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Lorenzo Lamas 87 Shelby Z Celebrity Race Car

These cars were part of a Nationally Televised Series races over a two year period. Various entertainers would donate their to race eight identically prepared Daytonas. The television program would show the race and then cut to a particular entertainer. After a very brief sketch of the entertainer and part of a song, the entertainer would make a statement against Drunk Driving, which was the focus of the program. Cars were driven by Bobby Blotzer, Jeff Carlisi, Charlie Daniels, Juice Newton, Ted Newgent, Otis Redding, Lynn Anderson, Lacy J. Dalton, Don Dokken, Tommy Lee, Stella Parton, Lorenzo Lamas, Pete Deluise, David Hasselhoff, Shadoe Stevens, Billy Hufsey, Ricky Schroder, etc. Prior to driving the cars, each celebrity went through a training course with a professional training instructor. (Note the instructor seat on the passenger side). The cars themsleves were pulled from the production line or from Chrysler field cars and modified under the supervision of Chrysler Engineering at a cost of $70,000 each. Beginning with a Shelby Z, the following modifications were made; * The engines were blueprinted, ballanced, cooling overbored, roller valvetrain, copper head gaskets. External oil cooler. * Specially programed computers. * Body and Frame were reinforced and fishplated. * Central Halon Fire Extinguisher System. * Koeing Racing Seat and auxiliary instructor seat. * Aeroquip Brake Lines, specilly engineered brake pad composition and proportioning valve. * Drivers protection net. * Fuel Cell * Full Roll Cage Although geared for over 200 MPH, the cars are easily driveable on a day to day basis and will average 40 MPG at highway speeds.
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