Hot Rod Deluxe - - Contents - —DREW HARDIN

Pa­tience pays off.

Deer Park, Wash­ing­ton (out­side of Spokane), was stop num­ber four (out of a to­tal of 17) for the 1955 Drag Safari. The race, hosted by the In­land Em­pire Tim­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, drew en­trants pri­mar­ily from nearby Wash­ing­ton cities and towns, though some came from as far away as Min­nesota and Ne­braska to test their met­tle on the “choice sur­face” of the Deer Park run­way. Just one drag­ster made the scene; most of the rac­ers drove Stock cars and Gas coupes and sedans. Eric Rick­man cap­tured this time­less shot of Nor­man Miller work­ing on his ’53 Olds in prepa­ra­tion for B/stock com­pe­ti­tion. “With the car’s load thor­oughly light­ened,” be­gan the cap­tion in the Sept. 1955 is­sue of HOT ROD, Nor­man “works on his Oldsmo­bile’s en­gine as Frances Orem sits pa­tiently by.”

Nor­man’s work—and Frances’ ded­i­ca­tion—paid off, as Nor­man won his class that day with a 70.02-mph pass.

Hot Rod Deluxe (ISSN 1546-5063), July 2018; Vol­ume 11 Num­ber 4, is pub­lished bi­monthly by TEN: Pub­lish­ing Me­dia, LLC, 1212 Av­enue of the Amer­i­cas, 18th floor, New York, NY 10036. Copyright 2018 by TEN: Pub­lish­ing Me­dia, LLC. All Rights Re­served....

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