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57 Heaven

We drive 'em.

'57 150 Handyman, 3 speed Overdrive '57 210 Handyman, Rochester Fuel Injection, 3 speed Overdrive, 550,000 miles.

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Yes, it really is fuel injected.

One of my daughters with her rabbit and her then ride, a 210 Del Ray, with my wife's then ride, a Bel Air hardtop. ( about 10 years ago)

My 57 ragtop, as used by "Simon and Simon". Yes, that's Rick (Gerald McRainey, and it wasn't loaded, I hope) about 1981.

And this is A.J.(Jameson Parker) and me (before gray hair) at Universal Studios, between shots. My buddy Mickey Jones(Tool Time) arranged the meeting and took the photos.

My racecar at Saugus Speedway(1986) at speed. I was not the best driver, But Kevin Shannon took it to the track while I was out fishing, and set the track record with Jim Gardella driving, and took 2nd in the Street Stock Main Event.

This is what happens when the guy coming up the straight doesn't look ahead for cars stopped for a wreck.

He pushed my car into the car in front of mine.

That's racing.

My baby! We ran the Winternationals in '71 and '72 before making it back into a streeter.

Oops, where did that '55 come from. It has all the standard equipment: Chrome tube axle, 'glass nose, box tube snout. Drivetrain will have 301 with aluminum rods, Jackson Injection, Hooker Fenderwell headers, McCloud adjustable Pressure plate, Liberty crashbox Chrysler 4 speed. It has a Pontiac rearend with 5:38's, I also have 5:86's and 6:17's. After that gets boring I have a 6:71 to spice things up. I don't know if it'll be (sanctioning body) legal but we'll find out (maybe).

This is my recently completed racecar, "The Man", a Junior Stock tribute car, with some of the parts from the car we ran in 1969 at the Winterntionals. I was able to finish the cosmetics on the early morning of July 4th, then we towed it from Granada Hills to Pennsylvania for the York Muscle Car Reunion. The Drags that weekend were uneventful as the mechanicals weren't complete, no tach, no line lock, no time to adjust things, but it did make a wounded pass. I hope to have the finishing touches taken car of shortly and then, back to the strip.

This is the fake LAPD style door emblem.


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Brandon on Aug 13, 2008 said:

Awesome collection!

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Dragline on Apr 21, 2011 said:

Amazing collection, thanks fo sharing.

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joanne57 on Apr 27, 2011 said:

nice 57's thats my fav I have a 57 wagon named Elvira

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Anonymous on Apr 30, 2013 said:

That`s 1 nice collection

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ghpcnm on Aug 13, 2015 said:

I love that 210 Del Ray with the Cragars. WOW...What a car. It brings back fond memories from 50 years ago. My oh my, how time flies when you're havin' fun.

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Anonymous on Dec 23, 2016 said:

desde Chile, excelente amigo. saludos. Victor HenrĂ­quez.

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Anonymous on Jan 4, 2019 said:

Sweet page here ..I also have a 57 2 door wagon for the last 20 years

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57timemachine on Nov 22, 2020 said:

Thanks for this amazing trip back with some of your time machines. Have always loved the 57 Chevrolet and that might explain why I had one from 1984 to 2007 that I restored original. What a special prize that fuelie is, man do I ever envy you for that one. Cheers.

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Mario on Apr 30, 2022 said:

I just love all your 57's my favorite year too. Even the 55 is awesome! I have a 67 but still want a 57.

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Anonymous on May 1, 2022 said:

That post has been up for a long time. I traded the 55 for a 57 that I sold 35 years ago. Got it back. Now I'm back to all 57's except for the 62 Vette. Thanks

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