Saturday, March 18, 2006

Shockwave



Les Shockley's Shockwave. What more can be said. Built for the 1976 season, Les became a trend setter and inovator in the jet car ranks.

Developed the large fire ball, bright colored car, and fireworks on start up was always a crowd pleaser. And the car performed! Right out the gate, she was a mover!

After a few years, Les full of new ideas sold the car to Hayden Proffitt. Hayden renamed the car the Hot Streak. Keeping with the wild colors and performance through his time with the car.

Later the car was sold to Bill Carter who ran it for a number of years. Word has it, that the car ended up damaged and parked in the mid 90's.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Mike Jackson said...

I know where this car is.
It has been wrecked due to a chute failure. Bill Carter still owns the car minus the motor.
It can be put back together.
Any interest out there?
Mike

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good News!! The car is back in the hands of its creator. Yes, Les Shockley has ol #1 back. It will be rolled into the shop in 2 weeks for a complete restoration and out fitted with a late J34-48. Enabling it to reach speeds of 275 mph!! Keep your eyes open, ol #1 is on its way back!!

HotScott

1:17 PM  

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