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Old 08-23-2008, 08:43 PM
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I did not know that...

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Old 08-24-2008, 01:21 AM
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I would love one of these to add to my Kirkham 289 FIA Hybrid.

Just need to start saving.

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Old 08-27-2008, 05:35 PM
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Vintage photo of a similar comp car:

This was in Riverside, 1963.

Miss Calif Sports Car for October was Starlet Lori Campbell who added a nice dimension to the Riverside scene. In the background are Ken Miles and John Surtees.
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"Joseph" was a Shelby America Employee in the 60's that added the wheel arch extensions to the Sebring and LeMans cars so they started calling them Joseph flares.

Dave Dralle gave me a picture of CSX3020 when he raced the car at Riverside in 1968. The car was painted yellow with a big black x painted on the hood. The car was painted for Dave for free if the painter could paint his name on the back of the car. The name on the rear fender is: Jozseff's Body Repair in Torrance Ca. Dave confirmed to me that this was the same "Joseph" that used to work for SAI and flared the early 289 comp cars fenders.
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