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The Stroh'sISCORE Off-Road World Championship at historic Riverside Intemational Raceway was the last event ever for the 31-year-old racing facility. J e e ~final s trihute to Riverside came in the form of victories. Mike Lesle led Jeep's efforts by taking on Riverside's short but brutal course in his four-wheel drive Jeep Comanche. In an all-out effort, Lesle easily outdistanced his c o m p tition from Ford, Chevy, Mazda, and Nissan without suffering a single mechanical failure. Jeep and Lesle are currently in the lead for the Class 7-4x4 Manufacturen Title. Jeep also wrapped up the top spot in Class 3. Don Adams, driving with his son Doug, piloted their Jeep Wrangler to the top spot in the class. Walker Evans fought it out in the Mini Metal Challenge to bring his Comanche stadium truck in for a strong second-placefinish that roK.--- out Jeep's impressive performance for the day. With these victories, Jeep has said its farewell to Riverside and, in the process, said goodbye to the competition.

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lo the U.S. A decision is expected someume next month. Onc concern for VW de Mcx~co officds is that buyers mght have a poor opinion of a VW built in Mexico. According to Dietrich Aufenacker, a member of VW de Mexico's executive board, that concern is unfouoded. "In the last fow years we have constantly improved our quality." he d d . "lhat's the basic reason we w m given this project. If we hadn't reached inamational or German standards, we would never have received appmval t a export. Ow quality in Mexico is as good as at all lhe (VW) plants in the world." Aufenacker concluded by

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Ford ms~der has told us that body of the car we idemfied as the I992 Tempo last A week 1s nothing more than a plaste des~gn
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rom the driver's seat, if you didn't know better, you'd never guess the Mazda MX-6 and Ford Robe were built in the same facI tory from the same pieces. But we do know better, and that makes the differences all the more astonishing. In an era of joint ventures and shared componentry, this is encouraging news for cwtinued variety in the car market. The Robe and MX-6, built in a Mazda factory in Flat Rwk, Mich., demonseate that today's englneers can stmt with the same basic pieces perceptions of how their cars s h d d look. fael and handle. In a nutshell, Mazda designed a sportier huc-door model of their acclaimed 626 sedan. while Ford's team dcveloped a car that was, a ( the time. intended to replace the Mustang. We know now that Robe (nee Mustang IV)didn't replace Mustang, but supplements it, appeahg to the same crowd that favors Toyota Cclicas and Honda Reludes, but its American flavor shows through. The Mazda feels and behaves more like the luxury versions of the Celica, Prelude and Acura Integra. Call the MX-6 a spow buring car and th F d a pony cart spons wupe and you've preny much charactenled the differences in not only the way they act on the road, but also their exterior and interior styling. "I can picture going to the p c s r y st& in (the MX-6);' said Evans. noting that it felt like a nimble sedan. "The Robe ... glvcs you more of a racy feel, where you'd like to rake il lo a country road someplace and dnve it." How is that difference possible? yet confound the clone syndrome that has Stm with the chassis, the 626 sedan's but afflicted shared-platform cars of the part. To explore the design and engineering with a 2.5 inch shorter wheelbase. Use the choices made by the two companies, we 626's fmnt s m t and rear multilink indepensampled one of each enthusiast-oriented GT dent suspensions and its drivenain choices model, accumulated serious over-the-road of 110 hp base or 145 hp hlrbo engines. mileage and then twk them for a day to the Also carry over the 626's variable assist steering (engine speed sensitive on lower Waterford Hills road course near Demit. But this was no conventional fastest-lap models, eleshwnically controlled and roadwins track test ... we simply used the track speed sensitive on GTs) and, on the GTs, and pro race driver Tim Evans to simulate adjustable shock absorbers. Working from that n g ~ d platform (esrabqusk road dnvlng and exaggerate the handling differences to make sure lhat ow strat llshed before Ford had much input). the driving impressions were accurate. For Mazda engineers went for a sponiei feel but more on the track activity, see the accom- without giving up much wmfon, but Ford zeroed in on characteristics typical of Depanying story on page 20. O u r experience c o n f i s what we were troit pony cars: Stiff antiroll bars and told by Mazda and Ford insiders about the springs, fat grippy rubber, an emphasis on cars ... lhat despite a lot of cross-talk, both look-at-me styling and low-to-the-ground companies chose to stick with their own seating and feel. Tkat it was fwd and bad an

