Bob Jeffreson's Pacesetter Outlaw Sprint Car
History of my car; This car was produced as a kit by Jeff Schmidt on the 8th March 1980.The original plans accompany the car and are signed by Jeff, dated and numbered 4. The kit was sold to New Jersey Boat retailer and Hobby shop owner, Mr Dick O’Dea. Kit was assembled by Mr O’Dea that year and in the process he stamped his name on the Quick-change Rear end. The Pacesetter QC was the 1st one produced by anyone in the hobby. The sprinter sat in the O’Dea East Coast Hobbies shop until August 3rd 1990, when it was sold to Mr Bob Golding, possibly of San Antonio Texas. According to Mrs Golding, the motor was only ever started once and the car was never run. It sat on a stand in the house for the next 19 years. In 2009 the car was discovered by a friend of mine in Texas, amongst the Estate of Mr Golding. I was notified of the car and we arranged the purchase and shipping of it to Sydney Australia. The car has the original Bill Of Sale and some other paperwork.
In 2010 I managed to track down Mr O’Dea at his house in Patterson New Jersey and that’s how I was able to fill in many of the details about the car. He recalled that he purchased 6 of the Pacesetters from Jeff. When pressed on where they could possibly be, he reminded me he was an old man, then said “1 went to Hawaii. That’s all I remember”. He asked me how I knew the car was sold by him. I told him of the paperwork and the fact that his name was stamped on the rear end. He laughed and said he didn't remember doing that! He was genuinely surprised that 1 of his cars ended up in Australia and in as new condition.
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