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Posted by Hans (more from Hans) on Mon, 11 Oct 2010 19:34:43 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Modified 93B at Bonneville, BobD, Fri, 8 Oct 2010 08:02:10
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This is one of the coolest Saabs I've seen in a long time! A friend of mine went to the event with the owner/driver, Tom Kreger. I'm pasting a bit of an email about the car's runs here:

"#8600 fired up, and left the line easily. We heard the shift to second, and to third. Folks were staring at each other as the revs climbed between shifts -- it just sang higher and higher, a diva soprano.

First timed mile saw it around 143... the second around 145.. and the third over 147 m.p.h. It revved to 13,700 r.p.m. this time.. maybe it
likes cooler air? SCTA techs measured the motor at 0.5 cubic inches
under the limit, plenty of margin.

The average of the two runs was 145.680, so that's the record in I/GALT class."

You can hear (but not see) a run here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqMW493SGsk

Some pics here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/marinus.damm/BonnevilleWorldFinals2010#


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