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The Border Bandits
« on: February 05, 2011, 07:09:25 am »
Some good old race cars just come to a horrible death in the case of the Barrie Poole/john Elliot 68 CJ fastback.  Shortly after it was sold in the early '70's, a mishap with the trailer hitting the shoulder caused a major wreck.  RIP :(

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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011, 07:10:25 am »
..more. 

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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011, 09:32:13 am »
Wow :(.. Chris thanks for sharing.
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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011, 11:09:58 am »
     For those of us that don't know them. Can the people be identified? Thanks.
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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011, 11:58:29 am »
Sandy Elliot Ford, Linc, Merc was the dealership out of Chatham Ontario. Canada's number one Hi-performace dealer. John Elliot [on the left] and Barrie Poole [on the right].  They did outstanding in representing Ford and the 428 Cobra Jet powered mustangs and a few other fords at many drag racing events during the late 60's and in to the early 70's. 

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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2011, 01:23:49 pm »
Heres one before it got hurt. Looks like a production car and not a 135 series lightweight.

C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\My Pictures\Cobra Jets From CJ Bob\Cobra Jets From CJ Bob 190.jpg

C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\My Pictures\Cobra Jets From CJ Bob\Cobra Jets From CJ Bob 302.jpg

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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2011, 04:07:21 pm »
A few more pic's of the 68 and 69 cars,.Yes the '68 was a street production car.  Heres a pic before it got the invasion stripes.

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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2011, 04:09:36 pm »
...the coupe with the shaker in red?

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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2011, 09:13:00 pm »
Do you know what year the fastback got wadded up?? It looks like it has a Ford Motorsport front plate on it. Maybe mid to late 70's??
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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2011, 11:31:28 pm »
I hear Barrie Poole still builds some great CJ engines  ;D
had many 428 CJ and SCJ cars over the last 30 years.I currently own a 68 1/2 coupe and a 69 R code SCJ Coupe and a 70 R code SCJ Cougar Eliminator .I am looking for a 70 428 coupe if anybody knows of one for sale.

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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2011, 06:01:52 am »
+1 on that Steve, I think you know first hand what Barrie can do with a CJ.   The fastback was sold in 1972 to a Dave Freeman, repainted that winter red with just the white stripes and added the "Consolidated Fastfrate" decal on the doors. The car got destroyed late Aug of 1973.  The 1969 CJ coupe is still alive and heard that it was being restored.

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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2011, 04:43:10 pm »
Thanks for the info... I think those cars are some of the neatest CJ racers out there. They are also in lots of advertisements and race coverage in all my old car magazines. I would love to see that coupe done..
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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2011, 02:42:06 am »
Awesome pics. I bet that car ran at San Air and Napierville in Quebec.

A Thunderbolt met it's done in my area on it's way back from Napierville. I have no pics but the driver of the car found a comment left by me on a Tungerbolt site and emailed me saying he drove the car I had mentioned.
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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2011, 08:01:21 am »
They sure did race in Napierville. I have a old book with pictures and Barry Poole is in. I will try to get it out and scan the pics. There is another production 68.5 in that book called Silver Horse that was driven by RĂ©mi Girard. Also George Constantine with it's 69 after he sold it's 68.5 to Marcel Couture. 

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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2011, 01:13:22 pm »
From what I've read, it seems that a lot of drag cars were destroyed in towing mishaps, rather than on the race track.  I guess long days racing, and non-modern towing equipment took their toll.

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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2011, 03:07:20 pm »
From what I've read, it seems that a lot of drag cars were destroyed in towing mishaps, rather than on the race track.  I guess long days racing, and non-modern towing equipment took their toll.

Mike

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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2011, 09:46:21 pm »
Mike... Is the black 70 the one originally sold in Dorchester, MA?

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Re: The Border Bandits
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2011, 03:07:17 am »
I work with Randy Poole, Barry's brother, who is a great person and body and paint fellow. He is restoring cars for the fellow I work for.
He has some great stories of the Border Bandit days.
Randy