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todependent nar suspeusiw meant the he was never going to feel like the Mustang. but those seat-of-the-pants and styling "cues" tnd~tiorulto the pony car segment were-&ed over. 'Ihe emphases are evident to the e y e , the MauIa's tallw greenhouse and seat m w t s giving it an airy, high-visibility driving positiw and making it 1.7 inches taller. T h e MX-6kans over dra, matically in hard cornering and !he driver, ri-

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perceives roll more than in the Probe's lower seat. Inside, Mazda went for a clean, almost Eumpean attention to ergonomics and comf a t while Ford went for gimmicks that have baome cliches in the Japanese spom coupe segment. Some of these work-like the dashboard extensions onto the door panels and the insmunent pod that "travels" with the tilting steering c o l d u t some don't. like the out-of-sight, out-of-mind electronic condition monitor over the nar view mirror or some of the different-for-the-s*e-ofbeing-different switches. But it's suspension tuning that makes a marked difference in bow the cars f a 1 and how they respond to the driver. Mazda's springs and antimll bars are softer. but its shock valving and suspension mounting bushes are stiffer. The ride is more wmfonable than the Robe's, except when the adjustable shocks are at their f m s t scnings and the mad is rough, when it gets jouncyr The variations in Ford's softer adjustable shock valving is harder to perceive--we even found ourselves. without noticing, driving in full soli mode on the smooth, recently resurfaced race track. Overall. our Robe felt l i e (and was) the heftier twin,

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the angle at which the shafts run in a comer. Again, less roll-induced suspension travel makes for leas variation in halfshaft angle. llx penalty for the stiffer springs and roll control is a numbness, a lesscrisp action. in the Fwd's steering, a consequence of the sofw bushings that isolate the stiffer suspension tiom the cabin. The Ford's Eagle Gatorbacks and the MX-6's all-weather Eagle G T + 4 s also heighten the differences and a w really wellsuited to the suspension tuning. The squareshouldered Probe tires would likely he canted over on their outer edges at MX-6 roll angles. We did note, though, that after

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we abused the tires on the race hack the Robe's nose was prone to wander on damp pavement while ihe Mazda was still hacking well in a serious rainstorm. Were we planning t o race or autocross, we'd consider also the Robe's extra 130 lhs in base trim. Our sample Robe was also more heavily optioned than wr MX-6. so the weight penalty was another 35 lbs. M so. The Mazda felt just a touch more responsive to the throttle coming off a turn, but running the cars nose-btail on the hack showed no significant advantage to either car on acceleration, perhaps because the

Robe had a slight edge on speed in midbend hdu to its tires. So that's what the engineers did, and how it works out. Which would we choose? It depends on whether we wanted to drive long distances in comfort (Mazda) or tenorize our neighbohood twisty roads (Probe). Driven quickly on smooth mads, the Probe is easiest and most fun to drive. The Marda is more practical in terms of around-tom and commuting utility, its suspension soaking up pothole and expansion joint disturbanw more readily, its more upright posture translating into easier access to both and rear seats. At limits. though its cornering looked more dramatic from outside, the Mazda also seemed more forgiving-it slid through the comers more. but it Wasalso to mover when cornpletely out of shape. Certainly, neither car is boring: both turbo cars hit 60 mph in about 7.5 seconds, and the MX-6 can be just as rewarding as the Robe in the quick 90degree turns encountered in urban settings. if spats touring is ywr game, driving to get somewhere and enjoying yourself along the way, the Mazda has an edge, particularly over long distances. If recreational blasts to nowhere in particular contribute gnatly to your annual odometer mileage. get in line for the Probe. If you're considering either car, we'd advise test driving both. Tlx differenceswill be evident immediately. just as the engineers intended. m

