Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on January 5, 1969 · Page 24
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- t Santa Ciin Srnti'td He Likes Being Third Banana By Dick Kleiner I talked about specials of the sea- Hollywood Correspondent son, but that's the way the ball Hollywood (NEA) James i bounces. Franciseus has his wish he's! not the star of his now-shooting! Interviewing children is often 4- 1 It k ' . j. ; - v. rn. i s ,r .v Pontiac, which is ropsonsiblcl Among the features the Grand for the "'muscle car" concept Prix incorporates which were Datsun plans to continue its from Detroit, will introduce a factors in the award: racing support program in 1969 new model in its' popular GTO; A control center cockpit, in and will expand it to include scrics, ; which all dashboard instruments the ) Production classification. The new car, to be named; are placed before the driver. The way the program works is The Judge, is designed to offer! Superb handling, made evenithat any driver competing in a a unique combination of added; more sporting with the addition! Sports Car Club of America performance, excellent handlinclof ride-control devices. j(SCCA) sanctioned race event, characteristics and a very distinctive appearance. It will have as the standard power train a 366-horscpowcr. V-8 Ram Air engine with 400 cubic-inch displacement, 10.75:1 compression ratio and four- barrel Quadra-jet carburetion. coupled with a fully synchron - ized three -speed, heavy - duty manual transmission floor-lfor jnounted control with a Hurst T-handle. A 3 55:1 axle ratio will be standard as will dual exhausts. Available as a hardtop coupe or a convertible, The Judge will be easily recognized. The front will be distinguished by a black grille, ex posed headlamps and functional! T A 1 3 - . . A ! color slash stripe on the upper 'edge of the front fender running back to the door, "The .'Judge" decals on the front fend er and Ram Air decals on the ;sides of the hood scoops will provide side identification. At :the rear will be a 60-inch float - ing deck air foil with The Judge 'emblem on the upper right hand surface. . The first production units will be painted a bright red, including the Endura energy-absorbing front bumper. r. The Judge will ride on a 112-inch wheelbase. I A complete list of options and; pact area, backed by several accessories will also be made j cylindrical plastic bags partially available for The Judge, which jfilled with water. At impact the ivill be available late this month, j water is forced upward into the Pontiac's Ram Air IV engine top part of the bags, lessening rated at 370 horsepower isj the force of the blow. As the car optional and includes functional! retreats from its point of impact, hood scoops. Available trans-water returns to the lower part "missions will be both a close-iof the bags, ratio, foui'-speed manual and! Rit'h i-s now offering the Hi- Ihc three-speed Turbo Hydra-mafic. A hood mounted tachometer, Tally gauge cluster and power tront disc brakes also will be "offered. Before leaving Pontiac, it Sshould be reported that Car Life magazine has awarded the new-size Grand Prix its Engineering Excellence Award. Car Life said the Grand Prix was chosen for the award be- cause of its overall excellence not for a specific engineering advance. It is "the least compromised car in America," a panel of the magazine's editors Reported. "The engineers have neither compromised handling for comfort, acceleration for luxury nor size for nimblcness," Car Life reported. . inc magazine pointed out inat its editors refused for two model; years (1967 and 1968) to give j the award. During that time they felt, no single new car had Shown enough engineering innovation or expressed enough overall design excellence to represent a significant advance in the automotive art. The 1969 Grand Prix did, hey said. It is an automobile enthusiast's car very fast, extremely nimble and responsive. Despite its luxurious appearance, the Grand Prix is not as large as Pontiac's standard-size cars. It is also smaller than Rivieras, Toronados and Eldo-rados, the other personal luxury cars produced by General Motors. AUDREY-S COFFEE SmtV Now serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner GREAT FOOD QUICK SERVICE 108 Walnut Ave. Xow At Every Man. & Fri. Evenings Cannelloni Every Tuesday Evening POLENTA with Chicken a la Cacciatore Wed. & Turs. Evenings LASAGNA Dinner 5-9 p.m. Lunches 11:30-2 p.m. