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Personal memory chips going bad.....but it looks like the #11 Hubert Bean wound up with and became a Bean Bandit #44 in 83.

 

But txtom will have the better recollection....

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Personal memory chips going bad.....but it looks like the #11 Hubert Bean wound up with and became a Bean Bandit #44 in 83.

 

But txtom will have the better recollection....

was this the camaro that Hubert ran a 17.50 at SAS (HWY 16) in?

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Glenn Bopp put this car together for Billy McGinnis (Spelling?) to race the Snow Ball the owners of the car parted ways at the race and the car went back to Glenns Shop minus the engine. Glenn wanted one of his new offset chassis in S.A. and he wanted Hubert Bean to own it. Hubert sold our old Bopp chassis to Carl Wentrick we put the rest of the money together and bought the car, put our old shop built 331 in. aluminum rod motor in it and started kickin ass with it. 70% left side weight combined with the Bean Bandits 20 + years of experience made this car hard to out run. It didn't spend much time in the corners.

 

17:50, not quite but it did turn sub 18's consistantly. This was in the day of outlaw late models, look at the roof line the spoiler and the airdam. If you couldn't run low 18's in that era you may as well leave it on the trailer.

 

As far as Fire Ball owning the track record you would have to ask Leon Grimes about that. Some will say that this car owns the fast time. This is the car that Hubert won his only Championship with. Glenn Bopp and I both knew he had it in him and I'm glad we had the chance to prove it.

 

Thank you for remembering our trips to the winners circle.

 

If you will check the record book at the New Pan American Speedway, Hubert also holds fast time there.

Edited by Hrodder

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To me the race cars and drivers of that era were the best and the cars the best looking. Oh the good old days!

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And Hubert held it at Austin for 4+ years until first Klestinec, and then Freddy Fryar broke his record in the late 70's. About 15 years after that, Johnny Walker got his TIDA car into the 13's at Austin (wow)

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Last week I aquired the Allison built Joe plowman mach 1 mustang .it's still in one piece but rough  ,Harvey laid a tree limb down on the rear right quarter and right front fender. Would anyone out there happen to have a fender or rear quarter they could donate as IAM going to restore her back to the way she looked when they first removed the Torino skin off to mustang.the build will be on a you tube channel so everyone can monitor the build anyone wanting to be apart of the build are welcome I am in the outside Houston area just off east 10  and needing any input from anyone in the formation of tech,records,photos or videos of this car in action on the track.i plan to use her for show or exibition runs only.she still has the plaque from Allison on the dash and possibly a Holman Moody block this I am not sure .I have a video of her right now and I will try to post it on e I figure out how .thank you for any responses on this great car.everyone involved will be acknowledged on you tube build that contributed in one way or the other.i am on my own at this point but I will do every thing to see this through .my day job is county water works department and my time is limited on the car.again thank you all and God bless.

 

 

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