|Photo ID #||N08.25.17_005_HAS_UNK_0070MINI_1|
|Driver (s) :||Don Hassler|
|Photographer:||John Gallant, Sr.|
|Photo provided by:||Tom Gray|
Comment from Tom: Don Hassler drove this
twin car to the blue #3 Mustang driven by Bob Trafford in the AMSA
sanctioned events. A pretty trick chassis featuring a bolt-on front clip
complete with independent tubular suspension. Chassis built by Trafford and
Hassler, body by George Unfried (aka Unfriedís Custom Shop).
During this time, Trafford was the club president and Hassler the vice president. Chuck Dublivick (sp?) bought the car, changed the body and kept the number. During the rare day shows at Flemington (I believe it was the day they ran every possible division that existed) Hassler caught the turn 2 fence and flipped in spectacular fashion tearing the front clip off the car. Scary because these cars were very light and the tubing was questionable for such punishment. The good news is Don and the car were back on the track the following race if I remember correctly.
Bill Nemec out of Flemington put the lettering on the car....It was a cool little speedster!
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I ended up with the sister car, (Traffordís). I traded Dan Erkaboni a Yamaha 650 for it when I got back from Navy duty in San Diego. Ran it from 1981 till I wrecked it in 1984 at New Egypt. These cars had a lot of innovations. This was before we out-priced the class.