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Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Posted: Thu 31 Jan 2008, 23:39
by Hi-Fi
Has anyone got pictures of these cars in their hey day?

Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Posted: Fri 01 Feb 2008, 13:24
by Killarney Racer
The only guy I can really think of who raced a Valiant was Pardini. I have a pic or two but copyright protects them.

Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Posted: Fri 01 Feb 2008, 19:44
by ZA Perana
Killarney Racer wrote: The only guy I can really think of who raced a Valiant was Pardini. I have a pic or two but copyright protects them.


Libero Pardini raced one in 1965 I think a have one or two pictures but again dreaded copyright gets in the way, there must be a way around this problem though....

He also attempted to set a land speed record on the Vernuek Pan in a special imported Polara...problem the car was too heavy and the salt sliced its tyres....and cleverly Chrysler SA didnt have spares...the race car did 135 mph though if I recall correctly...

Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Posted: Fri 01 Feb 2008, 19:45
by FairmontGT
Thats bloody fast for 65.

Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Posted: Fri 01 Feb 2008, 21:30
by zahistorics
How about 257 km/h in 1969?

Who knows who, what and where?

Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Posted: Tue 05 Feb 2008, 13:05
by Killarney Racer
Hows about Mike D'Udy in the Lola Chev?

Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Posted: Sun 17 Feb 2008, 21:22
by 72XYGT
ZA Perana wrote:
Killarney Racer wrote: The only guy I can really think of who raced a Valiant was Pardini. I have a pic or two but copyright protects them.


Libero Pardini raced one in 1965 I think a have one or two pictures but again dreaded copyright gets in the way, there must be a way around this problem though....

He also attempted to set a land speed record on the Vernuek Pan in a special imported Polara...problem the car was too heavy and the salt sliced its tyres....and cleverly Chrysler SA didnt have spares...the race car did 135 mph though if I recall correctly...


ZA, why dont you take a digital pic, download and edit it. That way we all can see it. Easy with todays technology.

Daan

Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Posted: Sat 22 Mar 2008, 15:43
by ZA Perana
Found this picture, taken at Vernuek Pan, this is was the Valiant raced by Libero Pardini

Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Posted: Sat 22 Mar 2008, 17:00
by zahistorics
zahistorics wrote: How about 257 km/h in 1969?

Who knows who, what and where?


Sorry forgot to answer my question:

Mike Bramley's twin Triumph engined drag bike on Krugersdorp Freeway (closed for the event) ridden by Mike's partner Brian Stobart.

Re: Racing Valiants/Chryslers

Posted: Tue 25 Mar 2008, 09:21
by Killarney Racer
Same car, same driver, different type of event...
Libero Pardini in the Valiant 1963 9hr.jpg