The Fred Austin Photo Collection

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Fred's Model A roadster. He bought the roadster the way it looks in this photo for $ 300 USD. It had a 5/16x1/4 flathead. Photo courtesy of Fred Austin.
A construction photo of the Chancellors Dragster. Photo courtesy of Fred Austin.
A photo of Bob Booth with the Chancellors Dragster at Bakersfield around 1962. The dragster was powered by a 1953 Cadillac engine. Photo courtesy of Fred Austin.
A photo of Karl Krone's Bantam marked 1960. Photo courtesy of Fred Austin.
A photo of Fred's Model A roadster and 1931 Ford Model A coupe taken in Malibu Canyon in 1962. Fred and Chuck Miller built the coupe. After it was done, he traded it to Jim Sahagain's brother for a 1934 Ford 5-Window coupe. Photo courtesy of Fred Austin.
A photo of Karl Krone's Bantam. Karl, was also a Chancellors of Van Nuys member, and he built the Bantam himself. Originally it had a flathead engine, but he rebuilt it later on, and put a Chevrolet engine in it. Karl drove the club dragster. Photo courtesy of Fred Austin.
The Chancellors of Van Nuys were also into motorcycles. Here is a photo of Eric Cleveland dated 1962. Photo courtesy of Fred Austin.
A photo of Fred Austin next to Chuck Miller's 1927 Ford Model T Coupe. This photo was taken in 1960. Fred was around 15 years old at the time, and he was building a 1931 Ford Model A coupe for himself at the time. Photo courtesy of Fred Austin.

Fred Austin was a member of the Chancellors of Van Nuys car club. He became a member of the club around 1961. By then the club had a club house and a dragster, and it consisted of about 30 members.[1]


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