Coronado Speed Festival 2011: Part Two

Words by Matt Willis

Continuing the coverage from the Coronado Speed Festival. This part will focus on the pit/paddock area. Here, the competing drivers and teams would work on the cars in the open, for everyone to see…

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Beautiful red Boss 302 at the Russo and Steele auctions booth.

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Ford GT…

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Another Boss 302 built by Edelbrock…

Stig
The Stig made an appearance…

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Sunbeam Alpine.

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Shelby Cobra…note the welded feed ducts on the bumper…

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Ralt Formula Three in the yellow Shell/Pennzoil livery…

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Porsche 910…

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Widened BMW…

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Cars from the historic stock class being called to the track…

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Tim caught this…I don’t can’t recall seeing it for the life of me. This is a Fiat 600 “Jolly”. It’s made to have a canopy over it. And yes, it came with a wicker interior. It’s like something you’d see driving around Disneyland…

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Ferrari F430…

TVR tiger

300SL
300SL Gullwing…should be in a museum somewhere…this thing was pristine…

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Alfa-romeo
Late 60s Alfa GTA…

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Nissan Silvia that later ran in the drift demo. Normally drift cars are missing body panels and have mismatched wheels…this one was all buttoned up and uniform…

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2010+ Impala stock car in Jeff Gordon’s infamous Dupont livery…

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McLaren M8…

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Peerless ’86 Camaro…part of the historic Trans-Am group…

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BRE Datsun 240Z…

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Lola T190 cockpit…

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Lotus 26 driver getting strapped in…

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“Today’s Menu: Smoked Ford”.

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Inside of a Fiat 500 Abarth…

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I liked these custom intake ducts on the indy cars…reminded me of a jet turbine…haha

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Ford Cortina…

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Roush Mustang from the late 80s Trans Am series…this thing was my idea of “fully built”.

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Take a second to glance over the fabwork here. Look in the cockpit…the ignition modules and brake/clutch feeds are all opposite the firewall…

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4 piston caliper, center-lock wheel hub and one huge brake duct…

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True meaning of “cockpit”.

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That’s it for today. We’re still working on the last (and best) bit of coverage from the track. Like I mentioned before, we got up close and personal with some of these cars…we think you’ll enjoy it. Back with more shortly…

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Thanks for reading!

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