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ex Dalton/Parkinson black corvette

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  1. dirtslinger 68

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    During the 80s/90s at the brooklyn speedbowl, there was a real pretty black corvette which was later raced by Kevin Parkinson and then Ronny Dalton, The Question is , who was the first owner/driver and has anyone got a photo they can upload ???
     
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    i think it was the john kenihan corvette
     
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    Yes you are right . I do belive it was a Max De Jersey built car.
     
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    do you know the numder it was running may have a photo . i know that a dalton ran the ex charlis swartz corvette that i sold to ,,terry christ ,,,,at ballarat. this might help i rang mr dalton ages ago to find the car he told me it ended up in a rubbish tip somwhere
     
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    Thanks guys , we must of drank at least a dozen stubbies trying to remember it was John Kenihan, The chassis is alive and well and believe it or not is still racing competitive with the VSSA. Sean Lister from Geelong has it and may have the Chassis and original Diff for sale soon if someone is looking at a resto-racer. I spoke to him at ballarat after a heat win and he's is looking to update . I would still love to see a pic. from the speedbowl days. By memory it had JK-something in stick on gold or chrome looking sticker, similer to the famous JPS lotus F1. cant remember the number either.
     
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    i have some pics when parkinson drove it i will try and upload latter today
     
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    Thanks Bruce, was it as good looking as I remember or did it look crap and Im old and deluded?????
     
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    no as i can recall was always presented in immaculate condition

    also have lots of pics from speedbowl sprints modifieds super grand national

    and bikes have move house two weeks ago just have to find where they are
     
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    To the best of my knowledge the ex Kenihan/Parkinson car was bought by Bill Quade from Canberra in about 1985/86 where he raced it for about three seasons sponsored by Blind Beggars Inn and Coca Cola. The car was originally a 327 but Bill put an Ivan Walker built 366 in the car. Bill parked the car after the National Title in Brisbane ( i think it was 87 or 88, John Pyne won it with Tony Broso from Leeton 2nd), Bill was running top 5 until an oil leak put the car out.
    The car was then bought by Robert Bourke from Queanbeyan and campaigned for a quite a few years at Trallee and Newcastle. The car was destroyed several times and rebuilt by Charlie Patton from Golbourn for Robert. The last time I saw the car was in Wagga in the early nineties running a six cylinder Holden motor, lost track of it after that.
     
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    Was directed to oldtimespeedway.com.au there's a pic 3/4 way down under 1970s sedans ,there it is, ace looking vette gold injection trumpets number 74, real pretty car, there's some horn looking camaros and monza's as well. Ill have to do some more digging on weather Listers car is the ex- vette or the later camaro that Dalton raced... Anyone who knows Ronny Dalton (now running sprintcar) may be able to tidy this one up, not real important, but an interesting conversation piece now our seasons finished
     
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    The corvette that dalton raced was great the ex Charlie swart car,,,coke. Cola 79 team corvette that
     
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    Black corvette at Brooklyn speed bowl was owned by John Kenihan number was
    RD 74 Have Photos as i am John Kenihan I sold car to Kevin Parkinson as a
    roller less the injected 354 s/b chev Brownfield heads ,dry sump motor all roller
    605 Bhp /595 ft/lbs torque
     
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    john kenihan built&owned this car &has photos
     
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    correct
     
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    Max only built the chassie, John kenihan racing assembled the car
     
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    the sticker was JKR in gold print Number was RDA 74 Tell sean Lister to give john kenihan a ring he
    might buy it back
     
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    the Black corvette was always immaculate due to 2 guys Ken Cross &Des Sheean
     
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    Kenahan Parkinson Quade then not sure
     

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    Parkinson
     

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