Safe Swamp Buggy

Hot Rod Deluxe - - Trophy Girl -

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

• PIC: ERIC RICK­MAN, PETERSEN PUB­LISH­ING CO. ARCHIVE

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