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Offline hornetball

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1973 Indy 500
« on: May 19, 2020, 04:22:13 PM »
Has some good Eldo pace car shots.  This was the Indy with the terrible accident.

https://youtu.be/0Vo_Mz-AXQQ

Offline D.Smith

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Re: 1973 Indy 500
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2020, 05:11:47 PM »
Can you imagine how wind blasted those people in the rear seat!!!!     

Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: 1973 Indy 500
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2020, 10:29:08 PM »
Plus, the driver is still wearing his hat.   Must be tied on.

Bruce. >:D
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Offline Harley Earl

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Re: 1973 Indy 500
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2020, 10:36:39 PM »
Plus, the driver is still wearing his hat.   Must be tied on.

Bruce. >:D

Congrats Bruce on 10000 posts of help, feedback and encouragement to Cadillac fans!  Fitting that your post counter hit 10000 in response to the Indy 500.
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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: 1973 Indy 500
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2020, 11:02:24 PM »
Well, thank you, thank you and thank you again.

I see that you are really on the ball ;)

Bruce. >:D

'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

Offline Harley Earl

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Re: 1973 Indy 500
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2020, 11:08:53 PM »
Well, thank you, thank you and thank you again.

I see that you are really on the ball ;)

Bruce. >:D

Always, part of being 75% British!  We roll well just like our beloved Cadillacs!
Hoping for a Standard Trans Cimarron

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1950 Series 61 Sedan - Savoy Gray
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1959 Coupe de Ville - Brenton Blue
And 20 "other" Cadillacs from the 40s to the 80s

Offline Bill Hedge CLC 14424

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Re: 1973 Indy 500
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2020, 11:18:04 PM »
Great catch!  10,000 posts indeed!  I believe that number translates into approximately 1000 posts per year that he been an administrator on this board..  The club in general, and message board in particular, has benefited from his hard work over the years!

Congratulations Bruce!  Thanks

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Offline cadillacmike68

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Re: 1973 Indy 500
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2020, 11:26:43 PM »
Can you imagine how wind blasted those people in the rear seat!!!!   

I've gone that fast in the DVC, but not in the back seat.
Regards,
"Cadillac" Mike

Offline chrisntam

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Re: 1973 Indy 500
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2020, 12:05:52 AM »
Bruce should make his 10,001st post saying this post has veered off topic and to keep it Cadillac related.

 >:D >:D :D
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Offline chrisntam

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Re: 1973 Indy 500
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2020, 12:07:26 AM »
That pace car’s front end sure is riding high.
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Offline Cadman-iac

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Re: 1973 Indy 500
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2020, 12:08:25 AM »
I've gone that fast in the DVC, but not in the back seat.

 The most I ever did in my 69 convertible was 90 with the top up. The top was fairly new at the time,  and after I stopped for gas, I noticed that it had stretched it out pretty far. It took another day for it to return to the normal tightness it had before I did that.
 Needless to say, the next time I tried exceeding the limit in that car, I had the top down.

Rick

And yes, congratulations are in order to you Bruce!  Stick around for another 10000 posts won't you?
 It's great to have people with your experience to share with us your knowledge and wisdom.
 And thanks for your help.
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Offline 76eldo

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Re: 1973 Indy 500
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2020, 01:05:36 AM »
Joe Caristo and I were working on my Pace Car all day today.
I’m upgrading the chrome and moldings on the car and some interior bits.
I have to leave the paint original because although Tim Pawl makes the graphics for the car, the striping is irreplaceable.

This is a really nice car and I am having fun with it.
Brian Rachlin
Huntingdon Valley, Pa
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I prefer email's not PM's rachlin@comcast.net

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