I suspect I'm one of the only list members that actually has survived a
100+mph rollover in a Sprite... it ain't pretty.
One of my very original race cars, "Walter", has well casing as a rollbar...
apparently legal up to '67 when it was retired.
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of
Robert Bruce Evans
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 6:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Rollbar and Spridget Safety
With all of this talk about roll bars and safety, I am taken back to the
halcyon days of the Golden Age of sports cars. Before a SCCA race, someone
would rent a pipe bender, and out behind Small Car Motors we would all pitch
in to help the newest Juan Manuel Fangio or challenger to Sterling Moss.
Beginning with a piece of galvanized pipe (hmmm, was that 2" or 3"?), we
would bend it and weld it to fit. I think the final step was the Wrigley's
Spearmint gum to hold it in place. And they passed SC CA tech inspections
in a breeze.
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