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Jim Kramer, Butler, PA'65 The Honker DodgeVehicle: Original restoredOriginal owner: Bud Faubel, Chambersburg, PennsylvaniaMaking its debut at Bruce Larson's East Coast Drag Racing Festival in November with original owner Bud Faubel himself in attendance, the just-completed Honker Dodge may be the most important altered-wheelbase machine to be restored this year. This car won the race at Beeline in the spring of 1965 and was a major east coast player during the two years Faubel owned it. Unlike virtually all of the other Amblewagon vehicles, this one had not suffered from years of rusting and outdoor storage. Redone in meticulous fashion by noted car builder Dan Fuller of Ohio, the car will be the cornerstone of restoration-parts specialist Jim Kramer's collection. Plans now call for a serious motor to be built so the duck-adorned beast can again return to the track; at this time, Jim isn't certain that will happen this year. Once finished, Jim plans to drive it as an exhibition car before retiring it for good. We'll keep you posted.