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racers. Evans also tuns a Dodge pickup in the SCCA Raceuuck series and a Firehird in some Firehawk races. He was familiar with the Probe. having driven many laps of the Detroit Grand Prix course in one this June; as for previous Detroit G R , Evans was the driver for the F1 circuit's IX. Sidney Watkins, chasiig the '88 F1 field thmugh the fmt race lap. ~ l E m m wheel8 Mad8 MX-6 on Wlt.rlwd Hlllr track hiving impressions in our main story are either Evans' or heavily The 6-foot-5 racer's favorite? The influenced by his guidance. Our drivers Probe, which suits his smooth driving found it easier to keep the professional in style. But he warmed to the MX-6 as sight on the race back when he was in the weU. wting that it might be better for the MX-6 and we followed in the Robe, hut it weekend autocrosser if given bigger tires was fascinating to watch Evans vary his and stiffer antiroll bars. Sounds l i sn technique to suit each car's wits. excuse for a rematch to us. Tim?
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the British Grand Rix July 10. Mansell had said that he would be meeting Mr. Fenari "soon." Twice ManseU made arrangements to go to Maranello, but each time the Old Man's illness thwaned the meeting. The seriousness of Ferrari's decline in health was dramatized in June when Pope John Paul I1 traveled to Modena for a

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Enm F e d spent all of his life in the Po Valley of north centnl ilaly--inoaly in Mop U y in Turin and Milan-yet &na, his name had gone mnd tbe world sin= he sent ihb f i t ear whiih bore itto a nre in nearby Fiacenza in April 1947. Also on t h e car was whar had been Eazo Fwrari's own w i n g badge since 1923, a black stlllion pampant on a field of Modenese yellow. This was an adaprion of the emblem of Franeeseo Baracca. a loml flying hCro of World War 1. A w n t h later in Rome the 1.S-liter V12 Furari I25 was to wia Histaty for the Ferrari onme aod the Prwing Black H o w had &gun. That victory set a sfandard w h i i other Fwari cars pmetded to match on a
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F a d bd been m the Rciag division of Frmri driver to win the Fomnla Ow r&smove his a@nes to the I~P. AlhRomm,babin~mdilfta~ chqkdipw a a lady Schc*g m 1979.) Btlt somehow, thougb not nenssady hunin# home t o Modcar h good in 1939 A d witb the powafd cDgines h . s en- first n this brraLmtwgb or that, F e d -Snderiaflm)FmsdMl dDndFmari'~E~011f0~Wcnahk Mi d Y ~ b d r t o b C S b ~ h ~ ~ .

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~Mpcd~ssood~.PLroLPdi Fgnri, now 43. Thc youngex Punri is viap~osiht~~andownslOperaut inmest in it. Eazo Fanri owned 39 puwnt of the mmp.ny tbm b a e bia name; P h b f x b dcsigmmdooscbbuilda,I~A Fa, I t a l y ' s ~ v giant. 50 c pacclll.

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horn competition. (Enzo Fman was also to h ~nsmmental In Alfa's grvlng up racing in 1951 when a Ferrari beat the Alfenas at Silversrone in England.) Enzo F d was a compl~catedman, an mtemting man. Keen-minded, formidable. unyielding, theaaical. Much honored in his lifetime-he was also qualiticd to he called Commendorore and Cawlicrc4m wdl be Iiuthw honored in death. A statue of him is planned for lus bme town of Modena. But he uruld be no mere pmfoundly honowl than to have his name flash by on a splendid machine with an animalistic mar. s w i n g heads m its wake. Fenari..

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By Steve Cropley
Editor's NOU: ?'hi8 is t h c f i d i~rrJImd in Autoweek's sir-pan series on the cars qf ahr 1990s. nfocw~s on ahr vpronring products of Europe's sports and specialty car

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dynamic Liaes and a sloped-back grille. The drag factor is about 0.33 Cd. Dimensions of the new Aston an very similar to the nmcnt coupe, though there is more interior room, and the weight is claimed t o be lighter by several h u n d d pounds. The 5.dliter hand-built alloy V8 is mainrniaed. but it gels four valves pm cylmdcr, m a e to improve efficiency than to mercescpower.Inthenewguiseitisgmdf~ about 340 hp. but a Vantage version should take that reading well above 400 hp. Deliveries of the V8 wupe should begin in the fint half o f '89 (to those who got on the wailing list early). A Volante (convrrtible) version will be shown at Oeneva next

spring, and the powcrhwre vaniage vnrioo will arrive about a year later.

