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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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1958 3-Rotor Bugeye Sprite
Posted by: Moderator
Date: November 20, 2007 03:16PM

Anyone on here know this car?

spoiler.JPG

Check out that rear spoiler!!!

As shown in the photo, it was formerly owned/autocrossed by Scott McQueen. Not sure if it's still in the Houston TX area.

Any help with getting the car properly documented in our Photo Gallery would be greatly appreciated.


mgaman
marshall de leon
Portland Oregon
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09/17/2008 06:11PM

Main British Car:
Mark 2 Jaguar 350 Chev. V8

Re: 1958 3-Rotor Bugeye Sprite
Posted by: mgaman
Date: September 17, 2008 06:32PM

To my knowledge it was sold some time ago...the new owner had problems with the sound level and eventually put a turbo 2 rotor in it...pumping out some 450 h.p.
Insanity at its height~ especially since the car weighed about 1380lb....


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Re: 1958 3-Rotor Bugeye Sprite
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 20, 2008 05:06PM

Thanks for the update Marshall. If you get any lead on the new owner's identity (preferably name and/or e-mail address) PLEASE let me know. I really want to include more competition cars in our online magazine.


mgaman
marshall de leon
Portland Oregon
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Mark 2 Jaguar 350 Chev. V8

Re: 1958 3-Rotor Bugeye Sprite
Posted by: mgaman
Date: September 21, 2008 05:42PM

Sure will...BTW, here is a photo of it in its new format.....


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Re: 1958 3-Rotor Bugeye Sprite
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 25, 2008 01:03PM

Photo? You're killing me! Where's the photo?


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 1958 3-Rotor Bugeye Sprite
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 26, 2008 11:04AM

Here's the 3-Rotor Sprite in motion:
[www.youtube.com]

I just read that the current owner's name is Jeff Kiesel, and that he won the 2007 E-modified title in it, but I don't have any contact info for Scott yet...



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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4466 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 1958 3-Rotor Bugeye Sprite
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 26, 2008 11:14AM

Same car, with new paint for 2008:
[www.vimeo.com]

Update: it appears that Jeff also won the SCCA Solo2 E-Modified title again this year, AND wife Shawn Marie won the Ladies E-Modified title, AND Jeff won the Pro Solo title. (Pro Solo is kinda like a regular autocross, except on a much bigger, faster course.) I haven't contacted him yet, but it shouldn't be difficult now that I know Jeff's family business is
7 Parts dot com, in San Diego California



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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4466 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 1958 3-Rotor Bugeye Sprite
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 26, 2008 05:06PM

contact made!

article and photos coming...

probably several weeks away though...

(I'm very excited!!!)


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Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

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11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: 1958 3-Rotor Bugeye Sprite
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: September 26, 2008 07:05PM

Wow! that you tube clip, the Sprite is a screamer sounding of a car.


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Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: 1958 3-Rotor Bugeye Sprite
Posted by: rficalora
Date: September 26, 2008 09:50PM

Moderator Wrote:
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> (I'm very excited!!!)


Oh? I couldn't tell.


mgaman
marshall de leon
Portland Oregon
(78 posts)

Registered:
09/17/2008 06:11PM

Main British Car:
Mark 2 Jaguar 350 Chev. V8

Re: 1958 3-Rotor Bugeye Sprite
Posted by: mgaman
Date: October 05, 2008 11:14PM

You're excited? well then..I won't tell you what i am........LOL


So, where's the article? coming? (Like the photo)...LOL


B-Fast B-Strong
William Smith

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10/17/2009 11:28PM

Main British Car:
Bugeye Bodied Spriget

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Re: 1958 3-Rotor Bugeye Sprite
Posted by: B-Fast B-Strong
Date: April 29, 2010 12:13PM

Here are pictures of the new paint job.
IMG_0171.jpg
IMG_0181.jpg
IMG_0182.jpg



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Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
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10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: 1958 3-Rotor Bugeye Sprite
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: April 29, 2010 01:34PM

Neat car Curtis. Here's one that showed up at Spridget 50 last year. The owner is from the Springfield, MO area. There's a roots blown two rotor under the bonnet. Photo by Gryf Ketcherside
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Lot030046.JPG


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: 1958 3-Rotor Bugeye Sprite
Posted by: roverman
Date: May 02, 2010 11:13PM

"RATS", It looks like #43 went to a "smaller barn door",(aero brake), on the back ? I just watched a nitro/injected, sbc powerd "quad",(sand drags), I bet it was a lot slower. Life in the fast lane, roverman.


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