At right is the
competitor’s view of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s latest creation,
designed for show and go, the fiberglass car (?) displays fine workmanship
and, if you dig it, way out styling and mechanics.
At the left,
“Big Daddy” himself, a self-professed egotist and vagabond, smiles for
the camera alongside the Orbitron. Ed
admits that Dirty Doug and Dick Cook assisted him greatly in building the
, sprayed 10 coats of Candy Blue lacquer over Doug’s handiwork.
Pinstripping and chrome make the car a standout.
Acry Plastics came through with a massive bubble for Roth.
The engine, far
left, along with the rod’s frame and running gear, was completely chrome
plated by Model Plating in
. The 283” Chevy features a
Howard mystery cam and Edlebrock triples.
Left, under the
bubble top is a plush interior featuring the handiwork of Ed himself.
The accessories include a Cragar steering wheel,
stick, Dixco tach, Cal Custom brake pedal, Moon gas pedal.
for AA/SC class (show car), the Orbitron runs a chromed box-type frame,
1956 Chev rear-end, Morris Minor torsion bars at rear, 1940 Ford steering
and chromed wheels by Astro.