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Hot Rods Jelly Welhelm

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jseery, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. jseery
    Joined: Sep 4, 2013
    Posts: 737

    jseery
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    from Wichita KS

  2. Boy,that's a long read.have to finish later,thanks.
     
  3. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,406

    aircap
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    There was barely any publishing about Jelly when he died last year. I expected to see something in Speed Sport News or the like. Of course - here in Wichita he was well known to most race fans and car guys of a certain age. In fact, when I used to go out of state to races or car events, and told people I was from Wichita - the next question they asked was, "Do you know Jelly Wilhelm?"..... I didn't know him well, just enough to say hello at car shows and swap meets. He was a hell of a builder, and lots of name racers spent time behind the wheel of a car Jelly built.
     
  4. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
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    s55mercury66
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    from SW Wyoming

    Yes, a lot of 100 inch racing history there.
     
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  5. jseery
    Joined: Sep 4, 2013
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    jseery
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    from Wichita KS

    Yes, I was somewhat surprised at the lack of published information. That's why I started this thread, hell of a guy!
     
  6. Mr. Mac
    Joined: May 16, 2005
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    Yes he was a great builder. I saw and photographed most of those cars.
     
  7. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
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    Kan Kustom
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    Jelly is a huge loss to the hot rod world. I miss seeing him every year at the Wichita swap meet. Some things will never be the same .
     
  8. jseery
    Joined: Sep 4, 2013
    Posts: 737

    jseery
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    from Wichita KS

    He helped me research my V8 QC conversion to 9 inch axles and let me use his shop to do the work. Not many people will do that!
     

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