Hu­bie and His Horse

Mustang Monthly - - HIND SIGHT -

Just be­fore the 1968½ Co­bra Jet Mus­tang took con­trol over the 1968 NHRA Win­ter­na­tion­als and be­came im­mor­tal­ized in mus­cle car his­tory, Hot Rod mag­a­zine (with Car Craft tag­ging along) con­vinced “The Georgia Shaker” Hu­bert Platt to bring his prepped CJ racer out to Pomona to re­veal what he had done to it for the new racing sea­son. It was in the April 1968 is­sue of Hot Rod, the same is­sue the Win­ter­na­tion­als cov­er­age was in, and showed the read­ers how Hu­bert mod­i­fied his car for peak per­for­mance. These pho­tos show Hu­bert launch­ing (com­pare the drag strip at Pomona with how it looks now—in­cred­i­ble dif­fer­ence), and Hu­bert lean­ing against his car with Dyno Don Nicholson and Car Craft’s John Raffa.

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