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Old 02-04-2010, 07:10 PM
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Default Orginal KING of Mullhulland

I went on our annual New Years day morning canyon run with a hundred + VERY cool cars but I thought this one deserved its own thread. This was a car which was often thought of as just a rumor in the 70's but it is alive and very well , still owned by the original creator. This was truly a sleeper and designed for one thing, being the fastest car on Mullhulland back when it really was more or a race track than a public road, at least when the sun went down. I dont have all the specs but it was truly a race car in street clothes . The chop top, layed back windsheild screen, all composite body work made for a unbeleivable power to weight and aerodynamic advantage for that time. Combine that with race tires and a guy who lived that road and it was a ubneatable package and undefeated suring its reign. It became the N01 car on the LAPD hit list and he eventually took it off the road and it has only recently resurfaced. The car has something like 7,000 original miles and 95% are on that one streatch of road.I have included a couple of youtube videos at the end of the thread.

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This is one car that deserves the plate.

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I am thinking this might not be DOT approved

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Nothing special to see here .

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The " old " guy in the hat doesnt look that fast does he ? Looks can be deceiving .

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A couple of Youtube videos.

When they first got it runing after 14 years

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr0u6w7qjL8

One of the first outings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v62Zm7ueeHY
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:19 PM
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I love this kinda stuff. That is too cool Randy.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:05 PM
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Sorry Brother,
I was there back in the day & and knew Charles "Crazy Charlie" Woit, who owned and raced a vintage, 427 cubic-inch Big-Block powered Chevrolet Corvette.
Was the first & only KING of Mullholland!



Charlie blewaway that Poooorsche!

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During the 1960s and 1970s small groups were racing on some of the narrow, steep, twisting and particularly dangerous portions of Mullholland in and near the Santa Monica Mountains as well as on nearby stretches of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Coldwater Canyon, Nichols Canyon Road and other adjacent streets. This community of racers became notorious to the nearby canyon residents and later, to people all across the city. Light Police patrols were eventually increased into a full-force crackdown on racing in the area after complaints were fielded from the residents and accidents, sometimes resulting in death and/or serious injury occurred. On a few occasions, Police were forced to chase suspected racers through the narrow roads, and were not always able to keep up, leading to a few "escapes" by the racers.

During the late 1970s an article titled "Thunder Road" appeared in an issue of New West Magazine, the article detailed some of what was going on in the canyon and made specific reference to two particular drivers; Chris Banning, who owned and raced a heavily modified Porsche 911 and Charles "Crazy Charlie" Woit, who owned and raced a vintage, 427 cubic-inch Big-Block powered Chevrolet Corvette. The article provided the inspiration for the film " King of the Hill". It's two main characters, who were based on Banning and Woit.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:14 PM
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Sorry Brother,
I was there back in the day & and knew Charles "Crazy Charlie" Woit, who owned and raced a vintage, 427 cubic-inch Big-Block powered Chevrolet Corvette.
Was the first & only KING of Mullholland!



Charlie blewaway that Poooorsche!

Background
During the 1960s and 1970s small groups were racing on some of the narrow, steep, twisting and particularly dangerous portions of Mullholland in and near the Santa Monica Mountains as well as on nearby stretches of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Coldwater Canyon, Nichols Canyon Road and other adjacent streets. This community of racers became notorious to the nearby canyon residents and later, to people all across the city. Light Police patrols were eventually increased into a full-force crackdown on racing in the area after complaints were fielded from the residents and accidents, sometimes resulting in death and/or serious injury occurred. On a few occasions, Police were forced to chase suspected racers through the narrow roads, and were not always able to keep up, leading to a few "escapes" by the racers.

During the late 1970s an article titled "Thunder Road" appeared in an issue of New West Magazine, the article detailed some of what was going on in the canyon and made specific reference to two particular drivers; Chris Banning, who owned and raced a heavily modified Porsche 911 and Charles "Crazy Charlie" Woit, who owned and raced a vintage, 427 cubic-inch Big-Block powered Chevrolet Corvette. The article provided the inspiration for the film " King of the Hill". It's two main characters, who were based on Banning and Woit.
The way he was revered at this past meet you would have thought it was the other way around but I would guess that might be expected by a mostly Porsche crowd

Here is a you tube cut of the end of the movie mentioned in your post .

