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1969 Sprint Car

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Don Edmunds No. 83
Don Edmunds Sprint Car

Vehicle Type:

Sprint Car

Year Built:

1969>/p>

Built By:

Don Edmunds

Suspension:

4 Bar Cross Torsion

Engine:

Chevrolet V-8, Fuel Injected, Methanol Fuel, 327 to 377 cubic inch

History:

This Don Edmunds 4-bar creation was one of the earlier successful sprint cars with 4 torsion bar suspension. This design became the dominate sprint car chassis suspension and is still extremely close in design to the sprint cars built 40 years later. Don Edmunds was inducted into the NSCHofF, (National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa), in 1991.

The first owner was Glen Swinney. It was raced exclusively in the CRA, (California Racing Association) with various successful drivers including Rick Goudy, Bobby Olivero, Tony Simon and Bud Gilbert among others.

Templeton, California resident, Rick Goudy, made his return to sprint car racing at Ascot Park in Gardena, California aboard the Glen Swinney owned Don Edmunds creation of May of 1971. This was three years after his extremely serious accident at the same track.

This car had a storied life and went on to become the property of 10 different owners. It traveled throughout the state and also raced in the NARC, (Northern Automobile Racing Club), organization and at various local tracks such as Merced, CA, Hanford, CA and Santa Maria, CA. After being destroyed in a crash at Hanford, California, it was purchased by Dave Masterman of Fresno who performed this beautiful restoration.

Glenn Swinny

Glen Swinny and crew at the 605 Speedway

Rick Goudy and Glen Swinney

Rick Goudy and Glen Swinney
celebrating a victory

Owner:

Woodland Family Collection

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