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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    As an aside, thought I would mention this little detail. I'm kind of a Korean era veteran. 7-27-53. The day they signed the Korean War Armistice, is my birth date. Being a history buff, stuff like that interests me. The goofy looking dictator of of N.K. is the grand son of the the dictator of N.C. that started that war. OK, history lesson over, back to the Kurtis. Feel free to luck up Frank Kurtis, interesting read on car development and car racing and the guy behind this car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
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    Leo hard at work on install.
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    Watching Leo working on car and or motorcycle or engines and restorations was like watching a gifted artist paint a portrait. It's fun watching a 300+ lb man building a car and be poetry in motion at the same time. It ain't a joke, I mean it.
    Engine install

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
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    It's coming togather quite nicely.
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    The boss comes by to check on the progress. He gives it
    Coming to gather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
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    These guys specialized in aircraft interiors and a lot of hi end custom cars. They are very good. This is at Memphis International Airport.
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    This car build was quite impressive. Got to watch a lot of skilled craft people doing their craft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
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    We were there for the Copperstate 1000 Car Rally.
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    Leo, you are quite the car builder. Impressive, my friend.
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    Nice from every angle.
    Leo, You the man. What a build, and I got to see it from beginning to end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
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    At the beginning of the rally. Where are we stopping for Wine and Brie? What's that Guy's name, Robin something or another.
    The Kurtis takes itís place with these world Marques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
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    Car show at Overton Park Memphis, Tn. Parked in front of the old Friday's. Took my girl the friend here back in 1972. Whoa, that is just to long ago. Best girl friend, I ever had. But that's another
    The Kurtis was a fun car to drive, it always got a lot of attention. It actually drove like any American car from the 1949-50 era. The 331ci V8 had a nice sound, thx you much, Leo. I got the opportunity to drive it in the New England 1000 Vintage Car Rally, in I believe '98. Nice event and I got to ride my R90/6 a few days up there. Best part of the trip. You remember the visit to the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory.
    Another double post. Oh, the car's cool, and I clean up OK.
    Probably a year after the big unveil, Iím driving it to local car shows. The car needs some exersise.

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    Thx Leo. U did the work and I got to drive the car. Iím sitting here smiling, thing back to the 90ís. Still got more coming. 50ís Indy cars may be next. Streamliner and Offyís; U made them run. Smokey Yunick was impressed with your work on the 1954 Keck Streamliner. That was one helleva a compliment. Got those pics coming soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
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    Leo doing his Steve McQueen impersonation. Not bad, Leo.
    Leo riding his Norton Ranger, Cool.

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    More Pics Kurtis

    Diving the Kurtis in The New England 1000

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    How is it to drive? Nothing to write home about; pretty much like any American car from the late 40's and early 50's. The car had a big steering wheel to get a handle on turning. It did have an early GM automatic transmission, again just, ok. I wouldn't want to drive it any distance. Got a lot of attention at car shows and drive ins.

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    I got to drive it in the New England 1000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
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    Me at the wheel. Drove it about 100 miles then handed it off to the boss. It was fun and not so fun. Hangin with the Rich and Famous. Had a billionaire boss, a millionaire girlfreind, but most importantly, my '74 BMW R90/6. The billionaire and millionaire are long gone, but I still got my trusty R90.
    Thx Leo, U built it and I got to drive it.

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    I hoped U enjoyed learning about a cool but obscure American car from over 70 years ago, pre Corvette and Thunderbird. Thx Mike for the Kurtis sites. Leo built it and I drove it. Leo built a lot of cars and bikes I never drove or rode. They were too exotic, expensive, too fast so I passed on the opportunity. Got some more obscure stuff coming up, hopefully.

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    Thanks for the education. That was one I never heard of until now.

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