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    GROUCHY FUC***G OLD APE Funding Member Silverback's Avatar
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    The coupe and the Cobra.

    The Pantera will take a little extra work. In fact it's probably a 3 day weekend and at least 2 cases of beer.

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    The Coupe was repaired and I think he sold it after that. As for the Cobra that belonged to that friend of mine who barely lived and he can no longer drive anything. I am not sure they even found all of the pieces right then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron77 View Post
    The Coupe was repaired and I think he sold it after that. As for the Cobra that belonged to that friend of mine who barely lived and he can no longer drive anything. I am not sure they even found all of the pieces right then.

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    Pieces of the car or him?

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    See now this is why I do autocross and not track.
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    Al,

    He only had an ear torn off but he had major internal injuries. He should never have been on the track as it was his first time and we told him to not try to keep up with the rest. I don't remember if it was turn 7 or 9 but that one comes up a hill and all you see is sky until you crest the hill and just as you come back down where you can see there is a sharp turn about 100 feet in front of you. They used to keep a safety team and medics at that turn because so many came over the hill way to fast. The best thing to do if you are to fast is just don't even try to make the turn but run off out into the desert. They said Lew came over the top so fast his front wheels were off the track and then he tried to make the turn. The car tumbled and flipped six or seven times. The people who were familiar with that spot both slowed down some and tapped the brakes right as you crested the hill to make the front end plant. And of all things he did this on Thanksgiving and his sister had even begged him not to go on the track as he knew nothing about doing that. He was on the way up to my place and was going to leave his truck and trailer here and drive the Cobra on to Oregon to visit relatives. Most of the bad wrecks were by new people who wanted to keep up with the others.

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    Sounds like he was crazy. Who the hell drives a Cobra on the Oregon coast in late November or early December.

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    Maybe the em guys cut the roof off the Pantera.
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    I wonder if that is Tim Horton's Pantera, many years later. He smashed the daylights out of the one he died in. It may have more value because of the history of it. Be like buying James Dean's Porsche, not much left, but it's history, and to some that is worth a lot..

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    Musician Vince Neal's 1972 Pantera, was also destroyed in a crash, of which his friend and passenger Razzle Dingley died. Again might be worth some $$ just for it's history.
    I can't see paying $16k just for some scrap metal, even if it was a Pantera.
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    If that is the car then the em crew did not remove the roof, I'd say.
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    Here's one you would be shocked to see in a wrecking yard. Shelby Series 1
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    Wow - wonder if there are any body parts to be had for that basket case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron77 View Post
    I don't remember if it was turn 7 or 9 but that one comes up a hill and all you see is sky until you crest the hill and just as you come back down where you can see there is a sharp turn about 100 feet in front of you.Ron
    It's turn 5 Ron. I did a motorcycle track day on that track a few years ago and like you said, that turn is pretty exciting. The day I ran that track I had three bikes go down in front of me on that turn. I came damn close to hitting one of them.

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    Thanks Ted,

    I quit going after I quit racing as I wanted to get back on the track so bad and that has been quite some time now and I don't remember all of the turns and their quirks. If I even went back for a track day I would have to learn the track all over again.

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    It's like sex Ron. You just jump back on and it all comes back to you.

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    Yea, but it would take more than Nomad's three seconds for me to remember the tracks quirks.

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    True. Not everyone is as quick as Nomad.

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    Are you sure you won't need the Maytag repairman to help out too?

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