|Photo ID #||Q01.02.19_012_HEA_EWS_0070FAV_1|
|Driver (s) :||Gil Hearne|
|Location:||East Windsor (top 3 images.) Bridgeport (bottom image.)|
|Photographer:||Multiple (Specific information embedded in each photo.)|
|Photo provided by:||Multiple (Specific information embedded in each photo.)|
Comment: Voted as the all time favorite dirt
coupe bodied modified by those who responded
on 3 Wide's Message Vault tour unofficial poll (Dec 2019)
Built, owned and driven by Gil Hearne (1972/1973/).
2 X 4 Chassis. Car had 4 bar torsion suspension.
Car had disc brakes all the way around, but Gil said he never really could get them to work like he wanted back then.
Gil sat over the transmission on the car which was hard to do because it was a low roof car.
Best finish was a 2nd at a big race in Nazareth (possibly 1973.)
This was one of 11 cars that Gil built. (Some of the others included the red & gold #9, a red & gold #12, etc.)
At some point (1974?) he sold this orange #12 coupe to Kerry Schloeder. (Earl Schloeder had a used car lot, and they had a 70 Mustang street car that Gil liked so they made a deal. Kerry ended up with the #12 and Gil got the Mustang and a few $ís.)
Kerry painted the car white, and raced it as the #K46. (Link to the #K46 below.) https://3widespicturevault.com/Forever_Young_PICS_&_VITALS/N07.01_17_K46_SCH_FLM_0075RY_1.htm
The car was then sold to Bruce Bowen (1977?) Bruce replaced the coupe body with a dark blue Gremlin body (years later, he wishes he hadn't!), and ran it as the #171 at Flemington in the sportsman division.
Body/Chassis eventually scrapped.
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