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Old 09-02-2015, 03:57 PM
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Default 1969 Nova L78 Kentucky

My Dad recently passed and I ran across old photo's of a car he raced back in the late 1970's at Edgewater and Thorn Hill Drag Strips in the Cincinnati/N. Kentucky area. The Nova was supposedly a burnished brown L78 396 car that went by the name "Shakin Bake". The car had 307 emblems on the fenders but I was told that was to hide the larger engine size when street raced before becoming a strip car but who knows. I would like to know if the car still exists or if anyone has info on its whereabouts. I have no vin info on the car whatsoever.


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Old 09-02-2015, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: 1969 Nova L78 Kentucky

Cool car. Good luck with your search.
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:07 PM
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Default Re: 1969 Nova L78 Kentucky

Sorry to hear about your loss.. But that Nova is certainly awesome..


You might try posting on either

http://forums.502underground.net/forums/index.php

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http://www.kyhorsepower.com/


Good luck!
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:41 PM
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Default Re: 1969 Nova L78 Kentucky

There's also a Lost Muscle Car page on Facebook you might want to check out.

Facebook is how I found my Camaro that I lost all knowledge of for over 30 years, so best of luck.
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:46 PM
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I forgot about Lost Muscle car on FB.. Probably because I deleted my fb acc.. lol
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Old 09-02-2015, 05:08 PM
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Default Re: 1969 Nova L78 Kentucky

AND Cragars !!!
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Old 09-02-2015, 05:48 PM
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Default Re: 1969 Nova L78 Kentucky

I LIKE IT!
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:05 PM
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Default Re: 1969 Nova L78 Kentucky

If it helps the car used to run around the streets of Fort Thomas and Newport Kentucky. I think it was sold to a guy named Donnie Cropenbaker. I have heard two stories: one that it was back halved then destroyed, another that it's still around.
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:54 PM
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This is what whitepages found..

http://www.whitepages.com/name/Donald-Cropenbaker
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:07 PM
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The guy was local in Kentucky and would have been in his 20's or 30's making him 50-60 years old today.
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