Put 66 Comet in winners circle

The Big Comets

Put 66 Comet in winners circle

Postby Jim Clayton » Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:06 pm

Guys last Sunday( Sept. 2 ) at the Benton Co. ( Iowa) Speedway I made history . I put a Mercury in victory lane, not just a Mercury but a Comet ! It was a classic FORD vs. Chevy shoot out , of course I'm the only FORD powered car ( big surprise). Started second row inside and had a heck of a race with a 68 Chevelle , I chased him for 4 laps made the pass then held him off for 8 laps. That good FORD power and FORD chassis was running on a rail this night. I told everyone after the race that night that I told the Crowd during my victory interview " THIS IS ONE FOR THE FORD GUYS " and 3 guys stood up to cheer ( not really but it seems like it sometimes). If anyone wants to check out the pictures of that night go to the photo guys site www.actiontrackphotos.com look for Benton Co Speedway then the date 9-2-07 I race against the vintage cars pictured on a regular basis, only about half of the club showed up JC
Ford Powered Nostalgic Stockcars 66 Cyclone 631/2 Galaxie 71 Mustang Mach 1
Jim Clayton
 
Posts: 159
Joined: Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:19 pm
Location: Brooklyn Iowa

Postby SASSY » Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:56 pm

Jim! Congrats, its always great to hear that the big Blue Oval
is alive and well on the lesser known tracks.
Why am I not suprised, With your son you 2 make an awesome
team.
Did they come by and say that they race them because the're
cheap?
Please rub it in every chance you get!
Fred
SASSY
 
Posts: 3453
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:32 pm
Location: Wynndel, BC CANADA

66 comet in winners circle

Postby Jim Clayton » Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:26 am

Fred , I hear it all , we run a Chevy because :
They are cheaper to build
There are more parts available
The FORD can't compete
All my buddies run Chevys
I'm not smart enought and too lazy to try something different
I couldn't stand the constant razzing I would get from the bow tie guys

The list goes on and on. Fred did you ever get your package?

Keeping the big blue oval alive in nostalgia racing JC
Ford Powered Nostalgic Stockcars 66 Cyclone 631/2 Galaxie 71 Mustang Mach 1
Jim Clayton
 
Posts: 159
Joined: Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:19 pm
Location: Brooklyn Iowa

Postby SASSY » Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:54 pm

Jimmy!,got it today!I have watched a little of the hotlaps.
What an array of classes of cars!
I'm gone on a small holiday for a few days to Spokane and
surrounding area. So it'll have to wait till the weekend.
Thanks, now I have to get serious about finding that tape
of my late model days in the 80's. (In a Ford!)
The only other cars I've seen at Knox are the outlaws on TV,
you guys take a little longer,What Gives(hehe).
Fred
SASSY
 
Posts: 3453
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:32 pm
Location: Wynndel, BC CANADA

Postby SASSY » Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:09 am

Sorry couldn't figure out how to delete one of the entries!
Fred
SASSY
 
Posts: 3453
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:32 pm
Location: Wynndel, BC CANADA

Postby lavron » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:02 am

Got it for you Fred.

See Ya,
Mike
64 Comet 202 Sedan, My first car, I have owned it since 1979!
Image
Restoration/Upgrade on a BUDGET - Working on; 250-6, T-5, 8.8 LSD, MII, Air Ride - Whatever I do it will be awesome!
User avatar
lavron
Site Admin
 
Posts: 3016
Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2003 8:17 am
Location: Missouri, Ozarks way North

Postby scarelane » Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:22 pm

Congratulations! In world of drag racing and car shows it's refreshing that there is some old school, old car roundy-round going down. . The pics look great. .
64 Fairlane-460, C6, A/FX clone
62 Galaxie-sled, 223, 3 on tree
70 F100-SWB, 428, C6, retired daily driver
67 Cyclone. . . . .just returned to civilization from abandonment in the woods behind a farm
scarelane
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:48 pm
Location: Kansas

66 Comet winners circle

Postby Jim Clayton » Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:37 pm

Scarelane , the vintage stockcar thing is very much alive in Kansas , a buddy of mine lives in Wellsville, Ks tried to get me to bring a couple of cars down last weekend to Mayetta Ks to run with his group. I think they all like to take turns whipping up on the FORD guy. I'm planning on replacing the front fender and bang out the bumpers this winter. 3 years of close racing has been tough on the old girl. JC
Ford Powered Nostalgic Stockcars 66 Cyclone 631/2 Galaxie 71 Mustang Mach 1
Jim Clayton
 
Posts: 159
Joined: Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:19 pm
Location: Brooklyn Iowa

Postby scarelane » Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:40 am

that would be a blast, I live about 30 min from mayetta. I would do that to my Cyclone but i'm afraid i wouldn't have the guts to cut up an original GT. I might have to go check it out none the less. . .thanks for the heads up. . .! -Kevin
64 Fairlane-460, C6, A/FX clone
62 Galaxie-sled, 223, 3 on tree
70 F100-SWB, 428, C6, retired daily driver
67 Cyclone. . . . .just returned to civilization from abandonment in the woods behind a farm
scarelane
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:48 pm
Location: Kansas

66 comet in winners circle

Postby Jim Clayton » Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:47 pm

Kevin , If your Comet is any good at all I would build it , my Comet was way far gone . No floor pans anywhere no trunk floor anywhere and the rockers were gone as well as the bottoms of the doors and rear quarters. I really don't feel bad about building a stock car out of the Comet as it was about to be crushed. Funny thing after the races at Vinton that night a guy came up to me and asked me a lot of questions about the car and who did I get it from, come to find out the guy had owned the car for 30 years and sold it to the guy I bought it from . Guess he approved as he was telling everyone that would listen " that's was my Comet" or at least part of it anyway. JC
Ford Powered Nostalgic Stockcars 66 Cyclone 631/2 Galaxie 71 Mustang Mach 1
Jim Clayton
 
Posts: 159
Joined: Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:19 pm
Location: Brooklyn Iowa


Return to 66 - 69 Comets

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest