The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by tywester1955, Feb 27, 2021.
Mike Sorokin ?
Ron Abbot. The dragster was later owned by bob Lang. Bob sold it and it is now restored.
Pete Robinson, he was quite the thinker and innovater.
Hugh Tucker in the near lane.
Don and Pat Garlits.
Rapid "Red Lang ". Joe Anahory and Spider Razon were part of the "Dead End Kids".
Is this before the Brasher and Cummings 1933 Willys ?
Half Moon Bay ?
Perhaps Billy Scott, driving for Gene Adams.
Blowing the pic up, it looks like the name on the helmet visor is 'Sonny' and the car is sponsored by Beacon Automotive. Beacon Automotive out of Newport, RI has a nostalgia dragster, but I couldn't find anything about a 1960s Beacon Automotive rail.
Here is the another shot of the car, with driver Billy Scott sitting on the push truck.
INDIANAPOLIS — Billy Scott, who competed in four USAC national championship races, including the 1976 Indianapolis 500, died April 28. He was 68.
Nicknamed “Billy the Kid,” Scott began driving quarter-midgets as a 5-year-old in San Bernardino, California, and he was later the first 16-year-old ever to record a top-end speed of 200 mph in an NHRA Top Fuel dragster, doing so on the very day he became eligible to hold a Top Fuel license, his 16th birthday.
Let's do Lions!
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