Does anyone else remember a black 57 chevy 2dr hardtop that showed up in, I think, Car Craft magazine in about 82 or 83? The feature photo shows the car leaving the line with the front tires about 18" in the air, and the car clearly hooking very hard. This was a drag car running a small block, with Nitrous, and I believe a 4 speed transmission and ladder bars. If I recall correctly after all these years, it was tubbed and ran 14 X 32 firestone slicks. It ran some wicked fast times for the early 80's and was one of the early nitrous warriors. The owner was Ron Filkins, and his wifes name was either Linda or Lydia. It ran without a front bumper, and had a beautiful black straight body. I am pretty sure that Ron lived in the Southern California area. So does anyone else remember this car and does anyone know if it still exists?
I know it's an old thread but I happened to find it looking for something else and thought that I'd add a picture. I live in the next city north and have seen the car before. What a shame it had to be put to pasture as a prop instead of spending more days at the track.