Dennis' Willys is a former (A / Gas) super charged race car that ran in the 7's just under 180 mph. Dennis is from southen Calif. where he attended University High School,was a member of the Baron's car club, and graduated in the summer of 1958. He now lives in Lake Havasu City,Arizona, where he can go to just about any gas station to get race fuel, at the pumps, for his fire breathing Willys. Music is from Stevey Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, CD, In Step. Song is, Paradise.
The Petersen Crew Takes a Ride in The Wildest Hot Rod You've Ever Seen!
The parking structure at The Petersen Automotive Museum always has really
interesting cars show up, including this wild horseless carriage based on a
real Studebaker carriage. The entire drive train is located forward of the
pivot point. The middle wheels are the drive wheels. Throttle, brake, and
steering controls are all hydraulic. The pivot is a ball joint on a tubular
control arm with a coil-over shock!
1941 WILLYS GASSER ---FRESH BUILD
1941 Willys gasser coupe. Just finished the build yesterday and took it on
its maiden voyage today. Have to be gentle at first and work out the bugs,
then after we break it in we can drop the hammer on it. Car was completely
built at Fast Times Rods in New York with custom chassis, ladder bars, roll
bar, straight axle etc. Motor is a 383 stroker with Canfield aluminum
heads, well built 700r4 transmission from Bobek's Transmissions and Dennys
Nitrous Ready driveshaft.
132927 / 1941 Willys Coupe
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/d5x7bxd
For years, it was a rarity to see a '41 Willys without massive drag radials
and a blower sticking out of the hood. While it remains a classic look, the
next wave seems to have arrived in the form of super modern Willys builds
like this jaw dropping '41 coupe bolted together by the talented crew at
Kenny Davis Hot Rods.
Starting with an Outlaw fiberglass shell, the hood was first lowered and
narrowed approximately two inches. All seams were smoothed out and all
panels were massaged to perfection before the union of House of Kolors
Sunset Pearl and Cinnamon Pearl was sprayed. Divided by custom paint that
convincing replicates the texture of brushed aluminum, the detail present
To turn the mint shell into a functional driver, Mini Cooper headlights
were seamlessly blended into the Willys bulging fenders. Amber turn signal
are hidden out of sight behind the chrome grille. Out black, the sloping
rear is finished by a pair of small round taillights connected to the
billet license plate frame via thin strips of trim.
Pro street or not, a Willys doesn't seem right without a massive motor
under the hood. This one sports a 555 cubic inch V8 built by Pro Modified
legend Jim Oddy. With a long list of high quality internals such as JE
pistons, Eagle rods and a comp cam, this aluminum-headed big block starts
immediately, idles with ease and sounds ready to send other V8's home with
a bloody nose.
Backing that thunderous V8 is a Jerry Lovell-built TH400 automatic
transmission that sends power back to a Ford 9 inch rear end. The front end
is supported by a painted Heidts subframe donning a manual rack and pinion
setup and polished A-arms. The rear is held in place by a polished
adjustable 4-link. Coilovers are found at all corners. The wheels are by
Budnik, sizes 18"x7.5" and 20"x13". Peeking out from behind those wheels
are four-wheel disc brakes by Wilwood.
The interior is tastefully custom with a mixture of caramel colored
Ultraleather and flat orange suede covering the major parts. With better
fit and finish than most modern luxury cars, amenities include air
conditioning, a tilt-wheel and a custom stereo featuring an Eclipse head
unit and a Diamond Audio 10" subwoofer mounted in a custom enclosure in the
Included in this sale is a copy of the car's feature story in the December
2008 issue of Super Rod Magazine. There are also several built receipts and
manuals from installed components.
With head-turning looks, a powerplant worthy of any drag strip and build
quality that will make you appreciate every detail time and time again,
this '41 Willys is an incredible build. If you've always liked the Willys
shape but wanted a slightly different take, don't miss the chance to bring
this one home.
Call, click or visit http://rkmotorscharlotte.com for more information on
this awesome Willys.
Moab Easter Jeep Safari 2010 Moab Rim Trail in a Willys Jeep
Easter Jeep Safari 2010. Taking my Willys MB on the Moab Rim Trail. I did
this last year with my JK so I let my buddy the "Troublemaker" from
Illinois have a little fun. Only the V8 engined Jeeps made it to the top of
the Sand Dune at max throttle. The MB did it at half power!! Go to
www.jeepingoffroad.com for the Willys build up and more Jeeping adventures.
Gassers At 131 Dragway In The '60s
This is an updated version of my video "Drag Racing In The '60s part 3". I
made that video about three years ago and since then I have upgraded my
photo and video editing software. I have been able to clean up the photos
and video a bit and I added sound to the movies that I extracted from some
recent video I took at the drags. I thought it would be fun to add some
sound to the old 8mm movies. I also made it widescreen. The soundtrack is
me jammin' on some Booker T and the MGs and CCR.