Ok Gang …Proof Positive ,we ran the week before this issue …ON THE SAME DAY AS WOODSTOCK….Had Those FUEL GASSERS in for A Show !and it didn’t rain like at Woodstock that Day.Those are ‘non-hippies’ in the Stands …’Gasser Madness’ their choice over The Rock n Roll….Peace & Love.
….from the Brian Marasco Collection of Dover relics.
Prock & Howell, Fireball Shores,Chuck Finders and Charlie Hill ( wrong-HILL BROS>)booked in as “Supercharged Fuel Coupes”
………Heres a complete record of the day Color shots from Kathy V. (ODF Galleries) on page 3
Dino I don’t thinkl it was Charlie Hill that you mean. Charlie Hill owned a C/G 40 Willys coupe that Porky Zartman drove. The Hill brothers Pete and Bill had the 33 Willys coupe a story follows; With exerpts BY KEN “The Wild Man” Kull
The Hill Bros started out racing a 40 Willys coupe. They bought Big John Mazmanian’s car when he was done with it, did some body modifications, paint etc… and then went racing. They decided that they could not be competitive enough in the big car so they went to the ’33 Willys. The Hill Bros knew Joe Hrudka (Mr. Gasket fame) and made the deal that he would provide Pete and Bill with a car if they ran the Mr. Gasket logo. The following is a letter from Dave Hales (S&S Racing Team) to the new owner and restorer of the Willys, Ken Kull. This is a picture of the car before Pete and Bill got their hands on it:
More info: Historical Tech – The Filthy Forty of Charlie Hill! – THE H.A.M.B.
Your Right …Charlie Did make an appearance at Dover with the Dirty Thirty…I just copied and pasted that line without thinking.
Cully that was a recreation? As far as I know (and 69-70 was a bad time period for me) Charlie Hills “Filthy Forty” was a normally aspirated SBC running C/G that looks like a blower scoop to me. AND now that I look at it he didn’t have the white strip running down the hood and grille. I’m not being critical just searching for knowledge.
Pat The picture I posted was taken at the 2007 NHRA hot rod reunion in Columbus,Oh.
69-70 was after the filthy forty it was running strong in 1963 the first time I saw
it run was at York. I saw this car run a lot and as i remember the white stripe was
always there. You are correct that they ran an injected small block in C/G but they
would sometimes run other classes and I do remember seeing it once running with
the 33 that ken kull has restored is the RED BARON willys of pete hill they ran with S.W.C. shores&hess back in the good ole days 🙂
Pat- Check Bucksnots EDN thread at Hamb…Wanda (Gasser Girl ) even commented on a great shot of it on cover…and theres the stripe.
….Pat…Check Out The Cover Shot of it in EDN (Bucksnort-Hamb) theres the stripe!
the way i understand it got the name filthy forty was at some big event they parked it in the MUD someplace so no competers would get all muddy trying to get a close look at it hence the name filthy 40 thay had a 33 and called it the dirty thirty theres a story of it in some magazine maybe V. BOB has it in his attic 😉