The #400 Hot Rod

Driven by

Francis John “Frankie” Lies

1926 - 2006


Frank Lies in the #400 he drove at Cejay Stadium in Wichita, Kansas for owner C. W. Sampson in 1948 - Jim Edwards photo




C. W. Sampson sold this car to L. E. Pickrel, Sr. over the winter of 1948-1949.  Pickrel was a Ford dealer in Scott City, Kansas and this photo is believed to have been taken in the garage of his dealership.  Frank Lies had rolled the older car during a race at Scott City so this is the new car that Pickrel built to replace that one.  One week after this photo was taken, Lies rolled this hot rod during a race at Dodge City, Kansas - Lies collection




Owned by Leroy Eugene Pickrel, Sr. and driven by Frank Lies, this car won the Southwest Kansas Hot Rod Championship in 1949 - Lies collection