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
• 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
• 4-speed manual Read More
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
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
• Rare factory 409 race car with original build sheet,
bill of sale, mortgage and period racing photos
• Driven by Dave Cates
• Sponsored by Ault & James Speed Shop
• 409/409 hp W-head engine
• 4-speed manual transmission
• Dual 4-barrel Carter AFB carbs
Built to homologate the new 429 “semi-Hemi” engine for NASCAR, the Boss 429 was the most powerful Mustang ever and one of the rarest as well. The engine, intentionally under-rated at 375 horsepower, featured a forged-steel crank, NASCAR rods, four-bolt main bearing caps and large-valve aluminum heads with crescent-shaped combustion chambers. A large cold-air scoop fed a huge Holley carburetor atop an aluminum high-rise intake manifold; breathing was controlled by a hydraulic cam that was replaced partway through production with Read More
The first of a total of 69 ZL1 Camaros, the Gibb-Harrell car was born of an idea hatched by racer Fred Gibb and Chevrolet Product Promotions Manager Vince Piggins in 1968. Both wanted to run Chevrolet’s new all-aluminum Can-Am 427 engine in NHRA Super Stock drag racing.
Rules required that Chevy build 50 examples for the car Read More
Chassis number: 6K47C182142
This very unique car has received a full rotisserie restoration. It’s been given the name of “The American Flyer” because it represents a true Americana vintage-style drag car. It’s been upgraded with a 390-ci V8, 4-speed manual transmission and a 4.11 Posi nine-inch rear end.
The car sports a beautiful, laser-straight black paint job and factory black bucket seat interior. The 390 motor is completely rebuilt. The Toploader 4-speed transmission is fresh and out of a true Read More
This Mustang was built in 1965–66 and ran Division Five until October 17, 1971, when it was retired. The best time it ran was 9.97 at 137.4 mph, with a weight of 3,150 lbs with a driver, in Denver. It has always been a race car, so it has never seen bad weather. The body is perfect — never any rust, never wrecked and always garaged. It was found in June 2000, in a metal building 40 miles east of Read More
The story of this historic car starts in late 1963, when Don Beebe of Automotive Productions proposed an unheard-of plan to Chrysler Corp. His plan involved creating the fastest three 1964 “doorslammers” in the world to run exhibitions at tracks near Dodge’s new car dealerships, so the cars could be displayed to the public before running on weekends. The National Hot Rod Association created a special class for them, known as S/FX, for Supercharged Factory Experimental.
Three stock 1964 Dodge Read More