Over the years there have been pictures posted of this car on various threads including "sitting and rotting" Well, over the last week things have changed, I'm proud to say it's no longer sitting and rotting and moving to a build thread! Here in Albuquerque we don't have a lot of history when in comes drag racing (thank's to a family named Unser we have some in circle racing) but in the 1956 a guy named Bobby Davalos took a 1924 Dodge body and Model A frame, put them together with a built flathead and started racing. Over the next few years it progressed to become one of the areas most successfull drag racers till like all race cars, it became obsolete and put out to pasture. All this was a little before my time, my intrest in it started 20 some odd years ago when I rented an old gas station/ garage to operate my hot rod shop out of. I found out shortly after moving in it was owned by the Davalos family in the 50's/ 60/s and was at the time a hub of hot rod and racing activities and the home of the roadster. Someone back then told me they thought the roadster was in a junk yard in Socorro, NM (90 mile south of here). I drove down to look and there was an old drag roadster there, it was a Dodge but not the car, roll bar, turtle deck, cut wheel wells, ect were all wrong. The guy was willing to sell but wanted way too much for it so I left it. Fast foward 20 years and we have the HAMB and thanks to the above mentioned pics and history posted I was able to determine that the car in Socorro was indeed the Davalos roadster, just a bit modifed. Back down I go, intrest renewed and I found out the yard owner was in the process of selling off everything and retiring. Even though I was able to buy a 40 Ford PU and an ot 71 Dodge from him then, he still wanted way too much for the roadster. After 1 1/2 years of negociations I finally got him down to a realistic price, last week I brought it home! 1960 2012 Last week. You can tell by the pics how many cars are now gone from the yard in a year and a half!