thanks for the imput!
The car ran in A in 1960 and 1961, setting records both times, and ran in B
also in 61 (no record), so if it has the chopped top it must be 1961.
It ran in B in 1959 TOO, but the body was still standard.
I wonder if you could scan the photo for me, to get a better idea of the
shade of yellow?
And, byt the way, coming to the salt again is on top of my priority list:
it really depends on wether the exchange rate for the dollar stops rising
and... on how many models I wil be able to sell!! But count on seeing me
Padova - Italy
> Hello Ugo, I have a color photo showing the famed Belmont
>Stude in the background . The car is a light yellow, and has the number
>the door, and is running in " B " Comp Coupe class, lettered as the "
>HI - MATIC Brake Lining Special " . The Team was San Chez - Kamboor
>Locasto . I am not positive, but think Kamboor was known as " Big Jim
>it was Joe Locasto . I believe that the year was 1959, and it turned a
>of 213 .19 to set a class record . I think Tom Bryant, and maybe
> " ARDUNDOUG " King, have extensive records on Bonneville / Dry Lake
>that could confirm what year / class / speed, etc . They might have photos
>other inside knowledge of these teams and their cars. You probably have been
>on this list long enough to know their involvement in drag racing, lakes and
>Bonneville goes well back into the Fifties . The COMBINED racing and
>automobile knowledge / experience of ALL members on this list is
>and it certainly would make a HUGE, VERY INTERESTING book !
> I believe Belmont San Chez is still with us, and living in, or
>California . Many of our West Coast members might be able to assist you
>this, some may even know him . I saw Kamboor running a dragster at
>drag strip in southern California back in 1956 and ' 57, but do not know if
>Joe Locasto are still around --- others here probably do know .
> I hope this helps you a bit, and can we expect to see you " on the
>salt ? "
> Good Luck on your projects, Ugo ! Ciao !
> Bruce Ferguson