|More Old Yeller I
This car went through quite an evolution
in its long career. Starting as the Plymouth- powered Morgenson Special;
then Buick power while campaigned by Max
Balchowsky, and ending up as the Chevy-engined "Lioncage Special" with
owner/driver Eric Hauser.
|Doug Stokes photo of Ol' Yaller
I early in the Balchowsky era, maybe 1956 or 1957. Note spare
tire "Continental kit". Does anyone know who's sitting in the car?
Behind and partially hidden is Jerry
Austin's D-Type Jaguar. The nose of Don
Hulette's #204 Jaguar Special peeks into the frame at left.
||Ol Yaller I as the "Lioncage
Special". The first time I saw the car was at the prelims
for the first Pacific Grand Prix at Laguna Seca on October 22-23,
1960. Eric Hauser won Saturday's amateur main event for modified
(Photo by Ron Cummings)
Below is Ol' Yaller I as it appears today.
|Similarities and differences are apparent.
Note the difference in the rollbars: I'd hate to go on my head in
the earliest version of the car shown in the top photo.
Larkin has the car for sale. After he sells Ol' Yaller I, Mike's
next project is the restoration of the "Sorrell
Special", which burned at Riverside on March 4, 1962.
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