1970 Sox & Martin Pro Stock
Plymouth Duster Tribute
On May 15th, 1970 Herb received a call from Buddy Martin to drive the #2 team car for Sox & Martin, a 1970 Plymouth Duster. The car was originally constructed by Dave Christie at the Sox & Martin shop and built as a second car for Ronnie, although Ronnie preferred the Plymouth Barracuda. The car was immediately match raced on a weekly basis and in July of 1970, got its first NHRA final round with a runner up to Dick Landy. Herb went on to win Pro Stock the first time it was contested at the US Nationals in 1970. Herb continued his winning streak at the AHRA Nationals in Amarillo, Texas. The car was raced through the end of the year but on the trip home from Ontario it was totaled in a towing accident. This is a tribute I had made for Dad by Greg Fernald from SS/AFX in New River, AZ. At Carlisle 2019, this car was debuted to Dad, who had no idea this was a project from the previous year.