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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Moose View Post
    Excellent photos! I like the clasp on the rear. Stormy, you will be getting your own soon!
    I know I will have one Clasp when I get my owners kit !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChipBeck View Post
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    I thought #68 continued to be raced after LeMans because the team did not have a replacement chassis. Am I wrong about that?

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    All the bodywork was removed immediately following Le Mans for post race inspection and preservation. The engine was pulled, torn down for post race inspection, and then reassembled in the U.S. by Roush Yates. The chassis did race again in IMSA with different bodywork and a new engine. After the end of the IMSA season, the car was torn down and reassembled with the bodywork and engine as raced at Le Mans.

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    Thanks Raj for explaining.

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    Thank you for the exact information as to the presevation of #68 Mr Nair. I hope your able to fill the museum with winning GT's at the end of the 2017 season also. Thank You again for your post. We always get exact information and very timely too.
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    Thanks Raj for the explanation and thank you for saving the history of the car!! When I'm old and gray and hobbling around the Halls of the museum I can tell everyone I was there when it won! !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raj Nair View Post
    All the bodywork was removed immediately following Le Mans for post race inspection and preservation. The engine was pulled, torn down for post race inspection, and then reassembled in the U.S. by Roush Yates. The chassis did race again in IMSA with different bodywork and a new engine. After the end of the IMSA season, the car was torn down and reassembled with the bodywork and engine as raced at Le Mans.
    Raj,

    That's genuinely cool. I hope you keep #68 in it's bug festooned state as long as possible. Like some of Andy Worhol's artwork it may not last forever but it's like a battle scarred tank or warplane as you preserved it. Well done and wow......just wow. What a ride you've taken us on. Yesterday DBK told me he was with Greg Miller at a Utah Jazz game in Salt Lake City. I relayed an event from our Rally 6 at Miller Motorsports Park when I was in the museum and discovered that Ken Miles #1 pale blue GT was unguarded and no one was around. I couldn't help myself and I opened the door and crawled in. Putting my hands on the wheel I closed my eyes and boom..... I was at hauling ass down the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans. Who would have thought that 5 years later I'd actually be at Le Mans ON RACE DAY in my yellow GT chasing that same pale blue GT and you in a NFGT down that same straight at triple digit speeds. Even now it's hard for me to believe. And in a few short weeks I'll be picking up my own new GT. Really, seriously?!? Thanks brother, thanks a million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STORMCAT View Post
    Thanks Raj for the explanation and thank you for saving the history of the car!! When I'm old and gray and hobbling around the Halls of the museum I can tell everyone I was there when it won! !
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    Only here is there this kind of first hand information. We are lucky to be part of this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STORMCAT View Post
    Thanks Raj for the explanation and thank you for saving the history of the car!! When I'm old and gray and hobbling around the Halls of the museum I can tell everyone I was there when it won! !
    My thoughts exactly. I will never forget being there at Le Mans. Just incredible. Thanks Raj!

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