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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Oct 2, 2018.
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Magnesium body too! (except for the aluminum nose-piece) Body by Wayne Ewing.
I was in a family vehicle collection a while back, and I remember that they had a similar drag machine but a bit more modern - 'Sidewinder"? Kent Fuller body?
It was interesting with the motor in the back sideways. They said it never did as well as hoped.
Beautiful machine, very cool. Art Chrisman's brother?
Jack was Art's cousin.
Nope ... Jack Chrisman was Art & Lloyd Chrisman's uncle.
Just because a TJJ Blog / H.A.M.B. thread can never have enough pics ...
Magnesium frame and body... would have become his flaming coffin if it had have crashed.
MagwindeR had a mid/transverse engine. the first thought that crossed my mind was MR II.
Chuck Jones: Also in the credits, for Bugs, Daffy, Taz, and Elmer. "Thought I saw a Wabbit!"
That's a great group of photos, thanks.
How about that driving position! Yikes!
It's Still a thing of Beauty!
It just screams hell on wheels sitting there
At some point, the Magwinder was sold to Bill Mann ... who campaigned the car without the rear cover:
Bill Mann's Magwinder in "Herbert Cams" livery
Bill Mann's Magwinder in "Iskenderian" livery
The Magwinder dragster changed hands & configurations throughout the years.
Here it is with the "Sidewinder" moniker:
The Magwinder / Sidewinder eventually made its way to the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in Ocala, FL:
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