I was crewing the Stude then. The color was yellow and the name on the side
was Imperial 400 Motel. Glen, I think you are right that the lettering was
blue. I will consult my 8mm movies of the race in 61 and see. Joe Locasto
drove but Belmont and Clark Cagle ran the car. I was learning how to spell
Bonneville Salt Flats then. This was even before the Herda experience.
Seems like Joe crashed a stock bodied Stude the same year.
At 04:50 PM 1/19/00 , you wrote:
>As I recall the car was white or cream in color with blue lettering
>Ugo Fadini wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I have an odd request...
>> Does any of you know what COLOR was the Sanchez-Locasto Studebaker
>> chopped-top "Loewy" coupe that ran in 1960 and 1961 (and possibly later
>> again), setting records in both A and B fuel classes?
>> You may remember that I am a model maker. Well, another italian model maker
>> (name of the firm is TOM) has a 1/43 master ready for this car, but could
>> not find a color picture anywhere. From the b&w photos it looks a very
>> light color, with the numbers in either black, or a dark color anyway.
>> If you don't know the answer, but can help me to contact the former
>> owners/builders (hoping that they are still with us) that would be
>> Oh, by the way, welcome Arie!
>> And since Arie has brought in the subject of model cars again: just in case
>> any of you cares for Bonneville cars, well, I have models of Al Teague's,
>> Hoffman-Markley's and The Redhead streamliners available, which I myself
>> make, 1/43 scale, ready built and very high quality (you can see them on
>> the Hoffman and Teague websites).
>> Also Ermie Immerso's Thunderbird Turbine, Art Arfons Anteater, Lee Chapel's
>> Tornado, Summers Brothers' "polywog" and Knot Farrington's streamlined
>> T-bird by two other italian firms. All 1/43, all ready built. No web site
>> yet, sorry...
>> (End of promotional space...)
>> Ugo Fadini
>> Padova - Italy