Project Description

Swamp Rat 11: was built by Bob Taaffe, Jim Marone and me in 72 hours from scratch! The Fuel Cars were in the sixes at the NHRA Springnationals and Swamp Rat 10 was struggling to turn a 7.50 ET. First time out for #11, in a match race, we beat the famed Roland Leong Hawaiian at Muncie Indiana. Then we won the 1967 US Nationals and shaved my beard in front of the cameras. Late in 1967, Schiefer Manufacturing purchased the car for display, Schiefer was taken over by Hurst, then Hurst by Sunbeam and the car was loaned to a Museum in LA. When it closed we got the car back and have had it in the Museum ever since, totally original.