Dave with his childhood hero Big Daddy
Dave is a retired businessman in his late 50s.
He has always been a car enthusiast, with a leaning toward Mopar. In 2000, he created the Mopar Community MoparStyle.com. Back in the 60s Dave would spend his allowance on Super Stock Magazine — and his heroes were racers like Dick Landy, Ronnie Sox, and Big Daddy Don Garlits.
While serving in the military in the early 70s (working in the Motor Pool), Dave began both street racing on remote highways in south Florida, and Trophy Night Racing at the local tracks. After his selling his business and retiring in 1998, he bought a 65 Coronet for bracket racing. While at the Monster Mopar Weekend in 2003, Dave discovered that there was a class of early 60s Super Stock racing called Nostalgia Super Stock. He was hooked!
The first few years Dave ran that class at the local tracks and with the Texas Outsiders, but then began to run the NMCA Champion Points Circuit in 2007 season. Of the 100+ NSS drivers who run in NMCA’s points race for NSS, Dave has placed in the Top 10 each year, and in the Top 5 for three of the last four.
In the 2010 season, the Coronet wasn’t ready for the first NMCA race, and so Dave bought the Vitamin C (a well known in NSS circles 63 Plymouth) a week before Bradenton, and sat in it for the first time at the NMCA season opener. He wound up running the 63 Plymouth for the entire 2010 season. For the 2011 season, Dave ran the Vitamin C for the first three races until blowing its engine at Route 66 in Joliet, IL. For the next race he drove the black 65 Coronet his son normally runs (as Dallas couldn’t make the event for family reasons), and won class in it. For the final four NMCA races, Dave press the recently completed Texas Whale into service — so he could work out the kinks for the 2012 season. In 2012, Dave missed winning the Championship by less than one round, won his first NHRA Wally at the Lonestar Shootout, and was voted NMCA’s 2012 “Ambassador of the Year” by the NMCA racers.
Dallas is the 25-year-old son of Dave. He started drag racing, and obtained his NHRA Class IV Super Comp license shortly after turning 16. He was the Texas Outsider Champion for the Nostalgia Muscle car class in 2004 and 2005, and 2nd in 2006.
Dallas started racing in the Nostalgia Muscle Car class of the NMCA Series in 2008, and was 3rd Place in the 2009 Points Championship. In 2010, he moved up to the Nostalgia Super Stock Class, and placed in the Top Ten for Championship Points — despite having to miss the first race, and sorting out new car teething problems. He was again in the Top 10 for 2011 for the NMCA — and was voted Crew Member of the Year by the drivers.
In 2012, was runner up at the first NMCA race in Bradenton. He moved into the “Big Red Ram” after the second race, and despite a less than memorable moment of the new engine blowing during qualifying in its debut — Dallas still managed being in the Top 10 for Championship Points for 2012.
Dallas is the Crew Chief for all of the Team Cars, and shares in driving the race rig duties.