The Jalopy Journal
The JGG2 tribute car was beautifully built in Texas by good friend Steve DeWoody. The build includes many original parts and pieces from the...
Our first year 1965 at Vargo Dragway I/S 220hp.
That's Indy and Joe was a Div. 1 racer from Connecticut that we lost way too soon. He was a nice guy and his cars always ran good.
We all miss the York gatherings, they were the best!
Englishtown 1971 our last year. It's in my garage and running better than ever. Here's a picture of it at Atco a few years ago. Same car 50 years...
Wow! All the stars from the west coast. The one I remember the most was Marv Ripes because he beat me in eliminations. I thought I could catch him...
I believe that was the 1969 SS Nationals 3 day meet at York. You got points for every round you won over the three day eliminators. Looks like we...
Tom Ordway vs Ken Gunning at the Tri Five Nationals. The Jenkins fan is our own personal Jr Stock photographer Tommy Laird.
I bet Jeff Kane wishes he still had that one.
In the other lane was the Ronca Brothers N/S '56 that put Buddy on the trailer as they were the N/S class winners at Indy in 1970.
I don't believe his head is under the car or in the wheel well.
All it takes is one disgruntled, stubborn NHRA tech guy to ruin what you've worked so hard to accomplish. It's been that way for years!
I see a few other pretty famous Div.1 Jr. Stockers in the background.
Hooker never paid us unless we won they just gave us a couple sets of headers as they did many others. I believe that's a Stahl and Associates...
In the running for the cover but I believe the best one was chosen. But, we almost made it.[ATTACH]
That should be Kristin Gunning brother Jack's daughter.
OK I can believe that Gary but I bet you don't know why the Stahl/Benner '57 was backwards and Jere's '56 wagon was correct. [ATTACH] [ATTACH]
Why is the Chevy Bowtie backwards? I noticed the same thing on the Stahl/Benner '57 Fuelie.
That's Frank Iaconnio's Banana1 unless Rotunda was driving it.
The black tube above the lift bar is the right side exhaust pipe that was required to extend at least to the rear axle.
Looks like Charlie and driver Joe Cox.
Englishtown 1968 Springnationals, L/S class winner.
Gary...what were the first gear ratios of the 3 speed vs the 4 speed?
I'm curious to know if you remember what the 1st gear ratios were of the 3 speed vs the 4 speed that ran several tenths quicker.
I love these tech stories from Chuck and Terry. They are very accurate and bring back lots of good memories. Keep 'em coming boys!
Windy??? Now I now you are the Tom Kidd I knew back then. Ha Ha! I'm gonna give you a call.
Hey Tim you know you're giving away our secret don't ya'. HA HA. Some guys used the '59 spindles to gain about 1" more lift but the bottom ball...
Not only did Hooker pay money if you won they were giving away free headers to a lot of the better running cars. We benefited from that with two...
We ran a cast iron Glide in our hardtop the last year the car was legal to run in Stock Eliminator (1971). We made the shifter from a cheap 3...
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