The Gold Coast Roadster & Racing Club SCTA 17th Annual “Gas Up” and Dry Lake Racing Hall of Fame Ceremony was scheduled around the same time as the MOONEYES 12th Annual All Odds Nationals in Japan but I was there. It was important because MOONEYES was voted as the Manufacturer of the Year Inductee to the Hall of Fame so we all went in Buellton, CA at Mendenhall’s Museum of Gasoline Pumps for the award celebration and induction ceremony.
It’s not only about selling parts as a manufacturer. Chico built the Modified Roadster which broke a class record at BNI in 2008, has participated in Dry Lake Racing, and has made a considerable contribution to the sport, which is largely the reason I believe. Of course, it could be since the company has been around so long but when you think about it, there are not many companies like MOONEYES that have been on the sidelines for the Racer.
In 1995, Fred Larsen’s Larsen-Cummins Streamliner was inducted as a Distinguished Vehicle to the Hall of Fame here as well. MOONEYES USA has been open now for 17 years this year. It is a wonderful award to receive.
Mooneyes would like to accept this award on behalf of Bill Jenks, who passed away on October 3, 2009. Bill dedicated his life to the entire speed industry and the thousands of enthusiasts that have Bill’s cam turning in their engine. We are grateful for Bill’s contributions with MOON for more than 50 years and will always cherish the impact he has made on us all.
Thank you very much Bill!