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Ramo Stott at the Autofest Nationals

Text and Photos by Sue George

On October 14, 2000, retired race car driver Ramo Stott appeared at the My Classic Car Autofest Nationals in Evansville, Indiana. Also in attendance was the #7 SuperBird that he campaigned in ARCA, NASCAR and USAC. In addition to winning with the car three times in its seventeen race appearances from 1970 to 1972, Ramo also earned ARCA championships in 1970 and 1971. Other notable achievements in the Keokuk, Iowa native's almost 40-year career were a USAC championship in 1975 and a pole in the 1976 Daytona 500.

Famous for being a fun-loving "colorful" type of guy, there are old stories that circulate about the time Ramo dressed as a woman and won a dance competition, and he and his crew always concocted some type of outrageous uniforms to wear on race days. In the adjacent photo, Ramo appears in a mild mannered patriotic outfit with the car he drove to victory on three occasions, looking for the most part unchanged from when he was twenty years younger. Throughout the day at Autofest he enjoyed reminiscing with the race fans and was continually autographing photos, die-casts and show programs to hand out.

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Here is the #7 SuperBird (raced in 1972 as the #47), carefully preserved by those who have owned it. By all stock car standards, the Ramo Stott SuperBird was a luxury car; not crudely cut up and unfinished like most of the cars of that era. You can see here that a lot of thought went into making it a decent looking and comfortable stock car.
This Photo And Below:Carpet in a stock car? The zipper that you see in the carpet actually provided access to a hole in the floor that exposed the driver's side torsion bar. After passing track inspection, and once out on the track, Ramo would unzip the carpet, reach under the seat for his big wrench and "adjust" the front suspension while in the middle of a race! Of course, it wasn't strictly legal.
In the back seat floor area there is a cooler for the rear differential. The flat black plate (actually a piece of rubber) mounted on the floor opposite of it is where the transmission cooler would be mounted.
The little open bump that you see here next to the driver's side wing upright is the fuel cell vent.
In this black and white promotional postcard, check out Ramo's outfit in the top right corner. This was one of his many wild driving uniforms.... with his usual bright red sneakers and white pants. And no, those are not polka dots, they're silver dollars taped onto his pants!
This Photo And At Right: These two postcards show young Ramo with his #7 SuperBird and in 1975 with the Housby Mack Plymouth.


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