• When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.

Names of race car drivers (or anyone else) that made you scratch your head......


Banned Henchman #27
Staff member
FBBO Gold Member
Local time
6:42 AM
Dec 4, 2009
Reaction score
Pasadena, Texas
Lake Speed comes to mind right off....how bout Will Power? I can see that one....William Power. A buddy of mine has the last name of Powers and could see him naming his daughter Meah Powers. How bout someone with the last name of 'Assman' and well, that's a real last name. There was a girl in high school whose last name was Strong.....the teach called the roll with last names first and he always emphasized the last name and her first name was Nancy. I found out real quick she didn't like it lol. Oh well....never dated her little pissed off self :D
Parnelli Jones had both a Firestone (Service center in Antioch too)
& Goodyear dealership in
IIRC San Leandro or maybe San Lorenzo, Hayward Ca. area
I had many talks with him, cool dude, his office was covered in very cool stuff
he gave me or I got a great deal on my front runners & slicks

A great driver & better man
Ken Miles, died way too young
Cobra & GT40 fame/LeMans, real winner
no matter who the gave the trophy too
Bruce McClarren, the LeMans trophy winner, kicked Ferraris's asses
great engineer too
Carrol Shelby, need I say more
Dan Gurney, he did everything
killer engineer too
A.J. Foytt, great Indy & Baja guy
Mario Andretti,
Drag racer FC driver, Indy racer/champion, F1 Champion, Baja 500-1000
Al & Bobby Unser, Al Jr.
Pikes Peak & Indy champs
Rusty Wallace, my Pontiac & Kodiac compadre
Tony Stewart, dude is every where now
track owner, prof. owner/driver & champion,
midget, indy, sprints/outlaws, now drag racing
I think he tried offroad too
Jeff Gordon, not my favorite
but good driver/racer now owner/TV guy
Richard Petty 'the King'
200+ wins 7 time USAC/NASCAR driver Champion
Jimmy Johnson, another 7 time NASCAR champion,
did well in SODA offroad early too
Kyle Busch
As much as I don't like him personally, he's a good winning driver
Kurt Busch too, dabbled in fast MoPars & P/S too
Last edited:
Dick Landy
Ronnie Sox
Bill 'Grumpy' Jenkins
Dave Hough, AA/A Nanook of the North Fame
reason I 1st built my altereds

23 Ford T F-A Nanook #4 Green Dave Hough.jpg

my 1st
Budnicks 23 T Ford Altered AA-Gas 6-71 Blown 301ci Donovan (1).jpg
Last edited:
John Force
no matter if you like the guy, he's had 17 Championships as a F/C driver
he dabbled in AA/A too
where I 1st saw him

23 Ford T F-A Beaver Hunter John Force Driving Nolan Pritchard car.jpg
Don 'the Snake' Prudhomme, I love that guy (in a none sexual way)
one of the best drag racers ever, real racecars 'without doors' :poke:
Auto Transport Service