The car traveled nationwide on a white Chevroklet truck with a specially-built ramp body made in Lubbock, Texas. Penso made arrangements to fly to the Dick Harrell Performance Center in Kansas City and drive a powered Camaro back to his home in California. This period photo shows Fred Gibb right shaking hands with a fellow we believe to be Dick Harrell. Learn how your comment data is processed. Per our Dick Harrell Nickey Chevrolet estate records: From this meeting, a business association was destined to evolve with Fred Gibb Chevrolet. Fox had a very successful year driving in , but as the Gibbs racing team began to travel further from its home base, Fox quit driving and Ray Sullins took over.
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Another first for Harrell was, building and converting some powered Novas with a special competition 3 speed automatic transmission. After buying the car, Leonard treated it to a complete restoration that included some Classic Industries reproduction parts. His complete faith in Chevrolet kept him from giving in. Please do not copy or republish material from this site without permission.
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After buying the car, Leonard treated it to a complete restoration that included some Classic Industries reproduction parts. These cars were ultimately distributed to racers throughout the United States. They would use his services to engineer and build high performance cars for their dealership in Chicago, IL. Post a Comment Cancel reply Your email is never published nor shared. Penso made arrangements to fly to the Dick Harrell Performance Center in Kansas City and drive a powered Camaro back to his home in California. Dick first gained racing acclaim in the Carlsbad, NM area at the tender age of 14 where he became deeply involved with sprint cars.