Independent from Long Beach, California on February 21, 1969 · Page 34
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 34

Long Beach, California
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Friday, February 21, 1969
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C-6--INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) L»n| inch, C«W., FrliUr, F«b. 11, IM» Lions Drag Strip Will Produce Own 6 Laugli-In' Comedy By ALLEN Lions Drag Strip will produce us own "Laugh- In" comedy Saturday night when 50 funny cars do their own thing in the Grand Inaugural Rinny Car Championship. A 56,000 purse has lured some of the nation's top funny car talent, who will try 10 make the conversion from guaranteed money match races to Lions' fomuu of open competition. Among the newest converts to the open arena will be Charlie Allen's WOLFE funny air series with Li00 points, followed by John Mazmanian with St'O. Points arc awarded on the following basis: 200 for qualifiers, 300 for semifinalists, 400 for runner- sup, and 500 for winners. An additional 100 points are awarded for low elapsed time and top speed of the day. Qualifying will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday with eliminations scheduled for 2 p.m. l.ES RICHTER," former linebacker with the Rams JytOTCXR, SPORTS Saddleback Dudge Dan; Fred Goeske's new ' t h o u sand Oaks-based Plymouia Road Runner; 1969 Barracuda threat Larry Christopherson from Phoenix, Ariz.; the famed Super Chief Dodpe Charger of Dave Beebe, and \Vhit- ticr's Rich Siroonian. driver of Big John Mazmani- aji's candy apple red Barracuda. : Headlining the card is 3ohn Schumacher of Park ·Ridge, 111., in his Stardust Barracuda. which has .clocked a low elapsed time of 7.43 seconds this season. Unveiling new equip- .nient primarily for the Inaugural will be Jack Chrisman of Long Beach who \vill drive a 19S9 Much 1 Mustang with a blown 427 Ford engine. Al Vander Woude's Flying Dutchman Dodge Charger makes Lions the ' last stop before heading East on tour. Admission is So per adult for the eliminations which get under way at 7 p.m. * W f * ..-TOP FUEL and the e-ver-present funny cars Head into the third round of. the $33,000 All-Pro "Championship series Sunday at Orange County International Raceway. Drivers who earn the most points in the first three heat eliminations advance to the All-Pro final on March 29 with more than $7,000 in prize and accessory money going to the winners. · . Long Beach's Tom Mc- E,wen is deadlocked with Steve Carbone of Los Angeles in the top fuel division with 800 points gathered during the Dec. 29 and Feb. 9 match races. Don Schumacher, who also will race at Lions Saturday night, leads the All Scotches are good. One Scotch is so good its the worlds best seller. $750 / i J f l U Jnhko Gets Job ATLANTA (UPI) -- The Atlanta Falcons Thursday rchired ousted assistant couch Bill Jo'oko as an area scout to cover a nine-stale area in the northeast. iMark New Coach R O C H E S T E R , X.Y. (tPO -- Pat Stark, offensive buckfield coach at Harvard, was appointed looiball coach for the University of Rochester Thursdav. O'Sullivan on Gaeli Dennis O'Sullivan. for- St. Mary's Gaels vtrsiry mi-r St. Anthony short- siii-p. was selected to the baseball roster, freshman. H« is TRIUMPH INTRODUCES THE TR-6 Triumph's newest addition to its sports car line is the (j-cylinder, 2500cc TR-6. Power disc brakes up front, independent rear suspension and radial ply tires are some of the features of the two-seater. IMPORTED NOTES ITACTS By BILL EMERY and currently President of Riverside International Raceway, has been appointed vice-president of Operations and Racing Act i v i t y of Michigan International Raceway. Richter's new position was made possible by the recent purchase of 47 per cent of Riverside Raceway by the Michigan firm. HIGH OEAR -- Two more can, barn pfr.vertd tr/ modified Chevrolet itock block engines with pUton displacement of 318 cubic Inches, Increased the official indlanaoolls 500 entrv list to nine Thursday - · - Max L. Dudley of Auburn, V.'ash.f wa* one of trw entrants and will !on Georne Benson as tne second rook I» who will try to crack- the starting lineup for thr 53nJ Memorial Day Gasslc on May 30. A -Held of 70 drivers, headed by Ron Scfiuessler and Eddie Sautr, v/lll face off In a 10-event pros ram of FIgure-8 modified and stock cars Sunday afternoon at Ascot Park In Garden* . . . Threfi-quarier mldgsts will battle Sunday at 2 p.m. over Trolan Soeedways banked clav oval . . . Ths raceway Is located one block