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16. 07. 19
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Hey guys an gals,
I want to thank you and all the members for the good time I had as well as my friends an family that attended the event at Owens on the 10th. They were full of questions prior to but all were answered that day. Sorry I didn't put up a better showing on my part but the altitude change gave me an extra 161 ponies that I wasn't even use to and dealing with the climate change, humidity, I now remember why I moved West, or at least one of the reasons. Anyhow if you folks ever stop the Mile High city , I'm in Westminster just North of Denver.
Have a Day
HMF

14. 03. 30
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By way of background, I am a historic motorsports author/photographer/lecturer. My current project deals with early competition Mustangs. By early, I am referring to those cars that competed between the car's introduction in mid-April 1964 and about a year later.

In my research I found that Barb & Jim Bickham competed in a Mustang in 1964. They were likely members of a Ford Rally Team and received factory help. The team consisted of Dick Norton & Don Kirkpatrick, Jo & Cliff Murray and Flori & J Toney (all of Pennsylvania), along with the Bickhams. A fifth car was slated to go to Gene Henderson, but I understand he got a Falcon instead as there wasn't sufficient time to prepare the Mustang.

Attached is an article from the On Wisconsin rally with a picture of the Bickhams competing in their Mustang. Karl - I note you are pictured in this piece.

Understanding that they were members of the Toledo Region of the SCCA, I am interested in gathering any and all information concerning their Ford effort in 1964. The Ford Rally Team appeared to be short-lived, beginning with the car's introduction in April and running through the end of the year.

Of particular interest is the Bickham's participation (if they did) in the 1964 Virginia Reel National Rally run on May 22-23, 1964 from Arlington, VA to Charlottesville, VA. The three pieces of coverage I have ( The Washington Daily News, SCCA Sport Car and the NYT) all show Fords participating. But Don Kirkpatrick remembers these as Mustangs. Any information to confirm or disprove that would be appreciated.

My full contact information is below. Please do not hesitate to use it with anything you may know or find.

Thanks and take care,

Mike Matune

6121 Mountain Springs Lane
Clifton, Virginia 20124

Phone: 703-830-4163 (H) 703-615-5350 (C)

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11. 09. 19
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On August 30th - September 2nd, 2011, 24 NWOR Members attended the 2011 TireRack SCCA Solo National Championship in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Find out how they did here: NWOR 2011 SOLO Nationals Results

13. 05. 11
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An SCCA member (not NWOR) is writing a book about the SCCA Racing on Put-In-Bay (South Bass Island) in the late 1950's and early 1960's. He would also like to include information of the annual Solo's that were held in the early 1980's. If you have (or know of someone who may have) pictures of the Solos or the race events, please contact Phil Schmidt, NWOR Historian.

11. 07. 19
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Honeywell Solo Event #4 - Fostoria, OH July 17th, 2011

Six course records were broken and two new course records were established Sunday at Honeywell in Fostoria, Ohio.

2011 is the 40th year that we have been autocrossing at this location!

Existing records broken:

BSP Kale Bushmeyer 97 BMW M3/4 - Black 42.484
EM John Bradbury 76 Kit Car Gt40 - Red 43.139
EP/PRO Chris Raglin 86 Honda Civic White 40.849
SSM Tim Carritte 96 Mazda Miata M - Blue 40.978
ST/PRO Jeff Mabrey 90 Honda Civic - Red 43.442
STSL Carmen Rowlands 92 Mazda Miata - FlamingRed

49.914

New Records Set:

DSPL Katie Hart 1993 BMW 318 - Wht 51.116
STR Joshua Perry 03 Honda S2000 - Black 48.279

 

Read more about the history of Solo in Fostoria here:

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