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Author Topic: Dodge Charger Daytona #6 at the 1970 New York Auto Show, April 4-12th.  (Read 823 times)
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« on: July 30, 2018, 07:19:13 PM »

A few weeks ago a I received a nondescript envelope in the mail from my good friend in New York, Steven Juliano.
Inside it contained a vintage photo of AMX/3, and in the background, a 69 Daytona!!
Photo was taken at the 1970 New York Auto Show, held April 4th to 12th.
Found the July, 1970 issue of Car Life that contained an article on the event.
Guess what?  In one photo of AMX/3, the upper left hand corner shows a tire and wing stripe.

All these years, the #6 Baker Show Car that Chrysler paid Cotton Owens to make for them,
has been archived in this magazine. Oddly enough, the New York Show was on at the same time
the Alabama 500 was running.  

Well regarded Stock Car Racing Magazine covered the event and the fastest lap recorded during the race was achieved by
Lee Roy Yarborough, hitting 199.1, leading a draft.  Buddy Baker pushed a real Owens race Daytona to an actual recorded
lap of 198.   These are both great speeds, since the cars had no side glass!


 

 

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 08:16:43 PM »

Gotta love the locking gas cap on a real NASCAR racer.    yesnod

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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 06:23:57 AM »

Here is the car that was at the Alabama 500. 


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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 10:45:05 AM »

Notice the flair on the actual race car versus the show car in New York.
Race car tire is cambered out, show car is not.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 11:42:31 AM »

Don't forget that Andy Agosta, the man who took care of the show car in 1970 said that when it was not on display, the car was in storage as part of the exhibit inventory.     The show car is clearly the one that exists today.    At the time of it being displayed, it was the property of Chrysler Corp.   It was probably still Chrysler's property when it was placed in the Darlington museum. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 12:32:28 PM »

The 500 that Sam Posey ran for Cotton at Riverside in '70.


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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 12:38:04 PM »

'69 World 600 at Charlotte.


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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2018, 12:39:14 PM »

'69 National 500 at Charlotte.


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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 12:39:54 PM »

'69 Fall Rockingham.


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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 12:40:33 PM »

Have you ever had a good look at the chassis on the show car?
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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2018, 07:51:50 PM »

In color


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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2018, 08:34:35 AM »

So now we know there was a show Daytona and race Daytona at the same point in time!
There are differances in these pictures that should help prove which one remains today?
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2018, 09:19:25 AM »

there was a long post with cotton owens son and doug s  .Deated details over the car
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1969 R4 Daytona XX29L9B410772
1970 EV2 Superbird RM23UOA174597
1970 FY1 Superbird RM23UOA166242
1970 EV2 Superbird RM23VOA179697
1968 426 Road Runner RM21J8A134509
1970 Coronet RT WS23UOA224126
1970 Daytona Clone XP29GOG178701
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2018, 01:45:21 PM »

Too bad I was only 7 years old at the time because I was at the NY Auto Show with my Dad. I probably saw both cars & thought they were great, but I didn't own a cell phone with a camera back then.  lol

We lived in NYC until 1971 & later moved just across the river into NJ & went to this show as well as the custom car show every year from around 1968 until maybe 1975.
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