PLAYLAND CARS TODAY...
Where are they now?
They are as rare as hen's teeth. but as we find them, we'll post them here.
Ed Morris's Chevelle? Sunset or Playland, or both?
My Chevelle. A verified Playland veteran. Is it the last surviving Bronco/Super? I just bought it from Jim Foote. It was his Roy Foote's (his Dad's) car. Last raced 28 plus years ago at Playland and Sunset. Jim dragged it from it's resting place on Lime Kiln Road, north of Council Bluffs, Ia. It has no motor or trans but most of the car is there. It has a Franklin 3/4 ton truck rear and 1960 Chevy 3/4 ton front spindles on a 57 Chevy frame. It has tubular upper "A" arms and double shocks with rear leaf springs. Jim made all the wheels for this car. The Footes bought it from Mike Tyson. It has a long way to go! It is one of the very few survivors. In fact, so far it's the only bronco/hobby stock survivor I have physically seen.
There are two Playland coupes in the picture below. The #47 car was built and raced by Don Ronk at Playland. The #95 car was raced by Ernie Bonney Sr. at Playland and Sunset. Jeremy Franks now owns the 47 car. All of these cars are still racing.
The #81 car was raced by Rich Ferguson at Playland in the sixties and is still raced today with GOTRA..
Jeremy Franks' 11m car (soon to be #66) was raced by Don Ronk (as #34) at Playland in the 1967 season and is still raced today with GOTRA.. Don sold it to Rex Baller, later John Ferguson and Jerry Bonney and Rocky Fagen. It has come full circle to this website 35+ years later.