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    Default Question for Reno Air Race Historians

    Just wondering if a spitfire has every raced and what year?

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    Default Re: Question for Reno Air Race Historians

    Yes. The Cleveland 1949 Air Races. A MK.X1Ve Spitfire TZ138 Race #80 named Canadian-Edmonton placed 3rd at a speed of 359.565. The plane was purchased for $1250. After the race the pilot,I think whose last name was McArthur, went to the banquet collected the winnings & after having a fallout with others involved took off the next morning with the winnings & wasn't heard from again so the story goes. The plane is still around & was last based in Richmond,BC as TZ138 C-GSSPT.
    Lockheed Bob

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    Default Re: Question for Reno Air Race Historians

    Bruce Lockwood also gently raced a Spit at the Phoenix races. They had a "stock" class, with Spit, P-47, and P-38 etc. Not real competitive racing, but great fun and good photo opportunities.

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    Default Re: Question for Reno Air Race Historians

    Quote Originally Posted by wingman View Post
    Bruce Lockwood also gently raced a Spit at the Phoenix races. They had a "stock" class, with Spit, P-47, and P-38 etc. Not real competitive racing, but great fun and good photo opportunities.

    Neal
    Didn't Price run both of his Spitfires at Phoenix, Neal? The bubble top Griffon and the Mark 9?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Jim View Post
    Didn't Price run both of his Spitfires at Phoenix, Neal? The bubble top Griffon and the Mark 9?
    Ok, But the answer was?
    John Slack

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    Default Re: Question for Reno Air Race Historians

    Quote Originally Posted by BellCobraIV View Post
    Ok, But the answer was?
    Don't you have a pair of Mustangs to finish restoring? Shouldn't your time be better spent focusing on the task at hand instead of trolling me? Besides...I want a ride when you're done with either Mustang (or both).

    AND after that, you have the HA-1112 'starter project' stored in your garage.

    Oh yeah, tough guy...and then we have to figure out how to recover your B-58 'intact'.


    But for the record, yes....Bruce Lockwood ran both of David Price's Spitfires at Phoenix 1995. The Mk. 9 was shockingly numbered #9. And the Mk. 14 was...anyone? Buehler? #14.

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    Default Re: Question for Reno Air Race Historians

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Jim View Post
    Oh yeah, tough guy...and then we have to figure out how to recover your B-58 'intact'.
    That sounds interesting!

    Jarrod

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    Quote Originally Posted by airtj View Post
    Just wondering if a spitfire has every raced and what year?
    In this website there is an interesting thread dated in 2008:
    http://www.aafo.com/hangartalk/showt...res-ever-raced

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    Default Re: Question for Reno Air Race Historians

    Quote Originally Posted by taglialavore View Post
    In this website there is an interesting thread dated in 2008:
    http://www.aafo.com/hangartalk/showt...res-ever-raced
    Guess the CAF Spitfire didn't go through

    Thanks for linking that though
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    Reno from '99 to '19

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    Default Re: Question for Reno Air Race Historians

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    Guess the CAF Spitfire didn't go through
    A lot of things didn't happen after Gary passed away.

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