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Lockard Badger #69


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Hello, well I thought I would post some photos for any one who would like to see them. The rebuild is going good. Thanks, Tom

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nice job

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Hello, Thanks for the complement. Canít wait to finish it, (some day) Ha Ha Ha.



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did any of these cars ever have a mazda/wankel rotary engine in it?

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Hello. None of the ones I ever saw run. Chevy II or Ford pintoís are what I remember the badgers running. That doesnít mean there was not none?



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Hello. None of the ones I ever saw run. Chevy II or Ford pintoís are what I remember the badgers running. That doesnít mean there was not none?


Lockard put his Mazda Rotary in a conventional car. It was a junk yard engine with case hardened stationary gears, home done eyebrow ports and a home made throttle body fuel injector. They had about $2800 in the engine, but the rumor mill claimed it was a $15000 factory job and that doomed it.

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Hello, I think you are talking about this car. As you can see it's a upright not A badger. Jim McClean is driving it. Jim told me he never raced the car. Bob got the track or rented it? Jim shook the car down for Bob and someone took A picture. Thanks, Tom

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was it a lockard car (i know it had a rotary engine) that sat on the pole for the 1st copper classic at phoenix? or at least a usac midget race. the year would have been about 74 or 75. it was dq'ed for a body related infraction, so the run was disallowed. i know my info is correct, but just cannot remember if it was a lockard car. anybody help me here?

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The car that was disqualified was the strange looking upright that Higman built for Gene Hamilton. The car looked like a Grand Rapids upright super-modified. The car, when I saw it, had a Sesco in it. Both owner and builder said it could easily have been re-skinned with a conventional body, but they were both too angry to do so.

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Hello, I think you are talking about this car. As you can see it's a upright not A badger. Jim McClean is driving it. Jim told me he never raced the car. Bob got the track or rented it? Jim shook the car down for Bob and someone took A picture. Thanks, Tom


That would be the one I was talking about. I saw Johnny Parson, Jr. drive it indoors at Ft. Wayne. He had to make the feature through the hooligan as they had a gear in it that was so tight that it broke loose and never got a bite. For its heat and the rest of the day, they put a gear like a 3.78 (or thereabout) in it and lugged the engine down. It had gobs of power. We ran against it at Illiana with its long straights. We beat it but we were floating the valves in the little Offy half-way down the straight to do so. Of course, we had a fairly good driver in our car, Dana Carter.

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did any of these cars ever have a mazda/wankel rotary engine in it?


Here is A badger one with a rotary engine.

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Hello, well I thought I would post some photos for any one who would like to see them. The rebuild is going good. Thanks, Tom


Man those pictures are awesome. That was a really cool car.

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The Badger is looking GREAT! Spent a lot of time looking at the back bumper of that thing in the eighties with Mac McClellan driving it.

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Hello, John. Thanks for the kind words. I am hoping to have it done this winter. Then I will bring it to the track for the Lockard memorial. Cant wait to drive it around the track. I will post some more photos soon as I get back going on it.

Thanks again,Tom

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Engine finally getting ready to go in. One more step to get her running!!!!=)

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