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 525 Water 5t -Excellent engine and trans mission combinations. A wire radio antenna sandwiched between the layers of glass in the front windshield. Racing has been responsible i fnr manv xafelv imnrovemenfs.iscum. Producer Al Slonaker has no( the least being seat belts, (announced. (safety harnesses, inner liners! Applications for entry of tires, fuel cells, rollbars and.!liandcraPd vehicles are avail- 0f course, the rear-view itiirrorJabie by phoning or writing the The latest device is currently receiving its "baptismal" under fire at the Riverside International Raceway. It is a new impact cushioning device called the Hi-Dro Cushion Cell. Manufactured by John Rich Enterprises of Sacramento, the device is a simply designed wall of water-filled plastic bags engi neered to lessen the force of im pact in a crash against an im movable object, such as a rail ling or retaining fence. j During tests at Riverside, driver Bob Brand, driving a hf)60 Ford, made repeated .crashes into the wall at speeds j up to 50 mph at angles similar I to what might be expected in an impact by a racing Group 7 car Brand was uninjured in any crashes and the vehicle received only minor body damage. The device is designed with a laminated plywood face, or im Dro Cushion as a protective de vice for street and highway ap plications. Several cities are already util izing the cells to protect traffic signals and parking lot barriers. Greyhound Seeks Another Increase San Francisco (JP). West- cm Greyhound Lines has ap- plied to the state Public Util- ities Commission for its third fare increase in less than a year. The request filed last week asks about 10 per cent on long distance fares and a 15 per cent hike on express package shipments. Greyhound received two in- creases last year one 4 per cent across-the-board hike on all fares, the other about 25 per cent for commuters. The new application does not affect commuter fares. The company said revenue lags behind costs despite the increases. Capitola Planners Meet Tomorrow Capitola planning commissioners will attempt to complete recommendations for a new zone map for the city when they meet tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at city hall. The area to be considered is bordered by Highway 1. Capitola Avenue and Park Avenue. All zone proposals made by: the commission will be sent to U. irlrm'c Mow Film the city council for final ap DUTOn S ,,m provaLThecominissionhasTo ge Premiered been holding public hearings on! Vl " SeXmbe? acpiimoer. Aclolpli's II 423-4403 national or regional, and placing in the top three is eligible for support payments. The 21st annual National Roadster Show will be held Feb- ruai'y 1423 at the Oakland Coli- Roadster Show office, Leaming ton Hotel, Oakland. e Gropes To Elecftirify THE POWER PLANT of a total electric car, packing lots of watts under its hood, is described to an associate by Dr. Leslie Gulton (right), who says his firm has perfected a "new, economical, realistic power source" for an electric automobile. Teens On By Michael Lamm DEAR MIKE: Our 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 (352 V-8 and 2-bar-rel carb) throws gasoline out the top of the carburetor. It doesn't do this each time the gas pedal is pressed down just sometimes. We had the carb rebuilt; all settings and clearances have been checked out several times. Nothing has solved the problem. Please help GASSY Dear Gas: The only cause I can think of is the accelerator pump inside the carburetor. The pump has a little neo-prene-clad piston within a small cylinder that shoots an initial squirt of gas to the engine upon takeoff. It could be that this pump is worn or its outlet clogged, which could cause it to squirt gas upward instead of downward. But if your mechanic did a good . overhaul job, this really shouldn't happen. I suspect he didn't do a good job. I suggest taking the car to another mechanic for another opinion. He might want to either re-overhaul the carb or install a new one. Lnndon " The Lodo" P"H micro of MGM's "Where Eagles Dare" will he held Januarv 22 at j i the Empire Theater. Leicester KOS lYlclCldOX Square, for the benefit of the . . i Richard Burton Haemophilia Ap JOinSUWenSbllOW peal Fund. j Burton and his wife, Elizabeth! San Carlos Rose Maddox, Taylor, are expected to attend ;one of the most colorful enter-the sala event, which will raise itaincrs on the Country and j funds for the additional require-1 Imcnts of the blood coagulation! limit at the Churchill Hospital,; Oxford. j Starring with Burton in the I 70mm Winkasl production arc Clint Eastwood and Mary Urc. O f Good Morning . . . This Sunday Enjoy() .1 f I Sunday Buffet-Brunch & Dinner J . -On The Beach- U v 11 ( Brunch 1.75 Dinner 1.95 HUrv llf ? Served 9:30 to 1:30 p.m. Served 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. i.r 'l jVCS. f"Vuj) FOWL Vegetables De Jour $MOmA iff Cj BEEF Assorted Desserts LSmJr I Reservations: Phone 426-4330 175 W. Cliff Dr. J m Wheels DEAR MIKE: Please give me the truth are the engines in the Olds F-85s manufactured by Chevrolet and also installed in Chevrolets? Likewise, I've heard that late-model Studebaker engines were made by Chevy. Are either of these rumors correct? PUZZLED Dear Puzzled: Yes the 6-cylinder engines used by both F-85 and Buick Special have been supplied by Chevrolet for several years. They're the 250-cubic-inch, 155-hp power-planls, same as used in (hevys. As for Studebaker yes, Stude used Chevy Y-8s toward the end of that company's production run. Western circuit, will join Buck Owens and his Buckcroos in his Circle Star onc-nightcr Monday, January 20 at 8:30 p.m. Previously announced guests include Shcb Woolcy, Freddie i Hart and Tommy Collins. 