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Old 10-27-2007, 05:37 AM   #81
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any of you guys know of the gasser known as "the texan" owned by one of the chisenhall brothers that started vintage air in san antonio?
i saw the blown elephant willys about 8 years ago in one of their shops. i assume it's the same vintage as the swc willys and probably campaigned against it. anybody got pics? it sure looked badass....
Isn't "The Texan" a ground hugging 40 Willys that Street Rodder were covering the build of.It was going to be an awesome machine but over a period of time,and changes in staff,it was never shown finished.In fact there were letters months later asking for updates.By the way,thank God you,ve put these PROPER gassers up for view.HELLO,these are gassers!!!
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:46 PM   #82
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MOJO, The first SWC car was built in 1960/61, painted metallic light blue, Olds engine and called Swindler II. It was repainted in 1962 with a slightly different light blue metallic still called Swindler II. It was a B/GS car. In 1963 a lighter car was built for A/GS, painted the same light blue also with an Olds engine called Swindler "A" . And that now made the B/GS car Swindler "B". In 1964 the A/GS car was painted black and given a Hemi. It was a terror and set several records. Both cars were repainted in 1965 and both ran Hemi motors by then. The B/GS car was retired in late 65/66 and the A/GS car ran match races until late 66 early 67. During that time it received lower body mods and at one point had a gold stripe. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:23 PM   #83
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Boones, the black car was run for one season, 1964. It was known as the "Black Widow". The car did not get the magazine attention because it was not photogenic in black. Most of the photos you see are B&W. It was painted candy blue for 1965.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:21 PM   #84
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Hello VenturaMotors. I know your dad, Hugh Tucker. Saw him a couple of years ago at the SEMA show in Vegas, hadn't seen him in years prior to that. Here's a question for you. What ever happend to Dave Stoll? I remember that the supercharged Olds in the Tucker & Stoll street roadster originally came out of Dave's ski boat. I used to hang around with Dave and I seem to remember that Hugh was working at B&M at the time.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:51 PM   #85
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I’m guessing these photos feature Cook and his buddies although I am not sure who is who… Noticeably absent are Stone and Woods - both black men and both important Drag Racing pioneers

I believe it's K.S. Pitman, Wayne Arteaga, Doug Cook, and i'm not sure on the 4th guy. I think Wayne Arteaga lived in the mid-west(?) somewhere and he'd put up the west coast guys whenever they went that way to race. Gave them a place to stay AND fix their cars. I don't know the reason for Stone and Woods not getting the notoriety of Cook, but it's usually the front man (driver, lead singer of a band, etc) that gets all the fame anyway. I've got no shortage of Stone and Woods pictures in my old magazines, but like i said, it's the driver usually. A pretty good exception was Mazmanian. His name was out there no matter who drove his cars. My 2 cents. Either way, Stone Woods and Cook are in my opinion about the MOST memorable team in drag racing history, PERIOD. Great racing, great memories!

PS-i think the above car was a B/Gas car, Swindler B (the chrome reverse wheels were seldom seen on that team) driven by Doug Cook's brother. Dig the show car interior!
correct...I beleive those pics are at Arteaga's shop, too...
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Old 12-31-2007, 01:08 PM   #86
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I have always wanted to build a replica of the black version.. not sure how long it was run that way...
This car debuted on March 28th 1964, and the S.W.C Mustang made its appearance in '68...
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Old 12-31-2007, 01:55 PM   #87
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When I was a kid used to see them at Lions often. We thought the cam manufactures were the reason the SWC cars went to Hemi's. The start of
the Cam wars. I don't remember the Olds being not fast enough.
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:02 PM   #88
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Boones, the black car was run for one season, 1964. It was known as the "Black Widow". The car did not get the magazine attention because it was not photogenic in black. Most of the photos you see are B&W. It was painted candy blue for 1965.
The black Swindler A was also campaigned in '65, by '66 it was the Mettallic blue again.
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:09 PM   #89
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Great tread! Thanks for sharing everyone.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:08 PM   #90
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:19 PM   #91
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Who's S&S Racing Team Willys is on the trailer in this shot? I'm assuming it belongs to K. S. Pittman? Or was it perhaps Fred Bear's?
Dave Hales aslo ran that body style Willys, but that doesn't look like Dave's car. And, it darn sure isn't Pork Zartman's Filthy Forty.

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Old 01-02-2008, 12:43 PM   #92
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That is the K.S. Pittman car on the trailer, and the SWC car in the garage. This shot was taken when both were on tour, back east somewhere if I recall.
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:35 PM   #93
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:48 PM   #94
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If I may clarify the photo in the opening post. Wayne Arteaga was a well known gasser guy in his own right in the midwest throughout the Gasser Wars years and before. His home and shop were a stopping off point as the "names".......S-W-C, Pittman, Mazmanian, et al made their trips west to east for match races, as well as east to west going home. Major repairs as well as minor maintainance were the order of the day.

Wayne's B/G Wilys was a national record holder at one point, and he too, was an Olds guy.....still was all the way up to his untimely death this past June.

I think the photo with the tall guy with the glasses is Wayne's partner, John Helmuth. Wayne drove and tuned, John was the "technical" guy. He was an engineer with McDonnell Douglas, and an early techno geek.

Racing from the Golden Age.......
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:58 PM   #95
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the coolest gasser ever!
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:17 PM   #96
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It's kinda of funny, as a black guy I thought everyone knew this already. Here's a shocker for you. Take a good look at Don the Snake Prudhome.
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:21 PM   #97
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:31 PM   #98
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My thought exacly.
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:21 PM   #99
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one of my earliest memories about drag racing as a kid...the SWC willys.
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:23 PM   #100
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a couple garage shots, these i found on the HAMB awhile ago....
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