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Re: [Spridgets] Rollbar and Spridget Safety

To: <b-evans@earthlink.net>, "'Spridgets'" <Spridgets@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Rollbar and Spridget Safety
From: "Wm. Severin Thompson" <wsthompson@thicko.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 18:21:28 -0500
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.


-----Original Message-----
From: spridgets-bounces+wsthompson=thicko.com@autox.team.net
[mailto:spridgets-bounces+wsthompson=thicko.com@autox.team.net] On Behalf Of
Robert Bruce Evans
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 6:07 PM
To: Spridgets
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.

Buster Evans

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