west nf Garrield Ave. on Soutn Ave. In South Gait. PCC Members Spread Out for Indoor Meets Sixteen Pacific Coast Club track and field mem- h »rs have n busy schedule this weekend. John Rambo, Ron 'Full and Ed Caruthers will high jump and John Lawson will run the 1500 meters tonight at the U.S. Olympic Invitational in N'ew York City. Saturday Tull and Lawson travel to Cleveland for the Knights of Columbus meet. Caruthers and Rambo join teammates John Dobroth (HJ), Greg Heet (HJ), George Scott (mile), Steve Crane (mile). George Woods (SP), Leon webster (1000), Tom Von Ruden (1000), Dave Perry (1000), Darryl Taylor (1000), Brian P o l k i n g h o r n s (60HK), Dave Smith (HJX and Gayle Hopkins (LJ) Saturday night for the San Diego Invitational. A new high-performance sports car from England, ihe Triumph TR-6. offers a high lorque six-cylinder engine, vacuum powered disc brakes up front, radial ply red band tirci. four-speed all-synchro gearbox anil independent rear s u s p e n s i o n f o r smoother riding. Other features include a leather-covered p a d d e d steering wheel and gear shift knob for non-slip grip and sure control. 'Ihe vinyl bucket seats feature folding head restraints to allow easy access to tlu; luggage platform behind the front seats. Another Triumph innovation is the magnetic gas cap which seals with six pounds of magnetic force. Mag type wheel covers are standard equipment on die TR-6 and 60 spoke wire wheels are available as optional equipment as is also an overdrive which operates in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gears. The addition of an a n t i - swav bar in front and Fast Wins by Isaac, Pearson DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (/P) -- David Pearson and Bobby Isaac won a pair of 125-mile races Thursday, setting tlie stage for Uie richest stock car race ever run, the $206,000 Daytuna 500 Sunday. Buddy Baker and Isaac already had the f r o n t row nailed down the fastest opening day qualifying speeds. Record qualifier Pearson, who ran the first race lap at better than 190 miles an hour, earned the third starting place in the feature with his victory. Charlie Goltzbach will start beside him m ihe second row because of his runner-up finish to Isaac. Pearson and four others in the new Ford Talladega models dominated the opening race after Baker retired early because of vibration in his Dodge Charger. Dodge was 1-2-J in :he second race as Paul Goldsmith took third place. Richard Petty in a Ford was fourth although he brushed the outside concrete wail twice. wider 15-inch by 15'^-inch wheels wiih radial ply tires improve the handling of the famed spurts car. ke-siyhn.y ol tin 1 huod aiul f i o m e n d ;;ive t h r 1R-6 handsome lines that are classic but functional. Wrap-around b u m p e r s front and rear offer maximum protection. Roll-up windows, front- hinged safety hood, locking trunk with courtesy light, anti-burst door locks and one key, either side up, for ignition and door are some (if the special features of the new Triumph. A non-glare walnut f i n - ish dash with big 5-inch tachometer and 5-inch speedometer straddling the steering column give an impressive inside appearance to the sports car. The TR-6 delivers in Long Beach for $3,325 plus tax, license and handling. Triumphs are sold and serviced locally by Jim Gray Imports al 3515 Atlantic Ave. Redondo -- 63 anglers on 3 boats cii'jQ'n 2-! calico bass, 103 bonlla, U cov/ coa 6:7 rock cod; 17 anolcrs on I oarge efluo'it 17 calico bass, 1?9 bonito. Belmom Pier -- 14 anqlcrs en 1 barat uvj[i'-1 ? boniio. 15 peich, .1 cdiico bass. San Dicoo -- 67 annlers on 2 boms t.n.uiit 69 while sea bdss, 21 vcllowlail, I :ijlibijt. pierpoint Landing - - 34 i-m-ileis on 2 bv,!s Crjuohl .1 calico bass, 103 ooni'o, i'i rcci; cod, 37 miscellaneous. Oceanside -- 21 diiyle:? on '.' boats cauQ- 1 ! 6 barracuda, 45 ca ico :iass. 3 I'c.iiDut. -.s niisic-ilansous. Davev's Lockftr -- 10 ai"j:-?^ on 1 £oj' caiBnt 157 roc 1 . c;i Football in J u n e A I LAN i A Ga. (/ft -1 he ninth annual Coaches All-America football game will be played June 2S, it was learned Thursday. CAXb EVENTS Submit advtrtfeemcflti f»r flib column to Bill Emery bv noon Wednesday for, rodivs mttw. SMC* is killed at «.«, oer column inch w Me p*r lint bard on 14 linn ttf Ineft. ' SATURDAY -- 1949 Grand InauQural Fun-. nv Car Oiampionshlo. 