1956 Pontiac Star Chief is No Joke

This 1956 Pontiac Star Chief is No Joke

June 28, 2018 John Gunnell 0

Greg Stelse’s racing car is called “The Joker.” Today, the two-tone green ’57 Pontiac Star Chief two-door hardtop is usually on display inside his new business, Greg’s Speed Shop LLC. But the project that involved turning the “Poncho” into a nostalgic drag racer actually got off to a dismal start.

'53 Olds Runs Mexican Road Race

’53 Olds Runs Mexican Road Race

August 17, 2017 John Gunnell 0

Driving a big ‘53 Olds Super 88 sedan over Mexican roads at speeds up to 138 mph is no picnic, but Ed Gut’s car completed the LaCarrera Panamericana – an epic Mexican road race – revival four consecutive times between 1994 and 1997.

Big Daddy's Rolling Drag Museum

Big Daddy’s Rolling Drag Museum

July 26, 2017 John Gunnell 1

“Big Daddy” Don Garlits, the legendary drag racer, came to the Iola Car Show with a trailer loaded with books, T-shirts and other items to sell. He also brought along one of his famous “Swamp Rat” dragsters.

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