Hemi Under Glass Last Ride
After 39 years at the wheel of one of the most famous and unusual cars in
drag racing, the Hemi Under Glass, Bob Riggle decided to hang it up.
We were there to capture the last runs of this iconic car and the driver
who thrilled crowds at drag strips all over the country.
Dyno pulls - Lee Sicilio's Hemi Daytona Landspeed car
Car holds a number of records in "Classic" category at Bonneville. Current
engine is a 498 CID Ray Barton Hemi with FAST XFI injection.
These are the last two pulls to verify AFR and ignition at 7000+rpm before
heading to Bonneville later this year, trying for a record in the
Although we were not logging horsepower on these loaded
pulls (not important) - the engine made 930 hp on Barton's Superflow engine
Special thanks to import tuner Steve Kan, who allowed us to use his
facility in Fort Worth!
Daredevil Driving Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: "Trial by Torture" 1935 Chrysler Corporation
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/
Toughness of the 1936 Plymouth is demonstrated by showing how components,
structures, and the entire vehicle are "torture tested." Includes several
good shots of deliberately rolling cars, and daredevil driving by "Hell
Drivers' such as Lucky Teter and Jimmy Lynch.
Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove
uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Plymouth was a marque of automobiles based in the United States, produced
by the Chrysler Corporation and its successor DaimlerChrysler. Production
was discontinued on June 29, 2001 in the United States.
The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler
Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was
already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced
slightly higher than their competition, but offered all standard features
such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not
provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler
dealerships. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which
landed at Plymouth Rock. However, the Plymouth brand name came from
Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer for its popularity among
The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When
Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers car
company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the
package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch
the Chrysler car in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion
car. So for 1926 the Maxwell was reworked and re-badged as the low-end
Chrysler "52" model. In 1928, the "52" was once again redesigned to create
the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" portion of the nameplate was
dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.
Great Depression, 1940s and 1950s
While the original purpose of the Plymouth was to serve a lower-end
marketing niche, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the marque
helped significantly in ensuring the survival of the Chrysler Corporation
in a decade when many other car companies failed. Beginning in 1930,
Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (Chrysler, DeSoto, and
Dodge). Plymouth sales were a bright spot during this dismal automotive
period, and by 1931 Plymouth rose to the number three spot among all cars.
In 1931 with the Model PA, the company introduced floating power and
boasted, "The economy of a four; the smoothness of a six." In 1933 Chrysler
decided to catch up with Ford and Chevrolet with respect to engine cylinder
count. The 190 cu in version of Chrysler's flathead-6 engine was equipped
with a downdraft carburetor and installed in the new 1933 Plymouth PC,
introduced on 17 November 1932. However, Chrysler had reduced the PC's
wheelbase from 112 in (284.5 cm) to 107 in (271.8 cm), and the car sold
poorly. By April 1933, the Dodge division's Model DP chassis, with a 112 in
(284.5 cm) wheelbase, was put under the PC body with DP front fenders,
hood, and radiator shell. The model designation was advanced to PD and the
car was marketed as the "DeLuxe" 1933 Plymouth. This car sold very well and
is the 1933 model most commonly found in collections. The PC became the
'Standard Six'. It had been the 'Plymouth Six' at introduction, and was
sold through to the end of 1933, but in much lower numbers. It is
consequently in the minority in collectors' hands today. In 1937, Plymouth
(along with the other Chrysler makes) added safety features such as flat
dash boards with recessed controls and the back of the front seat padded
for the rear seat occupants. The PC was shipped overseas to Sweden,
Denmark, and the UK, as well as Australia. In the UK it was sold as a
'Chrysler Kew', Kew Gardens being the location of the Chrysler factory
outside London. The flathead 6 which started with the 1933 Model PC stayed
in the Plymouth until the 1959 models.
