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dick1172762:
Comptech! Where have I heard that name before? I remember now. Pintosopher worked there! That Escort kicked butt every where it raced. Every time a new copy of North American Pylon came out there would be story's about it in the late 90's and early 2000's. Very fast and rare car. Thanks Joe for the great picture. It's now in my collection of great cars.

Pintosopher:

--- Quote from: dick1172762 on December 08, 2017, 08:33:22 AM ---Comptech! Where have I heard that name before? I remember now. Pintosopher worked there! That Escort kicked butt every where it raced. Every time a new copy of North American Pylon came out there would be story's about it in the late 90's and early 2000's. Very fast and rare car. Thanks Joe for the great picture. It's now in my collection of great cars.

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Dick,
 When I first saw this car in the Tech inspection line at a Solo event, I was blown away. The radiator was in the trunk, the Solid rear axle was suspended with a watts link , 4 link, and "Rocker arm" Coil over shocks dead center, and the Car had a Twin cam 1.6. After the car was disqualified at the nationals under an obscure ruling about whether it was ever sold in the U.S. with the Twin cam, the Builders Dwayne Komush, and Howard Wolf built a 1.6 pushrod motor that was just as strong. The winning ways continued and I'm not sure who owns it now. Howard Wolf was a Long time employee of Comptech and a nice guy to work with. Dwayne was a Aerospace employee from Lockheed ( If I remember OK).  A first rate build and smart drivers. 8)

dick1172762:
Used to get the Wheel before the editor split and started North American Pylon. Both papers were more full of autocross then anything else. Was a great time for all. The California region would hick #@$ every year at the autocross nationals in the 70's and 80's. That Escort built by Komush and Wolf was the car to beat on the west. Memory's is all we have now. Looks like Joe is our last hope to get a Pinto dicing it out with the cones.

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