West waffled for a time on weather or not to debut the car, unfinished, at the 2000 California Hot Rod Reunion. It was thankfully decided to do so - the main reason being that Foster's work was simply too nice not to show before being painted and chromed. Here Dave poses with Tim Beebe and Chuck Ridgley who was an original crew member.

 

 Beebe & Mulliagan at CHRR 2000

 Beebe & Mulliagan at CHRR 2000

Beebe & Mulliagan at CHRR 2000

Beebe & Mulliagan at CHRR 2000

Beebe & Mulliagan at CHRR 2000

Beebe & Mulliagan at CHRR 2000

Even without its unique green stripped color scheme, the car was immediately recognizable. Drag racers old and young poured over this masterpiece the entire weekend. The complements flowed like champaign at a million dollar wedding... so did more than a few tears. Nobody with any sense of drag racing history could forget this car and its driver or their fate at the 1969 US Nationals. Dave West could not have made a greater tribute to not only the late John Mulligan but also to his partner, Tim Beebe.

 

 

 

 

 


As most fans know, the nose piece was not on the car that faithful day at Indy so it survived in tact. The nose of the nose survived to this day and was used to match the paint exactly.

 

 

On Saturday West removed the entire body to reveal the "naked" car - hiding nothing. The words flawless, perfect, beautiful, bitchin and just plain wow were heard in abundance. And now for you viewing pleasure, enjoy these shots of B&M undressed.
Tom West Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 


Throttle pedal and driveline cover

 

 

 


Torsion bar and steering

 


Fuel tank

 

 


Dual disc breaks

 


Master Cylinder.

 


Hilborn 175-2 Fuel pump.

 


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