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Old 2 May 2018, 17:30 (Ref:3818923)   #16
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Must admit that I don't recall seeing any Novas in a Vauxhall showroom like that!
Moreís the pity!

For those not aware of GMís UK market Nova..... https://www.motoringresearch.com/car...vauxhall-nova/
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Old 2 May 2018, 23:42 (Ref:3818984)   #17
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I was in the crash, Rabbit was rolling literally above me (my car is topless). I felt like a scene from Driven or a NASCAR pileup.
I'm glad you're okay, Simon! What do you drive? ... hopefully not much damage. Are you local?

Thanks for coming out! Guys like you have turned that event from a Saturday afternoon drop-by to a can't miss event that I camp for days for. Hopefully, I'll have the means to join you on track one day.
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Old 2 May 2018, 23:44 (Ref:3818986)   #18
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Moreís the pity!

For those not aware of GMís UK market Nova..... https://www.motoringresearch.com/car...vauxhall-nova/
Ugh... I think that's a Daewoo? Our Nova at that time was a rebadged Corolla... Not much better.

To be honest, a 1979 Nova is not considered a cool car either.
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Old 3 May 2018, 01:18 (Ref:3818990)   #19
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I was in the crash, Rabbit was rolling literally above me (my car is topless). I felt like a scene from Driven or a NASCAR pileup.
Yikes! Glad you and apparently everyone is okay!
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Old 3 May 2018, 01:21 (Ref:3818991)   #20
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Iím guessing this is the Nova. Looks more NASCAR than IMSA! Certainly a big beastie.....

http://www.genefeltonrestorations.co...on_ppo_96.html
It's a beast for sure and the hood prop is a 2x4. Check the sign, too. Apply to anyone here?



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Old 3 May 2018, 06:03 (Ref:3819013)   #21
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It's a beast for sure and the hood prop is a 2x4. Check the sign, too. Apply to anyone here?



No comment on the 2nd sign, but that is not a 74 Nova. That is a 4th gen 75-79 Nova body.


You didn't mention that the #9 in that photo was driven by the original driver, Awesome Bill.
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Great looking car and I love the sign. I'm sure we've all been there at some time!

Sorry to be a pedant but it looks more like a 1x4 to me.
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No comment on the 2nd sign, but that is not a 74 Nova. That is a 4th gen 75-79 Nova body.


You didn't mention that the #9 in that photo was driven by the original driver, Awesome Bill.
I figured everyone knew that was Awesome Bill and his Everham Dodge

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Great looking car and I love the sign. I'm sure we've all been there at some time!

Sorry to be a pedant but it looks more like a 1x4 to me.
Sure is a 1 by!! I didn't notice it until I was posting the picture. Quick look it appeared to be a 2 by!
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I'm glad you're okay, Simon! What do you drive? ... hopefully not much damage. Are you local?

Thanks for coming out! Guys like you have turned that event from a Saturday afternoon drop-by to a can't miss event that I camp for days for. Hopefully, I'll have the means to join you on track one day.
Thanks! I was driving an MX-5 (not very vintage ) in previous years I ran a Mazda3 and ironically an MK1 VW Rabbit like in this accident. The car has a little frame damage and some body work (both quarters) but it could be worst and it's repairable. I used all my luck for the season in that one crash.

I am local, thanks for coming out! I grew up spectating it as well my first one I was in fourth grade. So it's one of my favorites, this was my fourth in a row racing it. Wasn't my favorite weekend but I'll be back next year.
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Thanks! I was driving an MX-5 (not very vintage ) in previous years I ran a Mazda3 and ironically an MK1 VW Rabbit like in this accident. The car has a little frame damage and some body work (both quarters) but it could be worst and it's repairable. I used all my luck for the season in that one crash.

I am local, thanks for coming out! I grew up spectating it as well my first one I was in fourth grade. So it's one of my favorites, this was my fourth in a row racing it. Wasn't my favorite weekend but I'll be back next year.
Just noticed your last name. I believe we chatted with your father a couple of times over the weekend. He's "patched" a couple of our road cars together over the years - I'm a native Athenian and my first mitty was back in the 80s, probably around / before 4th grade....

We (JHamilton and others) camp under the Water Oak in T4 every Mitty and PLM with a Giant (broadrun96) and an old Apache (hardside) camper. I think that's what brought Mr. Tibbet over to begin with; old campers!
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Just noticed your last name. I believe we chatted with your father a couple of times over the weekend. He's "patched" a couple of our road cars together over the years - I'm a native Athenian and my first mitty was back in the 80s, probably around / before 4th grade....

We (JHamilton and others) camp under the Water Oak in T4 every Mitty and PLM with a Giant (broadrun96) and an old Apache (hardside) camper. I think that's what brought Mr. Tibbet over to begin with; old campers!
That's crazy! We're always in that area too, we use to camp in that area when I was a kid, he does love old campers so that would be him.
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I was going through some pics and found a "happier" picture of the Rabbit.

May it RIP
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