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“Err, hi, Mr. Jenkins. My name is Geoff Stunkard and I’m working on a story about the Dodge you and Dave Strickler had back in 1964, and I was…”
“Hrmmmph. We had about five of them f**king things that year.”
Click… dial tone.
Oh, well, it was a start. The car was the one Frank Lupo owned that we covered here last year, which Strickler held ownership of after the team dissolved; he ran it in A/MP at Pomona in 1965. The team did well in 1964, going to Europe for the drag exhibitions that fall, but they did not take home the big successes of their previous seasons. At the end of the year, there was a falling out between the pair; Jenkins went his own way and Strickler received one of the 1965 altered wheelbase Dodges that he hired noted York tuner Bill Stiles to wrench for him.