Does any forum member know if Tim Dupont still owns the 1956 Dodge D500-1??My neighbor drove a 1956 Dodge 500-1 in the 1957 Daytona race (Bernie Hentges Car #81).He has pictures of the car which he drove from the factory (Highland Park) to his shop in Minnesota. I would like to get Bernie in contact with whomever now has the car as he has vivid recollection of many details on that unusual vehicle.
Yes Tim still owns his white D500-1 and still lives in Utah. I have several pictures of his car. I had a yellow and white Custom Royal D500-1 (Yellow & White) that was featured in Cars & Parts in December of 2000.Mike Squires
Welcome to MM here is a link to try and his address they had. Hope it helps, Ron..www.forwardlook.netDupontTim@AOL.COM
Ron & Tim:THANKS for your replies. I had about given up on reaching Tim. The last number I had for him was in Colorado. I`ll get Bernie in contact with Tim. I know that Bernie will be able to answer any questions Tim might have about how the D500-1s were originally delivered. Tim will probably enjoy the stories about Bernie racing his D500-1 in the 1957 Daytona race.
Glad to help! good luck...
I was able to contact Tim and arrange for him to speak with Bernie.If Tim post here, maybe he`ll share the results of their conversation.THANKS for ALL you help!!!
Good DEAL!! Looking forward to it..Ron...
cspiteri & mike20005 welcome to MMM forum. It's good to have you here. Budnicks
"Fill Your Library Before You Fill Your Garage" Good Luck "Budnicks"
cspiteri, If you, in the top of this page, "search mopar Muscle" type in 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer - Total Recall... You'll find a story here that was done on this subject, first one in list. I was trying to find a photo to see what your speaking of is how i came across this. May-be you already know this but some others may be interested. It has to do with Tim getting it started, so i thought you might enjoy it... And Mike Yes, Welcome to the site..Ron.
Ron:Thanks for the message. I have the article. That`s how I obtained Tim`s name. I also gave a copy to Bernie.
Your welcome for sure cspiteri, But i didn't do much..
Ron1973:"You didn`t do much.." You just gave me Tim`s contact information which enabled me to get him in touch with Bernie.THANKS BUD!!!
Ok, LOL...Glad to help.