510 Rally car pics

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510 Rally car pics

Post by yenpit » 03 Dec 2008 20:02

It looks like I will have access to a bunch of killer Rally pics, mostly 510's, but I think some of the other cars will be cool too! This collection of pics will be fed to me by Terry Palmer, of Michigan, who ran with the best of 'em in the 60's, 70's and into the early 80's. Many of the photo's were taken by Bryan McMahon. I will add them as I get them. Enjoy!! :D

BTW, if any of you have any 510 rally car pics (or other cool classic rally car pics), please do not hesitate to post them here on this thread! I would NEVER consider that thread-jacking. That's why this thread was started.......to share it!
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78 20stages f.jpg
Bryan McMahon, circa 1978
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Bryan McMahon, circa 1978
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Bryan McMahon, circa 1978
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Re: 510 Rally car pics

Post by djlotus » 03 Dec 2008 21:20

Awesome much?

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Re: 510 Rally car pics

Post by duke » 03 Dec 2008 21:47

Looks like in the 3rd picture the car is equipped with an on the fly air pressure adjustment system. Super cool.

Keep the pictures coming Yen, I love seeing stuff like this.
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Re: 510 Rally car pics

Post by Byron510 » 03 Dec 2008 21:55

Actually Duke, that's an external drive odometer - probably a Halda. It was common for guys to hook these up in similar fashions. The fancy guys would spend the time and money to drill a small hole down the center of the spindle and hook up the drive cable to the dust cover, this avoided ripping the unit off if you were to catch a branch, snow bank or some other inanimate or magnetic object like a tree or a large rock!

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Re: 510 Rally car pics

Post by duke » 04 Dec 2008 10:08

Interesting Byron. I does seem that the drive cord would be a bit exposed to damage. Awesome stuff, I love learning new things.
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Re: 510 Rally car pics

Post by yenpit » 04 Dec 2008 19:06

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Rally20stg77-23 jones.jpg
This was one of Eric Jones's green cars, circa 1977
Rally20stg77-16 rebney.jpg
Brian Rebney, circa 1977
Rally20stg77-1 callon.jpg
Gary Henderson & Terry Palmer, circa 1977
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Post by yenpit » 04 Dec 2008 19:15

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Rally20stg76 walker.jpg
Jim Walker's Volvo, 1976
Rally20stages76 walker.jpg
Jim Walker's Volvo in action, 1976
Rally20stg76 start-01.jpg
one shot of the starting grid, 1976
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Post by yenpit » 04 Dec 2008 19:22

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Eric Jones in action, 1977
Rally20stg76-10 black-burgess.jpg
Randy Black & Tom Burgess, Lancia 20 Stages Rally 1976, Grayling Michigan
Rally20stg76 weidbusch-2.jpg
Ken Wiedbusch & Dave Buist, Lancia 20 Stages Rally 1976, Grayling Michigan
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Re: 510 Rally car pics

Post by defdes » 04 Dec 2008 19:53

T-riffic shots.
Love the 244 also. There's one of those that races the vintage road circuit down here...quite impressive in full race trim.

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Post by yenpit » 04 Dec 2008 20:12

I've looked thru many of these pics already, and I am completely blown away by WHAT was rally'd back in the day! I had NO IDEA!! My buddy has a scrapbook full of more pics that I don't think he has even scanned yet. You die hard guys are gonna love it................. 8)
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Post by yenpit » 04 Dec 2008 20:21

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Swenson?? 1976
Rally20stg74-3 walker-palmer.jpg
another Jim Walker & Terry Palmer, 1974
Rally20stg74-6 gibbs-malloy.jpg
Gibbs & Malloy, ouch!! 1974
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Re: 510 Rally car pics

Post by duke » 05 Dec 2008 00:01

yenpit wrote:I am completely blown away by WHAT was rally'd back in the day! I had NO IDEA!!
I really got a kick out of the picture of the Corvette. Never thought I would see one of those in rally form!
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Re: 510 Rally car pics

Post by yenpit » 05 Dec 2008 05:58

The Corvette guy was from Detroit.......maybe I will do some digging, as these things sometimes turn up. Not that I'm a huge 'Vette fan, but that thing is killer! From what I've gathered, there were lots of Ford, GM & Chrysler employees, like engineers etc etc, who raced in all forms, including rallying. I suppose rallying was popular cuz of the winter climate in this region. There will hopefully be some very interesting pics to come.

Here's a taste of a name that came up in the conversations at the memorial banquet. I found this link after the fact, and the story is very interesting............

http://www.autohobbydigest.com/harvey.html
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Re: 510 Rally car pics

Post by yenpit » 05 Dec 2008 16:21

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Rallypor73-4 hourihan end nite one.jpg
Bob Hourihan, 1973 POR, check out the 66-67? Barracuda rally car in the background!
Rallypor73-2 hourihan pre DNF.jpg
Bob Hourihan, 1973 POR
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Re: 510 Rally car pics

Post by yenpit » 05 Dec 2008 16:53

Wow!! Here's a great movie/TV clip from the 1973 POR (Press On Regardless) in Michigan. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR YOU DIAL-UP PEOPLE!! It is 25 minutes long, so grab a beer and some munchies! You will see many of the cars above (and below) in action, including Terry Palmer (with Jim Walker in the Volvo), who has graciously made these still pictures in this thread available.

http://www.vimeo.com/756929

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Carroll & Gardham, 1973 POR
Rallypor73-21 callon-hays.jpg
Jim Callon & Hays, 1973 POR
Rallypor73-15 graves.jpg
Graves in a KILLER Renault Alpine, 1973 POR
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