Tuesday, October 28, 2008

One Nasty Willys Coupe Gasser!!

I just saw this thing today and had to know more! The car is an all steel, 1940 Willys Coupe. It's owned by Larry and Wanda Blanchet and can be seen way out East burnin' up the track!

Here's a little blurb from Wanda on their car..

"A few things about the car it has a 1957 olds rear in it, a 1957 392 blown and hillborn injected hemi. Estimate is around 700 hp. It has the original willys front axle in it, home made ladder bars, fiberglass buckets, aluminum door panels and an old school style roll bar. We have been on tour with the S&S team and pork zartman (who drove the original filthy forty) for the last couple of years"

Larry and Wanda's car was inspired by the legendary "Filthy Forty", originally belonging to Charlie Hill and driven by Pork Zartman. More about the original Filthy Forty can be seen HERE at Nitrogeezers.

Thanks Wanda for all the pictures and for the info! I expect a video soon and so will the readers! We need to make sure that Hemi sounds as good as you say it does! :)

Awesome Willys! Well done!






This is a picture of the original Filthy Forty at the 1963 Indy Nationals. The original car was destroyed at Maple Grove a few years later with new owners at the wheel

2 comments:

zartie said...

i LOVE THIS CAR, HAVE SEEN IT RUN NUMEROUS TIMES

PORK ZARTMAN

mc said...

Where do I get a copy of "Hot Rod"? That movie ruled