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Post by jerry46765 on Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:54 pm

I went through Birmingham airport last weekend, and the Digard Monte Carlo was sitting next to the ticket counter.  

The exterior sheet metal did not show the sandblasted sheen from running super speedways, so probably restored but still pretty cool.  

The pictures try to show how they did details like bumpers and covers to make a racecar.

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Post by jerry46765 on Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:55 pm

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Post by chevellelaguna on Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:15 pm

Lucky..... To see THAT in person, wow ... Pics just don't do it justice! Very cool!
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Post by LSANTI76 on Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:24 pm

Super Cool! Thanks for posting pictures. As a kid I really enjoyed this era of racing. Through the years of restoring & modifying my Malibu...I've always been inspired with this look of 73-77' G3 race cars.
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Post by Tom77 on Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:48 am

Cool was there a special reason the car was there? Or is it like Indianapolis where they just have cars that represent the location.
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Post by Limey SE on Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:03 am

Jerry thanks for sharing that ! That is really cool ...... makes you curious to why it was really there. HMMM anyways supercool someone did a good job restoring it
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Post by driveit on Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:32 am

Awesome. Was there a Gatorade Chevelle too? I saw one, but it was a model, wasn't sure if there was a real car?
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Post by Limey SE on Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:54 am

driveit wrote:Awesome.  Was there a Gatorade Chevelle too?  I saw one, but it was a model, wasn't sure if there was a real car?

Looks real enough to me LOL

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Post by Limey SE on Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:58 am

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Post by driveit on Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:02 am

Love it! I want one!
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Post by 77mali on Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:12 pm

I think Darrell Waltrip drove that car, right? Damn I was young but I remember that car as well as the #11 Cutlass that Cale drove & Sr.'s #3 Monte.

Jerry- U tha man! I downloaded every pic! You must have blown a head gasket when you saw it, LOL. Thanks.
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Post by ant7377 on Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:13 pm

Thats great! No wonder why it was so hard to find an NOS rear bumper. They used them all on the race cars. It would really cool to build a street version of this car.
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Post by driveit on Thu May 01, 2014 12:25 pm

ant7377 wrote:Thats great! No wonder why it was so hard to find an NOS rear bumper. They used them all on the race cars. It would really cool to build a street version of this car.

Do it bro...
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Post by ant7377 on Sat May 03, 2014 10:00 pm

driveit wrote:
ant7377 wrote:Thats great! No wonder why it was so hard to find an NOS rear bumper. They used them all on the race cars. It would really cool to build a street version of this car.

Do it bro...

One of these days. But it is a good alterantive build and there is plenty of stuff available to make it actually perform as good as it looks.
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Post by BicknellWelding on Sat May 03, 2014 11:48 pm

ant7377 wrote:
driveit wrote:
ant7377 wrote:Thats great! No wonder why it was so hard to find an NOS rear bumper. They used them all on the race cars. It would really cool to build a street version of this car.

Do it bro...

One of these days. But it is a good alterantive build and there is plenty of stuff available to make it actually perform as good as it looks.

I had thought about a 70's nascar paint job on mine, but have a hard time finding examples. Any more pics out there?
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Post by Limey SE on Sun May 04, 2014 2:23 am

Some of the older members will remember "Ripstick"  and his site for Lagunas this is one he did was a rusty POS he said so he figured why not, was later stripped for parts and then sold off the rest. He is still alive and well In Wisconsin and see him posting cars and parts for sale once in awhile, and almost bought a 76 Wagon with a 75 snout on it from him was a nice one, swivels and all

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Post by dynchel on Sun May 04, 2014 7:53 am

Yeah, ripsticks route '73.  Went down permanently in about 2004. Neutral
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Post by ant7377 on Sun May 04, 2014 8:39 am

Should have been lower. Its hard to get a tire that looks like those nascar tires too. That silver Laguna that Ive seen in popular hot rodding kinda nails it with the fender wells reshaped.
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Post by jerry46765 on Sun May 11, 2014 10:16 pm

If you are flying to Talladega, you would fly to Atlanta or Birmingham. This car is from the museum at Talladega. Last time I was in Birmingham, the Penske Matador was sitting there but the only attention it got was from the drug sniffing dogs relieving themselves.

Man, that Pennzoil car looks like it's ready to jump a fence.
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