50 tunnv cars entered: Fred Gorske's n?w Ronrlrmv ner, Stardust Barracuda* Flying Dutch- 1 man, Doug's Javelins, Charlie A:i-n, Jack Ctirisman's nw Mach l Mustang.' Bio John Maimanljn, Ray Alley, Dn.h Lcehr'i Stampede, Suocr Ciiic-f. many- x more. Adm. 53.00, Cnildreii under 1? $ frte v.'ilh Bdult. Pit Pass S1.CO. Qualify- 1 IIQ i;30 to 6 o.rTi.; eliminations beyin r? '/ D.m. Lions Drao Strlo, ??3rd 4 Ala- * meda In Wilmington. Ph. (213) 474-091. SUNDAY -- Licrii Suoer Stock, ihov.'coom stock, sas'tlass eliminalor racing. Admission S2.0B. Ooen 9 a.m. !i!l 4:30 o.:u. WEDNESDAY -- Grudge racino i a.m. to 10 D.m. at Lions. Admission 52.00. SUNDAY -- Djtsun Owners Club of America 3-stage fun run 10 River s.ide Daft? f-esti'.'Hl at Intiio. Siaris 7 a.m. ai [.',$·/ Co. auto center, H^wmorne and ArTeais, R'dnnrfo Bear,}]. Breakirnt At SiRrfv'-i, universitv m3 Iowa, Riverside J .i.n-. All (,; r-. we'r.nm?. Prices. S?.'/ C.V Dash.p'ioues. Into : il'Sil 5H-1U6 o Built to take more punishment than any car you can buy for under $2000. With 35 safe, dependable miles to a gallon of gas. The more you look into economy cars, the belter (17QD Renault looks. Look into Renault, $ | / SJSf today. 1 n*f\ Long leach Blvd. 140U 432-S9U Open Sunday WOW For the money you spend on an imitation TR'6 you can buy a TR-6. A sporty'car may be almost a sports car. Almost, but not quite. The new Triumph TR-6 is the real thing. High torque six cylinder engine with a four-speed all-syn- chromesh gearbox to handle it. Independent rear suspension to straighten curves and smooth bumps. Disc brakes up front, rack-ancl- pinion steering and wide-profils radial ply tires on mag-type wheels. All standard equipment. Why play make-believe? Ths TR-6 is the real thing...for ths same money as the imitation. Maybe even less. Come in and see. ' 6 9 ' s H e r e Now j JimGraylmports 3515 Atlantic 424-0951 ·''· Here's the SALE of SALES llegurdlessofthepricc.yatti ietourprice before you Inry. Ford Cortina Our 1969's art arriving end will go on sal« soon The Nation's Top Selling Dealer Announces CLOSE-OUT on All Remaining 1968'/ 2 CORTINAS tear after year more peupln buy Cortiiutt from Plasa Motor.! than any other dealer. THIS IS YOUR BEST GUARANTEE OF THE LOWEST PRICE AVAILABLE Travel 1S miles Suva The Diff»renc» · FORD'S Lowest Priced Car · 30 miles-per-gallon ·SeatsS Larg»Adulls ·Auto matic Transmission Availablo ·FORD'S 2-Yr./24,000 mile Warranty · Over 500 Wins in more than 30 countries Where Service Facilities are and have been a reality and not a promise. /·f lc«rs in the stiinelor.iilinn "·IlinguiHlxcrcicingEnglish t'orJt. 11 (.)' W11KHK IT'S If,I WE-ft.\G WHERE THKACriOXJS PLAZA @» MOTORS 17439 Claric Ave. at Artesia, Belli lower 925-8411 TRIUMPH! '69 TR-6 Jim Gray Imports 3515 Atlantic Ave. GA 4-0951 Johnnie WaJkerRed (THE SMOOTH SCOTCH) FIAT SSO SPORT SPIDER Crttttd for the Pirticultr Person If your personal possessions label you--"Individual." K "run-of- the-mill" is never for you. Then the car for you . . . Fiat's 850 Sport Spider. Why? For its alert response to your louch. For its sure, curve-hugging roadability. Its interior e l e g a n c e . . . the rich soft vinyls, the bcauliful wood grains. For the solid Fiat craftsmanship . . . that lasts. There's true value for you in the Fiat 850 Sport Spider. With soli 01 hard top. Or both . . . they're interchangeable. Com* in and test drive your special car today. PALMER IMPORT MOTORS 3300 ATLANTIC AVE. LONG BEACH GA 4-0754 FIAT WORLD OF PLEASURE How to get ahead Drive a BMW. And leave the ordinary cars far behind. You see, BMW's are not ·what some people think automobiles are all about. To begin with, they're built by men who know and love oars and love to drive them. So BMW b u i l d s t h e m lean and tou^h and full of go. W h e n you put your foot into a BMW, you're going to get some action. For instance, how .many cars do you know that give you a 100 mph cruising speed? And gives it to you with phenomenal roadholding, supplied by a unique suspension system, fully independent on all four wheels, with a multi-jointed real axle? All this along with great stamina and the kind of craftsmanship you didn't think existed anymore. How many cars can give you anything like that quality for under'33,000? Frankly, we don't know ol any. Except o n e . BMW. At G e r m a n y ' s l a m e d Bavarian Motor Works. They've been b u i l d i n g f i n e cars for al most 50 years, and t h e i r latest arc overtaking everything on the road. Come in today, .tind out whatit'sliketodrivethecar that says you're on your way, and says it fast. Made by Bavarian Motor Works C. .JNG BtAf-H LVP, LOKv'j BEA'H 591 1373

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