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Friday April 25, 2014
Fast Friday: Pat Mills' 442, '57 Chrysler 300C, '61 Aston Martin, '66 Six Supercars Test, '05 Shelby Cobra Concept, Racing Novel: She Came to Win - and Much More!

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Pat MIlls 1966 442

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Pat claims he still has "much left to do", but he has it to the
point where he can still enjoy driving his pride and joy.

Olds Tri-Carb

A 4-speed shifted, tri-power inducted 425 gets the job done.

by Wild About Cars staff - reprint with permission only

Back in 1966, I special ordered a white F85 Club Coupe with the 330 cubic inch 320 hp engine and a three speed standard up on the column (because I couldn't get it on the floor). No power steering or brakes, just a plain car with a good engine and transmission. Of course I wanted a 442 but couldn't afford it. Today, I have the car I wanted back then.

In 2008, I advertised on 442.com that I wanted a '66 442 Club Coupe with a 4 speed. A year later, in 2009, I received an Email from an Olds guy in Vancouver, B.C. who had imported a 442 from Washington in 1989. He had decided to restore a '67 Vista Cruiser he owned instead of my 442, lucky for me, and wanted to sell it. It was a Cutlass Holiday Coupe with a tri-powered 425 Olds and no power equipment.

The intake manifold is the L69 tri-power and the carbs are Rochester 2GCs. To make a long story short, I went and looked at it and bought it. He had exercised the car during the ten years he had it so I was able to drive it home. I have never been able to find the documentation on my car as it is a Lansing-built car and not Canadian. I know that the engine was built by a heavy-duty mechanic in Washington, and has a W30 cam in it. I have not been able to find this fellow so I know nothing much about the engine other than it runs very sweet and pulls very strong. I was able to get the original 400 motor as part of the deal for the car, and it's now sitting in my garage waiting to be rebuilt. I'd love to put it in a '49-51 Olds Coupe!!!

In 2010 we started the body off restoration. I paid for the guidance of an acquaintance who is a body man. I worked alongside him hour by hour. All the repairs are steel and we used Rust Inverter inside and out. I changed the color to white like the F85 I once owned because I knew the car looked good in white . . . .

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1961 Aston Martin Test 1961 Aston Martin Driving Impressions!

Cars & Driver Magazine drive tested the 1961 Aston Martin. Recognize that Astons were quite rare in the US at the time, so getting to actually drive one was a big deal. Significant was that they were amazed at the car's ability to "cruise" at 120 MPH. Significant was the stability and handling of the car. They called it Britain's fasted cataloged passenger car" No doubt - considering they were able to hit 142 mph on the motorway!

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1966 Six Supercar Test 1966 Six Supercar Test

Cars & Driver Magazine attempted what they thought would be simple - get six or seven factory stock supercars (muscle cars) together for a test and see how they faced off. Problem was, they told each manufacturer the nature of the comparo. Well, as you can imagine, only the Buick GS showed up in stock trim - with the Ford representative arriving on a Holman and Moody trailer. Fun to read and funny at the same time.

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She Came to Win -Darlington
She Came to Win - Chapter 12: Lower than Low . . . and Higher than High

Alex had hugged Steve in the Richmond Winner's Circle and the picture made all the papers. When she saw all the cameras and reporters, she wisely did not plant a big one on him, but the hug was genuine and the grin on his face made that all worth it . . . .

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