today on gassertime , INCH PINCHER TOO paint scheme
in 1971*1972 ;with EMPI in FDIs hands , a decision , was made to take IP II drag racing across the US. , as a promotional tour to push FDIs products
a large bluebird motor home with an enclosed trailer was supplied and this outfit was manned by DARRELL & SHARON VITTONE , while on tour , the crew tounge of the trailer broke off and the trailer began to roll , damaging the inch pincher inside since the show must go on ,
phone calls home were made, parts were air freighted :fresh fenders etc... and they trashed on the race car managing to make the needed repairs. they then arrived on time , at the US nationals at indianapolis and went to a win
in late 1972 : the car is turned over to FDI and DARRELL VITTONE starts the RACE SHOP , the car was sent to EAST and raced fr a brief time with driver Jim Carlson for empi/fdi
as we can see the car was repainted as the old paint scheme after jim Carlson drove the IP II for FDI and it seems that jim like to made some scratch on hte rear fender of the car,on this picture we can see that IPII has damage on the pass rear fender
that picture was taken at Madison Township Raceway Park , Englishton,NJ, during the summernationals 1972
those 2 pictures were taken the same day(racenuùmber on the windows) but don't know where was the dragstrip , and i don't know if it before or after the summernationlas , but hte damage on the rear fender still there and look smaller than the one on the picture above with NED BUG II & LG II ,Jim Carlson was the driver
this picture was taken during the Last Drag Race at LIONS , it seems that the rear fenders was repaintes again orchanged no damage this time , and the driver was still Jim Carlson
that picture was taken during the winternationals 1973 , driver was still Jil carlson
here's the cover of teh may 73 street rod magazine with jim posing with the door open...why ? ,because IPII had new fenders at the rear and not painted ??
here's 2 pictures who prove that inch pincher had received 2 new rear fenders
those one were taken during the US nationals at indianapolis , in sept 73 and after that it seems that it was the end of the inch pincher too , no pictures related in any magazine after that... who know where IP II went after that event ??
here the difference i noticed on teh paint scheme