If you always wanted to get into land speed racing here’s your opportunity, the car has race history at the flats back to the 50’s. Larry Goldsberry, a member of the Roadrunners, purchased the car from Tom Beatty around 1957, I’m not sure if this was originally the car that Tom had featured in the first hop up magazine under the article “Beatty’s Rust Bucket” or if it was a different car that Tom had. Either way Larry Goldberry campaigned the car in the late 50’s, Larry sold it to the Valenzuela brothers, Dick and Lupe, around 1962.  The brothers updated the running gear to a 301 chevy  around 1964, it was at this time that it got a repaint and lettering/ artwork done at Ed Roth studios.  The brothers ran the car until the mid 70’s when they built a street roadster class car to run at the lakes and “The Mind Blower” got put on the back burner. The car spent the next 35 or so years in storage in the L.A. area until a buddy of mine found it about 7 or 8 years ago. At the time I had been helping several friends run their cars at the lakes and contemplating building my own, when the opportunity came along to purchase a car with real history I decided to jump in.

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Location: Escondido, California, United States