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1959 Peerless GT Phase 2 on Petrolicious


Good evening everyone,

This is my first post, as I just registered.  I will make a long story short, as I am quite excited.

My dad purchased a 1959 Peerless GT back in 1993, then restored and transformed it into a race car.  My dad has been vintage racing since 1979 at the Monterey Historics and Sonoma Historics; mostly in his 1959 Corvette, but occasionally in the Peerless.  The Peerless and the Corvette are in the same group, 1955-1962 Production GT Cars Over 2 Liters.  My dad has allowed me to race the Peerless while he continues to race the Corvette.  I have been racing the Peerless since last year at the Sonoma Historics, and as you can expect, it gets quite a bit of attention.

I am a subscriber of the Petrolicious channel on YouTube.  They produce extremely high quality documentary style videos of rare and interesting cars from 1950 to 1980.  I submitted my dad's Peerless in hopes of getting at least on their website, but really aiming for a chance to make a documentary video with them.  Only 8 hours later I received an e-mail from the producer with great interest.  This Friday I will be spending the day with Petrolicious and filming the car, which will then be posted on their YouTube channel.

I hope I do justice and show a great example of the Peerless marque.  Do you guys have any information that you think I should share in the interview portion of the video?  I am pretty well ready on the history, but maybe you have some key points I should express.

Our 1959 Peerless GT Phase 2:  Google+ Gallery

Race Footage:  

Petrolicious YouTube Channel:  Click Here

// Paul



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Paul,

That is great news. They produce very nice videos. I met your dad a few times at the track and at a couple local events. He was always very friendly and answered all my foolish questions. I'll bet you are thrilled that you have the Peerless to flog around. I would be.

Other then the history that you know, the most exciting thing these days is the active following growing here on the Peerless and Warwick Forum and all the hard work folks are doing to keep the custom parts in supply. Don't forget to send us a link when it get's posted.

And don't feel bad when all the good bits end up on the cutting room floor - it's the movie business!

Dean

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Looks like the video is up! And very fine it is. Congratulations
dave

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Paul,

It is fantastic. Very nice indeed.

Direct link should appear below

www.petrolicious.com/father-and-son-make-peerless-racing-duo

Dean



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Yeah, it was released this past Tuesday. They wanted to go with the Father/Son racing aspect, as they edited most all of the historical information out I spoke of. The car is still getting a great reaction based on the users comments on YouTube and their website.

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Well done Paul. Beautifully presented car. Makes me want to jump in my Peerless and drive. Even Mrs S was impressed. I posted it to the Classics Monthly facebook page a few days ago where it's been well received, too.

All the best, Gary



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Fine Movie:

The father/son and blue phase 2 Peerless is touching very familiar.
Dave made that special gear knob to cope with loss of thread on the 
shaft, and did drive it over to WilliamsF1 when he worked there.
I wonder where it is now?

Roll on the Warwick adventure.

 

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Have pull you up a little there Frank, Its a Phase 1 with a Phase 2 nosecone wink...nothing unusual there as a lot were repaired that way....some even felt it was an improvement at the time

 



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The car is in the video is a Phase 1?  What makes you think that?   I don't think so...  confuse



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Hi Paul,

I "assumed" it to be a phase 1 as its down in my records as a phase 1 due to its commission number and the doors/hinges/trim/glass frame etc are all phase 1.



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Hi Paul/Ron

I've just added the Petrolicious Video to the Home Page of the website, though if you're here I guess you've seen it already...

Well done!

A fantastic addition to the archive!

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And if you were wondering how Petrolicious.com could afford that $1.2million dollar helicopter and all that fuel to film the bad boy Peerless action...

 Nicked this from Paul Cressey biggrindisbeliefbiggrin

I'm thinking we could do with one of these to keep an eye on minifrank...

See you all at Harrogate next weekend.



-- Edited by Jon Nolan on Sunday 3rd of August 2014 04:37:00 PM

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Nigel,

Interesting you caught that; I didn't know there were a Phase 1 style doors and hinges.  The body is the newer Phase 2, not pop riveted to the frame.  My dad did a full body off restoration on the car, and he believe it to be an original Phase 2.



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Jon,

Here is a link to my gallery of all the photos I took of the Petrolicious video in action, just day 1 of 2, as day 2 was spent getting driving shots:  http://photos.paulcressey.com/GetPhotos/Petrolicious/

The quadcopter is actually relatively cheap, $1,600 US... and that includes all the upgrades, such as the large FPV real-time screen.  The make is a DJI Phantom, and it uses a GoPro... with the cost of the GoPro you are at $2,000 US for the entire setup.  I have wanted to get one for my projects, but holding off until the FAA makes final rulings about them... they might be restricted here in the US, as people are abusing their abilities in terms of privacy and such.

// Paul



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Hi Paul,

OK, I would really like to see a few of your resto pics sometime...........



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