Project Description

Swamp Rat 25: Built by Lester Guillory in Baton Rouge LA during 1979, finished up by me and Larry Sikora in Seffner in December of 1979. DNQ at the 1980 NHRA Winternationals and won the match race with Shirley the following weekend at Fremont CA. Car was supposed to take advantage of ground effects, but was too heavy and not enough chassis flex, so Herb and I sawed the “Rick rack” out of the frame and installed some cables with turn buckles to give enough support to the weakened chassis. We then called it the KKK car, (Kendall Kable Kar). I started a new car at the end of the summer and by October was ready to run the new Swamp Rat 26. We installed a helicopter turbine in 25 for some testing, but it was not successful. The car was put back to its 1980 configuration and is on display here at the Drag Racing Museum.