Retro Rockets
Vintage 60's and early 70's supermodifieds

Feature Page - Restoration of Jim Cheney #1

Tom Robichaud sent in some information on the restoration of the Jim Cheney red, white, and blue number 1. This car is in the process of restoration by Kris Trefethen of Epping, NH. Please feel free to contact him through Stephanie Trefethen or phone him at 603-679-5453. He would be more than happy to show his fine work in restoring Jim Cheney's car.

If you have any old pictures of this car or other information, we would love to add it to this page. Please send them in to RetroRockets and for pictures, please include a description, if possible.
Picture File cheney2-s.jpg Jim Cheney wins in the #1.
Picture File cheney1-s.jpg Recent photo of the Jim Cheney #1 at Rick's Rod Shop in Epping, NH.

Mike Thornton writes in: "Jim bought the car from my friend Lou Labrowski. As a teenager,I got involved with the Solvay Automotive 04. Lou was a good friend of Bob Stelter, and the car was built in Lou's garage in Syracuse. The roll cage on the car is from Todd Gibsons-65-66 flintstone Flyer. Lou bought that car from Irish Jack Murphy and ran it in 68. Also sending along a couple of scans-this was one beautiful car and one of the first "wedge" designs at Oswego."
Picture File ld1.jpg Lou Dabrowski in the 85 before it became the Cheney #1.
Picture File ld2.jpg Lou Dabrowski in the 85.