'The Judge' from Pontiac. rrm ... simmmm&MWm '"" ' , -" 'Grand Prix' wins engineering award. By Bob Cochnar New York (NEA). Leslie Gulton is a man with strong1 opinions. He especially enjoys zinging the Detroit auto moguls. Examples: "The Big Three have decided that if they keep their heads in the sand, all this talk about the electric car will fade away. "The automakers have demonstrated a total lack of imagination. 'We've been fantastically successful,' they reason, 'so why change?' "The government p a y s lip service to the electric car notion but very little money. It also has been buffaloed by Detroit." Of course, the automotive industry might not consider Dr. Gulton very objective. As the president of Gulton Industries, which is very much involved in exotic batteries and electrical power sources, he can't get too excited about internal combustion engines. "Yes," he agrees, "unlike other people who talk about electricor electronic cars we are committed. However, we could have a complete hybrid system ready for automobiles a year after we get the green light." Gulton points out that he has no plans to build automo biles. "That's Detroit's job, but we have perfected a new, econ omical, realistic power source," Since Gulton received no encouragement from Detroit, he took his batteries to Europe and immediately interested Fiat of Italy. "Rather like going to Detroit through the back door," he smiles. "Fiat will build an economical car and bring it to the United States. And, as it has been done with Volkswag-en, Detroit will have to pay at tention. The car Gulton envisions is a four-or five-passenger vehicle roughly the size of the Corvair and intended for short-distance driving, The pilot car will have a range of 150 miles before re charging but the potential, says Gulton, is 900 miles. It will have sufficient power to run 0-60 in 10 seconds with a top speed of 80 miles per hour. And once the car is in full production, it will cost about $2000. All of which sounds rather pipe-dreamish. Yet Gulton main tains, "I know it can and will be done." He speaks with a certain authority, having founded a firm which today is a $100- million corporation with 5500 employes and 25 plants in the western hemisphere. uuiton industries is a major manufacturer of ceramic prod ucts and specialty components, batteries, standby power units, consumer products, controllers, recorders and industrial control equipment. The automotive industry, it should be recalled, has tinkered with the electric car idea and "tinkered" is the proper word. Companies fell over themselves last year to announce work on electric vehicles, prompted by the need to reduce air pollution from gasoline-powered cars. Remember General Motors' !"Elcctrovair?" It was a Corvair filled with $10,000 worth of ;XiVltM& Detroit silver-zinc batteries. GM built it mainly to show the world it wasn't feasible. And Ford announced it was developing super batteries which would propel a commuter car. Only it never built the car. Westinghouse announced plans to market electric cars which re sembled golf carts and somewhere along the line quietly stopped production. General Electric, General Tel ephone and Electronics, Leesona Corporation, Rowan Controller, Carter Engineering and, in fact, all of the auto companies have, at one time or another, stated that, "Yes, we're thinking about electric cars. Despite the foot-dragging, when the Gallup Poll surveyed the public on its interest in electric cars, it found a projected 36 million potential buyers for a $2000 car. It would seem a sufficient market. When auto makers sniff that the public won't buy a car with a limited range, they aren't paying attention to statistics which indicate that 60 per cent of all car trips made today are for Jess than five miles and 79 per cent are for less than 10 miles. Gulton reminds Detroit that the electric car is not intended to replace the conventional automobile, "but to supplement it mostly as a second car." German, Austrian Music Program Set By Virtuosi San Francisco. In their second concert of the season, on Thursday, January 23 at 8:30 p.m. at the