The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
I watched him race here in Brisbane, I think I have a photo of him in my collection
Had a VW midget. the sound was unbelievable
could put the midget anywhere on the track,made our guys look like beginners
Yeah he must've did the rounds to a few tracks in Aus,off memory he beat George Tatnell 2 out of 3 races they had on the night.I think he raced at the Sydney Showground Speedway to but I may be wrong!...
Much has been written about Tony Waters “Giant Killer” roadster from Bakersfield, CA. To many, it was a shock that a Modified Roadster could win round after round in the Top Eliminator races up to the Finals of the 1st March Meet at Famoso in 1959.
FINAL RACE 1959 MARCH MEET
photo credit: We Did It For Love
“In 1954, Tony built a crankshaft driven supercharged DeSoto and put it into his '25 Model T track roadster, which came to be known as the "Giant Killer". A founding member of the Smokers Car Club of Bakersfield, Tony and his partner Jim Sughrue became the guys to beat at the tracks around the West Coast. With help from Irv and Gary Guinn of Bakersfield, Tony dominated the roadster class and ended up as the runner up in the 1st "March Meet" in 1959.”
My brother and I read about the Bakersfield race in March of 1959 and told ourselves to attend in 1960, despite what we were doing. (Then, at the time in 1960, it was the 1940 Willys with a 283 SBC + 6 Strombergs in the B/Gas Coupe class. We were in the development stage with our Willys Coupe and at this point in racing, we were considering going to a larger motor.) The wait to see Tony Waters’s roadster did not have to be March of 1960, as we found out. That roadster just happened to be at the famed, Riverside Raceway, "East vs. West" meet in all of its purple glory in December of 1959.
The track is Langhorne, last lap pass for second place.
That's the rod that flew out the side of the block
Carroll Bros. White whale part custom part gasser 430 Lincoln injected
At Sanford Maine
A & B Speed shop from the dover site
1958 Chevy Impala
Joan Crawford Fan Mail had to be delivered by truck
My now 91 year old Uncle who was an Army Medic with the 7th Artillery in Korea. Pictured here with his Jeep that he modified to carry 2 stretchers for transporting the wounded.
Jones/Foyt, Salem IN.Chuck Hulse, Watson #4 McDermott #66 Micky Shaw per/ Jim NiseJohnny Thomson 1954 Reading PA.Stan Bowman, Eldora 1962
Yep..It's a pickup too....^^^^^^^^^^^
Bob's Big Boy, Burbank.
I only had tea little martoonies........
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