#5 JOHN MASON, GILBERTSVILLE, NY
Sprint? or Modified? John Mason @ Heath Memorial 2006
THIS IS BUD HINMANS 1969 MIDSTATE TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP CAR,
'THE BUG'. NOTING A 'SMALL DISCREPENCY' IN THE RULES, BUD
PROCURED A SUPERMODIFIED CHASSIS FROM MICHIGAN AND FITTED
THE FORMER BILL SCHULTZ #18, 1934 FORD BODY TO IT. BUD
FASHIONED HIS OWN REAR WHEELS, ADDED A 1957 OLDS REAR AND
SMALL BLOCK TO COMPLETE THE PACKAGE WHICH DOMINATED THE
OTSEGO COUNTY OVAL FOR ONE YEAR. IT WAS SUMMARILY
DISQUALIFIED AFTERWARDS AND BUD HEADED NORTH TO WATERTOWN
TO COMPETE. IT IS NOW PROUDLY DISPLAYED BY MEMBER JOHN
MASON WHO ALSO USES THE CAR TO HOUSE HIS PET 'SNEEKY' DA
RUBBER SNAKE.
Heath Memorial 2006 with 1966 Dave Kneisal trophies
Sneeky don't bite..or eat much either..
What do you think it weighed....?
Photo's by Nicole Ackerman
Photo courtesy of 'Coupe and Coaches' Website
Bud @ Midstate in 1969, he built his own rear wheels for the car
and could touch either of them while he sat in the cockpit.