Dick Kalivoda & John Hamlin teamed up in 1960 and raced this Modified Roadster in the Standard 1320 D/GMR class.
The roadster was built in 1955 for Buck Stieber by Clarence Duffy, who modeled it after a Dirt Track Roadster,
but it always was a drag race car. It was originally powered by a Ford Flathead on Fuel,
but in 1959 owners Ed Norton & Army Marion changed the engine to DeSoto power .
Dick Kalivoda acquired the car in 1960, Dick and John Hamlin ran the car on Gas with a 296" DeSoto through 1961.
Driver Dick Kalivoda set the NHRA national record for B/MR @ 120.32mph on July 4th 1960 @ SIR (Kent Washington)
their first National Record ever recorded @ SIR.
This all metal car with a genuine 1925 Model T bucket was completely restored in 1987
with the help of Ken Riggs of Everett Washington and many friends.
Dick & John ran the car @ the SIR 30th Anniversary race in 1990 as well as a NDRA race in 1987
where it raced the famous Glass Slipper Dragster.
The Modified Roadster is now on display at the NHRA Museum in Pomona, CA just as it ran in 1961.
Photo by Rich Carlson

In 1964 Dick & John had Jerry Harris build their new dragster which they ran on Gasoline that year.
From 1965 through 1967 they ran the car on Fuel with their 315" DeSoto in Standard 1320 C/FD class.
The body was fabricated in fiberglass by Roger Daugherty and it was painted by Standard 1320 eMember
Fred Vosk at "The Paint Place" with "scallops" designed by Dick himself.
Dick drove the dragster to several National Records, plus a class win at the NHRA 1966 US Nationals.
In 1967 they won the Super Eliminator Division 6 Championship edging out Gary Beck in the Markley & Beck BB/GD.
Photos above by Russ Griffith

In 1967 Dick & John teamed up with Norton and had this beautiful dragster built by Woody Gilmore.
The car was campaigned as "The Joker".
Standard 1320 eMember Tom Hanna crafted the all aluminum body that graced the Woody chassis.
The blue and white paint was applied by George Cerney.
Dick retained his role of pushing the pedals, the car was raced from 1968 through 1970.
During that time the dragster recorded its best times of 227.72mph with a 6.68 ET.
The 6.68 ET was set @ Bremerton Washington on June 1st 1969 which was a new NHRA AA/F national record.
The engine was a blown 389" Chrylser based on a 354 block.
Photo by Don Green