1965 Funny Car Revisits 1963 Jayhawker Plymouth
Chet Gibbs, Mooresville, IN
'63 Jayhawker Plymouth
Vehicle: Original restored.
Original owner: Jon Thorne, Valdosta, Georgia
Best e.t.: 9.94/136 mphPerhaps one of the more traveled vehicles on the AWB circuit has been Chet Gibbs' Jayhawker Plymouth, which was built in mid-1965. Since restoration in the early '90s, Gibbs has certainly garnered notoriety for high wheelstands in the Hemi-powered beast. In 2002, he has not finalized his travel plans, but normally races against the old Jake's Speed Equipment Plymouth. The car is unique in that it's an original '63 Max Wedge model with '64 fiberglass parts redone in 1965; Thorne barnstormed across the nation during the '65 and '66 race seasons and then graduated to a faster car. It also ran with a supercharged Max Wedge before receiving the altered wheelbase back in the day, making it one the first supercharged stockers as well. The fact that Gibbs is still willing to put it up on its back bumper on occasion is very cool. View Related Article