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This is the Hemi ‘Cuda, 1965 Hemi ‘Cuda. Looks like probably one of its first runs at Pomona, Winternationals, when it was still high off the ground. We learned the hard way with this car. When it ran 160 mph, it took off like an airplane because in those days we didn’t know about keeping them low and putting spoilers on them. That Plymouth had a roof like an airplane wing, and at certain speeds with air rushing under it and over the top, it took off like an airplane. It crashed at Lions and fortunately I wasn’t hurt. We rebuilt it and it ran pretty good and I wound up selling it to Goeske. We fixed it by lowering the car real low and putting spoilers on so the air couldn’t get underneath the car. No louvers on this car. It had open windows.

This was the first Corvette I had in ’74, I think. It’s the English Leather yellow and blue Corvette. Linda Hurst’s Hurst girls around the car, and I don’t know where we were with this car. This was a nice car, very streamlined. But we had trouble when the Corvettes first came out; we didn’t know about the short deck on the back and they all crashed but me. That’s where we learned about the rear spoiler, having that outside wing on them that everyone runs today, to trap the air on the back of the car. We learned on that too.

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