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The THUNDERBOLT! – another pic

Can you tell I like the name ‘THUNDERBOLT’?
Anyway, here’s another pic that a guy sent me. He was asking about my Dad’s participation in the 1969 Winternationals. The write-ups after the meet indicate that he was there and participated driving a 1964 Thunderbolt.

Of course, when I asked about it I got another story. Ford was supposed to prep a ’64 Thunderbolt but the vehicle was not finished in time.

See below.

Car Craft Apr 1969 pg 70.jpg


I tell you…I learn something new everyday. I was wandering through some web site looking for information about the ‘Hi-Risers’. The ‘Hi-Risers’ were meant to be Ford’s answer to the ‘Ramchargers’ from Chrysler.

I went back and tracked the site down. It’s Jalopy Journal.com. Check it out. Cool site

Anyway, below is a picture of the Thunderbolt they ran.

This quote went along with the pic:

…did state that Gapp was instrumental in making the car work.

I’m going to see if I can find some more pics of this car and a list of the ‘Hi-Riser’ team members.

In the meantime enjoy!