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#1 Lone Wolf

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:57 AM

Who remembers this classic from long ago? I was a freshman in high school when I first had the magazine this was in.

Can you ID it? I am sure PdL will point out any inacuracies... :)
 
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:29 AM

Well drawn.  A nightmare for the Ralph Lauren/Pebble Beach/$$$$ auction crowd.

 

But I suspect Jay Leno would smile and "get it".


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:35 AM

Great strip Joe. No idea what magazine this came from - it really doesn't ring any bells... 

 

Now, strangely enough my friend Pierre-Yves here in Paris says that he remembers some French "stock car" races (really a form of demolition derby) using cars like Bugattis, which weren't worth that much at the time.... 

 

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:49 AM

If anybody cares it's from the November 1972 issue of National Lampoon. Full of off color humor just the way I like it :laugh2:

Don, I can relate to cheap old cars. I had many super desirable muscle cars that I bought for peanuts back in the day. I bought a 1969 Chevelle SS396 with the 375 horse solid lifter motor from the factory. Bought it for $150! The guys girlfriend threw a piece of cinder block through the windshield :shok: I cut a used ( read free ) windshield out of a '70 Monte Carlo with a guitar string and two vise grips!Threw it in the Chevelle and went street racing the same day. The Chevelle with the 375 horse motor is rare and I imagine it's worth a little more than $150 today :D After I beat the **** out of it for a few months I sold it for $700. A great profit back in the day.


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:22 AM

Here's a link from Pierre-Yves on the début of "Stock Cars" in "Buffalo Stadium", in the Paris suburb of Montrouge in 1953: 

http://www.nitromag....ete-ses-60-ans/

 

Strange that the French used the term stock car for what was actually a Demolition Derby - guess it shows the international reputation of stock car racing at the time! 

 

And that's where Pierre-Yves heard that "a fair number of classics were destroyed" - not absolutely sure however, that Bugattis and Delahayes were really used in these demo derbies... 

 

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:40 AM

 

Strange that the French used the term stock car for what was actually a Demolition Derby - guess it shows the international reputation of stock car racing at the time! 

 

 

In late 50's/early 60's I remember in my hometown was a "race" called Stock Car - they were merely demolition derby cars, painted white with red trim. Lots of scrapped ones was the result. Probably they used that term somewhat widely at those times in Europe - don't know.


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