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Al Satava and the “whoop-Ass” 59 Lloyd. In 1962, I was campaigning my 51 Chevy in Gas class at Thompson. One of my competitors was a guy named Don Holt; he ran the body shop at Glasscock Chevy in Willoughby. He had this little “B”-altered car called “Malfunction”. He and the car went out of my life in the early 70’s. When I found the car in ’98, it had been re-named “Penetration”. The car was still on the altered chassis, but was bent badly and I wanted to restore it to the original 80-inch wheelbase, so I started from scratch on a new chassis. The car has 9-inch Ford disc brakes on early Ford spindles on an altered tube axle. A 671 Dyers blower on a big block Chevy engine, a turbo-350 trans and a 9-inch Ford rear. Doors are functional “suicide” and the body is on hydraulics. With center steering, there’s only room for one. Since the car tips the scales at 3300 lbs, it’s a little sluggish on the ¼ mile, runs mid 11’s @ 120. Even at that, it is still great fun to get to “Drop the hammer” a couple times a year. A note: I won my first trophy at Thompson, in 62, and it was a huge thrill to win another one at Thompson in ’02, 40 years later and have it presented to me by “Big John” Mazmanian. My most prized part of having this car is the deck lid. --- Please note picture.

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