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  1. Dave Bendl

    Dave Bendl Formula Junior

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    It was a really "wild" day, with some rather unusual turn of events today including Fire trucks being called in for a minor situation in a building .

    Got a real thrill sitting in Raab Hilary's 62' GTO Spyder. A really cool car that won an award. Raab was a member of the "Chicago Gang" as the insignia indicates on the front fenders.

    I took many pics at the event that will be posted to the FCA Central States web site shortly.

    News Coverage aired on Fox 32 at 9:00 PM tonight.
     
  2. Darolls

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    You forgot to mention that the winner of the $800 'Best of Show' crystal trophy dropped it, and it broke in to a thousand pieces!
     
  3. Dave Bendl

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    Don't know if it was dropped, or how exactly it was broken but yes, it is now in many pieces.
     
  4. Tod328gts

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    REALY??? WOW!! That was that Russ guy that had the Enzo there ??? That wasn't too bright....
     
  5. Tod328gts

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    Dave, It was WGN that was there... I will be getting the raw footage they took, i knew the cameraman... :)

    Unfortunatly i missed the news last night, don't know what got aired...
     
  6. tifosi12

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    Nada, zip zilch, nihil. Only Fox had a ultra brief report. When you compete against a dead president and D-Day, it is hard to get your pet peeve aired.
    :(
     
  7. tifosi12

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    Here a first batch of pictures from the Norther Trust banquet on Saturday evening:
     
  8. tifosi12

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    Sunday morning, the stars arrive:
     
  9. tifosi12

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    Some more:
     
  10. tifosi12

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    And more:
     
  11. tifosi12

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    Thanks Mike!
     
  12. alan

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    great pictures, please forgive my ignorance, but is that 250 gto spyder real? what i mean by that is, is it a factory original car or an after market chop top, i never knew that it existed ( please tell me its not a dastun based replicar!........ im joking it looks genuine in the photos)
    any info on the car and when the conversion was done , if it is a conversion, will be appreciated thanks AL
     
  13. tifosi12

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    It is a Velo Rosso based on a Datsun...nott!

    You're right, such a car was never built and GTOs were/are too pricey to ever be chopped. There are only two cars like this in existence: This one and the one from ZZ Top drummer (that one is red). I believe they're based on 250 GTE (not totally sure on that though) with a specially made body.

    For more details go to:
    http://www.vgdauto.com/gtotopless.html

    I was lucky enough to get a seat probe and you can tell from the smile of my face how much I loved that (I would probably loose my mind, if I'd actually drive this thing). Seating position screams race car. It's simply awesome. The pic with the blue bucket seats shows the interior. Ok, I could do without the orientals.
    :)
     
  14. Erik330

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    That's a stunner of a car, that conversion GTO convertible. Is that Hilary Raab's car?

    Is the 250 Drogo (I think) still owned by Hugh Ruthven?
     
  15. alan

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    ok thanks for that i thought it couldnt be real REAL! but thats the next best thing,
     
  16. tifosi12

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    My name memory chip is leaking, but I think the answer is yes and yes.
     
  17. Dave330gtc

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    That is Hil driving the GTO conversion and yes that is Ruthven's Drogo.
     
  18. Tod328gts

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    Andreas, Glad you got this picture, of course i was restriced there on getting these pictures cause i was witht the significant other... Next year i'm sure i will be able to come solo and get more of these types of pictures, maybe even get them to pose by my car... :)
     
  19. isellpower

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    Love the pic of the F40 with the city skiline in the back ground. Oh, and thanks for the pic of the lovely ladies. Those are always nice...
     
  20. Event was losts of fun the cars where great. What did you have to have to get behind the gates. ?

    The best part of the event was hearing and seeing the cars leaving the F40 tearing up Michigan Ave.

    More Pictures Here To:

    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20516
     
  21. coolestkidever

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    HORYAY MEAN GIRLS WAS PLAYING AT THE THEATER. BEST MOVIE EVER, WELL FOR A 16YO. LOL. Some great pics, i really like that f50 engine shot. Now all you need is Ferris Bueler singing twist and shout and your set.
     
  22. Tod328gts

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    You had to register ahead of time... Or, like what i did when my cousin showed up, i just let him use my badge when i walked around by all the shops... :)
     
  23. tifosi12

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    Glad you got a kick out of that one. I took the reference to the cars, which are often referred to as girls/ladies (Angelina Jolie in "Gone in 60 seconds": Hello Ladies). Last year "The Italian Job" played at that theater, that had an even closer connection.
     
  24. coolestkidever

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    Nos in a 360? is that really nesscary? Ehhh w/e floats ur boat.
     

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