Members

These are the members cars that are currently being raced with the Nostalgia Gassers Racing Association. Some of our members also have other old gassers that can no longer be raced & have been retired. You can see these in the retired section. The retired gassers are still brought out for display from time to time.


Steve Bacon 1940 Willys Coupe Owner/Driver: Steve Bacon
1941 Steel Willys
327 CI SBC
Hilborn Injection
Lenco 4 speed trans
514 Pontiac Rear End


Photo Not Available Owner/Driver: Ted Beach
Aurora, IL
1937 Chevrolet
Uncle Sam
Engine: 481 Rodeck
Trans: Turbo 400
Rear end: Ford 9″ with 4.30 gear
Best time: 9.51 @ 139mph

Car’s Story


Photo Not Available Owner/Driver: Ted Beach
Drivers: Brandon Beach and Joe Beach

Aurora, IL
1958 Chevrolet Bel Air
Daddy’s Thing
Engine: 427 big block Chevy
Trans: Turbo 400
Rear end: Olds/Pontiac with 4.56 gear
Best time: 10.58 @ 125mph

Car’s Story


Owner: Gary Blasey
Clifton, Il
Driver: Brian Blasey
1940 Chevolet
Original Gasser built into a race car in 1959, same owner for 53 years….
Small Block 377 ci
Trans: 5 speed  yes it has a clutch..
Olds 5.88 rear
Runs in the nines

Car’s Story



Owner/Driver: Mark Cambell
St. Louis, Mo
Car: 1966 Rambler 440 American.
Motor: AMC 390 .30 over with the following parts.
11:1 Jahns pistons
Crane solid cam and lifters
Edelbrock UR18 tunnel ram
2-Holley 450 cfm carbs
Trans: Borg Warner T-10
Rear end: Ford 9 in with 4;10 gears and spool

The car was 6 cyl. automatic when I purchased it in December 2009 it just went through a recent restoration. The previous owner was so proud of it, little did he know.

By October 2010 the build was on. I took the car to a good friend of
mine Rick Abt who did the fabrication.

We started off with a Speedway axle kit. Rick then proceeded to make
up the 8 pt roll bar and ladder bars. Next was the aluminum work in
the interior.



Owner/Driver: Tom Cray
Fenton Mo
Car: 1940 Steel Willys Coupe
Motor: Cadillac 472ci
Trans: T-350
Rear end: Ford 9″ w/3.0 gears
Best Time: 12:05 @ 110mph
Found in Arkansas. Purchased for $200



Owner/Driver: Bryan Huffman
Kewanee,IL
1933 Willys Pick up
Motor: 355 SBC with 6:71 Blower
Trans:Turbo 400
Rear End: 1960 Olds w/4:56 Gears
Best Time: 10:14 @ 135mph


Owner/Driver: Jack Kaylor
62 Rambler American
Hometown — Gillespie, Ill
Engine — 355 SBC-Ohio crankshaft — 14:1 compression—
Dart Heads — Crane Roller Cam w/625 lift — Hilborn fuel injection on
alcohol — 9in Ford rear end w/5:67 gears
Powerglide trans w/ 5200 stall
History — Purchased in Joplin Missouri for $250.00
Spent 5 years building.
Sponsors — D&D graphics St. Louis, Mo and my wife Judy



 Owner/Driver: Doug Jent
Tuscola, ILL
1941 Willys coupe  ( REAL STEEL BODY ) with glass front
451 Big Block Chrysler Wedge
727 Torqueflite with 5500 converter and trans-brake
Dana 60 with 4:88 gears
This car ran B / Gas in the early to mid 60’s in southern ILL
The best ET  1/4 mile was  9.87 @ 136 MPH  at Beach Bend in Bowling Green
The greatest race was running side by side  with Ron Norman and his blue willys through the lights with matching ET’s we both ran 9.87 that was really a fast weekend.


Owner/Driver: Randy Tavoletti
Hometown: South Chicago Heights,IL
1941 Willys
Steel Body
Fiberglass front end
Engine: Small Block Chevy, 6:71 Blower
Trans: Powerglide
Rear end: 60 Olds


Owner/Driver: Bacon Racing / Ben Bacon
Year/Make: 1948 Anglia
327 SB Chevy W/Hilborn Fuel Injection
Powerglide trans – 4:56 Rear Gear — 9 in Ford Rear End
Car was built in 2013 from a all steel shell

Sponsors: Bacon Racing


Owner/Driver: Dave Coufal
1966 Ford Fairland — Fordamoney
Hometown-Browning, Ill
Small Block Ford — Powerglide transmission
9 in Ford rear end w/471 gears


Owner/Driver: Monte Buck
1957 Chevrolet 150 — Midnight Special
Hometown:  Mexico, Mo.
Engine: 496 Big Block Chevy – 400 turbo – 9in Ford rear end w/4:11 gears — 5, 8in Ladder Bars
History: Car was previously used as a parts car and was striped to a bare shell with rusted floors and quarters. When we got it along with some other 57’s in 2012. Started piecing it back together and repairing rust for a gasser build in April 2017. Finished it in time for the Trifive Nationals in Bowling Green, Kentucky in August 2018 and started running with the NGRA in September 2018.

Sponsors: Hard work and my kid’s college fund.


Owner/Driver: Bob Griffin
1956 Chevy
Hometown — East Moline, Ill
327 C. I. Small Block Chevy
400 Turbo Trans—9 in Ford Rear end


Owner/Driver: Bob Brown
1939 Willys Pick Up
Hometown — Topeka, Kansas
Engine: 427 Small Block Chevy
History — Last Chuck Finders built gasser & spent time in Don Garlets Museum of Drag Racing

Sponsor — Bob Brown Auto Service


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