get Don’s Autoraph ! …Don was working on something in the back room and came out to say hi. Mikey says he doesn’t believe the mass of stuff in the place and how in 20- years he never visited…just an hour from his house. Photos and ‘stuff’ to be sent by Cassie as soon as they get home. And she’s getting photos of all your guys requests including “El Cortello” it’s there !

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                        dino
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                          Found …El Cortello…safe and sound at ” Don’s Place”.


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                          #21959
                          mikey
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                            Dino, and everyone else. Bigs museum is absolutely incredible!! 😯 😯 😮 The stuff that is in there just boggles the mind!! Would you believe that Don and his brother built a rear engine dragster in 1957??? Yup, and I got the pictures. 😆 😆 The only problem that I found, is everything is crammed in so tight that you are hard pressed to get good photos. 😥 😥 Also, the itineraries are hard to get shots of because they are small, and far from where you can stand without getting in deep crap!! Don needs another building for the stuff. Even if he took all the older cars(1920s to 1940s) out,and put them in another building, he could rearrange both buildings and it would still be tight!! 😮 I’m really glad we went, and we plan to go back. Now that I have a feel for the place it will be easier to find stuff next trip. 😆 😆 😆 More photos on the way(124) I think!! 😀 ……………………Mikey

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                            jackman
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                              Hey Mikey a big thank you for taking the time to find a the El Cortello Hemi Coronet 😀 😀 , did it have a sign that said it came from Newburgh N.Y,? Back in the late 60’s early 70″s when I was 8 or 9 I would see that car occasionally as my Dad drove the family in or out of Newburgh n.y. and that car was for ever wedged in my brain and probley the reason I am a Mopar nut,,,,, but fast forward to 1985 my employer knew the owner of the Hemi Coronet so we went to “Pete’s” house so I could see the car up close but the bummer was the car was recently sent south so nevr did see it a few years pas and I spotted it in a Mag with Big Daddy and a mention of Newburgh then fast forward to doverdragstip.com Storm king informs me that the cars name is “El Cortello” and that its a Coronet , I had it in my head that it was a Charger strange 😮 ,,,,,,,, any way thanks for the pic I need to get down to the Garlit’s museum just to see the root of this Mopar madness that is stuck in my head

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                              dino
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                                Heres another of Mikeys Photos… Ah…I have 124 to go through!


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                                #21971
                                storm-king
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                                  Jackman, Pete was a friend of my Dad’s and was down at our house quite a bit. I think he moved to Fla. He was an interesting guy, talked so fast it was hard t understand him a lot. Bill might have some Pete stories, I’m not sure…
                                  I know we were sure surprised to see it at Big Daddy’s one year, and when we went ack the next year it wasn’t there, but we didn’t go into the “stock” car section of the museum, ever.

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