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forever. Top speed in wooded wilderness is close to maybe three mph. We can hike faster than that. What we used the Jimmy for was to move quickly, from one remote mountaintop to another. using the fastest paths available, to watch fue-breathing production rally cars chase the clock on liltletraveled back mads. It's something us "poseurs" l i e to do. Y w can also use a car for this duty. But the Jimmy, along with other enhies in the sport-utility marlet, is a comfy vehicle to do this in. In a four-wheeler you never have to worry much about bottoming out on a dirt road the way you do in a car. There also is more useful "living" area in a Jimmy; i.e., it's easier to use as a mobile shelter once you've reached a remote a r e a . Cars are intended more for driving, less for sleeping, camping and sitting amund. Getting to wild locales usually requins spending some time on a freeway. Ever go for a spin on the highway in a Mint 400 off-mader? Ever go for a spin i n a laundromat dryer? Same thing. The Jimmy's ride has been tuned for the pavement. With o p tional Delw-Bilstein shock absorbws it ody rarely allows its m c k heritage to show on smooth freeway. Over potholes and big cracks in the road it pitches more than a passenger car. Still, we rank the Jimmy as an acceptable vehicle for a cross-country jaunt, not as linear in steering as Nissan's Pathfinder, Jeep's Cherokee or Isuzu's Trooper, but better than the Bronco 11s we've driven and smoother than tbe shorter Mitsubishi MontedDodge Raider. One particular trait we found is the i m in 4wd than it Jimmy handles better on d

does in rear-drive-only mode. The fmnl wheels are less likely to bounce and hop in 4wd, which you can shift into at any speed. a f e w we twk advantage of often. Only Jeep offen wmparable shift-on-the-fly this year. Other four-wheelers must be lraveling at slow speed (usually under 25 mph) to shift into 4wd. which makes perfect sense if you're bushwacking. We prefer to have the option available at 60 mph. The 4.3 is the biggest engine available in this class. It maLs slightly less power than its closest rival, thc 173 hp lcep Chemkee 4.S liter, but 15 hp more than the 3.0-liter V 6 of the Nis~anPathtindcr and ToyMa 4Rutuw. 20 hp m a t than Bmnm n's 2.9-liter V6 and 51 hp more than the 2.6-liter four of Montem/Raider. Whnt you notiw most is the ability of the big-engined Jimmy to stay in ovadrive fourth gear of its automatic uansmission when you motor up freeway grades. It has emugh toque to spii all four wheels while you ioch up a dirt slope, too. There's much to be said for 4wd utility vehicles and their nearly endless application. The formula is useful, and the evolution of these trucks is p r d i g forward as quickly as that of many cars. It's no wonder that the market is booming. But then a lot of you already know that.
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S mors 'Sue found that women watch races, and t t means NASCAR now touts two types of suds

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he realization hit me in the " h & y Aids" aisle at the Safe way when I reached for Ti&. m y , I hadn't bought T i for & cldes! Why did my hand slide past my osual Ruh Stan to T & ? Because an image fmm a Sunday afternoon, spent at the N arena, roared past my inner eye. It was hmn Walhip's NASCAR Chcvy splsrhed with the T i d e logo. And so. ~theky,Iboughtthestuff. With that it d a d on me that NASCAR's W m Cup series had m m e a l o n g w y hornthechew and brew. "tahrs" and "awl" sponsors d old. Jusf kmk. The messages that sp*sb~carsmddrivingsuits tn no loilgu directed exclusively, uevmprimarily,to~.Thebch t & n have dixovmd -wwatchnccs. And. what's marc, that women do wwtoftheshopping. However, I get the notion that some NASCAR nabobs are a little uneasy with lhis hint o f feminization. Of murse, they welcome the infusion of new spollsor blood (ptifulsrly s h e their stalwart tobacco ~omp.nyspa- are f r c d with possible lc&hth to d tobacco pmticipaiion in TV sports). But then NASCAR is equally k q abut diluting their Good 01' Boy. '.One TOUgh Customer" image. Dilemma. Puts m in mind of a Chevy pickup huck

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This has given US a good boost for the championship and, of wurse, at the next race (Mid-ohio), we've mditiodly done very well." And as far as the efforl it took to win: "The car was as bad as any car I've had here at the slan of the race. but we made some changes in the pits and for most of the race it handled really well. But as you c d d see on he restam I had w power. A couple of times Al Sr. completely blew me off on restuts and one time I said to myself. 'This is my race' and I stand driving as hard as possible." Said Al Ir.: "There was no catching Bobby. On anythimg below half tanks my car was very loose. I was very slow through Turn Three and that made me slow all he way dorm the straightaway. But I'm happy to fmish and get some points. After not fmishing at Michigan we really needed lo finisb hen." There were also some happy bit players at Pocono, especially Roberto Guerrem. who hung in there all day in the STP Granatelli Lola and stole third place from Derek Daly on the last lap. Daly blamed Raul Boesel, slowed early with battery problems and later penalized a lap for passing the pace car in the pit lane, for gelling in his way even though Boesel was a coupk laps behind in fifth place.
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COMPETITION continued

NASCAR Champion Spark Plug 400, Brooklyn, Mich.

