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    ^^^^ Bitchin' Ryan, those articles were before my time on the HAMB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick finch View Post
    1959 Bocar XP5, 1 of only 8 or 9 known to exist. This car was campaigned very successfully in SCCA
    competition during the early 60's by Art Huttiger, he also set a speed record of 175mph on the sand
    at Daytona Beach in 1960.....

    I know the guy who owns the only X1, the pre production car from the XP series.
    ( names probaply taken from aircraft practice, X for experimental, XP for experimental production, or something like that...)

    He used to Drag Race it ( there must be pics of that but I havent seen any...)

    He took a mold off his original car and made a version of it to go LSR racing at Bonneville.

    I did quite a bit of volunteer fabwork and wrenching on it, and on the Berkeley that replaced it.

    Bocar.jpg

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    That Berkeley is one of my favorite cars on the salt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick finch View Post
    That Berkeley is one of my favorite cars on the salt!
    Me and another buddy of mine put an insane amount of time into that car...

    After I quit the team it felt like I was on vacation, because I had so many more available hours in my week...


    ( btw, I'm trying to get that buddy to join the Forum, he is Hot Rodding a Maserati BiTurbo... )

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    Me gonna like this place......
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    this is awesome that there is so much knowledge about these gems on this board!

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    1956 Byers SR-100 was the cover car on the Feb.'57 Road & Track magazine. John Bond the editor/owner
    of R & T ask the question: "is this the world's most beautiful sports car?"
    (estimated total production 25!)

    Last edited by rick finch; 07-20-2010 at 01:23 AM.
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    Okay TooTall, hope yours will look like this someday.....'59 Byers CR-90 MGA Special.

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    1953 Kurtis Meteor SR-100....This has a Kurtis 500KK chassis with a Dick Jones Meteor body
    and an early Corvette drive train....

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    '54 Kurtis KK-500......I could easily be talked into trading my 1st born male child,
    and a low milage wife to possess this sweetheart!



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