What do you get when you add a person with their own garage, tools and
talents, truck parts in the back yard just waiting for something to happen, a model, chop
ped up and built and an imagination?
Well, keep reading and find out!
Jimmy Johnson lives in North Central Iowa and has been doing these builds since 1965. You can see his work via his
Facebook page. He has quite a collection of builds, which hopefully, we will be able to showcase here in the future.
Let’s just jump right in and see what you get when you mix it all together.
Let’s just start simple. What is the Make, Model and Year of your truck?
Now, the rest of the story
Jimmy and the owner, Don Warneke, took the truck to the Good Guys Auto Cross Event over the weekend. (June 30 – July 2, 2017). Below is his account of what happened.
We arrived on Friday morning and went straight to the Autocross track.
Don spun the car at the finish line on his 3rd run. We went and had the car scaled and saw we needed to make a few adjustments. The car handled better after that. His fastest lap was 52 seconds.
On Saturday Al Unser Jr. went for a ride in the 56 for a lap and gave us some more tips on things we could work on to go faster.
He didn’t quite qualify for the final 16 car shoot out, of 12 Pro cars and only 4 others. However, as we were getting ready to pack up and leave, a GOODGUYS judge showed up and gave the car a Wild Card Award, “JUST BECAUSE IT’S NEAT”.
We cleaned the 56 up a little and moved it to The Winner’s Circle parking lot and came again on Sunday to join the Winners Parade to pick up the Award. Everyone loved the little truck and tons of photos were taken and many interviews were given.
Big shout-out to Ed Siems of Ed’s Photography for the photos he took at the Goodguys event.