Three Wheels Rollin'!
By Troy Cagle
Cook Bros. & Jahns' wild three
wheeler laying down a fogbank at San Gabriel
Photo thanks to Troy Cagle
How's this grab ya? This is San Gabriel in 1963 (talk about your exposed drivers!)
This looks like Kenny Ellis, but it's not -- although he did have some input in the car
(i.e., the front end). The car is the Cook Brothers & Jahns small Dodge 241 Hemi
with a 4-71 blower on fuel. This was perhaps one of the most unique cars ever run. A
three wheel, jack start sidewinder -- about as rare as it gets! I saw it run several
times -- and being a 'Winder Guy' -- I hung around with these guys a bit... The car
worked real good, and was somewhat competitive in its day. Very quick in the first
eighth mile! (They did have a nose for the winder; it's just not on
the car here).