The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HEMI32, Jun 14, 2020.
This is GREAT!
Been once...puts me right back there!
I started this thread one month ago today ... and have been successful in positively identifying all but three (3) of the Bonneville racecars in the Hassad Family photo Collection.
I've exhausted all of my resources (i.e., '50s Bonneville programs, '50s rodding magazines, Bonneville & Dry Lakes Racing books, & Bonneville Racing veterans) ... but still have NO "concrete proof" who ran:
... this #126 B Roadster at Bonneville in '57, '58, or '59:
... this Lakester (from Bakersfield, Calif.) at Bonneville in '57, '58, or '59:
... or this #15 D Lakester at Bonneville in '58 ... Note that Charlie Markley thought this might be the same tank that got Lloyd Scott into the "2-Club" in '57:
Any help identifying any of them would be greatly appreciated!
The build quality of all of these vehicles is unbelievable.
The meddle car could be a reconfiguration of this one from Hot Rod Feb 55.
sweet images, great details, thanx so much a pure joy
@HEMI32 I put these pictures on some land speed Facebook pages and someone said the purple car may have been Ernie Hashim.
@Speed Gems - Thanks!
I had posted those same 3 pics on a few LSR Facebook groups last month ... I got some leads on the purple Lakester (sponsored by “Hubbard’s Chrysler Plymouth” of Bakersfield) ... but no one mentioned the late Ernie Hashim (of the “Smoker’s March Meet" fame).
UPDATE #1: Found some vintage photos of Ernie Hashim's belly tank bodied dragster:
Manuel J. Carnakis (Bakersfield Mayor 1954-1956) & Ernie Hashim with Ernie's dragster
image from the Bakersfield Smokers Drag Racing website
Bakersfield-based "Hashim, Hylton, and Crossley" belly tank body dragster.
image from the @George Klass and/or @296ardun's archives
image from @ttwomotor 's archives
UPDATE #2: Found this on page 64 of the November 1957 issue of HOT ROD magazine:
So many great photo's, thank you for taking the time to share.
BTW, anyone besides me notice how many '57 Fords are in the back ground? HRP
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