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about his victory in the Champion Spark Plug 400.m.andabouthisfatber. "We dedicated this race to my dad." Davey said after driving the RanierILundy Havolinc Thunderbird to a 4.43-second, sophomore jinx-breaking victory. "He's making propss," Davey said of his dad, undergoing therapy in a rehabilitation center near the family's home in Alabama. Davey's dialog with reporters was interrupted momentarily when Winston Cup points leader and Champion Spark Plug tunnemp Rusty Wallace enlered the room. "I knew where to find you," Wallace said. offering his wngratulations. "This has got to be good therapy for Bobby." And for Bobby's son, who a year ago became the fmt driver in Winston Cup history to win more than one race in his mokie season. Davey started the '87 searon on the
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front row at Daytona and fmished with five poles and victories at Talladega and Dover. But that was last year. This year there have been injuries to his father and to family hiend Neil BoM~II("be's halfway between an uncle and a brother to me." Davey said); "that, and everywe talking about that dadgum sophomore jinx." Combine engine problems, tire troubles and driver error, and the rookie wonder wondered if he'd become the sophomore blunder. Wondered. that is, until last week. AUison was fastest in paEtia Friday. Saturday, k turned to chassisman Tony Ria and said "Tony. I've got that feeling again." "It's been a long time since I've had that feeling." Allison said, recalling the cold chills of premonition he had before each of his victories last year. In fact the feeling became so strong as the weekend progressed, Allison felt so confident he smggled to "calm down," at one point climbing into his car and wriling "Think, Dummy" on his dashboard. Allison was fourth fastest in qualifying and was among 10 drivers exceeding the track record. "The CART race (here two weeks ago) put a lot of rubber down and

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who put Harry MeUing's CoorslMotorcraft T-Bird on the pole at 174.940 mph. "But the (recent) rain got the oil off and it's been cooler and Goodyear c a m out with a new tire. Put that all together," and you have a fast field with not quite a sesond sepan(ing Ellion's car from Chad Little's back in the 17th row. Things arc so balanced, in fact. that Allison was the 13th driver to win a Winston Cup race this m n . It took him only thne laps to soar into sscand place. He and Ellion then staged a msc-&tail. side-bsidc sbow until the fmt round of pit stops. After the stops (Elliott raking longa to change four tires while most tcams changed only outside wheels). it was Davey and Dale Eamhardl leading the field. "We weren't going lo take any unnecessary chances a r l y in the race," Allison said. "It was fun to get out there and m e with those guys. But we didn't want to punish the car.Wehwwwewaegoingtokfpstatthe end.Wehadaxalgoodsetofriresinthe pits. We ran on them in practice- yestaday and saved them just f n that reason." Davey admitted Ellion and Eamhardt were very s m g , but k bewfitlcd--at last-from
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and drove back to the pits. The track, they said, stayed clean-and greenthmugh Rudd's incident because his car didn't dump its oil. " W s an awful lot of luck that g w on and some of us get tangled up in back luck every once in a while; I know I've had my shan this year," Allison said. "We've had every kind o f problem you can think of this y e a r .Today I had d l sorts of thoughts going mmUgh my head." ~ & o n ~ - t h e were m thoughts of his jinxbreaking victory-and at a track-record 156.863 mpb, breaking (by d y 2 mph) the mark sct by Damll W h i p in this rsm in 1984-d. of course, of his father. "iUiinkthisiswhatitraliesIogetbrk on the winning t m k and get thc momnlum hrmed a m 4 for next year." Davey said. W e Allison lwks forward Io next year, both fm his own w i n e and his fathcr's re-

