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    I started scanning photos from Mike Marinoff. He raced a 55 Chevy gasser. Here is one I found with a note on the back. Does anyone know anything about this car?

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    james r pepper

  • #2
    Know a lot about it Jim. Car was original low mileage one owner with original paint ….before. Ron Colson and Gary Wood were owners builders (Ron drove). Injected Chevy ran mostly B-Gas. Ran C/Altered at Indy Nationals where the pics were taken. Not sure why but believe they (NHRA) figured the engine set back (allowable 10% of wheelbase) was exceeded. Held B/G record for a while. Volkswagen Karman Ghia front suspension. Still around with original paint!! Belongs to an SDC member in Rockford, Il. Have helped him by sending these photos. What else?

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    Last edited by Studebaker Wheel; 12-07-2018, 04:21 PM.
    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review


    • #3
      Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.


      • #4
        If you know who owns this 259-Studebaker-powered '53 from The Meltdown Drags, Jim (and I'm sure you do); you'll know the person who also owns the subject car of your inquiry. BP

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        • #5
          "South Bend Road Oiler"...I laugh every time I see that!
          Mike Davis
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          • #6
            Some more here:





            • #7
              I knew I would get an answer here.
              james r pepper


              • #8
                HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)


                Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

                Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)


                • #9
                  Bud De Boer, the author, worked at Harley Davidson for 30 years. He was also a close friend of Mike Marinoff. Here is more from Bud. I got to know Bud through Mike. Mike Marinoff was one of the first drag racers to use a one piece fiberglass front end in 1962. I learned a lot from Mike.

                  It is a small world.


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