Happy 5/1600 Day!

BajaJT

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Bob Giese built 5-1600, owned by Les Carter (RIP) I raced a few times for him, this is the Firecracker 250 in Barsow, we broke a rear trailing arm while leading, finished 4th at Riverside same year (1984), the land rush start was fun. It was a desert car with to high Ring and Pinion so we ran the whole race in second and third gear.

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harleys dad

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Bob Giese built 5-1600, owned by Les Carter (RIP) I raced a few times for him, this is the Firecracker 250 in Barsow, we broke a rear trailing arm while leading, finished 4th at Riverside same year (1984), the land rush start was fun. It was a desert car with to high Ring and Pinion so we ran the whole race in second and third gear.

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What ever happened to this car, classic Giese build. There were so many 51600 cars built in the 70s and 80s I often wonder where they all went. Buying a fully built car from Bob could not have been cheap at all and like most they just vanished
 

BajaJT

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What ever happened to this car, classic Giese build. There were so many 51600 cars built in the 70s and 80s I often wonder where they all went. Buying a fully built car from Bob could not have been cheap at all and like most they just vanished
Man! I wish I knew, it was a ball joint car (which I didn't think would last as I have all was had Link pins) worked really great, I raced in Parker with Les's step son Clyde Reese, who I raced bikes with in the desert, we had a flat on the Cal side and Clyde rolled it on the Arizona side, Tom Neth (who I shared shop with) helped me put a new top on it,shortly after that Les passed on and the family took the car.
Speeking of the Neths, they built a realy fast but low budget 5-1600.
 

harleys dad

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Man! I wish I knew, it was a ball joint car (which I didn't think would last as I have all was had Link pins) worked really great, I raced in Parker with Les's step son Clyde Reese, who I raced bikes with in the desert, we had a flat on the Cal side and Clyde rolled it on the Arizona side, Tom Neth (who I shared shop with) helped me put a new top on it,shortly after that Les passed on and the family took the car.
Speeking of the Neths, they built a realy fast but low budget 5-1600.
Neth and I had a great race at the 87 Firworks race, I led most of the day tirned it over to Cam Steele he went off a hill and back up and that cost us the win. We were very clse all day and night
 
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