RANDOM PITS N' PEOPLE
The Belle of the Ball wasn't
a slick restoration, nor a runner. It was your ultimate "barn
find", the 1959 Scotty's Muffler Service dragster that hasn't
seen sunlight in over 50 years. The car was originally built
for Billy Scott by his dad Charles but since "The Kid"
was only 14 they found another youngster to take the the controls,
one Mike Snivley; it was his first ride.
Incredibly the car was listed
on Ebay for quite awhile before current owners Scott & Kelly
Cochran jumped on it. Although Scott did do some minor cosmetics
on the car, it is exactly how it last raced in 1963.
Immediate plans for the rare
artifact are still up in the air but we've been assured it will
be out in the sun again.
Bob Muravez and No ID.
Bucky Austin holding
Photog Bob Brown flanked
by Jerry & his dad, Jesse Schrank
Top Fuel driver and chassis
builder Dave Jeffers and NoCal standout Denny Fosberg.
Grand Marshall Rick Stewart
and Top Fuel vet Wayne King.
Don Prieto with Jessie
and Dan Broussard.
For whatever reasons, There were
several cars like The Fugitive that didn't partake in the Saturday
Wayne King stayed out on the
track Saturday night to get this shot with HHRA Funny Car shoe
"Fast Jack" Beckman.
Spider Razon and Sam
Chastain with Jeep Hampshire the background.
Roland Leong, Jim Murphy
and Frank Rossi.
The powers to be behind
Auto Club Famoso Raceway. Blake and John Bowser.
Two guys that go way
back, Don Irvin and Larry Sutton.
Orah Mae Millar forced
to pose with Dan Kaplan.
Larry Sutton, photog
Richard Shute and announcer, Mike English.
The Annual Standard 1320 gang
had a much smaller group photo this year. Sadly, more fallout
over last years event.
Bob Muravez playing Tarzan
with Ingrid Chesworth.
Leong helping out Rian Konno.
Although he's officially Jim Murphy's Crew Chief, Roland is the
kind of guy who will share his decades of knowledge with most
anyone who asks.
The Cute Award went to this little
guy who could be seen all over the pits. Note that he has goggles
and ear protection.
Dan Kaplan with his late brother
Barry's 200 MPH San Fernando Raceway aside Bud Hammer with his
160 MPH shirt.
Joe Schubeck taking it
The cars were allowed
to fire up at will.
One of the good guys,
Chuck Goebel in the seat of the Yeakel digger.
Roger Lee's Herbert &
A lot of the good stuff
got burned up over the weekend.
Two old dogs that go back the
the glory days of Lions. Don Ewald and Frank "Root Beer"
Walt and Marie Stevens,
Dave Stiller and Root Beer.
Frank, Walt, Ruthie Hedge,
Marie, Dave, Jim Ige and Don.
Dan Kaplan and Jim Ige who was
the driver part of the Ige & Sassa "Sons of the Rising
Sun" Jr. Fuel and Top Gas dragsters that did quite well
in each class.
Chuck Goebel getting
ready for a practice push start.
No ID on the new shoe
in Neil O'Kane's Cracklin' Rose Jr. Fuel car.
Jim Wearanga in the Varmit.
Wendy Ann Williams on
John Kopenger getting ready in
the Ewell, Bell, Stecker & Olson AA/FD
Wish we had more people/pit
shots and if you have any, please send them.
CHRR Photo Submission