Project Description

Swamp Rat 22: was built by Don “Mad Dog” Cook, Tom Lemons and me in the summer of 1975 to replace Swamp Rat 21. #21 had a large cockpit, built for “Jungle Jim”, but ended up mine. #22 won the 1975 NHRA World Championship, setting the all time high MPH, 250.69 and Low Elapsed Time, 5.63 Seconds at Ontario California during the NHRA Finals. Both records stood for 7 years. When we built Swamp Rat 23, SR 22 was retired, but never out of my possession. Today is on display in the Drag Racing Museum, totally original, one of my most prized possessions!