This vehicle is a 1963 Huffaker Genie Mark VIII with chassis number 001. It is powered by a Ford 6010M unit in V8 configuration and 425 horsepower. It is equipped with a Hewland gearbox and coil over suspension. Goodyear Vintage Racing tires can be found on all four corners.
First V8 powered Genie MK VIII built, owned and raced in 1963 by Dave Ridenour with a BOP Buick Motor. The motor was changed to a Ford unit for 1964. Ridenour was killed in a Sprint Car accident in 1966.
1963: 1st place Colati CA Regions: 1st place Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA; 4th place Pacific Grand Prix Laguna Seca; 2nd place Pacific Raceway, Kent, WA; 16th place Laguna Seca. 1964: DNF Riverside, CA; 15th place Laguna Seca, 3rd Place Pacific Raceway, Kent Wa; 3rd place, Stockton, CA; 1st place Pacific 200, Westwood Canada. 1965: 3rd place Laguna Seca, CA; Pacific Raceway, Kent, WA; 5th place Riverside drive.
Ridenour died in a Sprint Car accident in 1966. Considered by his peer to be a fierce low budget competitor on the track and a soft spoken good guy off the track.Also photographed at :