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Thread: Destroyed....

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2003

    Unhappy Destroyed....

    65 Belvedere MAX Wedge Tribute car....

    While not strictly about welding and motorsports... it is worth thinking about the thousands of careful hours, spent meticulosly in welding, fabrication, mechanical, paint and interior...
    that went into the construction of this beautiful tribute car....


    how quickly and violently it can be undone...

    should be a good think piece for the younger crowd that never seem to consider the possible impact after all that exciting acceleration..

    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007


    What a waste. That was a sweet ride.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Salem ,Ohio


    Sad indeed. I had a '65 Belvedere in HS. Sold it to a guy and he never paid me for it. Found the car but he died a year ago. Car is still sitting...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Four Flags city


    I had a friend that had a 64 Belvedere that he class raced in the 70s.
    That link has been disconnected or at least the content is no longer there.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Lake LA, Mojave Desert, SoCal


    Quote Originally Posted by big mike View Post
    I had a friend that had a 64 Belvedere that he class raced in the 70s.
    That link has been disconnected or at least the content is no longer there.
    Link isn't working for me either. Shame because I wanted to see it.

    My brother had a 64 Max Wedge. Early 64 with the 426 Wedge engine. The later cars had the 426 Hemi engine. My brother bought his from Blair Speed Shop in Pasadena, CA. They had a pair of them. His was tan, the other was red.

    He was racing brackets at Lions in '68. Last run of the night for the money, in the lights at the big end when a brand new Mopar tie rod end separated and the car did an instant hard left turn. From the right lane with a big lead, backed into the left guard rail and bounced off to get t-boned by the other car. Both cars were completely totalled. Even the Wedge block was broken. Both drivers walked away. Time slip said 11.27 @ 127mph. That means 127 mph spinning, crashing into the guard rail, and tumbling out of the lights with the other car.

    PS...No GoPro of it though...It was a little before that technology.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Default Found the pictures

    I located the story & photos posted at a different forum. In short, "A young man while high on methamphetamine stole this Black Beauty and crashed it into a tree at a reported 150 mph."

    Before: Bel1.jpg
    After: bel2.jpg

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2013


    Sad i'v seen that on another forum also that was a nice car.

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