Project Description

Swamp Rat 21: Originally built for Jungle Jim, but when the car was finished, he didn’t want it. I returned Jim’s deposit and painted the car black, campaigned it for six months while Don Cook and I built Swamp Rat 22. SR 21 won the 1975 NHRA Winternationals, beating Don Ewald in the final, which gave me just enough points to win the 1975 NHRA World Championships. The car was sold to Santa Pod Raceway in England and I drove it to a British Land Speed Record of 232 MPH in 1977. I bought the car back later for the Drag Racing Museum and currently it is loaned to the Cars of Yesterday Museum in Sarasota Florida.