(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – What we have here is a collection of gasser-ishness in the form of 50s and 60s cars. There were a lot more of these things rolling around than what we have pictured here. Quite frankly, we couldn’t squeeze all of them in 10 galleries. There are two more galleries of older iron gasser-style stuff yet to come.
Whether is got a buggy spring, parallel leafs, or whatever for suspension up front the generalization is the same. If its ‘nose up’ then its got that gasser-ish look. At least that’s what ‘they’ say. I’m not totally convinced to be a ‘gasser’ it has to have a lot of front clearance. Plenty of rides in the gasser classes were down in the weeds too. In fact, a bunch of cars that people today call ‘gassers’ don’t even run gasoline, but instead are on alcohol. So much for making a clear definition.
Some of what you’ll see here:
Joe Bridge’s Falcon from the Straight-Axle Mafia.
The ‘Blew by You’ blown ’56
Ryan Pope’s ode to Marty Robbins ‘Big Iron’ ’56
‘Orangle Peel’ ’blown ‘63 Corvette
The gold BBC-powered ’55 with the megaphone header collectors
Dustin Corn’s blown, blue Vette
And the Green ’56 everyone has seen doing this exact same routine at nostalgia events All over the Midwest