Thursday, March 4, 2010

Twin's Turbo Terror

Photo: Roy Gerritson

Identical twins Jerry and Gary Mallicoat became the scourge of the gasser ranks when they unveiled their twin turbocharged B/Gas Willys at the 1965 Winternationals. The brothers had previously won the 1964 Winternationals B/Gas trophy with a more conventional 6-71 blower but quickly made the change when they realised the horsepower available from the new setup. This method of induction was virtually unheard of at the time, but that didn't stop the boys from shutting down all the biggest names. The fans must have been at a loss to see the blue Willys, with no scoop poking through the hood, run away from the Stone, Woods and Cook
Swindler B for a convincing win in the final.

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