Derrick Nowe Henry J Gasser gets out of shape
Derrick's opponent red lighted and Derrick went on to win this day.
Derrick acqired his uncle's old Gasser and saved this car to race down the
Derrick...."This win was a real specail one for me as it's the frst time
the Henry J has been in the winners circle since my late uncle David last
raced it in 1979, so this one's for him......:o)"
Filmed and Edited by Frank Kunkel
1948 Fiat nostalgic gasser/altered
1948 Fiat Topolino nostalgic gasser/altered. Fiberglass body, 454 chevy
engine, 350 turbo trans, Ford 9" with
4.11 gear. custom paint with airbrush grille and old school gold leaf
Bad Ass Henry J Running At Coastal Plains Dragway 4-23-11
I recorded this at Coastal Plains Dragway in Jacksonville N.C. on 4-23-11.
I don't know anything about the driver/owner of the car or the car itself
other than is a Henry J. It appears to be all steel body no fiberglass and
is running low 6 sec. eighth mile times... oh and its BAD ASS!!! If anyone
knows anything about the driver/owner of the car or the cars specs please
send me an email or comment below. I would like to include that info in the
1951 Henry J
Right after World War II, automakers experimented with smaller cars, to
judge their acceptability to American motorists. The Rambler was
successful, but the Crosley and King Midget not so much. Then along came
Henry J. Kaiser...aluminum magnate, ship builder, dam builder. He formed
the Kaiser Frazer Corporation headquartered in Willow Run, Michigan. The
1947 Kaisers and Frazers were well received, partially because the American
population was car-starved during the war. Henry forged ahead with the
small Henry J, built from 1951 to 1954, also sold by Sears as the
If he had allowed it to be built in the image of the 1951 Darrin styled
Kaiser, it might have been successful..however, it was too basic to receive
widespread acceptance. I do believe Henry fancied himself as another Henry
Ford, bringing basic transportation to the masses. The Henry J would not
be the vehicle to do that. Frazer's last year was 1951..the full sized
Kaiser ended production here in 1955. Big weak point...no V8!