For the 1968 season
Frank Huszar of Race Car Specialties front-halved the 1967 Beebe
Bros. & Sixt chassis and Tom Hanna added a nose piece. George
Cerny applied a green stripped paint scheme. And that is where
this Beebe & Mulligan story begins.
Famed motorsports artist,
Kenny Youngblood's first effort. It hangs on Jerry Hayes' wall
The 1968 car made its
debut at the NHRA Winternationals. Here Mulligan oversees the
official "weigh in".
Note: This is the photo Kenny Youngblood
did the above painting off of.
The eyes of a champion
Beebe & Mulligan
Chuck Ridgley doing
the bottom end.
In the pits at Fremont
Mulligan on parade at
the 1968 PDA Meet at Lions.
Two more action shots
from the 1968 PDA Meet illustrate the handle Beebe had on the
Great action shot of
John entering the topend lights, just pulling the chute.
NHRA US Nationals, Indianapolis, IN
County International Raceway, Irvine, CA
In late 1968 Mulligan got his funny car license in
the ill-fated "Ratty Cat" Chevy powered Cougar. The
following season both Gerry and John would suffer fatal accidents.
Lions Drag Strip, Long
Beach, CA. That's Chuck Ridgley in the pickup bed, Richard Beebe
behind the car with his hand over his mouth (no doubt from the
nitro), Dave Beebe bent down next to him (see the flat top?),
Larry Sutton is the starter.
John Mulligan and NHRA
Division Director Dale Ham in 1968.
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In September of 1968 Tim and John decided
that their current car wasn't going to take them to the next
level so they ordered a new RCE (Woody Gilmore) car. The old
car was sold to Leland Kolb (above) who ran it a few times locally
with a late model hemi (426) then sold it to Jim Reed in Australia
These four shots of
the car in Australia are by Steve Thomas / www.visualvelocity.net
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