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    Thanks!

    Jarrod

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    I hope this works, not too computer savvy. First one is of Mr. Boland showing Skip the missing rudder trim tab, second one is of Stiletto on the course "blowing oil ', I was in the pits later and saw Dave looking at the plugs proclaiming there was nothing wrong with the motor.

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    What ever happend to Stiletto?
    Cheers

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    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebutner
    What ever happend to Stiletto?
    As you now know - N332 was retro-converted into a beautiful TF-51, and here's a photo of her reappearance at Reno 1997 NCAR as Race #32.

    Alan Preston qualified her on Mon. 9/8/97 at 326.06-mph, too slow to make the class racing field that year. (He opted to race the MOF Bearcat Race #204).

    Photo was taken Mon. 9/15/97, of her taxiing-out for departure from Stead. BuckyD
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    And here she is a decade later. Photo from the Paul family P-40N.

    Neal


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    A shot from the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends 2007.
    Any word about whether or not Precious Metal is headed for this same fate?
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    Bill Garnett
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill@Interstell
    A shot from the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends 2007.
    Any word about whether or not Precious Metal is headed for this same fate?
    Not if interested parties have their way...

    One of those "we'll see" things!

    (hope it all works out the way the principals want it to)


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    A few Reno '85 STILETTO pics........................

    The Race #84 Team was amazingly- 'Lucky' to win a NCAR Gold Trophy with their 'right-out-of-the-box' rookie high-mod Unlimited (- & bypassing the usual multi-year 'test & teething' period required for most newly-built exotic Unlimiteds to reach top-contender status). These gremlins caught up with them in 1985- preventing the Stilletto gang from defending their Gold Champion crown, though Skip Holm qualified #84 second-fastest at 442.479-mph (behind Neil Anderson in Race #8 Dreadnought @ 443.129-mph & just ahead of Skip's 1984 rival- Rick Brickert in #4 Dago Red @ 442.008-mph, 3rd-fastest qualifier). Race #84 got a DNS in the 1985 Gold Final when her main gear wouldn't retract after takeoff for the start of the race. Fans will long remember this race being surprisingly-won by Steve Hinton in #1 Super Corsair, after leader Neil Anderson in #8 Dreadnought mistakenly cut Outer 8 Pylon on the final turn of the 8-lap final.

    The first three shots were taken Sun. 9/15/85:

    1. Skip Holm sits in #84's cockpit as Stiletto gets towed past the Home Pylon to her spot in the Gold final lineup before the grandstands.

    2. Reno 1985 Unlimited Gold contenders (L-R): #84 Stiletto/P-Skip Holm, #25 Thunderbird/P-Lefty Gardner, #6 Sumthin' Else/P-John Crocker, #7 Strega/P-Ron Hevle, #11 Miss America/P-Bud Granley, #15 Furias/P-Lloyd Hamilton, #4 Dago Red/P-Rick Brickert, #1 Super Corsair/P-Steve Hinton, #8 Dreadnought/P-Neil Anderson & Bob Hoover's 'Old Yeller' P-51 Pace Plane.

    3. Gold Unlimiteds staged for takeoff on main runway as Hoover buzzes over them ('Let's Go Racin'!). Fans need to keep in mind that during this Reno racing era, the Unlimited Class Gold field was really stacked with many 'heavy-hitter' race contenders, and taking home a Gold Trophy was quite an accomplishment!

    4. Two photos of Skip Holm & Stiletto taking-off for departure from Stead on Mon. 9/16/85. (Great 3/4-frontal angle & R/H profile showing stock P-51 belly-scoop removal mod for comparison).

    5. Last shot is another good R/H profile of Skip driving Race #84 down along the fast West Chute (aka-'Valley of Speed') on Mon. 9/9/85 during Unlimited qualifying period. Racing colors for '85 were essentially the same as the year before (save for a few embellishments here & there).

    BuckyD
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    S W E E T !!!!!!

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