Below is a photo of my father with Bill Jenkins in 1976.
Mr. Jenkins passed on this week at the age of 81. Rest in Peace.
Here is a story from NHRA.com.
Here is the obit from the New York Times
Below is the cover of the 1975 National Hot Rod Association press kit. This one contains information for the Summernationals at Englishtown.
I failed to mention that my Dad was inducted here back in 2004.
This was the first time he had gone back.
Sorry for any confusion…
Here is the full list of inductees.
I went with my Dad to the 2011 Gatornationals this past weekend. Had a blast. I took a couple hundred pics that I’ll post a summary of elsewhere.
We went to Garlits’s International Drag Racing Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday night. I had the pleasure of briefly meeting the man. It was great to hear some of the stories that were told by all. I thought Frey did a great job as a emcee.
On Friday we went to the Gainesville track. Nice facility. Wandered around the Pits, lost my Dad. Turns out he was in Cunningham’s trailer talking to Bob Glidden.
When I was looking for him originally I saw Glidden under the car changing out a rear-end and all I could think was “This is the hardest working man ever”.
On Saturday we returned for a autograph session in the morning and then a starting line gig.
The picture included with this post is from the starting line deal. However it comes about from a screw up on my part. I had a basic press credentials that did not allow access to ‘restricted areas’. Naturally, that’s where I wanted to be to be able to get some decent images.
Anyway, I went back to the main grandstand and got this picture.
Sorry that it’s been awhile since I posted some stuff.
It’s not for a lack of material I can assure you.
I finally finished scanning all of the related magazine material in late November. That was quite a project. I’m now in the process of getting that material in a form that can be posted. That means that I have to take the .pdf files and OCR them if possible. In some cases I can’t do that and i have to retype the articles.
In addition, I’m also redesigning the site to fit more with the vibe of the era. A little more colorful if you will. I’m also redesigning the metadata structure of the site from Salesforce.com.
If you have one of these you have a rare bird indeed. The reason is not the intake. Roush ground off the ‘Gapp &’ bit from the intakes after they went their separate way.
…and here’s another pic…
Just a quick note. Best wishes and get well soon to Jack Roush after the plane accident in Wisconsin.
Engineering review and objectives of the 427 SOHC.
Good read. I’ll post some more later…
Sure like to find something like this for the Boss 429.