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Kreisler Raceco's-where r they now?

harleys dad

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How's about a Mickey Thompson driven Raceco from the 1983 Baja 1000... That would be a find..

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the one MT drove in the 1982 Baja 1000 was a single seat that looked like this color wise and was for sale a while back for a stupid sum of money, about 3 times what it would be worth! I dont think MT woulfd fit in the buggy above. Infact it looks like David driving with his world war 1 goggles he use to wear lol Maybe he did in 83, dont remember but I know the car he drove in 82 might show some day at Norra. Why else would 1 pay that much for a old out dated car?
 
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La Tijereta

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I have a image somewhere of MT's 82' single seat Raceco coming through San Matais wash.. That was the year he won overall for the cars...
 

jsallenbach

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That picture of the gold Raceco was the "rental" car from Raceco. Mickey did drive that car at the 83 1000. Kevin Pirtle from transwest rode with him at that race. The single seat car he drove was owned by jack motley and later owned by Greg Aronson from fat, then the greenways. Came up for sale back east couple months ago for huge asking price.


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g.out racing

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Oh ya, actually 4, how could I forget one of the first, if not the first A-arm class 1 cars......which tim mcdonnell piloted to an overall down in plaster city......
I bought that car in 1995 from a guy in Folsom Ca. I raced it in Larana 95-96,Score 1997 and updated 2.7 Porsche to a 3.6 and than the Herbst Truggy came about and I cut back half off and put a 550HP V8 and raced it in 1999 to battle the truggy and had a few good runs against them. Unfortunately I let a friend test the car for me and he yard saled it about 100MPH and that was the end of that car, such a bad day in my life.. Here are few pics. Sorry Raceco fans. image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg
 

TOOLBAG

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Rick Scalzo had plenty of Raceco's come through the ranch in his day.He still talks to Dave.Try getting a hold of Tim Scalzo at G&S Race Prep in Lake Elsinore.
 

retroblazer

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I am virtually sure that Jimmie Crowder of Tallahassee, FL. won Class 2 in the 80's at the Mint 400, in a Raceco. For all I know, they still have the car.
 

jsallenbach

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Pretty sure he did, and I believe tom Martin of Martin brothers racing was driving with him. Very nice class 2 he had.


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Steve_Sourapas

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I actually had 4 Raceco's in the day. Built single seaters in 1983 and late 1985. Had a 2 seat prerunner that I built in 1984 and raced it once at the 1984 Baja 1000. And finally I built a Class 2 in late 1987 and raced it in 1988 & 1989. After I sold all of them I have no idea where they ended up. No desire to restore or drive those buggies again as it was a rough ride.
 

bhernquist

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I just got my first RACECO - Steve Mamer's old 12 car. Not sure of the history, so if anyone has information, please chime in. My son, Trey, drove it in his first race in class 12 over the weekend at the Record Alamo 200. 2nd place! Not too bad for a 16 year old in a 1980s vintage Raceco 10856786_1057255940956698_4785726455570713803_o.jpg 11080733_1057256070956685_4008989681368936095_o.jpg 10856554_1057256107623348_7662655089722361337_o.jpg 10357702_1057725924243033_6255115447154688513_o.jpg on a tough, technical course and with little or no experience. Proud dad.
 

ChrisW

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bhernquist...I think your belonged to Shad Kennedy a few year's back. It used to have forward canted front shocks and was a really fun car to drive...I raced it in the 2002 500. Don't quote me, but before that I think it belonged to one of the James Brothers that had outlaw racing?
 

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mexracer10

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I bought that car in 1995 from a guy in Folsom Ca. I raced it in Larana 95-96,Score 1997 and updated 2.7 Porsche to a 3.6 and than the Herbst Truggy came about and I cut back half off and put a 550HP V8 and raced it in 1999 to battle the truggy and had a few good runs against them. Unfortunately I let a friend test the car for me and he yard saled it about 100MPH and that was the end of that car, such a bad day in my life.. Here are few pics. Sorry Raceco fans. View attachment 152897View attachment 152898View attachment 152899
Did that car have a mid engine with th400 and narrowed down 9 inch? I saw that car at the last fireworks 250, loved that car.
 

bhernquist

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bhernquist...I think your belonged to Shad Kennedy a few year's back. It used to have forward canted front shocks and was a really fun car to drive...I raced it in the 2002 500. Don't quote me, but before that I think it belonged to one of the James Brothers that had outlaw racing?
Chris: Thanks. That looks like it!
 

La Tijereta

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bhernquist...I think your belonged to Shad Kennedy a few year's back. It used to have forward canted front shocks and was a really fun car to drive...I raced it in the 2002 500. Don't quote me, but before that I think it belonged to one of the James Brothers that had outlaw racing?
This looks to be the "James Gang" car from the 99' 500...
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docramo

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I bought the Fry Racing circa '90 2 seat Raceco. It was raced in Class 10 with Fry's and Scott Steinberg.
Updated in 1994 to FAT type 4 and Hewland and painted desert camo.
Used mainly as prerunner in So Cal and Baja.....great car and I really miss her
Burnt to the ground at home in the Freeway Complex Fire along with everything we owned.Tough day to watch it and 2 other buggies get tossed in a dumpster. Would have been a great NORRA ride.......still looking.
 

Tony C

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Gary Haugley at B & R Buggies in Oceanside has the Grove Lumber 2 seat Raceco mounted on the outside of his building. It was damaged beyond repair during a fun run so he saved the good side and made it a building sign !
 
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