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    Mac Yates Early 70's

    Here's a photo a friend sent to me of Mac Yates after he won a National at M.A.R. in the 70's sometime...

    Thought you's like it.... I raced with Mac in my 280Z..... we had some great races ....except everytime I'd go to pass him .... he'd cut the apex to much and through rocks up and brake my windshield..... then I'd really pass him and do the same .... but he had no windshield.... we always had a good time at StLouis...


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    Morris,

    Nice photo and story. There is a lot more to racing than just crossing the finish line.

    Jim

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    Great story ... and memories.

    BTW ... I had a 280z and wish I still had it ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlewms View Post
    Morris,

    Great story ... and memories.

    BTW ... I had a 280z and wish I still had it ...
    It was a great car and especially good to learn how to make a car handle.....good old days....

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    Great add Morris. Would it be ok if I repost this in the "oldies photo" thread?
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    Morris,

    Thanks for the story and memories. The 280z was a very good car I thought. They used to have some that you could rent for the day at our track here.

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    Morris,

    Thanks for sharing. I mostly remember Mac in color. The Cobra by then was blue with white stripes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GianM View Post
    Great add Morris. Would it be ok if I repost this in the "oldies photo" thread?
    Absolutely.....I never know where to put post anyway.......please share

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    Morris,

    This is the best place for your post as you were also telling about him and racing with him. The picture is good in either place as it is very interesting also.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Morris View Post
    Absolutely.....I never know where to put post anyway.......please share
    Thank you Morris! Will do.
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    Here's some more photo's of Mack Yates Cobra at MAR



    I never thought when I was racing against Mack .... that one day I'd be a Cobra Owner





    These are some good photo's because you can see closeup of Macks Cobra

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    Morris,

    Thanks for posting the pictures. In the first picture he reminds me of Dennis Gauge of My Classic Car. And I really like the look of his Cobra.

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    That is the color scheme that I remember. Thanks one again.
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