Thanks, Tony. I will leave you all with one image for now.
On a side note, this also confirms the Standing Mile event recorded average speed over the mile. In the Tom McCahill 300-F road I test reprinted in the last News-Flite, he speculated the 300-F/GTs were hitting 140 mph at the end of the mile.
On Feb 21, 2021, at 12:32 PM, AWRDOC <awrdoc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
To Andy & All,
Andy may be correct in his assessment that Bud Faubel did not race “Big Red” in the February, 1961 Daytona speed trials.
I look forward to his upcoming article.
I dug out all the reference material that Bud Faubel gave me when I interviewed him. I am sending Andy the material. Hopefully it will be of some further help to him.
There are contemporaneous articles and other documentation.
I think that the attached Cars magazine article from May, 1962 would be of particular interest to the group. The article shows “Big Red” on the beach at Daytona.
The article can be viewed online thru the following link:
Also attached is the Affidavit that Bud Faubel signed in reference to “Big Red”.
On Feb 21, 2021, at Sun, Feb 21 - 1:44 AM, Andy Mikonis <r41hp@xxxxxxxxx
You are missing my point. I am not saying Bud Faubel did not say those things. He did. What I am saying is he mixed up cars and years while recalling events 50 plus years in the past. The 1961 Daytona Beach Class 8 speeds cited, the windshield trim incident, happened with Faubel’s 1961 300-G Gran Turismo. This was not in question before Faubel was interviewed about the newly-found “Big Red” around the 2010s. That 1962 non-letter 300 car was not at Daytona in 1961. Even if it somehow existed, the rules did not provide for “mutant” cars. The 1961 Beach Trials program cites: “Eligible Cars - Standard production 1961 American-made automobiles in record runs; all other cars run in Century Club class.” There was an Experimental class, but that was different (i.e. Granatelli’s supercharged 300-F)
Additionally, Faubel had a 1961 Dodge at the 1961 Daytona Beach Trials which he ran in Class 7.
I don’t want to freak anybody out over photos and attachments with this email, so I’ll run the full story in the Club News.
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