BILL HITE SUPERMODIFIED

  • 4 months ago
    Bill built us a car in the winter of 1973 and 1974.  If was driven by Wayne McNally out of Dallas, the # 20 Lot'a Luck.
    We later sold it to John McClaren and it became the Green # 13.  Being around Bill was different to say the lest.
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      Today, 57 minutes ago
      I would love to drive one of these. My brother used to have one when I was younger, but I wasn't ever allowed to ride in it because I was too small. I need to get my hands on one of these!

  • Sonny Upton. (Private)
    1 year 1 month ago
    FH000012 edited
    Sonny upton drove the yellow 44 built by my father red upton good to see front of the car I can tell you what the back looks like.Good to see the car bill hite built he made great race cars talked to him one night in the pits at mobile speedway.I raced at meyer speedway Jackson miss and mobile I raced with the men that drove his cars at these speedways.I drove the 44 super modified 1970 to1981.I think all the racers that drove these super modifies were a breed like no other and they loved what they were doing.Bought a drum of fuel from Hugh Richards in mobile to take to Jackson miss to meet up with my father and car coming from Texas city.I flipped my super at Jackson speedway 1978 took me 6 months to put it back together.Some where there is a picture of the wreck.
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      4 months ago
      Sonny, I had the honor of being around your father, the year that Wayne Mcnally drove for him.  He was a good man.  Walter Maynard

      Sonny upton drove the yellow 44 built by my father red upton good to see front of the car I can tell you what the back looks like.Good to see the car bill hite built he made great race cars talked to him one night in the pits at mobile speedway.I raced at meyer speedway Jackson miss and mobile I raced with the men that drove his cars at these speedways.I drove the 44 super modified 1970 to1981.I think all the racers that drove these super modifies were a breed like no other and they loved what they were doing.Bought a drum of fuel from Hugh Richards in mobile to take to Jackson miss to meet up with my father and car coming from Texas city.I flipped my super at Jackson speedway 1978 took me 6 months to put it back together.Some where there is a picture of the wreck.
      • Tim.Shaddock (Private)
        3 months ago
        Sonny, I was a kid when I met your dad Wayne McNally and Walter Maynard and I would drive.to Houston so Wayne could drive the 44 that was great car ran like it was tied to a string.
  • Mike Kimble (Private)
    6 years 9 months ago
    FH000012 edited
    My father, Riley Kimble, was one of the owners of this car, along with the leader of their group Ben Adams and two other owners, Hascal Lowery and Nelson Smith. The car is a Bill Hite built car. It was never run as a four wheel drive, always rear wheel drive only. The car won features in Jackson, Miss and in a special supermodified race held at the old Baton Rouge, LA 5/8 mile. Ikey Jerome was the only driver to drive it except for one night when Ronald Ellsworth drove the car when Ikey was in Oxford watching his son, Scott, play football In one Liberty Bell 300 in Houston the A-frame broke early in the race, they replaced it, and made up a bunch of laps finishing high up in the finishing order. Ikey was recognized after the race by the announcer for putting on such a good performance. Thanks for restoring a true Kimble family memory. Visit Toby Taylor's web site - www.misschicken.com - for some other great supermodified pictures from the Mississippi area.
  • 6 years 10 months ago
    FH000012 edited
    Bill Hiter built a lot more 2 wheel drive rear engined cars than he did 4 wheel drive. I think he only built about 4, 4 wheel drive cars. One was the big block that Freddy Graves drove at Oswego, the rest were small blocks. The one I have is a small block model. If the owners of this car need any help with parts or suspension they should give me a call. I built jigs for all the a frames etc. on my car before we raced it at Oswego the first time.
  • June York (Private)
    6 years 11 months ago
    RIGHT FRONT
    My dad's comment when he saw this photo:

    Bill Hite understood steering geometry ie, Roll Centers, bump steer etc before understanding such stuff was cool !
  • Rocketracer (Private)
    7 years 2 months ago
    FH000012 edited
    Pat,
    This car was driven by Ikey Jerome out of Wesson, Mississippi. I think he may have been the only one to ever drive it. It belonged to Ben Adams and I don't know if it was bought directly from Hite or if it had raced elsewhere first. I also think they only raced it in the south, mainly with the Houston Modified Club out of Texas, but I could be wrong about that. If I remember right, it was a two wheel drive car only.
  • K Pursell (Private)
    7 years 2 months ago
    front
    The old girl's still fighting to get back rolling to have a shot at the front I remember when they first brought these thing to P'cola and Mobile We thought what in the hell is that but we raced against em and watched em and most of us liked him
  • cdnmodman (Private)
    7 years 4 months ago
    FH000012 edited
    Wow, what a find, I remember seeing a few Bill Hite creations run up at Oswego New york. They were some pretty fast machines. Remember Chet Fillip handling one and I think Freddy Graves drove the four week drive version.Great pics. Post the
    restorations pics as work goes on.

    Thanks for podting !!

    Rick
  • pat york (Private)
    7 years 4 months ago
    FH000012 edited
    any idea who ran this car??-- also notice offset steering wheel-- could this have been a 4- wheel drive car at one time??
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