Concept Carz Home Concepts and PrototypesAbout Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed
 
 ManufacturersArrow PictureBalchowskiArrow Picture1959 Balchowski Ol Yaller Mark III 
 

1959 Balchowski Ol Yaller Mark III news, pictures, specifications, and information

Ol' Yaller Mark III was the third car in a series of ten racecars built by Southern California hot Rod legend Max Balchowski. Constructed in his garage on Hollywood Boulevard, it has a tube chassis and an aluminum body built from plans drawn in chalk on the shop floor. Ol' Yaller is powered by a 414-cubic inch Buick 'nailhead' v-8 engine, a popular choice among hot rodders of the day. Balchowski's cars were regarded as refined junkyard dogs and were therefore compared to the similarly named dog in Disney's film Old Yeller (1957), hence the name. In reality, the cars were well engineered, as evidenced by their victories over the exotic Jaguars, Ferraris, and Maseratis of the day.

Awards / Races:

Cal Club Regional - Pomona 1961

Riverside Grand Prix October 15, 1961. Ron Bucknum - Qualified 12th, Finished 5th.

Riverside Divisional Races June 22, 1963. Ron Bucknum - Won the race.

Riverside Pacific Coast Championship February 2, 1963. Bob Drake - Won the race.

Pomona Grand Prix April 20, 1963. Ron Bucknum - Won the race.

Track Record - Pomana 1961 - Bob Drake.
Track Record - Pomona 1962 - Ron Bucknum.

Collection of Petersen Automotive Museum. Gift of Dr. Bruce Jacobs

Source - Petersen Museum
Roadster
 
Ol' Yeller Mark III was the third car in a series of nine Ol' Yeller race cars built by Southern California hot rod legend Max Balchowski. Constructed in his garage on Hollywood Boulevard, this car has a tubular chassis and aluminum bodywork, and it is powered by the hot-rodders engine of choice, the 414 cubic-inch Buick V8. All of Balchowski's cars were regarded as refined junkyard dogs and were therefore named after the dog in Disney's 1957 film Old Yeller. Despite this tag, the cars were very well engineered and proved equal to competition from the likes of Jaguar, Ferrari and Maserati.
The Petersen Automotive Museum's Newest Exhibit - Town Cars: Arriving In Style
As the evolution from horse-drawn carriage to the automobile was underway in the early 20th century, Town Cars quickly became a pillar of luxury, sophistication and an illustration of one's status – a counterpoint to the average, mass produced Ford Model T. Los Angeles, (Feb. 18, 2014) – Known as 'Mr. Showmanship,' it's no wonder that Liberace not only owned a town car – a vehicle designed around status and opulence – but took it to the next, flashy level by covering the exterior ...[Read more...]
VIDEO REPORT: NISSAN IDX CONCEPT TOUR CONTINUED IN SUNNY SOCAL, AND THE FAN BASE GROWS
LOS ANGELES – After debuting in Tokyo and playing in Detroit, the acclaimed Nissan IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO concepts held a three-date tour on the West Coast. It was a super-charged string of venues worthy of the world's biggest rock bands, at least in the auto-enthusiast world. Along Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, once described as the 'coolest block in America' by GQ magazine, fans of the concepts were able to get up close and personal with the cars, including speaking with designers a...[Read more...]
RRDC VOTES IN 37 NEW MEMBERS FOR 2013
 HILLIARD, Ohio (Nov. 7, 2013) - Thirty-seven race-car drivers and motorsports professionals have been voted into the Road Racing Drivers Club in 2013. The group includes 13 Regular Members from the open-wheel and sports-car racing ranks, 20 Associate Members and four Honorary Members. The current roster of RRDC members now numbers 440. Voting was held among all current RRDC members. 'This year's crop of new Regular Members truly represents the spirit of the RRDC, as each driver has de...[Read more...]
2013 LA AUTO SHOW® HOSTS INAUGURAL MPG MOTORING INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 AND XBOX ONE
 ◾Top Collectors and Celebrities to Display More Than 60 Unique Vehicles on November 20 ◾More than 60 historic and unique vehicles to be displayed at Gilbert Lindsay Plaza ◾Influential icons, influencers, tastemakers, luminaries, collectors and celebrities to participate ◾The Motor Press Guild will announce its two Innovative Vehicle of the Year Awards at 7:30 AM ◾First-of-its-kind gathering for an international auto show ◾Event replaces the LA Auto Show's traditional opening keynote L...[Read more...]
BOND CAR SURFACES! 007 LOTUS ESPRIT ‘SUBMARINE' CAR TO BE SOLD AT RM'S FORTHCOMING LONDON SALE
• RM Auctions lifts the gavel on the one and only functional submarine car, used in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, at its eagerly awaited central London sale, 8–9 September • Fully functioning submarine car was designed and fitted to propel underwater • The actual car seen, on screen, driving underwater; one of the most famous movie cars of all time • Never before offered for sale • Amazing story of 'lost and found' LONDON (at a top secret location) 28 June, 2013 – 'P...[Read more...]

Arrow Right 1959 Balchowski models
Balchowski Ol Yaller MKII

Collectible: A Gathering of the Exceptional and Captivating
Similar Vehicles
Balchowski Ol Yaller MKII1959 Balchowski Ol Yaller MKII

 
Balchowski: 1951-1960
Similar Automakers
Other models by Balchowski


 
© 1998-2014. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.