Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Let's Go For a Ride !

Starting around the 6:20 mark shows the kind of roads we had available to us to race around on as kids.  Sewickley Heights, NW of Pittsburgh Pa.  Mile long driveways, million dollar mansions.



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Wish we'd have had cars like this to do it with ! At least we had the superbikes of the day.  Norton, BSA, Triumph..

34 inches high, wide as a Buick, 450 hp. 2,100 lbs, 0-60 3.5 secs.

Enjoy.






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    1. Carol-CS. But Of Course Mademoiselle !

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  2. What an awesome car...It sounded so cool as it was going through the gears...also, it was never challenged rpm wise

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    1. DeanO, Yea, I don't think I, I mean he took it over 5 grand. It would easily turn 7.

      Not too bad for 1969.

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  3. I love the sound of the car and the gears shifting but it seemed like there was 'clatter', too...what was that?
    So cool, even though watching it made me remember how Mr. Z used to drive us through country roads in Germany and it honestly made me feel that scared feeling again :-) (particularly when he was overtaking slow trucks, on 2 lane roads ..HELP!)

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  4. Hi Z, Hmm, I don't hear any clatter. Little noise from an open window maybe? The engine is right behind that window above the front seats tho too.

    I think you'd enjoy this one too then

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  5. I recognize Sewickley Heights from my Robert Mueller post. He and his homeboys grew up in and around those multi-dollar mansion. Dick Scaife still lives there - they used to all hang out together - or so implies the old society pages.

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    1. Hi RM, Yes, I also remember hearing that some Kellogg's and the Kaufman's (Department store owners and also the original owners of Frank Loyd Wright's Falling Waters) lived there, as well as a variety of other filthy rich folks.

      It was such a magic time then for us. We were so lucky. Fortunately none of us were turned into grease spots from the 'on the edge' racing we did there. One of the greatest things about the place is there were Never any police there. It was wide open.

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