Geezers & Their Rides

Chuck Lipka, Missouri Owner: Marcella Lipka
Driver: Chuck Lipka

’41 Willys
c.i.d. Olds Blown

An all glass ’40 Willys coupe purpose built “Nostalgia Gasser”

Chuck Lipka, Missouri Chuck and Marcella Lipka
’40 Willys
c.i.d. Olds Blown

An all steel ’40 Willys coupe built over a 2 year period in Chuck’s garage
by Chuck & 4 friends, from a basket case dragged out of a Canadian National

This car was the poster child for the 2006 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion held at
Bowling Green, Ky

Chuck along with his wife Marcella are the guiding lights of the Geezer Gassers. They are the
promoters and the ones that somehow mange to keep this bunch in some sort of order. Without their
leadership this group probably wouldn’t exist.

1937 Chevy Randy Addington
Dunkirk, IN
1937 Chevy coupe
421 cu. in. chevy engine
400 turbo tranny 4.56 12“ rear end
Has owned car for 3 years‚ bought as street rod, and converted to gasser


1937 Chevy Randy Addington
Dunkirk, IN
1937 Chevy coupe all steel body
Blown 355 cu in small block Chevy
Coan “glide, and a 9”


1955 Chevy Randy Addington
Red Key, Indiana
1955 Chevy

406 small block Chevy. 2 750 Holleys on old school tunnel ram intake.
Richmond 4 speed “Rock Crusher”.
Pontiac rear end, 4.56 gears.
Has been a straight axle car for 30 years.
Currently runs in the mid 11’s as a streetable gasser.

Larry Bagwell '55 Chevy Larry Bagwell
Hanceville AL
1955 Chevy

Blown Big Block powerglide trans

No Photo Available Greg Burge

1940 Willys


Joe Bush Joe, Cynthia, Cassidi, and Dakota Bush
Laurel, MS

1941 Plymouth Sedan “Bullet” (my late brothers nick-name) with a 454 Chevy Cross Ram
1940 Willys Truck “”Silver Bullet”” with a 454 Chevy Tunnel Ram

I have been racing since 1985. I also have a car collection of Corvettes, Mustangs, and Street Rods. I never quit playing with cars they just got bigger and more expensive.

Steve Lewis '33 Willys Pickup Pat Canal
Springfield LA
1933 Willys Pickup

Blown Small block powerglide trans

Kirk Dupre 1941 Willys coupe Kirk Dupre
Dover, New Hampshire

1941 Willys coupe.
Fiberglass body on a hand built chassis.
502 Chevy big block, (2016 season will see Hilborn mechanical fuel injection).
Turbo 400 trans with trans brake. 9″ 4.30 geared rear.

Best with a single carb 10.18 @ 128.00.

This car was a 17 year journey, starting with the purchase of a stalled pro street project, building the chassis,and creating a go fast gasser. As of 2017 it’s mechanically injected, running strong 9’s

Dave Lewis Sr '48 Austin Dave Lewis Sr
Finleyville PA
1948 Austin

Big Block Chevrolet 4 manual speed trans

Dave Lewis Jr '37 Chevy Coupe Dave Lewis Jr
Finleyville PA
’37 Chevy Coupe “Attitude Adjustment”

Small block Manual 4 speed

Steve Lewis '56 Chevy Steve Lewis
Elizabeth PA
1956 Chevy “Rowdy”

327 Small block manual 4 spd Chevy rear

Shane Lile ''55 Chevy Shane Lile
Taylorsville KY
1955 Chevy “Gasshole”

Big Block Chevy ‘powerglide trans

Don Moyer '40 Willys Don Moyer
Mentor, OH
1940 Willys coupe “Rebel Reaper”

“Back yard built” fiberglass body, vintage ‘glass front clip. Running on an original ’37 Willys frame with modifications to provide for it to Safety Certify to 8.50. 401 cu in AMC with iron heads and a single 850 Holley carb. 727 Torqueflite transmission, Olds rear with 4.56 gears. Hand lettered body.

Over 1100 drag strip passes with this combination.

Jerry North Jerry North
Scottsburg, In
’41 Willys

“Shake, Rattle and Roll” is a steel body sporting original Cal Automotive components. It’s
sporting a blown 496 BBC, a ‘glide and a 9″ on a ladder bar suspension.
Painted and lettered by Jerry’s brother @ North Signs.

