Project Description

Swamp Rat 23: was built by Glen Blakely and me to compete in the IHRA series in 1976, I had chosen to sit out the 1976 NHRA series because of the “raw” deal NHRA gave me in 1975, plus Larry Carrier gave me 100K not to run their races in 1976! I won the IHRA Championships with the car, then installed a Donovan engine for 1977, testing for Ed Donovan. Retired the car in mid season when we built Swamp Rat 24. Put the car on display in the Motorsports Museum in Talladega Alabama for many years, then moved it to the office of the Martin 131 Dragstrip and then to George Schreiber’s Museum in MO. It will be there for about 5 years.