Beebe & Mulligan 1968




For the 1968 season Frank Huszar of Race Car Specialties front-halved the 1967 Beebe Bros. & Sixt chassis and Tom Hanna added a nose piece. George Cerny applied a green stripped paint scheme. And that is where this Beebe & Mulligan story begins.


Famed motorsports artist, Kenny Youngblood's first effort. It hangs on Jerry Hayes' wall in Oregon.



The 1968 car made its debut at the NHRA Winternationals. Here Mulligan oversees the official "weigh in".



Note: This is the photo Kenny Youngblood did the above painting off of.


1968 Winternationals




The eyes of a champion


Beebe & Mulligan




Chuck Ridgley doing the bottom end.



In the pits at Fremont




Irwindale, 1968





Mulligan on parade at the 1968 PDA Meet at Lions.


Two more action shots from the 1968 PDA Meet illustrate the handle Beebe had on the clutch.



Great action shot of John entering the topend lights, just pulling the chute.
Paul Hutchins photo



NHRA US Nationals, Indianapolis, IN








Sacramento Raceway



Orange County International Raceway, Irvine, CA



In late 1968 Mulligan got his funny car license in the ill-fated "Ratty Cat" Chevy powered Cougar. The following season both Gerry and John would suffer fatal accidents.



Lions Drag Strip, Long Beach, CA. That's Chuck Ridgley in the pickup bed, Richard Beebe behind the car with his hand over his mouth (no doubt from the nitro), Dave Beebe bent down next to him (see the flat top?), Larry Sutton is the starter.




John Mulligan and NHRA Division Director Dale Ham in 1968.


Related Story: AA Fabulous



In September of 1968 Tim and John decided that their current car wasn't going to take them to the next level so they ordered a new RCE (Woody Gilmore) car. The old car was sold to Leland Kolb (above) who ran it a few times locally with a late model hemi (426) then sold it to Jim Reed in Australia (below).


These four shots of the car in Australia are by Steve Thomas /





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