This is the first race the car ever participated in. Spring of 1958 in Santa Maria. We called it the 3-day wonder as a bunch of us put it together the weekend before from a pile of parts I had in my garage. I had a 400″ Olds with 6 Stromberg 97′s with a Caddie LaSalle trans, saved from my 49 Ford coupe, and a Columbia two speed rear end. A 28 Chevy body and a 34 Ford chassis. Raced against a altered roadster from Santa Barbara with, I think, a supercharged GMC 6 cylinder. I actually won the race at around 112 and in the high 11′s or low 12′s. That was a frightening ride. Worse than when it went 155 at Lions.
Check out all the cool old cars in the parking area and the girls with the skirts. Those were the days. BTW, no tattoos on the girls. A pack of cigarettes rolled up in your tee shirt sleeve. Gas was 20 cents a gallon.
This has to be after February since the lettering on the door “Tucker & Stoll” was removed following the Winternationals. I need to check photos taken at Bakersfield Smokers meet which was in March to see if the door lettering was there at that time, Yea, I know, who cares?
Who, L to R: (foot on tire)Ted Wingate, Mass. Ty-Rods, two other guys, I think they were part of the Ty-Rods, Mass., me sitting in car, & far right- Dave Stoll. Check out the arms on Ted and Dave, made me feel like the skinny guy who always got sand kicked in his face.
Racing against Jr Thompson driving C&O’s Chrysler “T” pickup roadster. The olds is getting tired and about ready to get parked until the wallet gets more green stuff in it. But the Olds had enough to win this one. In the same time period it also put Norm Cowdry’s AA/SP blown Chevy Austin Healy away in a match race in two straight. That was fun racing.