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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-20-2016, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Surprise found cleaning out the garage!

Our only garage is a c.1918, single bay structure. The only car that fits is my '71 1750 GTV. While doing some work installing wall mounted cabinets and some shelving I decided the whole place needed a cleaning out. I don't recall ever seeing this relic before.

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In 1954 I was a 7 yr old living in Illinois, so I certainly wasn't a contestant. I've been an AROSC club member since the mid '70's, maybe this was given out as a door prize??? Does anyone else have one of these? I love the track and can only wonder what that day was like.
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That's quite a list of interesting cars, and some famous names on the driver list.....Bill Stroppe the off-road legend(?), the great Ken Miles in an MG, Ritchie Ginther......

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Lokki, that's an interesting program. How in the world did you come across it?

I'm wondering if entry #61, Bill Pringle running in a Simca Special, could be related to the Bill Pringle who worked on and raced Alfas out of Pasadena, Ca. a while back, maybe the father or an uncle. The younger Bill I TT'ed with was faster in a Berlina than the GTVs and Spiders that were on the track with him.

Also, there are no Alfas to be found in the program. I know Max Hoffmann was the first to bring Alfas into the States as he had done earlier with VW and BMW. Does anyone know when the first Alfas were sold here, and does anyone know the first example of a racing Alfa in the States?

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In early 1969 I imported a new 1750 GTV that I bought from the Panamanian Alfa/Lancia dealer (left hand drive carbureation model). I was in the AF and on my way to Vietnam. I left the car in Houston with my wife and in-laws. It later took up residence off a cliff 15 miles south of big Sur Calif.Long story
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In early 1969 I imported a new 1750 GTV that I bought from the Panamanian Alfa/Lancia dealer (left hand drive carbureation model). I was in the AF and on my way to Vietnam. I left the car in Houston with my wife and in-laws. It later took up residence off a cliff 15 miles south of big Sur Calif.Long story
I remember you telling this story somewhere about how you rolled to the bottom and managed to walk away due to the integral strength of the body. That always stuck with me.

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