Karl Orr's Modified

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A photo of Dick "Magoo" Megugorac in the modified, shortly after he had acquired it from Karl Orr. Photo courtesy of Hot Rod Network.
Another photo of the modified as it appeared when Dick "Magoo" Megugorac owned it. Photo courtesy of Hot Rod Network.
Dick and Lori in the modified at a dry lakes event. Photo courtesy of Hot Rod Network.
A rear end shot of the modified. Dick used to borrow a license plate from his dad's pickup when he used it on the streets. Photo courtesy of Hot Rod Network.
Dick's timing tag from El Mirage July 17, 1948, a SCTA sanctioned event. The tag shows a time of 7.68 seconds at 117.18 mph in the 1/4 mile. Dick's modified was car number 158. Photo courtesy of Hot Rod Network.

Ford modified originally owned and raced by dry lakes legend and speed shop owner Karl Orr. Orr sold the modified to Santa Monica Low Flyers member Dick "Magoo" Megugorac. Dick ran the car with an Edelbrock "sling shot" intake that was topped with two Stromberg 97 carburetors. The rear end featured a single 1939 Ford taillight. As Dick couldn't get the modified legally registered, he used to borrow the license-plate from his dad's pickup.[1]



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