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Dick Stockton alloy Mk.IV sports

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:34 pm
by Victoracing
I found these period photos on Dick Stockton's "the 71 Crowd" Facebook page. Thanks to Scott Adams and Dick for posting.

I understand there were two alloy bodied Mk.IV cars. I believe Dick drove 100/70 in 1960-62, after Chuck Dietrich ran it in England.
There is some question, as Dick told me the car was natural alloy when he bought it, no sign of paint. Dietrich's car was green, so perhaps Chuck ran "Puddle Jumper" alloy 100/69.

You'll see the natural alloy body wrinkled, dark primed, then silver again (painted?)

It was sold, raced and wrecked at the last Put-in-Bay 1963. Sold to Jon Clifton in 1965.

Maybe Stan Mason can straighten out it's recent history, and augment the 1959-'63 record.

Visit the Stockton 71 Crowd FB page for more photos.
100-70 srIV Dick Stockton 89gm wrinkled, Marlboro, Nov.1960.jpg
100-70 srIV  Stockton pilot.jpg
100-70 srIV alloy Dick Stockton 137gm face.jpg
100-70 srIV Dick Stockton 167G primer, May 1961.jpg
100-70 srIV alloy.Dick Stockton 167GM red teardrop front.jpg
100-70 srIV  Dick Stockton Vineland June 1961; 167G taped, red teardrop.jpg

Re: Dick Stockton alloy Mk.IV sports

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:37 am
by CharlieN
We don't usually see pictures of a wrinkly alloy body as the first image is. Guess some pictures of the real world still survive.

Re: Dick Stockton alloy Mk.IV sports

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:43 pm
by Victoracing
Very real personality, the guy you should write a book about. No silver spoon gentleman racer, but a mechanic that prepped his own rides, and there were some interesting cars out of his Havertown,PA shop.

If you go to the FB site there are pics of the cars Dick has raced; hotrod Fords, Healey/Chev, Ferrari, Lister, F5000, Cobra, and TR4 besides the alloy Mk.IV.
In the '70s he had an IMSA sedan that also got wrinkled. Dick is still involved with the Kyle Disque GTL Toyota effort.

There are magazine articles about his Triumph builds; East vs.West (Kasner) Runoff duels; stock vs. race TR4 comparison.

Yes, very real.

Re: Dick Stockton alloy Mk.IV sports

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:24 pm
by Victoracing
Dick is still active around SCCA fall 2017.

Here he is discussing TR4 performance tips with another competitor at the Jersey Road Race Challenge, Oct.2017 regional at Thunderbolt, NJMP.
Stockton is on the right, with cap.