Based on Cape Cod, driven by Todd Veney, the 3500hp Hemi won the 2012 NHRA Eastern Region title.
Now the biggest difference from one car to another was the paint job.
Photo and Caption from #990 Heres a beefy Bob Smith out of Columbus, Ohio, wheeling this Lawless 66 flyweight small block at the old West Virginia International Speedway in Ona in 1964. The next year he won the Wynns Invitational at Ona handily in a Lawless pavement roadster.
From the late twenties to 1938, he competed coast to coast in AAA competition with such unbelievable energy and success that he became known as the Grand Old Man of Auto Racing.
It all came to an end, however, time-trialing at Flemington, NJ, on September 3, 1938.
Leading was Bob Bushley, a local driver from North Windham, ME, in kind of a funky, home-built machine.
Bushley, part of one of Maines most respected racing families, later updated to a sprint car but died in July 1974 when he crashed heavily into that same concrete wall.
(Dave Bushley Collection) #997 - Things were fairly uneventful at the Fifth International Grand Prix in Santa Monica, CA, 100 years ago last month. John Marquis and his mechanic, Harry Hough, were leading and lookin good.
They had fueled their Sunbeam big time, hoping to run the event non-stop.
(Coastal 181 Photo) #994 - The Isle of Man TT really has to be the most dangerous motorsports event in the world.
It is the two-wheel version of the kind of savagery seen in the Indy roadster era, magnified several times.
From #992 - This Fuel Altered car, the Winged Express, ran an impressive 7.29 at 207.00mph at the 1968 Pomona NHRA Winternationals.