Project Description

Swamp Rat 12-B: After the Winter Tour in CA with the short wheelbase SR 12-A, Bob Taaffe, Jim Marrone and I built the SR 12-B car. This 215″ wheelbase car was an instant winner – she won the 1968 NHRA Spring nationals at Englishtown and the prestigious 1968 US Nationals at Indy. During the Summer, at a match race with Tommy Ivo, SR 12-B broke the 240 speed barrier, turning 240.00, with a backup of 238 MPH. We took SR 12-B to CA for the Doug Kruse PDA Championships and won the 3 race series. Tom Hanna then installed a new full body and TC Lemons and I toured the #12-B car till June of 1969. The car was sold to Wynn’s International and shipped to Europe. When we moved the museum to Ocala, I started looking for SR 12-B, found it in a warehouse in Holland, got Wynns to return the car to us and we restored it back to original. It is on display here at the Drag Racing Museum and is the prettiest Slingshot dragster I ever owned.