Randy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KynMb...eature=related
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I love it when stuff like this pops up.
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Wow... Gorgeous
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:53 AM
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Want a crazy car, scary driving though.








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I went on our annual New Years day morning canyon run with a hundred + VERY cool cars but I thought this one deserved its own thread. This was a car which was often thought of as just a rumor in the 70's but it is alive and very well , still owned by the original creator. This was truly a sleeper and designed for one thing, being the fastest car on Mullhulland back when it really was more or a race track than a public road, at least when the sun went down. I dont have all the specs but it was truly a race car in street clothes . The chop top, layed back windsheild screen, all composite body work made for a unbeleivable power to weight and aerodynamic advantage for that time. Combine that with race tires and a guy who lived that road and it was a ubneatable package and undefeated suring its reign. It became the N01 car on the LAPD hit list and he eventually took it off the road and it has only recently resurfaced. The car has something like 7,000 original miles and 95% are on that one streatch of road.I have included a couple of youtube videos at the end of the thread.

Randy
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The legend

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

[IMG]http://gi166.photobucket.com/groups/u100/NAA1U5466W/IMG_0349.jpg[/IMG

This is one car that deserves the plate.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

I am thinking this might not be DOT approved

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Nothing special to see here .

Click the image to open in full size.

The " old " guy in the hat doesnt look that fast does he ? Looks can be deceiving .

Click the image to open in full size.

A couple of Youtube videos.

http://www.discountpartcenter.com/
http://www.dpccars.com/
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tire/bfgoodrich.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tire/bridgestone.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tire/continental.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tires-easy/cooper.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tire/dunlop.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tire/firestone.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tire/fuzion.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tire/general.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tire/goodyear.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tire/hankook.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tire/hoosier.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tire/kumho.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tire/michelin.htm
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http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tire/sumitomo.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tire/uniroyal.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tire/yokohama.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/wheels/allwheels.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/ti...st_results.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/ti...nformation.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tirecalc.html
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/su...suspension.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/tire/alltires.htm
http://www.discountpartcenter.com/brakes/brakes.htm
http://www.dpccars.com/rcvideos/rc-car-plane-videos.htm

When they first got it runing after 14 years

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr0u6w7qjL8tires

One of the first outings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v62Zm7ueeHYcars

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Old 02-11-2010, 02:13 AM
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I agree. We frown on that double yellow line crossing whenever possible.

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Old 02-24-2010, 12:18 AM
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That 2nd video I felt their frustration too all the traffic, 1st the Prius they pull over and u-turn then a Honda Accord putn waaaaay to slow they stop then a bicyclist Mullhulland is nice when the clock strikes midnight
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:55 AM
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Here's a little something from that era. Things just aren't what they used to be. GOTTA love those old Porsche's man. Having one of those is one of those "achievable" goals of owning a true classic exotic.

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Wow for being a 14 year old car.. it sounds amazing. Love it. Thanks for sharing!
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These facts on the 911 and Mr Banning brings back memorys of my past, of racing my lowerd 510 Datson and conpeting with other cars in my distict in Toronto Ontario Canada, (Hence, Baby Point rd) , chopping the springs with a blow torch, Headder, 2 1/2 inch pipe to a Stebro Exhast, Covair rims supporting the widest sereis tires you can put on them ,and hammering in the wheel wells just to make them fit, 5 speed Datson 2000 Roadster tranny, with a head off a Datson B210, milled 22 thousands, just to beat the other guys time , pulled over many times but never impounded, 1973 to 1977. and I would love to buy Mr Bannings 911 if he were ever to sell it,---I know ,get in line.
What history and what a blast !
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your aware its spelled Mulholland right?
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I just that Porsche in this video
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I just that Porsche in this video

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