1964 Max Wedge Plymouth Afternoon Delight
Bruce Toth wrote:
Here are some photos of my 1964 Max wedge Plymouth called Afternoon Delight that I raced from 1975 to 1981.
The car was campaigned in western Pa. and in eastern Ohio.
Some people may remember the car as a black car named Naders Raiders, raced by Ray Nader of Cochranton, Pa.
That is whom I purchased the car from.
Ray raced the car for several years and became a feared competitor. I can remember taking my 1968 Dart race car to the local track and seeing Ray win Sunday after Sunday, and joking with my friends that someday I would own that car. Then one fall day I got a call from a fellow racer informing that the Nader's Raiders car was for sale. I called A.S.A.P. and went to look at the car, soon after I purchased it from Ray.
Not only did I purchase the car but I gained a life-long friend. After buying it I changed the car's color to blue and white and continued in Ray's winning fashion. Like everyone else I wanted to go faster and sold the car and bought a 78 Colt 440 car, that was a mistake I wish I still had the '64!
I raced the Colt for several years and then sold it.
Still wanting to stay in Drag Racing I talked a friend into looking for a '62 Dodge for me on one of his trips to Arizona. Just by luck he found a real nice 1962 330 2 dr. ht. body and brought it back for me! This is the car I am building at the present.
Great story and neat vintage photos!
We'll look forward to checking out your 1962 Dodge!
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