San Francisco Mu seum of Art, the Virtuosi of San Francisco will present a program of G e r m a n and Aus trian music. By mutual consent of the string ensemble and the composer, the new work by Peter Jona Korn which had been com missioned by the Virtuosi, will not be performed during the January concert. This premiere has been indefinitely postponed. In its stead, Ernst Krenek's Symphonic Elegy (1946), has been programmed. Other works to be performed will include Mozart's Diverti mento, K.136; Mendelssohn's Octet, opus 20, and the Concerto for cello by K.P.E. Bach, with Laszlo Varga, the group's musical director, as soloist on tenor-cello. The final concert of the season, featuring a British program and introducing Wayne Peterson's new work, will take place March 27. uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut SUNDAY 11:30 A.M. 8:30 P.M. 50 ALL DAY NO TIPPING PLEASE picture, "Marooned." Jim had been hanging from 1 a harness all morning the film deals with astronauts stranded in outer space and maybe the steady pull on his shoulders loosened his tongue. "I like being the third lead in a big picture," Jim said. "Carrying a picture is too tough at least for the time being. In 'Marooned,' I'm the third lead behind Gregory Peck and David Janssen. I like it." After Franciseus' series, Mr. Novak, went off the air, he had two bad years, as he knew he would. t "I expected it," he says, "but it was still tough. I got very worried doing nothing. Played a lot of tennis and did a lot of flying, that's about all. And I formed a. production company, Omnibus, and we made that TV special, 'Heidi.' " He didn't even cast himself in "Heidi" Maximilian Schell played the male lead. "My own name," he says, "doesn't have as much value as Schell's." As it turned out, "Heidi" proved to be one of the most Zanies Coming San Carlos. Valerie Harper, Richard Schaal and Mina Kolb are three of the zanies in the cast of "The Second Royal Show Band Las Vegas, Ncv. Ireland's, top popular music group, the Royal Show Band, will hold afternoon music festivals in the Stardust Hotel's Cafe Continental while the lounge in which they usually perform is closed for remodeling. Cosby To Return To Tahoe Nitery Stateline, Ncv. Bill Cosby, with his pocket full of childhood stories, returns to the South Shore Room at Harrah's Tahoe next Wednesday night for a two-week engagement. Cosby's characters, from "old weird Harold" to "fat Albert" to his brothers in bed, are all drawn from his memory, and are incontestably real people.! He has an unerring eye and ear for the constant in human experience. (Or tables piled high with good KAAAAAAAAAAAAA EAT & DRINK ALL YOU WANT BRAISED SIRLOIN TIPS WITH VEGETABLES ic VIRGINIA BAKED HAM IN FRUIT SAUCE OKIE FRIED CHICKEN SPAGHETTI IN WINE SAUCE BEANS SALADS JELLOS GALORE BAKED RICE WITH MUSHROOMS CANDIED YAMS HOT HOMEMADE ROLLS Free Dessert as much fun as having a tete-a-tete with a wild boar who's gotten up on the wrong side of the tusk. But there are exceptions and two of them are Heather Ripley and Adrian Hall, the English nine-year-olds who play the leading children in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." Somehow, we got on the subject of what they would do if they ruled the world. I'm ready to vote them in right now. "I'd exterminate all taxes," said Adrian, "and I'd also exterminate the House of Lords they're just a bunch of jabber-wocks." "With knobs on their heads," added Heather. "Pink knobs," said Adrian. "With purple stripes," said Heather. "I'd abolish all cars, too, and plant grass on the streets for walking." "I'd abolish cars, too," said Adrian. "And use helicopters." This may not all happen for awhile. It takes money to begin such glorious work, and Heather and Adrian haven't got the cash, yet. They'll both get their "Chitty" money when they reach 21. Then watch out. To Circle Star City," Chicago's satirical revue coming to the Circle Star Theater Tuesday for a one-week run. The show will be presented on a "thrust" stage. Now At Stardust Shows will be at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. commencing Friday. The new expanded Stardust lounge will have a revolving stage assuring continuous entertainment from dusk to dawn as in the present lounge. Stardust Managing Director Al Benedict indicated that the renovation of the lounge will be completed by February 15th. During that time, the decor and layout of the popular enter1 tainment spot will be completely changed. Benedict emphasized, however, that the lounge stage will still be completely visible from the public area of the hotel. KKCKM AIM'S HO! Kit M "The most unusual eating place in Santa Cruz" 1723 Soquel Ave. 426-2555 things) UMJUAMI KIDS 10c A YEAR THRU AGE 9

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