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John Petrie Supercar Clinics - pics wanted!
01/08/09 at 10:58:09
 
Hey y'all,
In case you didn't know, in the Supercar era of the late '60's, up here in Canada, there was a deal much the same as the Sox and Martin/Dick Landy clinics of yore.
Petrie was different in the fact that he represented both Plymouth and Dodge!  
 
There is one well known picture of this effort that can easily be Googled (pictured).
I'm wondering if anybody else has pictures of these events? I haven't seen anything else anywhere....although lots of people attended these clinics!
 
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Reply #1 - 01/12/09 at 12:28:45
 
Lots of lookers...no takers? Smiley
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Reply #5 - 01/16/09 at 12:34:28
 
I also found this information on http://1962to1965mopar.ornocar.org/ml-lizotte-campbell65.html


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1965 Argyle Dodge Highlander
Heather writes: I'm looking to find out the whereabouts or information on the history of one of the original batch of A990 1965 SuperStock cars, and one of the few to be campaigned in Canada.

The car was driven by John Petrie who went on to host and run the Supercar clinics. He also campaigned both the Dodge and Plymouth "Clinic" cars from 1968 to 1971 in Canada. The Mopar was owned (I believe) by Argyle Chrysler which was a very Performance oriented dealership, sort of a smaller version of Mr. Norm's, but in Cooksville Ontario Canada.

 
My only other tid bit of information is that later the Dodge was modified as a wheelstander. Yes, they removed the gas tank, installed a "moon" gas tank through the grill and welded skid plates underneath and weighted the trunk. I understand from those who witnessed it the car would pull a wheelie the full quarter mile. Quite a different story compared to most superstocks that were converted to Altered Wheelbase cars.

The Dodge was campaigned regularly at Cayuga Dragway Park, now Toronto Motorsports Park.

Love the car and would like to know what happened to part of Canada's Drag racing history....




 
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Reply #6 - 03/08/10 at 20:29:15
 
Howdy ya'll!
Just thought I'd let you all in on the good news!
I've been in discussion with....John Petrie hisself!
And he was so kind as to entrust me with 16 pounds of his own personal memorabilia, which is on it's way to me as I write this.
All of which will be scanned and displayed as part of a website in tribute to this fine Canadian racer!
 
The future is not only very bright...it's ON FIRE BABY!
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Reply #7 - 03/08/10 at 21:04:44
 
Looking forward to it! Petrie kicked a lot of butt across all of North America!
I have a Hemi Bee that was sold new at Argyle. They got two Daytona's on the ship list - a 440 and a Hemi. My friends Hemi Challenger convertible 4-speed (last one built) was sold their as well. Argyle had it going on back then! I think it's Cooksville Dodge now.
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Reply #8 - 03/09/10 at 21:16:56
 
My buddy Mark owns the Petrie '70 Hemi Challenger race car. It is in Southwestern Ontario.
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Reply #9 - 03/09/10 at 21:34:14
 
Quote from A12_RuNNeR on 03/09/10 at 21:16:56:
My buddy Mark owns the Petrie '70 Hemi Challenger race car. It is in Southwestern Ontario.

 
PM me the VIN if you have it - I might have the original trans.
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Reply #10 - 05/03/10 at 16:17:57
 
Well, I've been very busy scanning 6 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, press releases and vintage photographs provided to me by Mr. Petrie himself. The plan is to put it on a web page, however...the other day I had the bright idea of producing a coffee-table book of all of this information. I'm sure it'd be a lot of fun to read! And the pictures are to die for!
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Reply #11 - 10/22/11 at 09:16:20
 
the 69 super bee in the pic  is hemi car  Grin
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Reply #12 - 01/11/12 at 14:03:57
 
the 69 hemi bee  in pic is alive and well. We are looking for the original motor and tranny from it. It is being considered to put the car back to it's original race colors. Shocked
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Reply #13 - 01/11/12 at 17:45:45
 
I have one from Argyle Dodge as well!  
 
What VIN is yours?
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Reply #14 - 01/12/12 at 07:30:07
 
sweet send pic
 
 
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