Safe Swamp Buggy
Another gem from the 1957 NHRA Nationals in Oklahoma City closes out our issue. Joyce Wallace, Miss National Drags 1957, awards the Don Ziemer Safety Award for the Safest Constructed Car to Bob and Jim Carson’s “Swamp Buggy” and their crew out of Dallas. The “immaculate ’55 Olds engined ’32 sedan” also won the B/altered Coupe/sedan class with a 14.30-second run at 107.65 mph.
If any members of the Carson team (or their pals) are still around, we’d love to get identification on the guys in the photo and any stories from what had to be a memorable weekend.—drew HARDIN