Newsletter Vol. III 2006 Ed. #4
John Trumbauer's Lloyd #56 restoration
Posted on 12/18/2006
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John Trumbauer's #56 Lloyd house car was on display at the fall EARHS open house. The car was originally built by Charlie and Mike Lloyd of Highspire, PA for the 1979 central PA super sprint season.

Smokey Snellbaker and the Lloyd sprinter won Syracuse in '79.

Smokey Snellbaker won 12 features for the Lloyds in 1979 and 11 more during the 1980 campaign. In '79 Snellbaker and the Lloyd #56 won at Selinsgrove on 4/28 and 5/19, Port Royal on 6/16 and 7/14, the Hagerstown, MD World of Outlaws feature on 7/18, Williams Grove on 8/3, 8/17, and 8/31, the Port Royal Tuscarora 50 on 9/7, the National Open 100-lapper at Williams Grove on 9/23, and topped the year by winning the Super Nationals on the Syracuse, NY mile on 10/6. 1980 brought the team 4 wins at Port Royal (4/19, 6/14, 7/12, and 8/23), 6 wins at Williams Grove (5/30, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, and 8/15) plus the Penn National World of Outlaws event on 7/17.

The car was then sold to George Ferguson, Sr. for the 1981 season and his son, George, Jr., won 7 more times (Lincoln, 4/25, 7/11, & 7/18, Williams Grove, 7/24 for the All-Stars Series, 9/6, & 10/4, and the Port Royal Tuscarora 50 on 9/11).


John Trumbauer's Lloyd #56 was on display at the EARHS fall open house.

Bob Cox of Lock Haven, PA bought the car from Ferguson after the '81 season and campaigned it at local tracks with a Ford engine. The car was then sold to Fred Ianelli of Macungie, PA, but Ianelli's son raced the car only a few shows with URC before his father suffered a fatal heart attack and the car was parked.

Trumbauer acquired the car from Marty Gorr of Macungie, PA in 2002 and commissioned Mike Lloyd to return the chassis to its '79 configuration and E.J. Kowalski of Reading, PA to complete the mechanical assembly. Dan Willever built the injected Chevrolet engine, while Karl Beamer, who was responsible for the original unique paint scheme and lettering, recreated the famous graphics for this restoration.

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