Richard L. "Dick" German
1938 - 2007
This 1933 Chevrolet stock car was co-owned by Dick German and Tom Barclay, both of Arlington, Kansas. This photo was taken just before the car was permanently dismantled:
"The transmission had already been removed. (Note the acute angle of the engine.) The engine (with aluminum timing gear, insert rods and .125 off the head) went into a '46 Chevy half-ton (pickup) I was driving. The front axle went under a trailer. The balance, (a) 1933 Chevy passenger (car) frame, half-ton pickup rear end, 3-inch boiler flue roll bars, Chevrolet centers in 15-inch Buick wheels reversed, was cut up and hauled to Midwest Iron in Hutchinson (Kansas). The body (a 1933 Chevrolet 2-door sedan) was not worth the gas to cut it up so it was dumped in a tree row to be resurrected thirty years later.
The Reno County Young Democrats had agreed to pay $25 for the advertising, later reneging on the deal."
~ ~ ~ Tom Barclay
Photograph from the Tom Barclay collection