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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by WillysRule, Dec 5, 2010.
Mild Bunch England
Ken Kull Red Baron
A couple that my friend got off of FB and sent me. Jack Merkel and Eddie Sanzo at CT dragway is what he said. These two cars where practically built side by side. Jack went BBC for AA/G while Eddie got Jacks SBC from his record holding B/GS 39 Willys and ran his car in BB/G. Both cars are still around. Jacks in a museum in Michigan (I think, maybe Illinois) and Eddies as a bracket car in NJ.
Took these pics Jack Merkel's 33 at the Hot Rod Reuning at New England Dragway, 2015.
Hey Baron how are you? I was there on Saturday when Jack was inducted into the HR Hall of Fame.
I am about finished with my 33 and I want to have the older style large wheel wheelie bars, does anyone have any drawings, pictures or ideas on how to build it period correct?
All good here my friend. Hard to believe that was 6 yrs ago already. Hope all is well with you.
Another one of Eddie at CT I believe the same day.
Jackson Bros has a video of the restored B&C car being demolished in a crash on a test n tune run. But I believe it was later salvaged.
You are correct on both counts Here are some more recent pictures.
Thanks for the update. Did the same gent that restored and then wrecked it do the rebuild? I believe it was candy apple red after it was yellow before it got purpled.
Nice restoration, especially after the extensive damage.
This was posted on Hemming's a while back. Anyone know who/what/when?
I believe that Jim Tipper owned it and was driving it when it was wrecked and it might have been called flirtin with disaster at that time. This was in the Jackson Brothers Video. He said that he was going to have it fixed and rebuild it but that’s all that I know other than the fact that it was rebuilt.
Hey fellow.. I was looking through some of my old magazines and came across the July 79 HOTROD with the Willy's. Can you give me some updates done to the car? As an old street rodder, this was my all favorite car ever.... What happen to the Motor Wheel Fly's? I had a set myself and like a nut sold them off. I've contacted Gary Kollofski as well just to see what's up with his new 55. Dan in Huntsville, Alabama...
Just lookin at some old posts refrencing the one above and found mine from exactly 3 yrs ago, when I feel on the ice and cracked 2 ribs.
Willysfaster, any info on this one? I've only seen 3 of them in my life (sedans made into PU's) and I had 2 of them. The first 3 are the same truck (mine) Revolting Phil is one we built in NY.
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