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We can thank Dalton Mick (
email@example.com ) for these great shots, kicking off this
installment of NEW RIDES!
"The yellow is a stock 74 SPRINT photographed at Hot Wheels "Need for Speed" event in Speed, Kansas. It was the only other Ventura there besides mine. It was all original with new paint (I believe), it had the stock 350 in it still.
"The blue Ventura is a 74, that is from Great Bend Kansas. The picture was taken at the famous SRCA dragstrip there in Great Bend. Not for sure much about it, other than its a hatchback and is a strong competitor in its class."
'74 No More...
If you're a Hot Rod Magazine
subscriber, you probably saw the recent feature spread on a horrific (but
thankfully not fatal) crash of Eddie Timal's awesome twin-turbo 7-second '74
Ventura. Here is a link to the video of the crash.
"My son and I were looking for something a little older
that we could work on together for his first car. We weren't looking for a
1974 Ventura, but look what we stumbled into. It belonged to a little old
lady named Imogene in Oklahoma and had been parked in the garage since the
early 80's. Original paint (except for the top), with a 350 that was leaking
oil out of very hole.
|(L) The cell-phone original photo turned the car Navajo Orange, but a little help from Photoshop got it a little closer to reality (I hope). This is Dave Kohlmeier's '74, featured elsewhere in the '74 section in its original Denver Gold. Check out the unique setup Dave has under the hood! Hats off to him for doing something different. The L6 does have modest performance potential (BMW has proven that for years with their own 6 bangers) and this could be an option in view of ever-rising gas prices. Daily driver, anyone?|
|These 1974 charts were generously forwarded by Bill Dunne of www.74gto.com Ever wonder what the available colors looked like? Some of these are hard to see, but they should give you an idea of what was available. The charts even tell you where the paints were applied on the car.|
Your photos will be wildly appreciated by all, just forward them to Roland at firstname.lastname@example.org (jpgs work best).