jim parks midwest nostalgia pro stock association

JIM PARKS

Crew Chief: Lyle Frydenlund
Crew Members: Jim (Jose) Brannan, Mike McConnel
Car Owner: Jim Parks

VEHICLE: 1970-1/2 Chevrolet Camaro

CAR NUMBER: 226

ENGINE: 427 BBC

TRANSMISSION: Turbo 400

BUILD DATE: March 1970

EXTRA DETAILS: Original Fred Gibb Pro Stock

SPONSORS: Fred Gibb Chevrolet

ABOUT JIM PARKS

jim parks midwest nostalgia pro stock association

Hometown: Columbus, WI
Occupation: Owner/Mechanic at Parks Automotive
Years in Drag Racing: 10
Hobbies: Car Collector
More info:  Purchased in Feb 1970 from BJ Stott Chevrolet in South Carolina by Jim Little who immediately converted it to compete in Pro Stock with an aluminum 427 RAT.  Car was run with the Dick Harrel Race Team until September 1970.  In 1971, Car was sold to Fred Gibb and run in Super Stock with Herb Fox driving.  At that time it ran a best of 9.98 at 138 MPH.  The car changed hands at least once more and was later acquired and restored to 1971 trim by current owner/driver Jim Parks.  The car carries the original fiberglass hood and front fenders.