Strokers of Baldwin Hot Rod Club

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The Strokers became top winner at the Long Island Regional Championships in 1956 with the "Strip Tripper". This photo comes from an article published in Rodding and Re-styling February 1957.
A front end shot of the "Strip Tripper" taken at the Westhampton Drag Strip. The front end was a 1932 Ford with a dropped axle, 1948 Ford spindles, tie rod ahead of the axle, 12-degree caster, stock camber and toe in.

The Strokers was a hot rod club from Baldwin, Long Island, New York. The club was in existence in the 1950s. In 2018 Harry Donnelly's little brother, Dennis Donelly, told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama that the club built their "Strip Tripper" dragster in their family garage at 258 West Seaman Avenue in Freeport; "As I recall, the project started in the winter of 1956 and continued on through summer. The car set the track record at Westhampton Drag Strip, Long Island. What was highly unusual about the dragster was its independent rear suspension - probably the only time this was tried on a dragster!"[1]


Art Weider
Bill "Doc" Bernhard
Harry Donnelly
Jim Applegate
Teddy Fleischmann

Club Cars

Harry Donnelly's 1930 Ford Model A Tudor



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