Rick DeMarco, Hammonton, NJ
'65 Mr. Tomato Dodge (former A990)
Vehicle: Original restored
Original owner: The Lindquest family, Southland Gardens, Aberdeen, Texas
This car was created as an altered wheelbase machine in 1966, and is currently being restored at DeMarco's shop. DeMarco hopes to have it track-ready by June, and plans to run it with the Virginian at specific events. The car will also be powered by a Ray Barton elephant, and, like the Virginian, uses an automatic transmission. This car is special to Rick as he is in the nursery business; the original owners had a 1000-plus acre tomato farm in Texas, hence the name "Mr. Tomato," a business similar to Rick's grandfather's tomato business.Incidentally, Rick also has three other nice vintage restorations: the '65 A990 California Flash, the '64 Flying Carpet Dodge, and Maverick's '63 Max Wedge. Those cars will also see some track time on the east coast during the next 12 months.
April 28: Atco; May 26: Atco; June 30: Atco;
July 28: Atco;
September 23: Atco (S/S race)