Jump to content
  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 8 Guests (See full list)

    • There are no registered users currently online

Kanter Concepts & n2a Motors, 789 Chevy.


cdanteek

Recommended Posts

The 789

 

"Named for the three years represented in the overall design, 1957 Chevrolet, 1958 Chevrolet and 1959 Chevrolet models, the 789 Chevy is instantly recognizable by car buffs from around the world. With a price tag of $135,000 you can get in and go anywhere, drive a speeds of up to 190 MPH and get 25 miles per gallon while crusing on the highway. All 789 Chevy*s are equipped with Corvette standard equipment including the 400 HP V8 engine."

 

cd

Link to comment
Share on other sites

cd's original link worked fine for me Neil. BTW, that's an "ugly" looking Chevy as far as I'm concerned. And you might get away with opening it up over in Germany and on one of the long straight stretches of hightway down in Texas. There's one stretch of highway the runs for 100 miles and is straight as a string. Either there of out in Utah on the Boniville Salt Flats just west of Salt Lake City. One of the worlds speed records was set there at over 600 mph :D

 

Frank...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

cd's original link worked fine for me Neil. BTW, that's an "ugly" looking Chevy as far as I'm concerned. And you might get away with opening it up over in Germany and on one of the long straight stretches of hightway down in Texas. There's one stretch of highway the runs for 100 miles and is straight as a string. Either there of out in Utah on the Boniville Salt Flats just west of Salt Lake City. One of the worlds speed records was set there at over 600 mph :D

 

Frank...

 

Man, I remember Craig Breedlove (sp?) back in the 60's. He broke his own speed records at the Flats, for a few years.

 

The Beach Boys had a song about him, on their "32" album. I believe the song, and Breedlove's car was called "The Spirit of America", same as the name of the plane of a famous aviator. :) (Charles Lindbergh)

 

The car was much faster than the plane. :lol:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah, true story Bruce. As a matter of fact it was old Craig that actuall really smashed the old record. I can't remember his name right now but there was one other dude that held the record for years at just a tad over 400 mph. Then breedlove came alog with his Spirit of America and wiped out that record , but good !!

 

I'm not sure of this but as I recall, that other guy got killed trying to set a world speed record in a boat, but I could be mistaken.

 

EDIT: I just remembered that other guys name. It was John Cobb. I think the newestr land speed record is now somewhere around 760mph by a guy named "Green".

Frank...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah, true story Bruce. As a matter of fact it was old Craig that actuall really smashed the old record. I can't remember his name right now but there was one other dude that held the record for years at just a tad over 400 mph. Then breedlove came alog with his Spirit of America and wiped out that record , but good !!

 

I'm not sure of this but as I recall, that other guy got killed trying to set a world speed record in a boat, but I could be mistaken.

 

EDIT: I just remembered that other guys name. It was John Cobb. I think the newestr land speed record is now somewhere around 760mph by a guy named "Green".

Frank...

 

The problem with age is, I remember it like it was yesterday, and I do have the name of the previous record holder, on the tip of my tongue. Unfortunately, it isn't on the tip of my brain. :(

 

And, I am too lazy to surf the net looking for the answer. lol

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"At the Salt in 1967 we were going like a bomb. Then she got the wobbles just over half way through the run. To slow her down I sat up. The wind tore my goggles off and the blast forced my eyeballs back into my head - couldn't see a thing. We were so far off the black line that we missed a steel marker stake by inches. I put her down - a few scratches all round but nothing much else". At the time Burt was traveling at close to 206 mph!"

 

I don't know why, but I just thought this quote by Burt was funny. Now that guy had some kind of intestinal fortitude to be going over 200mph on a bike !! :D

 

Frank...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The 789

 

"Named for the three years represented in the overall design, 1957 Chevrolet, 1958 Chevrolet and 1959 Chevrolet models, the 789 Chevy is instantly recognizable by car buffs from around the world. With a price tag of $135,000 you can get in and go anywhere, drive a speeds of up to 190 MPH and get 25 miles per gallon while crusing on the highway. All 789 Chevy*s are equipped with Corvette standard equipment including the 400 HP V8 engine."

 

cd

Its been done before - Johnny Cash - One Piece at a Time (lyrics)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Man, I remember Craig Breedlove (sp?) back in the 60's. He broke his own speed records at the Flats, for a few years.

 

I believe the song, and Breedlove's car was called "The Spirit of America", same as the name of the plane of a famous aviator. :) (Charles Lindbergh)

 

The car was much faster than the plane. :lol:

 

 

Err Bruce - Lindbergh's 'plane was 'Spirit of St. Louis' ;)

post-2743-1184504897.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...