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To go faster, build more motor. the new front worked as intended, sticking plete King Cobra in existence. From that This theory worked fine-for a while. By the front tires like glue, the rear was M, light day until now, this rarest of the rare fast the time NASCAR ran its last beach race in that the tires spun down the straights and Fords has been h e collector car in residence at his Spananburg facility. 1958, some people were paying attention to body Driven only enough to keep things lubricated. Bud's shape. In the late '60s. King Cobra today shows when cars were approaching 200 mph lap averages at only 6 0 0 miles on the odometer and, except for Daytona and Tallakga, it the battery, is exacrly the became obvious that aem dynamics were NASCAR's way he received it. Though not in production next frontier. Innovators trim (his car mounts a filike Smokey Yuniek had alberglass front clip instead ready pointed in the right direction hack in Hudson of the planned sheet metal .wwrvnk.dtront body panels), this car is Hornet days by Bondoing ollp mp*ad th. in the frame rails to smooth pretty close to what the ymnlns opmlw the air flow. street-going King Cobras onth.noudth. Dodge started the aero would have looked l i e had 1070 stock Torlno. lhey made it into producwar of the late '60s with a Upht m u and revised Charger. Ford a n tion. Power is supplied by p o l l y ahfn in th. t e d with long-nosed ver429 cubic inches of wedgeG b Hour headed Cobra let big blmk sions of the Fairlane and doomsd Uu Klng Cobn 0 . nocm Montego ~ntermediates-backed up by an HG C-6 called Torino Talladegas and automatic transmission. True to Shinoda's design. Cyclone Spoiler I I s 4 h a t more than matched the new the car's configuration is Mopan' slipperiness. When the superiority of yawed sickeningly in the corners. Banjo stock Torino Cobra aft of iu prokding prothe new Fords and Mercurys became a p Matthews repons that the car's best lap boscis right down to the bedeviling parent, Dodge produced the winged and times were 20 mph below the blistering scooped-out backlight. Unlike its Talladega b e W Daylonas at midseasan in 1%9. 11 199.985 that Chargin' Charlie Glotzbach progenitors. Bud's KC does not have the was too liale loo late, and David Pearsoo had cranked out in his Daytona to sit on th re-rolled rocker panels that would have allowed NASCAR fabricators to lower the seized the ON title with his Holman & pole of the inaugural '69 Talladega race-and fully 10 mph slower than the previous ride height. Mwre's car also lacks the slagMoody Talladega. The a m bade was on. With back-to-back championships under year's racing Talladegas. gered rear shocks found on the 754 Tallahis belt ( P a o n also won the title in '68). Word of the new car's flaw reached the degas pmduced. Ford's racing chief lacque Passino should f o b in Ford's Dearborn "Glass House" The cabin is stock production 1970 I cut have been a happy man, especially with his just as the decision was being made O Torino. Bench seats dominate and park Bud seduction of Richard Petty into the Ford back corporate racing efforts on all fronts. behind a dash with few concessions to the fold. But Ford was commitled lo a twwyear The King Cobra racing program died car's racing heritage, except the odd, clumredesign plan-and the new Torino was swiftly, and Ford teams were left with the sily placed "barrel" tach. Air conditioning larger, with a huge grille opening. choice between new stock '70 Fairlanes or and power windows are about the only o p Passino asked Larry Shinoda to redesign the proven Talladegas and Spoiler 11s lions in the KC'S unsybaritic interior. the unpromising snout of the new-for-"70 (which many drivers reverted to by midseaParked next to a 1988 NASCAR T-Bird Faidanes. Working with designers Chuck son). Richard Petty, whose team had al- 962 (as envious Chevy driver Darrell WalMwntain and Ed Hall, Shinoda created the ready started work on a No. 43 King Cobra, m p calls them) in Mwre's shop, his KC King Cohra. The new front clip plunged quickly signed with Plymouth and ran a Su- pmvides a comparison of new and old aerosteeply in an arc from the windscreen to the perbird during the 1970 season. dynamic configurations. The lineage is obribbon-thin bumper. The resulting snout was The one roadwonhy King Cobra was vious, though the form differs. The King fully eight and a half inches longer than a being used by executives (until a planned Cobra program was stillburn due to design stock 1970 Torino. date with the crusher--common fate of flaws and powers beyond ie control, but the The rest of the King Cobra's design was failed R&D effons) when Bud Moore made one surviving King Cobra is a testament to pure Torino Cohra. This was both good and a trip to Dearborn to settle up accounts on what might have been--and what stock car had. including the new-for-'70 concave his Ford-sponsored '70 SCCA Trans-Am racing was circa 1970.

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