Wrong Jug­gers

Hot Rod Deluxe - - Scrapbook - Roy Li­au­taud

I can’t thank you enough for find­ing space in your great mag for my email about Jim Hensel (Scrapbook, July 18). The team was thrilled about it too! But they also agreed that the photo you ran with my email was not the Jug­gers. The team logo has al­ways been three 97s on a flat­head man­i­fold with three jugs of fuel be­ing poured in. Thank you again. Jim was a spe­cial man, and we will miss him a lot.

Pat Brol­lier’s film job from Nov. ’61 was la­beled “Car Club Meet­ing (Jug­gers).” So ap­par­ently there were at least two clubs with that name. We’re pub­lish­ing a sec­ond shot from that roll, show­ing all the mem­ber’s faces this time, to see if any Deluxe read­ers can help iden­tify which Jug­gers club we did show, and the iden­ti­ties of any of the mem­bers.

As for the North­ern Cal­i­for­nia Jug­gers that Roy’s two let­ters were about, we vis­ited the club’s web­site (jug­ger­srac­ingteam. com) and “bor­rowed” a draw­ing of the logo that Roy refers to. Some dig­ging in our archive turned up two Jug­gers’ cars: Bob D’olivo shot Joe Car­boni’s Devin-bod­ied/chevy-pow­ered C/sports Rac­ing car on its way to win­ning its class at Bonneville in 1959 and set­ting a new class record of 191.136 mph. And Tex Smith shot Harold Hunger­ford’s Dodge Hemi-pow­ered Ban­tam coupe (near lane; note Jim Hensel’s name on there, too) at the in­au­gu­ral Fuel and Gas Cham­pi­onships at Bakersfield in 1963.

PHOTO: BOB D’OLIVO

PHOTO: TEX SMITH

PHOTO: PAT BROL­LIER

PHOTO: PAT BROL­LIER

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