This photo dates to late 1969. We know this because this is the ’65 Plymouth Super Stocker that Arlen Vanke built with one purpose in mind—to smoke the SS/C record, where Bill Jenkins and the Chevy guys were enjoying a cushioned index going toward the 1969 World Finals in Dallas. Since the index was based on the current class record, Akron Arlen put this car together quickly—with some factory help, took it to the last divisional race of the year at National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio, and reset the record in a Sunday evening final-round charge (after missing a chance during the record runs on Saturday). He hammered the number so hard that the ZL1 cars could not even qualify at Dallas the next month. He is seen here at St. Thomas, Ontario, soon after.