In 1939 Plymouth produced 417,528 vehicles, of which 5,967 were two-door
convertible coupes with rumble seats. The 1939 convertible coupe was
prominently featured at Chrysler's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's
Fair, advertised as the first mass-production convertible with a power
folding top. It featured a 201 cu in, 82 hp version of the flathead six
For much of its life, Plymouth was one of the top-selling American
automobile brands; it together with Chevrolet and Ford were commonly
referred to as the "low-priced three" marques in the American market...
1965 Dodge Coronet AFX Altered Wheelbase Gasser Hot Rod Hemi Match Bash Drag Race Street Legal1
1965 AFX Altered Wheelbase Gasser Hot Rod Hemi Match Bash Drag Race Street
One of Rich Lefebvre's Altered Wheelbase cars - GOLD RUSH
1965 Dodge Coronet A/FX Tribute of a 1965 Dodge Coronet funny car. Built by
Richard Lefebvre AKA "Mr. Rich the Performance King," it is part of a
growing movement known as Match Bash. Match Bashers are essentially Hemi
Super Stock Replica cars that have been sent to the funny farm for
altered-wheelbase surgery. Built from original A/FX plans and dimensions.
Every detail is period correct. All body mods are invisible and flawlessly
executed. An original Coronet grille was modified to accept a vintage
3-gallon Moon tank.
Well sorted turn key awesome fun hot rod
Street legal, currently registered and inspected
511 ci vintage Hemi block and heads, approx 650+ HP
Professionally machined and freshened engine, all new bearings and valve
10.5:1 compression runs on 93 pump gas, runs and sounds awesome
Full roller motor, roller camshaft, Indy roller rockers
Manley rods, billet crank
Milodon oiling system
Modified Hilborn fuel injection system
Modern EFI that only looks antique by Simple Digital Solutions
727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic manual shift
Narrowed Dana 60 rear packing new 4.11 gears, brand new posi unit, gears,
Super stock springs
Vintage front tires, front end just aligned
Radir dragster DOT grooved cheater slicks 10" x 15's
Detailing is authentic and execution first rate
Featured Cover car in April, 2007 issue of Mopar Muscle:
Build pictures and much more: photobucket.com/AFXGoldRush
Hot Rod article featuring the builder Mr. Rich:
Hot Rod article on another Mr. Rich car:
Video of car: youtube.com/watch?v=gCjo9r6z6GU
More cool related websites:
Very special and unique car. It has been my passion for 5+ years. I went
completely through the car to make it my own and to make sure it is 100%
and well tuned and sorted. It is turn key and ready to enjoy. ***No
Drag raced it 1 x on 1/4 mile and 2 x on 1/8 mile - just for fun but it is
super fast. Mostly take it to local cruise nights and car shows, I drive
it to work on nice days, and I took it to Carlisle several times. It won
1st place at the Carlisle Mopar weekend fun field!
Well sorted and in excellent condition, turn key and enjoy! Street legal,
registered and inspected. Pump gas. Needs nothing.
I just had engine freshened with all new bearings, rings (stock bore) had
the heads done over, brand new 3500 stall converter and 4.11 gears (more
street friendly than the 4.56's it had).
I also had a custom 3" Exhaust system
installed with cross over and tailpipes. New Mopar dual batteries.
Literally less than 10 miles on all new parts - still breaking it in.
When we tore down the engine we were shocked to find a top fuel billet
crank. We upgraded to Indy roller rockers to match the roller cam.
Super cool car it is the hit of any show.
The interior is period correct racer with vintage seats, full dash and roll
bar, but no carpet or door panels.
My Parents' First Car - 1948 Plymouth convertible
Joe and Beverly Smith were the proud owners of a 1948 Plymouth Convertible
until they had to sell it when Joe was drafted to serve in the Korean War.
As a 60th wedding anniversary gift, their son, Joel, found a '48 Plymouth
through Craigslist fixed it up and gave it to them as a surprise. The car
will now forever stay in the family and be passed down through generations.
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Car Crash Compilation # 63
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