Dick Kalivoda and John Hamlin's 1925 Ford
Model T Modified Roadster at the 6th Detroit NHRA Nationals
. As Dick ran short of money during the build, his club mates in the Di-Gammas of Seattle
hit the club treasury and gave him the money he needed for the fuel injectors. The trade-off was that Dick and his partner John Hamlin
had to put the club name on the side of the car. The club voted the color as well, and the old roadster was painted in a 1957 Pontiac
Lime Fire Green. Later on Dick paid the club back, and the car was repainted blue. Not long after the build was completed, in 1960
, Dick won $500 and a Bulova
watch with an award from the King County Youth Auto Council
for the most outstanding performance, setting a new national record at the opening meet. That was a lot of money back then, and with the award money he was able to take the car to the Detroit NHRA Nationals
. In Detroit
they were beaten in the final round. Dick was hooked, and he wanted to go faster. Photo courtesy of Marty McDonough
Marty McDonough of Pathrump, Nevada was actively involved in drag racing in the 1957 - 1962 era, before it became too expensive. Marty knew how to use his camera, and his collection spans from the mid 1950s up until today.
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