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1985 Riggins Pontiac Firebird

Name: Allen Denson
Occupation: Headwear Design & sales
Age: 59
Location: Orange, CA
Number of years in the sport: 10
Other race cars owned: 1966 TA Mustang, 1966 Sunbeam Tiger, 1971 Ford Capri

Year: 1985
Make: Pontiac
Model: Firebird
First raced by:
Team: Dingman Brothers
Driver: Tommy Riggins
Sponsors: Pontiac & Valvoline
Series: IMSA/GTO

Race Record: Ran the full 1985 & 1986 IMSA/GTO series, won one race at Columbus Georgia with Steve Millen Driving also ran 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring both years with drivers: Tommy Riggans, Steve Millan, Elliott Forbes Robinson and Craig Carter

History of car after first team: Purchased fro the Dingman Bothers by John Klug of California and picked up in Florida by Dennis Lyman, John ran in the SCCA Super Production class and GT-1. John sold the car to Gaylan Schmidt in 1992 and Gaylan continued to run in the Super production class until 1995.

Condition when retired (or found): The car was in excellent condition, The original body panels had just been restored and painted to the 1985 configuration. The rest of the car was as it originally ran. The drive train is at Dralle Engineering being refreshed.