Re: {Chrysler 300} Bud Faubel Article
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Re: {Chrysler 300} Bud Faubel Article



From the Mopar Hall of Fame:

In 1961, at Chrysler's request, he brought an experimental 1961/1962 mutant Chrysler 300G to Daytona for the Pure Oil time trials and astonished everyone with the big car's capabilities.


https://moparhalloffame.com/budfaubel.html

Tony Rinaldi

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On Feb 20, 2021, at 11:16 AM, Anthony Rinaldi <awrdoc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Here is Bud Faubel’s obituary:


It states:

“Bud also raced cars, starting with junkers from his father's garage in Chambersburg. He went on to drag racing and circuit racing for NRA and NASCAR, winning the Daytona race in 1961 with "Big Red The Honker".”

1961 was the last year for the Daytona beach races. 

Tony Rinaldi

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On Feb 20, 2021, at 12:34 AM, Andy Mikonis <r41hp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Unfortunately Bud Faubel’s recollections are not historically accurate and this is not the only case. The “Big Red” 1962 car was not at Daytona in 1961, it wasn’t built yet. It was indeed at Daytona in 1962 - I personally know who drove it there for Bud - but it was never on the sand because the Flying/Standing Mile events were no longer.

NASCAR records and period event coverage confirm Bud’s 156+mph Flying Mile one-way run and 90.7 Standing Start Mile (average speed over a mile) record run were in the white 300-G. We have photos, a VIN, and a car.



On Feb 19, 2021, at 7:24 PM, 'AWRDOC' via Chrysler 300 Club International <chrysler-300-club-international@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi To All,

I had the privilege and honor to interview Bud Faubel for the attached article prior to his death.

He said that he still owes Chrysler a dollar for “Big Red”.

Tony Rinaldi

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