In the pits of the 1966 "US
Fuel & Gas Championships" at Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield,
California. It's the Kent Fuller built "Hawaiian" of
Roland Leong. Looks like the boys are getting it ready for the
weekend ahead. Roland has his back to us with the dark blue Schiefer
Clutch jacket on. Off to the right is Danny Broussard in the
shades, crewman par excellence! And to his left is driver, Mike
Snively. Tthe car next to the trailer is the longer leaner "Bounty
Hunter" of Connie Kalitta.
Bill Pitts photo & commentary
Here are four shots of Pat Dakin
in the R.L. Rupp (Daking & Rupp) 1971 car. Although the car
had G.L. Rupp displayed prominently on its side, with Pat Dakin
in much smaller text on the cockpit, it was Dakin who was the
money in this deal. He and Rupp were long time friends and Pat
didn't need the ego boost of being known as the driver and owner.
So, for years most everyone thought that Rupp was the owner and
Pat was just the driver. Not so.
Dakin at the hit in 1971,
no track ID.
Staging at Indy
Up in smoke during the
Smokin hard at Bristol
circa 1970. ID anyone?
Hank Westmorland in the
seat of Don Johnson's Beachcomber.