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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-30-2002 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sigs post in the Classic forum brought the old Griffiths to mind for me. Does anyone know the story behind these? I remember them being mentioned in the old Super Ford magazines {real old, when they wrote about super Fords} but I don't know the whole deal.

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posted 11-30-2002 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well since you asked Steve...........yes, I know the story behind the east coast car dealer manufacurer wannabe.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-30-2002 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I figured you would.

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Do tell Alex,I'm all ears.
Well that and a big scoop.

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posted 11-30-2002 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Fastymz:
Do tell Alex,I'm all ears.

Yes, but the hat hides them well.

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seaweed
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I'm doing this from memory, so I might be wrong.I think Jack G. had a Ford dealership in New York somewere & put 289 engines in these cars or T V R's ??? Back in the 60's they used to have gymkannas ?? they call them auto crosses now, in Pleasure island on Sundays in Wakefield Mass. Thats when the shopping malls were closed. 3-4 of these cars would show up & would realy put on a show. Even outdoing the MG's- Morgans etc.etc.--That's about all I can remember at this point.---S

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old fart
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that right the dealer wanted to do a shelby. he used tvr bodys and running gear with a salsbury rear. one of these in adrain michigan was the car for years. on airport road one night he ran a stipped down (down to fiberglass)corvette 427 and kicked his butt the vette went back on the trailer, and the griffeth drove back home to dennis street where the story goes it still lives between the tracks and down town.

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p.s. in hemmings moter news these go for 15,000 to 25,000 and there is noting that can toush em 306+ hp and about 1400 lb a enclosed gocart legal to drive on the raod wwwwhhhhhoooooooo yyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaa

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posted 02-20-2003 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That has got to be a kick *** ride!

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quote:
Originally posted by seaweed:
I'm doing this from memory, so I might be wrong.I think Jack G. had a Ford dealership in New York somewere & put 289 engines in these cars or T V R's ??? Back in the 60's they used to have gymkannas ?? they call them auto crosses now, in Pleasure island on Sundays in Wakefield Mass. Thats when the shopping malls were closed. 3-4 of these cars would show up & would realy put on a show. Even outdoing the MG's- Morgans etc.etc.--That's about all I can remember at this point.---S

Pretty close. He was a FoMoCo and Jag dealer that also imported TVR's.

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mellowyellow
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posted 03-08-2003 07:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What little knowlege I have of them: They were fast and WERE great autocross cars. Had all but forgotten gymkannas. What made those Salsbury gears such a PITA? Memory was, you were SOL if they went South!!

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