76 - Joe Caspolich - Gulfport, MS

Owner - T.G. "Blackie" Blackwell

Modified - Speedbowl Park - 1955

Pictures Donated by Joel Whittington

Picture courtesy of Jack Brown

As told by Mississippi Racing Historian Jack Brown: Notice the silver dome in the middle of the cowl.  I'd forgotten that unique piece of engineering.  That was an old 30's model Chevy headlight bucket.  It contained the tach, oil pressure gauge, and water temp  gauge.  I'd never seen one put like that before, but it was set up for the gauges to be in easy view of the driver.  Those mechanics at Blackwell's dealership were a sharp bunch of dudes for their day.