1967 Plymouth Barracuda Hurst Hemi Under Glass

David Newhardt, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

• The original 1967 Hurst Hemi Under Glass exhibition wheelstander piloted by Bob Riggle

• Riggle restored the car for collector Bill Sefton, and they campaigned it at exhibitions with Riggle at the wheel

• Regularly on public display at the NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, CA

• Rear-mounted 426 Hemi engine

• Cragar wheels and Goodyear slicks

1963 Pontiac Lemans Super Duty Factory Lightweight

Courtesy of Russo and Steele

This 1963 Pontiac Tempest LeMans 421 Super Duty Factory Experimental Lightweight is one of six examples produced and it is one of only two remaining. Built on December 12, 1962, at the Pontiac, MI, assembly plant, the purpose-built LeMans coupes were all painted white and given blue interiors with bucket seats.

Pontiac Engineering fitted high-compression dual-quad 421 Super Duty engines connected to unique rear-mounted 4-speed automatic transmissions. All used aluminum front sheet metal and brake drums, acid-dipped bumpers and mounting Read More

2009 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak

David Newhardt, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

• One of approximately 90 factory-built

• Identification plate with unique serial number sequence

• Primed and painted body

• 6.1L Hemi engine prepared for drag racing

• Special BIW modified for drag racing and approximately 1,000 lbs lighter than production

• Composite lift-off hood with functional scoop

• Lightweight drag-race-only front-brake assembly

• Lightweight cooling module with electric fan

• Lightweight instrument panel assembly

• Special cable-operated throttle pedal and linkage

• Manual rack-and-pinion steering

• Polycarbonate door windows

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1946 Dreyer Midget

Courtesy of Bonhams

• 136-ci flathead Ford V8

• Rare Edelbrock speed equipment

• 130 hp

• In/out gearbox

• Live-axle suspension with transverse leaf springs

• Rear-wheel hydraulic drum brake

This Dreyer-Ford was not only a successful racer back in the day, but New Jersey driver John Harris successfully vintage-raced it for decades. It comes equipped with extensive period speed equipment, including twin Stromberg 97 carburetors on an Edelbrock intake manifold and Edelbrock alloy heads.

The Jahar Racing Midget is authentic and Read More

1968 Jim Davis Dragster “Blood, Sweat & Nitro”

Courtesy of Brian Crawford

Top Fuel terror

The Blood, Sweat & Nitro Top Fuel dragster is the only surviving original Jim Davis chassis with a full aluminum body by the famous Jack Hagemann. Driver Gary Ritter terrorized the competition with this car at drag strips such as Famoso, Half Moon Bay, Lions, OCIR, Irwindale, Sears Point, Carlsbad and Fresno. Fremont Drag Strip was the car’s home track, and Ritter took home his share of trophies.

While attending the 2005 Hot August Nights event with Read More

1968 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Lightweight

• One of 50 lightweight Mustangs produced

• Delivered to Ford in Dearborn as a marketing vehicle

• Factory-sponsored drag car driven by Dave Lyall

• Sold to Lyall for $1 to compete in the Super Stock wars

• Documented with copies of the window sticker, Lyall’s $1 contract, Michigan title search, Ford internal memos about the 428 Cobra Jet Lightweight Mustang program, and Marti Report

• Finished in Lyall’s racing livery

• 428 Cobra Jet engine

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1967 Plymouth RO23 Belvedere

Competition in NHRA Super Stock racing was at a fever pitch by the mid-1960s. The factories continued to trade blows with ever more radical specials to meet the demands of their team drivers, and in 1967 Plymouth upped the stakes, introducing a limited-production lightweight drag-racing package for the Belvedere known as the RO23.

Fifty-five 2-door hard tops were built to meet the NHRA’s Super Stock/B class rules, all powered by the 426 Hemi backed by either a 4-speed manual transmission Read More

1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass NASCAR race car

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This 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass was built by the legendary car builder Banjo Matthews for car owner Junior Johnson. Driven by three-time NASCAR champion Cale Yarborough and sponsored by First National City Travelers Checks, this car was instrumental in Yarborough winning the championship in 1978.

Legendary crew chief Travis Carter, who worked for Junior Johnson in Read More

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