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    Default Quiz time. Purpose built racers

    What year had the most purpose built racers in the sunday gold line up?

    Minimum requirement to be considered " Purpose Built " would be one step further than what Dan Martin did to RRIII that year awhile back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingjibus View Post
    What year had the most purpose built racers in the sunday gold line up?

    Minimum requirement to be considered " Purpose Built " would be one step further than what Dan Martin did to RRIII that year awhile back.
    Do you know the answer or is it open for interpretation? I recently watched this video of Brad's, I think this is up there if not the winner

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1YTkLc5yDo&t=2s
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    Do you know the answer or is it open for interpretation? I recently watched this video of Brad's, I think this is up there if not the winner

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1YTkLc5yDo&t=2s
    I dont. Still trying to decide if it was the 80's or 90's... I have some ideas, but I do not have the incredible recall that Brad or others have.

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    Default Re: Quiz time. Purpose built racers

    That year is definitely a contender. That was such a good one. I feel so spoiled sometimes.

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    Default Re: Quiz time. Purpose built racers

    1988.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichH View Post
    1988.
    Line up?

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    Default Re: Quiz time. Purpose built racers

    Quote Originally Posted by flyingjibus View Post
    Line up?
    Not completely certain, but here's a stab at it:

    Strega
    Rare Bear
    Yancy's Yak
    Mr. Awesome
    World Jet
    Tsunami
    Dreadnought
    Furias
    Super Corsair
    Vendetta (?)
    Racer X (?)
    Stiletto (?)
    Last edited by RichH; 09-12-2017 at 11:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichH View Post
    Not completely certain, but here's a stab at it:

    Strega
    Rare Bear
    Yancy's Yak
    Mr. Awesome
    World Jet
    Tsunami
    Dreadnought
    Furias
    Super Corsair
    Vendetta (?)
    Racer X (?)
    Stiletto (?)
    Just noticed the qualifier of "Sunday Gold Lineup", so obviously some of those are out.

    I would say that 1988 probably had the most as far as purpose-built entries...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichH View Post
    Not completely certain, but here's a stab at it:

    Strega
    Rare Bear
    Yancy's Yak
    Mr. Awesome
    World Jet
    Tsunami
    Dreadnought
    Furias
    Super Corsair
    Vendetta (?)
    Racer X (?)
    Stiletto (?)
    Stiletto was there for sure. I think Spectre (racer X) was still Jeanie in 88?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingjibus View Post
    Stiletto was there for sure. I think Spectre (racer X) was still Jeanie in 88?
    The records from that year indicate he was racing it as Leeward Air Ranch Special. I think it ceased to be Jeannie when it was sold to Leeward in 1983.

    http://reports.airrace.org/1964-1997...ted.Report.pdf

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