Monday, September 23, 2013

one of the actual 1964 Mercury Comets that was in the African Safari endurance trials
















you might have noticed the handles mounted to the trunk in the previous photos, I noticed that they were the only handles I've ever seen on the top of a trunk

Kevin added in the comments " I've seen those handles on rally cars before they're there so that the co driver can hold the handles and stand on the bumper and bounce the car in case they are stuck. "

And on the back bumper you can see the steps that are on either side of the license place for the co-driver to stand on




Mercury had a lot of endurance races to prove the durability of their Comet... I don't know why it was a question, or if they just needed some publicity stunts to get free press....  but here's my post about the around the world, and north to south continent runs they had these Comets do http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-1964-mercury-comet-durability-run.html

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  1. I've seen those handles on rally cars before they're there so that the co driver can hold the handles and stand on the bumper and bounce the car in case they are stuck.

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    1. Thanks for pointing that out Kevin, until you mentioned that, I hadn't realized on the back bumper you can see the steps that are on either side of the license place for the co-driver to stand on

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  2. Cool..I saw this car at the recent Coronado Speed Festival.

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    1. Yes! That's where I just took these photos, and I have a lot more coverage of the Speedfest to get posted, but it'll take a lot of time. What did you enjoy most about the Speedfest, what racecar were you enjoying most?

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