Our friend Travis at Roy Boy Productions has a host of photos online, huge thank you for coming out and capturing the show!!
Here are a few of my favorites!
Kennedy – Scroggs
Denver Timing Association T-33
Chevy men to the bone, Cal Kennedy and Don Scroggs met at the telephone company in the early 50’s, in the parking lot of course, over the fender of Cal’s 1941 Chevy Coupe. The two had the wild idea to take on the flathead Fords of the region with a 1936 Chevrolet pick-up Scroggs had eye-balled over a neighbor’s fence. They swapped in the motor from Cal’s coupe and threw an intake and garage made split exhaust at it and off to the Cam Winder’s Dirt-Drag strip east of Colorado Springs.
In early 1953 Cal found a 1934 Chevy Roadster body in Englewood for $5, they moved the motor back 25% of the wheelbase, dropped it down in the chassis, channeled the roadster shell and sectioned it vertically to align the rear wheels with the wells. The car was a staple at the local drag meets and was at the 1953 Hot Rod Hill Climb.
The boys caught wind of a round track car in Winona, Kansas equipped with a full house Wayne 12 port Chevy six. A deal was struck and they brought it home. The new mill was right at home in the T-33 roadster and it was a force to reckon with. The car was again run at the 1954 Hot Rod Hill Climb and won the “B” Open Class with a time of 2:45:52. They campaigned the Wayne at the Lowry Air
Force Base hosted Drag Safari of 1955 and made it into Hot Rod Magazine September 1955.
The final configuration of the car was in dragster form, still on the narrowed 1936 truck frame, motor moved way back and the seat behind the rear axle. They competed for Top Eliminator in 1958 and won. That was the end of T-33, the car and chassis has been gone for years, the motor well kept in Cal’s crawl space.
Mike Nicholas of Nick’s Garage started the recreation of Cal’s T-33 before the 2013 Hot Rod Hill Climb anniversary event by chasing down a 1936 truck chassis. Cal reassembled the motor with all the original parts. It was July 2014 when the motor finally fired after a 55 year slumber, and Don’s son Dave Scroggs was there to hear the motor his dad boosted about run for the first time of his life. Dave and friends Tom Wentworth and Phil Trill were instrumental in the recreation of T-33.
Cal kicked off the 2014 Hot Rod Hill Climb with his wife LuAnne shotgun in T-33. It took a few men to push start the car, and Cal was off like lightening. The event was also capped with Mike Nicholas, Hot Rod Hill Climb promoter, taking the checkered flag with his Sweetheart Amy in T-33.
Read more at www.hotrodhillclimb.com
by mike nicholas
We have a limited number (only 100) of this original artwork by Jeff Norwell, and hand screen printed by Tiny Bird Press.
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Huge shout out to our newest sponsors, helping with props and so much MORE!!
I owe these guys a lot more than this blog post, but I need to let you know now, these guys ROCK!
Troy Hastings was at the event last year and he is a HUGE supporter!
He has gone out of his way this year to make sure this 60th Anniversary Hot Rod Hill Climb event is EPIC! He got all of these vendors together to provide a spectacular scene for the event!
Over 600 feet of barricades, Sandwich Board Signs, Paint, Start and Finish Towers, Information Tower, they are coming to set-up the event too… thank these guys for the props!
The scene will be spectacular!!
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Here is a quick glimse of the line up, some of the cars you will see at the Hot Rod Hill Climb!
Locals Charlie Clark and Darrell Mayabb got together and made a book!
It’s all fun as Charlie takes his freinds and “Sprinkles Chilie Pepper on them” to make a funny enjoyable adventure in a 40 Ford.
It’s published by Flathead Press,LLC.
It’s available on Amazon here
We have 3 copies signed by both the author and illustrator along with posters to give away at the Hot Rod Hill Climb on September 13th, 2014!
And Charlie says he will be at the event selling books, don’t miss it!
“I have a lot of friends that participate in the “old car” hobby. I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it be fun to write some stories and include them?”
BUT, since they are all people much more normal than me, I need to keep their personalities intact but sprinkle some chili pepper on them to create adventures of which they become an integral part. While driving coast to coast and border to border twice in one year, I had plenty of time to think about some crazy adventures that one might get into with an old hot rod car.” more
Get ready for the 2014 Hot Rod Hill Climb, September 12th and 13th!
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