"Billy the Kid" Billy "The Kid" Scott.... Drag Racing Art

The Art Of David Carl Peters

$ 25.00

Limited-Edition Print of 660(13"x19") signed and numbered by the artist.
In 1966, Billy "The Kid" Scott was only seventeen years old when he won the Gas Dragster Class at the “Hot Rod Magazine” meet at Riverside Raceway.
The Gas Dragster of Adams, Rasmussen & Scott was the car to beat on any So Cal Track. Gene Adams long known for his engine building prowess in Top Fuel and holding the record at 7.42 also had a gas-burning car. While gene concentrated on the Adams, Warye & Mulligan Top Fueler, 25- year-old teammate John Rasmussen took over the tuning job on the Gas car. Billy “The Kid” (as he was affectionately known) was already a seasoned driver having started racing midgets at the ripe old age of 6. He got his NHRA license when he turned 16 and started driving his Dad’s “Scotty’s Muffler” Chevy Fuel Dragster, running 190mph in his first full pass at Fontana.
Adams, Rasmussen & Scott remained at the top of the National Drag Racing Poll for much of the 1966 season.
In this scene from Billy’s victory at the “Hot Rod Magazine” meet at Riverside in 1966, we see the “Robins Egg Blue” car, is now sponsored by “Hydrohead” (Replacing the familiar Beacons Auto Parts Sponsorship). In this overhead shot, we can Billy lined almost at the edge of the track where there is very little rubber, (in those days, the racers needed raw pavement to try and get traction) he is seen waving to the crowd on his way to another victory...  

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