Bonneville Nationals 1952

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August "Gus" Sommerfeld and Robert "Baldy" Baldwin's B&S Garage Lakester at the 1952 Bonneville Nationals. The Class B Lakester was entered as the "Piston Injection Special." It ran a 1932 Ford Model B four-banger engine with a Riley 4 Port Head. The block was 216.7 cid, and it ran 146.87 mph for 6th in class.
A photo of Bob Herzog next to Dale Sinner and Weston Dick's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe. The photo was taken during the 1952 Bonneville Nationals, and Bob, Dale, and Weston were all members of the Drag-Ons car club. Photo courtesy of Gregg Herzog.
An unknown 1939 Ford Convertible custom that Jim Overby shot at the 1952 Bonneville Nationals. A chopped and padded top, flipper hubcaps, ripple bumpers, fog lights, and a single spotlight makes this custom stand out at the lakes. It was running 1952 Oklahoma license plates. Photo by Jim Overby, provided by Karl Knecht.
A rear end shot of the mystery Oklahoma 1939 Ford custom. Photo by Jim Overby, provided by Karl Knecht.

Cars Attending

Paul Sylva's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster
Dale Sinner and Weston Dick's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Vern Simon's 1936 Ford Roadster
Doug Rice's 1939 Ford Coupe
Chet Herbert's Beast III
B&S Garage Lakester


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