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.