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Plymouth Roadrunner, read side panel
Sep 1, 2011 03:40:09   #
Vee Loc: Mountain View, CA
 
This was really cool, I like that big thing in the back, I forget what it is called. Of course this was also at the car show in Santa Clara. I'll get better at these car shots. I'm learning.

The big Plymouth Roadrunner.

Canon Eos Rebel T2i, f/ 3.5, 1/250, ISO-100, F/L 28mm, w/b-manual, shot in RAW, manual mode
Canon Eos Rebel T2i,  f/ 3.5,  1/250,  ISO-100,  F...

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Sep 1, 2011 05:00:31   #
sinatraman Loc: Vero Beach Florida, Earth,alpha quaudrant
 
the spoiler.

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Sep 1, 2011 08:03:24   #
Perry Loc: Washington Michigan
 
That isn't just any Road Runner, that vehicle was a one year only "Super Bird" made in 1970, it's counterpart was they 1969 Dodge Daytona, which was a Dodge Charger with that same stabilizer wing, and wedge nosed front facia (as is on the Super Bird.

These limited production cars were produced to get around NASCAR rules which stated a car had to be a production vehicle to qualify as a "stock" car, so Richard Petty and Co. went to Chrysler and the rest is history... That Super Bird is both rare and valuable if it's an authentic car and not a clone, especially if it's equipped with a 4 speed and 426 Hemi. (Original drivetrain of course.)

I would love to see more pics of the car. That car and other muscle cars in that era inspired me as a kid to become a mechanic...

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Sep 1, 2011 08:11:31   #
Perry Loc: Washington Michigan
 
Spoilers are usually much closer to the deck or built into the deck with a flipped up tail. What made the Daytona and Super Bird's "spoilers" unique is that they were made to "stabilize" the vehicle at high speed in curves, (circle track innovation), rather than to provide a downward thrust on the rear wheels to improve traction, like in drag racing applications.

The side stabilizers on the wing is much thicker than a typical dragster that has only bars, and the horizontal wing has all the thickness.

Sorry if I'm getting too technical. I guess it's the "motorhead" coming out in me... Been in this field 32 years now, still love the old muscle cars.

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Sep 1, 2011 10:24:16   #
Vee Loc: Mountain View, CA
 
Perry wrote:
Spoilers are usually much closer to the deck or built into the deck with a flipped up tail. What made the Daytona and Super Bird's "spoilers" unique is that they were made to "stabilize" the vehicle at high speed in curves, (circle track innovation), rather than to provide a downward thrust on the rear wheels to improve traction, like in drag racing applications.

The side stabilizers on the wing is much thicker than a typical dragster that has only bars, and the horizontal wing has all the thickness.

Thank you Perry for the info. I love hearing about the
muscle car's and other classics. I do have about two more photo's of it, as soon as I can post process, I'll put them up. This is one reason that I go to classic car shows, I love seeing and hearing about the car's of year's gone by.

Sorry if I'm getting too technical. I guess it's the "motorhead" coming out in me... Been in this field 32 years now, still love the old muscle cars.
Spoilers are usually much closer to the deck or bu... (show quote)

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Sep 1, 2011 17:39:53   #
Perry Loc: Washington Michigan
 
I will be looking forward to seeing those other pics, but that Super Bird is my favorite. I was 10 years old when the first one was built, and I have always dreamed about having one. If I ever had the money and I found one in decrepid shape, I would do a full frame off restoration, only I would put the modern 6.0 Hemi Charger drive train and suspension with electronics in it. It would be a brute on any track, yet civilized to still drive on the street and get about 20 MPG still. It would be the best of both worlds, but the body would be straight from the past... I wish they would bring that car back, or at least the Daytona, not the fake one with 4 doors now, but the full retro 2 door version with the famous rear stabilizer wing.

Thanks for posting that nice pic of the 'Bird, even if I only got to see the 1/4 panel.

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Sep 1, 2011 23:27:24   #
Vee Loc: Mountain View, CA
 
Perry wrote:
I will be looking forward to seeing those other pics, but that Super Bird is my favorite. I was 10 years old when the first one was built, and I have always dreamed about having one. If I ever had the money and I found one in decrepid shape, I would do a full frame off restoration, only I would put the modern 6.0 Hemi Charger drive train and suspension with electronics in it. It would be a brute on any track, yet civilized to still drive on the street and get about 20 MPG still. It would be the best of both worlds, but the body would be straight from the past... I wish they would bring that car back, or at least the Daytona, not the fake one with 4 doors now, but the full retro 2 door version with the famous rear stabilizer wing.

I will post the other shots of it soon.

Thanks for posting that nice pic of the 'Bird, even if I only got to see the 1/4 panel.
I will be looking forward to seeing those other pi... (show quote)

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Sep 2, 2011 00:01:00   #
sinatraman Loc: Vero Beach Florida, Earth,alpha quaudrant
 
I never saw a super be in any color other than richard petty blue. They are very rare colectors cars and in wrecked shape can go for over 100 thou. Very cool looking cars . dand i just drooled all over the keyboard. You know what they say the only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys :lol:

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Sep 2, 2011 01:01:41   #
Vee Loc: Mountain View, CA
 
sinatraman wrote:
I never saw a super be in any color other than richard petty blue. They are very rare colectors cars and in wrecked shape can go for over 100 thou. Very cool looking cars . dand i just drooled all over the keyboard. You know what they say the only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys :lol:


:P yep, I love car's too. On my next Wed. off work, I'll go to the car show again, and see if I can find some more really cool classics.

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Sep 3, 2011 19:43:19   #
Rich Loc: Titusville, Fl
 
Gee, 8 replys and not one critique of the photo

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Sep 3, 2011 19:47:46   #
sinatraman Loc: Vero Beach Florida, Earth,alpha quaudrant
 
Okat this one goes out to rich from titusvillle. here goes. Try not to cut off the top of the spoiler the next time you shoot a superbee.

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Sep 3, 2011 20:06:08   #
Perry Loc: Washington Michigan
 
sinatraman wrote:
Okat this one goes out to rich from titusvillle. here goes. Try not to cut off the top of the spoiler the next time you shoot a superbee.


Only it's not a super bee, it's a super bird.

The super bee had a bumble bee wearing a helmet, and wheels instead of feet.

Those were Dodge Coronets, and a few rare Chargers graced that package. I used to work for a guy who had a 69 Dodge Coronet that he "cloned" as a Super Bee.

LOL, Ok we all have some critique into the thread... Are we all happy now? He he...

:D

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Sep 3, 2011 20:35:25   #
Rich Loc: Titusville, Fl
 
sinatraman wrote:
Okat this one goes out to rich from titusvillle. here goes. Try not to cut off the top of the spoiler the next time you shoot a superbee.


Thank you Sinatraman, exactly what I would have said.

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Sep 4, 2011 00:48:52   #
Vee Loc: Mountain View, CA
 
Perry wrote:
Spoilers are usually much closer to the deck or built into the deck with a flipped up tail. What made the Daytona and Super Bird's "spoilers" unique is that they were made to "stabilize" the vehicle at high speed in curves, (circle track innovation), rather than to provide a downward thrust on the rear wheels to improve traction, like in drag racing applications.

The side stabilizers on the wing is much thicker than a typical dragster that has only bars, and the horizontal wing has all the thickness.

Sorry if I'm getting too technical. I guess it's the "motorhead" coming out in me... Been in this field 32 years now, still love the old muscle cars.
Spoilers are usually much closer to the deck or bu... (show quote)


:P I like hearing about these car's.

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