This vintage racer has seen plenty of racing action. Raced in USRRC and SCCA, SCCA C modified Champion. Northwest SCCA Division Champ 1963 and 1965
Everett Hatch had an engine business in the late 1960s that was intended to cater to racers and automotive enthusiasts. His business was called Hatch Engine Service and it would evolve into a respected business that built and tuned engines for dirt and asphalt oval racing, drag racing, road racing, and beyond. The business continues today, even though Mr. Everett passed away in October of 1997.
Everett Hatch and Joel Park were working at the Salem Speed Shop in 1962, when they began building their own sports car racer. They designed and built the vehicle themselves using American parts. It was given an aluminum 215 cubic-inch Buick engine with a Buick 300 crank and heads. The engine, fitted with a Hilborn fuel injection system, was mated to a Muncie aluminum four-speed manual gearbox. It had Airheart disc brakes, a Hilbrand quick change rear-end, and Troutman & Barnes side plates.
The Hatch-Park Special was successful, winning the SCCA Northwest Division Championship in 1963 and 1965. After its racing career, the car was retired and was 'lost' until the 1990s. It was found by Chip Helli in the Oregon woods. Mr. Helli was about to salvage some of the car and sourced parts from various sources. The car and parts were later sold to an enthusiast in the Mid-West who later sold it to Lilo Zicron. The current caretaker was able to complete the project and get the car back onto the track.
The car comes with the killer engine with 350- 400 horsepower, as well as a milder 300 or so horsepower motor. we also have many Rover motor parts as well as fresh flowed spare heads. There are also two sets of alloy wheels .Comes with the original Hilborn Fuel Injection. The Car has had podium finishes every year it was raced it at it's home track in Portland. In the 2016 races it ran in first.
The documentation and build pictures are included with two scrapbooks. Original period pictures of the owner, the Salem Speed Shop, and period racing pictures, as well as the actual SCCA trophies won in 1963 and 1965. I even have the wooden forms for the suspension castings ,and hubs and the original 16 inch pin drive wheels, I will include all with the car. I have never seen such complete documentation of an early race car like this.
Hatch park won the 1963 and 1965 SCCA Pacific Northwest Regional C-Modified class. We have the petrified remains of the trophies. We placed 3rd at Portland in 2010, 4th at Portland in 2012, 3rd at Portland in 2015 , and 3rd again at Portland in 2016. The car also was accepted and ran at Monterey in 2010, 2015, and Sonoma in 2012, 2014,2015 . Coronado in 2010, 2012, 2013. Auto Club Speedway in 2010 . Buttonwillow in 2010, Thunderhill in 2011, and Willow springs in 2012, HMSA Monterey Spring Event in 2013, Most races we were in the upper 1/3 of the pack.