This is something of a tribute video to Chris Bischof's video that got me really excited about this race way back in 2003.
My average on the northbound leg was 90.004 mph, which was good enough for second place in the class, but my average of 89.722 on the return leg resulted in a 9th place finish.
Weed Wacking at the 2004 Sandhills Open Road Challenge
Off course Excursion at the 2004 Sand Hills Open Road Race. We were In the
115 but ran up with the rally computer set on a CAS of 120 mph to see what
it would be like. We were right on 120 but slid off the road 2 miles from
the finish to average 119.6 mph (3 seconds slow) for that leg.
We came in 2nd to a Viper GTS ACR in the 115 class.
1972 Mercury Montego Hardtop Red SilvSprOcala011213
Beautiful restoration! As you can see from the list in the video, some
engine mods were made, but everything looks original. Cale Yarborough raced
cars like this at the time. The paint and interior are perfection!
1973 Mercury Montego MX
This Montego is FOR SALE (to help fund my Montego GT frame-off)
See pics and info - Google Attitude Custom Painting
I finished painting this in Jan 2013. Removed the hood, deck, all trim,
bumpers, and doors. All panels were stripped and bodyworked (not much
bodywork needed). Painted 2013 Toyota/Lexus Sunset Bronze Mica (runs $900+
I also sent out the w/o and v-top mouldings and had all orig clearcoat
removed. Then they were polished. New non-padded top. Sprayed the 1/4"
stripe on the v-top moldings black bc/cc.
The Montego has a 400 2v completely stock.
The car runs and drives great.
Currently has 95K miles
Lots of Progress Pics at Attitude Custom Painting .com (remove spaces)
SORC Loup 2 Loup Open Road Race North leg (First Look)
First look at the North leg of the new "Loup 2 Loup Open Road Race" that
will have its inaugural run on August 9th, 2012 as part of the Sandhills
Open Road Challenge.
The North leg will challenge you with 23 corners in the first 6 miles of
racing and most of them blind corners to make it even more challenging.
For more information go to http://www.sorcrace.com
Mercury Cars of 1949 to 1951
The Mercury car model has been around since 1939 and was introduced as a
mid range priced vehicle by Edsel Ford.
Cars built between 1949 and 1951, would in later years prove to be very
popular amongst the Hot Rod Car Enthusiasts. They would reshape the steel
to produce cars that would set a new standard for Customized Vehicles.
Early model Mercury cars of 1949 to 1951 had a 90 degree V type, "L" head 8
cylinder engine with a displacement of 255.4 cubic inches. These engines
put out 112 horsepower at 3600 R.P.M.
Later model cars of 1955 replaced the "L" engine with the "Y" block V-8
producing between 188 and 198 horsepower dependant on the
engine type for that year.
This slide show is a part of a series of pictures of cars from different
car shows that I've attended here in Southern California U.S.A.
1973 Mercury Montego GT at High Plains Raceway HPR
High Plaines Raceway on 12/12/10 in the 429 CID 73 Mercury Montego GT. The
Suspension is mostly stock with aftermarket anti-sway bars, uerethane
bushings, adjustable circle track shocks, and boxed control arms. Running
on 255/50R17 Riken street tires.