Gary Raber '39 Ford Gary Raber
Royal Palm Beach FL
1939 Ford

Small block Chevy powerglide trans

Wayne Stine '40 Willys PU Wayne Stine
Vermontville, MI
’40 Willys Pickup “Haymaker”

“40 Willys pickup, all steel.
355 small block Chevy, blown/carb’d. Turbo 400 trans, 9” rear.

Bill Sworm, Rockford, IL Bill Sworm
Rockford, IL
’41 Willys Coupe
468 c.i.d Big Block Chevy

  • 468 BBC Merlin cast iron heads
  • 1150 Dominator
  • Turbo 400 trans by TSI in Chicago
  • Olds/Pontiac rear end 4.11 gears
  • 5 foot ladder bars from the era of Gas Coupe and Sedan
  • Chrome straight axle that I was told was a Don Long axle, but was corrected by Ron Fout who told me he built the axle which looks as good as a Don Long axle

John Swick Dayton, IN John Swick
Dayton, Indiana
’37 Chevy coupe “Modocker 2″

355 small block Chevy, Brodix heads, Crane cam. Coan sourced 5500 converter and ‘glide. 9” Ford rear geared 4.88 in Winters nodular carrier.
This the replacement car for “Modocker 1” which was lost in a crash at Muncie Dragway. Updates include additional roll cage supports and gussets, as well as improved suspension and steering.

John Swick Dayton, IN John Swick
Dayton, Indiana
1955 Chevy series 150 2dr.

Small block Chevy, Brodix aluminum heads, Bullet 4/7 roller cam. Old school
Hilborn mechanical fuel injection. Griner prepped ‘glide, ATI 5500 converter.
9″ Ford, geared 5.43, using Moser axles.
Best to date 10.13 @ 135.46

No Photo Available Dan Tackett
Gulfport, Mississippi

1936 Chevy Master coupe
502 Chevy big block. Powerglide trans, and 9″ rear.

The car is scheduled to debut in 2016 at the NHRA Reunion at Bowling Green, KY. It’s an all steel car, being converted from a stock, “barn find.”

Verde Racing '48 Austin Verde Racing
Columbus, OH
’48 Austin (all steel)
468 big block Chevy with Hilborn mechanical fuel
injection. Powerglide transmission, 9″ geared 4.56.

A true family venture, the car was built by John (dad) and John (driver) in the family shop. They started with an old race car body (no known history) and built their own chassis, suspension, steering, and all the body work. With help from Donna (mom) they’ve been active with the car for several years.

No Image Available Gary Weathersford
Meridian, MS
’38 Chevy coupe

A project in transition. Last year at Bowling Green, running a big inch 6 cylinder, the car gathered a TON of looks and new fans. In a stroke of bad luck, the 6 cylinder decided to give it up and the block developed a hole in a place it shouldn’t be. Over the winter, a big block was transplanted,along with a revised suspension and converter. Alas, the gremlins didn’t leave with the 6 cylinder…….the revised rear suspension gave it up the first event out for 2016.

Stay tuned, they’ll be back at Bowling Green.

No Photo Available Ted Wood
Mooreville MS
’41 Willys

Big Block Chevy powered

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Gone but not forgotten

Erwin Aderhold '51 Henry J
In Memory of Erwin Aderhold RIP
Erwin Aderhold
Woodstock, GA
’51 Henry J “Fistful of Dollars”’51 Henry J (steel car). Big block 468 Chevy, with 2 4bbl Holley carbs. Turbo 400 transmission and a Dana 60 geared 4.56.

Bill Caughron
In Memory of Diesel Bill RIP
Bill Caughron
Louisville, KY’48 Anglia
Powered by 389 SB Injected Chevy
Raced from ’62 -’67 rebuilt in 2005
National record holder ’64 10.41 ET
Runner up ’64 A/G U.S. Nationals

Big Al Chernik, Freeland, MI Big Al Chernik
Freeland, MI
’41 Willys
Chrysler 392 Hemi
GMC 6-71 Supercharger w/Hilborn Injection
Isky Junior Fuel Cam
727 Torgue Flight Transmission
9″ For Rear End 4:30 spool

Philip Pofahl, Kenosha, WI
In Memory of Firesuit Phil RIP
Philip Pofahl&
Kenosha, WI
’46 Ford
’52 Olds387.5 c.i.d.
’51 Merc rearend narrowed 4:56 (homemade
Turbo 400 Transmission
Paid $75 for car in 1958
Painted in 1962 Glade Green