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The biggest challenge to Nolan Swift in the late 60's was Jim Shampine in this 8-ball. In 1967 he started out the season with a new car, after 6 weeks of trying to get the car to work, he went back to this car. Jim won a lot of features in this car and in the process went on to win his first Oswego Championship. Notice how this car is setup, with the motor in the center and the driver offset to the left. Jim's next car, "the wedge", reversed this, with the motor offset to the left and the driver down the center line, with it he won the 1970 Oswego Classic and went on to dominate the rest of the 70's with it. Today of course, everybody has their motor radically offset to the left.
From the archives of the Ronald D. Nielsen Family
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