The James Garner American International Racing 1968 Corvettes

Old photo's were taken of the AIR cars in January of 1968 at Dick Guldstrand's
Culver City shop by Bob Wingate of Clippinger Chevrolet

Davey Jordan's Extensive AIR Archive
Tom Jacobson's AIR photo album       Bob Ryan's
70's racing photo album
AIR Reunion Party at Petersen Automotive Museum
Restoration Progress of the AIR Promo car

 
2009 NCRS National Convention in San Jose - restored 1968 AIR L88 received American Heritage Award


James Garner is greeted by Dick Guldstrand upon arrival at the Culver City shop


The Guldstrand R&D shop was a beehive of activity in preparation for the 1968 Daytona 24 hour race


The spare "promotional" car was titled and street driven. It was to be used for spares for the #44
and #45 car. Restoration is currently under way to return the car to the state it was in this photo


Enthusiasm was high during the preparation of these cars for Daytona


James Garner with Bob Wingate. Wingate was instrumental in pulling this L88 Corvette deal together


Traco was the shop next door that prepared the motors for the 3 cars. Dave Herlinger still has one of them!


Racing tales in the making.


The happy group around Bob Wingate's aluminum head L89 fire breathing street car


The whole crew is in on the action


After the Daytona race a special appearance by James Garner and 2 of the cars was held at Clippinger's


A good sized crowd including beauty queens turned out to see James Garner and the cars


The Clippinger showroom with someone making a fashion statement

Current photo's of the #44 and #45 car by Dave Herlinger and his brother Jim
Dave performed a brilliant restoration of the #44 car and Guldstrand returned to race it
at the Monterey Historic Races in 1999


Jim Herlinger with Dick Guldstrand in front of the restored #44 at the 1999 Monterey Historic races


The restored #44 car at Sears Point


The #44 restored chassis before the body was put on


The #45 car as found by Dave Herlinger


An autographed group shot wishing me luck on my restoration.

This page was put together by Bob Radke who owns and restored the promo car
bob@webpg.net

See Bob's 1967 FSO Corvette at http://www.67fso.com

See Tom Jacobson's AIR photo album      Bob Ryan's 70's racing photo album


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